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.

Rodeo City Bar-B-Q

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
204 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3310
509-962-2727
Website
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 62 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 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
,
Cheney, Wa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Cheney, Wa
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington State
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Walla Walla, Washington
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Jordan, Utah
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ellensburg, Washington
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great food wonderful service by a young lady a senior at central. The BBQ was more than we could eat. Plenty left over for lunches. And prices are reasonable. Can't wait to go back and have regular old steak med rare. Probably at rodeo time. We'll see how that goes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We loved the service and food here. Pulled pork and brisket were very tasty. Great smoky flavor, homemade sides and cornbread. I wish we were able to save room for the dessert, they sounded delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredericton, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Rodeo city BBQ has a nice casual rodeo setting and great service. We had the half chicken and half rack of pork ribs. The BBQ sauce was great along with the fixings but the meat tasted like it had been under-reaheated from the previous day or days! If you get their BBQ that is smoked and cooked all in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Rodeo City Bar-B-Q also viewed

 

Been to Rodeo City Bar-B-Q? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rodeo City Bar-B-Q 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?