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About Saddle Ranch Chop House - Costa Mesa

Saddle Ranch Chop House’s extensive and varied menu features everything from the most sensational filet mignon, prime rib, pork chops, ribs and seafood to mouth-watering fried chicken, pasta, burgers and sandwiches, plus several lighter options to choose from like chicken or fish tacos, salads, wraps and more. With everything from omelettes and pancakes to the highest quality steaks and chops, Saddle Ranch has something that everyone in your party will love. Finish off your meal with a huge slice of decadent, signature Candy Bar Ice Cream Pie or with s’mores you roast yourself at one of Saddle Ranch’s outdoor stone campfire pits.

1870 Harbor Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 9:00am - 12:00am

2017 HOLIDAY HOURS

Thanksgiving: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Christmas Eve: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Christmas Day: 10:00am - 11:00pm

New Year's Day: 10:30am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
19th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 287-4652

Website:
http://www.thesaddleranch.com/

Entertainment:
A mechanical bull in the center of the dining room provides endless entertainment for riders and bystanders alike. Our outdoor patio features a lounge area, pool table and 3 fire pits for roasting your own S'mores or enjoying a glass of wine by the fire. Watch all major sporting events on over 40 TV screens!

Parking Details:
Convenient, free self-parking is available in the entertainment center's parking structure. Valet parking is also available.

Private Party Contact:
The Events Team: (818) 788-2239 ext. 4

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 x24.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Celebrate Thanksgiving at Saddle Ranch Chop House

Saddle Ranch Chop House - Costa Mesa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Casual (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
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Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Fun (5)
People Watching (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Spicy (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Live Music (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Authentic (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This was a family gathering of 13 people. Food was fair to poor, the service was the same. The place was very noisy with TV everywhere. It's more of a sports bar masquerading as a restaurant.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I typically do not write a review for restaurants; however, I have one major complaint. I had a party of 5 for my son-in-laws birthday and none of us smoke. There were 3 smokers at the table next to us and I asked them to stop, they didn't so our evening was cut short. There were other smokers in the area and my brother ended up going to the emergency room due to health conditions caused by smoke inhalation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We've been there before and it's fine. This time , the service was horrible. We had a party of 8 for a birthday celebration. Our waiter forgot parts of order, brought food and for 10 minutes never brought us silverware. He made the evening frustrating instead of pleasurable. The only reason I didn't give it a one star is our bill came and our drinks and appetizers were reduced because of Happy hour which we weren't aware of. That was a nice surprise considering how everything else went.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Been here many times for brunch, nice outdoor patio & good value with bottomless mimosas & bloody mary's. Had poor service this last visit, not sure if it was the server or if the kitchen & bar were just backed up. Food took 45 min. from time of order & drinks seemed to take 10-15 min.
Disappointed in the service on this visit & hope it was just an anomaly.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Visited this location back in June and thought we would give it another try after the horrendous and slow service from our first visit we thought it would only improve.....unfortunately it hasn’t!!!!! The restaurant was quite and we sat outside and it took 10 minutes to see a waiter and then after getting our drink we didn’t see the waiter again for 20 minutes!!!! 90 minutes for a meal when it’s quite like that is ridiculous. The food is decent, however the service is as bad as you will see in the area so didn’t visit this location unless you have at least 90 minutes to spare. Very disappointing as this is a great location but will look at one of the other venues now as our spot to go 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

The staff went out of their way to make our special occasion extra special.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Oh Saddle Ranch what happened to you?The first time I came here was wonderful, prompt seating, great service, delicious food...Then I come again today with a guest and It was just awful. We were seated right away and our order was taken and then we waited nearly an hour before our food came, I was about ready to say forget it and leave when the food arrived and I should have acted on my earlier instinct because the food was terrible. I had the BBQ ribs and they were dry as could be, the truffle fries were cold. I wanted to ask for some BBQ sauce on the side to make the ribs more palatable but I never saw our server again, we had ordered lemonade and the glass sat empty for the duration of the meal, I had to flag someone down to ask for ketchup and bbq sauce, when our server finally came by we were done eating and I told her It would have been nice had she stopped by when the food finally came (it was brought to us by someone else) so I could have told her what else was needed, she just looked at us and said sorry and walked away. I left my credit card out to pay the bill and she scooped it up without a word and practically threw it on the table when she brought it back. Such terrible service, I guess this place is doing just fine because they obviously don't need our business nor will they ever get it again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

They didn’t clean the chair right and i got barbecue stains all over my jeans and my shirt....

