Trail Dust Steak House

★★★☆☆
  • 7101 S Clinton St

    Englewood, CO 80112

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  • 303-790-2420

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So good. The food here is always great. I will admit it was better before the fire years ago that burnt down the restaurant, but I would definitely go back anytime!

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★★★★★

So good. The food here is always great. I will admit it was better before the fire years ago that burnt down the restaurant, but I would definitely go back anytime!

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I think my headline covers it. Trail Dust will be missed!

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★★★★☆

I think my headline covers it. Trail Dust will be missed!

Pros: Great food despite prior comments

Cons: They're closed down

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WORST SERVICE WE HAVE HAD AFTER TAKING A GROUP OF 25 PLUS TO RANGING FROM CHEYENNE,FORT COLLINS, BOULDER,NEDERLAND,LOVELAND ENGLEWOOD,THORTON,WESTMINSTER,FORT MORGAN TO NAME A FEW PLACES.
FOOD WAS NOT HOT AT ALL SOUP.AND STEAKS. HAD TO ASK FOR BEANS AND BREAD. SALAD WAS LIMP AND WARM. WE WILL DIFFENTLY NOT RETURN.
THIS WAS ON OCT 18 FOR LUNCH AND THEY WERE NOT BUSY.

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★☆☆☆☆

WORST SERVICE WE HAVE HAD AFTER TAKING A GROUP OF 25 PLUS TO RANGING FROM CHEYENNE,FORT COLLINS, BOULDER,NEDERLAND,LOVELAND ENGLEWOOD,THORTON,WESTMINSTER,FORT MORGAN TO NAME A FEW PLACES.
FOOD WAS NOT HOT AT ALL SOUP.AND STEAKS. HAD TO ASK FOR BEANS AND BREAD. SALAD WAS LIMP AND WARM. WE WILL DIFFENTLY NOT RETURN.
THIS WAS ON OCT 18 FOR LUNCH AND THEY WERE NOT BUSY.

Pros: NOT BUSY!!

Cons: FOOD AND SERVICE

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OMG! What a crappy dinner we had yesterday at the traildust in the Denver Tech Center! Our waiter must've been from MARS! After waiting an hour and 10 minutes to get our meal (there were probably 5 diners in the whole place), the waiter completely screwed up EVERYTHING! First, he spaced our salads and bread. Not ONE of our meals (there were 4 of us) was correct! He brought my son and I something that resembled prime rib when we asked for 2 grilled Sirloin steaks. The steak fries were burnt to a crisp - I kid you not! I asked the manager if she would ever have the nerve to serve these to a customer??? They brought brown gravy when we requested cream. They brought my daughter mashed potatoes when she requested steak fries. Soft drinks for $2.50?? That??s robbery ?? but don??t get me started on that! The canned music in the place was so loud you couldn??t have enjoyed your meal, even if there had been a meal to enjoy! They played the same 3 songs about 5 times while we were there ?? maybe that was because it took so long to get our food, we were there for multiple rotations of the play list! To add insult to injury, we watched as a pizza delivery guy dropped off a pizza to the kitchen crew!!! When it came to the bill, they comped us a lousy appetizer!!! For the quality of service and the substandard meal we received, they should have PAID US to eat there!! We should have taken a lesson from the kitchen staff and ordered in pizza instead of bothering to drive across town to what used to be one of our favs!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

OMG! What a crappy dinner we had yesterday at the traildust in the Denver Tech Center! Our waiter must've been from MARS! After waiting an hour and 10 minutes to get our meal (there were probably 5 diners in the whole place), the waiter completely screwed up EVERYTHING! First, he spaced our salads and bread. Not ONE of our meals (there were 4 of us) was correct! He brought my son and I something that resembled prime rib when we asked for 2 grilled Sirloin steaks. The steak fries were burnt to a crisp - I kid you not! I asked the manager if she would ever have the nerve to serve these to a customer??? They brought brown gravy when we requested cream. They brought my daughter mashed potatoes when she requested steak fries. Soft drinks for $2.50?? That??s robbery ?? but don??t get me started on that! The canned music in the place was so loud you couldn??t have enjoyed your meal, even if there had been a meal to enjoy! They played the same 3 songs about 5 times while we were there ?? maybe that was because it took so long to get our food, we were there for multiple rotations of the play list! To add insult to injury, we watched as a pizza delivery guy dropped off a pizza to the kitchen crew!!! When it came to the bill, they comped us a lousy appetizer!!! For the quality of service and the substandard meal we received, they should have PAID US to eat there!! We should have taken a lesson from the kitchen staff and ordered in pizza instead of bothering to drive across town to what used to be one of our favs!!!

Pros: There were NONE!

Cons: see below!

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My family and I went to Trail Dust on Saturday night for valentines day dinner. We made a reservation and I am so glad we did. The place was packed. We were greeted in a friendly manner, seated at our table right away. Our server, Monique , was probably the most friendliest wait person I have encountered in years, I eat out at least 2 times a week and she was awesome. I ordered the steak ribs and shrimp combination, my wife had a ribeye and my brother and his wife shared their valentines special, it had ribs, chicken,shrimp and steak. I am impressed, our food was so hot, fresh and tasty, my ribs were tender and probably the best ribs i ve ever eaten, i love ribs and will definately come back for their all you can eat rib night on sundays. My wife raved about her ribeye. We loved the atmosphere, it was loud but we expected that, we ve been to trail dust years ago and remember that theres a live band and lots of families with children playing and it was a fun time, we got up and danced and had a blast. The manager came over and talked with us, asked us about our meal and we praised them and monique. I read some of the reviews posted on here and there are 2 that just sound like the same person wanting something for free. I cant imagine that anyone could find something wrong with the ribs at this restaurant or their steaks. Ya know, i love how they cook them, i wish i could duplicate that at home, my little charcoal grill just doesnt do it,. I ve been to alot of those other chain restaurants that use gas to cook their steaks and they just dont compare to the flavor of the real mesquite that you get at this trail dust.

