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Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque

Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Frontierland, Anaheim, CA (The Colony)
714 781-3463
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Ranked #12 of 751 Restaurants in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: The Colony
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Paso Robles, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here as a large group couldn't even sit all together at the same table which is why we had reservations in the first place because the only way you can get reservations for a large group is at an all you can eat or buffet place The ribs were fatty, the chicken greasy, corn bread was like yellow... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A little pricey but if you come hungry it will be worth the cost. The chicken and ribs were both delicious and served hot. They also have great bbq beans with just the right amount of spice/kick to them. Not crazy about the coleslaw but I don't really eat that anyway. The cornbread was a little sweet but not bad.... More 

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Seattle
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

If your Hungry then Big Thunder Ranch is for you..all you can eat barbecue, slaw, cornbread and beans! The space is a big outdoor area with lots of picnic tables all facing toward the stage where you get to be down hime entertained during the entire meal! It can get pretty busy so make sure to make a reservation..we were... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The food here was fantastic. We had no problems getting refills on anything that we asked for. In our party we had a vegetarian and a person with celiac. The restaurant was more than helpful with ensuring that both of these people were well taken care of. The only downfall was the show. I wish that they offered more times... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

Let me start off by saying, I love the Disneyland parks and have had loads of magical experiences here. After several celebration meals at this locale, though, it breaks my heart to say that my impression has been tarnished. The buffet style lunch here is delicious, albeit expensive, especially for a family of six. Herein lies one of the problems.... More 

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journey45
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you enjoy all you can eat establishments, this is the place for you. There were five of us and we indulged ourselves in two buckets of various meats not to mention a delicious cookie dessert. The food was better than average and we ate outside under canopies and heat lamps (I don't think you can eat inside). The service... More 

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Orem, Utah
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Family style barbecue. They bring out sausage, chicken, and ribs. We asked for more sausage and drumsticks, and they happily obliged. Cole slaw, corn bread, and corn on the cob. I asked for gluten-free rolls, and they brought me as many as I wanted. One price for everything. There is also a country-style singing show, which was fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I made reservations here for our lunch break for our Disney trip. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and also added a birthday cake for our special birthday girls. Let me start by saying that thw ambiance is super! Tbe staff was great and the food is so worth the price. Our food just kept coming, our beverages were never empty.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My family ate here on our trip to Disneyland and it was the best dinner of our trip! Great food, service, and atmosphere. We will definitely be returning on future trips to Disneyland!

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Seattle, Washington
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125 reviews 125 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Love the BBQ chicken! It is pricey! I don't know how a family could afford to eat here, but everything in Disney is expensive. I always treat myself to dinner here before I head back home. The entertainment is fun to watch. They always include kids from the audience. Always encounter a wait time so put in a reservation early.

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Additional Information about Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque

Address: Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Frontierland, Anaheim, CA
Phone Number: 714 781-3463
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Anaheim>  > The Colony
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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