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204 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3310
509-962-2727
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Fine food for an evening out

Went to try this place out as it has been recommended by friends in the area. Were very pleased with their extensive menu and selection of local adult beverages. A fine aroma of BBQ met us at the door and the experience continued throughout our stay there. Will go back and will recommend this place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
imanley
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Ellensburg, Washington
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New York
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to the Rodeo City Bar-B-Q for dinner while passing through town. It was late in the evening, and I didn't have particularly high expectations. Wow, was I surprised! The BBQ was some of the best I've ever had. I think most, if not all, of the credit went to the sauce itself. The restaurant also sells bottles of... More 

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Thank RunrDave
Ellensburg, Washington
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for large groups. Menu has a variety of choices for all. Good portion sizes and value. Love the cornbread and coleslaw for the sides!

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Thank 509Smiles
bc canada
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222 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To judge by the hotel and online recommendations, one would think folks should be driving from Memphis and Austin, Texas to eat. Sadly, not the case. Granted, mid-state Washington isn't the heart of BBQ territory, but there are enough examples around to provide a decent standard. Rodeo City, despite the name, just doesn't come up to the norm. Let's start... More 

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Thank mistermaui
Vilseck, Germany
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Thursday night, and the food was awesome! My husband was very satisfied with his huge plate of ribs and potato salad with baked beans and corn bread, and my burger and fries were just amazing:D We will be back whenever we drive by Ellensburg!! ❤️❤️

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Thank Sarah C
Ellensburg, Washington
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Went to try this place out as it has been recommended by friends in the area. Were very pleased with their extensive menu and selection of local adult beverages. A fine aroma of BBQ met us at the door and the experience continued throughout our stay there. Will go back and will recommend this place to our friends. Thank you... More 

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Thank imanley
Seattle, WA
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84 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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.

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

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.

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

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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Thank ValleyMom84
Ellensburg, Washington
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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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Thank Danielle P
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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
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?