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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: Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 18
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  • 3
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  • 4
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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
Home town friendly place

Looking for a friendly tavern for a quick meal? Try Benson's. Good simple meals, try a burger, wings, or fish and chips. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. The "Cheers" of Salida. Great deal at happy hour for beer. The Bloody Mary's are good and spicy. See you there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sandra H
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Salida, Colorado
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Salida, Colorado
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a friendly tavern for a quick meal? Try Benson's. Good simple meals, try a burger, wings, or fish and chips. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. The "Cheers" of Salida. Great deal at happy hour for beer. The Bloody Mary's are good and spicy. See you there.

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Thank Sandra H
Florissant, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great sandwiches and service. Waitress was friendly and helpful, food was quick and good. Definitely will go again.

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Thank Hthorne831
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This was the only place I found still serving food when I rolled into town. Varied menu presented multiple good choices and food delivered was nicely done. Felt very comfortable sitting at bar on my own with locals filling up the place around me. Football on tv fun but not all encompassing

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Thank Elise B
Salida
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174 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The atmosphere is very much a "bar". This place only has high tables and for short people this gets very uncomfortable. Perhaps in the summer when you can eat outdoors other seating is available. I ordered the street tacos. My tacos were falling apart even before it was set down in front of me. The meat was flavored too strong... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were a group of four friends visiting Salida. We walked over to Benson's for a beer and to kill a little time while waiting for a table at The Fritz. We got the booth in the front corner window, which was a nice little spot. We ended up coming back over after dinner for more drinks, and that time... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I've eaten here in the past because the menu offered Buffalo Burgers. The buffalo is no longer on the menu and the burger that I ordered was overdone and I suspect that it had been on the grill for most of the day. Decent beer selection. Can't go wrong with Pilsner Urquel on tap. So come for the beer and... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I just plan like the "vibe" of this place. It has some interesting beer choices and the burgers are excellent. The outside patio is a great place for lunch. Just sitting inside sipping a PBR tallboy watching people or sports is a good time too. FYI: Their website appears to only have the front side of the menu.

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Thank bubbabingo
Henderson, Nevada, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The young lady that was our server was very pleasant. They have a nice outdoor dining area. The food was very good.

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Thank Kathie S
Benbrook, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great backyard tavern with great food and beer. I really enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. whether you sit inside around the bar and outside, you will get great service and feel right at home.

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Thank Gary C
Denver, Colorado
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116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Easy, casual, nice beer and wine selection. Had salad and sandwiches...tasty, timely and terrific service. Good experience.

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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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