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Old Blinking Light

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9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (Highlands Ranch Parkway)
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.
303-346-9797
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch, family-friendly dinner or...
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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Casual Elegant

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  • 39
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  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good ribs and fries with excellent beer from Grist local craft brewary

Just had a lunch after a bike ride in the area. Service was excellent in a very comfortable setting.Went for ribs a fries which proved a great choice, perfectly cooked with a decent sauce. Accompanied with a Heffeweizen brewed locally at Grist made for a great lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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English first
Denver, Colorado
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant for the first time, it was around 5 pm on a Saturday. I read many fairly positive reviews, and lots of mentions about the Chef at O.B.L., and was so looking forward to this, as it was my birthday and someone had graciously given me a gift certificate! When we arrived we were pleasantly greeted. The... More 

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Lakewood, CO
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our evening at OBL was good, but not great. The staff was friendly. The service was very good. The food was average. I got the bacon wrapped buffalo meatloaf. The meat didn't have much flavor and I would have preferred it seared. It was a little mushy. The mashed potatoes didn't have much flavor, either. I found myself eating the... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

OBL is one of our favorite places to eat in Highlands Ranch. We've had lunch, dinner, happy hour, and often even do take out, we like it so much. We most recently went for happy hour - great deals on cocktails and food. The food is flavorful and never bland. My favorite item is the Highlands Ranch salad. We tried... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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152 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Just had a lunch after a bike ride in the area. Service was excellent in a very comfortable setting.Went for ribs a fries which proved a great choice, perfectly cooked with a decent sauce. Accompanied with a Heffeweizen brewed locally at Grist made for a great lunch.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We frequently come here after work and it's a fantastic place, great place, gray food and a perfect atmosphere. We haven't really stayed for a full meal.... But the happy hour food is great!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

"Mac n cheese" was amazing; nice kids menu; we came in after a long days drive and I felt a little under dressed... Seemed like a much younger, hipper crowd and my family was a little out of place

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Zevenaar, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Old Blinking Light is a vibrant and cozy restaurant with good service and excellent food! We were there for the rehearsal dinner of a friend's wedding and were pleasantly surprised. The fish taco's were excellent and the mud pie.... oh boy! The only thing that bothered me was the speed at which the food was served. We were still... More 

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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

They offer a unique menu with fresh unique salads and soups. The beet appetizer drizzled with balsamic vinegar and feta cheese was pretty to look at and delicious to enjoy. Have only been there for lunch. A great place for a business meeting too.

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Morrison, Colorado
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145 reviews 145 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I took my wife to OBL for a belated birthday dinner. She wanted someplace "new, good and fun". Well, it was new to us ... and the other two qualifiers fit perfectly. Eclectic menu from hamburgers to fine dining. Modern, eclectic ambiance. A bit too noisy for our tastes, but everything else was great. We had reservations, arrived on-time and... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What a beautiful restaurant. The prices are quite reasonable for the ambiance and what I expected. I visited after obtaining a Groupon for a dinner for two. choices were abundant and not what you would find at a typical restaurant. The food is upscale, the ambiance is upscale, the service is upscale and I expected a much larger check that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
    (Highlands Ranch Parkway)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Highlands Ranch
  • Phone Number: 303-346-9797

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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!
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?