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Thousand Oaks Meat Locker

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2684 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-3267
(805) 495-3211
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thousand Oaks, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

TO Meat Locker has been a fixture in the area for decades. Came here in High School. The pork ribs are the best I have ever had in the country. Hands Down. You owe it to yourself to come try them.

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Thank Gerald S
Orange, California
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect setting for the 17 of us. Or even 2 of us. Great tri-tip and relatively inexpensive. The place looked ragged and old and not very clean. But so enjoyable sitting in the shade under the tree on picnic tables. We stopped here to get lunch on our way to Santa Barbara. Perfect choice for our humongous family. I... More 

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Thank disneykathie
Los Angeles California, Chatsworth
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Two words, Uncle Bums! This place has been in Thousand Oaks since it was just 100 Oaks, LOL! The star on the menu to me is the Uncle Bums chicken. It is a Cajun style jerk recipe that is to die for. Every item is killer tho. The habanero hot sauce is bomb. Sit outside and enjoy goodness.

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Thank powdercoater
Thousand Oaks, California
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Fabulous little joint on the street Eat at picnic tables in what was the old parking lot. Best tai-tip, chicken and hot-link sandwiches. Baked beans and slaw with every plate

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Thank Robert M
Thousand Oaks, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I ordered beef ribs, it was a little bit dry because its been sitting on for a while. The beef ribs was not tender at all, you have to fight it to get it.

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Thank christiany773
Malibu, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

I rate places based on what they are trying to do. The T.O. Meat Locker is not trying to be fancy - just good. This assembly line place is the equivalent of an awesome food truck. The meat is smoked in the morning and ready to serve for lunch. My five-star rating is based on the baby back ribs. That... More 

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Thank Mike M
Mantorville, Minnesota
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259 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

It would be very easy to overlook this unassuming location, but if you missed it you would be missing out on fantastic barbecue. The inside of this restaurant is not impressive, and if it bothers you I suggest you order your food for take out. My family ate in and enjoyed pulled pork, ribs, and tri-tips along with homemade salads... More 

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Thank Bill K
Oak Park, California
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Meat Locker is nothing fancy, but for great BBQ it can not be beat. I usually order the beef ribs, but today I ordered the Tri Tip sandwich, wow! tender and full of flavor. The roll was soft and delicious. I had the macaroni salad side, also great. They do run out of product so go for lunch. Limited counter... More 

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Thank Bobbyoyo
LosAngeles
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

In all honesty this place should have not be included in the list of restaurants. it is just a shack that sells quickly made food. Nobody sees this place as anything else but a simple way of satisfying your hunger. You are lucky if you find a place to sit at the outside bench. The meats are done in a... More 

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Thank LATraveller_12
Whitewater, wi
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have gone many time to the meat locker and always end up full and happy. I ussually get the pork ribs and tri-tip. The ribs are juicy and seasoned well, and the tri tip is never dry like some places. They have really good sauce as well. The sides are nothing amazing but more like a picnic-- salad, beans,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2684 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-3267
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Thousand Oaks
  • Phone Number: (805) 495-3211

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