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108 S. 6th St and Hwy 145, Dolores, CO 81323
(970) 882-7910
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Convenient home town restaurant

This restaurant is right off the highway and so very convenient when traveling through Deloras, CO. Lots of locals seemed to eat here and there was a friendly atmosphere. Our service was very good. Their specialty is chicken fried steak and ours was good and flavorful. It was a large size... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This restaurant is right off the highway and so very convenient when traveling through Deloras, CO. Lots of locals seemed to eat here and there was a friendly atmosphere. Our service was very good. Their specialty is chicken fried steak and ours was good and flavorful. It was a large size with well done gravy and mashed potatoes to go... More 

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Thank WireWrapGems2
Arizona
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Try the breakfast muffin! English muffin, egg, sausage, and green chili, best ever! Another favorite was the breakfast burrito with red chili sauce & ham. Delicious!

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Thank KELittle
Cypress, Texas
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This cafe is on the main road through town, easy off and easy on. The food and service were good, but nothing special about it except the old flyfising apparatus on the wall.

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Thank Billy S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The place is swarming with flies. The wait staff is a bit sullen and obviously over worked. The CFS was hard and chewy and the hash browns came out of a bag, the gravy from a mix. The cook does not know that refried beans go with enchiladas, but served some kind of weird kidney bean creation. The Spanish Rice... More 

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Thank Doug Q
Moab, Utah
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is soo run into the ground! They brought me a DIRTY high chair for my baby! The waitress had no idea what she was doing! The hostess dumped a tray of drinks! The owners were there but they didn't offer a helping hand to the poor waitress! Food wasn't great the salad bar was old! WILL NOT BE... More 

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Thank justagirl99
willow street, pa
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Grade of D+, at least we didn't get sick. We visited about 10:30-11:00AM on a weekday. Sorry, too late for breakfast.OK, then, lunch. Although we were only one of two tables occupied, service was painfully slow. Servers acted like they would like to do about anything other than wait on you. Omelets with "home fries (if your home is a... More 

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Thank rgmhog1450
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We had breakfast here because we stayed at the hotel next door...how discussing..the lady that came to get our order for drinks had a shirt on that was covered in either dog or cat hair the coffee she brought us was so weak it was like drinking water..the place itself was dirty & very hot!! When they got the food... More 

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Thank Lori-n-bob
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went here for breakfast on the way out of Dolores. The restaurant had a lot of employees working with not that many guests though and many of them were sitting around talking about their lives and personal problems.... which we didn't necessarily want to hear about. A couple of flies wandered in as well while we were eating.... but... More 

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Thank Arathi K
Durango, Colorado
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Your typical small town diner. I love the hashbrowns smothered in green chili and cheese Yum sometimes add an over easy egg.

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Thank PiperandLoki
Wellton, Arizona
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Full breakfast, lunch and dinner long time local family restaurant with full menu. A favorite of many of the local residents. Really great pancakes and fresh breakfast rolls for those with a sweet tooth. Good service and pleasant setting for quick snack or full meal..

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Thank Rose Marie S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 S. 6th St and Hwy 145, Dolores, CO 81323
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dolores
  • Phone Number: (970) 882-7910

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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