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“Food--Cowboy Style!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bob Taylor's Original Ranch House

Bob Taylor's Original Ranch House
Ranked #886 of 4,767 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Vero Beach, Florida
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Food--Cowboy Style!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Hard to find now that the 215 is close and neighborhoods have sprung up all around the restaurant. Bob T's has been around since the mid-1950s and the restaurant is a true ranch house. I don't think anything has been updated! The road to the restaurant is dirt and bumpy and the decor is VERY rustic. I was waiting to see a bunch of cowboys ride in from the range for supper (I mean no offense to cowboys)! :)

The menu has lots of meat, obviously, and offer huge portions of it. The baked potatoes are also huge. The salad is very simple, but the dressing was good, as was the garlic cheese bread. Our group ordered beef filet, porterhouse, strip, lamb (no sauce), and prime rib. The filet cuts were not consistent (and both ordered the 8 ounce) and I don't think the porterhouse cut was great either; the prime rib was sent back because it was raw in the middle. The steaks were good but not great--they advertise (menu) that they use the best beef in the country but I beg to differ. The wine list is very limited and the cocktails weren't very strong.

I have to mention the service, which we found very lacking, and the restaurant wasn't even that busy (it was a week day). The wait person never once came to pour wine or find out if everyone was OK; we had to flag her down to get the prime rib order corrected and instead of bringing a fresh piece properly cooked they brought the meat back after cooking it over flame. One last thing, it was an expensive meal.

This was my 2nd time eating here; I think it will be my last. Vegas has a slew of steak-oriented restaurants; next time we'll try another.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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275 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

Have been here many times and it never changes, food is consistently good and service is the same, old school and outstanding. They offer soup or salad with their meal, good cheese bread and their homemade salad dressing are out of this world - blue cheese is my favorite. Open for lunch and dinner - they are a Steelers Bar and show all Steelers games.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EIIen
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Lemont, Illinois
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172 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Old West, But Needs a Little T. L. C.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Met there with a bunch of Vegas locals to enjoy the Ranch House. You feel like you are in the Old West as you drive into the potholed parking lot and through the decor outside. Inside it is exactly as you would expect a 1950's western steakhouse would look like. However, the place needs some work and the food needs more care as well. The calamari was over done and the garlic toast semed a little stale. Salads were simple. The steaks were good but not up to the previous standards. The ranch potatoes were gooey and clumpy, not good. We thought that we were paying new Vegas prices for less than new Vegas quality.
Good cocktails, not a wine restaurant

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

So... remember when Vegas just a street surrounded by desert and a few ranches? This is one of those old ranches. In what used to be the middle of nowhere but now is surrounded by suburbia, Bob Taylor's hasn't changed much with the times. The steak's are good - the atmosphere's relaxed. It's not fancy (I don't think the decor has been changed in thirty years or longer), but I always make a stop when I'm in Vegas.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank anyoldadvisor
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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“An ole Vegas icon!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

This place has been with me and 3 of my husbands! Even surrounded in the middle of a subdivision this place has a classic feel. The bar with the yellow leather chairs looks right out of Mad Men. The bartender lured a good stiff drink. The steaks and bread are delicious. Come here for a bit of nostalgia and relax... Enjoy it.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank katkaplan
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