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About 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.

3530 Country Road 83
Tabernash, CO 80478
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(970) 726-7002

Website:
http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/

Heck's at Devil's Thumb Ranch Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.8

ambience

4.4

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Server was very inexperienced, needed to be trained! Food was disappointing. Meatloaf was over cooked and was heavy on the pepper, left the back of the throat feeling the heat of it.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2016

A wonderful ambiance to have dinner, drinks and a conversation. The service was great, attentive but not intrusive.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 6, 2016

Beautiful restaurant and good food. A little overpriced compared to other fine dining restaurants, but the quality is always high. Stick with simple cocktails because bartender is not up to the task of creating even simple martinis.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Scenic View
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Sarah was an outstanding server!

She checked with us often and was extremely pleasant!

Tags: Great Beer, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2016

I've been to many fine steakhouses in my time, but this place extremely over-priced, meat was not prepared as we asked and service was poor. Nice, elegant and quiet setup. Probably won't go back even though we really like devil's thumb.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2016

Absolutely beautiful setting and facility. Expensive. Our simple food took an hour and was far from being up to the setting..

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2016

Wonderful service by Kyle and the chef did a superb job creating dishes to accompany some selected beers--- totally out of the ordinary, but very good. It was a fun experience besides tasty. Love Devil's Thumb Ranch.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2016

Service was great..send my waygu burger back because it was over...it came back at about the same temp. My wife enjoyed her meal. Would still come back for the view.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Food is always great!!! Service though is a challenge. May be due to lack of training, not enough servers available that day/evening but it always a wait.

We showed up at 6:51 pm for our 7:00 pm reservations and the hostess said we would have to wait (when all the tables in the bar were open). Proceeded to sit and waited an easy 30 minutes to be served 2 glasses of wine and a Sprite. I don't fault the one bartender that was working Labor Day weekend but management for not providing more personnel to meet their customer demand.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Our waiter, Richard was fabulous!!! Best service we've had at Hecks

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2016

We eat at Hecks's occasionally. We are locals and head there for Happy Hour or when we have company in town.
It is always a nice atmosphere - especially out back on the deck. Both provide beautiful views.
The food and service is consistently good.
I would recommend it and their upscale dining room, The Ranch House!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 30, 2016

Scenic view of the mountains. Good selection of draft craft beers. Creative small plates as plus well crafted main dishes.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2016

We ate at Heck's 3 times during our weekend visit to DTR August 20-22 and were very disappointed overall. Service for dinner August 20th was the most attentive, but the other visits the service was very poor. Food was okay, I had tuna burger which was under cooked, chef salad which was very small and cinnamon pancakes which were good. The service was so poor at Heck's, which is DTRs casual restaurant, it would make me think twice about a return visit to DTR.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Our dessert (1) which was a frozen tasteless piece of I don't know what took forever!! As the waitress placed it on table, it fell apart! This was supposed to be a special birthday celebration. There was only one other party besides us ! Then our request to split check between 3 credit cards went awry and we had to wait even longer!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Beautiful dining room with an old lodge feel. The fireplace is the centerpiece. The food was delicious, as were our wine choices. My only criticism would be not being seated at our table for 10-15min. In an almost empty dining room due to the arrival of a large group that wished to be seated outdoors. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 14, 2016

What a treat! Situated on a big beautiful ranch with a gorgeous dining area, indoors and out, great views, wonderful service, and such delicious food. We had brunch and we were all pleased with our food and the experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2016

We had a wonderful time at Heck's. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Colorado. The scenery is beautiful, the food is delicious and the service is great. David, our server, was excellent as always!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Great food and menu, but expected service that was comparable. The manager was rude and dismissive of us when we asked where to get a drink before dinner and our entrees took 45 minutes to be delivered after we ordered. Our waitress, Dee, was sweet and apologetic. Overall, it was a fine experience, but we expected more based on everything else at Devil's Thumb Ranch. Likely won't return.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2016

We have a second home in Fraser, so we have been to Devils Thumb many times. Unfortunately, Heck's never meets our expectations, despite the great views and gorgeous room. I felt rushed by the waiter. There were 5 of us having wine, appetizers and then the main course. The appetizers and seafood were very good. The steak and burger were not at the temperature we ordered - one under and 2 over. The fries were greasy and not seasoned. Heck's could be such a gem, but is always falls a bit short and not worth the price tag.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 24, 2016

The service was HORRIBLE. I am hoping we caught them on a bad day. The drinks and food took forever. We ordered drinks which never came. We ordered condiments which never came. We had to hunt down the waiter. It really was such a shame for a beautiful spot and beautiful day.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 16, 2016

We've been eating at Hecks since they opened years ago. The only consistent element of Hecks is its Inconsistency. Sometimes the food is good but the service stinks. Other times the service is great but the food is disappointing. It used to be irritating but it's become so expected now that it's become part of the charm. Haven't seen your waiter in 20min? Laugh it off. 45min for 2 over easy eggs in an empty restaurant? Well "it's just Hecks". In truth it's still irritating but the setting is so beautiful and the rest of the DT is so great it's somehow forgiven. Keep your expectations low and you'll have a good time. A few margaritas help too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Beautiful spot. Great food, but inexperienced wait staff caused one entree to be cold. Would still go back, and other entrees were outstanding and mine was fixed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 13, 2016

pricey. but very nice treat. (caters to big money families)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2016

