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Jan's Family Restaurant and Lounge

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304 US Highway 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211
719-395-6940
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just like mom used to make!

Jan's is the best for good old fashioned home cooking. Everything made to order. We always went for breakfasts and not so much lunch or dinner but we never had a bad experience. Run by the locals--it's a hit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Avs-Man
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Jan's is the best for good old fashioned home cooking. Everything made to order. We always went for breakfasts and not so much lunch or dinner but we never had a bad experience. Run by the locals--it's a hit.

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Georgetown, DE
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stopped here after it was recommended to us by a woman working at a gas station in town. We were promptly seated and beverage order taken. Bev, our waitress doesn't seem to like being asked questions about menu items and she doesn't listen well with the order even after it has been repeated. So, the cheese steaks that were ordered... More 

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Cheyenne, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a must if you are into a good down home breakfast. The breakfast burritos are pretty tasty. The atmosphere is typical of a small town diner - nothing fancy but clean. Our waitress was friendly and helpful with our meal selection and gave us great advice for tourism activities in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A nice place to eat. Food good and service fast. People very nice. We have eaten here before and will again. Nice location on the main thoroughfare in Buena Vista.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great Home style cooking with large servings. Chicken fried chicken and patty melt were great and so were the pies.

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Lisle, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We chose Jan's for breakfast because from the street it looked like a good place for a solid meal. Although the food and portion sizes were exactly what we needed I have the say the food was very average. I have had the exact same sausage links and hash browns in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Indiana, Florida and California. The place seemed... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Best corned beef hash and grits I've been served in some time. Real home cooked flavor and texture. Maybe kinda plain looking on the outside but once inside you'll see that it's clean, organized and the staff is on the move. This restaurant is all about great meals and great service, not about looking fancy.

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Buena Vista
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Jan's is a friendly place with friendly wait staff. It has a home town atmosphere and gives ample portions of the food ordered. It is a plain, ordinary restaurant that is a favorite of locals.

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Mokelumne Hill, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Dinner was ok jut only average in my book. Service was good and staff was friendly. But good did not stand out. I think the mashed potatoes were out of a box.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Great food and Great service!!! Highly recommended anytime of the day. We arrived at 1:30 and were a little hesitant at first. Our server was great. Our lunch was delivered just as we ordered it, delicious!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 US Highway 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: 719-395-6940

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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