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Gold Hill Inn & Blue Bird Lodge

401 Main St, Boulder, CO 80302-9763
303-443-6461
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Ranked #28 of 496 restaurants in Boulder
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

But for some friends and colleagues who knew where they were going, I would never have expected to find a place like the Gold Hill Inn somewhere above 8,000 feet and 10 miles north of Boulder. But there it is: a gourmet establishment with the best, most reasonable meals imaginable in a rustic setting in a small town up on... More

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Littleton
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had reservations, but still had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated. We call a week in advance to make reservations, and were unable to get a 7pm or 7:30pm reservation (I was not surprised because the food is very very good), so we agreed to an 8pm dinner reservation (we were told they stopped serving dinner at... More

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Fruit Cove, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We have visited Gold Hill Inn at least once a season for the past 21 years. This year although our group was down to three it was still one of our best meals at Gold Hill. Of course we say this every year. The scenery on the drive was beautiful, the service wonderful and the food to die for. This... More

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Boulder, CO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Except for one adored little baby, the family has all grown up! This year we decided to take it easy and GO OUT for Thanksgiving! It turned out to be the ideal plan, as the Gold Hill Inn felt just like home. After an amazing drive up a dirt road high among the glorious snowy peaks of the Rockies, as... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

...I can't decide what the best part of the Gold Hill Inn is.....the scenic drive up Sunshine Canyon (1st gear in some parts), the wonderful old Inn or the food and service. It's just a great place to eat the freshest of food....well cooked, varied and unexpected for such a remote place. I tell local friends to be sure to... More

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colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Gold Hill is always my go to birthday and/or anniversary place to eat. I would go more often but as a vegetarian, they only ever offer the same two entrees - quiche and stir fry - both of which are excellent and way above average for vegetarian options at most restaurants. I love all the courses with the exception of... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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96 reviews 96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is where the 'Gold Hill Gang' (as we like to call ourselves ) likes to go for any darn good reason. It closed due to the washout for my birthday, so we came up for our 22nd anniversary. Party of 14, and service was smooth for the most part. Even if not perfect, the servers really do a nice... More

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oslo
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is one of my favorites in the area. It is in an great old log building and the food is great. It has a nice relaxed feeling and I just enjoy being there.

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Trout Dale, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We revisited Gold Hill after 40 years and were glad to find that it hadn't changed much. We were delighted to share this location and meal with our son. The three-course meal was adequate for our appetite and outstanding in freshness and quality. The service was top notch and we thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The building itself is worth the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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136 reviews 136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
658 helpful votes 658 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

What a trip to find a quality restaurant in a rustic setting w/ an elaborate (perhaps pretentious?) multi-course menu that changes nightly & sophisticated wine list! Family-owned since 1962, the Gold Hill Inn offers diners the choice of either a reasonably priced 3-course or 6-course meal that could include such enticing choices as stuffed smoked trout, roast lamb venison marinated... More

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