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181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
303.569.3103
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good stop

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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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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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stopped off here on our drive from Grand Lake to Pikes Peak. To be honest, we were looking for a place with a bathroom!! Decided to have one of their many, unique chicken sandwiches. I had the pesto provolone and my friend had the chipotle raspberry. They were both made fresh and were very good.

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Black Hawk, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Old Fashioned good stuff! Many different choices and very refreshing after you are done checking out the lake after 4 wheeling.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We stop at the Dairy King every time we have a chance, on our way to and from the mountains. The food is typical drive in, but very well done. We had very good hamburgers and fried zucchini and onion rings. The ice cream, especially the soft twists and shakes are some of the best anywhere. The local staff handles... More 

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert

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