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Thousand Oaks Meat Locker

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2684 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-3267
+1 805-495-3211
11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Camarillo, California
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154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We've eaten here a handful of times and have yet to be disappointed! The food is simple, as they don't go overly complicated and ruin the fantastic meat! You can even watch the meat smoke on the grill right off the sidewalk. We have gotten the chicken, tri-tip, pulled pork, beer ribs and pork ribs as well as several of... More 

Thank CheekyMonkey12
Westlake Village
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Superb tri-tip and excellent chicken, especially the Uncle Bum's sandwich. Fine outdoor seating, but not much indoors. The chili beans, baked beans, and green salad are excellent side dishes. They also make a mean burrito.

Thank Swimlaw
Thousand Oaks
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This place has been around since Reagan did movies in this area. The beef ribs are simply wonderful, the chicken breast sandwiches are fantastic, and they have a selection of sauces and things to put on your sandwich or just to slap on the meat. No other place makes it this basic. No frills, and no complaints.

Thank George H
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you are looking for Fancy keep looking If your looking for Great BBQ you have arrived at the right place.. Very Basic set up Very good Meats. Weather your into quick lunch or want a bunch of take out you ready to go Been there a lot and never disappointed. Also really like the ELKS on the weekend for... More 

Thank Gary H
Thousand Oaks, California
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

TO Meat Locker has been a fixture in the area for decades. Came here in High School. The pork ribs are the best I have ever had in the country. Hands Down. You owe it to yourself to come try them.

Thank Gerald S
Orange, California
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

A perfect setting for the 17 of us. Or even 2 of us. Great tri-tip and relatively inexpensive. The place looked ragged and old and not very clean. But so enjoyable sitting in the shade under the tree on picnic tables. We stopped here to get lunch on our way to Santa Barbara. Perfect choice for our humongous family. I... More 

Thank disneykathie
Los Angeles California, Chatsworth
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97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Two words, Uncle Bums! This place has been in Thousand Oaks since it was just 100 Oaks, LOL! The star on the menu to me is the Uncle Bums chicken. It is a Cajun style jerk recipe that is to die for. Every item is killer tho. The habanero hot sauce is bomb. Sit outside and enjoy goodness.

Thank powdercoater
Thousand Oaks, California
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Fabulous little joint on the street Eat at picnic tables in what was the old parking lot. Best tai-tip, chicken and hot-link sandwiches. Baked beans and slaw with every plate

Thank Robert M
Thousand Oaks, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I ordered beef ribs, it was a little bit dry because its been sitting on for a while. The beef ribs was not tender at all, you have to fight it to get it.

Thank christiany773
Malibu, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

I rate places based on what they are trying to do. The T.O. Meat Locker is not trying to be fancy - just good. This assembly line place is the equivalent of an awesome food truck. The meat is smoked in the morning and ready to serve for lunch. My five-star rating is based on the baby back ribs. That... More 

Thank Mike M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2684 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-3267
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Thousand Oaks
  • Phone Number: +1 805-495-3211

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