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James Ranch

#11 of 66 things to do in Durango Features Animals
33800 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-7144
+1 970-385-9143
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Real food

James Ranch has some of the best meat in Colorado. We haul a big cooler full back to Boulder every... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Boulder, Colorado
How A Ranch Can Be Happy

This ranch must be visited to truly understand a true ranchers' way of life. This is an impressive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mesa, Arizona
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33800 Highway 550, Durango, CO 81301-7144
+1 970-385-9143
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Reviewed 6 days ago

James Ranch has some of the best meat in Colorado. We haul a big cooler full back to Boulder every time we come. If you want to see a fully integrated ranch, check out the tour. The people who run this place really care about...More

Thank bouldermomof2
Reviewed 1 week ago

This ranch must be visited to truly understand a true ranchers' way of life. This is an impressive family that has been doing it right for generations. The tour from Mr. James is time well spent, Grab a Burger or an inside out; the beef...More

1  Thank robdirt53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not realize it is outdoor eating until we arrived. Burgers, grilled cheese, and soup were all great. Plenty of picnic tables even on a sunny Saturday with live music. Seemed to be a lot of locals there with children, so it is obviously...More

Thank TennesseeTraveler101
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Home grown beef, chicken, cheese and I don't know what else, but it sure is good. Even something like potato salad is better than any I've ever tried. You pay a little more for the richness and the freshness of the ingredients, but OMG what...More

1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is a place frequented by residents as well as tourists because it is a wonderful setting and offers great food Take the kids and plan on walking around before dinner This is a working ranch that offers simple but delicious food. Their hamburgers and...More

1  Thank devonwayne
Reviewed 30 March 2017

James ranch prides itself on sustainable farming practices. Each part of the extended family specializes in different aspect of raising special food. Beef, dairy, chickens and green produce

Thank Otis K
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We went to the James Ranch to eat but didn't get to because the cook was sick...but they gave us a coupon for when we come back to durango...it is beautiful there and i am anxious to go back in the summer and tour it...we...More

1  Thank jimtam
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We've been to James Ranch for lunch a few times. They have locally grown beef and they are known for their burgers and melts. My family loves them. I love their veggie burger, which is grilled vegetables on a brioche bun with melted cheese. Yummy!...More

2  Thank L2Y261
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Best quality meat ever. I had a burger and a bowl of chili topped off with thier home made pumpkin spice ice cream.

Thank david s
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Having lunch outdoors at James Ranch has become so popular that they have had to expand the kitchen. Best grilled cheese sandwich ever...made with their own cheese. Their organic farming methods are actually fascinating so take the wagon tour if you can. Little store there...More

Thank MarieHouston
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