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Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch

4.7
365 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American
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Hours of operation
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays
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(970) 726-7002
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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We offer special events from 2 to 180 persons. Various spaces available including private wine cellar, meeting rooms with views and large conference area with views.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 365 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.0
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Was very good. Filet was high end. My husband loved the Elk. Enjoyed our dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fabulous! One of the best meals I’ve had!! The elk!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very nice welcome - perfect table by the window / Beautiful views - Service was excellent - Food was spaced per our request that we wanted a beautiful relaxed dining experience - Felt like we were in Europe - From cocktails .. appetizer, entrees to dessert and coffee - lovely

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

amazing-- one of my favorite restaurants in the state of Colorado

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We go to Devil's Thumb Ranch every year for a few days and always make a point for Dinner at the Ranch. Is great for special occasions and always has a hard to find Bourbon for drink before dinner. The Wagyu Steaks are a favorite of my wife, I had the Lamb which was Excellent.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Way too expensive for what it is. It’s a limited menu of glorified wedding food. Devils thumb ranch is beautiful but this restaurant has really fallen off over the last 4 years of coming here.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our meal and service were amazing. I tried elk for the first time, and it was delicious. The filet was worth the price. The wine menu was also very impressive.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Totally awesome, incredible food, exemplary service! This was our first time eating here in the Winter season, and the snow scene was just as pretty as the summer beauty of the area. I missed the tasting menu that has been available in the past, but the guidance of Shawn, our waitress to a wine we might like (We loved it!!) made up for it. There is enough variety in the menu to satisfy our resident vegetarian as well.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. Definitely a little pricey, but worth it. Only downside is trying to get a ride home. We took their free shuttle out there, but it stops running at 8:30. Our shuttle driver gave us the card of a local uber driver, who did take us home, but it took a little time to get into contact with her. The local taxi company would not answer their phone.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent place, excellent service team and chef! Seanne rocks!

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak.

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Good food, well prepared. Main dish can be served hotter. Otherwise, no competition.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Absolutely a perfect dinner night. I ordered the elk and think it was the most tender and best I have ever eaten. Can not say anymore than perfect. My wife had the pork chop and it was huge. The service is excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

An absolutely beautiful place for dinner! The service was impeccable and the food was fabulous! One of my new favorite spots!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We enjoy fine dining at the Ranch House when we are staying nearby. It’s a special occasion place in a beautiful setting. Food and service were excellent this visit. Don’t miss the mountain trout.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Service is typical of Winter Park area. .. slow. Marked as a birthday occasion on the reservation and it was never acknowledged.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Excellent food, creative and well sized portions, I had the Elk Loin and it was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food and service were absolutely top notch.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food was excellent! Service also top notch. Try to get there before sundown to enjoy the view. Ambiance inside was perfect as well.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The food and service was excellent. They raise there own Waygu cattle

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a Great meal and lots of gluten free options! The steak was fantastic and it was so nice to have gluten free bread available!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We had a great dinner at Ranch House after a perfect day of cross-country skiing. It's not the cheapest place around, but the food and service are excellent, as are the views. Definitely a great option for a special occasion!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

A relaxing, romantic restaurant. Warm/cozy lighting, extremely personable/attentive service, and delicious food. We dine at the Ranch House Restaurant every time we visit Devil's Thumb and it never disappoints. It is both familiar and fancy.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent ambiance and great quality fine dining. The chef was obviously exercising his expertise and creativity. Everything was authentic and house made. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Incredible experience! Wonderful food, service and ambience!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

First class all the way

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service, food & beverage.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing experience and we will go back soon. Had the Wagyu filet and it was out of this world. Caesar and Lobster Bisque was awesome too! Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I really don't like to do negative-ish reviews, in general people work hard in the food industry and there's a lot of entitlement that occurs in reviews, in my honest opinion. HOWEVER, my honey and I went to the Ranch House last week on Thursday night. We had a reservation and have eaten here before - with excellent results. On this night, the restaurant seemed highly under-staffed. There was a corporate group in one end of the dining room that made some noise but it was not excessive by any means. The problem came with the apparent understaffing, it took a long time to get bread/water after being seated, drinks were slow in coming once ordered, and we were left to study the menu for quite a while before someone came by to take our order. Once we ordered, it took a LONG time for any food to come out of the kitchen. Fortunately my honey's Wagu beef came out properly cooked and hot, unfortunately, my buffalo loin came out just plain cold. It appeared to be cooked properly, but the entire plate was literally not even warm. I sent it back, and it came back reasonably warmed, but the meat was then overcooked and the vegetables were not hot. Fortunately the manager took care of this entrée on our check, but this experience was not stellar - specially for the prices and food quality that is typical of this restaurant in our past experience. Our waiter was personable and upbeat, but the hostess needs to take some speaking lessons - while she does technically speak English, her accent is so heavy that it was very difficult to understand what she was saying, both on the phone and in person.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

This is a gem - the food, service and ambiance could not be better. Visit after visit they impress - menu changes but never disappoints. The service is as good as it gets from the bar to the table. Don't miss an opportunity!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a beautiful, quiet, elegant place, Outstanding wine list and craft cocktails. Fresh local ingredients coupled with inventive presentations. The ambiance is worth a visit alone, and the food is consistently delicious and beautifully prepared. Have gone many times and will continue to go back.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Got engaged the staff was so helpful. The food was incredible

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

One of the best meals since moving to Colorado nine months ago!

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Our soup and salad starters came out very late and my main dish was 'warm', not hot. Had to be sent back.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

A perfect place to celebrate my birthday. The service was fantastic (very attentive, and many servers covering the table), and the food was delicious! Loved our evening!

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Great atmosphere great service and great food. We dined at night but wish we could have seen the awesome landscape.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

We had a beautiful quiet evening celebrating my birthday. Everything was wonderful.

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1.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Horrible service! I have not paid so much to be served so poorly in quite a while. Steak was top notch but I couldn’t ever get what I was asking for. Many mistakes made on the orders. Onedessert was cold and hard.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

This restaurant is amazing! I can't decide if the best part is the food or the service. The wagyu is perfect - they put so much care into preparing it and serving it and it is the best (the deckle in particular) steak I have ever had. The servers are also wonderful, they make you feel like family.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times. It is always very good; the current menu is best ever! Great seafood, wild game, and steaks, including Wagyu. Gorgeous, rustic setting! You can have a late afternoon XC ski or snowshoe, enjoy a drink at the great bar or in the lounge, and then have an amazing dinner.

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