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Zane Grey Country Barbecue at Kohl's Ranch Lodge

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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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    Very good
  • 9
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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
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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Clinton, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Zane Grey Country Barbecue at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, WHAT SERVICE? 7/30 - Call from my lodge room, lady answers, I say, “hi, do you have an online menu? I’m at the lodge” She responds that they do not and I can just come in and get a menu. “Ok, thanks” So Jill goes over and there’s nobody around. There’s a... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Burger was raw and lacked flavor. Place was empty but food and service was very slow. Cleanliness was fair at best. The decor was cute and fit.

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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 not meeting your expectations during your last visit, in August of 2014. Wild Thyme Restaurant Group took over the food and beverage operation in July 2014. We have had our share of growing pains, but make no excuses for our service and quality of food. This past year we have worked very hard to improve in... More 

Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Zane Grey C, Owner at Zane Grey Country Barbecue at Kohl's Ranch Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We take great pride in smoking our own meats and our house made pizzas. We look forward to serving you again in the future. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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: Pizza, Barbecue

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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