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Willow Ranch Restaurant

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27770 Lagoon Dr, Buttonwillow, CA 93206-9781
+1 661-764-6605
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a must stop every time we are in the area. Their Angus beef is simply the best. Their pulled chicken is to die for. If I had a negative about this little gem it would be their lack of barbeque sauces. Otherwise this place is great! They also have a decent selection of beer!

Thank Tim P
Antioch, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been here many times, always in route to and from N.CA to S.CA. They never disappoint, one of the best BBQ in all the USA, and I can say with confidence, as I travel extensively, and have visited all 50 states many times.

Thank mhurwitz2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had pulled pork and French Dip. We really enjoyed both. The prices were about $10 a person for a sandwich and fries.

Thank ogiaag3
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We continue to have a meal here every time we travel up and down the I-5. The meats are all wonderful. I love the tri-tip sandwich and my husband loves the Brisket dinner. Their vegetable soup is homemade and delicious. We always buy several bottles of their BBQ sauce. It is wonderful. It is always busy but don't let a... More 

Thank Pop-upPrincess
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Ordered the beef brisket which was good but a little heavy on the sauce. Next time I'd order sauce on the side. Coleslaw and potato salad are outstanding and homemade--not bland but seasoned nicely. Our waitress Angela was attentive and friendly. A pleasure to be served by someone who is professsional and courteous. Fried chicken was good too--and beer selection... More 

Thank crystalcatSandiego
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Good food good service. Within easy walk from the TA Truck stop. Hand breaded chicken fried steak. Would not hesitate to stop again.

Thank Michael L
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The service was excellent. The food was mediocre. Would go again because the staff was amazing. Very disappointed a BBQ place didn't have baked beans. My shredded chicken was overly salty and was definitely from that morning or more likely the day before. I've worked in BBQ restaurants before and with that much seasoning sitting that long you don't get... More 

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Thank Lindsay L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Large menu, great food, super service and a great family atmosphere. Never pads by without stopping for a great meal.

Thank Bob H
Big Bear City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Good EATS and even better prices. Extensive menu selection, service very friendly. Easy access off I-5 and the perfect place to stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Thank EasyTrvln
San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Before heading back south from the Firestone Walker XX Anniversary party at their Paso Robles brewery, I heard about this hole in the wall barbecue joint in Buttonwillow, CA. It is not much to look at, and is a very dated roadside diner that caters to locals and long haul truckers (and the occasional hungry road warrior, like myself). But... More 

Thank Lyndon Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27770 Lagoon Dr, Buttonwillow, CA 93206-9781
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buttonwillow
  • Phone Number: +1 661-764-6605

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?