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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%
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“tri tip” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (24 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22352 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688-5801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been patrons here for a long time. The food is always fresh,hot and delicious. Their salads are good, especially the BBQ Chopped Chicken Salad. Our favorite dinner item is the Tri-Tip. We always get it cooked medium and butterflied (We just like it...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the BBQ sauce and they leave a bottle on the table. Great appetizers. Tuesday night wine is half off. Cheers to that. The food is cooked to perfection. You will love it.

Thank kathleenmonroe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The air outside always makes you hungry - the smoking of meat leads to this door. The food is always consistent - excellent. The staff is very well trained too.

Thank X1797GAcherylc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It all started with a craving for a salad. The salad choices were the intrigue, the rest of the menu made it hard to choose. The blackened trout was nice and spicy, the ribs were ginormous, the salads fresh and tasty, the steak tender, the...More

Thank AlohaQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of moving in to our new home in California, we found this BBQ joint. We all devoured our meals and really enjoyed them. The price was a little steep and they were out of tri tip, but it was a good...More

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I come to this area on a regular basis for work, and always make it a point to come to the Wood Grill. It has a great variety of drinks, appetizers, and their BBQ tri-tip is awesome. They also have a few TV's if you...More

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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 10 July 2017

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
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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
USD 21 - USD 30
Dinner, Lunch
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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