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Pizza Ranch

) #15 of 24 Restaurants in Waukee €€ - €€€ Pizza
448 SE University Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8121
+1 515-978-6603
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible16%
1 week ago
“Not good service ”
3 weeks ago
“Pizza Ranch- Waukee Iowa”
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
€€ - €€€
448 SE University Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8121
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First and last time here. Never got the pizza we requested, couldn't find a clean table to sit at and there was water leaking from the soda machine all over the floor and no one cleaning it up. Everything seemed sticky in the place. Staff...More

Thank honestcox
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids love Pizza Ranch but the one in Waukee needs a lot of work. My kids love the breadsticks but we can wait 30 min before they have any available. We typically drive 20 min to go to another Pizza Ranch.More

Thank Kari S
Brandon P, Owner at Pizza Ranch, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kari, I am so sorry about this and thank you for your feedback, so we can strive to become better. We just brought a new GM into the waukee restaurant and we are looking forward to some changes in the very near future and I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is known for two things, it's pizza and it's broasted chicken. They have a drive through carry out drive through window. If you eat in the restaurant, it is a buffet, both at lunch and at dinner. If you get the buffet you...More

Thank Roger E
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Very well prepared pizza's. Staff is quite professional, great about bring special request pizzas to your table. Dessert pizzas are excellent as well!

1  Thank JamersonRocks
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Lucked out and our three kids ate free since it was Tuesday night. They asked if we wanted a certain kind of pizza on the buffet which was nice! They brought it to the table when it was ready. It was a bit messy with...More

1  Thank NGN12
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Nice variety of pizzas. Asked and they made the pizza of our choice...chicken is good. Staff pleasent. Needs a litl cleanin. Will go back.

1  Thank Google U
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Saturday night 7 pm when you think buffet you think there will actually be food on the buffet line, right? Wrong! There was nothing but crumbs at the desert bar, the pizza bar and the salad bar too! We got our drinks and waited for...More

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

This place is generally packed, the buffet is not very large, and you end up waiting around for a lot of food. Anytime there is a charity night it is even worse. However the food itself is actually very tasty. Unfortunately the layout of the...More

Thank FoodGirl101
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Don't go if you don't want to slip on wet floors and be served by kids. Yes it's a self serve buffet but on charity nights someone group serves you for tips whether you want them to or not. Turned my stomach having non-professionals taking...More

Thank Alyse C
Reviewed 14 October 2015

We have ordered from this place in the past, and now two times in a row we have waited over 60 minutes for delivery. If you are in no hurry and don't mind your pizza or chicken slightly on the warm side, then have delivery....More

Thank David W
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 448 SE University Ave, Waukee, IA 50263-8121
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waukee
  • Phone Number: +1 515-978-6603
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About Pizza Ranch
At Pizza Ranch, you’ll enjoy our legendary service in a wholesome, family-friendly setting inspired by the Old West.

Whether you sample our buffet or grab your food to go, you’ll savor every slice of our craveable pizza, every piece of The Country’s Best Chicken®, and every one of our delicious sides and salads.

Don’t see your favorite pizza on the buffet? Just request it and we’ll make it fresh for you—and make sure you get the first slice!

Finally, no trip to The Ranch is complete without our signature cinnamon streusel Cactus Bread®—so be sure to save room!

Our buffet features a wide range of pizzas to fulfill the cravings of young and old. With a variety of crusts, sauces, and toppings, you're sure to find one that tempts your tastebuds. If you don't see your favorite on the buffet, just request it and we'll not only make it, we'll deliver the very first slice to you! Now that's legendary service! 

You’ll love our Crispy Ranch Chicken® with its perfect blend of spices and seasonings. We prepare it just right to keep it moist inside and crispy outside. One bite and you’ll know why it’s an all time customer favorite. You may also find other tasty preparations on our buffet, including BBQ, Buffalo or Asian Sesame Chicken. Our chefs make the Country’s Best Chicken® pretty near irresistible, so it’s bound to become one of your favorites too. 

Our mashed potatoes are the perfect addition to the Country’s Best Chicken®. Dressed with our chef’s best gravy, it’s home cooking done right. Always hot and steamy, they complete your meal with a touch of good old-fashioned comfort. We think you’ll agree they’re something special. 

Our perfectly prepared vegetables put some color on your plate and your cheeks! Add them to our Country’s Best Chicken® and potatoes and you’ve got yourself a complete meal. Try them as a side dish with a slice of our Pizza Lover’s Pizza® and make your Mom proud. 

Variety is indeed the spice of life and that’s why our salad bar has so many great choices. From inventive tossed salad to fruit salads to vegetable salads, cole slaw and everything in between you can create a perfect start to your meal. Add a cup of soup and make it a meal. Find your favorite salad toppings and some new ones too. With sumptuous dressings from creamy to sweet to tangy, we’ve got you covered. 

Nothing satisfies quite like our potato wedges. Just the right crispiness outside and fluffiness inside, they’re great as a starter, side, or with some butter and sour cream.  

No meal is complete without a great dessert or two! Our Cactus Bread® is our signature sweet treat topped with cinnamon streusel and sweet icing. One bite and you’ll be a fan for life. Our dessert pizzas come in a variety of fantastic fruit flavors and shouldn’t be missed. And for you lucky ones, some locations even have soft serve ice cream! 
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