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Saddle Ranch Chop House - Universal
Saddle Ranch Chop House - Universal
  • Address:
    1000 Universal Hollywood Drive
    Universal City, CA 91608
    Neighborhood:
    Universal City
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: $30 and under

Saddle Ranch Chop House - Universal Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.TheSaddleRanch.com
  • Phone: (818) 760-9680
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am
    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00am

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American, Barbecue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Saddle Ranch Chop House is available for all of your special event needs, including private parties - big and small, photo and film shoots, corporate events and more! Please contact our Special Events Department at 818-788-2239 x20.
  • Private Party Contact: Hanna Meyer (818) 788-2239 x20
  • Entertainment: Two mechanical bulls provide endless entertainment for riders and bystanders alike. Our huge outdoor patio features fire pits for roasting your own S'mores or enjoying a glass of wine by the fire and dozens of TV's are available for watching all of your favorite sporting events!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Saddle Ranch Chop House is available for all of your special event needs, including private parties - big and small, photo and film shoots, corporate events and more! Please contact our Special Events Department at 818-788-2239 x20.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Universal Citywalk Entrance
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Self-parking and valet parking are both available at the Frankenstein parking structure directly adjacent to Saddle Ranch.
A word from Saddle Ranch Chop House - Universal
Saddle Ranch Chop House is a rock-western chop house with an extensive menu featuring steaks, ribs, chops, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads, omelettes, pancakes and more! The dining room features an over-sized bar and our infamous mechanical bull, providing endless entertainment for riders and bystanders alike! Our outdoor patio also features fire pits for roasting your own S'mores or enjoying a glass of wine by the fire. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Our order was messed up and then it took an additional 22 min to get the right steak"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service was slow and even to get water we had to ask several times. The utinsels were cheap...the fork was bending holding on to my steak that was not cooked correctly and which was very thin. Ordered a beer and they ran out of the one I wanted. The wine I ordered was served in plastic"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I wish I could remember the name of our server. He was excellent! We all had a great time."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "After a day at Universal our family of 4 were hungry & tired. Our server was amazing! Had our drinks out quickly, suggested Mac & cheese for the appetizer, so I could get the kids something healthier for dinner. The food was delicious & how fun is it that you can order s'mores & make them outside on the BBQ pit?!! Perfect ending to our day."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Booked a table for 10:30 pm, including a note that we might be there earlier than 10:30. We got there before 10pm and were not given a table because our waiter was on a break until 10:30. After we finally got our table a few minutes before 11 PM, we were ready to eat right away as it was very late. Our waiter took our order before taking another break! (Not sure if it's the same waiter the receptionist was referring to when we first got there). Two of our friends did not get their food as our waiter was mistaken our order before she left on her break. They got their food after she returned from her break. They had to just take their food home as it was too late. It was almost midnight."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I come once a year with my class of students. The food is great. The service is always amazing.the bull riding for only $4.00 is Los great and a lot of fun."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Not what my wife and I were expecting. Despite the name, there was nothing country-like to this place (besides the décor). The sides and bread were excellent but the entree's were not very good. The steak wasn't bad, but I've had better seasoned steaks at Cracker Barrel; I didn't even use the Jack Daniels sauce because it did not taste right. My wife's fired chicken was smothered in a sauce that she didn't care for and the breading was soggy. Had several people try to market products to us during dinner. Generally, not the romantic evening away from the kids we were hoping for."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We had a group of 10 for an 8:40pm reservation. When we arrived that the table had already been prepared. When we got to check in, the seater explained that we would now be at the top of the list and it should only be 10 minutes. It took 1/2 hour. We ordered across the board, a couple of prime ribs dinners, a salad, a couple of burgers, and one ordered french toast. The wait was reasonable, but everything began to unravel. No steak knife for one of the prime rib dinners, no sweet potato casserole and after asking twice, it never did arrive. The french toast guy asked for butter as it wasn't brought to the table and they brought horseradish sauce. They tried making it right with free desserts, but charged us fully for all orders!!!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Our server could not have been quicker to refill our drinks, best service as far as anticipating our thirst! Manager came over 3 times - once to check on an allergy order. Then they had a guitar duo take requests at every table. Nice And my salad was surprisingly healthy & delicious."