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About Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch

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.

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

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 726-7002

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Ranch House Restaurant at Devil's Thumb Ranch Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (13)
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Cozy (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Authentic (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Seasonal (2)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Incredible experience! Wonderful food, service and ambience!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

First class all the way

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service, food & beverage.

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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Vegan, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Memphis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Denver)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Love this place, we always save this restaurant for the last night of our vacation :-)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was wonderful and food was excellent. The Thanksgiving menu was outstanding...all four courses.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The service and steak were so good we are still talking about it

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had one of the top 10 dinners of our lifetime at the Ranch House!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Organic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were guests at the Devil’s Thumb Ranch for a 3-day stay and unfortunately this particular onsite restaurant was only open for one night, the Sunday night, of our stay. Service was much better here than at Heck’s (another DTR restaurant). We enjoyed our dinner here, very much. Food was very good and service was nicely-balanced, smooth, attentive and friendly.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Outstanding meal! We were there for our 35th wedding anniversary. LOVED everything about it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been to the Ranch House many times in the past and always had an outstanding meal and great service. This last visit was disappointing. The food was just so so, and the service was very slow. Hope it just a one-time thing. We love the environment.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were at Devil's Thumb Resort and make reservations for the Ranch House while there. Food was good. I started with clam chowder which was very good. For entrees; I had the lamb and my wife enjoyed some of their wagyu beef. Both were well prepared. My only issues were the dessert cake was dry and the service was a bit remiss. They had plenty for the table count but something was off. Seemed very inefficient.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Well worth the drive to dine at this unique restaurant in a unique location. We watched a guest at the lodge say goodbye to the horses she had apparently ridden during her stay - wearing her bathrobe! Food was good & the cocktails were special.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was superb as was the conversation we had with Seanne. I would absolutely go again!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Terrible service. Started off well then our server forgot about us. Never even asked if we wanted a drink with dinner. We wanted dessert but got so tired of waiting and left. Unacceptable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is where my husband andI celebrate our anniversary every year. I thought the stuffed trout was the best trout I've ever eaten. It's always a very pleasant and romantic place to eat. Thank you for being there and your great food and service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Sean, Sarah and "Ms Kentucky" were absolutely superb!!!! Wonderful experience!!! Thank you!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

The food was wonderful and our server Jeff was fantastic!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The stuffed trout on wild rice was excellent . The homemade bread is the best of any place we have been. Service and views amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The crab/avocado appetizer and the scallop entree were wonderful. Chicken and lamb were very good.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great for our anniversary celebration. This is for us another visit to Devil's Thumb Ranch House and we have yet to be disappointed, everything was great !!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good steak, but over priced.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Fabulous dinner, amazing scenery, first class service. Five stars!
Nataliegh, our waitress was exceptional.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

8/3/17 very delicious dinner in a relaxed atmosphere

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Stars marked reflect our experience....A very noisy large group made table wide conversation difficult...in all other respects a GREAT experience...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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