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Bully Ranch Restaurant

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20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
+1 970-479-5460
11:00 - 23:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Our party all tried different burgers. Bison, Elk and regular beef. All choices ,no matter how lean the meat , were juicy and very tasty !! Truffle tots were a great addition!!! Get the Giant pretzel with beer cheese dip after ski with local distilled beers as well!! Can't go wrong here.

Thank Mnmygys
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This wonderful, casual restaurant located in the Sonnenalp Hotel in the heart of Vail Village should be on everyone's list. The food and drinks are very good and the service is excellent. There is a wonderful vibe here. We ate here twice and can heartily recommend the burgers and fajitas. Portion sizes are large and easy to share.

Thank HMarieH
Boulder, Colorado
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Bully Ranch advertises heavily in the slick tourist magazines, which would normally be a turn off for me, but my adult kids took the bait, so off we went. The wait-staff is very accommodating, friendly, and efficient. Prices are high, even by Vail standards. Food is OK, nothing spectacular. One big plus is validated valet parking, which is a big... More 

Thank mike r
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

A great restaurant in the Sonnenalp hotel. Good value for money, enormous portions in a varied menu with the usual American mix of food backgrounds. American burgers, Mexican offerings and English fish and chips. Great noisy vibe, cozy atmosphere, children welcome.

Thank Baildam
Port Appin, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We ate lunch here twice during our trip to Vail when the weather put us off skiing. Great place. Cosy atmosphere, good menu and friendly but efficient staff. Fab Fajitas!! Be warned......portion sizes are enormous. One main between two is more than enough. Highly recommended.

Thank devonhall
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The burgers at the Bully Ranch were really, really good. You can choose between a tradition beef burger or buffalo (bison), elk, etc. I would definitely recommend this place after a hard day skiing/riding.

1 Thank Charleston31
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We try to get to The Bully whenever we can, primarily for the amazing buffalo and elk burgers. Get them many different ways, but come hungry. We went back twice and the second time I was on good behavior and had a portabello sandwich and a cup of really good buffalo chili. Sue had a mushroom quesadilla appetizer with chicken... More 

Thank Mark V
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

A very nice restaurant with a good atmosphere. Loved the Buffalo wings and the bacon cheeseburger. Really great place !

Thank Pablo B
Greater Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great burgers the best we have tried in Vail, our waiter was Angel he was excellent, we would recommend this restaurant and will definitely go back.

Thank Don C
North Florida
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great food with good service. The bar in the hotel is really nice and recommended highly - the Sonnenalp Hotel is terrific and this is their casual restaurant.

Thank PatrickNorthFlorida

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Soups, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?