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22352 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 888-1100
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 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: Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 5
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  • 1
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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
Good service, good atmosphere, and good food are found here.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Pat C
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Nashville, Illinois
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Nashville, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
42 helpful votes 42 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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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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Irvine, California
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194 reviews 194 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Celebrated the several birthdays with family early on a Sunday evening. Nice table a bit off the main dining area, quiet enough to have a conversation. Round of drinks, couple of appetizers, then entrees. Wife's tri tip was very good but the sweet potato fries were overcooked. My Texas brisket was pretty tasteless and really needed sauce. Be aware that... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went here with our kids and grandkids for dinner. The restaurant was very busy and we had a brief wait for our reservation, but it was not over 15 minutes. We had a variety of meals and all were very good, especially the barbecue-related items. The meals were large and well-presented. The service was excellent (Monica) and timely. As... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

What I like about Wood Ranch is that its consistent EVERY time I go. If like me, you haven't been in awhile, go for the duo or even trio plate & that way you can try a few items & share or (like me) I have dinner for the next day! The tri-tip is their speciality & the pull pork... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Every time we go to Wood Ranch we know are expectations of a great meal will always be satisfied. Their Trio platter is the way to go if you can't decide what to get & like to share w/others. Their warm & soft garlic butter rolls are so good you could eat them for dessert! I am usually so full... 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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