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181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
303.569.3103
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Buffalo burgers!

It is family owned and operated, and by the same GREAT lady for many years. Always service with a smile. Have eaten their food MANY times in the past 30 years, and always LOVE it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
Char H
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Empire, Colorado
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Empire, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It is family owned and operated, and by the same GREAT lady for many years. Always service with a smile. Have eaten their food MANY times in the past 30 years, and always LOVE it!

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Thank Char H
Denver, Colorado
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229 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here for the first time for some good ol ice cream on our way home from a day in the mountains hunting and tagging our Christmas tree before the snow flies. Their shop is tiny as all get out but the ice cream is fantastic and more the worth the stop. I cannot believe I have drove... More 

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Thank 07BigBlue
Aurora, Colorado
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146 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I had the foot long chili dog and GF had a cheeseburger with a side of fried mushrooms. Coming back from Granby to Denver and decided to stop at a place we have never tried. Great family owned operation with a huge heart. If you're hungry stop by. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Kenny Z
Medina, Ohio
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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Thank OrygunDuck
Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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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Thank OutdoorsCO
New Castle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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Thank lulubird487
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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517 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank LSUTraveller
Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews
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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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Thank Paperfish
Rand, Colorado
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Thank Elizabeth S
Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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