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Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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3449 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003
+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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Los Angeles, California
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered tri-tip which was waaaaay over cooked (dry and leathery), backed potato had a greasy over-salted exterior, roasted veggies were so-so, and rice was dry and hard. This was not a good value at any price. We sat near the kitchen and there was a putrid smell mixed with restroom deodorizer which I never want to smell again. The only... More 

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Thank OneOrchidLover
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good and their homemade BBQ sauce at each table is fabulous. The service is great -- always attentive to your needs. Eating there a few times, the lunch menu has nice choices along with a fresh salad that is very interesting with bits of corn off the cob and sliced cherry tomatoes, and varied sides to accompany... More 

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Thank Roy G
Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our neighborhood place, we love it. Good food, good service, beautiful environment and decor. We love Kimi at the bar! Meaning, eat at the bar.

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Thank Stefanie D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The visit was good. The food was good. The waitress was nice but could have been more attentive. Better than most restaurants. I would go again.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

After 5 min of no server, my boyfriend had put our drink order in with the bar. Due to time restraints we just ordered appetizers and drinks. The brisket slider and the pulled pork were half way decent, even though they were drenched in coleslaw, however I would not even qualify them as BBQ, I wasn't even provided bbq sauce... More 

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Thank Kay P
Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Really appreciated the reviews since we wanted to try something different and other than seafood. Wonderful Tri-tip, rack of baby backs. Great sized cocktails. Clean Great service. We shall definitely return!

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Thank Sidhye D
Ventura
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I have been going to this place for years and the food is always good. The service is pretty good, especially if you tend to go in off peak hours. They do have among the best tritip in the county.

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Thank Robert C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

My husband and I were visiting from MN and, looking for a diversion from all the seafood we'd been eating, chose to try Wood Rach BBQ & Grill in Ventura. He had the BBQ beef ribs and, me, the tri tip and brisket. It's hard to find good brisket and theirs was quite good. Their slaw with peanuts also a... More 

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Thank Cynthia J
Oxnard, California
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

You have seen these all over and you get American food. That means; steaks, chicken, ribs, burgers and all the usual side dishes of potatoes (fried, baked mashed), salads and veggies. The portions are great so you can expect to take some home. The service is friendly and attentive.

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Thank Alan S
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

After moving to the area from Texas, I was looking for a restaurant that could make a good steak and BBQ. Wood Ranch definitely hit the spot. The food is prepared as you like it in generous portions, and served by an outgoing staff that genuinely cares about their customers. To best enjoy your experience, come hungry because you will... 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, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • 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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