SYSCO KITCHEN: Elk Burger from the Ranch Club

The Ranch Club has stood at the Orchard and Chinden crossroads for over half a century, its stallion drawing attention from passersby. When new owner, Jason Kovac bought the Ranch Club in February of this year, it was in need of some TLC and that is exactly what Kovac gave it. From a thorough deep cleaning, to new windows and stage, to a remodeled entrance, the Ranch was restored to its former glory for its reopening on June 2nd.  The biggest update: the Ranch Club is newly a nonsmoking establishment.

The Ranch Club menu has been refreshed by Le Cordon Bleu Chef Joel Thomas and includes country style food with a hint of Basque thrown in. A selection of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, and classic country entrees is available. Food is made from scratch and features beef from Double R Ranch. Chicken is hand battered and fries are house cut. Diners can stick with country favorites like Brisket Chili or the Bronco Billy burger, named for the Clint Eastwood movie filmed at the Ranch Club in 1980, or they can try something a little more rustic such as Elk Meatloaf or Pan Seared Trout.

With a casual atmosphere and custom built community tables, the Ranch Club offers a comfortable dining experience that is relaxed and familiar. Bring on down the whole family because it’s also kid-friendly until 9pm. Pony up to the bar on one of the saddle seats or stick with a stool if riding is not your thing.

On Friday and Saturday nights, enjoy live entertainment on stage. Recent appearances have included local artists as well as more notable performers. Dalton Domino, a singer included on Rolling Stone’s May 2017 Top 10 Up and Coming Artists list, sang at the Ranch in June. While you are listening, be sure to take advantage of the dance floor or maybe rack ‘em up and shoot some pool.

Whether you are hungry and looking for classic good food, or you just want to grab a cold one on your way home from work, the Ranch Club has what you need and is ready to make you a friend.

Elk Burger RECIPE

Brioche Bun

Elk burger patty

Bleu Cheese

Horseradish Aioli



Grilled onions


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