According to folk etymologists, the term barbecue is derived from the French barbe coup, referring to the annual pig picking commemorating the infamous Bearded Rebellion. Celebrate saucy beards with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of traditional barbeque and beer for dinner or for $7, you get $15 worth for lunch at Tuff Ranch BBQ's in Keizer. With traditional barbeque perfected by three generations of grillers, Tuff Ranch BBQ dishes up big portions of lunch and dinner fare, such as pulled pork, brisket, and Memphis-style ribs. The Tuff Ranch Burger ($10.25) tops 1/2 pound of hand-ground chuck with pork, two strips of bacon, melted cheese, and barbeque sauce and Mrs. C's Steak Sandy ($10.25) is slow smoked with red, green, and Serrano peppers and cloaked in a melted cheese robe. Tuff Ranch concocts a triple threat of hand-made BBQ sauces: West Coast honey, Carolina sweet and zesty, and Texas four alarm. For a romantic dinner, cozy up to the indoor fireplaces or challenge your dinner mate to a romantic duel near the outdoor fire pits.
- My green beans, cooked with onions and bacon, were young and tender, but still with a slight crunch. The saloon apples were a welcome change from the usual barbecue sides…My barbecued chicken leg was succulent served with a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. – Eat Salem
- …the service was great, and the food was exceptional! – bryan, Urbanspoon
165 McNary Estates Dr. N
Keizer, Oregon 97303Get Directions