I would highly recommend anyone to go to the Trail Dust, but do like we did and make a reservation, seems like the must always be really busy.,

The Sharp Family

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★★★★★

My family and I went to Trail Dust on Saturday night for valentines day dinner. We made a reservation and I am so glad we did. The place was packed. We were greeted in a friendly manner, seated at our table right away. Our server, Monique , was probably the most friendliest wait person I have encountered in years, I eat out at least 2 times a week and she was awesome. I ordered the steak ribs and shrimp combination, my wife had a ribeye and my brother and his wife shared their valentines special, it had ribs, chicken,shrimp and steak. I am impressed, our food was so hot, fresh and tasty, my ribs were tender and probably the best ribs i ve ever eaten, i love ribs and will definately come back for their all you can eat rib night on sundays. My wife raved about her ribeye. We loved the atmosphere, it was loud but we expected that, we ve been to trail dust years ago and remember that theres a live band and lots of families with children playing and it was a fun time, we got up and danced and had a blast. The manager came over and talked with us, asked us about our meal and we praised them and monique. I read some of the reviews posted on here and there are 2 that just sound like the same person wanting something for free. I cant imagine that anyone could find something wrong with the ribs at this restaurant or their steaks. Ya know, i love how they cook them, i wish i could duplicate that at home, my little charcoal grill just doesnt do it,. I ve been to alot of those other chain restaurants that use gas to cook their steaks and they just dont compare to the flavor of the real mesquite that you get at this trail dust.

I would highly recommend anyone to go to the Trail Dust, but do like we did and make a reservation, seems like the must always be really busy.,

The Sharp Family

Pros: Fun great energetic atmosphere. Great food and music.

Cons: very busy so im glad i made reservations.

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My girlfriend always is telling me that i should use city search to find information about restaurants that we want to go to. She and I LOVE the Trail Dust and she called me at work this morning telling me that she was reviewing restaurants and checked out traildusts because we were there saturday night and had our valentines dinner there. She is mad, which makes me upset that anyone would find anything wrong with trail dust . Mind you , i have had bad experiences at restaurants, so yes i can understand someone could have a bad experience there, but i am just amazed that someone didnt like their ribs or their steaks. i love thier ribs and steaks and i just love the trail dust. We dont get to go very often because my girlfriend lost her job, but i have to say if i could go out once a week i would probably go to the trail dust. They have great food and i love when they have live music. The loud kids get a little annoying but once we asked to move to a quieter area and they moved us. So it made us happy. Anyway, i hope that anyone reads these reviews takes all in consideration because we love the trail dust.

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★★★★★

My girlfriend always is telling me that i should use city search to find information about restaurants that we want to go to. She and I LOVE the Trail Dust and she called me at work this morning telling me that she was reviewing restaurants and checked out traildusts because we were there saturday night and had our valentines dinner there. She is mad, which makes me upset that anyone would find anything wrong with trail dust . Mind you , i have had bad experiences at restaurants, so yes i can understand someone could have a bad experience there, but i am just amazed that someone didnt like their ribs or their steaks. i love thier ribs and steaks and i just love the trail dust. We dont get to go very often because my girlfriend lost her job, but i have to say if i could go out once a week i would probably go to the trail dust. They have great food and i love when they have live music. The loud kids get a little annoying but once we asked to move to a quieter area and they moved us. So it made us happy. Anyway, i hope that anyone reads these reviews takes all in consideration because we love the trail dust.

Pros: GREAT FOOD

Cons: We dont get to go there as much as we would like

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We waited 45 minutes for a table.Ordered are meals which came with side salads that cameout soaked in salad dressing.Could not even taste the lettuce or tomatoes,all you taste was the salad dressing.I had the ribs which where so over cooked that a chainsaw couldnt cut them.The corn on the cob was burned.my wife had a 20 dollar steak that was flat as a pan cake and had the taste of road kill.Music was so loud that you couldnt hear anything but music.I would not recommend this place.The service was outstanding from the waiter which was the only good thing about this place i can say.This place serves great dog food with outstanding service.

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★☆☆☆☆

We waited 45 minutes for a table.Ordered are meals which came with side salads that cameout soaked in salad dressing.Could not even taste the lettuce or tomatoes,all you taste was the salad dressing.I had the ribs which where so over cooked that a chainsaw couldnt cut them.The corn on the cob was burned.my wife had a 20 dollar steak that was flat as a pan cake and had the taste of road kill.Music was so loud that you couldnt hear anything but music.I would not recommend this place.The service was outstanding from the waiter which was the only good thing about this place i can say.This place serves great dog food with outstanding service.

Pros: good service

Cons: very poor food//dog food taste better than this place cooks

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We went there for dinner last night. I had the ribs and my boyfriend had a $20 steak. The ranch dressing was good. The blue cheese was terrible. It was way too loud-the music was deafening. Our entrees came with the sides switched-not a big deal. But I wanted to send the food back right away after trying to eat the ribs-they would not come apart, even with a fork and knife it was difficult. The sauce was way too salty and gross. The steak was 1/4 thick and tasteless. It was fatty and poor quality, definitely not worth $20. The fries were wilted and old. The beans were tastless. The baked potato was undercooked and still hard. We asked to speak to a manager and he offered another meal option but since NOTHING tasted good, we refused and he took care of our meal. Texas Roadhouse and Outback are much better chains and there are countless better steak restaurants in Denver-do not go here!!

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★☆☆☆☆

We went there for dinner last night. I had the ribs and my boyfriend had a $20 steak. The ranch dressing was good. The blue cheese was terrible. It was way too loud-the music was deafening. Our entrees came with the sides switched-not a big deal. But I wanted to send the food back right away after trying to eat the ribs-they would not come apart, even with a fork and knife it was difficult. The sauce was way too salty and gross. The steak was 1/4 thick and tasteless. It was fatty and poor quality, definitely not worth $20. The fries were wilted and old. The beans were tastless. The baked potato was undercooked and still hard. We asked to speak to a manager and he offered another meal option but since NOTHING tasted good, we refused and he took care of our meal. Texas Roadhouse and Outback are much better chains and there are countless better steak restaurants in Denver-do not go here!!

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The service was horrible, and so was the food. They had a special on all you can eat ribs, and they ran out at 7:00, it wasn't even that busy. The only good thing I can say is that the band and the slide was pretty fun.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service was horrible, and so was the food. They had a special on all you can eat ribs, and they ran out at 7:00, it wasn't even that busy. The only good thing I can say is that the band and the slide was pretty fun.

