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Brown Bear Cafe

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1129 Greene St, Silverton, CO 81433
970-387-5630
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  • 26
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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
Quality Service

Visited on 1/26/15, a Monday. we were warmlely greeted & seated upon our noon time arrival. Server explained specials & menu options. Food was well prepaired & quickly served. We opted for the house onion soup which was very good. French dip was also good, as was chili. Would return here again... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Silverton closes down in the winter and the Brown Bear was the only place open in town when we drove through. It is family friendly and has wonderful, friendly service. The food was typical cafe style grub, it hit the spot on a chilly night but wasn't particularly memorable. The building is original though and the bar is historic as... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We stopped in here as it was the only place open in Silverton, and was pleasantly surprised. Great burgers and a cool 1800's ambiance.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Visited on 1/26/15, a Monday. we were warmlely greeted & seated upon our noon time arrival. Server explained specials & menu options. Food was well prepaired & quickly served. We opted for the house onion soup which was very good. French dip was also good, as was chili. Would return here again. Price was very moderate, less than $20 for... More 

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Whitehouse, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We drove up from Durango for a quick road-trip. Early January in Silverton can be cold to say the least. It was great to see that the Brown Bear Cafe was open. We popped in for a quick lunch, and the waitress was very nice. As a local, she shared some information with us about the town. The meal was... More 

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Arlington, Texas
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped in for lunch after driving up from Durango. The town of Silverton was pretty much closed up but we were lucky this little place was open. We were in just a few days before Christmas, it was cold so we opted for their soup of the day which was a delicious vegetable soup with a popover. Prices were... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

On a road trip and ended up in Silverton half way along the Million Dollar Highway.Just popped into the Brown Bear Cafe for a coffee and ended up having a fantastic lunch.Staff so friendly and food was great.Back in Silverton next year so will definitely be there for lunch and as we are staying in the town,dinner and breakfast!

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Scottsdale
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Stopped in for breakfast after leaving the town of Ouray, had been there for 4 days. Silverton is a great little town, very picturesque. As I was riding down mainstreet, don't blink, I asked a few people and was told the food was good at the Brown Bear Cafe. Good enough for me, so I parked the bike, and took... More 

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Chicago, IL area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The staff were super nice and very accommodating. The restaurant itself was adorable, interesting, and fun - plenty to look at. The food was really good and AMPLE! the prices were decent. I would definately visit again!

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Orem, Utah
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Silverton, Colorado, including its many shops and restaurants is a great place to visit. The narrow gauge railroad running from Durango, CO to Silverton, CO up narrow mountain passes is not for the fainthearted and will close for the season on October 25th but making plans for next year is highly recommended. The meals our small group had at the... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Homey place, good food, time to sit and chat after a good meal. "that is where all the locals eat" is what we were told prior to the trip; and so it is. Try it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1129 Greene St, Silverton, CO 81433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Silverton
  • Phone Number: 970-387-5630

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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