We love Heck's and have been going there for a number of years. We looked forward to our dinner on the patio, such a treat. The food was delicious but for the first time, the service was terrible. We had to ask for waters three times (the last time was more like a statement than a request). Our waiter was friendly at the outset, and then we hardly saw him after that. All four of us were, quite frankly, fed up with the lack of service, and we are pretty easy people to please!
I would suggest to Heck's that they provide better training to all of their wait staff. Their reputation depends on it.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 6, 2016

Beautiful building, set on a beautiful property. The food was better than average, but not five star worthy. The service was a little slow. Our waiter did have a large table of 12, in addition to a few smaller sized tables. He was very friendly, but not able to be as attentive as he should have been. Definitely understaffed. I added that my husband and I were celebrating our anniversary to our open table reservation. They said, "Happy Anniversary" but did not offer any desserts or special treats, which I found surprising. My nine year old loved making a s'more outside after dinner. They offered all the supplies free of charge. I guess we could have made one or two for our anniversary treat!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 5, 2016

Beautiful view for our 33rd wedding anniversary dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Good not great. Not up to the rest of the resorts standards. They have service issus that need to be addressed. 30 minutes is too long of a wait to get the first cocktail.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 4, 2016

Table in corner perfect for viewing outdoors without being on patio, which would have been too cool. Food excellent, striped bass from Colo., with several other Colo-grown choices. Love this place!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2016

Very disappointed in our third visit to Heck's. Our two prior visits were outstanding, with excellent food, friendly and attentive service, and the view can't be beat from the alcove. Sadly, on this visit, the menu seemed limited with uninspired specials, our server was OK, but the food was very disappointing. Both of our steaks were poorly prepared and not cooked to order. The Wagyu beef retained great flavor, making the poor preparation even more disappointing. The meatball appetizer was very good, but one of the two short ribs on the second appetizer was mostly inedible fat and gristle. The main courses - one special stated as a "baseball cut sirloin served over specially seasoned french fries" turned out to be sliced and the fries were just OK. The other - a filet - was overcooked while the asparagus was undercooked. For over $30 for an entree one should expect better. Frankly, our $8.50 per plate lunch at the Pearl Dragon in Granby was far better. Our previous visits have been on weekend days during fall or ski season while this was a Tuesday night in summer. The place was not crowded at all, so maybe that was a factor. Seems they let their game slip during the off-season. I hate to think that but then again, I'd like to think so. We so enjoyed out prior visits that we eagerly anticipated our visit with high expectations for a wonderful meal after a day of great fishing. It was a major letdown. We hope we had a singular bad experience, but are now gun shy about spending over $100 on a meal on our next visit to the Granby/Tabernash area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 27, 2016

We really anticipated the meal to be better than it was. My steak was so over cooked I had to have a new one. Our friend said her fish was not good. We had to keep trying to get the attention of the waiter. Not sure we will go back. The view is awesome, though.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Good food and drinks, but a little over priced. Excellent service from Levi.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 25, 2016

We've been to Heck's on several prior visits to Devil's Thumb Ranch, and noticed a decline in service and overall quality at Heck's. The wait staff did not appear well-trained. Food was excellent, but priced too high for the portions and presentation. We had a reservation, and despite an almost empty restaurant, were asked to wait 10 minutes while they got a 'table ready', as were several other couples who entered after us, despite all tables being pre-set. Very odd.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2016

The family always enjoys Heck's when we stay at Devil's Thumb Ranch. Wonderful entrees and something for everyone including the children. Beautiful setting. Wonderful service.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2016

We both had the Ahi Tuna burger and it was fantastic. Very friendly service provided by Dee and (to top it off), Chef Dan greeted us at our table!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 5, 2016

This was our second time there and it was an incredible experience. Austin, our server, was one of the best waitresses we have ever had. We brought our 2 young children there and they loved it as well. Will definitely be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Hidden gem close to Winter Park! Was a bit hard to find once we arrived at Devil's Thumb Ranch, but well worth it. Warm, charming ambiance and food was great. Went there for Easter/my son's 17th birthday, and we all enjoyed it!!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Hecks is the best restaurant in Winter Park hands down. Amazing setting, great food, beautiful space, clean, open, vast. Waiters are often young and inexperienced, but trained well. Food is seeming more "corporate" than in past visits - the old flair and excitement of new and exciting foods is diminished, but the predictablilty is solid and I will always come back. WIth extra credit cards...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 20, 2016

We love Devils Thumb Ranch and we love Hecks! We eat there every time we are in Winter Park - without question the best restaurant for Happy Hour, an amazing view and great food and wine. Dont miss this one!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2016

but even though it's a beautiful space, it was cold temperature wise. Service was good in the beginning, then the waiter kept disappearing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Great food Great Service. Levi was our waiter and we felt at home.

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