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Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

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3449 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003
805.620.4500
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
My mouth was SO happy!

It was so good we changed our plans and went again a second time. The ribs were delightful, the burgers were yummy, and the chicken was fabulous. We are already looking forward to traveling there again if only to eat there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Hansonfam
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South Jordan, Utah
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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South Jordan, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

It was so good we changed our plans and went again a second time. The ribs were delightful, the burgers were yummy, and the chicken was fabulous. We are already looking forward to traveling there again if only to eat there.

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Oxnard, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The place was nice and service was good. However, the wait can be very, very, very long. Their policy is no reservations for parties of less than seven guest on Fridays and Saturdays. The first time we went we waited and decided that we would stay since it was late. When we decided to leave after 55 minutes they finally... More 

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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108 reviews 108 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

After a half dozen visits, I'm a fair judge of this great restaurant. You usually have to wait, but not longer than a half glass of good red at the long bar...and they've got the vibrators so put them in your pocket and you'll jump up as if snakebit when summoned for your table. :-) The steaks, ribs, etc. are... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

OK, so it's a chain restaurant - but so what? The interior I love - booths which are always great, wooden beams, a separate bar area - I love the ambience and visiting with friends or a casual "date night". The food really is a great - a fabulous selection with massive, American sized portions. I've had the pulled pork... More 

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Nuevo, CA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to a Wood Ranch BBQ. The atmosphere is low lit and subdued so it would be a nice place for a romantic dinner. The menu selection was good, and they have a fairly robust gluten free section upon request. The food portions were very good size and all in my party had difficulty finishing everything.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wood Ranch is a busy place but the staff is organized to minimize wait time to be seated. The bar area is large and the bartenders are friendly and good at their trade. We find Wood Ranch to have an expansive menu with fresh selections of salads, vegetables and seafood. This is a great place for lunch, Happy Hour or... More 

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California
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1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
545 restaurant reviews
679 helpful votes 679 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

That is kiwi slang for delicious, and the food here is just that. The delicious aromas that waft from the building get your appetite going before you're even in the door.

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Stockton, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I really liked the atmosphere,, which really got me hungry for some good BBQ. After a fairly long wait the ribs came and they were OK but nothing special. They were not very meaty and not very smoky and the sauce was sweet but not at all complex. Decent food, but I would not seek it out again.

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Los Angeles, California
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169 reviews 169 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were there for a late lunch & it wasn't very busy but the server was excellent as was the food. Peanut coleslaw is one of my favorites. Splurged with a vanilla ice cream ball rolled in Oreo crumbs with hot fudge. Yum!

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Coldwater, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We went to Wood Ranch for my Wife's Birthday. Our daughter, son in law, and baby. They offered cheerio cereal, orange slices and banana as we were seated for the baby. The server was A1 as was the food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3449 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805.620.4500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?