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Old Blinking Light

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129-2711 (Highlands Ranch Parkway)
11:30 am - 10:00 am
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 am
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Apps are great. Draft beers are cool. Nice wine list. Easy bar crowd. It's a keeper! oBL is a sweet local eatery that we go back to again and again.

Thank DeirdreMarchetti
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been here twice - once for dinner when it first opened and once a couple of months ago for lunch.Both times, very very mediocre food - very unimpressed both times. Food is very bland to me. Service is is a little hoity toity, and restaurant is very loud - not a good place to carry on a conversation with friends.... More 

Thank b-rod-40
Denver, Colorado
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has become one of our go-to places for dinner and drinks. The food is consistently great and the service has great. We like to sit in the bar area with friends. I enjoy the pork loin, but the fish tacos are great as is just about everything else. I've never had a bad experience for lunch or dinner.

Thank MElkinsCO
Montrose, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection, very friendly and conscientious staff. I ordered the Nat Salad and roasted beets. Delicious! Very clean and good atmosphere, was the perfect place for a nice, relaxing lunch.

Thank ljrat
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This eatery has the feeling of fast food. The service, wine selection and food are excellent. Vibrant bar during happy hour. I suggest that you make dinner reservations. One word of free advise "Don't allow the waitstaff to rush you" Unless, you have to be at a certain place at a certain time, let them know that you are not... More 

Thank John V
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long hot day of moving, we wanted to reward ourselves with a great meal. We looked up the #1 restaurant listed on Tripadvisor in Highlands Ranch and went to The Old Blinking Light. We had a very personable waiter and I had seen a prior good review of the grilled mahi mahi so I ordered that. Our party... More 

Thank psalmist3
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Menu and servicce are excellent and dependable, people are really friendly. We go as often as possible.

Thank Mark S
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The happy hour drinks (mojitos $5) and the happy hour food menu is good too. The regular entrees are delicious - (trout is my fav). Professional servers and nice atmosphere.

Thank Barbski60
Castle Pines, Colorado
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We decided to go there based on tripadvisor's reviews, but nothing set them apart from other restaurants/pubs. Your own experience will tell you more. I hope you enjoy your time there :)

Thank AAOC80
Indianapolis, IN
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We had high hopes based on TripAdvisor ratings but the food was only mediocre. The burger was well over-cooked and other meals were not noteworthy. We'll try another restaurant when we're in Denver next time.

Thank RJS53

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129-2711
    (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: 13033469797
Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch, family-friendly dinner or night out to enjoy excellent margaritas, the Old Blinking Light welcomes you! 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?