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Unfortunately terrible service. Our water glasses were never filled and everything was extremely slow:(

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Very nice first time there with friends for business meal. I have to say lots of choices to eat with a great protions. I had BBQ Salad it's was fantastic would highly recommend to anyone.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is one of our fave bfast spots. Angela was our server. She was super friendly, kept drinks filled, considering there were 9 of us, not an easy task, she did a great job, even brought us a carafe of coffee!

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was ok. It was my first time there. I wish I would have known about the "fight" before arriving & the impact it would have on the dining experience. We were not interested in the "fight" so we ate out on the patio. The biscuits were good. My meal was barely barely warm. I would have preferred it a little warmer, oh well. The spinach was a little too garlic-y for me, but the ribs & asparagus were delicious. Could have been a little warmer. The Smores were fantastic, probably the best part of the meal/evening!
Also I had to retrieve our waitress to get a to-go box......again, fight night.....busy time.......overall, it was okay....

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Went there for breakfast and met some friends and brought our little dog for the outside patio.
gets warm in the sun, but the staff will bring over umbrellas for shade. Good time. Good breakfast.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I planned a very last minute surprise party of about 15 people and they were very accommodating helpful and nice. As well as patient and the service was exceptional. Paying was a breeze!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Authentic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This is our go to for large dinner party events! We will always come back. Service is always amazing and they let us take over every time without fail!

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 2, 2017

First time but definitely not my last time! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

When we got there, it took a while to seat us when the restaurat was NOT busy at all. I had made a reservation for 6 and they kept thinking 7. When they set our table in, again, an empty restaurant, they pushed 2 tables together that were not flush so that the 2 people in the middle had to balance their plates on one table or the other. That was not necessary because they could have just put us at a bigger table. Other than that, the service was a little slow but the food was good. The hashbrowns were delicious. I'll go there one more time in hopes to get a better table.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Service was slow. Took forever to get bill. Waiter didn't check on things but once had to ask other staff to get him to get the bill. When asked for it it took 20min to get it.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Had a Girls brunch. Fun from beginning to end.
Service was Excellent. Very attentive staff. Food was very good.
Not our first time here and certainly won't be our last!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 10, 2017

It was an enjoyable dinner and the ambiance was also very enjoyable

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We enjoyed great food, our server Brandon was awesome, and the atmosphere is fun and perfect for a birthday celebration.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Food was incredibly poor quality.
Ranged from super burnt to disgustingly uncooked food.
Although the service was kind, they messed up the bill several times.
The alcoholic drinks were even worse than the food.
Definately need to re-train their bartenders at this location.
The only plus side to this location is that the desserts were all delicious.
(This is all coming from someone who has worked in the restaurant business for years as a server/ bartender)
Overall I would NOT recommend this place to anyone at all.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Our waiter Garrett was amazing!! It was our first time there and he was so welcoming and patient. He gave us great recommendations for food and drinks. Our first time there was amazing and will not be our last!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Fun, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food and drinks are amazing but the service is even better. They go the extra mile to make sure your dining experience is the best it could be. We will definitely recommend this to friends and family and be back soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Fun, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was great. Minor glitch in the service. Waiter forgot to order the sweet potato fries entree. So when I reminded him, they arrived the same time as dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 21, 2017

This location was great for our college graduation party brunch. The waiter Ryan was very attentive and handled or large party without a hitch. They gave in a complimentary dessert and a large corton candy. The food was great and came promptly. I would definitely recommend it

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Had a great time for my birthday. The waiter was great and foof tasted good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We went for a belated Mother's Day brunch, we were there when it opened at 9am and had the best time! This location is way better then the Orange one. Thanks to our awesome server, I wish I could remember his name, but I enjoyed the mimosas little too much. The manager was also super awesome, they brought us out free dessert for the special occasion! Thanks again

