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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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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
Paso Robles, California
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Went in with high expectations, and boy, the decor makes you want to lower those expectations. At first sight, you might think you walked into your uncle's back smokehouse room. .. then you review the menu, and the selections are worthy of any high-end bistro. Elk, Bison, Lamb, Pork, Beef, Fish... they got it ALL covered. And the cuisine is... More 

Thank Troy D
Cayucos, CA
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

BAD EXPERIENCE!!! We live on the Central Coast and have eaten here many times and never had a bad meal until last night. Two of us ordered the ribeye steaks and requested they be cooked medium rare. We were assured by the waitress that the steaks are never overcooked unless requested. Well, after sharing an order of mussels (delicious) and... More 

Thank Cayucy
templeton, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Don't be fooled by the street appearance, and you do need to know that this place does exist! The only decent place in town (Try Ancient Peaks Winery just down the street) and you will not be disappointed. Great food, decent wine list, an d superior service. Prices are reasonable, and menu choices are varied.

Thank Victor P
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I go to The Range every chance I get! In fact, one of my good friends just gave me a gift certificate to The Range, because everyone knows I love it so much. The food is fantastic, and wine and beer lists are creative and interesting, the decor is charming, and the staff are fun and knowledgeable. I like taking... More 

Thank clvrnamsalrdytkn
Santa Cruz, CA
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Pros: good service, interesting menu, great salads, good wine list. Cons: my wife and I shared our entre, ribeye steak, the flavor was good but the meat had tough fibrous tissue running throughout making it hard to cut (even with a serrated steak knife) and hard to chew. When we mentioned this to our server we were told to "order... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, International
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
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?