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“A Truely Entertaining Place with great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of True Grit Cafe

True Grit Cafe
123 N Lena Street, Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 626-5739
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Ranked #8 of 19 Restaurants in Ridgway
Price range: $4 - $27
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night
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.
Maroa, Illinois
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“A Truely Entertaining Place with great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had good service and a nice meal. The food was very good although we found it a little pricey. If you like a Texas Roadhouse type of place, you'll like the True Grit Café. The memorabilia was fantastic!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“The best around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I'm so glad this place is here. Never a bad meal always great. Always clean and the food is yummy, yummy,yummy great for the family or a night with the hubby great view of the mountains. The prices are great for this area, the best salads ever............

  • Visited August 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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Dolores, Colorado
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“Pleasantly surprised!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Went for a drive on the San Juan Skyway loop and got to Ridgeway when we were hungry for lunch. A friend of ours had recommended True Grit, so we decided to check it out. We were pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. I own my own coffee shop/cafe and I do all the cooking/baking, so I am super picky about food. My burger was one of the best I have ever had! I asked for bacon with it and the bacon was perfectly cooked and there was plenty of it. I also always have Ranch on the side for my fries and the Ranch was so good I could have just eaten it with a spoon!! The service was good, friendly staff and a convenient location right off the highway made for the perfect lunch stop. We will definitely stop here again if we are driving through!

  • Visited August 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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DALLAS
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good, kind of expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Sit upstairs or you won't be able to talk to one another over the "entertainment". Kinda pricey but otherwise good. We always go eat here once on a trip to Ouray.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“True-ly average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Cool location off of the town park with a lot John Wayne memorabilia. Nice table on porch upstairs. Waitress nice but fine dining it is not.

Visited July 2013
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