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1980 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010-7847
805-445-4742
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
BBQ Joint, Excellent Value

Let's be clear: this is a basic BBQ joint. The food is cooked over oak wood in the California Central Coast style. It is not "corporate BBQ" like Chris & Pitts and not "yuppie BBQ" like Wood Ranch. We recommend the Tri-tip sandwich, garlic fries and Ranch beans. The service is attentive and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
K7LA
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Cypress, California
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cypress, California
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Let's be clear: this is a basic BBQ joint. The food is cooked over oak wood in the California Central Coast style. It is not "corporate BBQ" like Chris & Pitts and not "yuppie BBQ" like Wood Ranch. We recommend the Tri-tip sandwich, garlic fries and Ranch beans. The service is attentive and the beer is cold. The televised sports... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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324 reviews 324 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and I ate here on Monday night and took advantage of their great dinner special on Monday evenings. The food was delicious, service was fast and it was a good bargain. The BBQ is great. With the special you get two entrees (we had tri tip and prime rib), two sides each (lots to choose from - the... More 

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Imperial, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and daughter love Barbecue, so we decided to go to this restaurant. The atmosphere is great and the waitresses are really friendly and attentive. My husband ordered ribs, my daughter ordered a tritip sandwich, and my son and myself ordered steak tacos. Even though the food was delicious, the portions were very small for the price. Our steak... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After a day of shopping in the Premium Outlets, we wanted a good relaxing meal. Just down the road (south on 101) is Ottavios Italian Restaurant, but most often that place is packed. A block down, we saw Bandits Grill & Bar, so figured, why not some BBQ? The restaurant is western rustic, but nice. Service was fantastic; drink refills... More 

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Camarillo, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place has that Western feel to it. While their food is pretty much average, the atmosphere and friendly people is where it's at when you want beef.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This place was recommended by locals when I recently was in town on business. I'm so glad they did. Great food and service. Only problem was they apparently don't offer bread unless you ask for it. So if you want it, ...

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Camarillo, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

this place is always packed. however, I like the idea where you can grab peanuts from a big barrel...take it to your table....and you can just basically dump the empty shells on the floor. the place can get slow....but if you are looking for a fine steak place, go to woodranch instead.

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Camarillo
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161 reviews 161 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Local BBQ joint and smells soooooooooooooooo good!!! Expect it to be busy so service gets a little slow sometimes... GREAT spot for happy hour too!!! Mgr. Shawn ROCKS!!!

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Friendly servers, large servings, tasty sandwiches (especially prime rib and tri-tip), cold beer, easy parking, and free peanuts. This is a fun place to go for dinner. If I had to compare, I would give Wood Ranch Grill a slight edge overall, but I'm a fan of Bandits.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have been here a few times and always have trouble deciding what to order because it is so good. The portions are generous and served piping hot. I would say it was a little pricey but I always get two meals out whatever I order so that makes it look less expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1980 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010-7847
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Camarillo
  • Phone Number: 805-445-4742

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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