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Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

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22352 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 888-1100
Today
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
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  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The tri-tip is excellent!

We eat there quite frequently and have never been unhappy. We especially love the tri-tip steak and there is a large selection of side dishes. The salads are very good too. We've ordered the pulled pork sandwich and it was delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Donna R
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Mission Viejo, California
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Mission Viejo, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We eat there quite frequently and have never been unhappy. We especially love the tri-tip steak and there is a large selection of side dishes. The salads are very good too. We've ordered the pulled pork sandwich and it was delicious.

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Santee, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The tri-tip sandwich was exceptional. I also sampled from my family's offering and found the baby backs to be moist and flavorful, along with the peanut coleslaw and onion straws. The rolls that come out before the meal are also very tasty. The service was a touch slow, but being in no hurry, we were fine. The atmosphere was nice.... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Great happy hour menu! We had the best Burned Ends, mac' cheese, sirloin steak AND the best fresh ingredient (no mix!) margaritas ever! The service was super too!

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Mission Viejo, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have been going Wood Ranch for years at various locations and it never dissapoints. The location in Rancho Santa Margarita is my favorite. The atmosphere is pleasant, the service friendly and knowledgable, and the food is perfectly prepared. The aroma of wood fire cooking is a treat for me. Just walking in the door makes me hungry. I decided... More 

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Nashville, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Our son and future daughter in law took us here to eat when we were visiting them. We had a variety of dinners and sides and we're not disappointed in anything. The serving sizes are large and service was great. This is a good place for a relaxing meal.

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went with cousins for dinner here. Food was good, wide variety on menu. Service was ok a little slow and then rushed to clear table. On the whole a good place for burgers, ribs, chicken and good salad.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Although this is a chain restaurant it is very good one. The hamburgers are big enough to split and taste so juicy and fresh and I love the peanut slaw. I could make a meal on the sides alone. It is pricey but I do recommend WoodRanch for a satisfying meal.

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Fallbrook
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104 reviews 104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I have to say I love, love Wood Ranch. A little pricey but worth the price. My husband and I usually share an entrée since we are neither big eaters. The barbeque chicken breats are delicious and they bring you two, with two side dishes. We usually order a dinner salad to finish off the meal. Service has always been... More 

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had a nice dinner here. It's along the lines of a chain, well I guess it is a chain, but definitely in my mind a higher level than say outback steakhouse or Applebee's or some such place. Also better than famous Dave's. I had the barbecue brisket which was absolutely fantastic. Someone recommended it to me, and I thought... More 

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California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have probably been to Wood Ranch a dozen times, and I've always liked the food, but tonight they blew me away with their customer service. My mom had ordered the half chicken and she didn't like it when it arrived. The waitress told the cooks, and another half chicken came out fairly quickly. Mom still didn't like it. She... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22352 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Phone Number: (949) 888-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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