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“Service good, food poor, response from cashier boy worse”
Review of The Blue Moose

The Blue Moose
Ranked #25 of 157 Restaurants in Breckenridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Service good, food poor, response from cashier boy worse”
Reviewed July 3, 2009

We've been to the Blue Moose for breakfast three times now, on separate trips to Breckenridge. This time, coming on 3 July 2009, we were greeted by the friendly manager, and were seated quickly. This was the highlight of the meal. All of our pancakes were stiff, cold, and appeared they had been cooked some time before our arrival, and possibly (slightly) reheated. All of our "over-easy" eggs were nearly "over-hard" and the breakfast burrito was hard and cold, like it, too, had been pre-prepared a long-time before our arrival. Most of the meal was average to poor. The funniest moment of the meal came when a side of scrambled eggs we had ordered (but had never arrived), and that we had long lost interest in, finally appeared at the table with a quick apology from the server. There was no "sorry, I forgot to bring these 25 minutes ago, and now they're gross. Do you still want them", or "I completely forgot to get these out from under the lights, now they're hard, gelatinous and disgusting, you're finished with your meal, and they will not be on the bill," or even "whoa, get a load of the sickest-looking scrambled eggs I've ever seen". Nope, they were just dropped on the table, as the server rushed away.

Finally, when the cashier boy asked the compulsory "how was everything?", we responded that the service was fine, and the food was poor. He responded, "oh, sorry about that, here's your change".

Blue Moose isn't bad per se, but it isn't really that good either. Also, the coffee they seem to be extremely proud of just isn't that good. It has a non-pleasant burnt undertone that differs dramatically from the pleasing bitter tones of high quality coffee. Their coffee reminds me of percolated coffee (remember that stuff?). The Coffee Depot across the street has much, much, much better coffee. I recommend you get your coffee at the Coffee Depot, bring it with you to the Blue Moose, and when they confront you about it, mumble "oh, sorry about that." And then change the subject.

I'm thinking of printing up T-shirts with this phrase, the date it as uttered, the name of the restaurant (BLUE MOOSE!) and a recognizable caricature of the cashier boy. What a hoot!

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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 22, 2009

We ate there twice during a recent trip. The Eggs Benedict was surprisingly well-prepared (which is why we went back). The service was slow but friendly. They're annoyingly cash-only - a bit of an inconvenience. Not opposed to eating there again but we'd try other places first.

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Suffolk, England
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Breckfast in Colorado”
Reviewed February 16, 2009

We have been visiting Breckenridge for 12 years and found The Blue Moose during our second visit. The owners and the staff are very friendly, the service is quick. They get so busy that you have to put your name on a list and wait to be called, but you can have a coffee whilst you wait. The food is tasty and freshly cooked. I think they live up to their reputation really well.

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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Pre-Ski Day Breakfast”
Reviewed December 12, 2008

Great for breakfast/brunch (excellent huevos rancheros. Best in town for pre-ski day food.

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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Breakfast”
Reviewed September 4, 2008

Fast friendly service; good average breakfast

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