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Thousand Oaks Meat Locker

2684 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
(805) 495-3211
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Ranked #23 of 180 Restaurants in Thousand Oaks
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jun 19, 2014
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Thousand Oaks
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162 reviews 162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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