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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of True Grit Cafe

True Grit Cafe
123 N Lena Street, Ridgway, CO 81432
+1 970-626-5739
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Ranked #6 of 19 Restaurants in Ridgway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $27
Cuisines: Southwestern, Vegetarian, Mexican, American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Howdy folks! Welcome to the True Grit Cafe Established in 1985, the "Grit" as it is known has been serving hungry tourists and locals for over 25 years. We offer excellent and tasty 'Cowboy Cuisine' in a comfortable western environment with a friendly staff that will make you feel like you're part of the Grit Family. We take a lot of pride in our homemade fare including the best dang chicken fried steak this side of the Rocky Mountains. Other menu specialties include hand-pattied burgers, mouth watering Tex-Mex Specialties, juicy steaks, house made meatloaf, fresh tempura battered mahi mahi fish and chips, sandwiches and gourmet salads. For the vegetarians we offer lots of tasty choices. We are also gluten-free friendly. Our wide selection of liquors, beer and wine give you a great place to gather round with the locals and visitors alike. We have two full bars, one on the main floor and one upstairs, around which locals and visitors gather to chat or share experiences in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Our remodeled upstairs with its large private booths will accommodate from two to fourteen people, and don't forget the deck overlooking our beautiful park. The True Grit Cafe was built to honor the filming of the academy award winning movie "True Grit" starring John Wayne. Come sit on the deck and look out at the beautiful background you'll see throughout the movie. Oh, and you'll see a lot of pictures of the great star's film legacy all around.
Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I'm from Louisiana and stayed around Ridgway over a month. We ate at True Grit several times and the food was always excellent, the staff very cordial with excellent service. Also, the young lady who owns True Grit, also manages the restaurant at the Divide Golf Course, and has a very good menu there also, A must to check out. The chef is from Louisiana and the guy can cook. True Grit is a must to eat at also if your in the area for short time or extended stay.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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truegritcafe, Owner at True Grit Cafe, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Hi Danny,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for both of our restaurants! We work hard to provide great service and tasty food.

Please come back and spend a more time with us in beautiful Ridgway!!!

Tammee
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“Service is excellent, food is average.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Service was excellent however I was not impressed with the food. It was ok but not spectacular. This spot is very popular with the locals though.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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truegritcafe, Owner at True Grit Cafe, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Hi. So sorry that you did not like our food at the True Grit Café. Please email me truegritcafe@rocketmail.com to let me know what you had and how you think we could improve it.

Thank you.

Tammee
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“It's a hidden treasure.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Really great food, super friendly service, in a building that just drips with western flavor. If you're in Ridgeway don't miss this place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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truegritcafe, Owner at True Grit Cafe, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Howdy! Thanks so much for your awesome review! We try hard to make everyone's experience a great one! Come back and see us soon!!!! Tammee
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Starkville, Mississippi
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Restaurant with character and characters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This is something of an institution in Ridgway. It has some connections to cowboy movie stars, but I will let you find that out on your own. The food was good and the servers were efficient and friendly. It is definitely a down to the earth kind of place and we did fit in.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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truegritcafe, Owner at True Grit Cafe, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a nice review. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Tammee
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Falcon, Colorado
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“Great Cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Great food, great service and very reasonable prices. I love the John Wayne theme and memorabilia. There is numerous seating and a huge selection of entres.

Visited May 2013
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truegritcafe, Owner at True Grit Cafe, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you, thank you! We love taking care of folks and sharing a bit of Ridgway's movie making history with our visitors. Come see us again real soon! Tammee
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