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Old Blinking Light

9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highlands Ranch Parkway
Transit: RTD bus route has multiple transits that will get you 200 yards from the restaurant. The stop will be the town center in Highlands Ranch.
Description: Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch, family-friendly dinner or night out to enjoy excellent margaritas, the Old Blinking Light welcomes you! Named one of America’s 10 Best New Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine, Chef Joseph Wrede joins forces with owners Michael Yaccino and Nat Troy to introduce a fresh new taste to the Highlands Ranch community. Influenced by a Taos, NM background, the superb menu offers a wide range of fresh flavors and tastes. American food with a Southwest soul!
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59 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Highlands Ranch
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The service here needs work. My girlfriend from England loves American root beer. They forgot to bring it. The crusted salmon was excellent, but a bit pricy at $22. An OK place, but nothing to write home about. I don't think I would go back. Don't go there if you are in a hurry. There was hardly anyone there for... More

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Hermitage, Tennessee, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Food was excellent and our waitress was friendly and helpful, making frequent checks on our party of 7 with 3 of those children under 10. I had the Ahi Tuna sandwich with Sweet Potato fries - EXCELLENT. We had the Chips/Salsa/Guac/Cheese Dip appetizer - SPICY salsa, chips were thick, not thin and crispy - but good. Several in our group... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The food used to be wonderful. Had the Pasole last Saturday and it was horrible. No flavor whatsoever. The chicken nachos tonight were equally as terrible. Both of these items used to be great. New chef? Get rid of him!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Manage to visit this spot at least once a year and never seem to get disappointed. From their interesting wine list to their new menu items, we always find something we really enjoy. I hasd the butternut squash bisque, salad and sweet potato fries and my wife had the King Ranch Casserole (tortillas and green chile sauce) with black beans.... More

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Littleton, CO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We should have listen to our daughter. She told us her "date night" with her husband was ruined by the poor service. We and another couple decided to try it anyway. We had a 6pm reservation. We got there 5 too. We were seated immediately. Than nothing. After 15 minutes we grabbed the passing hostess and asked her if she... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

What a fun place to sit, eat, drink and chat with friends. It seems every time we dine here, we seem to stay and shut the place down! The food is delicious, drinks are creative and the atmosphere so comfortable. The devil egg appetizer is so incredibly delicious! Food is spiced perfectly. We'll be back, again and again.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Great place for casual dining their happy hour is great value and a lot of fun. The food is consistently good and the prices are very reasonable

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Littleton, Colorado
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Our Gold Wing motorcycle chapter ate here last night. 24 of us sat to dinner in the early evening for what we call a Mystery Dinner Ride. The host couple pre-coordinates with the restaurant so that they can ensure adequate seating and wait staff...and give the kitchen a heads up!. My wife and I split their B.L.A.T. -Bacon Lettuce Avocado... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Nice atmosphere, food ok. Had the sea scallops which have had before and loved; this time they were kind of blah. Ditto the rice medley it came on. Also was sort of spicy and didn't say that on the menu. I didn't finish it and that's rare for such a pricey dish. Ordered caesar salad to start, and waitress asked... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My wife and and and two of our closest friends went to OBL for Denver restaurant week. The food was excellent, the drinks were great and teh service was very good. One of our favorite places in Highlands Ranch.

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