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We had our company party at the Trail Dust and It was Fantastic. Pricing fit right in with our budget. The sales staff was fantastic. The service was great 4 servers to attend to 52 people. The Tenderloin Filet was mouth watering, The country music band and line dancing lessons were alot of fun for the group. What a way to celebrate.

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We had our company party at the Trail Dust and It was Fantastic. Pricing fit right in with our budget. The sales staff was fantastic. The service was great 4 servers to attend to 52 people. The Tenderloin Filet was mouth watering, The country music band and line dancing lessons were alot of fun for the group. What a way to celebrate.

Pros: Sales Staff, Service, Food

Cons: Very Crowded, Make reservations

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We went looking for a casual steak dinner. We got atmoshpere that was so loud and obnoxious that we'll never return.
We were greeted promptly when we arrived and shown to our table right away. Our server was at our table right away and our food came much faster than we were expecting for being so busy.
Unlike other reviewers here we enjoyed the food very much. Our steak (the Prime Rib) was done just like we ordered it (we were there early) and other than having to ask for butter (the waiter forgot it) all the food was perfect. The portions were HUGE! My husband & I shared a meal and both left feeling very stuffed, we had no room for dessert.
However, the music was turned up way too loud. I couldn't understand how parents were subjecting their children to those levels of noise pollution. I couldn't even hear myself and certainly not the waiter. It was more tolerable when the band took a break and they just played a tape of music, but it was still loud. There were many tables on the front porch and we wished that we could have had our dinner out there, but alas those were for folks waiting for a table. :(

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★★☆☆☆

We went looking for a casual steak dinner. We got atmoshpere that was so loud and obnoxious that we'll never return.
We were greeted promptly when we arrived and shown to our table right away. Our server was at our table right away and our food came much faster than we were expecting for being so busy.
Unlike other reviewers here we enjoyed the food very much. Our steak (the Prime Rib) was done just like we ordered it (we were there early) and other than having to ask for butter (the waiter forgot it) all the food was perfect. The portions were HUGE! My husband & I shared a meal and both left feeling very stuffed, we had no room for dessert.
However, the music was turned up way too loud. I couldn't understand how parents were subjecting their children to those levels of noise pollution. I couldn't even hear myself and certainly not the waiter. It was more tolerable when the band took a break and they just played a tape of music, but it was still loud. There were many tables on the front porch and we wished that we could have had our dinner out there, but alas those were for folks waiting for a table. :(

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Group of about 25 went on a Friday night - immediate seating at 8:30, what a disaster - took about 20 mins for drink order another 30 mins for them to be served - drink given to wrong person in party (they took a drink) the waitress realized the mistake, picked it up and gave to correct person - dinner served at 10:00 (after waiting an hour) - sometimes you just don't know the difference between the cuts of meat so you just start cutting and eating, after someone realized they didn't have the correct cut the server said oh that lady to your left has yours picked the plate up and put it in front of the complaining person - mind you the person to the left had already taken at least 3 bites from the plate - needless to say the food was sent back. I ordered the prime rib rare, was served at best a well done piece - sent it back - we finally asked for manager, she informed me that the staff was pretty much trying to pull a fasty and get rid of the prime rib for the night, she said please let me get you a steak, after all our party had eaten and plates cleared (by a guy in our party) I received my steak - no taste and extremely fatty. I learned after we left that all said food was tasteless, except for the bag chicken and chicken fried steak, those got high ratings. We waited at least 25 to 35 mins for our checks - the prime rib and the wrong steak were comped. We finally left the restaurant at 11:15, almost 3 hours after arriving, completely unacceptable. Even without the poor service and questionable health code violations, the food was nothing I would return for - no flavor, no seasoning on steaks, sweet mashed potato was plain, etc. The slide was fun for all, adults included. Best advice, run away.

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★☆☆☆☆

Group of about 25 went on a Friday night - immediate seating at 8:30, what a disaster - took about 20 mins for drink order another 30 mins for them to be served - drink given to wrong person in party (they took a drink) the waitress realized the mistake, picked it up and gave to correct person - dinner served at 10:00 (after waiting an hour) - sometimes you just don't know the difference between the cuts of meat so you just start cutting and eating, after someone realized they didn't have the correct cut the server said oh that lady to your left has yours picked the plate up and put it in front of the complaining person - mind you the person to the left had already taken at least 3 bites from the plate - needless to say the food was sent back. I ordered the prime rib rare, was served at best a well done piece - sent it back - we finally asked for manager, she informed me that the staff was pretty much trying to pull a fasty and get rid of the prime rib for the night, she said please let me get you a steak, after all our party had eaten and plates cleared (by a guy in our party) I received my steak - no taste and extremely fatty. I learned after we left that all said food was tasteless, except for the bag chicken and chicken fried steak, those got high ratings. We waited at least 25 to 35 mins for our checks - the prime rib and the wrong steak were comped. We finally left the restaurant at 11:15, almost 3 hours after arriving, completely unacceptable. Even without the poor service and questionable health code violations, the food was nothing I would return for - no flavor, no seasoning on steaks, sweet mashed potato was plain, etc. The slide was fun for all, adults included. Best advice, run away.

Pros: slide

Cons: food and service

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Traildust is the red barn restaurant at Dry Creek and I-25. I took my son there for lunch on a Saturday because I had heard that they had a playground in the middle of the restaurant.

THE SLIDE
The "playground" is just a HUGE slide. There must be some sort of safety code that it is not in compliance with. It is at least two stories tall. Most slides end about a foot off the ground; this one goes all the way to the floor and ends on hardwood. The result is a really abrupt and hard stop.

THE FOOD
The food is terrible. The chili is basically stewed hamburger and kidney beans. The child's grilled chicken breast dinner had so much garlic salt on it that it was barely edible. The fries that came with the kid's dinner were soggy and cold. And the kid's dinner was $7. The jalepeno appetizer (can't remember what it's called) was not what I expected - I assumed they would be poppers - but they weren't too bad. Beware, they're very spicy!

