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Western BBQ Buffet

1475 Pine Grove Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-8803
+1 970-871-5150
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good20%
  • Average44%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“bbq chicken” (2 reviews)
“prime rib” (6 reviews)
“gondola ride” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1475 Pine Grove Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-8803
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 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...More

Thank Warrick G
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...More

Thank Shari F
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...More

Thank Bldr2015
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...More

Thank Steve K
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...More

Thank Casey E
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.

Thank downhillsledder
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...More

Thank Bill C
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...More

Thank Fai M
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...More

1  Thank bichonrescuefl
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...More

Thank cstong
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Will the gondola stop running if there's high winds? Is there a way to find out?
31 January 2016|
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Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
But the winds would have to be pretty high... Its a very stable gondola.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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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