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Bully Ranch

4.4
206 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 206 people are saying
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4.4
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vipWayne
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Sigi did an outstanding job serving us! Nice atmosphere and location.

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ChristieB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courtney was very attentive and an overall great server!

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vipChris
Dallas
125 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great. Server (Sigi) was so nice and attentive. The gin and tonic drink was delicious as were the rib and flatbread entrees. The patio is one of the nicest spots in town and dog friendly.

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vipAlex
Central Coast
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vinnie was a great server - our food was fantastic….could be the best burger ever!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My husband ordered the margarita pizza and it was not hot and a bit soggy. Very disappointing.

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BrianK
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the nachos !!! You will not be disappointed !!

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vipJeff
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Waiter was good until we didn’t order booze, then he couldn’t have cared less about our table. Food was decent enough….menu is VERY limited

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Dakine5280
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and food are always exceptional and the time was more different. And ask for Sigi to serve you - she is phenomenal and adds an authentic dash of Bavaria!

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JoyH
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Wonderful trout dinner! Just wish they had brought my salad before my main course. Zack was very helpful with finding the wine we wanted. Patio table was the way to go!

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HeatherK
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It was my daughter‘s 14th birthday. We had made reservations and had to wait to be seated for quite a while. Once we were seated, we had to wait about 10 minutes for someone to come over and acknowledge us. And once we did, the server was awful. and I mean awful!
Shirley temples were $35 for four, which was ridiculous. And they automatically charged a 20% gratuity. I will never return and very disappointed in the overall experience here.

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vipLangs
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time at BR as usual - Sigi took great care of us, and food was delish!

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vipCindyC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Menu is very limited!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Long time friends get-together

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Wine wasn’t chilled. Food was pretty tasteless.

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vipJimF
Kansas City
89 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I think it is perhaps the best value in Vail. Best burgers in Vail in my opinion and other selections are great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bully Ranch was great and service was fantastic.

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HeatherC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner on their patio. Great service and great food.

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JulianaA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the NICEST, competent, patient waitresses! Sigi couldn’t have done anything more to make our group of 10 plus 3 little kids, any more special. I had made a reservation for 5 pm but the Triple Bypass race took my husband less time then he expected so Bully Ranch took us early.
We had such a nice time that we will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Here are more words to meet the word count.

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6tvlrs
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant had very high reviews so we made reservations in the way into Vail. I had the shrimp and my husband had the steak. They were average. I guess I don’t understand the high reviews.

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NoraW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere , great food and drinks. Service was great! Would definitely go there again.

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vipJillnancy
Washington DC
110 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It took 3 attempts to get one order right. The wait for lunch was ridiculously long and then the credit card machine broke. Overall not a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday was great

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Asal
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service were good. However, the menu on Open Table is different than the menu in the restaurant. PLEASE bring back the wildly popular Pretzel - the best in the Vail Valley - as well as the Spinach and Avocado dip and the Chicken Pot Pie. Also when you call the restaurant to make or confirm your reservation, the recording on the answering machine says that reservations are NOT being accepted and this obviously is not what is done or said on Open Table. It would be nice if the restaurant would bring back the very popular Pretzel, as this was just the best - and the reason that I would bring friends and family to dine with me at Bully Ranch.

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ToddW
Oklahoma City
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Bully Ranch before and it never ceases to reach our expectations! The setting on the patio was beautiful and the service was on the mark. We ordered a delicious appetizer, salad and entrée and each was delivered with excellent presentation and tasted marvelous! In spite of COVID-19 related staff shortages over this past year Bully Ranch has managed to maintain its high bar of service and quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Best patio in Vail

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brownie
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for eating in and out!

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vipPhil
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going to Bully Ranch when in Vail. They love kids so my son has a blast dining there and it can be as dressy or as casual as you would like so it’s especially great for a low key dinner and drinks but the food is as good as any of the fine dining establishments.

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vipAdeleI
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Told out of baby back ribs long after we ordered them…after received appetizer. Bill botched…both credits given but all meals charged to one card. This restaurant can do much better.

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vipKathleenSC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Stressed out wait staff. Just couldn’t quite get it together. I ordered nachos because I’ve dined at the Bully many time over the years and they’ve traditionally been hearty and excellent. These were served on a dish, as opposed to a warm skillet and had too much creamy goop drizzled all over them. Worst nachos in Vail… My husband ordered the margherita pizza. It was fit for a kid. Not terrible, just meh. Love the place, but they need to get back to where they were food-wise. Place looks nice after renovations. No major change, just spiffed up nicely. Service, well, that’s a problem everywhere nowadays. Oh and please put the fajitas back on the menu!

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vipTimB
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Solid spot in the Village

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We ate here last summer and it was spectacular. This time, we could not have been more disappointed. In particular, after ordering cocktails, we ordered a bottle of wine to have with dinner. After waiting over 30 minutes for the bottle, and our waitress reassuring us that they were retrieving it from the cellar, a “manager” approached us and asked how we were doing. When we responded that we were still waiting for a bottle of wine, she pulled a bottle of wine out from behind her back, told us that they were out of the bottle we ordered but that she was offering us a premium bottle at a lower price, albeit significantly more than the bottle we had ordered. When we told her that we did not want it, she did not even offer to bring us a wine menu or do anything else to rectify the situation. I would never eat here again!

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vipGreatness
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Horrible service. Waitress multiple times ignored us and multiple times would simple hold her finger up to tell us to wait. One of the worst service experiences I’ve ever had frankly and certainly in Vail

That said, good and drinks were very good.

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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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FAQs

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

Bully Ranch is rated 4.4 stars by 206 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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