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About Permanently Closed - Blue Spruce Inn

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.

20 Main St.
Frisco, CO 80443
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Madison

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 668-5900

Website:
http://www.thebluespruce.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Parking in private lot in front of restaurant also adjacent street parking.

Public Transit:
The free Summit Stage Bus System stop is directly in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Patrick Sullivan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Blue Spruce Inn - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Cozy (3)
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Quiet Conversation (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 27, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

A very enjoyable experience and food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 15, 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!

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 (Phoenix)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 4, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 3, 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.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Ryan was fantastic. Great service and great food!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 20, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·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

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vip
 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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 (San Antonio)·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 return...so sad!

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 (Denver)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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 (Houston)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 31, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·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.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Food was disappointing. Waiter was very nice!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Nice ambiance, delicious food, attentive service from our waiter. We were seated in a private nook upstairs, which was very quiet and allowed for good conversation. The prices are on the high side, so it's a good place for a special occasion. We had friends in from out of town and they appreciate a good wine list. Unfortunately, the wine glasses were not appropriate for a fine wine and our friends were quite disappointed in that. Other than that, I would recommend this restaurant - we had a good experience here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Disappointed in food but atmosphere is always nice

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Front outside of restaurant trashy, food not prepared correctly and also not hot, had to be sent back, cocktails in miniature glasses, waiter very good considering what he had to work with.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Was disappointed after all the good reviews. Service was very slow, and the steaks were either under or over cooked - kind of a litmus test for a restaurant that emphasizes steaks.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Disappointment. From the lackluster greeting, to the wine list with no years, a waiter who did not know how to serve wine and did not even seem willing to.

We selected the best bottle of wine they had, I gently asked to see the label before he opened it, he got an attitude and told me "I already checked it". This waiter opened the bottle and set it on the table and walked away. I've never seen a bottle of Opus one treated so badly.

We sent some improperly cooked food back, but overall the food was decent.

If you're in Frisco, skip this one.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 25, 2017

25% of the items noted on their menu on this app were not offered on their menu in the restaurant. Prices were also more in their restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Service extremely poor - slow, no plates for appetizers and steak knives were brought to table 5 min after the steaks. Worst of all, food was cold when delivered to the table. Overall, poor experience and probably will not go back.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Price- $80 - $100 per couple, to include splitting one app., two entries ($25- $35) and drinks
Food- Steak, local Colorado Fare, one vegetarian dish. Good quality meats, nicely seasoned and cooked. Nice presentation
Ambiance- Old log cabin, low ceilings, perhaps seating for fifty, homey and a bit charming
Service- reasonable professional
Our Experience- We enjoyed our meal and felt good we partronized the restaurant. They needed our business. Overall value was good, old time ambiance felt good. Would eat here again. Word on the block is, this could be their last year in business. A little sad because the Blue Spruce Inn has been a landmark here before anything else was here. Give it a try.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Very slow service. Waited 15 minutes to be seated without being acknowledged, then another 20 minutes at the table before waitress came to greet us. Excuses about interstate being closed and therefore, but 1/2 tables were empty. No apology until I made a fuss. Then they gave us one desert for free for table of 4.
Honesty and a quick hi, we will be with you ASAP would have gone a long way to making me less irritable.
Food was as good as ever. Visited several times before.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 18, 2017

It was wonderful for my 57th birthday with my brother and his son that I haven't seen in 4 years.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 18, 2017

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the menu is fantastic!!!! Service was great!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Last night of ski trip and came for a fabulous steak and crime brûlée! Made a reservation for 9pm and got a call while on the way that the kitchen Closes at 9! They kept it open until we arrived promptly at 9 but had no homemade warm bread to serve and rushed us through l. There was only a large family there in the dining room and they were so loud, drunk, and obnoxious that I wanted to leave. Their child played their iPad full volume (movie) the whole time while the adults told crude jokes and trashed the dining room. Finally one of the servers asked them to calm down. By that time our "last night of vacation" dinner was ruined. Filet was fabulous, creams brûlée was not what I remembered from years ago.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Just better than moderate

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Very good food. Always a go-to place when in Frisco. The Mt. Royal NY strip was perfect. Been coming here since 1998.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The quality of the meal is consistently excellent! Whenever we stay in Summit County we try to eat dinner there. We've brought our extended family as well and everyone has been pleased with their meal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Meals not bad but not up to Usual Blue Spruce standards. Not a value for the price.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 12, 2017

We have been to the Blue Spruce Inn many times and have been pretty satisfied. This particular trip was nothing extraordinary. The menu could use an update. The steak "special" of Filet Mignon, blue cheese and au jus was not bad but the portions were not what they stated and quite small (stated 2 - 6 ounce steaks but it was more like 3-4 ounce steaks). The biggest let down was that there was no Prime Rib - which is one of their signature dishes/options.

Will try them once more but will wait for some changes.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Absolutely loved the cute and cozy setting. The food was absolutely delicious, and our server made sure to be right there with any thing we needed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

totally rude owner/manager. Terrible food-overcooked and over priced . The filet was NOT a true Filet. Misrepresentation of the filet. I do NOT recommend

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