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Benson's Tavern & Beer Garden

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128 North F Street, Salida, CO
(719) 539-9391
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Atmosphere and Bar Food.

I love their burgers and sandwiches and fries, dinners and......everything else I've tried. Benson's is owned by The Fritz people and is spot on for reliably good food with large portions. Their patio is always hopping. Great place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Marybeth A
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Salida, Colorado
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Salida, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I love their burgers and sandwiches and fries, dinners and......everything else I've tried. Benson's is owned by The Fritz people and is spot on for reliably good food with large portions. Their patio is always hopping. Great place.

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Salida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

First time to try chicken n waffle... Wow yum, with siracha honey slaw. And the bar tender did a good job on the Italian margaritas too. Nice place to catch up with a friend... Great to be able to visit and laugh. Clean and fun atmosphere.

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Evansville, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great fish and chips! The waitress was very nice and from Vermont! Fixed us a mean Bloody Mary! I will stop again hopefully in the summer to check out the beer garden. Looked like it would be a fun place to spend a summer evening after a long day of fun.

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Houston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Went here on the recommendation of hotel staff. Though it is certainly more bar than restaurant the food was excellent and it was a good choice for our party of nine (including 5 kids). Cheese fries were incredible and all meals were very good. Cute street, fun hangout, nice place for a meal.

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Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Bensons is a great place to go for bar food and drinks. Watch football are their many TVs. Dwight and Brett the Owners make you feel like a long lost friend. Very friendly. Best Chicken wings in Salida.

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Salida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Fun hangout bar with a nice little menu. Try the bacon ranch sweet potatoe fries- oh holy yum. Decent selection of beers to choose from including at least one from local Elevation Brewing. Nice evening

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Salida, Co. USA
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159 reviews 159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you're in town and find yourself without TV, this is a nice easy place to enjoy the game. If you're just hungry and want something to eat, same goes...When you sit at the bar and take a look around you'll feel comfortable. Sure, sometimes the locals take it over, and it's assestoelbows in the place, but most of the... More 

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Boulder
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great locals hang out! The burgers are excellent and the staff was friendly even knowing we were outsiders. They also have a great patio on days that merit being outdoors!

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Salida, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 North F Street, Salida, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: (719) 539-9391

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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