Blue Spruce Inn

Blue Spruce Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebluespruce.com/
  • Phone: 9706685900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Sullivan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Entertainment: The back bar was built in Brunswick, New York circa 1860 and transported to Denver, and then by wagon to Black Hawk, Colorado, where it was once part of the Royal Flush Saloon. The bar was brought from Black Hawk in some thirty-odd pieces and reassembled here in the Blue Spruce Inn. We have live entertainment on weekend evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison
  • Public Transit: The free Summit Stage Bus System stop is directly in front of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking in private lot in front of restaurant also adjacent street parking.
A word from Blue Spruce Inn
The Blue Spruce Inn has been a Summit County dining tradition since the 1940’s and was voted Best Restaurant and Saloon in Summit County in 2010. We offer fine dining in a rustic log cabin atmosphere. Our menu encompasses the best steak, seafood and wild game as well as kobe burgers in the saloon. The entire staff of The Blue Spruce Inn welcomes you, and hopes your visit will be most enjoyable.
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Blue Spruce Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)special occasion (20)romantic (13)fit for foodies (10)scenic view (5)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Slow, inefficient service
    Tomx1VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Best part was a few tasty appetizers. Worse part was the service. The wait staff tried, they ran around doing their job, but they are clearing understaffed. High prices for average value. This used to be a very nice quiet, quality place, but that was not evident this one evening. Most disappointing was the attitude of the wait staff who offered excuses instead of fixes to their mistakes. All in all, won't go back until I see the ratings improve.
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  • Always excellent!
    eltoro
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The Blue Spruce Inn is a charming log cabin restaurant that we always dine at when we are in Frisco. As always, our dinner and service was excellent! Our waiter, James, was not only very good and knowledgeable, he was also very entertaining. Whenever we return to Frisco, we will be sure to dine at the Blue Spruce!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • T3Wdining
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I went for steak and both of us were so pleased. Great food and even good value for filet's. Not cheap, but it's not over priced either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Anniversary Dinner
    OVERTHEMOON1966
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Thought we would try something new this time while staying in Frisco for dinner. It was our anniversary so we wanted something nice. We were seated right away. Decor was old/cabin like. We were seated in a small dining room. Our waiter was great. I ordered the steak Diane and my husband had the elk madallions which he had to send back because they were tuff... Our waiter handled the matter with class and a bit of humor. My husband's second choice was the salmon Oscar which was good. My meal was very tasty. It was a nice place to try but I do not think that it will be our "go to place" for a nice dinner when visiting Frisco.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice old historic Inn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A beautiful little restaurant . Very cozy with excellent service, food and ambiance. History with Frisco and Old Dillon make it a special place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary meal while in Frisco.
    MarkW
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great meal and a great place to have a romantic dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Appetizer
    1TravelingFoodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The mussels in garlic, cream, and wine sauce were a fine meal when accompanied by the garlic bread. Use the table served bread basket or order more garlic bread to sop up and fully enjoy all of fabulous sauce.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    hilly
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I recommended the prime rib to my friend, because a month ago, when we last visited, it was excellent. This time it was not good, very chewy with a lot of gristle. The rest of the entrees and sides were very good. Prime rib happens to be one of my favorites and I hope it will be better quality in the future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frisco Institution
    infromtheburbs
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Blue Spruce Inn continues to put forth the best in Colorado dining. The menu is heavy on steaks, but now includes Elk. Three versions of trout are available and the blue cheese with trout was excellent. As owners of VRBO24210 at Copper Mtn. we recommend our favorite spots to guests and their menu is in our guide.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good for dinner
    travelr
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went to hear Do-op but the bar was full so we had dinner. Dining room and bar are separated so it was quiet. Food was plentiful and good. Service was very good without being fawning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Susicutie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We were seated next to the window. I ordered buffalo short ríbs and my his and ordered boar chops in a wine reduction. I am not much for Wild Gámez but both were delicious. Good wine selection.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • in town on a whim
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We decided on dinner based on internet ratings. We took advantage of two dinners for $95 with wine voucher in the late eve and ordered surf and turf-- Two of everything including apps and dessert was more than enough food we actually turned back one dessert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great family dinner
    kerriVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Was one of the best meals we had with our boys - diverse menu and very good service
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful experience
    Netter
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    we took our daughter and son-in-law there to celebrate their anniversary. The menu is very good, the service was great and the food was outstanding. two of us had the prime rib the queens are very generous and delicious. Another person had the elk medallions and really enjoyed them. A fourth person had the salmon oscar and it was outstanding. I would recommend are any of these to anyone. This was all topped off by a cozy western ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent
    68buffs
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We first dined here about 30 years ago. This was our 3rd time here. I know this has to be different ownership? but the quality is still the same. We are from Ks. hence the few times here. I had the filet and lobster and my wife had the trout. Our meals were cooked to perfection with service to match. Good wine and vodka tonic pour. Right on Main St in downtown Frisco.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 162 reviews are from the Blue Spruce Inn reviews archive.
