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Bully Ranch Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Soups, Grill, Central European
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20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
+1 970-479-5460
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

great place to grab a delicious apres burger and a beer! lively atmosphere - fun environment. kid friendly/ family friendly. a little off the beaten path but a really great place!

Thank Angela P
Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere. Log cabin with great lighting and red check napkins. Excellent food. Mediocre service.. very busy night. They don't take reservations.

Thank Connie M
Warren, New Jersey
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've traveled to Vail many times over the years and have even been in the Sonnenalp on several occasions. I've actually walked into Bully Ranch to use the restroom! On my last trip to Vail I stopped here for lunch with my 21 year old son. What a pleasant surprise! It's an extremely warm and inviting atmosphere. The food is... More 

Thank finerthings2
New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Burgers, nachos...simple western food without the fuss. great for families or tired skiers. can be crowded, and sometimes too many little kiddies, but the bar good, and the room is cozy.

Thank LucyG6
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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462 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A steakhouse with pretty European waitresses in Dirndl's make you feel home the moment you sit down. The casual bar and dining room serves American classics, good cocktails and big desserts. No disappointment here.

Thank Thomas K
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a more casual dinner in Vail after several nights of gourmet meals. While the atmosphere was just what we were looking for - we were very disappointed with the food and the service. The french fries were rubbery - the burgers were raw. They were very apologetic and recooked the burgers and offered us free desserts.... More 

Thank michiganmaven
New Jersey
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lured to the restaurant from other reviewers claiming the burgers to be the best in town - well...not by our standards. The meat was tough and chewy and over cooked (and we ordered medium temperature). The burgers were served to us so quickly that we believe they had been pre-cooked which possibly adds to there dryness. The sides... More 

Thank NewJerseyFunTraveler
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here during the off season and had great food, service and music. They had a guitar player and some nightly specials. The truffle tater tots were the best but everything was good. Service was great!

Thank LAWork2Travel
Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bully Ranch was delicious!! We had to wait a bit for a table of 6, but we walked around Vail Village to see the sights and shop! Several at our table got the Fish and Chips and they were awesome with homemade tartar sauce and cole slaw. The hit of the night was definitely the Truffle Tater Tot appetizer...... More 

Thank GTECfamily
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have only had burgers and drinks on the outside terrace in the summer at Bully Ranch. We went there on Dec 24 as a family of 8 adults and 2 toddlers. Service staff was very pleasant. Food so disappointing and overpriced. Steak very fatty, salmon under and then over cooked, pot pies had no taste...we all had tomato soup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Soups, Grill, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-479-5460

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?