THE ATMOSPHERE
I've got a son. I've been to lots of places for kids. I went to this place because I wanted a kid-friendly environment. This place was so kid-friendly that it was adult-repellent. It was EXTREMELY LOUD. And this was on a Saturday, with a near-empty restaurant except for one birthday party with about a dozen kids and a few random other guests. I couldn't even hear my son talk when he was sitting right beside me.

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★☆☆☆☆

Traildust is the red barn restaurant at Dry Creek and I-25. I took my son there for lunch on a Saturday because I had heard that they had a playground in the middle of the restaurant.

THE SLIDE
The "playground" is just a HUGE slide. There must be some sort of safety code that it is not in compliance with. It is at least two stories tall. Most slides end about a foot off the ground; this one goes all the way to the floor and ends on hardwood. The result is a really abrupt and hard stop.

THE FOOD
The food is terrible. The chili is basically stewed hamburger and kidney beans. The child's grilled chicken breast dinner had so much garlic salt on it that it was barely edible. The fries that came with the kid's dinner were soggy and cold. And the kid's dinner was $7. The jalepeno appetizer (can't remember what it's called) was not what I expected - I assumed they would be poppers - but they weren't too bad. Beware, they're very spicy!

THE ATMOSPHERE
I've got a son. I've been to lots of places for kids. I went to this place because I wanted a kid-friendly environment. This place was so kid-friendly that it was adult-repellent. It was EXTREMELY LOUD. And this was on a Saturday, with a near-empty restaurant except for one birthday party with about a dozen kids and a few random other guests. I couldn't even hear my son talk when he was sitting right beside me.

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My husband and I went there for our anniversary dinner last year. Never again! The food was horrible. The buffalo wings were not terribly good, but the weird thing was that we were still trying to scrub the orange stains off our hands the next day! What the heck do they put in that stuff!!?? The steak was like bad tasting cardboard. Our waiter seemed bored or depressed the whole time. Nothing stood out as a "plus" for this place. I know many families go here for the fun, kid friendly atmosphere, but I think I would prefer MacDonald's or Chuck E Cheese over this place!

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I went there for our anniversary dinner last year. Never again! The food was horrible. The buffalo wings were not terribly good, but the weird thing was that we were still trying to scrub the orange stains off our hands the next day! What the heck do they put in that stuff!!?? The steak was like bad tasting cardboard. Our waiter seemed bored or depressed the whole time. Nothing stood out as a "plus" for this place. I know many families go here for the fun, kid friendly atmosphere, but I think I would prefer MacDonald's or Chuck E Cheese over this place!

Pros: Easy to find!

Cons: You'll wish you hadn't found it!

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I don't know how anyone could give this place anything but a negative rating. The steak was so smoked and undercooked, I was better off eating the steaksauce without the steak. The mixed vegatables were left overs from someone's uneaten Kbob that was drenched in the same butter\oil concoction that the corn was floating in. I had to tackle the waiter to get the bill so we go leave and get something decent to eat somewhere else. I also had to wash my hands to get the stench of the meal off of them in a bathroom that felt like it was 20 degrees colder than the rest of the place. The children, which normally would get on my nerves ranked 2nd in my visit, missing out on first place to the exit sign.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't know how anyone could give this place anything but a negative rating. The steak was so smoked and undercooked, I was better off eating the steaksauce without the steak. The mixed vegatables were left overs from someone's uneaten Kbob that was drenched in the same butter\oil concoction that the corn was floating in. I had to tackle the waiter to get the bill so we go leave and get something decent to eat somewhere else. I also had to wash my hands to get the stench of the meal off of them in a bathroom that felt like it was 20 degrees colder than the rest of the place. The children, which normally would get on my nerves ranked 2nd in my visit, missing out on first place to the exit sign.

Pros: knowing I was leaving and never coming back

Cons: walking in and ordering

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Went with my husband and son. The atmosphere is great for kids but the food was TERRIBLE. There was not one single thing that we ordered that any one of us enjoyed. There are way too many good steak restaurants nearby. How they stay in business amazes me. We most defintely will never, ever go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went with my husband and son. The atmosphere is great for kids but the food was TERRIBLE. There was not one single thing that we ordered that any one of us enjoyed. There are way too many good steak restaurants nearby. How they stay in business amazes me. We most defintely will never, ever go back.

Pros: Not a thing

Cons: ALL the food we ordered was terrible.

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Kids LOVE this place, but they also love Casa Bonita. The food is terrible, the service is weak. A steakhouse should be able to cook a steak mid rare, mine came WELL DONE. Sent the plate back, the server brings the entire plate back including the well done steak and tells me to eat the patato so it doesn't get cold while cooking the steak, the second steak comes out very rare, I tell the waiter to box it up as I am now too mad to eat. Nothing from the waiter about taking the plate off the bill, comping a desert etc. Great slide for the kids and they love the live band, but we won't go back again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Kids LOVE this place, but they also love Casa Bonita. The food is terrible, the service is weak. A steakhouse should be able to cook a steak mid rare, mine came WELL DONE. Sent the plate back, the server brings the entire plate back including the well done steak and tells me to eat the patato so it doesn't get cold while cooking the steak, the second steak comes out very rare, I tell the waiter to box it up as I am now too mad to eat. Nothing from the waiter about taking the plate off the bill, comping a desert etc. Great slide for the kids and they love the live band, but we won't go back again.

Pros: great for kids

Cons: terrible for eating, poor service, poor management

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I had not experienced the Trail Dust in almost 15 years. My friend was having her 46th Birthday, and since her grandkids needes some entertainment .... and everyone enjoyed steak .... we came up with trying the Trail Dust in Englewood Colorado. We made a reservation and we were seated right away upon arrival. The people were friendly and able to accomodate our group of 9. Out of 9 people there were "9" of us HIGHLY disappointed in the food. Our group ordered steak, chicken and shrimp. The chicken was over-cooked and the steak was tough. Our bill came to almost $200 and it wasn't worth $20. We will never go back to the Trail Dust and we recommend you try any other steakhouse in town .... DO NOT WASTE your money or time! I wish I would have trusted the others who posted a negative review of this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had not experienced the Trail Dust in almost 15 years. My friend was having her 46th Birthday, and since her grandkids needes some entertainment .... and everyone enjoyed steak .... we came up with trying the Trail Dust in Englewood Colorado. We made a reservation and we were seated right away upon arrival. The people were friendly and able to accomodate our group of 9. Out of 9 people there were "9" of us HIGHLY disappointed in the food. Our group ordered steak, chicken and shrimp. The chicken was over-cooked and the steak was tough. Our bill came to almost $200 and it wasn't worth $20. We will never go back to the Trail Dust and we recommend you try any other steakhouse in town .... DO NOT WASTE your money or time! I wish I would have trusted the others who posted a negative review of this place.

