Juniper Valley Ranch

Juniper Valley Ranch

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Hours
Sun
1:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Fri
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sat
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
₱705.00 – ₱2,351.00
CUISINES
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
features
Does this restaurant offer highchairs for toddlers?
About
Juniper Valley Ranch opened its doors in 1951 and serves fried chicken and comfort food country in a rustic adobe home on a real working ranch. Dinners are served family style with a choice of fried chicken or baked ham (plus chicken fried steak on Friday nights and Nashville Hot Chicken on Thursdays and Sundays). Everything is made from scratch daily and meals include an appetizer and seasonal dessert. 5 Generations of the Parker family have ran the restaurant and in 2021 the establishment will celebrate its 70th year of operation. It is a favorite among locals and travelers alike. reservations are strongly recommended by calling ahead.
PRICE RANGE
₱705.00 – ₱2,351.00
CUISINES
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles110 reviews
Excellent
64
Very good
26
Average
9
Poor
5
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Karel B
Louisville9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Finally had a chance to eat here and was not disappointed. Great service, atmosphere, history and food! The apple butter was fantastic and we enjoyed the okra casserole as well. The gravy was some of the best we’ve had in a long time
Written June 15, 2024
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Cindy R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 friends
We had the fried chicken as our entree and it was the best I have had since my grandmother prepared her own on the farm. The soup for appetizer was a surprising delight and the apple butter was liberal with cinnamon. I make my own and it was better than mine. The experience topped off a wonderful vacation!
Written June 14, 2024
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Caroline P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
It’s a family tradition to go on special occasions. My husband is from the South and the food reminds him from back home! The food is down home cookin, the service & atmosphere great! A must visit
Written May 12, 2024
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Joe K
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 family
Expect frendly, fast service and great homestyle cooking here. Our table was filled quickly with freshly fried chicken and hearty sides. On Sundays they also offer Nashville-style chicken, and the staff is happy to bring more if you ask for it. The multiple low-ceilinged rooms provide an authentic Old West feel while enjoying a filling family-style meal.
Written September 10, 2023
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Sarah M
65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 none
Waitress Miranda saved the day (and a bad review!) We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation, but sat for 15 minutes before we were acknowledged again. In fact, we were gathering things to leave when she showed up and explained there was some confusion on who was supposed to be taking care of us. Glad it worked out because it was our best meal in CO Springs. The skillet fried chicken reminded me of sitting at grandma's table when I was young. Definitely go if you have a chance!
Written May 30, 2023
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suz999
65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 solo
Do you love The Wild West ? Do you treasure log cabins ? Do you value unique restaurants and great home-cooked type food ? Then this is the place for you ! Check out there website for details on what 2 selections are offered ! It is one of my favorite restaurants in southern Colorado ! Check it out ! I don’t think you will be disappointed! ! ( plan on at least $ 25.00’ minimum per person !)
Written September 18, 2022
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Navigate265311
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
This was our first time to Juniper Valley Ranch and we were very pleased with the service and food. We will definitely go back, as well as recommend it to all of our guests in our VRBO/Airbnb.
Written June 12, 2022
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James W
6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
Some of the worst food my Wife and I have had in over 30 + years of being station in Colorado Springs. We were hoping that this places would good like some of the write ups said . To all my MILITARY brothers and sisters just drive on by an go to Quincy's in Florence. It's a nice drive and the food is Superior to this place. We were so hoping for a new place to eat. If you like German food go to Uwes The woman that took care of us was very nice It's not her fault that the food is subpar. The chicken fried steak was so hot it made my wife sick to her stomach. If you are in Oklahoma or have being station in Oklahoma go to the Chuck House or the Del Rancho and you will know what we are talking about.
Written December 8, 2021
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Bert B
Colorado Springs15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
I took the time (a waste of my time) to read the four (count them, a mere four) bad reviews. Frankly, I was stunned. I can only conclude these reviewers are simply not familiar with pan-fried chicken...the way grandmas on ranches in the American West for generations have been making it). This technique is far different than the pressure-cooker, KFC-prepared "fried chicken" and, frankly is far and away superior IMO. I have quite literally been eating Juniper Valley fried chicken since the year they opened. Yep, I was 5 years old then. In the interceding 68 years, I have eaten a lot of fried chicken in a lot of venues, and as a true "expert" on pan-fried chicken I say without reservation this is the BEST I have ever had (apologies to my wife who makes wonderful fired chicken). The home-made gravy is exquisite, perfect. The ochra is wonderful (I do not like ochra). One cumudgeonly complaint that the curry "soup" was watery...to that person I say "PAY ATTENTION"...it is a consume', NOT a soup, and it tastes delightful. The coleslaw is a perfect accompaniment and I always have two servings. Price? VERY reasonable particularly considering this is "family style" and the refills never stop...you can eating until you explode...all for one small price. If that doesn't satisfy your stingy personality, then I suggest going only to Country Coral only for all future meals. Here's a clue to any of you doubters...Juniper Valley has been in business for SEVENTY YEARS! Hello? Perhaps that is adequate proof of the wonderful dinners they have served unchanged for SEVENTY YEARS. Yes, their fried chicken is the BEST I have ever eaten. I will continue to dine here until I cannot crawl into the restaurant...then I will order out the chicken dinners.
