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Rattler's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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26495 Golden Valley Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91350-2973
+1 661-251-4195
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went to Rattlers in search of good BBQ in CA. Our waitress told us how they slow roast the BBQ over night so we were ready to eat. We got a combination of Tri tips ( roast beef), baby back ribs, and beef ribs. All the meat tasted like too many wood chips were used. The... More 

Thank Dequitta F
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Around the Santa Clarita Valley, most people know of Rattler's, as it has quite a legacy. Being a lover of smoked meats, I was anxious to try the mesquite-smoked offerings, and started right in with their ribs, but found them a bit boring and under-seasoned. The smoked chicken fared a bit better, but still felt uninspired and challenged to be... More 

Thank Kaisertod
Abbotsford, Canada
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443 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We don't often go to BBQ restaurants anymore as my husband says he generally finds them very disappointing and the food not that good. The room is very nice and has a very warm vibe to it. It is not as casual as some BBQ restaurants We started off with happy hour at the bar and they gave us yummy... More 

Thank vbrother
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Give you plenty of food and it is very good. They also have a great salad bar. The fresh hot rolls are so yummy

Thank Dawn H
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

LOVE this bbq. The shredded onions rings are a must have. BBQ chopped salads are so good. Great atmosphere when dining with friends.

Thank S M
Florence, Oregon
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320 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here several times before but this recent visit was disappointing. We had a party of 7 adults and called ahead. We specifically asked to be seated inside and not on their pseudo patio which is only partially protected from weather. After waiting 45 minutes they announced our table was ready and then marched us through the entire... More 

Thank Larry F
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Rattlers consistently has some of the best BBQ in Santa Clarita. Their beef and pork ribs are meaty with great BBQ taste. The rolls are warm and very good. The beans are a perfect match for the meat. Good food at reasonable prices with great service.

Thank Jerry K
Santa Clarita, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

While the BBQ at Ratlers is simply great, do not overlook a hidden treasure from the appetizer section. The Baja Fish Tacos are the best fish tacos around. It is a moist, flaky white fish seasoned with a bit of spice, but not too hot. I have these everytime. The baked beans and creamy coleslaw are really good. My wife... More 

Thank DVader8
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Rattler's is a great spot for BBQ. Went there for a family birthday and had a great time. Waits for tables can take some time, but worth the wait.

Thank Michael F
Santa Clarita, California
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The ribs are the best, great salad bar as well. The staff are very attentive and this restaurant has been known to give back to the community.

Thank MaryE44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26495 Golden Valley Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91350-2973
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clarita
  • Phone Number: +1 661-251-4195

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