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James Ranch

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Address: 33800 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-7144
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+1 970-385-9143
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 19:00

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Great Setting for a Great Lunch

We did not realize it is outdoor eating until we arrived. Burgers, grilled cheese, and soup were all great. Plenty of picnic tables even on a sunny Saturday with live music... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did not realize it is outdoor eating until we arrived. Burgers, grilled cheese, and soup were all great. Plenty of picnic tables even on a sunny Saturday with live music. Seemed to be a lot of locals there with children, so it is obviously a popular place. Wonderful view of the ranch and mountains. A great switch from a... More 

Thank TennesseeTraveler101
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Home grown beef, chicken, cheese and I don't know what else, but it sure is good. Even something like potato salad is better than any I've ever tried. You pay a little more for the richness and the freshness of the ingredients, but OMG what a great burger!

1 Thank Ken S
Durango, Colorado
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58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This is a place frequented by residents as well as tourists because it is a wonderful setting and offers great food Take the kids and plan on walking around before dinner This is a working ranch that offers simple but delicious food. Their hamburgers and salads are fresh and yummy They do not serve alcohol and frown on it being... More 

1 Thank devonwayne
Durango, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

James ranch prides itself on sustainable farming practices. Each part of the extended family specializes in different aspect of raising special food. Beef, dairy, chickens and green produce

Thank Otis K
New Mexico
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We went to the James Ranch to eat but didn't get to because the cook was sick...but they gave us a coupon for when we come back to durango...it is beautiful there and i am anxious to go back in the summer and tour it...we went in the shop where they sell all organic beef , eggs and cheese..we did... More 

1 Thank jimtam
Evergreen, Colorado
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146 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We've been to James Ranch for lunch a few times. They have locally grown beef and they are known for their burgers and melts. My family loves them. I love their veggie burger, which is grilled vegetables on a brioche bun with melted cheese. Yummy! Everything on the menu is fresh and locally grown. In the summer months they also... More 

1 Thank L2Y261
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Best quality meat ever. I had a burger and a bowl of chili topped off with thier home made pumpkin spice ice cream.

Thank david s
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Having lunch outdoors at James Ranch has become so popular that they have had to expand the kitchen. Best grilled cheese sandwich ever...made with their own cheese. Their organic farming methods are actually fascinating so take the wagon tour if you can. Little store there has their fresh vegetables, cheese, and grass fed beef.

Thank MarieHouston
Durango, Colorado
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great Burgers and Salad! Love the atmosphere of sitting outside and petting the baby goats. If you are headed north of Durango in the summer, I highly recommend a stop here for lunch!

Thank Raillerie
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I purchased half a beef this fall and am very glad I did. It is fabulous! Had lunch while I was waiting to pick up my order. The home made cheese is very good. Love the location. Will definitely be back.

Thank Raccoonnana

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