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Benson's Tavern & Beer Garden

128 North F Street, Salida, CO
(719) 539-9391
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English first
Salida, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Bensons in recent history has been a number of incarnations, of witch the present establishment may be the longest running name in a decade. Ownership has changed hands and so have the many business that have occupied the building. The current proprietor was a bar tender once at Bensons and I should think he must have passed on a strong... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stopped in Benson's during the last bit of sunshine on a Salida Friday night. Not planning on eating, we decided to order nachos while we sipped drinks on the back patio. The food was awesome and the atmosphere was great. There was the real feeling that you didn't need to hurry here, and you could easily pass the night... More

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Nathrop, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We sat on the patio where there was live music. The food was good and they have a nice selection of craft beers. It was a fun evening.

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Durango, Colorado
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stopped in for a quick bite and a beer and didnt expect much from the food, but were happy happy that we decided to stop in. Fish street. taco's were really tasty with grilled fish instead of fried! Impressive! Great chicken tortilla soup special on the day we stopped. Matt behind the bar is a hoot. Great laugh and really... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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