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Rancher's Roost Cafe

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American, Southwestern
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25 Main St, Westcliffe, CO 81252-8798
719-783-2147
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Canon City, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank Debbie G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Carrcabin
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Todd B
Westcliffe, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

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

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1 Thank Walter v
Westcliffe, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Prices are reasonable, food is good. Service is usually really good. It is my first choice. Summer can be busy, but at those times every place in town is busy.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

If a reviewer tells you to go eat at a bowling alley you start to throw things as him or her. The Ranchers Roost is the exception to the rule. Friendly staff, wide ranging menu and a view that defies description, you have to see it. Tip: get a booth by the big windows.

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1 Thank debandmac
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We have visited Westcliffe 4 times in the past 2 years. We discovered this fun little breakfast spot inside the bowling alley, quite by accident on our first visit. We were so impressed by the pancakes, we have intentionally scheduled our travel through Westcliffe solely for the purpose of eating breakfast here. The view out the large window is absolutely... More 

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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stopped here for a late lunch. Pick a booth, they have a nice view of the mountains. Service was very good, we were seated and served quickly. Waters refilled. Menu was typical American burger food. I had the special, a brisket sandwich, while my wife had a burger. The food was very good, my brisket was tasty and not... More 

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Sublette, Kansas
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66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Ranchers Roost is definitely nothing special but by no means avoid the place. The bowling alley is attached in the same building if you want to do that.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Southwestern
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Main St, Westcliffe, CO 81252-8798
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Westcliffe
  • Phone Number: 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?