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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions

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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Barbeque Dinner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Lloyd K
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Evergreen, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Evergreen, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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127 reviews 127 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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34 reviews 34 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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Chico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Reservations suggested and we made them way ahead and walked right in to all you can eat BBQ with live entertainment. Ribs, Sausage & Chicken Corn on the Cobb, Beans Corn Bread all you can drink. Service was excellent as was the country entertainment.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

At first i was a little scetchy about trying this place. Let me say i am glad we did. The ribs fell right off the bone and the chicken was delicious and moist. Very impressed. The smoked sausage was ok and the coleslaw was surprisingly good. Will go back for sure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Yummy and all you can eat, with great service! Food is served family style and if you run out of your fav, just ask for more. There was a cute stage show while we ate.

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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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Gunnison, Colorado
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