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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Joe M
Lincoln, Nebraska
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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126 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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
Olympia, Washington
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97 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We both had the 'Rib Eye, hand-cut 1 pound steak' Hers ... Med/Rare with 'the daily Chef’s Special side dish' ... which was *potato boats* and side salad. Mine ... Med with garlic fries and baked beans. The steaks were juicy and tender ... full flavored, done to perfection. The garlic fries were perfect as well ... garlic evenly distributed... More 

1 Thank James B
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Our party of 8 waited 45 minutes to be seated. Awards covered the walls. We ordered a large variety. The good: BBQ BEANS, beef brisket, sirloin steak. Ok: coleslaw, corn bread, shakes. The bad: chicken, pork ribs. Ratings are based on taste. Meat portions were very generous. We ran about $18 a plate. They did have a kids menu.

Thank K K
Sarona, Wisconsin, United States
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

My husband and I stopped here on the way home from shopping in Olympia. We've eaten a lot of BBQ in Texas so weren't really sure what to expect in Washington. We were greeted immediately and shown to a table in the first dining area. We noticed the trophies and ribbons in the place. We decided to share a large... More 

1 Thank Kim G

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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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