Pros: Seated quickly with reservation

Cons: Food is horrible

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My wife and I went here for my birthday, and found it to have the worst service of any restaurant in town. I normally just read reviews, but the service was so bad that I took the initiative to sign up and write a review. I ordered the porterhouse, and the server brought out the wrong steak, so I sat there for 20 min while my wife ate. Then when I told the manager she said they were busy and it happens. We went there on a tuesday night.. Long story short, she didnt even offer us any compensation. I'm sorry but when you pay $30 a steak you expect some service. Anyway do yourself a favor and go to another steakhouse in town. I promise you'll appreciate the advise.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I went here for my birthday, and found it to have the worst service of any restaurant in town. I normally just read reviews, but the service was so bad that I took the initiative to sign up and write a review. I ordered the porterhouse, and the server brought out the wrong steak, so I sat there for 20 min while my wife ate. Then when I told the manager she said they were busy and it happens. We went there on a tuesday night.. Long story short, she didnt even offer us any compensation. I'm sorry but when you pay $30 a steak you expect some service. Anyway do yourself a favor and go to another steakhouse in town. I promise you'll appreciate the advise.

Cons: Service, Management

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Trail Dust is a great restaurant to bring the out-of-town gang that's looking for home cooking at an affordable price. (not a sushi lover's restaurant) Sit away from the slide/stage and the noise level is quite tolerable. I recommend sending the kids to the slide, ordering a cocktail and enjoying a conversation with adults. By the time the food comes out, you're relaxed and the kids are hungry. Yeah, the service is a bit slow. But what do you expect from teenagers reluctantly dressed in a Texas get-up?! That's what the cocktail is for!

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★★★★☆

Trail Dust is a great restaurant to bring the out-of-town gang that's looking for home cooking at an affordable price. (not a sushi lover's restaurant) Sit away from the slide/stage and the noise level is quite tolerable. I recommend sending the kids to the slide, ordering a cocktail and enjoying a conversation with adults. By the time the food comes out, you're relaxed and the kids are hungry. Yeah, the service is a bit slow. But what do you expect from teenagers reluctantly dressed in a Texas get-up?! That's what the cocktail is for!

Pros: kid entertainment, affordability, country music

Cons: slow service

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Despite the crowd, we were greeted within seconds of entering the Traildust Steakhouse.
We were offered a hand held "buzzer" and led to the bar area to wait our turn.
We gave our order moments later.
While enjoying our drinks the buzzer announced our table.
The expected wait of "at least 30 minutes, seemed like no more than 15.
Our friendly waitress was knowledgeable and the food was superb.
I enjoyed one of the best steaks I've had in a long time.
Big note: I like my steaks 'rare' (just slightly more than warmed up on both sides).
It is with rare exception (no pun intended) that I receive my steak cooked correctly!
I usually send the first overcooked steak back, so I was pleasantly surprised to receive just what I ordered - The First Time!
Will we return? You bet!
Will we recommend them to others? We just did!

2
★★★★★

Despite the crowd, we were greeted within seconds of entering the Traildust Steakhouse.
We were offered a hand held "buzzer" and led to the bar area to wait our turn.
We gave our order moments later.
While enjoying our drinks the buzzer announced our table.
The expected wait of "at least 30 minutes, seemed like no more than 15.
Our friendly waitress was knowledgeable and the food was superb.
I enjoyed one of the best steaks I've had in a long time.
Big note: I like my steaks 'rare' (just slightly more than warmed up on both sides).
It is with rare exception (no pun intended) that I receive my steak cooked correctly!
I usually send the first overcooked steak back, so I was pleasantly surprised to receive just what I ordered - The First Time!
Will we return? You bet!
Will we recommend them to others? We just did!

Pros: Waitstaff, Food Quality, Great to take kids

Cons: Smokers at entrance

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A group of us went there for dinner. We were excited because the place seemed to be interesting. The food was not very impressive. The chicken was too dry. The chef made a mistake on putting the steak on the plate. We told the manager, but he only said ok and left without apologizing. We asked him to come back and he thought we swapped the steak ourselves. At the end of the day, he said sorry without meaning it. It became a very unpleasant experience. If he would have been more sincere and apologize, we would have been fine. It the manager does not care about customer service, why should the customers go back?

0
★☆☆☆☆

A group of us went there for dinner. We were excited because the place seemed to be interesting. The food was not very impressive. The chicken was too dry. The chef made a mistake on putting the steak on the plate. We told the manager, but he only said ok and left without apologizing. We asked him to come back and he thought we swapped the steak ourselves. At the end of the day, he said sorry without meaning it. It became a very unpleasant experience. If he would have been more sincere and apologize, we would have been fine. It the manager does not care about customer service, why should the customers go back?

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Before about 1 year ago we used to go here all the time. Yeh it is noisy and there are a lot of kids, but I have a bunch of kids and it is great to let them get some energy out while we wait. But since about 1 year ago the menu changed slightly, the sweet potatoes are now mashed and chunked as opposed to whole the way they used to be, they also dont taste as good. The steaks which I really liked are now filled with fat and grizzle as one other review stated, I confirm that statement. I have no idea how this place gets a rating that it has. We no longer go here as the quality of the foood is just not that good and the service and wait isnt any better.

