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Benson's Tavern & Beer Garden

128 North F Street, Salida, CO
(719) 539-9391
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Ranked #27 of 52 restaurants in Salida
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Most recent review
- Jul 29, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
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33 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We wanted a great hamburger and asked around. We were told to try Benson's. We did and what an enjoyable hamburger. It was big enough that my husband and I split it. It was made from locally grown grass fed beef. The bun was freshly made and it was cooked to perfection. The service was great and our meal was... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Rude and unprofessional management that clearly have little to no experience in the restaurant business. The concept of customer service is nonexistent. If you like warm flat beer, rudeness and poor service this is your kind of place. place is lacking on all fronts

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South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were looking for a place to grab some lunch while walking around downtown Salida, we ran across Benson's... what a great place... cold draft beer and wonderful sandwiches/burgers... prepared perfectly.... my wife said that the sweet potato fries were the best she has ever had... all the food was exceptional...

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Funky, loud and with simple, yet filling, sandwiches. Loud music in the evenigs. Great for couple and groups, and inexpensive.

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Alamosa, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Don't miss this place. Inside a small town bar with outside patio. Local Brew pub beer on Tap. Hamburgers are wonderful. Try the sweet potato fries for something different

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Carlsbad CA
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Small bar with good beer selection and friendly service.Brett was pulling pints and kept us in easy conversation. Nice long beer counter and not too big. Winter so we could not sit outside facing the Arkansaw river. Nothing fancy but definately not a Dive.

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Arvada, Colorado, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stopped in for a drink and enjoyed the friendly chatting of locals. Great little bar with very good and friendly service.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were drawn in by a blues duo playing in the garden. It was a nice day to sit out enjoying a leisurely lunch. Music was just right. Food was gone. We had salad and sandwich, buy no beer.

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We happened upon the restaurant while walking in downtown Salida. The inside dinning is more bar like but they have a great outside patio to dine on. It was private and shading and provided a great place to eat our great food. The portions were very big and the service was exceptional. There was no need to ask for anything... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

What happened to Bensons? We were drawn in by the outdoor seating, and our past experiences, but wow! Very poor service and mediocre food are not worth the nice outdoor seating. They were out of a few key items we were told after ordering. The waitress and bartender forgot to bring items we ordered, and when we did get most... More

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