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Located in San Juan Capistrano, Bad To The Bone BBQ was established in 2005 after the founders, Marty Wells and Mary Stavros, established a popular catering business known for its “real pit BBQ” – meats that are cooked in a J&R all wood-burning pits over Pecan wood for extended periods of time

With a shared loved of barbecue and horses, Bad to the Bone was built on family tradition. Marty being from Oklahoma, and Mary being a successful show jumping trainer, together through Bad To The Bone BBQ, Marty and Mary continue to be passionate supporters of rodeo, equestrian sports and many other local charities in the community.

Serving USDA Prime and Choice beef that is naturally aged and hand-cut to strict specifications for maximum tenderness and flavor, Bad To The Bone BBQ hosts fans from far and wide who rave about barbecue that melts in your mouth and is full of flavor. With a casual family atmosphere and rustic ambience, guests do not leave disappointed.

Ribs are front and center at Bad To The Bone BBQ, with racks and half racks of beef back ribs, St. Louis pork ribs and baby back pork ribs on the menu. Other popular selections include USDA Prime brisket, Certified Angus beef tri-tip and Carolina pulled pork. Traditional sides include ranch beans, sweet potato fries and mac ‘n cheese, and more; and desserts, including fresh fruit cobbler and our award winning salted caramel bread pudding.

Bad To The Bone BBQ is the first to offer “real pit BBQ” in Orange County, which has led to three expansions and a reputation that spans Southern California and beyond. The popularity of Bad To The Bone BBQ has led to the creation of a budding retail business with signature sauces and dry rubs now available for purchase. These include salsa verde pepper sauce, original pepper sauce and original blend dry rub and the most popular retail offering, original BBQ sauce.

 Bad To The Bone BBQ also offers an array of private event and catering options in our state of the art private event venue as well as offsite catering which can be customized to meet the needs of any event, including weddings, corporate events, private parties and even overnight trail rides. The options include delivery only, on-site grilling, full service buffet service and more.


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