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Western BBQ Buffet

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1475 Pine Grove Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-8803
+1 970-871-5150
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Sydney, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Western BBQ is a buffet at the top of the gondola. The food was decent without being great. However, to be fair, it was as advertised. The prime rib was well cooked, a really nice medium rare, and was tasty. The baby back ribs were also good if not a little overwhelmed by the strong BBQ sauce but nevertheless... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Like many of the last few reviews we really enjoyed the band but the buffet was definitely limited in choice. I didn't mind the food, but the children struggled to find options. We did enjoy the berry compote that was freshly made for dessert. We were also seated no where near the window so for people who have travelled half... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

After enjoying delicious food at lunch time in the same venue, I expected a decent dinner. The food was cold, bland and very limited. I barely ate because it was so unappealing (mainly because of the cold temperature of the food) and my kids couldn't even find anything they liked on the buffet. The service was very slow and it... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Enjoyed the beautiful sunset and city scenes while riding the gondola up the mountain to the restaurant. Food was excellent....especially the prime rib. The service was great. The western band was fun....not the greatest band...but entertaining. Could dance if wanted to. The restaurant has glass windows providing wonderful views of the town of Steamboat. Highly recommend for families.

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Thank Steve K
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant in years past. The quality has really declined since the last time we went. The band was still good and our kids had fun. However, the food was not nearly as good as it used to be. Not a lot of variety. They no longer have a salad bar. The menu promised an ice... More 

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St. Augustine, FL
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately, after nine years, we made our last Western BBQ visit tonight. The staff is still friendly (as everyone is in Steamboat), but it's just not SunDog, and the food that we have always struggled with, was even more limited.

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Hereford, Arizona, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Great Western Buffet, good clean family fun, and country music... what more could you ask for from the Cowboy Ski Capital of the world? An easy ride up the gondola at sunset with breathtaking views of the Yampa Valley, drops you off in the Thunderhead Lodge, where the Western BBQ happens... its an evening that will keep you thinking of... More 

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Thank Bill C
Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

I decided to join some of my ski club members for dinner atop the mountain for a BBQ Buffet experience. The sight was spectacular, but the food was so so. For $45, I thought I would be getting top notch crusine. Instead, I got ordinary ribs, steaks and grill shrimp. It was very disappointing if it wasn't for the great... More 

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Thank Fai M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

We have been taking our family to this dining experience since we came to Steamboat with our young kids, and now we have been going with our grandkids. So we have many years of experience with this venue. Sadly, over the past two years, it has suffered a steep decline. The Sundogs, the band which has been entertaining there for... More 

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Seattle
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

I would agree with other reviewers that the buffet is lackluster. Ribs, trout and turkey were dry though prime rib was moist and tasty. Could have been because we were there between Christmas and New Years. Restaurant was full and food was plentiful. Wait staff wasn't very attentive. Band was very good at bringing kids and adults to the dance... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Pine Grove Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-8803
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-871-5150

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?