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James Ranch

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Relaxing Lunch Spot

Harvest Grill is a laid-back, relaxing place for a delicious lunch. The Inside Out grilled cheese... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sedona, Arizona
Classy Yet Casual - Outdoor Organic Dining Picnic Style

On the right hand side of the road on 550 close to leaving Durango toward Silverton, James Ranch... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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33846 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-7144
+1 970-385-6858
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harvest Grill is a laid-back, relaxing place for a delicious lunch. The Inside Out grilled cheese is a tasty take on traditional grilled cheese. The beef and cheese sandwich is delicious. For beverages, the flavored tea is wonderful and unusual soda flavors are fun. Seating...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

On the right hand side of the road on 550 close to leaving Durango toward Silverton, James Ranch offers a unique and classy yet casual place for a fresh farm-to-(picnic)table lunch. Order at the tiny vending unit window, grab your number and find a picnic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018

James Ranch is a wonderful place to have lunch and relax! It’s a family owned ranch that serves food that is produced from their ranch and gardens...fabulous hamburgers, sandwiches and salads. You can also buy cheese and meat products there. They have picnic tables on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018

James Ranch is a small roadside stand with a limited menu for lunch. The food was good, they have outdoor picnic tables and a Gazebo to sit and enjoy the view while eating.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Good place to stop for lunch or dinner. Outside picnic tables with great views of the ranch and mountains.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

The grass fed beef was the best we ever had. Family is so kind and engaging. Farm tour lots of fun especially when cattle were called for water and they all responded. Burgers and Bands in a wonderful relaxing setting. They care about the environment...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed August 26, 2018

I went with girlfriends to James Ranch's Thursday night blues n' burgers. The burger was probably one of the best I have had in a long time, the music was very enjoyable, great people watching, and a delightful way to spend an evening. I would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This was one of the most relaxing things we did while in Durango. It allowed our large group time out of busy week to just hang out in a beautiful setting and enjoy some great music and food.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Great experience, kids were able to feed baby goats, wander the property. Food was organic, well prepared, and service was timely.

Date of experience: July 2018
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We stumbled upon James Ranch and we are so glad that we did. We happened to be visiting Durango in early July. We went to James Ranch for lunch and I believe it was the best hamburger I have ever had.....We could have set out...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Questions & Answers
July 17, 2018
Response from Cynthia S | Property representative
Yes! During the summer we slice fresh summer squash, season it, grill it and then top it with our cheese, caramelized onions a juicy slice of local tomato, a drizzle of our rosemary garlic mayo and crispy lettuce picked out... More
Trish A
June 24, 2018
Response from PamRoad | Reviewed this property
Absolutely! The restaurant is very casual and has outside seating so as long as your dog is on a leash, it should be fine.
Travel Forum Posts
Tyler, Texas
Durango Diary (37 Replies)
We arrived in Durango yesterday after stops in Taos and Pagosa Springs, We got into our condo early with the help of the manager, Walked down to the Diamond Belle and REALLY enjoyed their happy hour. Today has been a food day. Stopped at Durango bagel for a bag of day old bagels for the freezer. Shopped at City Market. Went up the road to Honeyville for some whipped honey and James Ranch for lunch ( good hamburger), meat and cheese, ( talked to Jennifer who gave us the tour last year and...More
August 22, 2013|
Response frommisspWestSlope_CO|
Sounds like your visit is off to a good start!
Rachel G
Itinerary help (3 Replies)
Hi, I booked a Mesa Verda tour on Thursday July 6th & train from Durango to Silverton with bus back the next day. I have an extra day. I can't decide: James ranch( is it far from Durango?) Jeep tour from durango See if I can book buck horn limo for silverton/orray ( gold mine& scenery) Vallecito lake Or should I do something else? Thanks for any help!
February 24, 2017|
Response frommisspWestSlope_CO|
I'd see if you could upgrade to the train/ jeep tour combination trip, then get either a different jeep tour or the limo trip. Look for jeep tours that go north from Durango (or that start in Silverton) like Alpine Loop or Ophir Pass to Telluride. I'd have to look at the itinerary..I don't know if there's an Ophir Pass-Telluride-Imogene Pass-Ouray tour that departs from Durango, but if there is, that would be a good one. An Alpine Loop tour would also be good.