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1134 Empire St, Silverton, CO 81433
970-387-5775
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, made your way if requested.

Very good food, usually a vegetarian offering all day. They prepared our meals as requested, with dietary restrictions. Very sweet wait staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Cyndi A
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Very good food, usually a vegetarian offering all day. They prepared our meals as requested, with dietary restrictions. Very sweet wait staff.

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Dayton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We just left there after having lunch when we got off the train. The fries and onion rings were good, but don't get the reuben. They don't know how to make them. It had very little swiss cheese and NO thousand island dressing. The bread was hard but didn't look toasted. If I went to Silverton again, I would certainly... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The lady at the Historical Museum recommended the Bent Elbow for our lunch while waiting for the Silverton-Durango Train. What a find! A delightful lunch, friendly waitress and manager-even met the cook, Cindy! Soup of the day- Ham & Beans ( Pinto) was a hit for all four of us. Just the right food to take the chill out of... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Drove a dirt machine from Lake City and stayed the night in Silverton. Father and I had an outstanding meal at the Bent Elbow. Kevin (server) was excellent and Bonnie (chef) makes a seriously fantastic prime rib and all the locals know it. Great little city, no franchised crap, just local folks making a cool little experience for you. OHV... More 

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Natchez, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We ordered Chicken Fried Steaks all around and everyone was filled and satisfied. What more can you say. The atmosphere was like eating in a general store restaurant. Service was good.

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We have been going to Silverton for our family vacation for over 40 years. After discovering Chef Bonnie and her fantastic meals one year in a restaurant in Silverton, we have become some of her biggest fans. We followed her to the restaurant where she is currently the Chef. She prepares food that you would not expect to experience in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant closes at 8 pm so get there early. Tw of us had the Prime Rib and it was great. Not too salty which drives me nuts. The wife had the onion crusted chicken with wasabi honey glaze. She still wont stop talking about it. The service was great and the answered all our questions about the town. The chef... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed in the hotel and ate in the restaurant. This is a hidden gem in Silverton. The rooms were immaculate and the Chef is a Master. The food was great! They were gracious and previewed the rooms for us. DO NOT BE AFRAID TO EAT OR STAY AT THIS ESTABLISHMENT

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went in for lunch and decided on the house special sandwich, The Tremont, and it was mediocre at best. My husband chose the soup of the day, white chicken chili, what he received was a vegetable soup with beans. Will so not be returning.

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Thank BMB72
Georgetown, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have enjoyed lunch here twice. The first time was several months ago when we arrived on the Durango & Silverton train. The food was good and there was a piano player that provided great entertainment. However, my most resent visit was last week after driving to Silverton and having dinner; there was no entertainment and the service was poor;... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1134 Empire St, Silverton, CO 81433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Silverton
  • Phone Number: 970-387-5775

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?