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

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Juniper Valley Ranch is a 4th generation family owned restaurant that specializes homemade country dinners. Our fried chicken and specialties are famous among locals and travelers across the globe.

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  • 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

  • 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.

    Paulacooks, via Urbanspoon

  • Best fired chicken!

    Wyatt M., via Facebook

  • The staff is great and the food is awesome. The chicken fried steak is the best in town along with there chicken!

    Denton M., via Facebook

  • An experience like no other. Family style dining with wonderful fried chicken and riced potatoes.

    Gale S., via Facebook

  • Our family has been eating there for years, best fried chicken, taters, and cider anywhere. I sure miss when our family, the Goins’, lived up the road, it was always a must do while visiting.

    Pat C., via Facebook

  • I have had the pleasure of eating here twice and loved my experience both times. The food was delicious and the atmosphere made me feel immediately at home. I highly recommend this southern Colorado establishment.

    Preston B., via Facebook

  • This is by far the best fried chicken you can get in Colorado. If there is a better place I sure have not found it. The atmosphere is wonderful, the employees are delightful and the food is top-notch. If you are looking for an amazing place to take your sweetheart, the visiting family or just treat yourself to a great meal this is this place to go.

    Lyman W., via Google

  • An experience for any out of towner or any local

    I had passed Juniper Valley Ranch for over a year when my wife and I would venture down to Penrose or Canyon City for whatever it was we were doing. I continually vowed I would come eat here someday, and today was that day.

    Reservations are extremely encouraged, and we did call ahead. In fact, do your research before you go because this place is only open Thursdays through Saturdays and around 5PM to 8PM, so you can see that this isn’t a place you just casually go to.

    With that out of the way, let’s get down to food! We walked in and were…

    Professional Eater Mike, via Urbanspoon

  • 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

  • Home cooking

    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

  • We visited after seeing they were voted #2 in COS for their fried chicken. Which is a travesty, because major chains don’t belong on a “Best of” list. The restaurant is a throwback to better times. The Friday special chicken fried steak was delish, as was the fried chicken. The sides were also very good, but the gravy, biscuits and apple butter really stood out. The gravy is thick and rich, biscuits are soft and buttery and the apple butter was a cinnamony delight! Keep in mind, if you’re under 45, you may be in the minority, but this goes to show how good the food really is. Additionally, it’s cash & check only, and reservations are highly recommended. Definitely worth the trip. Can’t wait to go back!

    Amanda T., 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

  • 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

  • A step back in time to family dining away from Home! Awesome fried chicken. Real home maid Food! Bring cash or a check no plastic here.

    Timothy H., via Facebook

  • My absolute favorite place to dine. Nothing like it anywhere.

    Kristi L., via Facebook

  • Absolutely the best family style restaurant I have been to even better than the white fence farm

    Jim-sherry E., via Facebook

  • Where do I begin? I guess I could start by saying how mad I am at myself for driving past this culinary slice of heaven for 31 years of my life and never stopping. Well tonight my wife and I had the best meal bar none that we’ve ever had. Not only was the food(and every last crumb) delicious but the service provided buy Hailey and Preston was very top notch. This is our new favorite place to eat and we will go back again. Well worth the 45min. drive. If you haven’t been here take my word…’re missing out.

    Brian B., via Facebook

  • We love coming here! Its a great family-style meal; the ham is amazing, as is everything else.

    Kaitlyn R., via Google

  • 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