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Rodeo City Bar-B-Q

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204 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3310
509-962-2727
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Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 16
    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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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219 reviews 219 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Washington State
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106 reviews 106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I ate here two days in a row. The first evening I had the two meat bbq dinner - beef ribs and then pork ribs. The bbq sauce is wonderful. The beef ribs were tasty but a little bit tough. The pork ribs were tasty and very tender - lovely. The sweet potato fries and coleslaw were also very good.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I love this restaurant. The food is all homemade and tastes fresh. I always leave wishing I could eat more. Their portion size is always more than I can eat. Their service is always excellent. You must try this great restaurant.

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Walla Walla, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We stopped here for the first time on a trip over the pass a few nights ago and it was awesome. Good food, healthy sized portions (Healthy as in big, not healthy as in ...well healthy) We even got four bottles of sauce to go to give out as Christmas Presents. Can you think of a better gift this holiday... More 

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South Jordan, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was surprised. This place has some really great BBQ. I got ribs and sausage. I loved the sausage! Great smoky flavor cooked perfectly. The ribs were good, too. Not fall-off-the-bone, but they are good.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Ah. BBQ. Cornbread muffins to die for. Even the burgers are good, and the service is great! Buy a boot mug so you can feel like a cowboy at home. The only thing that could probably use an update is the carpet!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?