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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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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On vacation and heading to Seattle from the 101 and found a sign at a rest stop for this place. It's on the way and we were hungry so decided to stop. Glad we did! Out of this world BBQ! A must stop if you are out this way!

1 Thank mjb10001
Olympia, WA
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239 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, I want to compliment the service. The greeter, the personnel and our server were all very positive and happy. It sets a tone for the restaurant. The food was good and plentiful. My wife had a combo plate and it was more than she could eat. My brisket sandwich was loaded and the garlic fries were really good. The... More 

1 Thank rogerjm
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this restaurant a treasure. The service is excellent and the food even better. Local eatery. The desserts are scrumptious.

1 Thank GretaGarboFranklyn
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Lisa M
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 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 July 26, 2016 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
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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 July 23, 2016

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
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?