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True Grits Steakhouse

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100 Santa Fe Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101
+1 719-589-4548
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Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: We offer family dining. The best steaks in Southern Colorado.
Also a full...
We offer family dining. The best steaks in Southern Colorado.
Also a full service bar.
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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not great, but not bad

Food was quick and large helping size. Food was good side of average, waitress was prompt and friendly and attentive. Several times she checked with us to verify that food was fine and restock or refill beverages. Primary reason for picking was proximity to hotel. If I am back here I would eat here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
blackpowder54
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Vernon, Colorado
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Vernon, Colorado
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Food was quick and large helping size. Food was good side of average, waitress was prompt and friendly and attentive. Several times she checked with us to verify that food was fine and restock or refill beverages. Primary reason for picking was proximity to hotel. If I am back here I would eat here again. The price is a few... More 

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Thank blackpowder54
Taos, New Mexico, Usa
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

After a not too brief closing for "renovation" and re-staffing, True Grits is back, John Wayne photos and menu copy as usual. While the food is nothing special, prices are very good, and quantity of portions is large. Cocktails average $6.50 and are well made and sizable. The dinner salad was a pleasant surprise from the usual limp lettuce and... More 

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Thank AlpacaMama
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Party of four friends went to True Grits again this year as last year this restaurant was absolutely first rate. Were greatly disappointed. Service was not good, waitress was slow and not interested, did not even clear and wipe the table before she served the dessert. One 8 oz prime rib was 'mushy', as though had been heated in microwave,... More 

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Thank calm1inc
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My better half and I have been coming here for about 18 years, whenever we visit Alamosa. The John Wayne decor does not help my digestion. This time, the food was better than on previous visits but still nothing to write home about. Thankfully, Alamosa now has alternatives.

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Thank Mary K
Austin, Texas, United States
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Typical chain type steak house. Service was good and staff friendly. Food not so good. That's about all I can say about it.

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Thank Kay R
Little Rock, Arkansas
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We were driving through town and looking for a steak place and saw True Grits. Being fans of John Wayne, we took a chance and it was worth it! We were warmly greeted by the manager/owner(?) and seated. The service was very friendly and food delicious! I had a halibut steak with wild rice that was awesome. My husband had... More 

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Thank Libby W
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Food was delicious (we had salmon & crab legs), excellent service too, friendly waitress very attentive. Nice place!

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Thank Susan C
Walsenburg, Colorado
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

if you think you r walking into a swanky steakhouse forget it. figure it our a lot of john wayne items,true grit get it. kinda of dark nice menu selection I ordered the ribeye was tender seasoned well was delicious. really a great steak. the best french-fries I have ever had hot crispy salted they were great. I have been... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When you walk into the restaurant it smells musty. There were many tables that were dirty and it wasn't a busy night. The prices average $18 but the quality of the food that is served does not match the price. One of the things I expect when I pay $18 or more is real butter on my baked potato.

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Thank Carol A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This the best steak house in town! It is a little expensive, but well worth it. All entrees are named after a John Wayne movie, clever. The best steak on the menu is the Sons of Katie Elder. It can be cut with a butter knife. DO NOT order it well done, that is sinful and will take forever to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Santa Fe Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Alamosa
  • Phone Number: +1 719-589-4548

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 45
  • Cuisine: French, American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

We offer family dining. The best steaks in Southern Colorado.
Also a full service bar.

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