Heck's at Devil's Thumb Ranch

Heck's at Devil's Thumb Ranch

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/
  • Phone: 9707267002
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  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from Heck's at Devil's Thumb Ranch
HECK’S - a.k.a. “Hex” - a six sided shape with equidistant lengths, relatively concentric with a center point. That’s the definition. Here’s the history.... The hexagonal room that houses Heck's is a replication of a room in one of our country’s national monuments, The Timberline Lodge located at the base of Mt. Hood, Oregon. We visited the Timberline Lodge in 1999, about the same time we contracted to purchase the Ranch. Taken by the sheer expanse and natural beauty of the hex room at Timberline, we felt there were few buildings that built today with that type of grand and inspiring craftsmanship. After that visit, including a hexagonal room as a centerpiece became the focus in planning the Lodge here at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.
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Heck's at Devil's Thumb Ranch reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (15)great for outdoor dining (10)special occasion (8)good for groups (6)romantic (6)fit for foodies (5)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)neighborhood gem (3)hot spot (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Outstanding
    Poppy
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Superb inn every way.....a beautiful place with great food
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Heck's at Devil's Thumb Ranch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Heck's at Devil's Thumb Ranch is by far one of the best restaurants in the mountains. The food is exceptional. The quality of the food is great and the seasoning brings out the flavor of the food and does not overpower it. The ambiance is wonderful. It reminds me of Timber Lodge at Mt. Hood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Wonderful meal and ambiance. Our server was outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleased with the dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    Very pleased with the dining experience overall, best ahi tuna salad I have had yet! My dtrs pasta was also phenomenal. Great presentation!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, great food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    Great service, great food, great ambiance, overall wonderful dining experience. Have fined there many times and it has been great each time. Breakfast and dinners have been tasty meals. A truly amazing dining room featuring a huge 6 sided fireplace surrounded by the most amazing wooden structure/architecture that I have ever seen. Good for kids while also offering a romantic vibe, this is a very flexible and elegant dining space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've gone to Heck's to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    We've gone to Heck's to celebrate Thanksgiving as a family now for the past 3 years. Each year the food's been exceptional, and it's a tradition we'll keep! Heck's is very family friendly and they able to accomodate large and small groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed local
    funfoodie
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    The online menu was not updated to their in-house menu. Disappointed that 2 removed items were what attracted us. We arrived at our reserved time, and there were many empty tables, but we were asked to wait in the lobby, and she pointed us out into the hall way, while the sitting area by the large central fireplace was empty, why were we not directed there? The food was just barely OK. The description of one plate did not match what was served. Also the fried chicken was served almost burnt, I would never have served it to my own guest, I was shocked that this restaurant served it. The sparkling wine we chose was not available. Disappointed as this was a birthday celebration.
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  • Great beer pairing dinner!
    vaildiner
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    The left hand brewery beer dinner at heck's was phenomenal. The hoptoberfest beer in combination with the perfectly grilled scallops and peaches were my fave. But all dishes were wonderful. To get two stouts and hefty servings of tasty food was more than I would have expected for a $39 price tag. Plus, the ambiance and service was perfect for our group of 7. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Every trip to Winter Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    Every trip to Winter Park includes at least one meal at Heck's, which is dependably outstanding all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    The food was delicious and fresh as always, and the view is spectacular! We enjoy coming here very much! The menu is more diversified now, and there are more creative lunch selctions as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Happy Hour!
    greatplaceVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    Always fun at Devil's Thumb Ranch's Heck's restaurant....happy Hour is the greatest!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first time there. Somehow
    MilesOutWestVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Our first time there. Somehow we we parked at our table and forgotten, but once we finally got service, the service was good. Most of the food was great except for the fish (you could smell that it wasn't fresh and tasted bad as well). Anyway we will give it another try and will most likely try some of their Wagu beef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a terrible dining
    DenWPVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    This was a terrible dining experience, and all the more disappointing after many good experiences. The food was poor, as was the service.
