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Rancho Nipomo Deli & BBQ

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108 Cuyama Ln, Nipomo, CA 93444-9058
805-925-3500
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Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best barbecue ever!

Years ago when we lived on the Central Coast, this was our favorite haunte. Yesterday's meal was no exception. We ordered one pulled pork sandwich with the slaw. Beer on tap or bottle. Love love love this place. Just off the 101 before you get to The Santa Maria bridge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Anita W
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Medford, Oregon
via mobile
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Medford, Oregon
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Years ago when we lived on the Central Coast, this was our favorite haunte. Yesterday's meal was no exception. We ordered one pulled pork sandwich with the slaw. Beer on tap or bottle. Love love love this place. Just off the 101 before you get to The Santa Maria bridge.

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Thank Anita W
Miami, Florida
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the tri tip sandwich and added some hot salsa from the salsa bar. it was very good, but don't get this for a date night. It's kind of hard to eat properly, you have to chew and rip into the meat, there is no way to not make a mess. If you're passing by this area, the restaurant... More 

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Thank mielvert
Nipomo, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There for the first time to check out an excellent Blues band on a Tuesday night. Had the "large" pulled pork sandwich on a very large roll..which was delicious and soft...and had them leave off the cole slaw since I'm not a fan of such. Some sweet potato fries(gigantic portion) rounded out the meal but left half of that over... More 

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Thank ArtnCindy
Arroyo Grande, California
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Knew about this place for a year or so. Finally went and what a great surprise. We weren't that hungry, so we ordered the least expensive item. The Yummy burger is like $2.50. Lettuce, tomato, onion and the best grilled burger meat I've ever tasted. Please go. Or maybe don't. The place is small and then I'll have to wait.

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Thank 924larry
California
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The best -Tri-Tip sandwich I have had, other than ones smoking right off the grill. I have driven past a thousand times, and never knew it was here. My loss. Anyway, if you are cruising the 101 it is 30 seconds off the freeway. The rest of the menu looks good too.

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Thank lostmywalletagain
Nipomo, California
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It is in an odd location . . . out in the middle of nowhere. The ambience is nice and the feeling is very relaxed. It has a specialty market attached, but the vegetables looked a little on the dated side. I ordered a hamburger, which was fairly pricey. I was not overly impressed.

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Thank JunellP
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant. Live music, great selection of beers and always kid friendly. The owners are almost always there and come around to say hi and see how your experience has been. I have never had a bad meal here and keep picking the nachoes which are always so filling. See picture. My wife loves their pulled pork sandwich... More 

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Thank Justin S
Omaha
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

... didn't find it here. super large bun and plenty of meat, it just didn't tasted good. I'm still in search for a great pulled pork sandwich. also the place is very noisy at night. live music ...

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Thank Linda S
Nipomo
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great BBQ & SM Tri-tip, a wonderful pulled pork sandwich, savory Tex-Mex make Rancho Nipomo a good local fav. One specialty - Santa Maria Fries. It's like Nacho but with fries, cheese, sour chream, beans & diced tri-tip on top.

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Thank slotowner
Santa Maria, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

This place has some of the best ribs and nachos. Great place to take the family. We love sitting in the outside patio. On some nights they have a live band.

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Thank Bill B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 Cuyama Ln, Nipomo, CA 93444-9058
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
  • Phone Number: 805-925-3500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?