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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Thanks to trip advisor we found this nice restaurant for breakfast before we left town. The couple that runs this nice place were very organized and fast. The food was yummy and hot and fresh. The decor was awesome with old juke boxes and pictures from the past and it was just awesome

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We've eaten here several times over the years when passing through. It used to be a wonderful breakfast, but we were disappointed this time. The green chili used to be the best around, but it wasn't very good this time. The server was extremely unfriendly, making us feel like she resented us being there.

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Gallup, New Mexico
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stopped in on our way to Dolores and the Anasazi cultural Center. This was a good lunch...burger and salad for me, Ham and egg sandwich for her. Price is right...real down home feel... with a hanging artificial flower basket count of 8! Good prices. Yummy fries!

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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83 reviews 83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Came here on a recommendation from our waitress at Las Casita de Cortez and since our dinner the night for was great we figured she knew good food, and she did! We again had a great waitress who kept our coffee cups topped off, our orders taken and filled quickly. The breakfast was fairly standard but prepared very well. You... More 

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Windsor, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We arrived just at the changeover between breakfast and lunch, and we're offered the main menu. We asked if we could order breakfast and they happily obliged us with breakfast menus and subsequent great food. The green chili is superb! No kick, but loaded with flavor. Bacon was cooked crispy the way I like. Pancakes were very tasty. I would... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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127 reviews 127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This diner is very quaint complete with jukeboxes. They have signs posted saying that they don't take credit/debit cards and only pre approved checks. The food was ok, it tasted like something I would have ordered from Denny's, nothing special. Prices were more than Denny's but still reasonable and the service was fair. Bottom line, if you are going for... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We ate there three times. It was just simple. Eggs and sausage and hash browns and toast or biscuit and gravy. You can't get better then that. Thank Your EL Grande. Loved it.. If we go back we will frequent again!!!!!!!

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Springfield, IL
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

Enroute to the 4 corners from Durango, stopped at this lovely diner. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious. A great small city diner along the main drag. Other customers spoke to us and we had a lovely visit.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Burgers were great, but when the hotroast beef sandwich another customer had ordered went by we knew we should have had that. Exactly what we expected with a downtown diner and the food very good! I expect the breakfast is excellent.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Using coments from Trip Advisor we stopped here for breakfast after leaving Mesa Verde NP headed West. Food was hearty and delicious. Staff was friendly and quick. We were obviously not regulars but several customers spoke to us. The decor hasn't changed since the 1960s and is authentic. Take the option of biscuits and gravy instead of toast, you will... More 

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Address: 28 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-3209
Phone Number: 970-565-9996
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
Cuisine: Diner

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