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Old Blinking Light

4.6
690 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch, family-friendly dinner or night out to enjoy excellent margaritas, the Old Blinking Light welcomes you! Named one of America’s 10 Best New Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine, Chef Joseph Wrede joins forces with owners Michael Yaccino and Nat Troy to introduce a fresh new taste to the Highlands Ranch community. Influenced by a Taos, NM background, the superb menu offers a wide range of fresh flavors and tastes. American food with a Southwest soul!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southwest
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 346-9797
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christopher Hansen
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Private party facilities
The Old Blinking Light’s "Kiva Room" offers a warm, intimate atmosphere for family gatherings, corporate events, social receptions & business luncheons. This truly unique space accommodates up to 36 people seated and up to 45 for a cocktail style reception. With private access to an outdoor patio of Colorado's beautiful front range, the Old Blinking Light is the ultimate private dining experience in Highlands Ranch. We offer our full dinner menu for parties up to 25, and special limited menus to your specifications. The Kiva Room's large screen TV is laptop compatible and is perfect for Powerpoint presentations and slideshows. There are also chalk boards and cork boards available for your needs.
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Private party contact
Earl Gonzales: (303) 346-9797
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Catering
Please call and talk to our event manager!
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Cross street
Highlands Ranch Parkway
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Parking details
Open parking available throughout the town center with a multi level public garage directly behind the restaurant.
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Public transit
RTD bus route has multiple transits that will get you 200 yards from the restaurant. The stop will be the town center in Highlands Ranch.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 690 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

All in all the service ends up being usually pretty good but it seems like every time there will be maybe 1 or 2 kind of awkward or unfriendly or immature staff; one visit I ran into a bus staff person who was downright surly; host staff does always seem to need just a bit more training in customer service ... Food is consistently very good and atmosphere is cool.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service. The avocado app was delicious, as was my husband’s steak. The fish tacos were just ok.
The bartender also made an excellent old fashioned.
First time in and will be returning!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food but a little noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Seated promptly, good service and food

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had never been to the Blinking Light restaurant before and did not know what to expect. The food and service were excellent. I had the Mahi Mahi was outstanding!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Cool little place. Great wine list with moderately priced bottles. Carter is a great server.

Menu was a little too broad for my tastes but is a fun read.

My pizza seemed a bit undercooked but maybe that’s just personal preference.

Recommend for lunch or happy hour.

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1.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Terrible experience from the unsmiling hostesses, uninterested server, ridiculously loud music and tasteless food. I'm surprised this place is still in business. This ended up being a dismal birthday celebration. Big thumbs down.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Love the happy hour menu at OBL! I really do wish the Vegetarian Tortilla Soup was just a touch less spicy, though!! It is so good, but the spicy kick packs a punch!! The best Sweet Potato Fries I've ever had... and I also love the chips and guac. Always a fun evening at OBL!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We love this neighborhood place, it’s great! Bailey is so friendly, fun and attends to our every need. Sergio is awesome and friendly. He always welcomes us. Great food and beers!

We do not love the new ketchup however! Maybe have both as options?

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had requested a booth, but since there were just two of us, we were seated at a table in the middle of the restaurant. There were at least two empty booths. We dined early so we’d get a booth. This was disappointing. We are elderly and the noise made it difficult for us to hear each other.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

OBL is always a reliable go-to, great food and service.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

I had the buffalo meatloaf wrapped in bacon with mushroom sauce with mashed potatoes and broccoli. the portions were very generous, but the meatloaf/sauce was remarkably lacking in flavor. a thick brown gravy would've been perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

As usual, OBL is the best place in Highlands Ranch to have a business lunch. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The food is always fantastic. I almost always choose the salmon, but the Highlands Ranch Salad and the Hatch Chili burger are also favorites.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

As usual, simply fantastic.

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Pretty limited menu - too "southwest chic" and the food really isn't all that great. We won't be returning

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Not up to previous high standards. Filets (2) were not prepared correctly, and the meat was not of high quality. Despite this, the service was very good.

