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

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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
Great way to top off a weekend. Or begin one!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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New Castle
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106 reviews
56 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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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Address: 181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
Phone Number: 303.569.3103
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Empire

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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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