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Rancher's Roost Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern
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25 Main St, Westcliffe, CO 81252
+1 719-783-2147
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

The Rancher's Roost is professionally run and maintained. That quality is hard to find in a community of less than 1000 residents. It's no surprise that they can afford to stay open through the winter when so many others have to close for the season. I'll be visiting tomorrow morning to get the yummy breakfast. The place also goes out... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Small town diner in a bowling alley; good food, but not fine dining. Beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains through the dining room windows, but we ate in the diner portion of the restaurant. Try the Mexican "Slopper", an open-faced, 7-ounce hamburger, slathered with green chile, and topped with lettuce, tomatos, onions, black olives and cheese, with sides of sour... More 

Thank PhoenixAirstreamer
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We traveled through, and decided to try out the food. The meals were pretty good, but the service could use some improvement. We had a nice view.

Thank HeikeMB
Arlington, Texas
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Yup, you and the family can enjoy a rainy afternoon or evening indoor fun bowling, playing video games pool and enjoy and inexpensive meal, all under the same roof.

1 Thank Sunshine_Joy2u
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

I went there this morning looking to get a quick snack and a coffee before picking up my wife...the sign said seat your self...I did.....AND WAS COMPLETELY IGNORED FOR ABOUT TEN MINUTES...SO I LEFT! The place was dead, there were three severs Well, non servers... Normally the food and the service is OK today not so much! The staff could... More 

Thank Kevin C
Canon City, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

My daughter and I made the hour trip from Canon City, because I had eaten here last year when looking for a summer place in Colorado, and loved the food and atmosphere. We both ordered the smothered burritos. We chose a booth with the mountain view. The food and view were awesome. Portion sz. was soooo big, we both had... More 

1 Thank bellalago14
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and extremely clean restaurant/bowling alley. We highly recommend having a meal at any time of day. Excellent!

1 Thank Debbie G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We always plan a stop at the Rancher's Roost Cafe during the High Mountain Hay Fever Festival in Westcliffe. It's quiet with good cooking... this time we ordered soup and salad. The summer special is a Strawberry-Spinach salad. Delicious. Hubby had the soup: chili this time. Wonderful!

1 Thank Carrcabin
Scottsdale, Arizona
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

My family goes to this restaurant on a weekly basis and the food is always great. Whether it is french onion soup or a burger, the food quality and constancy always earn high marks. Service can be slow at times, but the wait is worth the quality of food.

1 Thank Todd B
Westcliffe, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Just want a straightforward honest meal? This place provides that and pretty quick service and is always reliable.

2 Thank Walter v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Main St, Westcliffe, CO 81252
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Westcliffe
  • Phone Number: +1 719-783-2147

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