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Rib Joint Roadhouse

34294 Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-661-9500
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible13%
21 Dec 2017
24 Jul 2017
“fun & funky”
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
34294 Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Some of the best beef ribs I've ever eaten. Seriously delicious. The place looks like a hole in the wall, but don't be fooled by appearances. The service was friendly and good and the food outstanding.

Thank Croftcar
Reviewed 25 July 2017

wonderful food & drink, in informal atmosphere. Scarfed down the beef and pork ribs, fresh salad bar. Richie and Neda are great hosts.

Thank MikkiLL1
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We had great entertainment with live music. The ribs were great. We'll be back for sure. The workers were great!

Thank junglelif
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We were in the area for Spring Break and stopped into this really old stinky dive. Many reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp looked good so we decided to drop in. We've had bad experiences with restaurants before but this was the worst ever. BBQ was...More

Thank Art M
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I don't know how a restaurant can stay open with such a bad menu of food. I have sadly tried eating here more than once thinking it may have been a bad day but it was consistently bad.

Thank Cyndi W
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy a drink, good company, and a fun atmosphere. The food and service are always superb. If you're visiting the Dana Point area, stop in and grab a bite to eat. This place is a family run business and...More

Thank Meghan M
Reviewed 27 August 2016

1st and foremost you have to order the Onion Rings (take some time because they are homemade). Have a cocktail or 2. Ritchie will take care of you or maybe Neda. If you are looking for snack food, the chicken tenders are great (homemade as...More

Thank NelsonD148
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Within walking distance of our hotel. Had live music that was fun. The food was very good and the waitress was fun.

Thank sharontraff77
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I shared a plate of ribs because we were not that hungry to each get a plate. The food is absolutely amazing! The staff is friendly and seem to know all the customers. The treat everyone like family. We will definitely be...More

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

We were staying close by at the best western so this was easy for us... The ribs were very good, the chicken was just ok. Prices were good and the server was very nice. The place is pretty drab inside but we didn't mind.

Thank Hhogelund
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34294 Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-9500
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