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Bully Ranch

4.5
172 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 172 people are saying
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephanieM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Bully Ranch has always been a staple in Vail dining. However, it definitely disappointed us this time around since we decided to go there for lunch during Easter. The food was terrible and they were severely understaffed. I found it helpful, but odd the hostess had to remind us about that. The ambiance was pretty, but outdoor patio was in the shade so it was cold sitting outside. I would suggest putting heaters out there at least until it warms up more. If they weren't understaffed it would have been a better experience.

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AlyssaT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A delicious meal overall. The Caesar salad was perfect - as was the burger and the wild boar stew. The chicken soup left was just okay. Service was lovely and we’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waters wasn’t

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great Bavarian look and feel combined with Western style food

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KimRN
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for families. Good kids' menu. Good appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

La persona q da las mesas muy grosera. Hice una reservación a las 4:00 pm, con 2 semanas de anticipación y llegando me dijo q la reservación era a las 2:00 pm y q no me podían dar mesa. Nos trataron muy mal y era mentira q habíamos cambiado la reservación ya q fue American Express quien la hizo son unas personas prepotentes, mentirosas y groseras.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers! Took us right when we arrived for our reservation

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipMichelleR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hostess was extremely rude. Otherwise service and food were great!

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tracyf
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Hostess was unfortunately very rude when we walked in we were placed at a table right by the front door asked repeatedly to be moved and was ignored and when I asked again she got very angry you could see she was overwhelmed but she could have been nicer food was excellent

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vipAskUncleDave
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food in a nice hotel environment. Had to valet which was a good experience as well. Post snowmobile lunch for father and son. It worked out great!

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vipGraceS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Delicious burgers, elk nachos and pretzels. Fish tacos were overly salty.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and good service. Food was so-so. Artichoke dip was good but two burgers we ordered weren't cooked how we requested and lacked taste. They do a nice job with the visuals of the food when it comes out but unfortunately looks were deceiving. Not bad... decent place in a pinch but expect a lot more from a $22 burger. I would have still been disappointed if it was $10.

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Kathy
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hamburgers in town! Truffle tots are exceptional and unique. This is one place on our list every year to visit when on Vail!

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Jan4
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Wine offering was quite limited. Unfortunately, there was a table with loud kids and adults near us. That really changes the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best burgers in Vail! Great salads and desserts as well. A Vail must!

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JayS
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place

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LarryP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, food, ambiance all very solid. I forgot my credit card and it was secured. I have been 3 times and would come again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love bully ranch

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RonaldT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service was fast and efficient.

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wayneM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always good food, valet parking the village. Beautiful hotel and restaurant(s).

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vipGabrielaA
Mexico City
16 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The host is so rude , not a single smile from her! Bad experience

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vipouttolunch
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trout, pulled pork sandwich, ribs & pretzel were delicious! Great service, fun atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent old fashioned. Kind waiter. The salmon was overdone

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vipBeauB
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brett and Diego provided excellent service. Food is great!

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JenniferF
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Bourbon Bully Ranch burger was excellent. The salads were so-so, not the best Caesar I have ever had, and we didn't care for the Green Goddess wedge. The truffle tater tots we got with the burger were very good.

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vipHankS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was everything we expected from the bully ranch

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a cool environment

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WilliamA
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My entree was cold. Appetizers were great as well as the soup

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vipDebbieM
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our salad was frozen and burgers were mediocre at best. Tater tots and nachos were good.

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Elizabeth
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pretzels and tater tots! Buffalo burger was great!

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JeffC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this restaurant. It was one of the best hamburgers I’ve ever had!

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vipcInwe
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service ! We always love it

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vipMark
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Fast service and super nice staff. We went back during our trip!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food is just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty buffalo burger

Wonderful kale salad

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ElizabethB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Western and mountain atmosphere, popular place in the classic and lovely Sonnenalp Hotel. We were lucky to get reservations on a Saturday night! Hosts texted to confirm and to tell us our table was ready earlt, which was very helpful. Portions were really generous. Beef wrapped in lettuce was wonderful albeit a little confusing figuring out how to eat it. Nice salads and light fare on the menu as well as hearty burgers.

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VisitingDiner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First night of family vacation in Vail. Giant pretzel with dipping sauces was delicious. Didn't love the artichoke dip, but we ate it. Burgers were fantastic, and truffle tots were also a big hit. Thank God I cut my chicken sandwich in half, because it was undercooked and still pink/raw in the center. The owner was extremely apologetic and immediately spoke to the kitchen; they got it right the second time and he took it off the bill. The restaurant was awfully warm, although we were seated very near the open kitchen. Still a fun night, which everyone enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was hot as hell in the restaurant. Food was great and great service.

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 172 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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