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Rio Grande Southern Restaurant

101 W 5th St, Dolores, CO
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Ranked #7 of 9 Restaurants in Dolores
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2013
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8 reviews from our community

62% Recommend
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English first
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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

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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.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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...

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Arlington, Texas
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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

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San Diego, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
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

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Tijeras, New Mexico
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92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

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Cortez, CO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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