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All 26 Silverton Restaurants

Brown Bear Cafe

1129 Greene St, Silverton, CO 81433
970-387-5630
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Ranked #9 of 26 Restaurants in Silverton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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English first
Los Lunas, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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Palma de Mallorca, Islas Baleares, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Silverton itself is already great to see - and the Brown Bear Cafe has amazing Burgers - very quick and friendly service and a cool price/quality arangement...we loved it driving through!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Brown Bear was one of the restaurants the Silverton Train tour recommended for lunch. I think your best approach is to walk into a local Silverton store and ask where they eat, Brown Bear probably would not be a the top of the list. This place clearly survives on the train/bus tourists and has likely gotten used to not having... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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127 reviews 127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I stopped in for breakfast. Service was mediocre- I had a hard time getting a refill on coffee. Service was OK, but lacked friendliness. I do not experience this typically in a mountain town. Food was OK, but was lacking anything that made it stand out.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

OK it was September but this place lacks atmosphere. One of the servers was busy reading or writing behind the bar and we had asked him for some drinks which arrived later. Food appeared to have been heated in a microwave and the mashed potato smelled as if it was powdered with water added. Certainly not a meal I would... More

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Gallup, New Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Brown Bear had good food and great service. The coffee was also excellent. Exactly what we needed after a long day of walking and shopping in Silverton.

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Cuero, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were on the brief lunch break just off the first leg of the bumpy railway ride from Durango. It is hard to be objective about the restaurant. We had a short time to decide where to eat with no clues, and some of us were a bit car-sick from the railway ride. We didn't have too much time to... More

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Alamosa, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We live in CO, & when in the area we always eat at Brown Bear (usually during lunch). Their burgers are the BEST we've had...anywhere. They are HUGE (8 oz) & are grilled to your exact specification on an open flame grill, the way burgers should be. There is a good selection of toppings...I usually get the green chile cheddar... More

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Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stopped at the Brown Bear for lunch after arriving in Silverton on the train. Ordered one hamburger and a cup of chicken noodle soup. Excellent! Bathrooms and dining area were clean. Service was prompt and friendly.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We arrived for breakfast on a Wednesday around 8:00 am. Was very busy with few wait staff. Can understand this is a small seasonal town, so service will be slower. Everyone loved what they ordered. I had an omelet with 3 extras added. 1 item was not included,but waitress removed from bill. 1 person had a stack of Blueberry pancakes.... More

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