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Ranch House BBQ

10841 Kennedy Creek Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512-9446
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Ranked #30 of 295 restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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81% Recommend
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Seattle, Washington
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I've read good reviews about the Ranch House BBQ in the Tacoma paper, so we stopped in on our way home from the coast. I got 1/2 a chicken and a 1/2 rack of ribs. The chicken was OK, the ribs disappointing (rather tough). We were there on a Sunday late afternoon and the place was packed and people were... More

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Olympia, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We discovered the Ranch House almost 10 years ago when we first moved to Olympia. We were coming back from Ocean Shores and decided to drop in for dinner. We're so glad we did. Although we cant claim to be experts on BBQ or pulled pork dishes, we thought the flavor and quality of the meat dishes was excellent. In... More

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Hoquiam, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

$90 for a family of five, and I left hungry. I ordered the pulled pork and was served a big hunk of fat. The beans were especially ordinary. My 8 year old ordered off the kids menu, $7 for two ribs, plus $2 for french fries, plus $2.89 for a root beer. His meal was a pinch under $12 and... More

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Seattle and Thailand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I read all the reviews and a llm tyne awards given to the owner, Amy Anderson, I was excited to get some real BBQ. I was wrong, maybe my expectations are too high, I am from South East Missouri, where BBQ is a serious business. I had a slab of ribs, cole slaw and baked beans. I had the full... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a very cute little place with great small town atmosphere. We have eaten there quite a few times and I am learning that while they do some foods very well some others are a bit 'lacking'. I love their pork ribs and garlic fries, a staple there. Not being what one would call a BBQ aficionado, while I... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

First off let me say with a chuckle that comparing this place to Famous Daves is like saying a hamburger place is no McDonalds or the pizza was OK but it's no Dominos. No, it's not Famous Daves, it's just really good food. Try to get a seat in the evening and it shows. I love pulled pork and always... More

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Montesano, Washington
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We were looking for something with a full bodied BBQ flavor. The BBQ'd ribs, we thought, would be the best first time dinner. Had heard it was very good, busy, so get reservations. I'm sorry, we were very disappointed. Meat was very tender and fell off the bones, fries were ok, beans were good. Plenty to eat but the flavor... More

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Issaquah, WA.
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169 reviews 169 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This restaurant rebuilt after fire, flood and a wall of mud coming down on them. The owners are very nice with good food and service. The establishment has character with their pig decor. We'll certainly be stopping again.

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Olympia, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We've been there several times, but our most recent visit was the most memorable. We went on a busy weekend evening and the place was packed. Our servers were very attentive and friendly. We like to eat a large dinner, so a sampler platter and two appetizers with salads was just the right portion. Every bbq dish was delicious, but... More

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Seattle, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We were headed to SeaBrooke Washington and on the way went to Ranch House BBQ for lunch. It was wonderful. The slow cooked bbq meats were so good! We tried the Brisket, Pulled Pork, and the Chicken with garlic fries. Wonderful! We loved it so much we ate there again on our way back to Seattle. Two times was just... More

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