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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 90
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    Very good
  • 17
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  • 8
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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
We love Jans!

We come to Buena Vista about 5 times a year and we always eat here. The staff is wonderful and the food is great. Such a low key local joint. We recommend to everyone

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Julia J
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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I don't even know where to begin. From the 80s era decor to the bland food, I was extremely underwhelmed by this local diner.

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Thank MomOfBoysOhMy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We come to Buena Vista about 5 times a year and we always eat here. The staff is wonderful and the food is great. Such a low key local joint. We recommend to everyone

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Thank Julia J
Buena Vista, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I decided this year not to cook Thanksgiving dinner went to Jan's instead took a couple of friends. the food was really good had the turkey with all the trimmings was not disappointed. The service was fast and friendly always love going to this restaurant food is always good. The best part of eating out on Thanksgiving I had no... More 

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Thank Sadie m
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Jan's Restaurant used to be located in Woodland Park which was convenient coming from Colorado Springs. And Jan's pies were always excellent. Visiting a hot springs resort near Buena Vista, we were delighted to find Jan's Restaurant relocated in town along Hwy 24 (just a little south of the stoplight on Main St.). We did not expect it to be... More 

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Washburn, Missouri, United States
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We ate breakfast at Jan’s Family Restaurant. The staff was helpful, attentive and friendly. The food was plentiful and delicious. I had the Farmer’s Omelet. It was cooked perfectly and served with hash browns and toast. My wife had the breakfast burrito. It was huge. It was also cooked perfectly and served with the same sides. We will definitely eat... More 

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Thank Dana P
Tuttle, Oklahoma
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Very good breakfast. Great service. Owner comes around to check on everyone. Definitely will be back next time we stay in Buena Vista.

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Thank midpack
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff & food was good, but nothing to write home about. On a side note, they need to do something about the flies. They were extremely annoying.

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Thank M S
Chazy, New York
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Good food and fast service. Traditional food, breakfast, lunch and dinner; and local establishment. Even serves wine! Nice rustic atmosphere.

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Thank Bonnie D
Norman, Oklahoma
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145 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

I came here before climbing my Princeton. The service was great with two ladies serving all of the folks they know. My breakfast was fine! 3 egg omelet with sausage gravy over all. Good basic bottomless coffee, hash browns and toast. Fine local dining.

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Thank Dave S
Arlington, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Good food and nice staff. We stopped here for breakfast while touring the area. Beautiful little town and great views. The breakfasts here are HUGE so bring your appetite. We would certainly eat here again.

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Thank Diane E

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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