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“This is not in Boulder, CO”

Gold Hill Inn & Blue Bird Lodge
Ranked #87 of 573 Restaurants in Boulder
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Oregon Coast, Oregon
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“This is not in Boulder, CO”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Wonderful old miner's feed hall. Open during early summer, summer and late summer. Fixed price menu with many of 6 courses served family style. Fresh and wonderful dishes to choose from. Great bar and wine menu too. This is in the teeny historic town of Gold Hill, CO which is up in the mountains a slow 30 minute drive west of Boulder. Have been going there since the 70's and never miss a summer without at least one visit. Home made everything and way fun to visit. Go early, walk the dirt streets, see the old homes and buildings created by gold miners. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2012
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Braselton, Georgia
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508 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Remote but worth the drive”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

It was a foggy and snowing evening in "May" when we made our way up the partly gravel route to Gold Hill above Boulder. It had just re-opened for the season and the fireplace was roaring. It features a set menu with about four to five different choices of entrees. There are daily soups salads desserts etc. You can choose a three or a five course meal for a set price. The three course is all the average person can eat. The selections are unique and the presentation is superb.The atmosphere from the waiting area to the dining room is 100 year old authentic log walls,plank floors,fireplaces bar paintings etc. this is a must visit if possible.Reservations are strongly recommended.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Dan K
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Pueblo, Colorado
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142 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Unique Pleasurable Feast”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

6 course meal for $35 is an instant attraction, but Gold Hill Inn delivers in providing a warm ambience that promotes conversation, tasty unusual dining selections and a most unique experience. Wine selection is not extensive, but I found the offerings reasonable and diverse enough to please most tastes.Take your time on the road coming and going, both for the scenery and your safety. I'm very pleased that our friends, who live in Boulder, chose to dine here. We had a great time.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Jefe1947
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food, great vibe, music too!”
Reviewed January 20, 2012

This is a table d'hote menu, so one price gets you many courses! It's a home atmosphere in a large log inn. Family run, the owners clearly care deeply about getting it right.
Can be hectic on busy summer weekends, but worth the occasional wait!

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank jjn0la
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Maui, Hawaii
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Should be called Boring Hill”
Reviewed November 18, 2011

It was really awful. Just awful.Tired menu. And anyone who gives them more than one star is giving them a star for being at Gold Hill. If this restaurant was in Boulder, Longmont, Niwot, or even Lafayette it would be out-of-business. Really? Really. But I think you have made the thirty minute trip up there and don't want to admit it is just lousy and boring. Inattentive waitstaff. Innovative and exciting is not part of the "experience." They know they have a Gold Mine at Gold HIll so they just serve tasteless food. Oh, yes, but you have the experience of the "sophistication" of prix fixe. Ugh. Don't bother. Just drive up then drive down Lick Skillet road and that's as close as you will get to a culinary experience in Gold Hill.

  • Visited November 2011
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