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "A little put off by the first impression of the staff...piercings, tattoos, neon hair color........ However, the staff couldn't have been nicer! We had great service, really great. The food was excellent, although we ordered too much with appetizers. The only cons..... Drinks were served in plastic instead of glass, they don't stay cold, especially beer. It was 100 degrees that day, so we chose to eat inside, thinking it would be cooler. There is no air conditioning, just ceiling fans and the one near us and several others weren't working, so it was very hot inside. Overall we had a very good experience and would go there again. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Slow service. Food was okay. Server was very good. Seemed to be understaffed on Mother's day and the restaurant was not crowded."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The feel and atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was good. Service was poor. Our waitress hardly came to our table. Big difference since it was suppose to be bottomless drinks"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "saddle ranch is always great ive been like 4 times in the last 2 months and me and my girls have the time of are life each time even if its just on a weekday for a quick bite to eat there great "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I reserved a table here for my birthday. Let me tell you it was wonderful. Our server took really good care of us. I would definitely recommend this place."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This was a great place! Good food, good prices, good service! They had a singer going from table to table playing guitar and singing song requests. Then a really cool bull ride. The cotton candy looked amazing. We ordered the smores and it was really cool to have them in the fire pits! I would recommend this place for sure! "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We had an amazing time. The food was good and the service was great. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Saddle Ranch was unique as it was like dining in a Ranch - can't get there anywhere else! Dessert was very interesting…check out the menu and you will know what i mean! Mains were tasty and waitress service was great! Very friendly & cheerful service. Saddle Ranch is a unique place you should try at least once!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I were in North Hollywood for a couple nights for my birthday and were recommended this restaurant by our hotel bellman when trying to find a place to eat. So when we went to CityWalk, we checked the place out and I just loved it. I loved the whole western theme. The food was great for what it was, I had the rib eye steak. Very good steak, not the best I've had, but I enjoyed it very much, regardless. There were 2 mechanical bulls that I got to ride because it was my birthday and at the end, our waitress surprised us with a complimentary dessert which just put the cherry on of the whole experience. I will definitely be visiting Saddle Ranch again when I come back!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "As if great service nd great food wasnt enough the manager gave us smores on the house! When we left they stored our leftovers in a fridge so we could go back into Universal Studios and enjoy the park! My wife said it was the best burger she had ever had!! "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Western themed restaurant right next to Universal Studios Park entrance. We had delicious steak and ribs with excellent service. The restaurant is open to the outdoors and we could do lots of people watching and enjoy the nice evening."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Food should be better for the price...I should have atleast been tispy for $15.50"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "When I went it was on my birthday and the servers were all super energetic and told me happy bday. My server was soooo nice she gave me a free shot and a big cotton candy thing in honor of my birthday. The food was amazing I had the BBQ chicken sandwich and it was so delicious im definitely going to Saddle Ranch again!!!!! The vibe of the restaurant was exactly what I needed on my 21 birthday and the staff was on point and quickly had a table for us."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was good---only problem we had--we had reservations and still had to wait outside in the rainy drizzle over 20 minutes before we were even allowed to go inside. Once inside, we noticed many table that were empty. I felt we should not have to wait outside over 20 minutes past our reservation time and in the slight rain!!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Fun place to eat and drink in a restaurant bar scene. Can get very loud with a rowdy crowd. A type of place you could see a fight break out in the bar. But they have lots of security snd keep things undercontrol"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We ordered appetizers and the older waitress tried taking my menu very quickly..I said "oh we're going to order more food" and she gave me a very attitude filled response like how dare we order more stuff. Then once we got our food.. we waited over 20 minutes and there was no service! No one to check if we needed more drinks or anything. .we finally had to get up and ask for our waitress/waitor..I paid for my expensive meal and left.. I am never ever coming back here and I tell people not to waste their time coming here because no one seems to like to work! You lost a customer... train your employees better!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Great experience!! Led to an excellent evening for me!!! Thanks!