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Old Blinking Light

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
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9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129-2711 (Highlands Ranch Parkway)
11:30 am - 9:00 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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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and drinks, with a groovy and casual atmosphere. I especially like their Cosmopolitans, enchiladas, and burgers with green chilis on them.

Thank Jill235
Centennial, Colorado
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant recently with family. Really enjoyed the atmosphere, the great food and excellent service! The squash soup was stellar, along with the Brussels sprouts appetizer, and the trout entree. A cup of the soup was actually a good sized bowl. Large portions on everything we ordered. Would definitely plan another visit. Seemed popular so reservations might be a... More 

Thank tatts15
Littleton, Colorado
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222 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small group decided to meet there for lunch. Opens doors at 11:30, by 12:15 almost packed. Had fish and chips - outstanding - and others had the Cobb salad which was huge.

Thank Don M
Vail, Colorado
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular spot. Food is very good, prices are fair. Ate there twice. Scallops are really good. The patio is nice in summer.

Thank C N
Chesterfield, Missouri
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in New Mexico for many years, always looking for this cuisine when not there. This place has great green chile cheeseburgers, posole (tasted like homemade), and other New Mexico dishes along with many other interesting items including some beautiful looking salads. They also have local craft brews on tap. The service was great and everyone is just very... More 

Thank wagsmidwest
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we basically order the same entree on our infrequent visits which hasn't disappointed us so for. wait staff is efficient even when place is very busy.

Thank Mel T
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I dropped in, without reservations, on a Monday evening. The hostess was very friendly and found a table for us immediately (I would not suggested doing this on a Thurs/Fri or Sat). Our waitress Kim was very understanding of my usual comment "we are not in a rush." We had a very pleasant dinner accompanied by Franciscan... More 

Thank John V
Breckenridge, Colorado
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have only been there once but I'm in no hurry to go back. I had heard good things about it and thought I should give it a try. I was disappointed. The food was just fair,.

Thank Larry N
sarasota FL
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415 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I was excited to go here, as my friends rave about it. Very interesting decor, with lots of gypsum inside. Before I ordered the ribs, i asked about the seasoning- "Kansas City style". I was told it was sweet and savory. WRONG! It is very spicy, and I had to wipe as much of the sauce off as I could.... More 

Thank jeanninelehman
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Mexican, American, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
Brunch, 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
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
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?