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Permanently Closed - Blue Spruce Inn

395 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
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Phone number
(970) 668-5900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Patrick Sullivan
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Cross street
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Parking details
Parking in private lot in front of restaurant also adjacent street parking.
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Public transit
The free Summit Stage Bus System stop is directly in front of the restaurant.
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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKenneth (Miami)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

We go there before the theater and find that they can accomodate us to leave on time.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

A very enjoyable experience and food was excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

Had delicious salmon oscar with bearnaisre sauce and grilled veggies over wild rice..delicious.? Friends shared grilled chicken breast that was also very tasty. Stuffed mushroom appetizer was wonderful. we will definitely return when back in this area.

OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
1.0  Dined on August 14, 2017

Totally unacceptable experience! We went by your rating system and were VERY disappointed! Despite reservations we waited until a carry out customer told us someone would be with us soon . We both had prime rib - which was all gristle and fat- at the conclusion of our meal, within several minutes , they turned the lights off in the restaurant. For a $100+ meal, I would have to say this was the worst experience I have ever had. I will be reluctant to trust your rating service in the future!

SaddleBrookeFoodie (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

We have chosen to eat here the last few times in Frisco and have never been disappointed. Good food, reasonably priced, and good service.

SueT (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

A friend recommended we try the Blue Spruce when we visited Breckenridge and we are glad we went. We didn't give 5/5 because we don't feel it was perfect but we would definitely go again. Portions were generous and the staff was friendly. The bartender made a great Dirty Martini.

Retired (Denver)
3.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

I have been to Blue Spruce many times over the years and have always really enjoyed it. This was our 48th wedding anniversary. When we arrived at the front desk no one was at it. During our 20 minute wait for someone to show up we were told twice that someone would help us. As I said 20 minutes later we were finally seated. My steak was good but the baked potatoe was Luke warm. My wife said her trout was very good. Appears that this place must have changed owners and I don't think I will go back.

AlEr (Tallahassee)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

We had a wonderful evening and birthday dinner at the Blue Spruce Inn.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Visiting from out of state. Great steak, cooked perfectly, friendly service

GFeater (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Magnificent meal. Good wine. Great service. Favorite table by fireplace. Thank you for having gluten free.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Ryan was fantastic. Great service and great food!

ARayP (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

We've been there many times, food, service was little slower then before. BUT WORTH THE wait.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

Sirloin steak was requested to be medium rare was medium well and grisly We split the bill with a our table partners. You charged me for the complete bill plus my half. I called yesterday to complain was told I would be called back. Hadn't happened yet. Needless to say I will contest the bill with the credit card company. John Crilly. 7707137026

viplindsath (Denver)
4.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

We had friends visiting from out of town and decided on The Blue Spruce because of its cozy cabin feel. The food is good and the wait staff is personable.

OpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined on July 3, 2017

We were in Frisco for our 40th wedding anniversary from Texas! We ate at the Blue Spruce Inn on our 1 week (during our honeymoon), 20th anniversary, and now for our 40th! Awesome first two visits! We were quite disappointed this trip. Service was great! Our server, Calvin, was wonderful! My husband's prime rib was good, but not great. My medium filet was a little dry and overcooked. My lobster tail was mushy and turned my stomach with the bite! They took $10 off my dinner. We also got our dessert (creme brûlée...good) complimentary because of our anniversary. Probably won't sad!

Dor2427 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

You can count on the Blue Spruce to give you dependably good food. I've been coming here since the 1980's. Especially like the steaks and the red trout.

Juliet (Houston)
5.0  Dined on June 25, 2017

For many years we have dined at the Blue Spruce on many special occasions including my birthday on July 31. We have introduced many friends to this wonderful restaurant that offers great food and great ambiance, no background music or loud people. It is quiet and no matter what you order it is always excellent.

theBruce (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 22, 2017

We were a little concerned at first because there were some horrible reviews online at Google Maps; our fears were definitely unnecessary as the service was excellent and the food was equally awesome. We will definitely return there and recommend it to our friends and family.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

The Trout was amazing! we were a party of 5 and everything was just delicious.

lovetoeat (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

Server was good although first course came before the drinks. Server blamed on bartender. Food was mediocre at best. Scallop Tostada was clunky. Prime rib was fatty. Red trout ok. Overall, was overpriced for the fare. Best asset was the quiet ambiance.