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Rodeo City Bar-B-Q

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204 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3310
Tue 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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deer park, United States
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped on our way to Seattle looking for some good barbecue. My husband had chicken and I had pulled pork. After living in Texas for 25 years we are spoiled. Smothering dry meat with BBQ sauce does not make good BBQ. The meat did not have a good smoke flavor and was dry and tough. Service was good and was... More 

Thank Rochelle H
Ellensburg, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite bar-b-q restaurant in Ellensburg. Staff is fun and decorations, including glass cowboy boot drink containers, make you feel a part of the old West. Most all their sides are homemade and good. Variety of meats should satisfy most everyone.

Thank Winebutt
Lenore, Idaho
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rodeo City Bar-B-Q is one of those places you can go and get a great meal for an affordable price. There are no surprises, very consistent great food and service. I even stop there to pick up "food to go" while traveling between my home in Idaho and the Puget Sound. The Bar-B-Q sandwiches are outstanding!

Thank cdselby01
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This place ok bbq but honestly nothing special they are only open when they want to be I think. I don't think id waste time here. If your looking for some good bbq theres a good place just open the street

Thank Pieter R
Sandpoint, Idaho
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Smelled amazing...exactly what you would expect a BBQ place to smell like. Staff was very nice and very helpful with menu suggestions. I had the pulled pork sandwich with fries..it was good... Not great....average. Fries were your standard fries. My husband had the ceased salad. Was kind of small and over dressed. Smaller portions... We both left a bit hungry.... More 

Thank Suegarbow
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the pork ribs, potato salad was excellent and the cornbread was the best ever. Service was speedy even though the restaurant was full.

Thank rrggddg
Sunnyside, Washington
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great tasting food and plenty of it. Had the pulled pork sandwich and was so big I had to cut it up to eat. Folks I was with had the ribs which were Big and they said very meaty and tasty.

Thank SunnysideGourds
Richland, Washington
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321 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

Stopped in for some BBQ, the staff were very friendly and attentive, it was quiet, not a lot of loud background noise. The food came and it was very good, small portions really, but enough unless you are really really hungry. Good BBQ sauce delivered to your table so you can get as much as you like. We would eat... More 

Thank Ranbud
madison WI
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Great barbecue in the middle of Washington state. On the Main Street about a half mile or so off the interstate. Pulled pork was sweet yet tangy. Beef tips just as great. A very good meal for a very fair price.

Thank madson15
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Super BBQ beef dinner. Waitstaff really attentive and knowledgeable regarding the menu. Food was fresh and portion seemed right on. Cornbread was interesting. Potato salad was nice.

Thank oceanhorses

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: 509-962-2727

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