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Bad To The Bone Barbecue

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5120 State Route 104, Williamson, NY 14589-9624
+1 315-589-9252
11:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Chicken barbeque platter Beef Briscuit platter Both very good with Cole slaw, sweet potato fries and corn bread. All yummy!

Thank Beverly V
Webster, New York
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172 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

...driving by, you'd think this was a dangerous biker bar.....but it's really a (very) modest little place to pick up and take home delicious pulled pork and related bbqs.....fast and cheap. Give them a try and confirm this is a hidden gem!

Thank Steve C
Sodus, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I Love the BBQ Chicken and my husband loves the ribs. I keep a menu in the car and at home. I also saved the website to my favorites. We have never eaten in. I love to see the smoker going outside.

Pittsford, New York
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Bad to the Bone is located about thirty minutes outside of Rochester, NY in a tiny town called Williamson. Rochester has Sticky Lips and Dinosaur BBQ but if you are up for a ride and it is not snowing Bad to the Bone is a nice little trip. Located in a former auto mechanic's shop this is no frills BBQ.... More 

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Ontario, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Bad to the bone catered a party at our home for 35 people. The food was delivered promptly and hot. Everyone raved about the food. The quantity of food was a lot and many took left-overs home with them. Customer service was organized and pleasant. I would highly recommend them for party/picnic catering events.

Thank miteymite
Clifton Springs, New York
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Family visit, including my 93 yr old father-in-law. Ribs were simply fall-off-the-bone tender, putting a smile on the face of our 93 yr old sceptic!! Chicken was juicy, sides were delicious & unique. Will definitely return!!

Thank Pedro C
Columbia, Maryland
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234 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We went here with a group of six, based on the recommendation of a friend. Overall, it was a disappointment. I had a combination of chicken and ribs. The chicken was just ok, no real BBQ flavor. The ribs were St. Louis style with good smoked flavor and ample meat. I had thought that the four rib portion might be... More 

Thank R Dale S
Canandaigua, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Drove almost an hour to get there on Father's Day since real BBQ is my husbands favorite. They were out of everything except pulled pork. We left and probably won't return - why would you not expect a large crowd on Father's Day and have enough food? (And we were there well before closing.)

Thank Kelly G
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

My husband had been pleading to try this restaurant. I didnt want to travel 35 minutes to a location that is in the middle of nowhere. Upon arrival, it seemed pretty invited. I was a little suspect about a bbq place and not smelling any bbq being cooked. Once we opener the door, you could smell the wondeful smells. We... More 

Thank vabtony
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

I had the sampler w chicken, brisket and ribs, sides of fried okra and coleslaw. All three meats were cooked to perfection. The BBQ sauce has a mild sweetness that compliments the smoke extremely well. Couldn't even finish the sides. Portions are plenty and then some. Wish I lived closer!

Thank Thefullrack

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5120 State Route 104, Williamson, NY 14589-9624
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Williamson
  • Phone Number: +1 315-589-9252

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