Valley Ranch Barbeque

★★★☆☆

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Ok I will start by saying I have tried this place 3 times... all three were horrible!
First time I ordered a super sandwhich.. which is not what I got when my order showed up.. It was dry tritip on a hamburger bun.. The BBQ sauce was disgusting, it tasted like ketchup and honey mixed together.

The 2nd visit I ordered the fish and chips. They don't carry malt vinagar, and the fish was soggy. and the slaw is limp.

The 3rd visit was the worst ever!!! I ordered the chili with a side of plain pasta.. ( I love chili and spagetti) what I received was just brisket and beans covered in that nasty bbq sauce. the spagetti was waaay over cooked.

On 2 occassions m,y meal came with yucky corn bread ...
Avoid this place!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok I will start by saying I have tried this place 3 times... all three were horrible!
First time I ordered a super sandwhich.. which is not what I got when my order showed up.. It was dry tritip on a hamburger bun.. The BBQ sauce was disgusting, it tasted like ketchup and honey mixed together.

The 2nd visit I ordered the fish and chips. They don't carry malt vinagar, and the fish was soggy. and the slaw is limp.

The 3rd visit was the worst ever!!! I ordered the chili with a side of plain pasta.. ( I love chili and spagetti) what I received was just brisket and beans covered in that nasty bbq sauce. the spagetti was waaay over cooked.

On 2 occassions m,y meal came with yucky corn bread ...
Avoid this place!!!!

Pros: It beats a sharp stick the eye

Cons: The food, The ambience, Everything

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The food here is moderately priced, it is nothing fantastic but not bad, and you get big portions. They do seem to be trying to change so stop bye and try it, give a suggestion. There is a full bar and with a great bartender at nights. I have stopped bye to watch baseball games and Monday night football games. they have happy hour from 5-7 pm Mon. - Fri.

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★★★☆☆

The food here is moderately priced, it is nothing fantastic but not bad, and you get big portions. They do seem to be trying to change so stop bye and try it, give a suggestion. There is a full bar and with a great bartender at nights. I have stopped bye to watch baseball games and Monday night football games. they have happy hour from 5-7 pm Mon. - Fri.

Pros: lots of parking, good bartender, show games

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Valley Ranch provides good food at great prices. There beans are so good. My personal favorite is the Super Turkey Sandwich. The salads are great The servers take the time to get to know everyone.

4
★★★★☆

Valley Ranch provides good food at great prices. There beans are so good. My personal favorite is the Super Turkey Sandwich. The salads are great The servers take the time to get to know everyone.

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If your in the Van Nuys/Lake Balboa are, you should definitely make this stop for great bbq.The inside decor, takes you back to covered wagon times, in this western themed restaurant. Parking lot is out back, Come in through the bar area for a quick drink, then get ready to feast on some good ol traditional BBQ.

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★★★☆☆

If your in the Van Nuys/Lake Balboa are, you should definitely make this stop for great bbq.The inside decor, takes you back to covered wagon times, in this western themed restaurant. Parking lot is out back, Come in through the bar area for a quick drink, then get ready to feast on some good ol traditional BBQ.

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Very poor quality, overpriced food. I can't believe they actually call this "barbeque". Their tri-tip is incredibly dry , tough and tasteless. Sauce, baked beans and cornbread are horrible. I've never gone to a "BBQ" restaurant before and walked out after barely eating anything. Service was okay, but nothing special.

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★☆☆☆☆

Very poor quality, overpriced food. I can't believe they actually call this "barbeque". Their tri-tip is incredibly dry , tough and tasteless. Sauce, baked beans and cornbread are horrible. I've never gone to a "BBQ" restaurant before and walked out after barely eating anything. Service was okay, but nothing special.

Pros: Service is decent

Cons: Horrible food, overpriced

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I love BBQ. I work near Valley Ranch and have been underwhelemed by their food on more than one occasion. It's not bad, but it pales in comparison to Hogly Woggly that is not too far away.

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★★★☆☆

I love BBQ. I work near Valley Ranch and have been underwhelemed by their food on more than one occasion. It's not bad, but it pales in comparison to Hogly Woggly that is not too far away.

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If you enjoyed and miss Love's Wood Pit BBQ, then Valley Ranch is the place for you. They have copied most of Love's recipes including the BBQ sauce and Love's famous BBQ beans. The menu is reminicent of Love's, only possibly a bit larger. They also have an old-school bar/lounge, just like the Lion's Den lounges that Love's used to have. The food has never disappointed me. The quality is fine and the prices are fair. Unfortunately, this place is in need of a serious makover. It feels very dated and the booths are downright uncomfortable. For this reason, I only go here for take-out. Parking is fine and the place is never too crowded.

