The Mabery family treats visitors to an Old West adventure at this ranch. Before your meal, saddle up for a pony ride, or ... More
Blazin' M Ranch
The Mabery family treats visitors to an Old West adventure at this ranch. Before your meal, saddle up for a pony ride, or take a train tour. There is also a shooting gallery and Western-themed shops. Tuck into a chuck wagon feast, then stick around for live Western entertainment by the house band. The whole family will have a "Yee-hah" good time. Try the BBQ beef and chicken, cowboy beans and their fantastic biscuits. This is a real family place; no alcoholic beverages are served.
We found Blazin' M on the internet and it sounded like so much fun, dinnershow, shops, all you can eat, etc., so we made online reservations for the next evening. As we were driving into Sedona, we realized that the Blazin' M really wasn't close to Sedona and we weren't looking to do a lot of night driving. I called to cancel, and was told on the phone that I could cancel, but my card would still be charged whether we went or not and that we could come back and use that credit anytime within the year. That didn't sound good to begin with, but we all decided to make the best of it and go thinking it would be this nice meal and good entertainment. Totally not! What a shock. No one serves you, you stand to get your food by table, school cafeteria style and non-alcholic drinks are extra with the exception of water, iced tea, lemonade all served in tin cups. Dinner was dished out on your tin plate which you had to walk back to your picnic bench with. If dinner was good, we still would have been ok, but it was horrible. Tasteless beans, pressed beef and chicken, a baked potato, a very small cup of coleslaw, a scoop of applesauce, a teeny square of spice cake and a biscuit. Actually, the buscuit was ok. The entertainment wasn't a "show" with the exception of the clown who livened things up and was the most talented one in our opinion. We were all very disappointed and would never go back nor would we recommend this "restaurant" to anyone.
After a wonderful day on the Verde Canyon Railroad, a short drive down the road took us to the Blazin' M where we spent a relaxing hour moseying around the cute little western replica town and the quaint little shops. The Albuquerque Boys Choir was there on a stop during a tour and entertained everyone out on the lawn with a few of their numbers which was fantastic! When the dinner bell rang, we headed into the hall which is decorated with all kinds of western and funky memorabelia. We were expecting an outdoor barbecue, but took our seats until the head wrangler gave us instructions for the "grub" line. The tin plates were in keeping with the chuck wagon theme and we thought a great idea. We made our way down the line as cowboys and cowgirls added each item. We found out later these were also some of the performers in the show. Lots of food was given the first time around and we were told we could go back for more. We ALL thought the food was great! It certainly seemed to be all homemade and not "canned". The show after dinner was a complete delight! The "Blazin M" Cowboys are a group of extremely talented entertainers, singers and musicians, the likes of which you'd be hard to find better. These were the people that had just previously served and waited on us all with their fun personalities and making sure we were well taken care of. It was all a very oiled machine as they got the entire dinner mess cleaned up in no time and ready for the show. If you don't want to have a cowboy/ranch experience don't go here! If you're ready for a fun, relaxing, delicious, entertaining and down home experience, this is a great place to go. We're definitely going back and taking a lot of friends. And don't forget to include the Verde Canyon Railroad! Kittie Lou & Bruce English, Bandon, OR
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