We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ranch Drive In

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
18218 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-1922
425-486-2677
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 39 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Satisfying

The Ranch is an institution. I think they are in their 6th decade as a local burger shop. They hire lots of local high school kids. We had a Ranch burger, Ranch bacon burger and a couple of the smaller burgers. The beef is fried on big griddle so it does not have any char flavor and is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rocks_road
,
Seattle
Add Photo Write a Review

39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Bothell, Washington
Level Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant has been around for decades serving up great burgers, fries and shakes. Service can be slow depending upon time of day. Staff is for the most part friendly. There is both indoor and outdoor seating but parking can be a challenge during the busy hours. Worth the trip though.

Helpful?
Thank AmynPep
Bothell, Washington
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not really a burger and fry gal, but you can't beat the burgers at Ranch Drive In. While the wait can be a bit (it's popular), it is worth the wait. You can get your burger exactly as you want it. The chocolate milk shakes are the best (according to my husband).

Helpful?
Thank audreyfranke
Seattle
Level Contributor
130 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ranch is an institution. I think they are in their 6th decade as a local burger shop. They hire lots of local high school kids. We had a Ranch burger, Ranch bacon burger and a couple of the smaller burgers. The beef is fried on big griddle so it does not have any char flavor and is a little... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rocks_road
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food. You get a load of fry's and their milkshakes are amazing. Staff is friendly. Feels like a drive in you want to hang out with friends at. If you don't want to come in, there is a walk up window.

Helpful?
Thank Corrine F
Woodinville, Washington
Level Contributor
215 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We have lived in the area 15 years, and this was our first time. We shared a double ranch (6.49) with fries (2.39) and onion rings (3.49). I enjoyed the burger and onion rings. My husband was more "meh". The fries were the old fashioned crinkle cut French fries, famous in our younger years. But they were just "meh" too.... More 

Helpful?
Thank akittynamedtabitha
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Can't go wrong when you go to the Ranch. Good burgers and fries. I'm not a big shake fan but they have a good variety of interesting flavors. Good food

Helpful?
Thank seattlepat2015
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This place has been here since I moved here more years than I like to admit. Generations of teenagers have had jobs at this place. The food is very American drive in and always good. It is rather like taking a step back in time when you dine there. Seating is very limited, but there is outdoor dining available for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Roberta H
Seattle, WA
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The Ranch has been in Bothell forever. Clean, good service, good food. Not exactly fast food as your food is cooked to order. Good shakes. Don't overlook their amazingly good garden burger. Onion rings are pretty darn good, too. Eat inside or outside or take-out. More expensive than McDonalds, Burger King, etc., but food is made to order and has... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hydros
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My husband and I LOVE these burgers. They are delicious, and pretty big. The place is always packed with families, and there's always a line. That isn't a complaint, but an indicator of how fantastic the food is. Also, I rarely see an adult older than college age behind the counter. The high school and college students that manage the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Elizabeth S
Washington
Level Contributor
147 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The old Bothell landmark keeps it simple. Meals are cooked to order and it is not fast food. On a Saturday evening, our order of 2 burgers, fries and onion rings took at least 20 minutes to arrive. It was well worth the wait.

Helpful?
Thank Heretix

Travelers who viewed Ranch Drive In also viewed

 

Been to Ranch Drive In? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18218 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-1922
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bothell
  • Phone Number: 425-486-2677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ranch Drive In staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?