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Willow Ranch Restaurant

27770 Lagoon Dr, Buttonwillow, CA 93206-9781
+1 661-764-6605
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tri tip salad” (5 reviews)
“brisket” (8 reviews)
“potato salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
27770 Lagoon Dr, Buttonwillow, CA 93206-9781
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Delicious BBQ, friendly service, good prices. We stopped in for just a drink and wound up staying to have a meal.

Thank Gail B
Mandy B, Manager at Willow Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Gail, thanks! I'm thrilled you enjoyed that drink and ended up staying for our BBQ. Cheers, and come back soon! -Mandy B., Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not being from the area we weren’t sure what we were walking into. Wow this place was tremendous. The ribs, brisket, soup, kielbasa were all delicious. Everything felt homemade with great service. I do t have plans to be in Bakersfield anytime soon, but if...More

Thank Perry C
Mandy B, Manager at Willow Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're delighted that you loved the ribs, brisket, soup, and kielbasa, Perry. Thanks for the tremendous compliments. Hope you'll be back our way soon. Thanks, Mandy B., Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner here, breakfast the next AM, and lunch a couple of days later, during my evacuation from the Howard Fire. This is a meat-and-potatoes restaurant, with a bar, but the food was well-prepared with fresh ingredients and a nice variety of dishes. Good...More

Thank plantlover42
Mandy B, Manager at Willow Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad you were able to enjoy a nice meal after your evacuation! We all hope you're doing well. Next time you're in the area, we'd love to welcome you back. Wishing you the best, Mandy B., Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very delicious food, prepared quickly. Down home food. Good portions. Very attentive staff. Reasonable prices

Thank virginias729
Mandy B, Manager at Willow Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Plain and simple! We're so happy you loved everything about your visit. Hope to see you again soon! Wishing you the best, Mandy B., Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had their 1/2 rack of baby back ribs which were a little tough but the BBQ sauce which I thought was the best I ever had more than made up for it.

Thank MeAndTheLittleWoman
Mandy B, Manager at Willow Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm sorry our ribs weren't to your liking this time -- that doesn't sound like our usual. It sounds like our famous BBQ was just your style, though! I hope you'll give us another chance to fully impress you soon! Best wishes, Mandy B., Manager

Reviewed 29 November 2017

Food is a priority at this juncture of our the trip across the dry desert. Somewhere in the middle of the San Jaunquine Valley lies a town called, Buttonwillow. The food is what we are talking about, homemade soups, salads, desserts not to mention why...More

Thank Tony M
Mandy B, Manager at Willow Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Tony, we're so lucky to be perfectly located along your trip's route! It's great to hear you loved our famous BBQ and sauce -- we worked hard to perfect the recipes. Looking forward to your next trip! Until then, Mandy B., Manager

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

I travel often between San Francisco and Los Angeles by automobile. My favorite off-the-freeway spot for a rest and a bite to eat is the Willow Ranch Restaurant, just off Interstate 5 in Buttonwillow, CA. The wait staff are extremely friendly - you’ll always get...More

Thank Js C
Mandy B, Manager at Willow Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

It's always a pleasure to welcome you back! Thanks for recommending our place and our vegetable soup. Hope we get to see you again soon! Best wishes, Mandy B., Manager

Reviewed 21 November 2017

I visit Buttonwillow every year for an event out at the race track. Usually I am at the track the whole time, but this year I had an opportunity to dine at the Willow Ranch for the first time in a few years. I had...More

Thank coates3
Mandy B, Manager at Willow Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

We always enjoy seeing you after the races! It's great to hear you loved the baby back ribs this time. Hope we can see you again next year! Best wishes, Mandy B., Manager

Reviewed 5 October 2017

We went here just because we do not like going to the fast food places that are all over the interstate. Walked in after observing there were NO cars or Suv's in the parking lot almost all small trucks. Definitely a local place. The food...More

Thank elridder
Mandy B, Manager at Willow Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

I'm thrilled you enjoyed your sandwiches! It's a shame you didn't get to try the dessert this time, so I hope you can visit again soon. Thanks for coming in! Best, Mandy B, Manager

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Mom and Pop diner that does a fine job of preparing good food efficiently and at a reasonable price. Breakfast is served any time. The shredded BBQ chicken salad was fresh and tasty. Booths and tables for larger groups. A very short distance off I-5.More

Thank KarenK518
Mandy B, Manager at Willow Ranch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

We're glad you made it our way and tried our BBQ chicken salad! Your review means a lot to us, but it looks like we still have two stars to earn. I hope you'll visit again soon so we can really impress you! Thank you,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27770 Lagoon Dr, Buttonwillow, CA 93206-9781
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Buttonwillow
  • Phone Number: +1 661-764-6605
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Description
Serving delicious homemade food is our specialty. Using only the freshest ingredients, we prepare meals that are flavorful and packed with a lot of love like our famous burgers, BBQ, sandwiches, and breakfast dishes. Whether you want to take the family out for dinner or catch up with a friend over a couple of beers, you can expect to enjoy some good ol’ American cooking when you visit Willow Ranch.
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