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Willow Ranch Restaurant

27770 Lagoon Dr, Buttonwillow, CA 93206-9781
+1 661-764-6605
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potato salad” (7 reviews)
“brisket” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
27770 Lagoon Dr, Buttonwillow, CA 93206-9781
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1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good pulled pork in homey spot and a nice alternative to fast food. Attentive and pleasant wait staff, made this a relaxing stop in our slog up the 5.

Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have to stay for one night in a motel near the Restaurant, so we gonna check it out. The stuff was friendly and tool care for somebody. We had ordered one boneless chicken breast and a chicken salad, both was tasty. So thumps up

Thank Seba S
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We found the staff at the Willow Ranch to be pleasant and friendly. The food I would say was average. They did have a good size menu with some unique items. They give generous portions. They were fairly quick and much preferred over fast food....More

Thank 4Bug-a-Boos
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Willow Ranch is easy to get to off Highway 5. It's unpretentious, clean, good service, and just fast enough to feel that we weren't delaying our trip, but could relax a bit.

Thank Meryl B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Literally in the middle of nowhere along the freeway but... pretty good food. We were happy to have stopped in for lunch. Try the pulled chicken and pulled pork. Both are good.

Thank sndovale
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Eating along most of Interstate 5 is generally a chain restaurant experience that has no special distinction. This place manages to rise above the norm by quite a bit and is worth bypassing the various other eateries at this small freeway exit community. I had...More

Thank Taughboyne
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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...More

Thank Tim P
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 mhurwitz1956
Reviewed 1 January 2017 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
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...More

Thank Pop-upPrincess
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Susan B
is there wifi? I might have to sit there a few hours this coming Saturday, waiting for someone to drive up from Los Angeles.
21 April 2017|
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Response from Lyndon Q | Reviewed this property |
There was no wifi available when I was at the Willow Ranch Restaurant last year (2016).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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