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Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

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3449 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003-5011
+1 805-620-4500
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Saw on TripAdvisor that this restaurant had very good reviews and decided to give it a try. We had a very delicious dinner along with very friendly staff. We had the Tri-Tip and Baby Back ribs and both were very good. The Tri-Tip was just perfect the way I ordered it and the ribs were just as great. I recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Dear staff. We had a very good dinner . All was super. And the staff, andrew and barbara were very nice to us. When im in ventura or other places in california i will search for woodranch :-). Keep up the good work 😊

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Thank Johan V
Menifee, California
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Waitress was very friendly and attended to our every request. Was seated in a comfortable table and the atmosphere was awesome. I had the four beef ribs and they were the bomb. I don't think I left anything on the bones for the dogs.

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Thank Phillip D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This was our first visit to the Wood Ranch BBQ and I have to give them a mixed review. The biggest, and immediate problem, was it is too dark during the day. I literally had to get out my cell phone and run the flashlight app to read the menu. The waitress told us she sees this all time. My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Had the beef ribs with macaroni and jacket potato. Got to say they were the best ribs ever. The taste smokey taste was so good when eating I thought I was going to pass out! Chris K on holiday from the UK.

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Thank Chris K
Ventura, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

I have been passing by this place for a few years now and I was turned off by the large size of the place and the crowds hanging in front. My style of eatery is more of the hole-in-the-wall type. I have to add that I hate crowds. I have to say that this visit was a nice experience. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This is a typical American restaurant! We loved it, because the staff was very friendly and the food was very good! We ordered the oak grill steak and throut: delicous, and normal portions for us. We also ordered two great cocktails! There is plenty of choise, for everybody someting tastefull (even if you don't want to eat fries or greasy... More 

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Ventura, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

With my brother in town we needed a place that could take five adults and two children and make everyone happy. Wood Rand on Main fit the bill. Located on the corner of Main and Mills Street it is near the Pacific View Mall so there is lots of parking. On a Tuesday night we called ahead but there was... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

The service was excellent . Lauren was our server. Food was the best tri tip I have had in 29 years of living in California. It was juicy, tender, cooked to perfection.Thin sliced. The barbecue sauce was amazing. Baked potato cooked to perfection. And the cheese cake was out of this world.

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Thank dtwsjw
Jason2835, Owner at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, responded to this review

Dear dtwsjw, Thank you! I will make sure Lauren sees your note. All the best, Alex B. More 

Santa Maria CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We live on California's Central Coast where "real" BBQ is done over red oak wood and NO sauces. BUT Wood Ranch has really good BBQ. Over oak too, but either dry-rubbed or with 1 of 2 sauces. We've had ribs and brisket -all good. Big selection of side dishes or premium sides too Service is great and bar very helpful,... More 

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Dear Sabrejet, Thank you! Alex B. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3449 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003-5011
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-620-4500
Description
VENTURA RESTAURANT: DINING, CATERING, TAKE-OUT AND GIFT CARDS Choose Wood Ranch for Superb Dining at Moderate Prices. Among Ventura restaurants, Wood Ranch stands out as a great American restaurant, serving savory steaks , our nationally renowned Tri-Tip, as well as our highly praised chicken and fresh fish. We are also nationally recognized for our Kids' Menu, salads, appetizers, desserts, as well as our full-service bar.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?