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Whiskey 'N Rye, Solvang, CA

Whiskey 'N Rye

4.7
4.7
130 Reviews
$31 to $50
Barbecue
An American Smokehouse and Tavern, Whiskey 'N Rye features a varied menu of barbeque classics along with an eclectic mix of modern wine-country cuisine. Our dining experience focuses heavily on grill and smoke cooking techniques, with several unique signature features including our Hickory Smoked Brisket and Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Romaine Caesar, Smoked Spaghetti Squash, BBQ Chicken, Grilled Flatiron Steak with Chimichurri, and our Whiskey 'N Rye Brisket/Short-rib Burger, just to name a few. Enjoy your meal with our full bar featuring Signature Craft Cocktails, Zero-Proof Elixirs, and more than 60 specialty whiskeys from both local as well as national and international distilleries. With both covered patio and cozy indoor dining areas, Whiskey 'N Rye is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxed afternoon or evening dining experience. Also visit us for the Best Happy Hour in town hosted Mon. to Thu. from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Featuring $10 Craft Cocktails and 1/2 priced Appetizers!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 688-4227
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Catering menus for guest pick-up coming soon!
  • Private party facilities
    Book our Tavern, Patio or both for your next special occasion! Please contact gatherings@whiskeynryebbq.com for your event details.
  • Neighborhood
    Solvang
  • Cross street
    Located just 2 blocks south of Mission Drive at the end of Atterdag Road.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Solvang's Best Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Thu - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Solvang's Best Happy Hour happens every Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 5:30pm at Whiskey 'N Rye Smokehouse in the heart of the village. Enjoy 50% all Sharables, $10 Craft and Whiskey Cocktails, and $2-off all Craft Beers and Local Wines.

    Solvang's Best Happy Hour Photo

What 130 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Lively

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Overall

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Food

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Service

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Best Value

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Good for business meals

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Good for groups

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Healthy

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Lively

  • Santa Ynez Valley

    Most Booked

130 Reviews
  1. DianeP

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Jasmine was awesome! It will be our go to dinner when we’re in Solvang.

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  2. healthy805

    Central Coast

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The BBQ sampler was very delicious and love the fried pickles! The Brisket was amazing along with the ribs and pulled pork. The servers very friendly especially Gigi ❤️

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the staff was awesome. We arrived very late and they were nice enough to accommodate us anyway, thank you guys!

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  4. Hazel

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Jasmine was excellent. We ordered the cauliflower appetizer and ribs, both were wonderful. Dessert was cookie skillet, great and carrot cake, which was not good.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious! We came as a party of five, and everyone was very accommodating. We made reservations, same day, and it was a good thing because many people wanted to eat there. 

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around! Will be back on a regular basis

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  7. RobinS

    Edinburgh

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Very nice staff. Only criticism- they ran out of Maker’s Mark Whiskey (how with their name??).

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  8. Stefani

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good and good place for dinner. It was a little loud but overall good.

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  9. ILoveLA

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was tasty but not the highest quality and a bit overpriced. On par for Solvang as it’s a tourist town. If they could either drop the prices a bit or up the quality, it would be phenomenal. I want to go back and try other dishes as we only had appetizers so this may have just been that I choose the wrong dishes. Like the brisket fries taste super good, but the quality of the fries and cheese is low for $20+.

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  10. SamJ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whiskey and Rye was a wonderful place for my wife, and to have an early dinner. The meat was good, but the coleslaw and salad were the best I have hard in a very long time.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bella was exceptional fantastic customer service, food was awesome, everything was great

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  12. ValO

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was pretty good. Food was very good. Would definitely recommend the restaurant to my friends.

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  13. Wojo

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is our go to for Solvang, the service is always excellent. Bring back the pork chop!! And I think jalapeños poppers would be a great addition

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Whiskey N Rye serves BBQ / grilled dishes. The salmon was delicious although a little too much salt given it is served with capers. Others enjoyed the brisket and burgers. Juicy and flavorful. The chicken was a little dry. Service was fantastic and we were seated promptly at our reservation time. Inside seating got fairly noisy. Going to try outside seating with heaters next time.

