The Ranch House Pub & Grub – Chester

Great Food, Full Bar, Horseshoes, Shuffleboard Try the Bloody Mary, A Local Favorite!

Since Shannon Story took over ownership of the Ranch House, a Chester, California restaurant and bar in 2016, much has changed. From the all-new menu to redesigned outdoor patio areas, complete with pavers, gazebos, horseshoe pits and fire pits, customers are enjoying the changes. Indoors, a shuffleboard draws players of all ages. A statue of Jack Daniels stands by. Their full bar features every-thing from craft ales and fine wines to specialty cocktails.    Story has preserved the rustic decor including cedar-paneled walls, wooden booths and old fashioned counter service in the café. The small-town bar stretches far with locals and  visitors lined up for libations (and for many, a meal at the bar too.)  Separate booths, tables and a counter serve folks in the restaurant with, of course, plenty of outdoor seating in the summer.

Dinner time turns into one delicious event, with prime rib specials and some of the most delicious steaks ever cooked up “ranch style”. By that I mean big and tasty.  Reservations are sug-gested; on Friday and Saturday nights the Prime Rib goes fast.

Choose from seafood, pasta, chicken and fish. Find a nice variety of entrees, each served with home-cooked, fresh vege-tables and loaded baked potato, wild rice or fries. And yes, you can still get a burger at dinner time or try one of their daily specials.

When Shannon took over she knew she wanted to serve hefty portions of ranch style cooking, adding her own flair for using the freshest, healthiest foods for optimium flavor.

Weekends year ‘round you will find hearty homemade breakfasts served as well as lunch and dinner. Breakfast is great at the Ranch House with choices like homemade biscuits and gravy, and Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs. Classics like their B.L.T., French Dip and Patty Melt are popular lunch choices.

The place is popular with locals and visitors. Summer brings busy times around the Lake Almanor area, and with it, extended hours and days.

The food is outstanding, the company is great and the staff is fun and ready to greet you!

The menu they have created for the Ranch House is packed with delicious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everyone’s always talking about the great food, and the staff is looking forward to another busy summer and meeting the new people coming to visit the lake this year. Their ranch-style cooking and hearty portions are definitely worth the stop.


The summer fun outdoors includes patio dining, horseshoes and more.


669 Main Street, CHESTER    +1.530.258.4226