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The Range

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2317 G, Santa Margarita, CA 93453
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a wonderful patio and wonderful specials. The menu has a wide range of offerings from elk, ribeye, fried chicken to fresh fish. From solo to couples or a large group of friends they can accommodate it all.

Thank Jason Y
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

A whole in the wall restaurant. We were seating inside...no ambience but once the food arrived we didn't care. It was delicious! We both had the filet mignon and it couldn't have been better. At one point I left the table to use the restroom and saw there was an outside patio that area seemed much more romantic and looked... More 

Thank Lisa H
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Group of 4 had a nice dinner, have had better meals here in the past. Last night the service was very slow (2.5 hours). If it was my first time there, I'm not sure I would return. It is a unique country spot with a great chef, cash only or local checks.

Thank Karen W
Temecula, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

In town for one night. This place was highly recommended and did not disappoint. Seating was al fresco on a nice patio area with many planters of herbs which were probably used in the dishes. They had a live band on this particular night and they did s nice job. The wait staff was very attentive. This place has a... More 

Thank ringlug101
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I was hesitant to share this with the masses... but this is one of the BEST Restaurants in the Central Coast!!!

Thank shellrockoff
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Family members brought us to The Range for a special occasion. Santa Margarita is very rustic and The Range fits right in. The Range has western decor with wooden tables and chairs. There is limited parking in front of the restaurant but plenty of parking surrounding it. The Range is open for dinner only beginning at 5:00 pm. The food... More 

Thank CentralCoast2
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Looking for this restaurant can be quite illusive as it is a non descriptive looking place tucked in between other 2 businesses. Upon entering the restaurant you are given a choice of either on the inside or in an semi opened area where it was fenced off from train tracks. For our selection we have chosen 'crusted coffee beans steak'... More 

Thank Valapha G
San Luis Obispo, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at the Range since it opened and have always had great food and service. With 30 years and 60+ countries for comparison, this ranks amongst our favorites.

Thank Ian A
Santa Margarita, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Excellent gourmet food, beer and wine. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, No reservations taken, first come first served. Bring cash or your checkbook, credit cards are not accepted.

Thank 67larryd
Carlsbad, California
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

Very different place with darn good food! The owner/waiter? was a little too pushy and fishing for complements. We liked it but were really there for food and conversation. Hard to completely enjoy when bombarded by a braggy server. Good for great meat!

Thank Teresa R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2317 G, Santa Margarita, CA 93453
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Santa Margarita
  • Phone Number: 805-438-4500

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