We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO
Website
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #88 of 1,187 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Fast Food
Restaurant details
Write a Review

40 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    23
    11
    2
    2
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Parker, CO
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Being from Southern California (or anywhere there is an IN-N-OUT) you know that this is a burger to miss, especially since Colorado doesn't have that chain. Drifter's mimics very well. They have a very simple menu (Single, Double, etc) and even have their own version of "Animal Style" called "Wild Style". It's absolutely delicious and a great fix if you're... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

While nothing could totally replace the great fast food chain, In N Out, Drifters is about as close at you could get. This is a fun location to bring family or friends for a meal. But watch out they are closed on Sunday :)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

In Colorado Springs on business and decided to stop by here after reading positive reviews elsewhere online. Great little burger spot. Food was prepared quickly and the pricing was more than reasonable. The fries were OK but the burger was great. I'm adding this to the list of places I will stop at in the future when I'm in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lawrence, Kansas
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

When compared to California's In and Out Burger, a staple since my childhood growing up in L.A., you are bound to come-up short. My son, an In and Out novice, insisted on getting dinner from Drifter's on Super Bowl Eve, saying "they have the best burgers in The Springs, similar to In and Out" and boy I was glad he... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

There are similarities to In-N-Out with a simple menu and good food. Definately suggest going wild style on your burger. Trust me it is delicious. A simple menu, although more options than In-N-Out, it is a high quality burger, with a great bun. What I really like are the fries. Thin, but thicker than Steak-n-Shake, but nice and crispy the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilmington, North Carolina
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Best Burger in Colorado Springs Well Colorado for that matter, love this place wish I could have moved them out east with me. really going to miss my Drifters wild style fix...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Based on other reviews I had to check it out. Basic greasy spoon hamburgers, better than McDonalds not as good as Five Guys or In and Out.. A bit slow but they are fresh. Reasonably priced, worth a try. Recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
McAlester, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We are always looking for a good burger, and Drifter's did not disappoint. We went to the Chapel Hills Mall location near our hotel. We were getting take out, and the service was quick and very friendly. Had to wait a few minutes, as everything is cooked-to-order, with fresh top quality ingredients and fresh all natural beef. Having grilled onions... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

When traveling I25 through the Springs & you want a great burger, Drifter's is the place. It's less than 1/2 mile east, right, off the interstate @ exit 146, Garden of the Gods, The menu is small but includes a number of burgers of all different sizes, fries, chicken sandwiches, a few breakfast items like their B52 breakfast burrito, &... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My Wild Style burger on a perfectly-sized bun was a tasty opener. Followed by a hefty portion of nicely crisp, thin-style French fires, it was a nearly perfect lunch. (By the way, Wild Style is a Drifter's Exclusive of "mustard cooked into the patty, extra dressing, tomato, lettuce, pickle, grilled onions, and a dash of catsup." The "buns are made... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Drifters also viewed

Colorado Springs, El Paso County
Colorado Springs, El Paso County
 
Colorado Springs, El Paso County
Colorado Springs, El Paso County
 

Been to Drifters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Drifters

Address: Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Colorado Springs
Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
Cuisine: Fast Food

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing