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Thousand Oaks Meat Locker

2684 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 495-3211
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English first
Thousand Oaks, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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
104 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This is an excellent BBQ restaurant. You definitely come here for the food, not the atmosphere. Don't be put off by the very basic, almost rundown appearance of the buidling. It is located on Thousand Oaks Blvd and has very basic picnic style benches and tables outside for dining there. Most of their business is takeout. I highly recommend their... More 

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Northridge, CA
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154 reviews 154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Not much in the way of atmospher but had an awesome lunh here!

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Oak Park, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

BBQ means different things to different people in different regions, so without a culinary lesson on the different types of BBQ, I will say, if you are a fan of 'dry rub' BBQ. Meatlocker is by far the very best. The beef and pork ribs are outstanding and really do not not need any sauce. They are open until 5:00pm.... More 

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Additional Information about Thousand Oaks Meat Locker

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

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