Colorado’s Favorite Fried Chicken & Country Dinners!
“This well hidden eatery is a flavorful find! Even though Juniper Valley Ranch is out in the country and does nearly no advertising, reservations are highly recommended. The food is legendary with locals.”– Country Discovery Magazine
We’re open April 3 until November 30, 2015 – our 64th year!
Awesome!!! Always good food and great service and the place is so unique. A warning though, you need to make reservations in advance. They only seat people every half hour and they are usually booked, especially on Sundays.
Elaine S., via Google
We’ve been here many times through the years. The fried chicken is some of the best I’ve ever had. The pieces are smaller than what you buy at the grocery store. They are good. Love the gravy, riced potatoes, okra casserole, biscuits etc….
Always friendly, and worth the trip.
Bring your friends to JVR, instead of the corporate chain restaurants. The food is fresh, the place is clean. The food is great, and unique.
Roscoe S., via Yelp
Juniper Valley is a gem to Colorado Springs. I’ve grown up eating here and love it. It’s simple, delicious and quaint. They are always busy, so reservations are a must. This is a family owned and operated restaurant through multiple generations and it shows. They treat and feed their customers well. Nice people, great establishment. Have not been able to find friend chicken this good anywhere else in the country.
Live in Dallas now and every time I come up to Colorado, I pay a visit.
Jen C., via Yelp
First went here last Summer (2010) and thought it was outstanding, so we returned with the family last night. The place is even more appealing with fireplaces roaring! We were seated promptly, served drinks, and our orders came out quickly. As before, the dishes were wonderful, whether you chose ham or chicken…this remains the best fried chicken I’ve EVER had outside my mom’s house, and the accompanying side dishes were very good. The family raves about the biscuits, gravy and apple butter. It’s one of those rare places where history, good food, and happy kids gather….my grand kids love the food and refer to it as that “grandmother kind of place”….obviously, we’re building the next generation of return customers!
Jim N., via Yelp
I don’t know how many times I’ve driven past this incredible restaurant. It is in an unassuming little cabin off the side of Hwy 115. I’d never even heard of it until my fiance and her family took me there one day for the all you can eat fried chicken. The food was sooo sooo good! Chicken, okra, biscuits, apple butter, mashed potatoes, gravy. Dang.
They aren’t open year-round because they are in this old home. Check to make sure they are open before you venture down there.
I can’t wait to take my family to Juniper Valley Ranch when (or if) they visit me.
Tim K., via Yelp
WOW!!! We LOVED this place!!!! The drive out to Juniper isn’t long – 20-30 minutes from most parts of the Springs and it’s a very pretty drive. Just use your GPS or pay attention to the directions on their website so you don’t pass it. The food was WONDERFUL! You get two choices of an entree – fried chicken (which is what they’re most known for) or ham – then all of the sides are served family style with some choices (not many but who needs a lot of choices when what they serve is so excellent!?) My fried chicken was to die for – it was the real deal, home made! My husband loved his ham. All of the sides are homemade and we loved them all (consumme soup, cider,coleslaw, okra, biscuits with apple butter, and more…)
Laura C., via Yelp
We have been visiting the restaurant for about 40 years. It is always delicious home cooked delights. The biscuits and apple butter. The wonderful Fried Chicken. The unbelievable secret consume and the best of all the chicken gravy. For desert they offer homemade butterscotch for your ice cream treat. Just remember there are only two choices on the menu Fried…
goldenbloom, via TripAdvisor
My wife and I have lived in Colorado Springs 40 years, have traveled highway 115 between Colorado Springs and Canon City an infinite number of times. Even so we had no idea the Juniper Valley Ranch Dining Room even existed. There is no large sign….they do not advertise yet have been serving the public for 62 years. We were told…
Dan G., via TripAdvisor
“Great little out-of-the way place and so worth the trip!”
I have been coming here for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. The chicken is the best! We love the accompaniments as well, especially the curried consomme’ and hot biscuits with apple butter. This visit was to celebrate a birthday and our server, Preston, went out of his way to make it special! On Fridays, chicken fried steak…
Joe M., via TripAdvisor
Love the Fried Chicken – The fried chicken is consistently the BEST! I’ve been eating it for over 50 years and it is wonderful! Just like you’d find in your grandmother’s kitchen.