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Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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3449 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003-5011
+1 805-620-4500
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Menifee, California
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank Phillip D
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 

Thank Bob T
1 review
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank Chris K
Ventura, California
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank Jason S
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 

Thank Carline H
Ventura, CA
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265 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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 

Thank CWS55
Ventura, California
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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.

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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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

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

Dear Sabrejet, Thank you! Alex B. More 

Northern California
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Wood Ranch has barbecue, steaks and salads. All great as far as we tasted. We split dinners and still had a lot of food. I tried a "not your dad's root beer". I think it might have alcohol in it ;-). The bar behind us had a widescreen showing ESPN highlights from Warrior games so we were on sensory overload.

Thank marilynb40
Rutland, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Looking for a evening meal we note this location on Tripadvisor. Extensive menu - most entrees with one or two sides. Drinks & bread whilst waiting to order - roast chicken great BBQ flavor and moist - two sides - "I'll have sweet corn and a Jacket potato" - mash - no Jacket - loaded jacket what we got was... More 

1 Thank Mike W
Jason2835, Owner at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Ketton Park, I'm sorry that your experience at Wood Ranch in Ventura was not to your liking. I'd like to find out exactly what went wrong. It appears that you wanted to make some substitutions, but that we could not accommodate them. I'm not sure our server would have understood "jacket" potato, but is that what you ended up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?