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Juniper Valley Ranch

South Highway 115, Colorado Springs, CO - (719) 576-0741
In a region where most culinary highlights are four-alarm hot or cowpoke-crude, here is a place to sit down with a serene meal of skillet fried chicken or baked ham with hot biscuits and apple butter. Help yourself to seconds and thirds ... but be sure to call ahead for reservations (open only in the summer).
82% Approval Rating (17 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Apple Butter & Biscuits
Cole Slaw
Cherry Cider
Butterscotch Sundae
riced potatoes
Okra Casserole
fried chicken
Consomme
Baked Ham

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (3)
Roadfood.com Editor
" A low-slung adobe house on the old road to Canyon City, open only in the summer, only for dinner Wednesday through Saturday, as well as Sunday afternoon, and only if you have a reservation in advance (generally three to four days in advance), Juniper Valley Ranch ..."   [Read More]
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Lisa Vicek
December 19, 2005
"This used to be a favorite of ours when the previous generation ran the retaurant. You would make a reservation and show up at that time for a wonderful family style dinner of ham or chicken with a chicken broth starter with two Cheez-It crackers on the side. Your ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

South Highway 115, Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 576-0741

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Summer, Spring
Meals Served:No Data
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Thick-cut and lean, the ham is a must eat here.
"Thick-cut and lean, the ham is a must eat here."
Cliff Strutz





Dessert comes with your dinner, but since they all sounded so good, we paid extra to get all three.  The peppermint ice cream and chocolate brownie pudding were very good, but we both preferred the butterscotch sundae with the homemade sauce.
"Dessert comes with your dinner, but since they all sounded so good, we paid extra to get all three. The peppermint ice cream and chocolate brownie pudding were very good, but we both preferred the butterscotch sundae with the homemade sauce."
Cliff Strutz


I was so convinced the riced potatoes were simply rice, I asked our waitress why we didn't receive our mashed potatoes.
"I was so convinced the riced potatoes were simply rice, I asked our waitress why we didn't receive our mashed potatoes."
Cliff Strutz


The hot, straight-from-the-oven biscuits were the perfect conduit for eating the cinnamony apple butter.
"The hot, straight-from-the-oven biscuits were the perfect conduit for eating the cinnamony apple butter."
Cliff Strutz


The okra casserole contains green beans, tomatoes, celery, okra, and rice.  Plenty of black pepper gave it some heat.
"The okra casserole contains green beans, tomatoes, celery, okra, and rice. Plenty of black pepper gave it some heat. "
Cliff Strutz


The cherry cider is served ultra-cold and grabbed our taste buds' attention immediately!
"The cherry cider is served ultra-cold and grabbed our taste buds' attention immediately!"
Cliff Strutz


With a thin, brittle crust and juicy meat, the fried chicken was clearly the best thing on the table.
"With a thin, brittle crust and juicy meat, the fried chicken was clearly the best thing on the table."
Cliff Strutz


The finely chopped cole slaw was both sweet and tart.
"The finely chopped cole slaw was both sweet and tart."
Cliff Strutz


To start your meal, you get the choice of either consomme or cherry cider.  The consomme tasted heavily of curry.
"To start your meal, you get the choice of either consomme or cherry cider. The consomme tasted heavily of curry."
Cliff Strutz


When I expressed interest in the process of making riced potatoes, our waitress Tricia brought out a tool, known as a ricer, for us to see.
"When I expressed interest in the process of making riced potatoes, our waitress Tricia brought out a tool, known as a ricer, for us to see."
Cliff Strutz


Juniper Valley Ranch has multiple dining rooms; each is small and intimate.
"Juniper Valley Ranch has multiple dining rooms; each is small and intimate."
Cliff Strutz


It's not much to look at; inside, the tables are mismatched and the chairs wobble; but we guarantee a good country meal you won't soon forget.
"It's not much to look at; inside, the tables are mismatched and the chairs wobble; but we guarantee a good country meal you won't soon forget. "
Michael Stern


This drawing has been used on the front of the Juniper Valley Ranch menu for many years.
"This drawing has been used on the front of the Juniper Valley Ranch menu for many years."
Michael Stern


Behind the juniper and skunk brunch is the little red mud house in which you dine!
"Behind the juniper and skunk brunch is the little red mud house in which you dine!"
Michael Stern



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