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Saddle Ranch Chop House - Universal
Saddle Ranch Chop House - Universal
  • Address:
    1000 Universal Hollywood Drive
    Universal City, CA 91608
    Universal City
  • Cuisine:
    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 WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Food should be better for the price...I should have atleast been tispy for $15.50"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great experience!! Led to an excellent evening for me!!! Thanks!!!"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I believe her name was Tony, Great attitude, friendliest bartender in the spot. Food is amazing. Drinks are the best."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Very good food and service. Had to wait for food but very accommodating buying us desert and a drink."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "The service was great and the food was prepared properly. Although we had to wait, it was not very long as it was approximately five minutes, at most."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We have always wanted to try it, it was a very good experience. Good menu, but beware portions are large, maybe get some small bites and share one main course."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "You exactly what you would expect here --- amusement park food."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "I went to universal studios and wanted somewhere to eat because my boy friends like BBQ and we went in. My rice that i got was hard and therefore I didn't enjoy my meal. My boyfriend ordered a medium rare burger and it was cooked well done."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "Our server was very attentive and always came by to make sure we had everything we needed. Food is good and ambience is fun."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Saddle Ranch Chop House is a great place to eat when visiting Universal Studios or Universal City Walk. It is in the main walkway of all the activities. It has great evening ambiance with a mechanical bull for guest to ride and for all to see. The interior has a great western feel but the outdoor seating area is the best place to sit and has a great view of all the life going on around Universal....a great place to people watch. Generally the food is delicious with the ribs being the highlight. Very tender and falls off the bones. On this occasion, we visited Saddle Ranch for lunch right before a movie. The ribs were good as usual but he wrap proved very poor as the lettuce appeared cooked and limp. A wrap should be cool and crisp."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Bottomless mimosas and good food makes Saddle Ranch the perfect place to go when your at Universal Studios!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Our first visit to Saddle Ranch was great. We went to have a great steak meal but ended up just doing appetizers and drinks. But the monster platter was amazing. The ribs were fall apart tender, the sliders were cheesy and juicy and the sweet potato fries were just right. The marshmallow dipping sauce was kind of strange!!! But great overall!! And the mechanical bull was a blast!!!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "but you can only be seated once the ENTIRE party is there. I'm hoping Management ammends this policy. For $4 the Mechanical Bull is a great way to wrap up the evening. We ate, drank and had a great time cheering our brave Bull Riders on."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We came to this restaurant for lunch during our team buliding event to Universal Studios. We were pleased with the food, the service, and the autmosphere. Great Experience. We would definitely do it again."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "For my first time being here I enjoyed everything. I had a reservation I was seated right away with no waiting time. Had an amazing waitress which I do not recall her name. And the foot was amazing making my date night perfect."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "I went to saddle ranch with my girlfriend on my birthday. The Jalapeno Mac n cheese was amazing! But when my entree was Brought out, my server accidentally spilled my beer on it. And when my food wad brought out a second time my steak was undercooked."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "Went with a group for a romantic/fun dinner date. Great experience food was good as well. Not problems, complaints or concerns. Great place to go!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We started out at the main entrance bar - drinks were good. We were seated at a table in the out door tented area. The table & seats were stickly. There was food scraps noticeable around us - ie dried up pieces of cheese on the ledge just behind my seat. We finished our drinks & left without ordering food. We actually checked the back of each other in the worry that there was food stuck to the back of out clothes. Our server was very nice."
    Dined on 7/20/2013