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“High Altitude Eating” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spruce Saddle

Spruce Saddle
Ranked #38 of 82 Restaurants in Beaver Creek
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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495 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“High Altitude Eating”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

You would not go to this restaurant if you were not already on the mountain, but for a quick lunch in a good full service facility, this does the job. I like the bowls of chili, but it is a comfort food kind of place with cafeteria style service. Always bustling and busy and a good place to warm up. The prices are higher than you would pay at normal altitudes ($35 for a couple of chillis and a hot chocolate) but the convenience makes it worth it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank stephen c
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SpruceManager, General Manager at Spruce Saddle, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Stephen,

Thank you for your Good Review, we are always striving to improve the Quality of our Food Selection to Vary from a Strictly Comfort Food Menu, which is so traditional with On-Mountain Eating Establishments. If you get a chance to join us again we have some Great Variety that Include Lobster Tacos, fresh Rolled Sushi, Salmon BLT & Prime Rib Sandwiches.

Please Come back and See us Again, and we always appreciate the Feedback.

Thanks,

Chad Anderson
General Manager
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Avon, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to warm up and eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

The Spruce Saddle was the best mountain top restaurants I have ever eaten at. The staff is wonderful and will go out of their way to assist with anything. The had the chance to meet the Manager Jennifer, and she was super friendly. The price was competitive with other on mountain dinning, but the food was better. The selection is great! Every time we visit BC we make it a point to stop in this great establishment. Upstairs bar is great for catching part of a sporting event. Great views of the Gore Range!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank boicem82
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SpruceManager, General Manager at Spruce Saddle, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Thank You for your Great Review!

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our Restaurant and Appreciate Positive Feedback. I will Pass Along your Positive Review with our Staff and Thanks for Enjoying our Establishment.

Chad Anderson
General Manager
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San Diego, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Big crowds, good food & very high price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

The food is good but it is served cafeteria style and carrying a tray of food up stairs with ski boots is very hard. The tables are large with very little space between them so when the places fills, you can hardley move in or out. I paid $36 for a burger, a bowl of chili and a soda. They were stingey with adding things like onions to the burger or the chili, even when I asked for more. I wouldn't have felt quite so bad about it if there at least had been an option for table service, but no.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sheldon S
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SpruceManager, General Manager at Spruce Saddle, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Sheldon,

Thanks for taking your Valuable Time to Write a Review of our Restaurant, we appreciate the Feedback. We are continuously trying to find ways to maximize our Seating, without it feeling too crowded. We will Take a Good Look at our Table Layout and perhaps try and find a less Congested Set-up. Thanks for the Input on the Station Attendants being Stingy on the Toppings, We will make sure to discuss this and Make it a non-Issue as we move forward.

We are Glad you enjoyed the Quality of Food and Please Come back and See us again. Feel Free to find me in Person for any Additional Feedback.

Happy Holiday's!

Chad Anderson
General Manager
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Waterford, VA
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great selection for lunch on the ski slopes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

We were amazed at the selection of food items at this ski area cafeteria/lodge at top of Centennial Lift at Beaver Creek. There were 4 kinds of chillies. I had the vegetarian and it was great! My husband enjoyed his chilli over sweet potato and my kids liked their wraps (burritos?). Pricey, but then ALL ski area lunch food is pricey. The setting was nice, comfy & sunny. Easy in & out of the lodge. If we'd known we would have eaten lunch there every day.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HerbyD428
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SpruceManager, General Manager at Spruce Saddle, responded to this review, March 30, 2012
Thank You for Visiting us @ Spruce Saddle Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Thanks for the Nice Review. We Hope to See you again for the 2012-2013 Ski Season. We Hope you will have time to join us for Lunch Every Day.

Thanks and Come Visit us Again!

Chad Anderson
General Manager
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Dallas, TX
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great location and very convenient for a break from skiing!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

Spruce Saddle is good choice if you're looking for a quick bite to eat during a long day of skiing. It's convenient ski in, ski out location can't be beat. The cafeteria style restaurant offers tons of food choices and everything I've tried was great. It's a great restaurant for families because of all the kid friendly food choices. It does get very crowded at lunch time, but you're usually still able to find a seat at a table inside if you look for one. The deck outside is also a nice place for a ski break and has nice views!

  • Visited March 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank morbea56
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SpruceManager, General Manager at Spruce Saddle, responded to this review, February 13, 2012
Thanks for Visiting us @ Spruce Saddle Lodge and Check out our Facebook Page for great Photos and up to date info on the Beaver Creek. If you have some time, we would love your Feedback on why we were scored a 2/5 on Atmosphere.

Thanks and Come Visit us Again!

Chad Anderson
General Manager
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