Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch

4.8
440 reviews
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Folks in Grand County know that if it's a special occasion, there's really only one place to go. Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch sits rather unpretentiously on the edge of a sweeping meadow with the Continental Divide above, and worn hardwood floors below. You see, it's located in the original homestead that was built on the Ranch in the 1930s. We like to think that when those early pioneers picked the spot for their home, it was chosen for it's magnificient views - elk and moose wander by, the stars blanket the sky like you'll never see in a city. We also like to think that those early Ranchers knew a thing or two about eating well. And we carry on the tradition with style at Ranch House Restaurant. We serve New American Mountain Cuisine here - which means real food, cooked with real ingredients. Organic and locally grown whenever we can. Always fresh, always delicious.
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KS
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly recommend, celebrated my wife's birthday. Staff was very attentive, food was excellent. Was the perfect venue

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MF
Memphis
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good but not the best I had in the area. The ambiance was fabulous though it is a little difficult to get out to if you’re not already staying there. It’s definitely worth going out there though, seeing the facility, and experiencing the meal. The girl that waited on us was fabulous. We loved her!

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G
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect, as always!

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Natalie our server was amazing described and delivered food beautifully

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MH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing.... the food, the ambiance, the ranch. It’s all amazing, and they have food for everyone. I’m vegan and gluten free and they had multiple options for me.

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CS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Bet steak I have ever had. The service was top notch.

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S
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great service, was very ouutstanding

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S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The steak was amazing. A must do for anyone looking for a great steak in lovely surroundings.

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m
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible dining experience. Great service from very relaxed and friendly staff. Exquisite food.

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DA
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, incredible Food and Service! This is the place for a good meal around Winter Park!

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CO
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I cannot recommend dinner at the Ranch House. Appetizers at the bar would be a better use of your time and money. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was excellent but the quality of the meal does not hold up to the pricing. My wife and I enjoy the ambiance of Devil's Thumb Ranch and find ourselves there a few times a year and this was our first time at the Ranch House. We'll be back to DTR for sure but we will not be dining here. Volario's in Winter Park, another Devil's Thumb Ranch owned restaruant, has far better food at resolvable prices and would be a much better dinner choice.

I rated the restaurant as "noisy" but I that may have more to do with the group at a near-by table than the average dining experience.

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MW
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An awesome place! Great food and a wonderful atmosphere!

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DD
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Not a lot of effort to match the high price. The protein was missing from my wife's dish, and had to brought out half-way through our meal. My wagyu filet was good, but lacked the "buttery" interior I would expect from a $70 5 oz cut. We both left wishing we had gone elsewhere.

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JK
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! I enjoyed the elk. It was cooked perfect! Thanks

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N
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here while in the area. Our table was ready even though we were a bit early. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The soup was full bodied and flavorful. We had scallops and a Filet. The scallops were perfectly cooked and very tender. The Filet was seared just right and cooked to an absolutely stunning medium rare as we had ordered. Both dishes just melted in you mouth. The wine list has over 200 choices and we found an Austrian Riesling that we loved. All through the meal the servers were very attentive keeping our water full and checking to make sure we needed nothing. This is without a doubt, the best place to eat in the entire county. They grow their own beef on a strict grass diet and it is certainly the best of the best when you choose to dine here. We will return and highly recommend it to everyone.

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WL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

There was some problem in the kitchen, as we were told. However, it took well over two hours to get our dinners from the time we sat down. All of us were tired from skiing all day, and quite hungry by the time it arrived. Still a wonderful restaurant. And we will come back.

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HG
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service, phenomenal service, phenomenal view...best steak I've ever tasted. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here!

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MH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Maybe it was the holiday crush, but our dining experience was less than perfect. Our table wasn't ready when we showed up (on time) for our reservation. We were kept waiting, then seated in an uncomfortable location, behind a door that kept opening, and in the line of traffic. The staff were gracious and moved us. Cocktails were great, food was above average, but service was incredibly slow and spotty. An appetizer we ordered showed up with the dinner, almost two hours after we were seated. We ordered the Wagyu beef, one medium, one medium rare -- they both came out rare. We sent one back to be cooked some more, and it took 15 minutes to come back from the kitchen. Dinner took over 3 hours. Check the menu before you go for selections (somewhat limited) and pricing so you're not surprised. Ambiance is terrific. It's a lovely spot for a romantic dinner if you have the budget and the time.

