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Brown Bear Cafe

1129 Greene St, Silverton, CO 81433
970-387-5630
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Ranked #7 of 26 restaurants in Silverton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Evergreen, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This café is always busy (of course we are usually there on three-day weekends and holidays) and still serves up fresh goodies and crisp bacon - every time! I love the biscuits and gravy and when they have the southwest scramble special, I recommend you try it! The only bummer on the super busy days is that they don't have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Good wholesome fare offered with a choice salad in rustic boom-town restaurant with local diners. You can have a meal and a drink or either alone. We were made to feel part of the clientele and not tourists - which we ere.

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Nederland, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Pleasant, homey atmosphere with 50s and 60s music in the background. The baby back ribs were succulent and tasty. Ample portions with three sides. Chicken enchilada was spicy on a cool evening. Warm, homemade brown bread was served with the meal. The homemade peach cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream was a sweet ending to a wonderful meal.

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San Diego, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Whether it is the motorcycle ride to get to the Brown Bear Cafe or the Brown Bear Cafe that make the ride so great is a toss up. I enjoy the ride of the Million Dollar Highway and Breakfast at the Brown Bear Cafe, Great Coffee and fantastic food and service make this Breakfast stop a real pleasure. It is... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Friendly employees; great food that's not overpriced. They have a large variety of foods to choose from on the menu.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Unless you are staying in a Bed and Breakfast, Breakfast is not easy to find in Silverton. Silverton, in general, comes alive around 11AM just before the first train from Durango arrives. It is my understanding that the Brown Bear is the only "year round" restaurant in Silverton. We ate breakfast there both mornings and will be our "go to"... More

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Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Good hot roast beef dinner and sandwiches. Everything we had was tasty. Lovely setting original building with brick walls and tin ceiling.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The building and decorations are colorful as you would want in Silverton. The service, selection, and prices were what you would want in a "family" restaurant.

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Socorro, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My wife and I ate here last year. We also dined at the Brown Bear on this May 2014 trip. The wait staff was prompt and friendly. The food was great. The Brown Bear is one of the very few restaurants that are open year round in Silverton. The interior is full of history and they have a large wood... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We arrived Silverton CO and drifted into town for dinner. We encountered the Brown Bear as one of the few cafe's open as it was late afternoon and early in the season, so we decided to try it. Upon entering I was struck by the historic decor. A huge mahogany back mirror/shelf at the bar as well as several dozen... More

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