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“Always dependable”

Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA RESTAURANT: DINING, CATERING, TAKEOUT AND GIFT CARDS Superb Dining at Moderate Prices! Wood Ranch in Rancho Santa Margarita is ideally suited for your large party gatherings. Our heated and enclosed side patio can comfortably accommodate a party of 60. We take a limited number of reservations for any size party, so please, call the store to check availability. If you're interested in doing a lunch party we will open for your party of 30 or more! Call the store and speak to a manager for more details.
Mission Viejo, California
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Always dependable”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Always a good meal. Portions seem to be getting smaller and smaller but good. I always feel comfortable recommending this place to others.

Visited November 2012
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Better than Texas”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

After spending 12 years in Fort Worth, I moved back to my roots on south OC, so don't tell me I don't know about Texas BBQ. This was better! In fact, good BBQ in Texas is somewhat of a myth because the chain places have displaced the funky, hole-in-the-walls. At Wood Ranch, I was surprised on all fronts from the food to the sauce to the service. Tried the pulled pork and brisket. Both were very good as were the side dishes.Probably not the place to order wine, i.e. big glass, skimpy portion. All in all, a very welcome find with a nice vibe and ambience. Need to try it a few more times to give an unqualified rating, but the future looks good.

  • Visited August 2012
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Dove Canyon California
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Love this place too!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Another great place in Rancho! Fast, super friendly waitstaff! Very professional young people work here. Love to go with my girlfriends for happy hour. Great drink and app specials! Fun times here! My son loves the ribs!!

Visited August 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

HUGE ribs! 4 in the portion, I could only manage 2, and I've not got a small appetite! Friendly service and reasonable prices. Would like to go back to sample more from the menu!

  • Visited August 2012
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Love it, but hate it.”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

This place has a great BBQ chopped salad and garlic rolls. Whenever I am shopping near this place the smell lingers outside of it and it makes me hungry. If you are on a diet stay away since you will want to eat everything.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Jennifer W
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