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Ranch House BBQ

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10841 Kennedy Creek Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512-9446
+1 360-866-8704
11:00 - 20:00
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WA State
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221 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hostess and waitress were great, personable and attentive. The food, well not so. Actually the sides were pretty good, especially the cornbread muffins. The BBQ, supposedly the best in Olympia, was mediocre at best. The ribs were charred on the outside and the fat wat not rendered on the inside and they had little flavor. The chicken fared a... More 

Thank Semibum
Longview, Washington
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read many of the reviews before we went to the Ranch House when we were up in Olympia in March. I have to agree with a review I read that wondered why so many people thought this place had great BBQ! I wonder too. The service was just fine, no complaints. I had a sample platter and I think... More 

Thank tandjinwa
Yelm, Washington
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

When there recently with my family and had the deep fried macaroni ball and the bbq platter. The pulled pork and brisket where melt in mouth good. The chicken was out of this world!!!!! The pork rib tip (I think that is what it was) was dry and hard to chew..but the other stuff was so good that I didn't... More 

Thank themoons2014
Kihei, Hawaii
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We just live the Ranch House! You will always find a friendly staff, you will walk out with plenty to eat. Their food is packed with flavorful notes to make your taste buds dance. The Ranch House has beautiful flowers/grounds/creek with lots of outdoor seating for your dining pleasure during spring, summer and fall. Lots of indoor dining as well... More 

Thank Sharon D
Olympia, Washington
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380 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Yes, indeed. It is out of the way, but well worth the trip. We hadn't visited for a long time but stopped for lunch and shared the sampler plate. It was plenty for both of us and we brought leftovers home. The BBQ is great and worth of the awards it has garnered.

Thank Cathy C
Centralia, Washington, USA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I have passed this restaurant many times, but never thought to stop until I read reviews. We decided to stop by at 6:00 on a Saturday night and the place was packed. Glad we didn't wait any longer! My husband had the sampler platter and I had the chicken breast. All of the meat was cooked to perfection and the... More 

Thank nofoocus
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Stop here on our way home from the beach. Never a bad meal. Best BBQ, friendly staff. Huge serving easy to share.

Thank dlwandler
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I have to say hands down this is the very best barbecue restaurant in the State of Washington! I had the sampler platter, Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Ribs, Sausage, 1/4 Barbecue Chicken. Corn bread muffin. 2 sides of Barbecue baked beans and Cole slaw. Oh my God! I really don't know were to start! The brisket was so juicy and... More 

Thank Gary W
Olympia, Washington
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went there for dinner Saturday and Had a great meal! We are partial to ribs so we ordered a full slab and split the order. More than enough food . For a small charge you can get the garlic fries as one side. The order is huge. The other side we ordered was their beans, really tasty and smokey.... More 

Thank Eilene258
Friday Harbor, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We went with our friends on the way to Westport, WA. We ordered the BBQ Sampler Platter, a rack of Ribs and a side of spicy link hot sausage to split between the four of us. Of course, and beer. When it came, we didn't think we would be able to finish it. But, we sure did - every last... More 

Thank Toni B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10841 Kennedy Creek Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512-9446
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-866-8704

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