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Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

3449 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003-5011
+1 805-620-4500
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (24 reviews)
“tri tip” (25 reviews)
“garlic rolls” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3449 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003-5011
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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.

1  Thank Chris K
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...More

1  Thank Jason S
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...More

1  Thank Carline H
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...More

1  Thank CWS55
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...More

1  Thank dtwsjw
Jason2835, Owner at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

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

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...More

1  Thank Sabrejet
Jason2835, Owner at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Dear Sabrejet, Thank you! Alex B.

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...More

1  Thank marilynb40
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...More

1  Thank Mike W
Jason2835, Owner at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2016

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...More

Reviewed 7 March 2016

Went to this place after friends reviews were so good. Went on a sunday late around 4pm. They sat us next to a family with a screaming baby. Then the people in the bar were so loud over a football game, I jumped out of...More

1  Thank Marcie Y
Jason2835, Owner at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2016

Dear Marcie Y., I greatly appreciate your letting us know about your experience at Wood Ranch in Ventura. I will speak with the managers at the restaurant and try to investigate what happened if you'd be able to tell me which Sunday you visited. I...More

Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I went there with my kids to celebrate my birthday. The service was really good, the food was delicious, and we had a wonderful evening. We started with the spinch artichoke dip, and they graciously brought more chips for it. The bread was really good...More

Thank DRR28
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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