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Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque

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1313 Disneyland Drive, Frontierland, Anaheim, CA
714 781-3463
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This restaurant is at Disneyland (requires admission)
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 274
    Excellent
  • 168
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
A good place to Eat in Disney

Gluton free option and caters well for large groups. Like anything in Disney you have to queue but was the best food experience we had in the park. The staff were excellent and the food provided was excellent and plenty of it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gluton free option and caters well for large groups. Like anything in Disney you have to queue but was the best food experience we had in the park. The staff were excellent and the food provided was excellent and plenty of it.

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Thank Chris F
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A staple during our Disneyland vacations was a meal at the Big Thunder BBQ! Unfortunately now gone forever because of the construction for the new Star Wars land . . we were fortunate to have been able to enjoy one last meal here. Basically a set menu of good old bbq favorites like bbq chicken, bbq ribs, and during dinner... More 

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Thank Jayme S
Willoughby OH
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113 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best time--great food and plenty of it and a wonderful family who shared our picnic table. They shared their enormous dessert with us. Hope they can find somewhere to put this restaurant in the future.

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Oceanside, California
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big Thunder Ranch BBQ closed January 11, 2016. We got in a visit on Christmas Day 2015. It was, of course, excellent. I really hope Disneyland brings something like this back; it was one of the more expensive places to eat in the park (not Club 33 expensive, more in line with Carthay Circle or Blue Bayou), but considering that... More 

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Thank Bob F
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was able to eat here it's last day at Disneyland. The food and service are always good. Love the cornbread! And I only eat chicken breasts and I asked for them special and they brought me a bucket with just chicken breasts in them.

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Thank candi374
Herriman, Utah, United States
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345 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Look, this is your last chance to enjoy this place. I understand it WILL be going away! The Star Wars Land is going to absorb space causing the Rail Road to reroute and the rest of the Park to move about a bit. GO! It is spendy, however you may not get another chance. The Cast Members work so hard... More 

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Thank Andy B
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

One of the funniest and finest places to visit. The ambiance, the service and even the musical performers made this place special and magical. I do hope they reconsider and movie this eatery to another location instead of retiring it.

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Thank Pablo R
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Loved the ribs and the chicken, and the show was fantastic. Great place to sit back and enjoy the meal...just don't plan to ride Thunder Mountain Railroad afterwards

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Islamorada, Florida, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My granddaughter + I had dinner here + froze while trying to eat.It's outside so don"t go when it's cold. There are heaters, but not enough. I felt the service was lacking + the food was just okay.......... and although "all you can eat" it takes a LONG time to get to your table. And considering that it is $32.... More 

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Thank Sonia S
Cathlamet, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Great food and entertainment. Wanted to try it before it closed and so happy we did. The food was awesome and you could eat till you got your fill.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1313 Disneyland Drive, 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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?