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True Grits Steakhouse

100 Santa Fe Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101
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Ranked #22 of 45 restaurants in Alamosa
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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62% Recommend
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Mosca, Colorado
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have lived in the area all my life and have never been treated like I was treated at True Grits Steakhouse. We went to have a good steak and a baked potato after work. We were told after we had gotten our salads, "such as they were", that they were out of baked potatoes, so we had them bring... More

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Have dined at plenty of high-end rated steakhouses in big cities like Houston, LA, Denver, Dallas, etc. This little place is not going to win any prizes for fancy environment or other amenities but the quality of the steaks put it at the top of my list. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food delivered. Wait staff are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been to Alamosa many times, but have never had the chance to eat at True Grits Steakhouse. Drove past it a lot. Finally stopped in for dinner. Wow!! John Wayne decor inside. Prices were very reasonable for a steakhouse. I ordered the Country Fried Steak, my wife got the small Prime Rib. After getting the food and seeing... More

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Cumberland, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

If you're a John Wayne fan and in the area of Alamosa, CO, you need to make a stop here. Radiohutch is right that there's nothing historical about the Duke here, but the decor and the menu are definitely John Wayne. The food's pretty good, also. We had the country fried steak and the 12 oz. New York strip. Both... More

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Lynn and I recently had dinner at True Grits Steakhouse in Alamosa after a return from the scenic railroad trip in Antonito, CO. From the outside the restaurant looks pretty gritty, but it is very nice inside. There is nothing historical here about the John Wayne theme, but it certainly added to the feel of a wild west vacation. We... More

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Walsenburg, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

One of Alamosa's most popular restaurants, True Grits is decorated all in a John Wayne theme and proudly offers a classic American menu of steak, seafood, sandwiches, BBQ

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I've been coming to True Grits several times each summer for the last 10 years and last night was the last straw. The meat has generally been good but the decor and standard has steadily deteriorated to the point where it is unhealthy and unacceptable. I am planning to contact the health department. My wife's lettuce was brown and slimy.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

"The Duke" Melted in my mouth. Could use more seasoning but great cut of meat. Great friendly service. Restroom could use updates.

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Alamosa, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A couple of years ago we took my best friend and his family here for lunch. They're from Denver. My thought was, "We'll, it's dingy and the decor hasn't been changed in probably 40 years, but it's reasonable for a group, and people who like steak (which my friends did, big time) usually considered True Grits an Alamosa staple. What... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Four of us had dinner there recently. They were busy, and our waitress said they were short handed. One of us just had a potato--no problem. 2 of us had steak and shrimp. Steak was so-so, shrimp were actually pretty good--rice and (previously frozen) steamed veggies were cold. My wife ordered grilled trout. EVERYTHING on her plate was cold. She... More

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