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Rio Grande Southern Restaurant

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101 W 5th St, Dolores, CO
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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Average for this area

Was hoping to find a good breakfast, if I want average I can go to Denny's and eat cheaper. Disappointed again over cooked eggs and bacon and coffee not so good. It sits off the main road and if you miss it consider yourself lucky...

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2013
Dallas, Texas
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Centennial, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

as part of our bed and breakfast stay. The biscuits and gravy were pretty good, but the French toast was marvelous! I am pregnant and craving iced tea of all things, and after hearing of my craving the first morning, they were sweet enough to get started early the next morning to make sure some iced tea was made just... More 

Thank LindseyCW2015
Cortez, Colorado
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We've given this place a try every year or so...never gets better....poor service ...mediocre food....and not cheap!

Thank Cynthia S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This could be a lovely historic B&B. Instead the owner cannot decide if it is a German restaurant, a low income halfway house, a B&B, a bar (with karaoke for your dining pleasure), or a diner. I had an average breakfast there (with a waitress coughing all over my OJ), and I have had the german food, (schnitzel) which was... More 

Thank COSprGrl
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Mediocre food, service, and ambience. My large family was there for lunch and all the food was not well prepared. I don't know about the German food for dinner, but the we were not happy with the meal.

1 Thank William S
Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Was hoping to find a good breakfast, if I want average I can go to Denny's and eat cheaper. Disappointed again over cooked eggs and bacon and coffee not so good. It sits off the main road and if you miss it consider yourself lucky...

2 Thank mustang41
Arlington, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I love old historic places, and this place was built in 1893. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, and it's almost as if you're walking into an old friend's house to eater dinner. Half of the downstairs is a lobby for the "hotel" which is actually a bed and breakfast. The other half of the downstairs is the restaurant. You... More 

Thank Dust M
San Diego, California
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258 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Go on Saturday night for German night. We searched Western Colorado for five months trying to find a German Restaurant. This restaurant is only German on Saturday night. But it's worth waiting for. Rita, their German Chef, is a treasure. My husband had the Jaeger schnitzel and I had the sausages. Then we switched. Each dish was wonderful! My husband... More 

2 Thank Art-Roxanne
Tijeras, New Mexico
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Went there last weekend for lunch with friends. Three of us had Reubens and one had schnitzel and it was all very fresh and tasty. Good side salads with your choice of dressings and home fried potatoes, so very German. Nice staff and good cook, a great combination.

Thank chaco
Carbondale, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We stopped at the Rio Grande restaurant while in the Mesa Verde area because of the advice of a young man working in a bicycle shop in Cortez, CO. The historic restaurant was a wonderful surprise to us. The cook turned out to be an authentic German cook. The German food was amazingly tasteful! It was the best food we... More 

Thank dottyb13
Cortez, CO
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

This small, casual, historic restaurant/Inn tucked into a side-street in Dolores has fantastic brisket & carnitas and fresh, delicious sides. I have not tried the Italian night fare, but I do not recommend German night. Thai night is good, but not exceptional. Stick with the Brisket & Carnitas which are regular menu items.. No liquor is served, but you can... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 101 W 5th St, Dolores, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Dolores

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, American

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