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Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque

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Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Frontierland, Anaheim, CA
714 781-3463
Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions

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  • 30
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lots of fun, lots of food

A great (high calorie) meal and a great way to break up the day at disney. If your going to last the whole day walking around the park your going to need your energy and this delicious BBQ will fill you up. Lots of good messy food, eating at big tables, lots of people. We ate just before noon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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128 reviews 128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

A great (high calorie) meal and a great way to break up the day at disney. If your going to last the whole day walking around the park your going to need your energy and this delicious BBQ will fill you up. Lots of good messy food, eating at big tables, lots of people. We ate just before noon which... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It's bbq and all you can eat. What more could you ask for? Fun atmosphere for the family. Friendly and quick service. I recommend the big chocolate chip cookie skillet for desert. My party had 4 adults and it's was enough to share. Just a heads up, the cookie is made fresh and takes about 20-25 minutes to prepare so... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

All you can eat bbq chicken and ribs, does anyone need to know anything else? The food is great, meat is tender and seasoned/sauces to perfection. The coleslaw is a vinegar based slaw and equally delicious. I'm not typically a fan of cornbread, but it was pretty great as well one lathered in the yummy honey butter (and maybe a... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is an all you can eat family style barbeque restaurant. They server (for dinner) ribs, chicken, sausage, corn on the cob, beans, Cole slaw and corn bread. They serve you a reasonable amount initially in a bucket. They come back and ask you if you want more of any item they are happy to get it for you. They... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ate lunch here for our daughters 4th birthday & loved it! The staff was so attentive, and the food was delicious. Buckets of bbq meat are plopped on the table in front of you, with heaping bowls of baked beans & coleslaw. I think our daughter ate half the bowl of beans (she normally dislikes baked beans).The cornbread was... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Plenty of food for your value - eat till you are stuffed. A cute country feel with live entertainment, even our allergy was taken into consideration with a visit from the chef. Dessert not included but by the time you are done you don't need any. Beverages included with a well cooked western meal of beef, sausage, chicken, beans, corn... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is family style barbecue. It's about $24 an adult and $12 a child, but desserts are not included. Still, we felt it was the best dining deal for our family of six. All of the food is delicious and the entertainment is fun western music with Tex Tumbleweed. Definitely recommend it.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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71 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was the favorite meal of our entire trip. The food is tasty,fresh, hot, and plentiful. We loved just sitting here and taking in the ranch area. We visited in October, so the fall décor and activities were all around us. We enjoyed the singing, and met a nice family and off duty CM at our table. Don't hesitate to... More 

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Monroe, Washington
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This little western style oasis is good eats! Set back behind Big Thunder Mountain among the shady trees and next to the little petting zoo it's the perfect lunch spot, especially on a hot day. It wasn't particularly busy the Saturday we went at 1 PM. The server led us to a picnic table with a covered wagon awning motif,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

the food is absolutely wonderful ... we have always had lunch here and the all-you-can-eat menu is wonderful. Fresh, served-hot ribs and chicken, corn bread, beans, and good coleslaw (we aren't usually fans). We find ourselves booking a reservation here often (but be sure to make the Disney Dining reservation). Definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, 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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