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204 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3310
509-962-2727
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Monday
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Hours:
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

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Generous Portions...

Excellent barbecue in Central Washington. Not something you think of often. But these guys were spot on with their meats/sides/sauces, and believe it or not, I think the sides make or break a barbecue joint. Every carnivore loves meat, but if the sides are lousy, the meal suffers greatly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
gcleff11
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Cheney, Wa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Yakima Valley, WA
Level Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

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Ellensburg, Washington
1 review
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!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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!

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

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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.

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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!

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Moscow, Idaho
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

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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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Cheney, Wa
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240 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Excellent barbecue in Central Washington. Not something you think of often. But these guys were spot on with their meats/sides/sauces, and believe it or not, I think the sides make or break a barbecue joint. Every carnivore loves meat, but if the sides are lousy, the meal suffers greatly. Besides the great food, the service was absolutely outstanding. We were... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great bbq and fries! There are always lots of cars here and there is a good western atmosphere. In this rodeo town..that is good.

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Additional Information about Rodeo City Bar-B-Q

Address: 204 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3310
Phone Number: 509-962-2727
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

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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: Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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