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3020 Kernersville Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27107-1736
336-784-5353
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Great family style diner. My wife and i were there for lunch and they were quite busy with plenty of wait staff and lots of food being served. Looks to be a very popular place with the town locals. Food was really good and large servings. Wide variety diner type menu with options for everyone, even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great family style diner. My wife and i were there for lunch and they were quite busy with plenty of wait staff and lots of food being served. Looks to be a very popular place with the town locals. Food was really good and large servings. Wide variety diner type menu with options for everyone, even gluten free and vegetarian.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

By the name we thought it was a drive in. But when we got there we could see that it was wasn't. Oh well, we decided to give it a try. The menu is quite extensive with everything from Greek to Italian to BBQ to American home cooking. Between the four of us we covered the bases with BBQ, a... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

If you're looking for 'ambience' and quiet dinner for 2, this is not your kind of place. But if you want really good down home cooking, then this is your kind of place to go. 2 weeks ago Friday, I had the fried flounder and it was delicious! The best I have had in W.S. All the trimmings. 3 pieces... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We've been eating at Rancho for over 20+ years now. The service is excellant and the food is great. They have a fantastic Teriyaki Chicken Salad and one of the best cheeseburger subs in town. it's not that far from Bowman Gray Stadium/Business 40 and you won't be sorry you stopped. They always give you plenty of food and it's... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you are looking for large portions of tasty food, and not worried about calories, Rancho is the place for you. Rancho has been around for decades. The servers are friendly and fast. Did I mention that the portions are huge? My husband and I almost always share entrees, and there is plenty to share. The fried flounder is better... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It's no longer the best area of town but the place is still spotless and they still serve delicious food at a great price. Jimmy has had this place for more than 50 years and has had consistently high standards but pretty low prices. Anytime I find myself in that part of town, I make it a point to stop... More 

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Advance, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Jimmy's Rancho - the real name for us long-time diners! I have been eating at Jimmy's for 34+ years. I remember eating at the "old" place and when the owners added the fancy new place, I feared the food would suffer. Not so! This place is the best kept secret in Winston-Salem. The portions are HUGE, the prices are LOW,... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Had numerous meals at the Ranch-O and the menu has nothing bad on it. Plenty of food for the money and it is always very good!

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Have been stopping in at Ranch-O for 15 years, every time I am passing through Winston-Salem. I highly value the cleanliness of the place, the friendly competence of the wait staff and the high quality food. I've tried everything on the menu from your typical meat/3-vegetables, to seafood, to Italian, to Greek and have always had a positve dining experience.... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Variously called Ranch-o Family Restaurant or Ranch-o Drive In...or if you're old enough you might recall when it was "Jimmy's" I have been visiting for around 20 years, whenever I travel to Winston. There is simply nothing not to like here! Clean, family-owned, old school service from wait staff, outstanding food across the entire menu, huge servings, and great prices.... More 

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  • Address: 3020 Kernersville Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27107-1736
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: 336-784-5353

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