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Note: in 1988 a Summer Guide was published for the Wet Mountain Tribune and the Greenhorn Valley News. Listed below are the entries for the Greenhorn Valley Restaurants.
Colorado City Clubhouse Restaurant and Lounge, Hollydot Golf Course
Owner: Mary Lou Gallegos
The restaurant serves American dishes and steaks. A buffet is available on Sundays and all-you-can-eat Mexican food is featured on Tuesdays. Fridays are fish nights. Senior citizens receive a 10 percent discount in the dining room.
Rye Country Café, Oak Street
Owner: Dave Harmon
Good home-cooked food is featured at the only restaurant in Rye. Mexican food is a specialty and daily specials are served. A Sunday buffet is featured, and on Friday nights, there’s an all-you-can-eat Mexican combination plate.
Greenhorn Mountain Resort, Hotel at Highway 165 and I-25
Owner: Ken and Poll Manley
Fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere is what you’ll find here. Only fresh meat and vegetables are used in cooking and all steaks are cut and cooked to order. Delicious homemade soups are among the specialties. The bar has a snack menu available.
Lake Isabel Lodge, San Isabel
Owner: Charles and Pauline Hogue
Located in beautiful San Isabel, the lodge offers family dining with a wide variety of food.
Loaf and Jug, Colorado City
Manager: Claude Brock
This convenience store offers freshly made pizzas to go as well as deli and picnic items.
Ol’Zan’s Place, Colorado City
No owner listed
Named after a character in an old western legend, this restaurant provides a relaxed atmosphere in the bar and dining room. Ol’Zan’s specializes in outstanding prepard-to-order meals such as Cordon blue, New York and top sirloin steaks, stuffed pork chops, pan fried chicken and catfish, Mexican dishes and specials.
Pat’s Place, Highway 165 and I-25
Owner: Pat Mason
Conveniently located right off I-25, this café is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, specializing in home-cooked food. Daily lunch special are offered and breakfast is served all day.
Pine Lodge, San Isabel
Owner: David Harmon
The Pine Lodge specializes in homemade Mexican-American food.
Road Runner, I-25 and Exit 74
Owner: Gail and Dan Naumann
The Road Runner along I-25 just off Exit 74 features a complete breakfast served from 7am to9pm. Deli sandwiches, fresh ice cream and groceries are also offered.
Scandia Restaurant and Lounge, south of Colorado City
Owners: The Kollerup family
Scandinavian food specialties highlight this restaurant. An American menu is offered as well. Swedish pork loin, Swedish meatballs, and prime rib are only a small sample of the items offered on the menu. A fresh salad bar and homemade desserts are featured as well.