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  • This is a wonderful restaurant;
    DenWPVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    This is a wonderful restaurant; the ambience is spectacular, service is impeccable, food is delicious, and views are amazing. Need I say more?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hecks was fantastic - great
    Kevin
    Dined on 7/10/2012
    Hecks was fantastic - great setting, wonderful food, very nice staff. It is spot for a great meal, followed by a walk around the ranch, and a drink by the fire
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a lovely place!! The
    Mellie
    Dined on 7/10/2012
    What a lovely place!! The Devils Thumb Ranch is gorgeous. Our party of 11 sat outside on the patio. The Continental Divide stretching wide. Our wait person, Julie, was fabulous; handling my husbands, and brother-in-laws drawl sense of humor like a champ. The boys had Wagu burgers, and proclaimed them to be the finest ever. (Open range cows with added benefits.) I ordered from the small plate menu; salad was good, but just didn't have pizzaz-- neither did the grilled artichoke with kalamata olives--hmmm maybe a few spriggles of bleu cheese and a long squirt of lemon would have made it pop. (?) The coffee drinkers were in heaven. My daughter loved her prawn tacos. Honestly... the view cannot be rivaled. We'll go back, for certain!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice meal, good cocktails.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Nice meal, good cocktails. Service was okay, not great. Value was not the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Love some, leave some
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    We were there in May, and the food was fantastic. They said they are changing the menu, so things were a little different this time... - the prawn cocktail: the shrimp was rubbery and fishy tasting, and we should have sent it back - the baked chicken was delicious, but they changed the quinoa recipe and it was too oily to enjoy - the added pork chop entre was thick, tender and flavorful, and we would recommend it - the prime sirloin was also great We will go back someday, as we love the location, the service and most of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We arrived at the restraunt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    We arrived at the restraunt about 10 minutes early but were seated graciously anyway. Our food was artistically crafted by chef Tredwell but charged at reasonable prices. As throughtout our stay the staff always had a smile, yes we would come back anytime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, the food was great
    gpb324
    Dined on 7/3/2012
    As always, the food was great and the wait staff took care of our every need. The Sunday-Thursday happy hour is awesome. Thanks for another wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A MEMORABLE MEAL. GREAT SERVICE.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/2/2012
    A MEMORABLE MEAL. GREAT SERVICE. NO RUSHING. GENEROUS PORTIONS WELL-COOKED. SPECTACULAR BUILDING AND VIEW UP THE VALLEY TO THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. i WAS WITH MY ADULT GRANDDAUGHTER ADN HER HUSBAND FROM MISSISSIPPI AND THEY THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THEMSELVES
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    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They have a very good happy
    DenWPVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    They have a very good happy hour Sunday through Thursday. The setting, decor, and views are outstanding. All the wait staff we've met here in the last 6 months have been delightful, attentive, and polite.The regular menu looks great so we'll try it next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit of a rough start...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2012
    A bit of a rough start... they were out the beer that one dining companion ordered, then they were out of the lasagna entree that another friend ordered. The appetizer and dinner entrees that all four of us were served made up for it. Our waiter was not engaged - even when we tried to include him in some conversation. (Maybe he just felt bad after having to deny us the beer and lasagna?) Otherwise, a great evening...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service was excellent.
    gpb324
    Dined on 5/2/2012
    Food and service was excellent. The server Robin did an outstanding job. Overall a very pleasant experience. I always enjoy returning to Heck's.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a wonderful restaurant
    DenWPVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2012
    This is a wonderful restaurant in a stunning locale. The interior finishes are spectacular, as are the outside views. The food is amazing. The incredible deal is HH from 4 - 6, Sun thru Thurs. Wow! If you're in Grand County, go there. You will not be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local and seasonal foods
    luv2dine
    Dined on 4/14/2012
    Great local and seasonal foods incorporated into the menu. Can't beat the view! Food was less tasty than expected for the price. Overall, I would rate it an OK but not amazing like I was hoping for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everyone was very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/4/2012
    Everyone was very friendly and helpful! Loved the ribs and the trout-OUTSTANDING
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    Delicious food, very friendly wait staff. The view can't be beat and the room itself has great ambiance. We were there on a quiet evening in early spring. I imagine it can get lively in season.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New chef was a disappointment
    CathyG
    Dined on 4/1/2012
    Heck's has a new chef and I was disappointed. We tried an assortment of appetizers from the happpy hour menu and, except for the meatballs, all were bland and tasteless. My entree was the wagyu beef hamburger. It was highly praised by the waitrer but I didn't find it anything special. Service was a little slow even though they weren't busy. On the plus side, the wine was wonderful, the dessert - brownie sundae - was the highlight of the meal, and you can't beat the view! Maybe they just had an off night, I will try again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience. The
    gpb324
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    Wonderful experience. The food and service was excellent. Roasting marshmallows outside at the fire pit after dinner was a special treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waitress was great but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/27/2012
    Our waitress was great but there were only 2 of them for the whole dining room! Poor staffing decision for that night. Our meal took at least 30-40 minutes longer than it should have. But the food was hot and good and we weren't in a hurry. I had the BBQ ribs. We would eat there again. Our daughter enjoyed the bonfire with s'mores that we went to on the patio after we ate.
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  • Great friendly atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    Great friendly atmosphere with beautiful surrounds. This is the best place to eat in the Fraser Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would like to thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    I would like to thank you for the wonderful family dinner we had to honor three family birthdays. Young and old it was the best. Thank you
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Food was excellent. Portion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    Food was excellent. Portion size was perfect. Service was friendly and efficient. A bit on the noisy side, so conversations at the table are a bit tad on loud size to compensate for this "ambient noise".
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just not up to par with expectation
    Niceplace
    Dined on 3/12/2012
    Just not up to par with expectation. My three guests were disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2012
    We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of dining at Heck's. One of the best dinners we've ever had!
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    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • we were spending several days
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    we were spending several days at devils thumb Ranch a thoroughly enjoyed dinning there. certainly one of the best restauants in the Winterpark general area
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    notable wine list, scenic view
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  • Ranch Resort Quality!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2012
    Fantastic food, setting, service, selections are perfect but they will happily modify your meal. Portions were very generous. Breads are homemade every day!The rustic ranch ambiance really let you know you're in Colorado.Stay over and really enjoy your time at Devil's Thumb Ranch!! The Spa is amazing. Enjoy a horse pulled sleigh ride! A quick drive from Denver gives you that break you need from your usual routine.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Great place!!
    NAGJ
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    This is an amazing place! It's a great Colorado dining experience for out-of-owners. The service was excellent and the food was very good. It's pretty loud so not for a quiet dinner. Great for kids. We will definately go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always enjoy our time at
    greatplaceVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2012
    We always enjoy our time at Heck's and The Devilis Thumb Ranch! We were there twice in a week!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate