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Western BBQ Buffet

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1475 Pine Grove Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-8803
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Boulder, Colorado
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

After enjoying delicious food at lunch time in the same venue, I expected a decent dinner. The food was cold, bland and very limited. I barely ate because it was so unappealing (mainly because of the cold temperature of the food) and my kids couldn't even find anything they liked on the buffet. The service was very slow and it... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Enjoyed the beautiful sunset and city scenes while riding the gondola up the mountain to the restaurant. Food was excellent....especially the prime rib. The service was great. The western band was fun....not the greatest band...but entertaining. Could dance if wanted to. The restaurant has glass windows providing wonderful views of the town of Steamboat. Highly recommend for families.

Thank Steve K
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant in years past. The quality has really declined since the last time we went. The band was still good and our kids had fun. However, the food was not nearly as good as it used to be. Not a lot of variety. They no longer have a salad bar. The menu promised an ice... More 

Thank Casey E
St. Augustine, FL
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately, after nine years, we made our last Western BBQ visit tonight. The staff is still friendly (as everyone is in Steamboat), but it's just not SunDog, and the food that we have always struggled with, was even more limited.

Thank downhillsledder
Hereford, Arizona, United States
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120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Great Western Buffet, good clean family fun, and country music... what more could you ask for from the Cowboy Ski Capital of the world? An easy ride up the gondola at sunset with breathtaking views of the Yampa Valley, drops you off in the Thunderhead Lodge, where the Western BBQ happens... its an evening that will keep you thinking of... More 

Thank Bill C
Peoria, Illinois
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I decided to join some of my ski club members for dinner atop the mountain for a BBQ Buffet experience. The sight was spectacular, but the food was so so. For $45, I thought I would be getting top notch crusine. Instead, I got ordinary ribs, steaks and grill shrimp. It was very disappointing if it wasn't for the great... More 

Thank Fai M
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We have been taking our family to this dining experience since we came to Steamboat with our young kids, and now we have been going with our grandkids. So we have many years of experience with this venue. Sadly, over the past two years, it has suffered a steep decline. The Sundogs, the band which has been entertaining there for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I would agree with other reviewers that the buffet is lackluster. Ribs, trout and turkey were dry though prime rib was moist and tasty. Could have been because we were there between Christmas and New Years. Restaurant was full and food was plentiful. Wait staff wasn't very attentive. Band was very good at bringing kids and adults to the dance... More 

Thank cstong
Murray, Kentucky
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123 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you are looking for a neat way to spend an evening with your family, head on up the mountain! The staff dresses western and is great with their customers. There is a fun band with singalongs for the kids and dancing for the older folks. The bar is open and the food is amazing. Buffets are the best because... More 

Thank Birdie G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My kids really enjoyed this meal and event atop the mountain. The gondola ride up was fun and the food (buffet style) was good. The live country-western band got the whole family involved. My only complaint is that it was $130 (with tip) for my family of four.

Thank UNI-Nate

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Pine Grove Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-8803
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: 9708715150

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?