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Zane Grey Country Barbecue at Kohl's Ranch Lodge

Pizza, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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Kohl's Ranch Lodge Road, Payson, AZ 85541
928 478 5174
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Description: Zane Grey Country BBQ is located inside Kohl's Ranch Lodge, near Tonto...
Zane Grey Country BBQ is located inside Kohl's Ranch Lodge, near Tonto Creek in the largest Ponderosa Pine Forest in the world. Our menu is simple, authentic smoked "Barbecue & Great Wood-fired Pizza."
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pizza was outstanding

Pizza was outstanding, which is odd considering that the cuisine was "bbq" I had the BBQ Combo.(25)Was just ok. Wasn't dry, but portion size was a smaller than expected. My wife had the garlic pepperoni pizza, she and I were impressed. Kids ordered BLT burger, they enjoyed it. So my recommendation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the lodge on a Saturday night. The special was prime rib and it was great. The service was excellent and the pecan pie with butter brickle ice cream was fantastic. Many times when you eat at the restaurant at a hotel you can be disappointed. That was not the case here.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Pizza was outstanding, which is odd considering that the cuisine was "bbq" I had the BBQ Combo.(25)Was just ok. Wasn't dry, but portion size was a smaller than expected. My wife had the garlic pepperoni pizza, she and I were impressed. Kids ordered BLT burger, they enjoyed it. So my recommendation is to order the any of the pizza's(the dough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Ate hear our last night while staying at the lodge and were very impressed. Much of their food and sauces are prepared on site (including smoking their own brisket). The proportions were large and prices more than reasonable. Staff were courteous and friendly. Highly recommend the pulled pork sandwich.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ate at the bar for multiple dinners and were not disappointed. I had the fish fry on Friday night and pizza the other night. Considering the lack of choices there are in the area, the food was surprisingly good. I recommend the pizza with pulled pork.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You know the food quality is horrible when the server warns you against ordering the steak dinner. I should have listened. He was right. It was horrible. The kids were not a fan of the food either and left their plates full. It was disappointing because we drove out here for dinner from Christopher Creek Lodge. Great server. Great ambiance... More 

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Zane Grey C, Owner at Zane Grey Country Barbecue at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

We do apologize for your experience at the Zane Grey Steakhouse and Saloon, in June 2014. As of July 2014, The Wild Thyme Restaurant Group took over the Food and Beverage Operation at Kohls Ranch. We are now known as Zane Grey Country BBQ and Great Pizza. We specialize in smoking our own meats, handmade pizza, and we still offer... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Had a burger and pizza here and both were good. Very small so you may have to wait for a seat. Pool table and bar also in the same room

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Wheaton, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stopped in for dinner while staying at Kohl's Ranch. It has great western themed atmosphere and good service. I had the pulled pork which was well done. My daughter got a pizza which and I had a slice as a late night snack that really hit the spot. A good place to go if your staying at the lodge.

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Zane Grey C, Owner at Zane Grey Country Barbecue at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We listen and your comments are critical to our success. We are happy you had a great experience and enjoyed your meal, we hope to see you again in the future. More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The gentleman who seated us had so much info on Kohl's Ranch and the surrounding area. He suggested restaurants other than the one on property while we were out and about. He spoke of the history of the place and current events, also. The server was patient, full of smiles and introduced us to the bartender lady, who had a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stayed at Kohl's Ranch during Thanksgiving week. Although the majority of the Ranch units have kitchens, there are time you just need a break from cooking. In addition to the Dining Room, meals are served in the bar area. We ate at the bar which is adjacent to the Dining Room as the Dining Room is usually open for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is an excellent place to dine. The food was at that time outstanding. Absolutely no complaints. Service was polite and attentive.

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Address: Kohl's Ranch Lodge Road, Payson, AZ 85541
Phone Number: 928 478 5174
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
Cuisine: Pizza, Barbecue, Hamburgers

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  • Address: Kohl's Ranch Lodge Road, Payson, AZ 85541
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
  • Phone Number: 928 478 5174

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Barbecue, Hamburgers

Description

Zane Grey Country BBQ is located inside Kohl's Ranch Lodge, near Tonto Creek in the largest Ponderosa Pine Forest in the world. Our menu is simple, authentic smoked "Barbecue & Great Wood-fired Pizza."

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