We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great BBQ food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque

Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque
Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Frontierland, Anaheim, CA (The Colony)
714 781-3463
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #11 of 737 Restaurants in Anaheim
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Colony
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great BBQ food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Hey-Howdy-Hey! My family and I rather it be 3 of us or 24 of us, we always make sure to eat here one day of our trip. Lunch is a few dollars less than dinner but the only difference we find is that dinner includes the sweet corn wheels and lunch menus don't include corn wheels. They offer a good amount of BBQ ribs, chicken, and sausage. Along with cole slaw, sweet corn wheels, corn bread, and BBQ beans. If you would like some more beans, or corn or ribs they are happy to refill your food at no extra charge. The cute music show is entertaining and they like to recognize any special occasions but over all, it's great BBQ food and try it before you say you hate it. Do call at least a week or two for reservations. The price looks like a lot of money but it is worth every bit!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

332 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    175
    112
    27
    14
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Big Bear Region, California
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Good eats!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

You'll love the food, the service and the atmosphere at the Ranch.

The wait staff is friendly and accommodating. The food is pretty darn good! You don't have to order anything as this is family style eating at it's best.

Don't forget to try the smores! Delicious!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denver, CO
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice entertainment, food average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

All you can eat family style is nice with kids, but food is just edible, nothing special. Ambiance and entertainment was nice though, even including audience kids.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Torrance, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nice Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Tried the Big Thunder BBQ between Fantasy land and Frontier land on our latest visit to Disneyland and was pleasantly surprised. We had made reservations so we were seated right away. This all-U-can eat buffet with the occasional entertainment made for an excellent meal. And did I mention the food was delicious. Fall off the bone pork ribs, chicken and pork sausage (dinner only) along with baked beans, a vinaigrette coleslaw, corn on the cob and cornbread. YUM! And if you have room - family style desserts are made to order. We tried the hot chocolate chip cookie with Hagen-Daz vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate sauce - scrumptious! The portion size was large enough for a family of four. The Service staff took very good care of us - we will definitely be coming back again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ewa Beach, Hawaii, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Do yourself a favor, don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We spent 3 days in Disneyland and had dinner there twice. The food is delicious and moist and tender. Nice entertainment. We made reservations prior to arriving.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque also viewed

Anaheim, Orange County
Anaheim, Orange County
 
Anaheim, Orange County
 

Been to Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Big Thunder Ranch Barbeque, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.