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budnball May 26, 2009 02:57 AM

Anyone know the name of the truck-stop BBQ place. It has the best vinegar based pulled pork sandwiches with sauce on the side and a great cole slaw for crunch! I only go when on the road to Vegas or LA, but I have been dreaming about that sandwich.

  1. DiveFan May 26, 2009 02:39 PM

    I'm sure that you mean Willow Ranch. Surprisingly good for a California truck stop.

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    Willow Ranch
    27770 Lagoon Dr, Buttonwillow, CA 93206

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      budnball May 28, 2009 08:04 AM

      Thanx, I needed the name for a friend making the drive down 5 to San Diego.

    2. beantowntitletown Aug 11, 2009 11:43 PM

      Man, I hate to be a hater, but the best thing we had for late lunch at Willow Ranch today was the ice water. Spouse had a chicken leg quarter with beans, corn on cob, and baked potato; I had the shredded pork sandwich. My pork was dry and salty (bread wasn't bad), and with only a faint smokiness. As far as the chicken, I've eaten dry and stringy white meat chicken before, but I'd never had a dry and stringy chicken thigh until today. Either they were running the smoker at 400 degrees or the meats got a light smoke overnight and sat under heat lamps all day. The fries with my sandwich were okay, and the baked potato wasn't bad either, but the corn tasted like a frozen cob that had been sitting in hot water for a long time, and the beans had no flavor other than a light smokiness. Service was very good, though. I hope we hit them at an off time, but the meats were really far off the mark.

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        budnball Jul 15, 2011 09:14 AM

        That's too bad. I would always stop there on my way to Vegas or LA. Have not been In 10 years or so. The pulled pork with cole slaw sandwiches were the best since my days in Virginia, Driving 70+ miles to the NC border for "Q" and hushpuppies.

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