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El Rancho Inn-Steak & Lobster

1457 E Mariposa Rd, Stockton, CA
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Ranked #1 of 451 restaurants in Stockton
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Armenian
Most recent review
- Mar 12, 2014
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English first
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

El Rancho has been a staple for the area for deacades. Simple but excellent fare., Quality steaks, served with salad and potatoes and cooked to perfetion. You see themeat in the cooler as you place your order and can order the thickness you want. I't's slightly expensive, but worth the cost.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband and I had the ribeye steak dinner, salad and fresh baked bread. The food is really good and it was the best steak I ever had. The owner Ray is a real nice guy and the waitress was very pleasant. We didn't have to wait long at all.

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Clearwater, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I didn't know anything about Stockton but when asked, all locals said the best restaurant was this one. They were probably right. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. Portions were huge. You can pick your own steak if you want to. Everything was very fresh. So if you are in Stockton and want a very pleasant night out, this would be... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Great steak! Great staff! A wonderful dessert! A perfect, classic steak house experience. The decor was basic but the food food was traditional, perfectly cooked steak.

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Bakersfield, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

A great dinner. The prices might seem a bit expensive, but great bread, a relish tray, a large baked potato, onion rings, a large full salad, and a steak that was very large and scrumptious. There is plenty of value in this meal. All I could do to finish it. Flavor was spot on, cooked exactly to order. Service was... More

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Mountain View, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Love the steak and lobster dinners here. They give you salad and bread with your meal. My steak and lobster was cooked to perfection. Not many choices but very good food. I go here at least every other month and would go more often if it were a bit more affordable.

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Why did I never know about this place before? I get to Stockton every couple of years but did not discover this until last year. This family-run place does not advertise; they don't need to. Steak is what they do and do it exceptionally well. If you cavil at the prices, be aware that the meal comes with about every... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I have been going to El Rancho for lunch and dinner for approx. 2 months now. The place is packed for Lunch and the same for dinner. I am from Houston, Tx and have been to many top rated steak houses. this restaurant ranks with any in Houston. Ray and his cooks (staff) know how to cook a steak the... More

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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Please know up front, I did not eat here. I am simply trying to make sure that you know this place is pricey. We walked in and had to leave after realizing we would excede our company expense budget unless we got the very cheapest thing (beef strips). According to other reviews, it is a great place. I was dissapointed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I love going to El Rancho, we have been eating there for years. Ray and his staff are wonderful, always make you feel right at home. This is the best place in Stockton for steak and Lobster.

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