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  15. Herseytamam

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Nice ambiance and lovely food. Not too expensive for Solvang

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  16. MicheleP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was Celebrating my birthday there and it was a great experience. The food was PHENOMENAL and the nice complimentary cake at the end made be feel very specia. I will definitely return as soon as possible. I loved everything about my the restaurant. The cocktail was delicious too! I love the option of having happy hour prices so that it didn't break the bank and I know that I am able to afford to come back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were super nice and very friendly! The cornbread was good! And we also had the brisket fries which were very yummy! They are happy to accommodate any requests for change or alterations. They then also had home made cookies $2 for each and when I ask for them to be cooked more than normal they were happy to make sure they got it right.

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  18. JanelleG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was good. Not overwhelming. Drinks could have been better

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  19. SalinaG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I go to Solvang quite often, never been to this place and I will definitely be going back! Great atmosphere great food! highly recommend the fried pickles!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The bbq was good, certainly not the best I have ever had. Drinks were a bit overpriced. Small space inside and out so you definitely need a reservation. Weird vibe, the couple behind us were going through a break up and ordered drinks and an appetizer they never touched. Elderly couple near us ordered one drink but left without ordering food. Probably will try again for happy hour since the shareables are half off.

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  21. Eddie

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service. Low options and high prices. The whisky was good and whisky tasting is a must.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our server Jasmin. Food was extremely delicious. We really appreciated that there was a vegetarian option which was spaghetti squash, very flavorful. Great place & we highly recommend!

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  23. Angemir

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this BBQ place. The brisket and ribs were both fall off the bone and we loved their BBQ sauce. The service was quick and responsive. We will be back!

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  24. GregoryB

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Clean, fun and friendly

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  25. dphii

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an excellent experience at Whiskey 'N Rye. The food and service were excellent and we look forward to dining there in the future. I only have one suggestion, that you find a way to reduce the noise level in the dining room, it is very loud!

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  26. TylerP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and atmosphere - delicious food and a great menu. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fabulous meal and friendly, accommodating staff.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The brisket was good. Highly recommend the roasted garlic potatoes-delicious. Our server, Isabella, was very attentive and friendly. Great service and food. Highly recommend !

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  28. Amieata

    Central Coast

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time trying this place, pleasantly surprised! We went for Grandma’s &6th birthday and tried the brisket fries and grilled chicken Cesar salad. Desserts were great too.

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  29. LaraV

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Everyone enjoyed their meal. 6 of us ages 9 - 50+ This is our 4th or 5th time going as we are locals and we always have a nice time and food is great!

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  30. flash

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Went during happy hour. The craft drinks we tried were very nice. The service was great. Bbq meal was tasty, we went with the meat trio. Two good bbq sauces but would have liked a third spicy option. We would and probably will go back.

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  31. DarinV

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So glad we stumbled upon this place for happy hour! Food and service were excellent!

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  32. JessicaM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very great food (get the steak and brisket they were amazing). The corn was so good you need to try it when you come here! The mash potatoes are different not the original ones but they were also delicious. Our server was great very welcoming. Every one who worked there had very outgoing friendly personalities which I love since it is every welcoming.

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  33. LyndaS

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was exceptional and service was great. I would highly recommend this plaxw for anyone looking for casual dining with great quality food.

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  34. NancyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Our server Becca was outstanding. The food was delicious. Will return.

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  35. KimM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner, great atmosphere, ribs were amazing!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I got a watermelon sour mocktail the mac and cheese appetizer cornbread and the trio sampler all of it was amazing and the service was amazing as well not only was she very attentive but also was well informed on the menu and had great recommendations will definitely be back!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations they had our table already sat immediately. Waiter was great made sure everything was good. Food was great. Will definitely go back again.

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  38. PhilD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and beverage was outstanding. Staff was very friendly and prompt.

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  39. cupacoffee

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Need more bathrooms. Only having one per gender is ridiculous for a restaurant

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  40. JenniferA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there and great overall great taste of food great service

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FAQs

Whiskey 'N Rye offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 688-4227.

Whiskey 'N Rye is rated 4.7 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Whiskey 'N Rye

442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Located just 2 blocks south of Mission Drive at the end of Atterdag Road.
  • Neighborhood
    Solvang
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 688-4227
  • Catering
    Catering menus for guest pick-up coming soon!
  • Private party facilities
    Book our Tavern, Patio or both for your next special occasion! Please contact gatherings@whiskeynryebbq.com for your event details.
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