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Old Blinking Light

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$$ - $$$
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9344 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129-2711 (Highlands Ranch Parkway)
+1 303-346-9797
11:30 - 09:00
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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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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I wanted to try this place out because it's right next door to Crave where we always go to. When we got to the restaurant the hostess made us feel like we were in the wrong place. She didn't greet us, just looked at us like "what do you want?" The place looks very pretentious and not... More 

Thank Melanie L
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

OBL has a great happy hour - always lively, great drink prices, including Sonoma wines for $4 a glass, and great apps, burgers, dips and flatbreads!

Thank Mary M
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We happened up on this place and what a treat. The portions are huge and the value is great. We ordered burgers, nachos, and quesadillas. Service was great and the food was good. I looked around st the other tables dishes and they ALL looked good!

Thank Ericka B
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We always enjoy this place. The food is stellar and the portions are huge. We almost always bring some home for a second meal. We like a nice tart Margarita and the ones at OBL are lovely.

Thank Deborah S
Denver, Colorado
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150 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Walked in without a reservation and ate lunch at the bar on a Saturday afternoon. Very attentive service in a beautifully designed space. Ordered the duck tacos and was unimpressed. The tacos were served at room temperature, the meat was overcooked and dry, and none of the tacos had any flavor (they were in serious need of seasoning and some... More 

Thank JHugener
Boone, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Had a business meeting and the food was well prepared and unique. From appetizers to main dishes were all great.

Thank Ken J
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love the fillet mignon with one of their red wines (I like to try a variety of reds depending on my mood). Never been disappointed. Good ambience, plenty of bar seating but the fire pit/table on patio is my favorite for relaxing summer evenings.

Thank Heidi D
1 review
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The Old Blinking Light has become our second kitchen. We love the food and staff at this unique south-western flair american restaurant. From the bussers to the owners of this fine restaurant you're treated like royalty, and the food is delicious. So many delicious options on the menu. Especially love the strip steak and sweet potato fries. Delish!

Thank Bryan K
Highlands Ranch
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Mexican, American, Bar, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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 80129-2711
    (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?