1
★★☆☆☆

Before about 1 year ago we used to go here all the time. Yeh it is noisy and there are a lot of kids, but I have a bunch of kids and it is great to let them get some energy out while we wait. But since about 1 year ago the menu changed slightly, the sweet potatoes are now mashed and chunked as opposed to whole the way they used to be, they also dont taste as good. The steaks which I really liked are now filled with fat and grizzle as one other review stated, I confirm that statement. I have no idea how this place gets a rating that it has. We no longer go here as the quality of the foood is just not that good and the service and wait isnt any better.

Pros: Great for kids, Big steaks

Cons: Food, Wait, Sevice

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Great fun Place for families with kids! It is a little noisy because of this but if you need a great change of pace from the normal restaurants you can take kids to this is the place for you! Great value for your hard earned dollar. You will not go broke feeding the whole crew. Wonderful steaks and relaxed atmosphere.

2
★★★★★

Great fun Place for families with kids! It is a little noisy because of this but if you need a great change of pace from the normal restaurants you can take kids to this is the place for you! Great value for your hard earned dollar. You will not go broke feeding the whole crew. Wonderful steaks and relaxed atmosphere.

Pros: Good food, good value, relaxed atmosphere

Cons: a little noisy

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First the good part: The ranch salad dressing is good, and the Texas Toasts that come with dinner were tasty.

Now the bad: Just imagine that 35% of the people in the place were under 10 years old. It's like the Chuck E Cheese of steak houses. Kids screeming, running, crying all around you. I guess they come here for the big slide in the middle of the restaurant. The volume level of the kids combined with the live music makes it impossible to have a conversation with the person sitting across from you. The steaks are very average, the service is confused, the sweet potatoes were terrible, the vegetable skewer was dry, the thickly battered onion rings flavorless. This place has been permanently scratched off my list. I feel sorry for the people that have to work there.

Dine at your own risk.

0
★☆☆☆☆

First the good part: The ranch salad dressing is good, and the Texas Toasts that come with dinner were tasty.

Now the bad: Just imagine that 35% of the people in the place were under 10 years old. It's like the Chuck E Cheese of steak houses. Kids screeming, running, crying all around you. I guess they come here for the big slide in the middle of the restaurant. The volume level of the kids combined with the live music makes it impossible to have a conversation with the person sitting across from you. The steaks are very average, the service is confused, the sweet potatoes were terrible, the vegetable skewer was dry, the thickly battered onion rings flavorless. This place has been permanently scratched off my list. I feel sorry for the people that have to work there.

Dine at your own risk.

Pros: Kid friendly

Cons: , Poor Food, Bad Service

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This place doesn't even have the quality of a Ponderosa! The steaks are so over priced, and were of very poor quality! We got the "special" dessert which was nothing more than an oreo cookie with a scoop of icecream and thin chocolate syrup and whipped topping! The service was slow, and not very gracious. I can't imagine EVER going back there again!

0
★☆☆☆☆

This place doesn't even have the quality of a Ponderosa! The steaks are so over priced, and were of very poor quality! We got the "special" dessert which was nothing more than an oreo cookie with a scoop of icecream and thin chocolate syrup and whipped topping! The service was slow, and not very gracious. I can't imagine EVER going back there again!

Pros: None

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I have lived in denver my whole life and eaten many many times at the Trail Dust steak house. We usually attend the Arapahoe and I-25 location. However, the last 4 times visiting their establishment, their food has been below average. My children did not even like it. And they use to love it. After our 4th chance (visit) my kids suggested we do not return for quite some time. They need to re-think their food and train their wait staff for a more timely serving. Hope they do improve, because we used to love that place.

1
★★★☆☆

I have lived in denver my whole life and eaten many many times at the Trail Dust steak house. We usually attend the Arapahoe and I-25 location. However, the last 4 times visiting their establishment, their food has been below average. My children did not even like it. And they use to love it. After our 4th chance (visit) my kids suggested we do not return for quite some time. They need to re-think their food and train their wait staff for a more timely serving. Hope they do improve, because we used to love that place.

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If you have small children, this is a great place to go and have a very good steak for a reasonable price without feeling uncomfortable because the kids are running around. The steaks are very good, excellent for the price. The ribs are even better.

2
★★★★☆

If you have small children, this is a great place to go and have a very good steak for a reasonable price without feeling uncomfortable because the kids are running around. The steaks are very good, excellent for the price. The ribs are even better.

Pros: Screaming kids OK, value, relaxed

Cons: Screaming kids OK, can be loud

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We've been going to the TrailDust B4 it burned down, twice a month. We have just had the worst steaks and service ever. We ordered prime rib & waited 20 minutes to find out that it would be ready for quite sometime, were offered a fee dessert. My new york strip steak was raw & had as much fat/gristel as there was steak. Needless to say I boxed it up to take it home to cook. Our server said she would take it off our bill & when the bill arrived she said she took off $9.00 since I was takine it home. I said I was leaving it, she went to get a manager-15 minutes later NO manager so we paid the bill, left all the food, No free dessert. We waisted 1 hour 40 minutes, left hungry. We will never go back.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We've been going to the TrailDust B4 it burned down, twice a month. We have just had the worst steaks and service ever. We ordered prime rib & waited 20 minutes to find out that it would be ready for quite sometime, were offered a fee dessert. My new york strip steak was raw & had as much fat/gristel as there was steak. Needless to say I boxed it up to take it home to cook. Our server said she would take it off our bill & when the bill arrived she said she took off $9.00 since I was takine it home. I said I was leaving it, she went to get a manager-15 minutes later NO manager so we paid the bill, left all the food, No free dessert. We waisted 1 hour 40 minutes, left hungry. We will never go back.

Cons: Bad Steaks, Poor Service

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This is a show place for out of town visitors, or after-work revelry, it's an entertainment center, but not a place to go to enjoy a good steak. I'd measure the steaks more on quantity than quality, as does the Trail Dust, itself. It serves very routine grilled steaks, the environment is uncomfortable seating, loud, and chaotic. The ambiance - imagine "summer camp chow hall" ...

1
★★★☆☆

This is a show place for out of town visitors, or after-work revelry, it's an entertainment center, but not a place to go to enjoy a good steak. I'd measure the steaks more on quantity than quality, as does the Trail Dust, itself. It serves very routine grilled steaks, the environment is uncomfortable seating, loud, and chaotic. The ambiance - imagine "summer camp chow hall" ...

