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Rib Joint Roadhouse

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34294 Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-661-9500
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Anaheim, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 they treat you like family from the moment you walk in.

Thank Meghan M
Dana Point, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 well). I haven't had a bad meal here yet. They even have live music some... More 

Thank NelsonD148
Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 back.

Thank Sarah A
Stevenson Ranch, California
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168 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Dana Point, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We 've eaten here at least once every couple of months for five or six years. It does have a kind of funky almost dive bar feel to it, which we enjoy. This place is definitely not for trendy gastro pub folks. It is a place that a lot of locals hang out at. There are local bands playing live... More 

Thank 333greenman
San Clemente, California, United States
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212 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

We have not eaten here for a year or so , no real reason just haven't. but we went back saturday night and everything as usual was very good the beef ribs a huge the salad bar is fresh and the side dishes are well done. This place is a bare as much as anything else and the staff are... More 

Thank Kelly C
Maricopa, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

The reastaurant isn't much to look at but don't judge a 'book by its cover'. The food was delicious. The dinner for two was more like for 3 or 4. We we full when we left and even took enough food home for the day lunch!

Thank Sandy F
San Juan Capistrano, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

With six in our party I believe we pretty much tried some of almost everything. There were no complaints about quality, taste, or serving size, though several "doggy bags" were needed.

Laguna Niguel, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Pretty Sketchy place. We really weren't expecting much so the bar was set low. You would at least think the ribs would be good. Ours were very dry. I don't mind paying for good food. The place is not expensive but not worth it at this price. Service was minimal. Don't like to give poor reviews but wouldn't go again.

Thank 1Peripatetic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?