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The Bull Moose Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Guffey
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Canon City, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 31, 2013

My family left the heat in Canon City on Memorial Day drove 35 miles to the quaint town of Guffey, in the mountains off of Hwy 9. The Bull Moose had a band outside. The band was GREAT, the weather BEAUTIFUL and the food FANTASTIC!! We will go back often!! Great find! (suggested by a friend). The staff was friendly and the prices... great for the food we were served! The burgers ROCK!!

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Mavis B
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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Worth a Triple D nomination”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Thanks to the Colorado Springs Independent for highlighting The Bull Moose in the "Dine and Dash" segment - we never would have known this place existed otherwise. I happened to read the review on a lazy Saturday morning when we had nothing going on the whole day, so we decided it was a great excuse for a road trip on a beautiful fall day. The drive was gorgeous! The Bull Moose is easy to find, as there is not much to Guffey.

We walked in to a handful of friendly people enjoying a late lunch and college football. Our server was friendly and helped us decide what to choose from their new menu (it was hard to narrow it down; everything sounded so good). The two men at the table next to us ended up leaving without their food, grumbling that they had been there waiting for 45 minutes. After that, our server was extra protective of us, apologizing several times for our food not being out yet and explaining that it was all homemade. We assured her, several times, that we were in no hurry and were thoroughly enjoying our beers and the game and the conversation.

The food was worth the wait (which really wasn't that long, and who cares if you have a cold beer). We got the pulled pork sandwich and the brisket sandwich, and split so we could each try both. There are not many places where the meat-to-fry ratio in your basket is decidedly in the favor of all the meat spilling out of the sandwich, but this is one of them. Speaking of, we tried the sweet potato fries and the black-and-tan battered onion rings - both were delicious. Back to the sandwiches - absolutely fabulous! I'm a fan of saucing my own meat, and this is a place that lets you do that (the sauce was damn good, too). The brisket tasted like smoked brisket but was tender and succulent like big chunks of Mom's Sunday pot roast (which was a nice change from the usual slices that are hard to keep from pulling out of a sandwich in one giant sloppy face slap).

The lady who presumably did the cooking came over at least twice to see if we were enjoying the food (you can't tell by our full mouths and sauce on our face and 17 dirty napkins on the table?). Our server (sort of) twisted our arm to try one of the three dessert specials of the day, homemade pumpkin pie. And it was obviously homemade - lacking the typical commercial-pumpkin orange glow and the picture perfect crust - and it did not disappoint. The generous whollop of homemade whipped cream on top was enough for every bite - no need to ration it out.

We left after a couple more beers, but not before stopping to pet the horse that someone had rode in and tied to the railing. We took the back road in to Cripple Creek - another beautiful drive - and wasted some time at the slots. One of us won $100 (not me), making it an almost perfect day. We will definitely be going back again, especially next summer because they have a great looking deck. Plus, we still need to try the bacon macaroni and cheese.

  • Visited October 2012
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3 Thank Rachel D
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Just driving through and what a surprise.”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We were on our way to camping and had to go around the long way to 11-Mile Reservoir since the Waldo Canyon fire had shut down Hwy 24. Taking this back route through Guffey, we noticed this great looking log restaurant and bar called "The Bull Moose". We stopped in for lunch and a beer before heading to the lake. The service was great, food was good and the beer cold. Our server said that there was a band to play from 4 to 9 that night. We left to set up camp and because of the fire ban, got a little bored and headed into Guffey to hear the band. We ate the green chili nachos and enjoyed the band, very entertaining. Wonderful outside seating with the locals. Great time and would recommend this mountain town to anyone.

Visited June 2012
3 Thank hclews
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Canon City, CO
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Mountain Treasure”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon here, watching a Broncos game with the locals and eating wonderful food! Must return soon! Beautiful setting in Guffey, among the pine trees. A cute little town.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank bjboopking
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Canon City
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice little place”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Went with some colleagues for breakfast one Sunday morning. Since then it has become a Sunday morning ritual along with a few dinners scattered here and there.

Guffey is a very tiny Colorado mountain town and the Bull Moose brings a nice restaurant to the locale. It is a strong supporter of the firefighters.

Since it is a small place orders may take a bit of time to arrive at your table but the relaxing enviroment along with the wonderful staff allows for a pleasant respite from the hectic pace of life. During the summer it is a pleasure to sit out on the outdoor deck for breakfast.

They have a small area for entertainers to perform on the weekends so dinner under the Colorado stars while listening to local musicians can be fun.

Winter hours will be different but fall evenings and days to enjoy the deck and meals at the Bull Moose before having to move indoors will be nice.

  • Visited August 2011
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2 Thank wildcatllamas
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