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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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Sandpoint, Idaho
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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297 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent! We stopped out of desperation and found a BBQ joint that made BBQ sauce and smoked meats with a touch that reflects care and appreciation for quality. The decorations and the theme fit well in Ellensburg, the home of a well respected rodeo. I sent for several bottles of their original sauce and it comes highly... More 

1 Thank DanielJSlick
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This restaurant is the real deal when it comes to BBQ. Authentic western atmosphere and the best food around. Be sure to check out the Ellensburg Rodeo history in the banquet room. They even make and sell their own BBQ sauce. Awesome!

Thank jhwjr49
South Cle Elum, WA
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

My first time in this restaurant was excellent. The setting is very cowboy and very clean. The food was very good in most of the areas I rate a good barbecue eatery, the barbecue meat and sauce, the cornbread and the beans. The only negative was the coleslaw was bland.

1 Thank Carolyn W
New York
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156 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Stopped in to the Rodeo City Bar-B-Q for dinner while passing through town. It was late in the evening, and I didn't have particularly high expectations. Wow, was I surprised! The BBQ was some of the best I've ever had. I think most, if not all, of the credit went to the sauce itself. The restaurant also sells bottles of... More 

1 Thank RunrDave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?