When I find a place that is pretty good and has really bad reviews in Trip Advisor, I try to analyze why I liked it and others did not. Red Mountain is a mixed blessing. In an area where there are very few sit down dinners for under $20, Red Mountain gives you a pretty decent 10 ounce prime rib dinner with mashed potatoes and vegetables for $15.95 on Thursday nights and $21 on other nights. They run specials most nights for $15.95. All you can eat ribs and BBQ on Monday, Filet on Tuesday etc. This might not last in Ski Season, but it is worth checking out. My wife and I have had the prime rib three times this summer, and it has been very good each time. I have reviewed the prime rib at the Northside Grill which is rated number two in town, and while that is very good, the Red Mountain is comparable, but not as thick. The Red Mountain smokes their prime rib which gives it an interesting taste. They have their own smoker, so the BBQ should be pretty good.
The service can be spotty as can be true in most places in the mountains with people there to ski not to make a career as waiters. We always ask for David, who is very good and knows what he is doing most of the time.
As far as the drinks, they have a happy hour Monday through Friday from four to six thirty.
Two for one tap beers which are mostly Colorado upscale brands. They also have several flights of four small beers for $7 which allow you taste a lot of premium beers for a small price. The house margarita''s are also two for one for $7 and taste OK to me. Same deal for house wines. So a decent dinner with wine for a total of under $25 per person is rare in Avon/Beaver Creek, and is worth a try.
Previous reviewers didn't like the pasta, I haven't tried it and they could be right. The walleye was heavily beer battered and if you don;t like that as one reviewer didn't I would pass on it. I can recommend the prime rib, the beer and the margaritas. I would try a steak and the ribs for the money. I would ask to be in David's section. There doesn't seem to be a manager, and the hostess doesn't seem too sharp so the complaints about the service could be valid, but we haven't had any problems.
The ambiance is sports bar. The place is very large with a lot of TVs turned to various games. The place was built as an Outback steak house, and is very large like most Outbacks. It is minimally decorated except for the TV sets.
So to sum up, I liked it, others did not. But the other places in Avon on trip Advisor are either pretty expensive or fast food or pizza joints. So this is a possible alternative for those seeking meat at a reasonable price. It is a sports bar, and there aren't a lot of kids, but I have seen families there from time to time, but I am not sure if there is a children's menu.
I would think it worth a try, we rate it about seventh overall, and look forward to other reviews to see how it worked out.
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