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The Range

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2317 G, Santa Margarita, CA 93453
+1 805-438-4500
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Santa Margarita, California
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely delicious dinner. Loved appetizer, artichoke soup, salad and entrees. Pheasant and venison delicious. Super dessert! Great service!

Thank Pamela M
Norco, California
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at this phenomenal small town restaurant twice in the last year. It's a great casual place, with warm, friendly service. It has a small indoor dining area and a slightly larger indoor/ outdoor fenced in dining area. The atmosphere inside or outside is great. The food is absolutely outstanding. Their filets and prime rib are as about... More 

Thank tmiller253
Santa Margarita, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little restaurant is a cut above anything else in the North County! Their food is wonderful! Jeff is an amazing chef! It is so worth the extra effort it takes to get to the little town of Santa Margarita. It is a bit pricey but so worth it!

Thank Pozogal
San Luis Obispo, California
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Yep, it felt cozy and energizing and country cowboy and fun at The Range in the tiny, wild west style town of Santa Margarita. We arrive after 8 and things were quieting down, but The Range rocks most nights. They have a great outdoor eating area (for use during good weather) and the inside is tiny and charming. The food... More 

Thank SLL009
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

I admit I was a bit skeptical when told Santa Margarita had a dining scene. I am skeptical no more. The ambience was friendly and the food top notch. Have the Man Salad (you and a friend can split it) and the duck. You're welcome. Great wine list. Not cheap, but reasonable.

Thank trojanfamily
Frazier Park, California
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We've wanted to visit this restaurant for years and finally made a special trip. We had no idea it was so close to SLO. We started with the tomato basil bisque, following by the mussels. Wow! The broth of the mussels was amazing. We're huge elk fans, so of course we both had the medallions. A perfect meal!!

Thank LA_Native
San Jose, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 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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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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37 reviews
25 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

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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, Parking Available
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: +1 805-438-4500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?