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Bully Ranch

4.5
248 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bully Ranch, a restaurant located inside the Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail, is a casual dining experience that focuses on Southwestern and American food presented in a western style ambiance. The traditional fare at Bully Ranch is hearty, flavorful, and has a little bit of something for everyone.

The main staple of Bully Ranch is its selection of burgers and sandwiches, such as the 7X Colorado Wagyu burgers, the BFC - Bully Fried Chicken. The menu also offers a variety of soups and salads, as well as full entrees of ribs, fajitas and chicken pot pie.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 248 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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ScottF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our Thanksgiving dinner at Bully Ranch was a fiasco. We had 5:00 reservations for the turkey dinner. They ran out of turkey and did not tell us until after we were seated and after we had sat unattended for a 1/2 hour. We decided to stay an order off the regular menu. They were short staffed, poorly managed, and the service was not good. We went the entire meal without having our drinks refreshed. I would not eat there again.

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WesM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Thanksgiving at Bully Ranch was a very big disappointment. Made reservations well in advance and was told that there would be a buffet. Arrived and not only was there not a buffet, but our party was informed that they did not have any more Thanksgiving dinner meals, even as they were continually wheeling out large to go orders of Thanksgiving dinner meals. Many parties around us were also very upset to learn that Thanksgiving meals were unavailable which resulted in an unpleasant dining environment. The server that we had was very good despite the bad circumstances. Better planning for holiday meals would be appreciated as customers that count on a Thanksgiving meal when reservations are made, tend to become very disappointed when a family dinner is ruined and no other options available due to the holiday and limited reservations at local restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!
Great food!
Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Thanksgiving dinner and cocktails with a reservation. The service and food was outstanding. This was our first time eating here and will return.

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ClayR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was was good, but it was cold in there! We were wearing winter clothes, not near the door. Brrrr

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RyanMc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good, but I just say that the kids meals are among the biggest ripoffs I’ve seen in that category. $12 for a small pasta with no side or drink. I expect to pay more in Vail of course but this was crazy.

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KellyT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Elk nachos were a table hit. Curry prawns delicious & portion filling. Kale salad tasty & full of berries.

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DavidB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Cheerful, competent, attentive server. Nice faux rustic atmosphere.

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GingerM
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Friendly service! Amazing location! Happy kids and well fed family!!

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wayneM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bully Ranch is always good for lunch or a light dinner. Dinner menu doesn't offer
a lot of choice at this time (probably due to Covid) but everything is good. Good
wine list, too.

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vipSteveS
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic remodel! Looks great!!! The new salads are so beautiful and delicious.
Congrats!! *other food coming out of the kitchen looked wonderful as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very accommodating

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DarleneS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service also excellent. Would definitely return. We had the burger as well as trout and all was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
26 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Sigi (service) was excellent. Highly recommend when in Vail.

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KevinC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a relaxing atmosphere. Enjoyed it!

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wayneM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Bully Ranch is always good. Limited menu but everything good.

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for dinner on our Honeymoon in Vail and it was nothing short of excellent. Our waitress Sigi was awesome; even brought us out some champagne to celebrate our trip. Food was really good and it was really just such a pleasant experience all around.

Note: if you are interested in eating here setting a reservation is a must because this place is absolutely packed for dinner time.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not many gluten free options, but the tomato soup and caesar salad were okay.

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vipDavidW
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Don’t understand the remodel, tables more crowded and even louder then before, add kitchen noise post remodel and wonder what was accomplished

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LAuraw
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Pretentious ambiance for a restaurants serving burgers and flatbreads. Our server was excellent for the conditions, but tables were crammed together and didn’t allow for much privacy

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MarcieJ
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Although they advertised that they were participating in restaurant week, when we got there, we were told they were not. We ordered and received very average hamburgers in a loud room. Totally not worth the price!
A dissapointment

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vipWayne
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sigi did a great job as our server. She was very accommodating with our group.

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vipAshleyH
Dallas
36 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Buttermilk chicken incredible!

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Tessa
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is a good place for dinner - we were staying at Sonnenalp so it was a logical choice. We made reservations ahead as we were strongly advised to and were glad we did. We had a nice table for 2 inside and our meals were delicious (I had the trout and my husband had pizza.) Our drinks were good, too. Just hoped for a little bit of a "nicer "ambiance; there really isn't any. It was nicer outside than in but it was cool on the patio.

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vipErinK83
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the burgers, as usual. But we requested an outdoor table and were told none were available even though we saw several open. So we assumed it was due to server coverage area. However our server Sadie was also covering outdoor tables. We asked to be moved and she happily obliged. We appreciated the quick and friendly service she provided!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GreaT service!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Last night was a big disappointment and the first time in many years of enjoying this restaurant on a regular basis that we had a terrible experience. It began with 4 intoxicated people at the bar whose conversations dominated the restaurant. It felt like a total bar scene last night which is not usually the case. Then our waiter ended up giving us the wrong check but we caught his mistake and after 10 mins got the correct check. Normally I rate this restaurant 5 stars but last night was the worst. I wish the management team would address people at the bar who were deafening all of us who sat around them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prawns were amazing. The trout was very good too. Good german beer

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JMHOW
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the chicken sandwich and my husband had steak and a Caesar salad. Everything was wonderful, including the service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service ! Love the outdoor patio!

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flash
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always great to sit our doors at Bully Ranch. Good food and outstanding service! Our wait person was really attentive and helpful (do not recall her name but she is from Manila).

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vipPilatesdiner
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As requested, we were seated on the patio and had a cozy table for four in a lovely spot under aspen trees. Siggy, our waitress, was very attentive and enthusiastic and made several recommendations from the menu. The nachos were a great starter we all enjoyed our beer and cocktails. We’d heard that the burgers were great so we kept it simple and each had a really great burger. The truffle tots, Caesar salad, & broccolini sides were all tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

More casual than we had expected but still good!

PJ
PeterJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly the best burgers in the valley! Great boomer watching too.

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BarbaraB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Sigi, was terrific. She did a great job and had an engaging personality.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Coziest place in vail village to grab a bite or a drink . Always a great experience !

FAQs

Bully Ranch offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 479-5460.

Bully Ranch is rated 4.5 stars by 248 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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