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Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill

22352 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-5801
+1 949-888-1100
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tri tip” (20 reviews)
“ribs” (23 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22352 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-5801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We finished off a business meeting for lunch. This place was bustling with guest everywhere along with food coming out to feed them. Our group of 9 was seated quickly, drinks ordered and severed giving us time to look over the menus. All the food...More

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here lots of times. We now can go and take our grandson. Easy to get him set up, great kids menu. They are very considerate of the family

Thank Hank H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local casual restaurant that gets really busy early. The Bar is a good place to eat if you do not mind the hustle and bustle around you.

Thank Kathi G
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We have been here several times for their great tri-tip and garlic rolls. I would keep coming back just for those delicious, warm, fresh out of the oven rolls! They also have a cool bar with happy hour specials from 4-6pm during the week. Service...More

Thank BeachGirl021
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We usually get ribs to take home, but this time we had dinner there with friends. Man, the Baby Back Ribs are outstanding! You choose how many large a slab you want and pay accordingly. They come with two sides and their wonderful garlic rolls....More

Thank rayu
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Had dinner here with family members while on a visit to California. Good barbecue menu with abundant choices. It was a busy Sunday evening but we were seated quickly. Service vacillated between overly attentive and having to ask three times to get some wet wipes...More

Thank Gingy Q
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I just love wood ranch. Their food is tasty and always have great service. They also have a great bar.

Thank isabelcH2725GP
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for down home real Texas BBQ, don't go here. Food was OK but would not go back. Service was good. Price OK.

Thank Luby41
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Pretty darn good BBQ for South Orange County. A little pricey, but it's not somewhere I'd go to every week. Their BBQ beef ribs are absolutely killer, but way too much to eat in one setting unless you are looking for a bellyache.

Thank bigpapa2015
Reviewed 17 February 2017

No matter what you order at the Wood Ranch, it is always superb. It is one of my desired places to dine in RSM. MK

Thank ette2017
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Questions & Answers
Gloria G
26 March 2016|
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Response from DennisG11 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about dogs in the patio, sorry. Never there early enough for happy hour, sorry. But I can tell you that Tuesday is "half price wine" night!
robert n
27 December 2014|
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Response from Jon_The_Handyman | Reviewed this property |
Any hour you are there will make you happy! But to answer your question, they have Happy Hour M-F 4:30 - 6:00. Not sure what it consists of but hopefully that helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22352 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-5801
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Phone Number: +1 949-888-1100
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA RESTAURANT: DINING, CATERING, TAKEOUT AND GIFT CARDS Superb Dining at Moderate Prices! Wood Ranch in Rancho Santa Margarita is ideally suited for your large party gatherings. Our heated and enclosed side patio can comfortably accommodate a party of 60. We take a limited number of reservations for any size party, so please, call the store to check availability. If you're interested in doing a lunch party we will open for your party of 30 or more! Call the store and speak to a manager for more details.
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