Pros: fun for visitors, fun for kids, drink up !!!

Cons: mediocre steaks, loud/chaotic, overpriced

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This is not a smoke free restaurant. Service is slow from waiting for a table to being served with your order. Your food will be served in a variety of dishes from plastic to stryofoam. The steak served us was just OK with our baked potatos overcooked with a salad thrown together. Trail Dust has its strong following of customers who love the above. Out of town guest usually like it?

0
★☆☆☆☆

This is not a smoke free restaurant. Service is slow from waiting for a table to being served with your order. Your food will be served in a variety of dishes from plastic to stryofoam. The steak served us was just OK with our baked potatos overcooked with a salad thrown together. Trail Dust has its strong following of customers who love the above. Out of town guest usually like it?

Pros: Country Atmosphere

Cons: Service, Food Quality, Loud Music

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Since this place burned down and was rebuilt, the food isn't anywhere near as good. I used to look forward to going to the Traildust but now I only go if someone else suggests it and I'm out voted

1
★★★☆☆

Since this place burned down and was rebuilt, the food isn't anywhere near as good. I used to look forward to going to the Traildust but now I only go if someone else suggests it and I'm out voted

Pros: Atmosphere, music, service

Cons: food, food, food

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By far it is better, if anything taste-wise than any of the above. Also, the best value for the dollar. Can any of the other's say that in view of their high prices over Traildust?! The best service-oriented place (bend-over backwards to please the customer and bring them back)in Denver.

2
★★★★★

By far it is better, if anything taste-wise than any of the above. Also, the best value for the dollar. Can any of the other's say that in view of their high prices over Traildust?! The best service-oriented place (bend-over backwards to please the customer and bring them back)in Denver.

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You've got to try the big slide if you have kids. Also if you wear a tie, make sure it's not a good one. They'll cut it off. :)

2
★★★★★

You've got to try the big slide if you have kids. Also if you wear a tie, make sure it's not a good one. They'll cut it off. :)

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I can not believe that people that live in Denver actually consider the Trail Dust a great place to eat! It was good about 10 years ago, but has gone downhill drastically. There are so many other great places to eat steak in Denver. I encourage those who think the Trail Dust should be on the top ten list to try a real restaurant.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I can not believe that people that live in Denver actually consider the Trail Dust a great place to eat! It was good about 10 years ago, but has gone downhill drastically. There are so many other great places to eat steak in Denver. I encourage those who think the Trail Dust should be on the top ten list to try a real restaurant.

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I have found the steaks at Traildust's Englewood location to be the best value/quality combination around. They marinate all their steaks for days, and then cook them over real mesquite.

The Prime Rib is quite a good value. I actually like it much better than the DTC Broker, and the cost is quite a few bucks less.

Traildust is one of the few places where you can get Rocky Mountian Oysters left in Denver. They are not on the menu, so you have to ask for them specially.

The service can be slow when they get busy, and you often get seated next to a table of screaming kids.

2
★★★★☆

I have found the steaks at Traildust's Englewood location to be the best value/quality combination around. They marinate all their steaks for days, and then cook them over real mesquite.

The Prime Rib is quite a good value. I actually like it much better than the DTC Broker, and the cost is quite a few bucks less.

Traildust is one of the few places where you can get Rocky Mountian Oysters left in Denver. They are not on the menu, so you have to ask for them specially.

The service can be slow when they get busy, and you often get seated next to a table of screaming kids.

Pros: Good value, Good food, Rocky Mtn Oysters

Cons: Noisy, Slow Service

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What is it they say about first impressions that they are usually accurate? Okay, let's say you go to a restaurant, and it's the first time you've ever been there, what notion would first occur to you if the very first thing you saw upon entering was the hostess, forehead to hat-brim with one of the waiters, deeply engrossed in what is, obviously, a flirtatious, intimate (personal and private) conversation (oral exchange of information), standing right at the hostess station?

After you realize that you're not in a plebian nightclub, that it truly is the restaurant, your party hesitantly steps forward. When the hostess completes her "paragraph" and tears herself away from her "indiscreet" discourse, she acknowledges your presence with a glance. And the hostess whirls around to confront your party. Her facial expression and body language leave no doubt that she is quite perturbed at the interruption.

0
★☆☆☆☆

What is it they say about first impressions that they are usually accurate? Okay, let's say you go to a restaurant, and it's the first time you've ever been there, what notion would first occur to you if the very first thing you saw upon entering was the hostess, forehead to hat-brim with one of the waiters, deeply engrossed in what is, obviously, a flirtatious, intimate (personal and private) conversation (oral exchange of information), standing right at the hostess station?

After you realize that you're not in a plebian nightclub, that it truly is the restaurant, your party hesitantly steps forward. When the hostess completes her "paragraph" and tears herself away from her "indiscreet" discourse, she acknowledges your presence with a glance. And the hostess whirls around to confront your party. Her facial expression and body language leave no doubt that she is quite perturbed at the interruption.

Cons: Rude, uncaring

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When I finished eating I was stuffed with an
excellent steak. The waitstaff was outstanding.
If you want good food at a good price go there and
enjoy

2
★★★★★

When I finished eating I was stuffed with an
excellent steak. The waitstaff was outstanding.
If you want good food at a good price go there and
enjoy

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I can't believe Outback is currently rated higher. The Traildust always has a good steak without over seasoning. The service is always trying very hard. The atmosphere is very Colorado although the tie thing is a bit campy.

2
★★★★★

I can't believe Outback is currently rated higher. The Traildust always has a good steak without over seasoning. The service is always trying very hard. The atmosphere is very Colorado although the tie thing is a bit campy.

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The steaks are good and the atmosphere is unique. It is TOO LOUD!!!

1
★★★☆☆

The steaks are good and the atmosphere is unique. It is TOO LOUD!!!

Cons: Quiet the place down

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This is not some where you are able to sit and talk over your meal. It is loud and crowded. Kids running everywhere.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This is not some where you are able to sit and talk over your meal. It is loud and crowded. Kids running everywhere.

