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2684 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 495-3211
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Beef Ribs

This place has been here forever and has morphed from a business that served ranchers to a great bar-b-que eatery. Not fancy, you eat at picnic tables outside or take home. There is no dining room. The Beef Ribs are my favorite, but the tri-tip and baby backs are excellent too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2013
SoCalCurmudgeon
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Thousand Oaks, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I come back here once a year. I really need to stop. I don't get what people like about it. Paid $8.95 for a pre-made sandwich that was sitting in a warmer. The flavor was bland. I prefer Arby's. The place is not welcoming at all.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Flavorless everything. Skip it. Bland ribs, Jerk sandwich, potato salad, beef jerky. Really. And we went out of our way to try this place. :(

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Thousand oaks
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Good food, better when hot of the grill. Service is slow. Atmosphere needs improvement. Overall very good.

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Newbury Park, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The BEST BBQ !! I have traveled a lot and I have live quite a few place and there is only one other place that I have had this quality of BBQ and that was a hole in the wall place too. Mouth watering Tri-Tip ! Ribs that meat fall off the bone. Good beans and salad but definitely go... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Another old main stay of Thousand Oaks. They have been cooking on the sidewalk for years. Great Tri Tip most of the time. they do more catering than eat there.

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Thousand oaks
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

The Meat Locker is a solid BBQ shack offering fresh BBQ for an average price. The pork ribs are excellent as well as their burritos. Lunch is hearty and good. Seating is mostly outside so pick a nice day. There is a seated bar inside, but very limited seating. Service can be slow depending on how prepared the customer is.... More 

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Thousand Oaks
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192 reviews 192 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Meat Locker has been in Thousand Oaks since at least the 1950s. Ronald Reagan used to use them as his butcher when he had a ranch in the area. I have to admit that we have known the family forever. Their meat cuts can't be beaten but we go there now for their barbecue sandwiches at lunch and to... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Meat Locker is in a small, run down building in Thousand Oaks with some of the best meat we've ever tasted. My understanding is that it started out as a catering business and continues to cater large events.The only seating area is outside, although there is a little room to the side with a few tables. It's not fancy,... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This place has been here forever and has morphed from a business that served ranchers to a great bar-b-que eatery. Not fancy, you eat at picnic tables outside or take home. There is no dining room. The Beef Ribs are my favorite, but the tri-tip and baby backs are excellent too.

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Simi Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

A little hard to find, but look for the smoke. Old-school BBQ, no frills just good chow. Picnic-style tables outside, just added some indoor seating for the chilly days. Tri-tip or Chicken are just right. Enjoy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2684 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Thousand Oaks
  • Phone Number: (805) 495-3211

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?