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Rodeo City Bar-B-Q

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204 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3310
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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Loved the 1950s vibe of the exterior.

We ordered the pulled pork and did a take out and it was excellent. Second visit we tried the sampler and that was equally good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Seattle, WA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Seattle, WA
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We ordered the pulled pork and did a take out and it was excellent. Second visit we tried the sampler and that was equally good.

Thank NWBallardTraveler
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Had lunch recently with a barbecue sandwich which tasted great. I'll be putting this restaurant on my list for lunch or dinner in ellensburg.

Thank Ja W
Yakima Valley, WA
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We've eaten at a lot of Ellensburg restaurants with our kids attending here, and this is one of our favorites. The BBQ is excellent. Everyone has loved everything they ordered. We also like the boot shaped mugs and all the rodeo queen pics. It is a little pricey and not always open when we visit, but I'd highly recommend.

Thank ValleyMom84
Ellensburg, Washington
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

I ordered a 2 meat plate (tri tip and ribs) with baked beans, potato salad and cornbread. I've never had BBQ so delicious. I've lived in Ellensburg my whole life and totally forgot about this place. I'm sad I did because I will be returning many more times. I think it's our new favorite date spot!

Thank Danielle P
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Hubby and I couldn't decide what we wanted so we ordered the sample Platter. OMG the biggest plate of meat ever came to our table which included 2 sides and bread. It was the best ever BBQ we've ever had. I highly recommend that everyone going through stop and try it!

Thank Power_Family77
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We stop here every time we are in Ellensburg. Their cornbread is delicious too so don't forget to order a side. All your bbq favorites. Great service, friendly atmosphere.

Thank For_The_Hope_Chest
Ellensburg, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Awesome flavors! The meat is succulent and the sauces are to die for. I had a brisket sandwich on cornbread and my wife had a pulled pork sandwich.

Thank outlawidol
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Wow! This place has amazing bbq that everyone must try when in town! I had the bbq tri-tip, beef and pork ribs. Excellent taste! Lots of food service and the price was very comparable to what you get! Our waiter was very helpful and extremely courteous!

Thank RossFamily14
Moscow, Idaho
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I were told that we "had" to try this restaurant from friends of ours. We stopped by and were confused as to which door to enter. The parking lot is weird and there were two different doors. We found the hostess and were seated. The restaurant did not seem that busy but it took almost 5 minutes... More 

Thank ERaina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Food was average, portions we on the small side and overly priced, the special had more meat then the 1 meat plate that cost more then the special. Not quite the type of bbq place we are used to corn bread muffin was good though. Service however was not very attentive at all! We were not there during any type... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: 509-962-2727

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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