We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Rongbranch Restaurant

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2722 Washington St., Julian, CA
7607652265
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 57 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Large Portions

Went here to Rong Branch Restaurant for dinner and had a fantastic large salad. They also have a great gift shop as you walk in. It has a western country decor.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Kathy M
,
Harleysville
Add Photo Write a Review

57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Harleysville
Level Contributor
115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went here to Rong Branch Restaurant for dinner and had a fantastic large salad. They also have a great gift shop as you walk in. It has a western country decor.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cogorno, Italy
Level Contributor
80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Nice old style restaurant serving good food all day. You can get buffalo burgers here (which I recommend), jump on your bike and be happy for until dinner. You'll get a warm welcome and the good old days feeling that spreads all over Julian. Worth a stop.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This restaurant was infested with ants. The food was horrible, meat very dry and overdone. The vegetables were good, though. The waitress was friendly and accommodating, however, she did not come back to ask how the food was after serving it and I can understand why. I will not go back to this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Avila Beach, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was our first time eating at this restaurant. It is one I have been wanting to eat at the past few trips to Julian. We were spending our 31th anniversary together and decided to give it a try, as the rest of the day had been very good; and heck who don't like a good steak (excluding vegan /... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yuma Az
Level Contributor
261 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The service was quick, the food good. Location has a small gift shop. Sitting is ok but the pies more than make up for everything else(if you like apple which I do.)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Susana Knolls
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alpine, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pasadena, California
Level Contributor
106 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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...

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Rongbranch Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to The Rongbranch Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2722 Washington St., Julian, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: 7607652265

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Rongbranch Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?