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Rib Trader

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2710 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-3209
+1 714-744-9288
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Our family has been going to Rib Trader off & on for several years. On a recent visit, the restaurant was almost deserted! We even wondered if it was still open. The decor has been stripped, almost as though in preparation--hopefully--for a much-needed renovation. The setting is tired...but our food was delicious. We have never attended their magic show dinner,... More 

Thank WhyNotLeaveHome
Orange, California
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I enjoyed every meal I've had here. The portions are good as well as the food. They do not seem to get a lot of customers and I believe it is due to it's location as it sits far back on Chapman.

Thank Allyoop77
Placentia, California
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88 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This was probably one of our strangest experiences ever. We walked into this place at the height of the dinner hour (6:30pm) and there was literally NO ONE in the entire restaurant. They also have a Magic Show in the other half--and there were people there, but in the restaurant there was no one. The entire time we ate, only... More 

Thank Gil M
Orange, California
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134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The food here is not good. Much of it seems to have been frozen or prepared foods. The place stays alive with a goofy magic show.

Thank JohnOlsen
corona, United States
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you like BBQ baby back ribs and BBQ chicken you have to try this place. I have eaten here many times with family and friends. We had my older sons college graduation party there and have also purchased food to go for my grandsons gender reveal party, and my dads 70th b-day party ( 15 racks of baby back... More 

Thank Jeff H
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

My wife and I had dinner tonight! it was an all-around totally enjoyable experience! The food was very good, the atmosphere pleasant but what made the night was Jim the waiter. So personable and friendly, we thought we would really like to have him as a friend. He was so nice and a great waiter as well. My wife and... More 

Thank BobbyRose
Grass Valley, California
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143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Ended up finding this place via restaurant.com and really loved our experience. Food was your typical comfort food in huge portions. We came on a non magic show night....so I can't really comment on the atmosphere on that night or the show itself. I just know that after a long day of walking around Disneyland......the good food, large portions, superior... More 

Thank _derekboyes13
Dana Point, California
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We just spent and evening eating at this restaurant and it was really good. The meat was tender and tasty, the ribs and chicken were very good Be sure if you go you bring your appetite. We had the meal for 4 and there was more food then we could eat and it was all good. The service is spot... More 

Thank 4happyfeet
La Mirada, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Well,,once again,my wife and myself decided to have a good meal following one of my wife's many doctor appointments. We were both craving red meat...but where to go without having to travel very far? But,amazingly, I happened to notice a small and modest looking place right across the street from the medical clinic that we had just emerged from. It... More 

Thank Henry B
Orange County, California
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We ended up at the Rib Trader from a Groupon deal. We are always interested in trying new, local restaurants and were encouraged from other local reviews. We ordered a family meal deal which included meat, sides, and cornbread. We ended requesting the meal to go. The décor inside is eclectic, almost as if there is an identity crisis. The... More 

Thank Iluv2hike

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2710 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-3209
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-744-9288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?