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★★★★☆

If you enjoyed and miss Love's Wood Pit BBQ, then Valley Ranch is the place for you. They have copied most of Love's recipes including the BBQ sauce and Love's famous BBQ beans. The menu is reminicent of Love's, only possibly a bit larger. They also have an old-school bar/lounge, just like the Lion's Den lounges that Love's used to have. The food has never disappointed me. The quality is fine and the prices are fair. Unfortunately, this place is in need of a serious makover. It feels very dated and the booths are downright uncomfortable. For this reason, I only go here for take-out. Parking is fine and the place is never too crowded.

Pros: Good food, large selection, fair prices

Cons: Poor ambiance

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definitely one of the best, if not the best barbeque I've ever had. It's a bit out of the way for me to get there, living in Ktown but, I still find myself going back over and over. If ambience and a fancy atmosphere is what you're looking for, go somewhere else. If good food and good service is what you want, definitely try it out.

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★★★★★

definitely one of the best, if not the best barbeque I've ever had. It's a bit out of the way for me to get there, living in Ktown but, I still find myself going back over and over. If ambience and a fancy atmosphere is what you're looking for, go somewhere else. If good food and good service is what you want, definitely try it out.

Pros: food, service, parking, quantity, bar

Cons: not near my home

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I was craving some smoky type bbq ribs, so we decided to try this place out. The people were very attentive and friendly but that's where my good remarks end. The first bad sign was when you walk in you can't even smell the food, it could've been in a sandwhich shop from all I knew, the decor was really outdated, it looks like nothing has changed since 1975, you just get the feeling everything is sticky and dirty. The real bummer was the BLAND food, I could've made this type of food in my own oven. There was nothing BBQ pit about it, there was no smoky taste, no great flavor. Even the fries were horrible, soggy and it looked like they served me left over fries from a previous table. I didn't even finish them. They are way overpriced for such generic food and atmosphere.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was craving some smoky type bbq ribs, so we decided to try this place out. The people were very attentive and friendly but that's where my good remarks end. The first bad sign was when you walk in you can't even smell the food, it could've been in a sandwhich shop from all I knew, the decor was really outdated, it looks like nothing has changed since 1975, you just get the feeling everything is sticky and dirty. The real bummer was the BLAND food, I could've made this type of food in my own oven. There was nothing BBQ pit about it, there was no smoky taste, no great flavor. Even the fries were horrible, soggy and it looked like they served me left over fries from a previous table. I didn't even finish them. They are way overpriced for such generic food and atmosphere.

Pros: Friendly

Cons: the Food!

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This place is aweful. The bbq sauce was nasty. I used their fake ketchup. Overpriced and GROSS!
The bread they brought us was wonder bread....???????!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is aweful. The bbq sauce was nasty. I used their fake ketchup. Overpriced and GROSS!
The bread they brought us was wonder bread....???????!!!

Pros: NONE

Cons: BAD FOOD!

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Food: Tastes exactly like what it should be; and even better. Each barbecued dish was cooked and seasoned perfectly.

Ambience: Traditional American restaurant setting. This isn't a fancy place, which is perfect for the type of food they serve. Just dress casually and you'll be set!

Service: Nothing out of the extraordinary, but the waiters/waitresses do get exactly what you want when you ask for it, and they're really nice.

Value: Price = quality and quantity! If you order a plate of barbecue that's worth $20, they'll make sure you get what you're paying for. I always end up giving some of my food to my husband because they give you a pretty good amount of food for their prices (and I'm not a small eater). Each BBQ plate comes with couple of sides.

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★★★★★

Food: Tastes exactly like what it should be; and even better. Each barbecued dish was cooked and seasoned perfectly.

Ambience: Traditional American restaurant setting. This isn't a fancy place, which is perfect for the type of food they serve. Just dress casually and you'll be set!

Service: Nothing out of the extraordinary, but the waiters/waitresses do get exactly what you want when you ask for it, and they're really nice.

Value: Price = quality and quantity! If you order a plate of barbecue that's worth $20, they'll make sure you get what you're paying for. I always end up giving some of my food to my husband because they give you a pretty good amount of food for their prices (and I'm not a small eater). Each BBQ plate comes with couple of sides.

Pros: Food, Value, Parking

Cons: None

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I ate here a few weeks ago and had a very good meal. I ordered the combo of Tri tip, Hungarian sausage, and barbecued pork. Everything here is just A-okay!

