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Looks like it will reopen in downtown Olympia.

Posted by Cow | December 10, 2007 11:41 AM

Their BBQ is pretty good, especially for up here. But you really can't get great BBQ in a restaurant. The worst stuff I've ever made at home has been much better than the best stuff I've ever had in a restaurant. And if your curious the best restaurant BBQ I've had was at:

Posted by Andrew | December 10, 2007 11:48 AM

I ate there once. It was tasty. RIP!

Posted by travito | December 10, 2007 11:49 AM
My son always got his own little plate of ribs with fries."

That "little" plate looks too big for a grown man. But you probably took the leftovers home (and I hope there were leftovers).

Posted by Matt from Denver | December 10, 2007 11:53 AM

Oh, No! I used to drive by this place all the time on my frequent trips to the coast. Stopped in only a few times, but it was always such a heart-pleasing sight. I'm quite saddened by this.

Posted by steve | December 10, 2007 11:59 AM

That sucks. The Ranch House was one of the best BBQ joints in the state, and the location was right out of something David Lynch would have filmed.

Glad to hear they've got a "plan B", though, but sad it won't be on the way to-or-from the ocean anymore.

Posted by COMTE | December 10, 2007 12:00 PM

Too bad. That looks yummy!

Posted by Amelia | December 10, 2007 12:00 PM

The Olympian covered this last Thursday. OLD news, move on please.

Posted by Just Me | December 10, 2007 12:01 PM

NEW news to me! keep it up please!

Posted by Line Out Fan | December 10, 2007 12:09 PM

But, of course, shame on them for making husbands and wives fat. And if the owners voted against extra taxes, then they deserved what they got.

Posted by bma | December 10, 2007 12:49 PM

Um, yeah, right, 'cause EVERYBODY in Seattle gets the Daily Olympian delivered on their literal and virtual doorsteps everyday.

Posted by COMTE | December 10, 2007 12:50 PM

@8 Hey asshat, maybe if you weren't in such a hurry to be a smartass you might think "good for the slog on getting the word out to more people so that people might donate to this cause." But are just lame.

Posted by spicegirl23 | December 10, 2007 12:54 PM

My dad and I stopped there for a stretch and snack on our way to Ocean Shores last summer. We ate inside, but it looked like they had a great beer garden out back. Not any more, though. Sad.

Posted by Greg | December 10, 2007 1:47 PM

Many people will live much longer lives because of this one (metaphoric) death. I'm on the rain's side here. Good work, Mother Nature.

Posted by jay | December 10, 2007 1:52 PM

I also am sad to see this--how many small businesspeople and homeowners are aware that their property insurance policies exclude these sorts of very real risks?

Aside from the great food and cozy atmosphere that others have talked about, I will not forget the day we sat in the inside dining room of 6-8 booths, and were served by an earnest younger waiter, who asked us "Would you like to start off with a glass of refreshing strawberry lemonade or a maybe an icy cold glass of tea?" Nothing wrong with that, even if the adjectives seemed a little rehearsed. Then, over the next half hour, as each of the other booths turned, we witnessed him greet each newly seated group with precisely the same line. "Would you like to start off with a glass of refreshing strawberry lemonade or a maybe an icy cold glass of tea?" I wonder if he still says that, at work or talking in his sleep. "Would you like to start off with a glass of refreshing strawberry lemonade or a maybe an icy cold glass of tea" Just one of those funny things that makes dining out fun!

Posted by fixo | December 10, 2007 1:53 PM

Insurance my ass.
Boy they know how to take, but pay up?
Always a line in the contract that says
"We can take your money and jack your rates, and never have to pay a claim for anything because in spite of our name and what you think you are buying, you are not'.

Posted by Pissed | December 10, 2007 1:55 PM

Arrrggghhh! Punctuation! I hate you, Slog! Tone, can't we have a post-posting self-editing feature?

Posted by fixo | December 10, 2007 1:56 PM

I always tried to stop and grab a to-go main plus two sides on my way back to the big city from Satsop, that glorious suburb of Elma. Sorry to see it's gone. And hell no, I'm not stopping in Olympia. Or reading the local rag. This rag is just fine.

Posted by DaiBando | December 10, 2007 1:59 PM

jay @ 14

also on the news last night was an interview with an organic vegetable farmer in chehalis who lost his house, his machinery, his farm, his out buildings, including a cold storage for all his organic, locally grown veggies. literally millions of dollars and years of work, covered in feet of mud.

by your standards i would guess mother nature hates the smug vegetarian hippies too.

Posted by Line Out Fan | December 10, 2007 2:23 PM

suggesting someone's belief system has an affect on natural disasters... hmmm... who was is it that did that after hurrican katrina?

Posted by infrequent | December 10, 2007 2:47 PM

"effect" (Sorry, can't help myself.)

Posted by Amy Kate Horn | December 10, 2007 2:58 PM

hmmmmm... i thought i used it correctly.

Posted by infrequent | December 10, 2007 3:01 PM

a belief has an influence on nature. okay, apparently i need a grammar lesson today.

Posted by infrequent | December 10, 2007 3:05 PM

Nice piece, Terry. How lucky you had pics of before and after. You must be a snap-shooting fooooool.

Posted by Bauhaus | December 10, 2007 3:17 PM

That pulled pork looks dee-lish. What a shame.

Posted by Fnarf | December 10, 2007 3:28 PM

Maybe it's just the pregnancy hormones, but your post made me cry. So sad, and so heartwarming at the same time. NOW I MUST EAT BBQ IMMEDIATELY KPLSTHX

Posted by caracola | December 10, 2007 3:35 PM

Finally, a reason to go back to Olympia.

Still won't be as good as Maurice's Piggy Park (a racist, christianist, SC restaurant that unfortunately has the greatest BBQ in the world.)

Posted by Jake | December 10, 2007 5:03 PM

@19, Mother Nature may be a vegan, but she still knows you have to break a few eggs to make an omlete.

Posted by jay | December 10, 2007 5:34 PM

WoW! That story actually left me a little misty-eyed. Well done Mr. Miller.

Posted by Hal | December 10, 2007 8:33 PM

Nice rack!

Posted by Mr. X | December 10, 2007 9:11 PM

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