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“Very good BBQ”
Review of Rodeo City Bar-B-Q

Rodeo City Bar-B-Q
Ranked #14 of 109 Restaurants in Ellensburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Washington
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very good BBQ”
Reviewed October 23, 2009

We've eaten here 3 or 4 times and we've really enjoyed our food every time. Good stuff!

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  • English first
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English first
Ellensburg
1 review
“all around..NOT GOOD”
Reviewed September 29, 2009

It was our first time to Rodeo City. We should have left as soon as we walked in the door. The atmosphere alone is enough to make you want to go to McDonald's. Our server walked up to us, without even saying hello or asking us how we were doing, starred for a moment and asked us what we wanted to drink. I told her we needed another minute and she walked away without a word...

After finally ordering our drinks and our food (at the same time) she didn't tell us the special or offer us any appetizers.

When our food got there only 2 of the 4 of us had silverware.. we had to ask for everything and she was not anticipating our needs. The food was also a huge disappointment. NOT GOOD.

She checked on us once then dropped off our check with a smile without offering us dessert. Our dinner for 4 was $86 and not worth one penny of what we paid.

They need a serious makeover at this place-- with not only their menu, but with the dining room and most importantly the servers.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good Homemade Food and Bar-B-Q”
Reviewed August 17, 2009

We were pleasantly surprised by the Rodeo City Bar-B-Q. The location is central to Ellensburg and is rustic, but the food is really good.

They offer a variety of Bar-B-Q smoked items including sausages, chicken, beef and pork. All are offered with cornbread and some tasty side options. The portions are adequate and the prices fair.

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Mount Vernon, WA
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6 reviews
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“Finger Lickin Good”
Reviewed July 3, 2008

My boyfriend attended CWU and this was our favorite restaurant. It has some of the best BBQ we've ever had. We always got the beef ribs or the pork ribs with our favorite sides....a choice of two along with a roll or cornbread. The meat is fall of the bone delicious, so tender, beautiful smoke on the meat and the sauce is perfect....a traditional tomatoe based sauce, a little sweet and spicy. The meat is just so good and the portions are great. Our favorite sides are the baked potatoes, comes with a compound butter of bacon bits and chives, along with cottage cheese. Now how often do you see that on the menu, cold and sprinkled with paprika a great side dish. The corn muffins are to die for as well....chock full of corn kernels, sweet with a slight bite from the corn meal....lots of great food there and of course the pop served in a boot shaped glass....must try this restaurant if you're passing through Ellensburg on the way to the east side....on the main strip just past the fast food....well worth it!

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Washington
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“Pretty Darn good BBQ for being in a small town”
Reviewed May 26, 2008

Really great BBQ. It is a little on the expensive side, but can't mind paying a little more for good BBQ. Have been to other places that say they have great BBQ (including in texas) and Rodeo City is the Best.

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