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181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
303.569.3103
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Burger Heaven

If you like a good burger from a funky little place along the road, it doesn't get any better than this. They were featuring fresh peach milkshakes when I visited recently. Super friendly, plus a few seats outside. An American classic! Those prefab national burger chains can never duplicate a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Medina, Ohio
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Medina, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you like a good burger from a funky little place along the road, it doesn't get any better than this. They were featuring fresh peach milkshakes when I visited recently. Super friendly, plus a few seats outside. An American classic! Those prefab national burger chains can never duplicate a place like this no matter how much they will try.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It is a dive diner, but OMG the blackberry malts alone keep me coming back and then the burgers are mouthwatering ... don't miss this ...

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New Castle
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We've only had milkshakes so I can't comment on anything else, but the shakes were wonderful. Maybe because it's just so fun to stop at a local place like this--we stopped on our way to Winter Park and on our way back from the Park.....just because we could. I had the blackberry shake both times and my husband had the... More 

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Sandwiches are good at this convenient stop on 40. BLT was great! Ice cream and shakes are awesome. Be sure to stop on your way to RMNP.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I hesitate to write this review if it means that more people will get between me and Dairy King. The burgers and chicken sandwiches are delicious and fresh, including the fresh veggie toppings (lettuce, tomato, onion). The sandwich buns are great and the meat is exactly the right size. I hate going to a place for a quick burger and... More 

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Rand, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Not very good compared to place across the street. Lewis sweet shop much better. I got a chocolate shake and barely could taste chocolate in it! Thin and flavorless. When I asked where the chocolate was, she responded with " it's in there"!!! Don't waste your time.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This place is awesome for both a delicious desert or a quick bite to eat. The people always super nice which is WAY more than you can expect from the place across the street, Lewis Sweet Shop.

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Denver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a great stop for a quick bite to eat. It's essentially an ice cream / hamburger stand with a few tables inside and a few more outside for when weather permits. They offer primarily burgers fries and ice cream but my daughter wasn't disappointed with her chicken nuggets either! This is not fancy but it's tasty and super... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We found this restaurant a while back, quite by accident. We were looking for a place on Hwy 40 that served buffalo burgers and a local said: "Try the Empire Dairy King." So, we did and since that time, stop in every-so-often when we're on our way via Hwy 40 to/from Tabernash, Colorado. Re: the Empire Dairy King, I usually... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Came here today after a hike. They were busy with a line out the door. It seems about half of the customers do carry out ice cream but I came for a burger, fries and ice cream after a hike. I settled on a buffalo burger and a cappuccino chip malt. There was a table available inside so I sat... More 

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  • Address: 181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Empire
  • Phone Number: 303.569.3103

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