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A. J. Spurs

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350 E. Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9601
+1 805-686-1655
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16:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 21:30
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Reno, Nevada
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96 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Solvang and saw AJ's on the way in. So decided to try it. We were not disappointed. Service was good, Menu very comprehensive at reasonable prices. Portions were large and you might consider sharing a meal if you can agree. Check the times for when it opens in the evening.

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Thank JamesUKUSA69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great place to stop to eat! Love the "soup" (stew/chili combination) family friendly atmosphere with friendly servers

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Thank Mae C
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We had the Twin Peaks and baby back ribs. It was amazing. And the decor was incredible. Full Bison and bears were taxidermy. Horns and ranch style on the walls. And the service was incredible. Definitely a memorable dinner.

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Thank Victor U
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Holy moly! We arrived and were seated quickly. The server arrived with stew, beans n salsa for the table and took drink orders while we agonized over the menu. So much to choose from. We ordered, salads are also included so we munched the salads and waited. Next thing our dinner arrives. massive plate filled with food. rice, potatoes and... More 

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Thank 236kaz
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I first saw this resaurant as we were driving to Solvang and thought it looked interesting. My husband and I read the TA reviews and decided to check it out. Wow! Interesting is an understatement. It has awesome atmosphere; very rustic, with stuffed animals (polar bear, bison, mountain lion, oh my!), tack, old ranch tools and such. You can eat... More 

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Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

I am still raving about this amazing restaurant 3 days after our visit! We had to wait about 20 min to be seated but we didn't even mind because of how interesting this restaurant is! They have a full size stuffed buffalo, bears, mountain lions, & different types of animals all over! It took me back in time to the... More 

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Santa Ynez, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Be prepared to eat at AJ's! We love to eat in the bar and listen to the live music. A favorite is the Steak bits and Shrimp on the bar menu for about 15 bucks. 4 huge shrimp cooked the way you like plus an 8oz. top sirloin on a huge bed of rice pilaf. The bar doesn't skimp on... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This facility is fascinating !!!! It originally opened in the early 80s as the "valley hunter" and specialized in wild game menu .. it is a remarkable example of log cabin constriction and design... it appears there was no expense spared in its final completion .. guests are treated to an extensive display of first class taxidermy thoroughly the entire... More 

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Waregem, Belgium
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59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We should have known somehow from the reception desk at our hotel (who warned us about the size or the portions at AJ Spurs), but not in a million years could we have imagined that they would be so big. If you’re not a big eater, do plan to take a (large) doggy bag home. We chose AJ Spurs over... More 

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Sacramento, California
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Incredible pork chops, the ribs and burger are good, and the stew is awesome. Great service--more than we could eat.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 E. Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427-9601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buellton
  • Phone Number: +1 805-686-1655

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