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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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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
Good but limited menu

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Gilbert, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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49 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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, 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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