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The Rongbranch Restaurant

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2722 Washington St., Julian, CA
+1 760-765-2265
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Indio, California
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458 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for an apple pie a la mode. They have a large menu if needed. Gift shop. The pie was nothing special and the place had an order to it. Prices were up there for a tourist town.

Thank Jim K
New Jersey
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1,839 reviews
675 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,230 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant is a "three and a half". The atmosphere is great. Little gift shop, old fashion decor. The food was good, the service a bit slow. Good place for lunch or dinner.

1 Thank podrozniczka60
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Food was not that good. Ranch is horrible. We got our appetizer after our meal. Waitress was friendly but hard to catch her attention, place was busy, dont know why when the food is not so good.

Thank Melissa M
Parsippany, New Jersey
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Like a step back in time - small gift shop - we liked the pot pie and the pickles and onion rings. Prices a bit high.

Thank esteuer
Newport Beach, California
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We just stopped to pick up a pie to take home. The place is so packed and the wait was long. The pie isn't too sweet which is good and the fruit flavor is perfect.

1 Thank worldview2016
South Pasadena, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

During our annual trip to ride the area around Temecula, we once again stopped in Julian for lunch, and once again, The Rongbranch was our chosen place. This was a Saturday, at lunch time, during the "Super Bloom" (wildflowers in the desert), so the town was PACKED! Parking was scarce, but being on motorcycles helped with that. The restaurant... Same... More 

Thank Don R
Escondido, California, USA
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This place used to be my go to stop on the way to campground. Ordered the "supposedly" angus burger & asked what they had on tap. "We stopped serving alcohol several years ago." Okay. Wasn't asked this time how I wanted the burger either. It arrived burnt on the edge and quite dry. The only thing as good as I... More 

Thank LGA026
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

On a day trip from Palm Desert we stoped in for a bite to eat based on asking a local where to eat. The day was very chilly, aboutb49 degrees so I ordered a cup of their home made chili....since I need to avoid msg, I was delighted they don't use it in the recipe. It was wonderful with a... More 

Thank 52Max
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I would give this place negative stars if I could. Horrible food and even worse service, I've never experienced anything like it. We arrived around 7pm on a Monday and it wasn't crowded, there were about 4 other tables besides us but the older male server was visibly stressed out and seemed annoyed at our presence. We all decided on... More 

Thank Jackie A
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We went here for lunch and it was an unexpected good surprise. Delicious, home cooked food. Quick friendly service. Would definitely go again and would recommend.

Thank NorthMnChick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2722 Washington St., Julian, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Julian
  • Phone Number: +1 760-765-2265

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