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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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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
early lunch and Bloody Mary

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
flyfisherman83
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Evansville, Indiana
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  • Bar scene
  • Late Night
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Evansville, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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