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Rodeo City Bar-B-Q

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204 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3310
+1 509-962-2727
Tue 11:30 - 20:30
Wed 11:00 - 20:30
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Washington State
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138 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

I ate here two days in a row. The first evening I had the two meat bbq dinner - beef ribs and then pork ribs. The bbq sauce is wonderful. The beef ribs were tasty but a little bit tough. The pork ribs were tasty and very tender - lovely. The sweet potato fries and coleslaw were also very good.... More 

Thank therealsherlock
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

I love this restaurant. The food is all homemade and tastes fresh. I always leave wishing I could eat more. Their portion size is always more than I can eat. Their service is always excellent. You must try this great restaurant.

Thank eddie b
Walla Walla, Washington
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

We stopped here for the first time on a trip over the pass a few nights ago and it was awesome. Good food, healthy sized portions (Healthy as in big, not healthy as in ...well healthy) We even got four bottles of sauce to go to give out as Christmas Presents. Can you think of a better gift this holiday... More 

Thank Thomas G
South Jordan, Utah
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

I was surprised. This place has some really great BBQ. I got ribs and sausage. I loved the sausage! Great smoky flavor cooked perfectly. The ribs were good, too. Not fall-off-the-bone, but they are good.

Thank DHow6
Ellensburg, Washington
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145 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

Ah. BBQ. Cornbread muffins to die for. Even the burgers are good, and the service is great! Buy a boot mug so you can feel like a cowboy at home. The only thing that could probably use an update is the carpet!

Thank racingliberty
Yakima, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Great food wonderful service by a young lady a senior at central. The BBQ was more than we could eat. Plenty left over for lunches. And prices are reasonable. Can't wait to go back and have regular old steak med rare. Probably at rodeo time. We'll see how that goes.

Thank David F
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We loved the service and food here. Pulled pork and brisket were very tasty. Great smoky flavor, homemade sides and cornbread. I wish we were able to save room for the dessert, they sounded delicious.

Thank For_The_Hope_Chest
Fredericton, Canada
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

The Rodeo city BBQ has a nice casual rodeo setting and great service. We had the half chicken and half rack of pork ribs. The BBQ sauce was great along with the fixings but the meat tasted like it had been under-reaheated from the previous day or days! If you get their BBQ that is smoked and cooked all in... More 

Thank Andre A
Bremerton, Washington
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

For years we stopped at fast food in Ellensburg only because we didn't know about the BBQ at Rodeo City. The corn bread alone is worth the stop.

2 Thank Don M
Cle Elum, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

I ordered a Rib Eye steak and they served me a Top Sirloin. Never went back again. My friend ordered the full rack of Baby Back ribs and he received like 6 ribs. How is that a full rack? Stay away from this place!

1 Thank M A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 N Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Ellensburg
  • Phone Number: +1 509-962-2727

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