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Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque

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Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Frontierland, Anaheim, CA
714 781-3463
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good BBQ

Yes you need reservations here. Yes it's family style so you may share table space with other diners, although if you don't want to than tell them when you check in. The Chicken and Ribs and Sausage too (at dinner) were all really good so was the corn on the cob, beans and coleslaw, loved the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Yes you need reservations here. Yes it's family style so you may share table space with other diners, although if you don't want to than tell them when you check in. The Chicken and Ribs and Sausage too (at dinner) were all really good so was the corn on the cob, beans and coleslaw, loved the corn bread too. As... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I can see how this place can be some peoples favorite. You can have lots of food. But for me it was lots of just the same stuff. The corn bread is very good for sure but as far as the BB-Q it wasn't bad but it wasn't anything special especially considering the price. We did have a bit of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Reservations are needed. This is a big open-air country-style all-you-can-eat restaurant where diners eat family-style on covered picnic tables. The food is good - buckets of BBQ chicken, ribs, beans, coleslaw and cornbread, and drinks are all included. Dessert is extra. There is a stage where country music is played and sung live in short bursts, and they encourage audience... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Tried this place for the first time and it did not disappoint! Ribs and chicken were tender and the beans were amazing!! Just wish I had known that the "vegetarian" option is not just for vegetarians. If you request it, they'll add BBQ vegetables skewers for a well rounded meal!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

All you can eat family style barbecue. Food was average barbecue but didn't feel we ate enough to make it worth the price- especially for the kids. Beverages included but dessert extra. Would not plan to eat here again.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

June 2014 my mom and I took my two daughters to Disneyland for a little girls vacation. Our ages ranged from 9 to 63. My mom is not a huge meat eater, my youngest enjoys ribs. We ALL thought it was the best BBQ we'd ever had. The corn bread was more like a light corn cake, so amazing!!! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Finger licking good! Must eat here! ! A bit pricey but hey, you're on vacation . Great bbq! Highly recommend.

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Lancaster, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Being a vegetarian and getting a good meal is a challenge. I had a a number of great vegetarian meals at Disneyland thru the years; the Carnation Cafe has an amazing vegan burger, Rancho Del Zocolo grill has some wonderful veggie options, and Cafe Orleans had an insanely good vegetable ragout. So many good experiences lead me to feeling adventurous... More 

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Tooele, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Eating at Disneyland is expensive no matter how you look at it. Having a meal here can somewhat offset that. We ate a late lunch on the day we went to Big Thunder Ranch. You'll want to go hungry! It is all you can eat ribs, chicken, cornbread, beans and cole slaw for lunch. The food was all good. Beverages... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The food was so lacking, the cornbread, beans and BBQ sauce were good but the chicken, ribs and sausage were all low grade flavorless meat. The butter was too sweet, the corn was dry and they forgot the creamy in the cole slaw. Starting with the decor of cheap silk flowers in very evident green styrofoam hung at the end... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Frontierland, Anaheim, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Anaheim
  • Phone Number: 714 781-3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
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

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