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Old Blinking Light

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9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 (Highlands Ranch Parkway)
+1 303-346-9797
11:30 - 10:00
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Sun 11:30 - 08:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 09:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 10:00
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Highlands Ranch
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for a Salad at lunch today. Had the strawberry & mango salad with Salmon. The Salmon is amazing. Caitlyn was great and recommended the Salmon medium rare as it is Sashimi grade. It could not have been better. Thanks Caitlyn and thanks again OBL. You're the best!

Thank mdplacido
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like New Mexico flavors, and I do, then you should try the Old Blinking Light (OBL) in Highlands Ranch CO. OBL makes some of the best taquitoes anywhere, the burgers are juicy served with hand cut fries. The guacamole is fresh made and the chili rubbed salmon is one of my favorites. They also make a darn good... More 

Thank denisolet
Parker, Colorado
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is great, the food is great, the beverages are great, the service was a bit slow, but good. Overall this is definitely a place worth visiting when in Parker, CO.

Thank Dwayne A
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Old Blinking Light is one of our family's favorite places to eat. We have found the food delicious and varied, the service excellent, and the ambiance very good. If We have a problem, it is that the restaurant is so good it is a little crowded on the week ends.

Thank pasfarda
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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181 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

It's the best happy hour food because it is tasty, plentiful, and inexpensive. Truffle fries too die for at $4. Nice sized tasty burger with fries for $8. Sliders, small pizza, much more.

Thank John H
Boulder, Colorado
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Do not understand all the hype about this restaurant and astonished by the number of patrons waiting for a table. The food was nothing special and the space acoustically too noisy. Our first time with local friends. Wait was a half hour with reservations. Fish & chips was a little bit of fish and a whole lot of french fries!... More 

Thank BldrDude
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit, great choice. We had a family of 7 for Christmas Eve. The restaurant was beautiful, it is in strip mall but does not resemble that on the inside. The wait staff was excellent. We will visit again when in Littleton.

Thank M L
Tampa, Florida
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187 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Nice local spot. Not sure if it's a chain or whatever but it wouldn't surprise me if so. Service at the bar was good. Food was really good too. Nothing really outstanding about the place but pretty nice all the way around.

Thank mjenks8
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and high-quality ingredients. Love the fire pit and the happy hour food. Really miss Jenny and Tino, but the rest of the staff is great too.

Thank Coloradoo
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Our party of 5 had 4 different lunch entrees, and each was very good. The bacon mac and cheese, and butternut squash bisque were especially noteworthy. Service was also very good. Although prices ran a tad high, overall we got a decent value, with enough food for leftovers. We agreed we would definitely return.

Thank UTrippin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Mexican, American, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 08:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
    (Highlands Ranch Parkway)
  • Public Transportation: RTD bus route has multiple transits that will get you 200 yards from the restaurant. The stop will be the town center in Highlands Ranch.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Highlands Ranch
  • Phone Number: +1 303-346-9797
Whether you are looking for a relaxing lunch, family-friendly dinner or night out to enjoy excellent margaritas, the Old Blinking Light welcomes you! Influenced by a Taos, NM background, the superb menu offers a wide range of fresh flavors and tastes. American food with a Southwest soul!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?