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3.0Dined on March 8, 2018

2nd time here. Very slow service, and not particularly friendly. Seared Ahi tacos very good. Smoked turkey sandwich nothing to brag about. Duck fat fries excellent. Dining room very chilly.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The s Bruce and food were great!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Old Blinking Light never fails to deliver. Food is always good, large menu offerings something for everyone. I don’t eat meat, my husband doesn’t eat anything else.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

First time in your lovely restaurant. Nice food selections.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Impeccable! We also love the food but lately service has been an issue but not tonight. Everything was perfect!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We had to wait about 30 minutes for our reserved table, but once seated, food and service was very good.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We go to OBL 1 night a week and really enjoy our dinner and our friends there as well.
We love the OBL and it is our place to go every time we want a great meal.
Earl and his staff are great!

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

...don't bother requesting a booth...the children that seat pay no attention to the Open table ...

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Friendly staff, good menu, lots of beer choices, moderate prices, limited parking.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great restaurant. Good food, good service. I would definitely go again.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We went on Valentine’s Day and were seated right away. My friend ordered a blended margarita and I ordered a jalapeño margarita with salt. They brought back a pink looking drink over ice and my drink without salt. Apparently they don’t have a way to make blended drinks but the waiter did offer to change it. I ordered the scallops and then was told they no longer had them. I switched to the green Chile fettuccine with blackened shrimp and my friend ordered the bacon wrapped buffalo meatloaf. She loved her meal, mine was fine. All in all I think the waitstaff needs to have better communication with the kitchen and bar and update diners on what isn’t available right away. It was a pretty expensive meal for just ok food. I probably won’t be going back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Took a friend to lunch who needed a boost.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Our server was the BEST we had ever had! I WISH I remembered her name. But incredibly attentive in EVERY regard and everything was very speedy, getting our table, drinks, food, and tab paid out.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very loud, food was blah, waiter was annoyingly bothersome. He tried to take our plates and give us our bill 3 minutes after we got our food. Then came back twice in three minutes to get our card. He was obviously off and wanted to leave but it was only 730pm so come on. Food was average at best and expensive for what you get. Won't go back.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We were not waited on for over 15 minutes once we arrived. But past that point the food and drinks were very good.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

we LOVE obl!!!! Especially love Sergio, he is so kind and friendly. Makes it feel so comfortable to have such friendly servers and staff. LOVE a waitress that we always get, but don't know her name!

Bummer is that we've come twice in a row only to be disappointed that Breckenridge beer was out, otherwise love this place!!!

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

ALWAYS the BEST! The service, alone, is over-the-top. The staff is knowledgeable about their product. And, they are very welcoming and friendly. The cuisine is creative. Interesting nd innovative without being overpriced. All in all a special place to enjoy.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Really glad we made a reservation, as the place was packed! All of the food was absolutely amazing, great drink selection too. My boyfriend had the blackened shrimp tacos and I had the mac 'n cheese, both outstanding. Wait staff was very friendly. The ONLY "downfall" is that it did get pretty loud inside, but that's definitely NOT deal breaker...we WILL be going back to this establishment...highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was delicious, there are so many delicious options. The special, pork chops, were especially good. The service was also very good. We've been in several times before and will be back again!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Thank you Earl and OBL team for the hospitality and positive energy. The food was fresh, tasty and the service was welcoming and smooth for a 10 top of ladies.
We will keep bringing PhunFitFoodies to see you!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

I love the beets and the king ranch casserole with egg and chicken. So delicious. My wife had the shrimp tacos and loved them too. We enjoy eating here.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We eat at OBL frequently and always have a great experience.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The service and the food is always excellent. Our server, Carter, was very attentive and timely. The hostess, Gabby, quickly got us another place setting when we asked. It's not a quiet restaurant. But the mood is fun and enjoyable. We love coming here.

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