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Ranch House BBQ

10841 Kennedy Creek Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512-9446
360-866-8704
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Ranked #34 of 306 Restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
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Olympia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Had dinner on a Saturday and wife and daughter ordered steak, medium. It was less than rare but because of the time already spent waiting for dinner they ate edges. Now then, they have something on the menu called Chicken and Ribtip Sampler. While the Chicken was good the ribtip was very disappointing. Not much meat, lots of bone, very... More 

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have tried several times to like Ranch House BBQ, mostly because we really enjoy good BBQ and there's nothing available in our area - but Ranch House just isn't our cup of tea! Their meats are inconsistent - sometimes very dry, sometimes tough and full of gristle, sometimes too fatty, and only occasionally acceptable. (We've had better luck ordering... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped for a quick lunch on our way home from the beach. As usual, the food was excellent - and the service wad great. We share a meal any more,because portions are too large for us. It was plenty, and quality is always good. They also have other choices than BBQ if one had different tastes. Highly recommend it!

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Olympia, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We absolutely love this place! The food is delicious and the service is great! Good selections on the menu, nice variety. Worth the drive out of town.

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Gig Harbor
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My wife and I recently shared a rack of ribs at the Ranch House BBQ. They were very tender and quite flavorful. These are without a doubt the best pork ribs I have had anywhere west of Kansas City. The beans were ok but nothing special. The cole slaw, however, was pretty good. The restaurant is not too fancy, a... More 

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Enumclaw, Washington, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

First I would have to say it's really expensive for what you got. Also it's not Kansas style BBQ. The service was super and our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. Because of the pricing I probably won't be back.

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Tumwater, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Had a brisket sandwich. Hmm? The brisket was crumbly and dry. As BBQ person who makes brisket in a smoker regularly this was not good brisket. Rather it seemed it was the bits or trimmings. The coleslaw was different but good and the beans were ok. But I can say I was disappointed and didn't think it was good BBQ... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is hard to find good BBQ in Washington State, and if you are looking for it, this isn't necessarily it. I spend a lot of time traveling down south much of the year though, so I am pretty picky. What my biggest problem with this establishment is was the service. Don't expect to be treated promptly and professionally, this... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We were told amything bbq would. Be be served asap we waited 20 in a totaly empty restaurant and then we were served the worst food. The coleslaw is cabbage with only apple cider vinegar. The beans have no flavor. The beef ribs aren't worth the 26.00 i would not pay 2.00 for them the pork ribs were acceptable. If... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were heading to the ocean for a few days of r&r and we were looking for a quick lunch along the way. Saw the sign and drove right in. I had a pulled pork sandwich, onion rings, chili, potato salad and a chocolate shake. It was all remarkable. The pork melted in my mouth. Best potato salad ever and... More 

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Additional Information about Ranch House BBQ

Address: 10841 Kennedy Creek Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512-9446
Phone Number: 360-866-8704
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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