  • Good Mother's Day Dinner
    Ashley
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Went to the Blue Spruce Inn for Mother's Day dinner. The restaurant was almost empty because it was mud season. But the food was good and the ambience was nice. We were seated right by the fireplace. Beautiful presentation of food. We did order mussels that were not quite hot enough but still had great flavor. They had a dinner for two option that was a great deal: appetizer, 2 filets with lobster tails, dessert and $20 towards wine for $95. Also, had a gluten free menu which was nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Steak and Potatoes restaurant
    deerchicki
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good place to eat - we asked around when we got into Frisco and this was one that came up that would have a good steak/potatoes meal. We both ordered steak (one with lobster, one with crab legs), and both meals were good and well seasoned. Tables are close to each other, so the cranky neighbors next to us took away from the ambiance, but overall good location.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We went for our anniversary. The setting was cozy and pleasant. The mussels as an appetizer was outstanding! We would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    FencingDuo
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We have a house in Frisco and this is my son's favorite restaurant, so it was an easy pick for his birthday! Always consistently good, although portions are getting smaller. For the prices, would be nice to get a salad as a starter, too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful experience
    JeannieVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at the Blue Spruce Inn. We were a group of nine and got the opportunity to sit upstairs next to the closet where the "ghost" resides. We felt like we had the undivided attention of our server James and were entertained by him all evening. The food was delicious and served promptly - not easy for a group. Definitely will come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife wanted to order prime
    charlie
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    My wife wanted to order prime rib and they were out?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good dining experience.
    Cage
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    This is a nice restaurant with great service. It's among the finest in Frisco. We reccomend you give it a try.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in Frisco
    forestlover
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We really enjoyed the Blue Spruce Inn restaurant. We first sat by the fireplace and had drinks in the bar. Our waitress was excellence and our food was very good. Our only complaint was that it took about 40 minutes for our food to arrive after we ordered. According to the waitress, our order came in behind a large group. All in all, we really enjoyed the meal and we will go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed, but would go again
    Kenoshasam
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Over the years we have frequented the Blue Spruce Inn. This is a place for special occassions, to enjoy a wonderful meal. However, our latest visit was disappointing. We both ordered the 8oz prime rib, cooked medium. It came to us "medium well". I did not report the overcooked meal to our server, I should have. The tomato basil soup was outstanding! Next visit I will make sure that our meal is prepared as ordered.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    SkiGirl
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had a wonderful meal. The steak was cooked perfectly and was flavorful. Save room for desert the creme brûlée and cheesecake are fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is one of our favorite
    Carolyn
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants, we like the log cabin feel as well as friendliness and ability to meet my gluten free needs with food. They were very busy and our red trout was too well done, but we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frisco Gem
    Coloradojewel
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Always love to stop in at the "Spruce." Great food, wait staff and a great bar to hang out in!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a very nice place
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This is a very nice place in Frisco and very quaint. A very nice place to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rustic and cozy
    rrap
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Cozy, rustic ambience reminiscent of a classic north woods supper club (I'm from the Midwest) I started off with lobster bisque which combined great flavor a bit of chowdery texture. We both had the roast duck with a sweet chipotle sauce and it was excellent. Finished off with an amazing raspberry bread pudding. The staff was warm and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABOVE AVERAGE LOCAL
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food was good, i had Elk Medallions, my wife had Lamb Steaks. Waitress was pleasant but not familiar with specials.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining in Frisco
    JimO
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The Blue Spruce is our favorite fine dining restaurant in Frisco CO. It is a little spendy but so worth the money. Food is always excellent and service is top rate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asked for a table by the fireplace,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Asked for a table by the fireplace, did not get it. There was a table that sat empty by the fireplace the whole time we had dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable dining experience
    Boca2350
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a very nice valentine dinner. I had the trout almondine and my husband got the pork chop. Both were delicious. Also enjoyed the mango cobbler a la mode.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • End Cut
    424BullElk
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Small special get together. Everyone in our group loved their meal. I had the 12oz Prime Rib "end cut" that was outstanding. The wine list was small but with a good selection. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible
    Eater
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Hostess was so rude. Despite the empty tables downstairs she stuck us in the corner in the totally empty upstairs. Then when we asked to move she was hostile and unbelievably rude. I would never return
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  • Great meal
    Foodlover
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The Mt Royal steak was outstanding! Love the flavor mix of the blue cheese and the sauce and our waiter, Daven, was most attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Spruce is Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Me and my group went here to celebrate my mom's birthday. The waiter was very nice and the food was great! I would recommend this to everyone staying in Frisco.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a visit
    koalaVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Cozy environment in the main restaurant. The menu has some very affordable options for full meals for $20 and others where you could spend a pretty penny on steaks and lobsters etc. The orange Chipotle slow roasted duck was fantastic! Moist and very tasty. My filet with crab and Bearnaise was fine, but lacked seasoning. The sauteed green beans were great though. The wine list was sufficent and enough options by the glass. The beer list was limited and they only serve been on tap brewed by their sister restaurant in town Backcountry Brewery and my husband isn't a fan of their beers. Server was very hard working and entertaining. This was a busy Saturday on a holiday weekend, and I haven't seen anyone juggle tables like he did.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Frisco dining option
    KristenVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    One of Summit County's best (and only) truly good restaurants. The menu is good - not stellar and the food is very good too. A great Frisco option & the ambiance is great and service is usually exceptional.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lectured by the waiter
    Delia
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    When one of our party remarked that her creme brûlée was cold, the waiter returned to the table and read aloud from a food reference book that creme brûlée was a custard usually served cold. To say that we felt his condescending attitude was inappropriate would be an understatement. The waiter then followed us to the parking lot to complain about his tip.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic