The True Grit Cafe 
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Welcome to
Ridgway's Eating Landmark

This ain't your ordinary cowboy cafe!
True Comfort, True Taste, True Grit.
Check our Menu tab for weekly specials!

True Grit Cafe received 13 "Best of Ouray County" awards for 2014!
And 7 Runner-up Awards!
Check them out on our awards page
Thanks to all our patrons who made this possible!


We would appreciate if you would "Like" us on FB where you can check out our daily/weekly specials!
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Howdy folks! 
Welcome to the True Grit Café
Established in 1985, the "Grit" as it is known has been serving hungry tourists and locals for 30 years.  We offer excellent and tasty 'Cowboy Cuisine' in a comfortable western environment with a friendly staff that will make you feel like you're part of the Grit Family.  We take a lot of pride in our homemade fare including the best dang chicken fried steak this side of the Rocky Mountains.  Other menu specialties include hand-pattied burgers, mouth watering Tex-Mex Specialties, juicy steaks, house made meatloaf, fresh tempura battered mahi mahi fish and chips, sandwiches and gourmet salads.  For the vegetarians we offer lots of tasty choices.  We are also gluten-free friendly. Our wide selection of liquors, beer and wine give you a great place to gather round with the locals and visitors alike.  We have two full bars, one on the main floor and one upstairs, around which locals and visitors gather to chat or share experiences in the beautiful San Juan Mountains.  Our remodeled upstairs with its large private booths will accommodate from two to fourteen people, and don't forget the deck overlooking our beautiful park.

The True Grit Café was built to honor the filming of the academy award winning movie "True Grit" starring John Wayne.  Come sit on the deck and look out at the beautiful background you'll see throughout the movie.  Oh, and you'll see a lot of pictures of the great star's film legacy all around.
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Open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas (open until 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve).
The following are our days of operation
Summer hours 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
Fall hours 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily
Winter hours 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily
Spring hours 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily


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True Grit Cafe
123 North Lena
P.O. Box 2003
Ridgway, Colorado 81432
(Across from the Town Park)
970-626-5739