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The Rongbranch Restaurant

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2722 Washington St., Julian, CA
+1 760-765-2265
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Today
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Prescott Arizona
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner on a Tuesday night. Place only had 3 other tables of patrons at 6pm. Ordered meals, "Special Pot Pie", steaks, and a Burger. Four of us had salads as a side, fresh cut romaine and a few veggies, very nice. Blue cheese dressing was like water, but they did put some crumbles on top. We were never offered drink... More 

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verde valley
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404 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we picked this place because it was the least busy, so it seemed. everybody is wrong, this place should be picked FIRST ! i had the chicken pot pie & black beans, very tasty. my bride had the fried chicken, and she said it was the best fried chicken she has had in a long time. and of course the... More 

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Thank arizona-mark
Julian, California
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 4 adults and 3 children for dinner on a Monday night. Had difficulty getting waiter to take our order; he was up front and could not see our table. Only two other tables occupied at the time. Finally got order placed, food came out timely and food was good. Never got refill on drinks. Never... More 

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Thank map48
San Francisco, California, United States
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649 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There aren't so many choices to eat in this little town. We came for dinner on our first night and the waitress was great. The non-meat options are very limited. I had the Tiliipia which even though it was frozen was ok. The steamed rice that it was served on was on the verge on going bad however.

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Thank AshishGuptasfo
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My college-aged daughter and I went to Julian in early October to get a sense of autumn. We stopped in at Rongbranch for lunch. I'd had the Red Beans and Rice there many years before, and wondered if they were as good as I remembered. They were...comfort food at its best. The meal came with cornbread also. The service is... More 

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Thank Melanie M
Corona, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Good food, great value. Service was good. The apple pie was heavenly. Atmosphere cozy and charming. When in Julian a must!

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Thank brenda19622016
San Diego, California
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121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Julian was crowded Saturday, and there was a modest wait at the Rongbranch, but it was worth it. The food was excellent, and the service was good. Plus they have a great selection of jams & jellies to go.

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Thank Darrell92104
San Diego, California
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370 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Took my family out for dinner here one night and was very pleased with the menu and quality of food. The staff were very helpful and the dishes are great. The atmosphere was perfect and enjoyed our selfs. Fair prices and overall a must try.

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Thank Perry H
Henderson
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

First, I'd like to say that when we did get our food it was hot and very good. BUT... we waited 30 minutes just for our beverages, and another 30 for our food. Three families left the restaurant, before eating, while we were there. They all had young children and the kids were restless... is it any wonder? There were... More 

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Thank CSueW
Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We visited this restaurant on a weeknight when staffing was at a minimum, but they still took good care of us and processed our order promptly. Our salad and burger were both very good.

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Thank Elaine J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2722 Washington St., Julian, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: +1 760-765-2265

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