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Old Blinking Light

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$$ - $$$
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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, Colorado
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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180 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 weeks ago 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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173 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Too bad cause this restaurant is very nice atmosphere but thats where it stops. The menu seems to try and be southwestern/mexican but doesn't hit the mark. Food is overpriced and the options are few. Would like to see more options for apps and for meals.

Thank DG1613
Nathrop, Colorado
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Lunch with family. The pumpkin soup was very good. Good wine. Strawberry salad was ok. Quick and friendly service.

Thank Monica1049
Coventry, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I was on town for one night on a business trip and met friends that live locally, they suggested Old Blinking Light for dinner... And I'm glad they did! Food was delicious, I had salmon and it was one of the best pieces I've had! It came with a delicious veggie side that I wish I asked for the recipe!... More 

Thank 711barbaraj

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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
USD 15 - USD 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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?