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Zane Grey Country Barbecue at Kohl's Ranch Lodge

Barbecue, Hamburgers, Pizza
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Kohl's Ranch Lodge Road, Payson, AZ 85541
928 478 5174
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious food and surroundings

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
Suzanne H
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I left a review on the ZG Restaurant and Saloon Trip Advisor listing, but not sure if I should have left it here...

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Laveen, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Last time we were at The Zane Grey Dining Room it felt run down and outdated. It now blends resort class with country charm. We had the fish which was good - no question, but the service is what will bring us back. Our server, Jasmine was knowledgeable, helpful, witty and cute. She was friendly because she just is -... More 

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Salton Sea, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate in the Saloon dining hall, attached to the restaurant. The pizza was truly wonderful. Apparently they have new owners and chef, which we learned from a conversation next to us. The patrons were unhappy with the new sweet seasonings on their French fries. (sugar on fries??--glad we didn't order them)

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Tucson, AZ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stayed at the Lodge for two nights, and tried this place for both a lunch and dinner. If you're a lodge guest, be forewarned they only serve breakfast on weekends. The lunch was OK, and we were both able to find something that appealed to us from the small selection. We each enjoyed what we ordered. When we returned... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I ate here three times. Twice at dinner and once for breakfast. There menu is a little small. especially if you do not eat steak. But, there pancakes are excellent. Maybe the best I have had in years. The wait staff was wonderful! I was there with a 4 months old and 4 year old and they were very great.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Staying at Kohl's Ranch prior to Memorial Day means it's not yet "the season" and the restaurant is only open weekends. (An unpleasant surprise to us!) But the Saloon was open one night of our stay so we ventured over for an early dinner (the regular restaurant menu, apparently) and were very glad we did. We wanted a slow-paced dinner... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Haven't been here in 20 years and looked forward to this meal. Since the main highway has been re-routed Kohl's Ranch Lodge is now on a backroad about a half mile from the highway -- not the easiest to find. Meal was somewhat disappointing. this was a late lunch (about 2:00) and the restaurant was almost empty. Food was ok,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Hamburgers, Pizza

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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