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Brown Bear Cafe

1129 Greene St, Silverton, CO 81433
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Ranked #6 of 27 restaurants in Silverton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
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79% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

After skiing we drove up to Silverton on the Million Dollar Highway. Lots of hairpin turns and steep mountainside views. The guy at Half way to Heaven gift shop at Purgatory said it was worth the drive to see the town and grab a bite to eat. The population of Silverton is like 531, aso almost everything was closed except... More

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Farmington, New Mexico
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We had a very good lunch at the Brown Bear Cafe. The service was excellent, and the food was quite good. I felt my reuben was about a dollar overpriced (it cost 10),but I was very happy with the reuben itself. We enjoyed their fries and onion rings as well. Their Brown Bear Amber beer was very good too. My... More

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Vail, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The Brown Bear Cafe was recommended for breakfast. The morning we stopped in they had a banana pancakes as special which I tried. They were very good and nice slices of banana of in them. My husband had there regular pancakes and a side of hash browns. The food was served hot, and we liked that the syrup was served... More

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Fort Collins, CO
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I love restaurants that inhabit century-old buildings. The Brown Bear is certainly fun to look at (especially around the holidays) and read about, but the food was a bit of a letdown. The soup was just barely passable, the cobbler was awful, undercooked, and gloppy, and even something as ubiquitous as french fries required some serious work. I'd have rated... More

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Columbus, TX
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I had the chili. It was "ok" - probably a regional difference, but didn't really wow me by any means. Had too much of a tomato taste IMO. Again, I'm from Texas - so it could just be regional preferences. Service was good. Very attentive and friendly. Good location and the bar itself had some neat details.

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Starkville, Mississippi
13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

When it comes to nature trips, i would suggest Silvertown, Colorado. It used to be a small mining town, people are friendly and accomodating. Had our lunch at Brown Bear cafe and they have good food and excellent service. Ian our server is friendly and enthusiastic in telling us the history of this lovely town. The place is cozy and... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We visited Silverton in late September with 2 other couples. We always make a point to eat at the Brown Bear everytime we are in town, usually for lunch. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is very "old West". Ian was our server; he was the best!! So much fun and made our dining experience very enjoyable. I highly... More

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San Diego, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We were walking around taking early morning architecture pictures and stopped in for a couple lattes. We were told " the Avalanche makes them better, we get complaints that ours are weak" . The Avalanche is closed on Tuesdays and we were cold and in need. I got the impression she just did not want to take the time to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We spent the summer in Silverton in a motorhome. When we ate out the Brown Bear was always the first choice. After the 1st week we were greeted like old friends. not just someone on the train who ate and ran. Their menu is about always the same except for the soup which was made by the owner. Just try... More

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Lakewood, Ohio, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

French Toast was wonderful and Biscuits with sausage gravy also heavenly. They had some awesomely thick bacon as well. The atmosphere was like going back into the old west and the service was excellent.

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