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Went here on a Sunday afternoon, my husband told the waiter we were meeting with friends and just wanted a nice leisurely meal to talk and hang out. this is exactly what we got. Ryan was our waiter, not only funny but super nice and look care of everything. Food was good, drinks were fun in the carafe, people watching the mechanical bull was amazing. Definitely a fun night and we plan to go back regularly.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 18, 2017

This was my first time here and I really liked it. The service was great, my server was informative and checked back often. The food portions are huge and the burger was really good but the french fries really stand out crispy and hot and coupled with the spicy ketchup they were absolutely delicious. The meal starts with jalapeno corn bread with sweet butter, so good. The ambiance is fun. I really enjoyed the overall experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a group of 14 for Mother's Day and I increased the number of guests st last minute even though it took about 15 minutes, the staff was able to get creative and give us a large table for 10 and a booth next to it for 4. The grandparents loved getting special booth seating. The service is always super polite and accommodating. Garrett rocks he was cool and calm through it all! We live close by and will be back! Thanks Hilo High manager!

Tags: Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a party of eleven, of which ten took part in the unlimited mimosas and/or bloody marys. The mimosas had VERY little champagne in them. It was mostly sugary juice. The bloody marys were liked by two out of the seven people who tried them. They were just lacking in flavor. The shade for those in the warm sun was not ample, and half of our table faced the sun directly. Our table was wedged in between two barrels that were chained down, so we couldn't move around well and couldn't get an umbrella to fit in the area. Ten of us got our order almost all together. One person waited way too long for his dish, while most of us were finished with ours. We wouldn't recommend coming on a holiday like Mother's Day, but would stick more to the happy hour times with a smaller party.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went here for Mothers Day with a party of 10. Only 3 out of 10 of us had ever been here. It was definitely crowded but the food and unlimited mimosas and bloody Mary's were great. The only downfall to our visit was my daughter and myself were served about 10 minutes after everyone else at our table. They made my daughters food wrong and realized it when they began to serve her and my food never got to the chef so they had to make both of ours while the rest of our party was eating. However, they did make good by offering us 2 free desserts which were delicious. Overall it was a good pick for Mothers Day brunch and my family suggested we actually go back again for Fathers Day as well

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was bad. Food was cold.
Not enough help

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We were having a surprise bridal shower for our friend and they were extremely accommodating with allowing to be seated a lot earlier than the rest of our party

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 7, 2017

The server must have gotten every single order wrong. I wish I could excuse the service because they were too busy - but we were one of seven tables in the entire restaurant. There were at least 10 waiters. For starters, we had a vegetarian order eggs with no meat on the side (avocado only). The server brought out eggs with bacon touching everything. We told more than one server and they both said "let me see if we can get you a side of avocado no charge" - not the solution for a non-meat eater. Our appetizers came and we asked for plates and napkins. No one brought plates or napkins. A second server came with a second appetizer and we again asked for utensils. Nothing. Our entrees came and we again asked for utensils. Nothing. Food runner came back with more entrees and we asked for utensils. Five minutes went by and we asked a manager. He looked confused and said "let me get you utensils." We asked a bus boy, who finally went to a server station and got us utensils. After our meal, the server did apologize for "being off [his] game" because he drank too much the night before. At least that happened.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The service was very slow. We had an 11am reservation and we didn't get sat until 11:30am. It took about another 10-15 minutes for a waiter to approach us. It was a little frustrating since there were plenty of empty tables inside and outside of the restaurant. Getting our drinks and refills took a long time and we had to ask for them 2-3 times before we got them. We asked for extra spicy ketchup, but that never arrived.

I think the manager noticed that we kept trying to flag someone down that she came over to our table to see if everything was okay. We asked for drink refills and more napkins. Luckily, with her it only took a few minutes to get them.

She brought over a free dessert, since it was my father's birthday and then brought over a free cotton candy for my nephew. This made our dining experience much more enjoyable. Thank you to the manager that was on staff when we went. If it wasn't for her, then it would have been our last time at Saddle Ranch.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The place was delicious !!! We enjoyed the birthday celebrations and the awesome cotton candy we had 👍👍

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We had an amazing time celebrating my friends bachelorette. We did the champagne brunch, sat comfortably outside, had great service and had the bride to be ride the bull :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Really good BBQ in the heart of the Triangle of Costa Mesa. Save room for Desert.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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