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Have been here several times and have always had a great experience. This go around, things were extremely slow to be attended to and our server was not aiming to take care of the customers. Despite some of the disappointments, we never complained and always thanked our server for those things he did do. In the end, our birthday celebration was fun and everyone was able to enjoy the time spent there."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I chose this place to take my wife for her BDay and so disappointed The food was noy very good. Yhe Halibat very over cooked And veggies were burnt rice had no flavor. Then They give us cotton candy. Why we don't like it. It did not Change the fact that I had to say I'm sorry to my wife all Night for the food. Wont be coming back"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It was a very long wait to be seated with a reservation. I made this reservation a month prior to the day and there was a promoter who had the same problem, and she made hers three months before. The food was good, nothing spectacular about the salmon or house salad. The bull ride was fun, but the club area was crowd. I will not have a group dinner here again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Saddle Ranch Chop House. We came with some out of town guests who wanted to experience SO Cal. This did not disappoint. When we first arrived for our reservation, we saw the people riding the mechanical bull out front. How fun was that. Our guests thought that was really cool. Inside is very western. Many different choices on the menu. I ordered the South Western wrap very good and large portion of sweet potato fries. The roaming guitar player was really good and just added to the atmosphere. For desert OMG, we got the 3ft tall cotton candy tower! Yes, the largest cotton candy, we got lots of pictures of that. Then we ordered smores to take outside to the fire pits to roast our marshmallows. YUM and Fun too!!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "As a club this place is amazing. As a place to eat it is not as amazing. The food lacked flavor. Chicken tasted like it was taken out of the wrapper, boiled, and put on the plate. Although I am sure it was healthy this way but again lacked flavor. Most of the foods were all bland. Will not go back for food."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Good comfort food place, the meat loaf was very good, the sweet potato casserole a must and the Mac N Cheese huge. Overall it was good solid food in a ranch style atmosphere. We were early so it wasn't noisy and the monitors weren't turned up loud. We can see on a busy night where this place could be really rockin and noisy since they do have mechanical bull riding available. A great place for a group event. I would recommend this place, but only based on what it was that someone wanted, it isn't the standard restaurant, but it is a fun place."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We did not have a good experience here! We had to wait 20 mins for a waitress/waiter to come to our table EVEN they are not busy at all. There was alot of waiters just passing our table and didnt even acknowledge us. They keep forgetting our appetizer plates when they clearly said they will bring it. My shrimp plate was burnt and i didnt get a chance to tell them because no one came to check on us. I would not come back for dinner."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had reservations for 2:45 pm for a party of 8. Things couldn't have been more perfect. The server was attentive and went above and beyond to keep drinks filled, food moving and spirits high! Joey was awesome! The food has never disappointed and the drinks are incredible. The price is justified by the quality and quantity. We always enjoy our experience at Saddle Ranch Chop House CityWalk!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Food was good. I ordered the prime rib cooked medium rare with the garlic mashed potatoes. YUM. I would go back again."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Hello my name is marisol! my husband and I made reservations 830 and the hostesses told us its another 450min wait on top of that. So I wasn't really happy about That. So we sat at the bar table and over all it was good. The b artender was awesome"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We went here right after going to Universal Studios for a steak and the place is HUGE! GREAT service and super friendly. Very kid friendly, great menu for hearty eaters. Bring your appetite. They even have a mechanical bull for entertainment, I'm guessing they do that on specific nights, we went on a sunday night and the place wasn't that crowded which was nice. Overall, I would recommend going here for the Prime Rib, it was BOMB! Now granted it's a "rowdy" steak house, but my only gripe was I wished they'd washed the utensils and wine 'glasses' more thoroughly, but when asked to bring new ones, it wasn't an issue."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Very good food and service. Had to wait for food but very accommodating buying us desert and a drink."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Went to Saddle Ranch Universal for my daughter's 12th birthday celebration with the family, at her request. We made a reservation on Open Table and requested seating inside, as it is typically quieter than at the outside bar area. We had to wait 25 minutes for a 5pm reservation and then were taken to a table right by the outside bar. Didn't appreciate that. After bringing this to the manager's attention, we were promptly moved inside to a much quieter area and served beautifully by our waiter. The rest of the experience was great! The food is very tasty with enormous portions by anyone's standards. I had leftovers for 2 more meals from mine! Not a place for a tete'a'tete in my POV, but fun for a group."
    Dined on 12/29/2013