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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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Mount Beauty, Australia
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given the reputation of the Sonnenhof and previous reviews, we looked forward to some good food - but were disappointed. Of the four dishes, two were ok but the other two were poor. We'd asked for one rare and one medium steak - both turned up as medium and both with more than a reasonable amount of fat and gristle.... More 

Thank John H
Erie, Colorado, Usa
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and the hamburgers are excellent. Fish and chips are good, could have a bit more flavor for those of us who don't put malt vinegar on them.

Thank Bb K
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this rustic restaurant while checking out the hotel it's located in (we wanted to see what kind of smaller, independent hotel bested the Four Seasons for #1 in Vail according to Trip Advisor). The hotel is Sonnenalp, and it's good! The restaurant features famous burgers (your choice of chicken, Angus, bison, etc) but they also have some unusual... More 

Thank Mary L
Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an extended family including a 3 and 1 year old and could not have had a better experience. We had exacting service, perfectly cooked meats including a wonderful rack of ribs all topped off with a mudslide cocktail from the bar. It's a don't miss in Vail village.

Thank John L
Fairfax, Virginia
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55 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much a ranch atmosphere with dark woods and low ceilings. There was live music, good service, and good food.

Thank khp_infairfax
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upscale bar food and drinks. Service was good and so was the food. Located in The Sonnealp Hotel. Burgers, ribs and a good selection of beers.

Thank Shoeshop
Beverly Hills, California
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sonenalp Hotel is world famous and for good reason. The place is beautiful and provides the highest quality accommodations in town. Their casual restaurant, The Bully Ranch, offers great sounding burgers, ribs, etc. However, they never taste as good as they sound on the menu. With all fo the resources of the hotel, kitchen talent available, etc, one would... More 

Thank A-ABH90210
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best burger I have had is a long time. This is a regular visit every time anyone in my family comes to Vail. Service is excellent with food to match. You choose cow, buffalo or chicken for your burger. I am partial to cow myself.

Thank John H
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best buffalo burgers that we ever had. My daughter said it was a 12 on a scale of ten. The pretzel appetizer was also delicious.

Thank Kevin R
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

mmmmm...Delicious burgers, truffle tots, chili...loaded with protein and carbs... :-). Ready for the Vail Backcountry Snowmobiling Tour...

Thank DDBing65

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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?