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    Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue

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This dining venue's final day of operation was January 10, 2016.
The information below is provided for historical reference.


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BBQ ribs, chicken, sausages, cole slaw, beans, cornbread,and other fixins'.


Prices may surprise you at first, but if the family is ready to pound some serious grub, this never-ending, all-you-can-eat palace to excess is just the spot. Drinks (served in Mason jars) and dessert are a la carte. The dinner menu is the same as lunch, plus smoked sausage and corn cob wheels. A charming couple of singing cowpokes in Dale Evans and Roy Rogers costumes, accompanied by a honky-tonk piano player, perform kid-friendly comedic skits while you eat, improvising special occasion telegrams and leading sing-alongs of "Rocky Top" and "The Ballad of Davy Crockett." You can often get a seat here (especially for lunch) without advance reservations, even on busy days.

Setting and Atmosphere

Outdoor, family-style seating on long wooden tables and benches with lots of Western Americana touches such as hurricane lamps and checkered tablecloths.

House Specialties

Family-style, all-you-can-eat barbecue featuring buckets of pork ribs and chicken in a sweet but nicely balanced barbecue sauce, a tasty citrus coleslaw, warm corn bread with sweet butter, and smoked sausages at dinner. The skillet chocolate-chip cookie with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge will definitely put you over the edge.

Other Recommendations

Vegetarians can request a barbecue skewer with potatoes, squash, bell peppers, mushrooms, and tofu.



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