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Tennessee Pass Cookhouse

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American, Grill
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259 County Road 29, Leadville, CO 80461
719.486.8114
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Beautiful view from a unique location

Beautiful views from the cookhouse. The food was great, our night was choice of elk tenderloin, stuffed trout, grilled lamb chops, and roast chicken. Staff was very exceptional, from the owners, to waitress (Sarah) and the chef. And save room for homemade, or yurtmade, strawberry-rhubarb pie.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Romantic
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views from the cookhouse. The food was great, our night was choice of elk tenderloin, stuffed trout, grilled lamb chops, and roast chicken. Staff was very exceptional, from the owners, to waitress (Sarah) and the chef. And save room for homemade, or yurtmade, strawberry-rhubarb pie.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very good food - large menu to choose from! Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Leadville.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I can look out the window and see Mt. Elbert and Massive while chewing on possibly the best wings ever! Neat little place with great service.

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you're looking for a unique dining experience where you feel like you're on top of the world and the food is out of this world, then Tennessee Pass Cookhouse is for you! Nice easy hike up to cookhouse, followed by stunning views and stellar service make for a memorable experience.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The view from the yurt is worth a million dollars!! The snowshoe up to the cookhouse is beautiful and helps you work up an appetite. We had a wonderful lunch, bottle of wine, and walked several miles after lunch to work it all off! The service and friendliness of the staff was also much appreciated. If you love the outdoors... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was an anniversary dinner. What a wonderful time and dinner. We snowmobiled to the Cookhouse. Our son and his fiancé skied. Beautiful scenery. Dinner was excellent. Just an enchanting evening. I would not have missed the expierence for anything.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Our visit Saturday night was our third time skiing to Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, with our good friends. It was a gorgeous night, with an almost full moon. We arrived a bit early so enjoyed a bottle of wine while watching the sun set. Three of us ordered the elk, which was delicious. I should have ordered that. The appetizer plate... More 

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Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

We cannot tell you how much we appreciate you taking the time to review our business! Our standards for preparing and serving foods do comply with USDA regulations and unfortunately fish that is coming into a landlocked state will be frozen. Yes, even WholeFoods receives all of their fish frozen and thaw it out for consumers to buy. When Salmon... More 

Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

A great place to go as a couple, family or group of friends. Had an easy 1 mile walk in and out with no snow shoes. Upon arriving we entered the yert which was nice and warm, very cozy. The food was great the only disappointment was our waitress who was a bit out of it! There was another waiter... More 

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Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We have taken your review to heart and have made changes within our staff and continue to strive in having outstanding employees and service. More 

YLMCT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband ,24 yr old daughter and I were so looking forward to our dinner here after we read such rave reviews. It was an experience eating in a yurt but my daughter ordered her elk medium rare and it came out well done. It was awful. My salmon was weird tasting and realized why after asking a woman who... More 

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Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to review our business. We appreciate feedback both positive and negative and to take those into consideration as we move forward. Purchasing high quality foods, especially proteins, is something we pride ourselves on. The fish, for instance, complies with USDA regulations and any wild caught fish coming in, unless from helicopter, from... More 

Loveland, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We really enjoyed the very different and unique food at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse in Leadville, CO. I would recommend sitting at the table for two by the front window if you can - really nice to look out and watch the people and cars go by. The service was really good too!

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Randalst, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you reviewer for logging in and leaving a review. Unfortunately, this review should belong to the Tennessee Pass Cafe in downtown Leadville. You will find in visiting our location you may see deer walk by your window and no cars or streets! Hope to see you for a visit soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 259 County Road 29, Leadville, CO 80461
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Leadville
  • Phone Number: 719.486.8114

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 70
  • Cuisine: American, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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