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Rib Trader

2710 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-3209
+1 714-744-9288
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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“ribs” (15 reviews)
“bbq chicken” (2 reviews)
“coleslaw” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2710 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92869-3209
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome. Went to Merlin’s Magic show which is a dinner theater. The meal was fantastic ( ribs,chicken,coleslaw etc)and the magic show is unbelievable. Very family oriented and interactive. Reasonably priced and easy to find plus plenty of parking.

Thank pauldF3572PU
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Awesome huge beef ribs, and a great server named Jim. The place has recently remodeled, looks great without the funky heads on the wall.

Thank cfredco
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The Rib Trader has been there for years.The bartender and staff have been there awhile as well. The drinks are very good and very good priced compared to others in similar restaurants. When you pull up outside it was a bit deserted. The parking lot...More

Thank 1london2
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...More

Thank WhyNotLeaveHome
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
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...More

Thank Gil M
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
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...More

Thank Jeff H
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...More

Thank BobbyRose
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...More

Thank _derekboyes13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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