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Ranch Hand Trail Stop

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23200 Highway 30 North, Montpelier, ID 83254
+1 208-847-1180
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a neat place. It has really fun gift shop. Our food was delicious and fast. I had the soup and salad bar and my husband had homemade biscuits and gravy. His food was ready before I even had my salad fixed. The restaurant was clean and the waitresses were nice and friendly.

Thank janbug22268
Montpelier, Idaho
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2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Good food, good people. Typical diner style menu. Huge pancakes. Ranch Hand Sirloin Steak is a winner.

Thank Thoraldus
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The Bomb food! Good ol fashioned truck stop food. You will leave stuffed. Lots of parking, huge lot.

Thank jaycutb
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Portions are large and service friendly. Omelettes large enough to share. looks like where the locals hang out.

Magalia, California
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130 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

For years we have stopped at the Ranch Hand, an excellent place for breakfast: Pancakes so large you won't believe your eyes! Old fashioned cooking as well as a gift shop tempting the weary traveler.

Thank gordonrlangford
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179 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stop here every year during our yearly visit to Bear Lake. The food is always good with great service. Salad and soup bar are great to go along with any entree or as a meal by itself. Prices are quite reasonable for the portions offered.

Thank durf1
Meadow Vista, California
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205 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

A bit worn, solid food. Reliable, long lasting, 3 generations of the same family waitressing, Americana... Forest Service crews, ranchers, tourists, locals and friends. Breakfast omelet for me, pancakes and omelets for my friends. The pancakes are 12", literally a cast iron pan size. If you can eat a stack of 3 in a certain time you get your picture... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Not many choices in Montpelier for food but this was totally worth going the 2 miles north of the main drag to have some great food! Open 24/7 serving breakfast anytime - we went for lunch after a morning of golf. Hubby ordered the sausage scramble and I got the Senior hamburger meal which was the perfect size for me.... More 

Thank Heidi H
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Locals love The Ranch Hand. A very rustic country feel. Nice salad and soup bar with lots of choices. A generous breakfast is always available. There's a small convenient store with some unique clothing items too. The service is always friendly.

Thank Jennifer H
Preston, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

corned beef hash with 2 eggs, pancakes, $7.99 many choices. friendly, daily specials prices really well

Thank dianne b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23200 Highway 30 North, Montpelier, ID 83254
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: +1 208-847-1180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?