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

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Decent breakfast

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Arathi K
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El Paso, Texas
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willow street, pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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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El Paso, Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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Durango, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Wellton, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Bent NM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A decent place for lunch and a chance for a real salad bar. The food is not great, but it is tasty and served promptly in large helpings. You can tell by the cars (and trucks) out front that Ponderosa is the preferred destination in Dolores. Try chicken fried steak and whatever the soup-of-the-day is.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Terrible greasy commercial food. Thought that the restaurant looked local and good, boy was I wrong. This is the kind of place that the cook is smoking cig while he's working. Local farmers hang out.

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Dolores, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Diner fare all the way ... daily specials, salad bar, weekend breakfast bar. When you need a square meal, go here.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The chicken fried steak was unusual, but very tasty. Unfortunately the vegetable was a canned or heated frozen kind. Disappointing. It looks as if it is a family style restaurant from the outside, but serving canned vegetables & hard store bought rolls was not appetizing. We were so very hungry for homemade pie after dinner, but the few slices that... More 

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Windsor
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Waitress was as disconnected as is possible, threw plates on table and basically ignored patrons, except those she knew. I would never go back for the food, 2nd rate at best.

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Address: 108 S. 6th St and Hwy 145, Dolores, CO 81323
Phone Number: (970) 882-7910
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dolores
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American

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  • 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

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