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Nov 5, 2012 11:40 PM

Rib Ranch - Woodland Hills

Has anyone tried the Rib Ranch in Woodland Hills? Any feedback? Thanks.

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  1. We used to have them come out and cater our annual company holiday party, but we havent used them in a couple years (needed some variety). The food was good. Not sure how it is at the actual restaurant though.

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    1. re: boogiebaby

      Back about 10 years ago when I was working in Warner Center I went here frequently for lunch.

      It’s a simple enough of a place, nothing fancy at all. It’s certainly not a destination place or even a dinner place, way too casual. I used to get the Beef Ribs and/or Chicken, fries or slaw. They have a small room in front, a nice patio on the side (where I always ate) and a big room in the back. I liked the patio because the place was never busy and I could enjoy my lunch in peace.

      The food is okay, sometimes almost good. If you’re nearby and are jonesing for some Q, it will suffice. It won’t break the bank and you won’t feel ripped off. But, like I said, I haven’t been there for 10 years so my review might be a little dated.

      1. re: LesThePress

        I have been there recently, and Les's description remains accurate. The pork sandwich is pretty good. All the sides are good, particularly the steak fries, the BBQ beans, and the slaw (made in house, unlike the potato salad). If you happen to be in that part of Woodland Hills and peckish, it's not a bad choice -- though if I were in that area, peckish, and not set on BBQ, a better lunch choice would be Cricca's, across the street and a bit south.

    2. I'm from NEA near Memphis and have lived in Topanga awhile. Jones'en for some Memphis Style BBQ, I have been for a long time. Have not found one yet, that I will even recommend at a southerner, it's kind of a game and laugh now. Really, beef ribs? That's 1, Might as well eat vegan ribs.

      Rib Ranch tries.too hard. They are too jumpy to let the smoke cook low and slow, always opening the lid and letting all the smoke out. They have a good set up, just need a grill master and better quality pork baby backs. There is a little shop in Venice I'll stop at this week, that has potential...