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The Rongbranch Restaurant

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2722 Washington St., Julian, CA
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not a good place for groups..

Stopped here for lunch with a bus group that had ventured to Borrego Springs to see the metal sculptures. We had just 3 options; I selected the chicken and got the smallest piece of chicken I have ever attempted to eat; others joked that the chicken may have starved to death. I honestly could... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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San Diego, California
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Susana Knolls
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Rongbranch was a delicious find among all the restaurants in town. Their specialty...chicken pot pie...is a must! Pair it with their homemade chili, and you are all set! The salad was fresh and came with great dressing, and the coffee was full-bodied and flavorful!

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Alpine, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Two Model T Ford Clubs met In Julian yesterday & had lunch here . We just about filled the separate dining room & our orders were taken very promptly ! Most of us drove from the San Diego--Escondido area in the cold , windy , rain . My husband & I were luck to get the last 2 turkey pot... More 

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stopped here for lunch with a bus group that had ventured to Borrego Springs to see the metal sculptures. We had just 3 options; I selected the chicken and got the smallest piece of chicken I have ever attempted to eat; others joked that the chicken may have starved to death. I honestly could not get a small piece large... More 

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Pasadena, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Good crowd. Had a perfectly good lunch with fast service. My friend had the chicken pot pie which he loved. A large group of navy service people were eating there, so they must like it too.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We ordered lunch and it took forever to be brought to us. When it came it was terrible. We sent back the well done steak when it was ordered rare. No flavor and not seasoned meat says it all...

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San Diego, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This medium priced restaurant has a very friendly staff. The food was just average. They have Bison on the menu. I had the Bison burger which was good. My husband had (pork) ribs which were a little dry. Portion sizes are generous, they give you more than enough food. We were in Julian for the weekend with our dog. We... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We've been here before and we have reviewed this place on our prior visit. We were a bit disappointed this time. The salad arrived and then so did dinner and we just put the dressing on? Steaks were cooked to order however were a bit tough. Coffee was warm but not hot. We said before that we would try the... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I had the BBQ beef ribs and they were well cooked, had a nice amount of meat on them and while they were oversauced for my personal taste, the sauce was very flavourful. I couldn't eat the slaw and beans that came with them due to the ribs being plenty of food for one person, but they were still tasty... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My girlfriend and I walked in, only one couple eating, I had to ask the cashier if we could seat ourselves as she did not offer to do so. The only server saw us, continued busing a table, walked away. She came back, made eye contact, just walked past us. As my girlfriend and I looked at the menu waiting... More 

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Agoura, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We avoided a bit of the crowd by eating here. The food was good. They have lots of good choices for lunch. We lucked out and found a parking spot right at the door.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2722 Washington St., Julian, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?