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Bruno's BBQ

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230G Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4009
+1 831-438-2227
11:00 - 21:00
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Georgetown, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I (a caucasian male) and my coworker (a black female) went to Bruno's for dinner. The place was not even half full. But, we couldn't get the one real waitress to come over to our table for anything. We had to flag down the table prep guy to even bring us a clean setting. Had to flag someone else down... More 

Thank Mikel B
Anaheim, California
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were extremely happy with the service and the food at this restaurant. We all had ribs and they were very good the meat just fell off the bone. The only issue we had was actually finding the place, it;s located in the back behind a grocery store. I believe you would be extremely happy with the food.

Thank Sandy M
Woodinville, Washington
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354 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Bruno's has good food and the portions are generous. They specialize in BBQ but they also have good salads. Nice place to eat before or after a movie at AMC theaters nearby.

Thank Brin651
Santa Cruz, California
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409 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

My parents were in town and wanted to dine here. We went early on a Wednesday evening. My brother ordered a drink and the server told him they had run out of that on Friday. Wow! She should have just said they were out. That left us wondering why they had not restocked during the week... Everything was additional costs... More 

Thank JeriLG
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Don't expect too much from the food, burgers and ribs were just fine! Waiting time for food was not long, then again it was not busy either.

Thank Waldo R
Thousand Oaks, California
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82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We did take out for a family dinner. Ordered a rack of baby back ribs, a rack of beef ribs with sides of grilled veggies (cost extra), baked beans and garlic bread. You have to ask for dry ribs since the regular BBQ sauce contains gluten and then ask for a container of GF sauce. Both the sauce and baked... More 

1 Thank GFFoodWineLover
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

They moved from the Safeway area so they aren't as busy and the food took a bit of a hit when they moved, but they are pretty good. Service is fine and fairly fast. Good place for take out too. Good side dishes and darn good ribs.

Thank Sharie G
Santa Cruz, California
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140 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

OK, so the only redeeming quality of Bruno's is probably their fried clam strips. They are moderately priced and good. But I've been several times and tried several items and everything is pretty blasé. The burgers are sub-standard. The chili unremarkable. And, for a place that supposedly highlights BBQ, the one time that I got the ribs, it was the... More 

Thank Smudge R
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 February 2016

They do BBQ that is comparable to most larger BBQ joints... Food is fine and generally tasty, but nothing stands out as a blockbuster dish. Service I have found to be hit and miss, but mostly positive.

Thank Robert F
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168 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Looking to have a steak dinner before catching a movie, we decided on Bruno's BBQ. The location is great for movie go-ers as it is across the parking lot from the local Cinelux. Our steak had good flavor but the quality was less than expected. The restaurant was short-staffed for a Saturday night. Our table service was friendly but we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230G Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Scotts Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-438-2227

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