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary here and it was the perfect choice. After a spa afternoon we ended our day at the Ranch House with an excellent meal that was both beautiful and delicious! Our waitress was attentive but not intrusive and very knowledable. The ambiance was cozy, warm, and inviting. Devils Thumb Ranch is stuff movies are made of and we’ll be back!

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D
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good. Great food, great service and wonderful ambiance

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OT
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ranch House is our favorite restaurant in the area. My son was recently engaged here so it is an extra special place for us.

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DG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We love the food and ambiance and had a great experience in the past. However, when we went for Christmas Day dinner, our entree didn’t arrive till 9:10pm. We got seated at 8pm.
Although the staff apologized and admitted that something went wrong, our bill was not corrected. It would have been a nice gesture to possible comp a glass of wine. Instead they double charged us.

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DW
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second dinner with family of 5 at Devils Thumb. The previous was about 7-8 years ago.

Ambiance is fabulous and quiet. Seats only about 50 or so. Food is absolutely terrific with the elk, bison and ranch raised steak leading the way.

Always going to be expensive but worth the value.

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CH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The staff and the facility are excellent. The menu is extremely limited with little selection. Not wanting Elk, Buffalo or extremely expensive Wagu beef, the only 2 selections available were chicken and scallops. The chicken was described as lime-poblano, but was almost flavorless. The scallops tasted old with a significant after taste. Both entrees were $35 plus, which was a waste.

Too bad, because this venue could be so spectacular!

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EP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual! They have an impressive longevity in their wait staff--we have had a great experience each time we come here. A table by the window on a moonlit night made it extra special.

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S
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special occasion was just our Christmas gift to each other.

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DM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had the most amazing dinner at the Ranch House @ Devils Thumb Resort & Spa. Lamb Rib-lets , Ahi Tuna Salad and Diver Scollops ALL were exceptional. The only issue was the delivery of our entree'. It seemed to take a very long time between salad course and dinner. Aside from that hiccup, the ambiance is lovely, the service is spot on and the food presentation and taste is top notch. Enjoy!!!

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J
Central Texas
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Our party of 6 girls arrived for our reservation at 6:45, we were seated quickly and then sat there for 45 minutes waiting for our first drink order. That is not acceptable. food was delivered about 45 minutes after we ordered and was cold. We were celebrating a 60th birthday for a dear friend and it really dampened the celebration. Very poor service

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L
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my husband's birthday twice now, our engagement and honeymoon, we were lucky enough to have Sean (apologies if I misspelled her name!) as our server each time! She is an amazing employee - engaging, personable and very attentive - each and every meal was perfect. She always makes our visits to DTR memorable and special.

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BR
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food, ambience is what makes this place special.

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c
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 60th Birthday celebration and wonderful service!

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H
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening with each of us selecting a different delicious cut of Waygu beef. The elk was delicious, apps and sides were as well. Ethan did a great job, thanks to entire staff.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a hidden gem this is! My husband surprised me for our anniversary. He really did go out of his way finding this restaurant. It’s exactly what I love.
Very rustic atmosphere and welcoming feel. The views from our seats were amazing. Snow capped mountains, the sun was setting and the restaurant is seated on 100+ acre ranch!
I can’t say enough about the fantastic views. The service we received from our waitress Natalie was excellent, always making sure we were happy. (And we were)
The food was outstanding.
Being that we are from California and have a very diverse selection of food, this place is top notch and would be loved by many in California.
We will be back!!

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TH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vary cool place. I hope to return soon. The veiw from our dinner table was great. I would like to return for lunch with freinds.

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TG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Ranch House Restaurant was the best restaurant experience and meal I've had all year! I loved it! Our waitress was wonderful and so knowledgeable. The food was absolutely delicious and unique. I loved the feel of the restaurant. It was so comfortable and the views simply stunning! I can't wait to go back!

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AL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beat steak on the planet. Dessert was the only part of the meal that wasn’t a 10 out of 10.

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MD
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Terrific food! loved the goat cheese brulee. Very friendly server. The beef is great!

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ranch House was a perfect setting to celebrate my birthday. All though it is a bit pricey, I knew that going in, yet the food was impeccable delicious. I would love to stay in the lodge or one of the cabins one day. We just drove up from Denver to enjoy fine dining at it's finest scenery. We booked our meal early which was good, because there was still light out to enjoy the view.

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AO
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Ranch House at Devil's Thumb never disappoints, and our meal here last month was no exception. This was a five-star dining experience based on the quality of the food and service, and the beautiful, mountain ranch views we enjoyed throughout our meal. It was the perfect venue to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary, and we will return.

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g
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our experience st the restaurant. It's a beautiful location and venue, great food and service.

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