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Ranch House BBQ

10841 Kennedy Creek Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512-9446
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Ranked #15 of 302 Restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Madera, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

New place to try with friends. Smelled good from the outside. I got chicken and rib tip platter with slaw. One friend got burger special and other friend, ribs. Everything was delicious. Great slaw! We also got appetizer of garlic drummies that were oh so good. A little pricie, but very good. Lots of food, took leftovers home and enjoyed... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My Wife and I decided to stop in for lunch on our way to Westport, Wa. for some Salmon and Bottom Fishing. First!, we were greeted by this Little Firecracker of a Woman who I would assume is the owner (very animated this one is for sure & loud)! None the less!, it's good to run into folks like her... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I've dined here twice for lunch and dinner, on both occasions I had their off-menu king salmon special. It was excellent. I've tasted the ribs which were phenomenal, but I notice they're cooked dry and you are free apply the amount of sauce you want. The potato boats are supremely delicious, just a tad greasy. The outdoor dining area is... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Any BBQ place needs to smelled from the road or how else is it a good BBQ place. Well this place has that great smell which has the taste to back it up. Would recommend this place to anyone. Clean and a good price.

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Vancouver, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

A full rack of ribs that are full of meat, nicely served with my choice of potato salad and baked beans, and a cob of fresh corn. Smiling, fun servers that add to the enjoyment of the meal. On other visits, I tried their pulled pork sandwich with same accompaniments, and, most recently, their pork chops. My wife felt that... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Quick service, delicious food and a nice outdoor patio. Oh, and the garlic fries...MmmmMmmmM. Good variety on the menu. Would return!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Beautiful location with lots of atmosphere. I had the sirlion steak, cole slaw, potatoe cheese cakes and corn muffin. The steak was the best that I had in a year. Corn muffin melted In my mouth. Cole slaw was sweet tangy vinegar slaw. Quality and quantity was great. My financ had the pulled pork and brisket with bakef beans and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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108 reviews 108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Passed by Ranch House en route to tiny Elma, WA on a late June morning, and returned for lunch two hours later after getting recommendations from local experts. It was great: at noon there was NO LINE and we sat down immediately. Took in the decor which is dominated by BBQ trophies at the national and regional levels. The ceiling... More

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Salem, Utah
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It is insane how good this BBQ is. No, I haven't been to the south or Memphis. But this is hands down the BEST bbq I have ever eaten. Prices had gone up since I went last, but it is worth it. From prior experience, I know the brisket is divine. The ribs are dang good. I got the 1/2... More

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Oakley, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Driving east on hwy.8 between Aberdeen and Olympia and notice a sign for the "Ranch House BBQ". Boy are we glad we stopped. The service was great and the food was delicious. The strawberry shortcake was to die for. Hope we get back through the area sometime soon.

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