Written April 25, 2021
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Casey H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
We were camping at the campground just up the road. We stopped in without a reservation at 5 p.m. We didn't know reservations were required. They made an exception to seat our family at 7:30. They close at 8 pm. We took a drive and upon returning at 7:30 were seated immediately. The staff was very friendly and kind. The Cheez-Its have historical significance. The cherry cider drink was sweet and refreshing. The meal was served in glass dishes and platters. The table setting was just lovely. My family loves the idea of fancy Sunday dinners, and after so many fast, on-the-go meals while camping this hot meal was thoroughly enjoyed. The fried chicken was fantastic. So was the chicken fried steak. Dessert is included, but the homemade pies costs extra. We were given dinner mints to feed the horses on property. The kids loved that! We were also handed a complimentary jar of their homemade apple butter as we exited. We left with full bellies, smiling faces and unique memories of the building, meal and the kindness extended to us from start to finish.
Written July 19, 2020
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prestond53
Thank you so much for joining us and for your sweet review - it made our day! Hope you come back sometime.
Written July 20, 2020
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Rick S
Greenwood Village29 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
I’d been wanting to try this place for some time. I heard that this was the best fried chicken in Colorado. I couldn’t drive by without stopping. Unfortunately, there was no available dining, but we were offered carry out. No problem we’ll just have a picnic instead. Then we realized were not given utensils or napkins. Kind of hard to eat without them. Forty plus dollars for 2 chicken dinners for goodness sakes throw in some disposable cutlery and napkins. Your venue is 15 miles out of town! We were given a small serving of cherry cider in a plastic food container with four Cheez-Its on the side. The chicken was very small and the flavor was just ok. It felt like a bad value. The vegetable was a bizarre okra-type succotash with no flavor other than overwhelming pepper. Barely edible. The biscuits were dry, the potatoes were bland, and the coleslaw was underwhelming. The cinnamon applesauce, unlike the other sides, was delicious. The dessert, which was included, was the brownie pudding. It was uninspired but not terrible. Perhaps it would have been more enjoyable with a fork. I’d hope the dine-in experience is better. They seem to be living off there past reputation. I hope they re evaluate their operation as they need ramp up their quality to provide a good value.
Written July 18, 2020
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prestond53
Sorry you didn’t enjoy your experience. We had cutlery available, all you had to do was ask for it.
Written July 20, 2020
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Greg F
Colorado Springs18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
A wonderful experience south of Colorado Springs for delicious fried chicken and/or ham. Old, old family house with family still preparing all the food. very limited menu but if you like fried chicken, you can't beat it in Colorado Springs!! Whipped potatoes, okra, home made rolls with apple butter---delicious plus numerous homemade desserts Outstanding
Written November 3, 2019
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Icarus4335
Colorado Springs778 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 none
The restaurant is in an old adobe home, and the meal is served family style (they bring out plates/bowls that everyone at the table shares). The chicken was flavorful and moist, but for me, it was a little too heavily fried. If you like country/southern fried chicken, you will probably like it more. The buttermilk biscuits were fantastic, as was the country gravy. Some of the other sides and appetizers were a little weird though. It's $22 per person, which is fair considering the amount of food you get. The service was fast and friendly.
Written September 29, 2019
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Kevin B
Denver740 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 family
The chicken and biscuits were phenomenal. Especially the apple butter with the biscuit. The other sides were a bit bland though. Overall great value as we got a couple refills on the chicken. Quick service as well.
Written September 28, 2019
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prestond53
Thanks for your thoughtful review!
Written June 2, 2020
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Kathy L
Prior Lake490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 none
My son had heard a lot about this place and we made reservations. (you will want to make reservations as they have become so popular it is difficult to do a walk in.) We all ordered the chicken and my son and I both commented on how small the chickens were. But they were cooked well. Riced potatoes and gravy and biscuits were excellent. Appetizer was chicken curry soup with two cheese its (not kidding, it made us laugh), and it was very good. Slaw was good. We aren't okra fans, so skipped the okra. Took dessert home for the next day as I just couldn't eat another bite. If you aren't familiar with the menu or restaurant, here is more information. The primary seating times are 5:30; 6:30 and 7:30. You don't need to arrive early as they won't seat you until your reservation time. So it is a mass exodus of people and they clean the tables and seat the next group. They are only open Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Everything is served family style and all food comes out promptly. You can ask for refills. There is a limited beer and wine list and a small cocktail selection. You can take leftovers home. Meal comes with choice of appetizer; ham or chicken (Friday nights they have chicken fried steak as well); and sides as well as desserts or if you pay a bit more, premium desserts. It is a fun experience and worth the drive. Would have given them a five star if the chickens hadn't been on a diet.
Written September 18, 2019
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