2
★★★★★

I ate here a few weeks ago and had a very good meal. I ordered the combo of Tri tip, Hungarian sausage, and barbecued pork. Everything here is just A-okay!

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: None

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This is the place to go for BBQ. The menu has a lot of choices at different prices. They also have a bar in the back. It is very good qualtiy of meat, and the waiters are very nice.

5
★★★★★

This is the place to go for BBQ. The menu has a lot of choices at different prices. They also have a bar in the back. It is very good qualtiy of meat, and the waiters are very nice.

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The baby back pork ribs are excellent as well as the barbecue beans. The ribs at this place are the best that I've had in months. For $52.25 I got 2lbs of ribs, a quart of beans, a pint of their potato salad and half a chicken. That's enough food for 3 people. They offer dine in service as well as take out.

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★★★★★

The baby back pork ribs are excellent as well as the barbecue beans. The ribs at this place are the best that I've had in months. For $52.25 I got 2lbs of ribs, a quart of beans, a pint of their potato salad and half a chicken. That's enough food for 3 people. They offer dine in service as well as take out.

Pros: Parking lot, $ value for food, atmosphere

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Me and all my friends think this is the best bbq place! I've tried to find better but their bbq sauce and beans are amazing. My boyfirend and I, both very big eaters, go there and split a rack of ribs and walk out stuffed! I must say I've tries a lot of places but this is my favorite. The service is good, the restraunt is quiet, and the food is awesome. I highly recommend it!

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★★★★★

Me and all my friends think this is the best bbq place! I've tried to find better but their bbq sauce and beans are amazing. My boyfirend and I, both very big eaters, go there and split a rack of ribs and walk out stuffed! I must say I've tries a lot of places but this is my favorite. The service is good, the restraunt is quiet, and the food is awesome. I highly recommend it!

Pros: Food amazing, inexpensive, welcoming atmosphere

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I used Citysearch to find this place because my wife and I wanted to try somplace different for barbeque. We were working late and were in northern Ventura county so I called to find out when they stopped serving. The woman on the phone said "10PM". This was last Saturday nite. We arrived at the front door at 9:45 and allthough there were still customers inside and the sign out front also said 10PM the door was locked and the "CLOSED" sign was up. If I hadn't called first to verify before I drove over 50 miles I wouldn't have been so upset. I pounded on the window and pointed at my watch Someone finally walked over and said "WE CLOSED" then walked away.
Food? Would have loved some but since I didnt get any--0 Service--obviously-0 Everything else-0

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★☆☆☆☆

I used Citysearch to find this place because my wife and I wanted to try somplace different for barbeque. We were working late and were in northern Ventura county so I called to find out when they stopped serving. The woman on the phone said "10PM". This was last Saturday nite. We arrived at the front door at 9:45 and allthough there were still customers inside and the sign out front also said 10PM the door was locked and the "CLOSED" sign was up. If I hadn't called first to verify before I drove over 50 miles I wouldn't have been so upset. I pounded on the window and pointed at my watch Someone finally walked over and said "WE CLOSED" then walked away.
Food? Would have loved some but since I didnt get any--0 Service--obviously-0 Everything else-0

Pros: NONE, NEVER, DON'T GO

Cons: RUDE, CAN'T TELL TIME, NO SERVICE

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I have been going to Valley Ranch for 30+ years and it has never disappointed me. The decor hasn't changed much in the last 30 years but the barbecue sauce is still superior than all I have ever tasted. They cook their meat in the barbecue sauce unlike most places that merely slap on some barbecue sauce over bland cooked meat. They even place containers of barbecue sauce on each table and I find myself putting an extra dab of barbecue sauce on every bite I take. This place is not well known but the clientel seem to be people, like myself, who discovered this place and have been coming back for years and years. In my mind, I have not found a better barbecue place than Valley Ranch.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Valley Ranch for 30+ years and it has never disappointed me. The decor hasn't changed much in the last 30 years but the barbecue sauce is still superior than all I have ever tasted. They cook their meat in the barbecue sauce unlike most places that merely slap on some barbecue sauce over bland cooked meat. They even place containers of barbecue sauce on each table and I find myself putting an extra dab of barbecue sauce on every bite I take. This place is not well known but the clientel seem to be people, like myself, who discovered this place and have been coming back for years and years. In my mind, I have not found a better barbecue place than Valley Ranch.

Pros: good location, terrific food, uncrowded

Cons: decor hasn't changed

 

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