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Ranch House BBQ

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10841 Kennedy Creek Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512-9446
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have had consistently delicious meals at the Ranch House BBQ. I remember when it was Arvida's Kitchen... my Dad's name was Arvid, so easy to remember, but we never stopped on our way home to Grays Harbor. Then came Ranch House BBQ. The meals are enough to divide or take home for a second meal. The prices are very... More 

Thank Lisa M
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It really is worth a short drive out of Olympia to eat here. The BBQ aroma alone as you arrive will entice you inside! It is nothing fancy, just a good honest homely BBQ venue with indoor and outdoor seating. The food is delicious. The baby back ribs I had for lunch were as succulent, meaty, tender and as flavoursome... More 

1 Thank gowerguy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Olympia for business and a coworker took us here for lunch. I had the brisket salad. Cornbread was awesome and our server was attentive. Would definitely go back!

1 Thank Brian A
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a typical BBQ joint. Not like southern BBQ, but head and shoulders above the rest in this area. Garlic Fries, hamburgers, St Louis style ribs and good deserts is what you will find here. Accompanied by a good bar and friendly people. Downfalls are they know they are the best in the area and charge you for... More 

1 Thank Joe M
Lincoln, Nebraska
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good brisket, potato salad and corn muffins. Friendly service. Clean . My husband had the chicken with side salad. He raved about the blue cheese dressing. If, we lived in the area I would come back.

1 Thank 1SueDu
Montesano, Washington
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent BBQ and garlic fries. Portions are generous, you won't go away hungry. Service is friendly and fast. Very popular, there may be crowds on Fridays through Sundays as travelers between Seattle /Tacoma and the beaches stop for a meal. The sampler platters are reasonably priced ($24-$27) and can be shared. It is a good way to try different BBQs... More 

Thank Howard W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Clearly all the awards testify to this place serving delicious and tasty food. Despite a flurry of people arriving at once, our service was great and the food arrived quickly. Brisket was tender with just the right amount of sauce. Probably one of the tastiest brisket sandwiches I've ever had.

1 Thank Nikki_Aus73
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner and the place already looked quite packed. They were able to seat us within just a few minutes and our food came not very long after we ordered. We had the rack of ribs, and a beef and pork brisket combo with garlic fries. They were all absolutely delicious! Will definitely be coming back and... More 

1 Thank jheimie
Olympia, WA.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We have had dinner here before, and very happy to have taken the family for Father's Day Lunch. We had reservations, and glad we did. It got busy. We have not had bad or less than delicious food and have eaten at Ranch House at least 7 times.

1 Thank thepalmclan
Centralia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Yes, we revisited the Ranch House BBQ! This time, we skipped the stuff that didn't pan out on our earlier trip, and concentrated on the burgers and fries, plus onion rings. They did an awesome job on the burgers just as last time, and we had generous portions of hand cut fries. The onion rings weren't bad, either! The burgers... More 

1 Thank Tom-H98532

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10841 Kennedy Creek Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512-9446
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 360-866-8704

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