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“ranch house bbq” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ranch House BBQ

Ranch House BBQ
Ranked #19 of 344 Restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tacoma, Washington
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170 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“ranch house bbq”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

this place is great. i would have gave it a 5 star, but isnt as good as mine. but be prepared for waiting a while to get seated,and trying to find a parking spot. but its worth it. the bbq is really hard to beat. the ribs are good and the brisket is better than most

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank rick r
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great restaurant for GREAT food and atmosphere!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

This restaurant is so much fun to eat at, with a great decor and award winning food, it is a WIN-WIN fantastic time!!!
Food is always hot and delicious, and portions are always filling! Desserts are truly a treat and being homemade just ads to the whole package!!!
Would recommend very highly!!!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kylechad
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Auburn, Washington
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230 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Must admit I was disappointed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

I've read good reviews about the Ranch House BBQ in the Tacoma paper, so we stopped in on our way home from the coast. I got 1/2 a chicken and a 1/2 rack of ribs. The chicken was OK, the ribs disappointing (rather tough). We were there on a Sunday late afternoon and the place was packed and people were waiting, so maybe I'm way off here, but I wouldn't make an effort to stop in again. The food wasn't bad, it just didn't light me up.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Roadtrip E
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Olympia, Washington
1 review
“Best of the local BBQ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We discovered the Ranch House almost 10 years ago when we first moved to Olympia. We were coming back from Ocean Shores and decided to drop in for dinner. We're so glad we did. Although we cant claim to be experts on BBQ or pulled pork dishes, we thought the flavor and quality of the meat dishes was excellent. In addition to the food, we have become good friends with the owners, Amy and penny and we have learned to what extent they go to create awesome southern style BBQ, They continually search out the best recipes (some are old family favorites) and select only the very best meats. Their side dishes, mainly the chili and baked beans, can make a meal by themselves. If you find yourself in the vicinity of Olympia and get a craving for great pork or beef drop by and have and have lunch or dinner there.

The food is wonderful and the service is beyond excellent. We love all the staff, but we have grown especially fond of Nelson (their resident Star Wars authority).who always keeps us entertained with stories about his cats.

Be sure and tell them Dick and Gloria Walker sent you.,

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 37local
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Hoquiam, Washington
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“broke and still hungry”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

$90 for a family of five, and I left hungry. I ordered the pulled pork and was served a big hunk of fat. The beans were especially ordinary. My 8 year old ordered off the kids menu, $7 for two ribs, plus $2 for french fries, plus $2.89 for a root beer. His meal was a pinch under $12 and he had some onion rings and a rib from his brother, cuz he was hungry. If I stop here again it is because I ran out of gas on the way by.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Dennisjm2014
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