Pros: Good parking, inexpensive

Cons: Loud, poor service

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You want a real tender slab of beef, surroundings that make you happy that you're there, someplace that you can eat in peace while the kids are occupied with something other than making your meal something you're craving to end? Trail Dust can help you with this. From Chicken to a Strip that'll make your mouth water, they've got it all.

2
★★★★★

You want a real tender slab of beef, surroundings that make you happy that you're there, someplace that you can eat in peace while the kids are occupied with something other than making your meal something you're craving to end? Trail Dust can help you with this. From Chicken to a Strip that'll make your mouth water, they've got it all.

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If you are from out of town, this is the place to come for some western atmosphere and food if your budget doesn't fit The Fort. It's fantastic for kids and just really fun for a large group. Don't miss it.

2
★★★★★

If you are from out of town, this is the place to come for some western atmosphere and food if your budget doesn't fit The Fort. It's fantastic for kids and just really fun for a large group. Don't miss it.

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After eating at the Westminster location, I couldnt believe that this place is rated so well. The service was very poor, we waited at the door for 45 minutes to find the restaraunt nearly empty when we were seated. The server was too busy taking care of a group of college boys to bring a clean glass of water. The med rare steak I ordered was med/well at best, it looked dry like it sat for 15 minutes before the waitress finally brought it out. I will never reccomend this establishment!

0
★☆☆☆☆

After eating at the Westminster location, I couldnt believe that this place is rated so well. The service was very poor, we waited at the door for 45 minutes to find the restaraunt nearly empty when we were seated. The server was too busy taking care of a group of college boys to bring a clean glass of water. The med rare steak I ordered was med/well at best, it looked dry like it sat for 15 minutes before the waitress finally brought it out. I will never reccomend this establishment!

Pros: Location to Mall, Good atsmosphere, Reasonable prices

Cons: Poor service, Inconsistant food, Bad Beans

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How this place ever made it in the top 10 is a mystery to me. Although it does have its good points, a great steak isn't one of them. Granted, you might get lucky and get a fairly good steak now and then. But overall, you are more likely to get a cheap cut of meat that is grissly and not worth the price of admission. If you just want to have a cowboy atmosphere that is reminescent of a mess hall, then this is your place. Hey, the slipper slide can be fun for the tots.

1
★★★☆☆

How this place ever made it in the top 10 is a mystery to me. Although it does have its good points, a great steak isn't one of them. Granted, you might get lucky and get a fairly good steak now and then. But overall, you are more likely to get a cheap cut of meat that is grissly and not worth the price of admission. If you just want to have a cowboy atmosphere that is reminescent of a mess hall, then this is your place. Hey, the slipper slide can be fun for the tots.

Pros: parking, friendly

Cons: noisy, smoky

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I can't stand Trail Dust. I hate the way yopu have to buy the baked potato separately from the steak, half the time the waiters don't remind you of htat fact. Who can have a steak with out a baked potato. I do like the atmosphere though

1
★★★☆☆

I can't stand Trail Dust. I hate the way yopu have to buy the baked potato separately from the steak, half the time the waiters don't remind you of htat fact. Who can have a steak with out a baked potato. I do like the atmosphere though

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If you are looking for a traditional sit down dinner with a casual ambiance this is likely not the place for you. If you are looking for a place to eat dinner, with a moderate cost, and you want to remember the more traditional roots of Denver this might be the place for you. While you won't get dressed up for the meal (please no ties allowed) you can get a meal steak that tastes as though you are in some of the finer resteraunts. The steaks are superbly marinated with a good selection of additional items if a steak doesn't appeal to you. The ambience takes you back to the more traditional days in the area of CO formal (jeans and anything else).

2
★★★★★

If you are looking for a traditional sit down dinner with a casual ambiance this is likely not the place for you. If you are looking for a place to eat dinner, with a moderate cost, and you want to remember the more traditional roots of Denver this might be the place for you. While you won't get dressed up for the meal (please no ties allowed) you can get a meal steak that tastes as though you are in some of the finer resteraunts. The steaks are superbly marinated with a good selection of additional items if a steak doesn't appeal to you. The ambience takes you back to the more traditional days in the area of CO formal (jeans and anything else).

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I went to a Traildust in Golden, CO . It had to be the best steak I have ever had. I bought the 24oz steak (the medium one, they also had a 52oz) which was cooked to perfection. I was actually able to eat the whole thing considering usually a 12oz fills me right up and I was not hungry or full afterwards. This was 10 years ago and I have not found a better steak since.

2
★★★★★

I went to a Traildust in Golden, CO . It had to be the best steak I have ever had. I bought the 24oz steak (the medium one, they also had a 52oz) which was cooked to perfection. I was actually able to eat the whole thing considering usually a 12oz fills me right up and I was not hungry or full afterwards. This was 10 years ago and I have not found a better steak since.

Pros: Food

Cons: 2000 miles away

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When we went the hostess was to busy with her friend. The waitress was rude and the food took forever. Drinks alone took 15 min. Also they say they are kid friendly. We ask for his food first and it came out half cold. And on top of that steaks were cooked wrong. Then to top it off the waitress asked us to make sure the floor stayed clean from our 2 yr old because she had just swept. Bad food bad service what more is there to say.

0
★☆☆☆☆

When we went the hostess was to busy with her friend. The waitress was rude and the food took forever. Drinks alone took 15 min. Also they say they are kid friendly. We ask for his food first and it came out half cold. And on top of that steaks were cooked wrong. Then to top it off the waitress asked us to make sure the floor stayed clean from our 2 yr old because she had just swept. Bad food bad service what more is there to say.

Pros: parking

Cons: expensive, crowded, loud

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If wanting fast seating call ahead 15 minutes. Regaurdless it is well worth the wait. Great eats, and a little something of everyone, and for all ages. If your kids are sick of chicken strips and burgers, take them for a nice steak, and some corn on the cobb for a great price, and a change from the reg.

2
★★★★★

If wanting fast seating call ahead 15 minutes. Regaurdless it is well worth the wait. Great eats, and a little something of everyone, and for all ages. If your kids are sick of chicken strips and burgers, take them for a nice steak, and some corn on the cobb for a great price, and a change from the reg.

Pros: Live band, Slide 4 kids, Bar

Cons: tables alittle close

 

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