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Once Upon a Sandwich

Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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7 W Main, Cortez, CO 81321
970 565 8292
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Sandwiches

There is nothing fancy about this restaurant,but who cares. The sandwiches are delicious! We had a French Dip and Turkey Panini Wrap, and a Garden Salad. For the three of us the bill was $25. The prices are very fair. There is a large assortment of salads and sandwiches, Also a couple of soups. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
wardgarner
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Castro Valley, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Castro Valley, California
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

There is nothing fancy about this restaurant,but who cares. The sandwiches are delicious! We had a French Dip and Turkey Panini Wrap, and a Garden Salad. For the three of us the bill was $25. The prices are very fair. There is a large assortment of salads and sandwiches, Also a couple of soups. The service is just okay, nothing... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have learned to ask the hotel staff for advice on eateries preferred by the local population. That is how we discovered this gem. The capacity is larger than it appears to be from the old store front. The atmosphere is a reminder of a country "meat and three." The cuisine did not disappoint. We thoroughly enjoyed our stuffed veggie... More 

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Dolores, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a favorite lunch place for us. They always have several daily specials and I've never been disappointed. The service has always great and the prices are reasonable. I would recommend this place!

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Rico, Colorado
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I love this place! Fantastic, homemade & fresh! The menu is varied to appeal to everyone and the prices are inexpensive! The fact that the owner, whom is also the server & cashier, is on the phone, is testament to her skills! They are just that busy and instead of "not answering" the phone to take to go orders, she... More 

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Fayetteville, AR
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I'm a little humored to read others reviews about the owner being on her cell phone, because we witnessed the same thing, but had a different reaction to it. We were amazed at how well she multi-tasked and assumed she was taking to-go orders over the phone. She was very attentive, taking the time to offer suggestions to our indecisive... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was my first time here.The owner waited on us and was nice and friendly. The food may seem on the pricey side but the ingredients are fresh and the amount of food you get makes it worth it. I will definitely come back.

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Sequim, Washington
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108 reviews 108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We have been to Once Upon a Sandwich many times over the years. The owners have always maintained high quality and the attendance by the locals has been steady over the years. They give friendly service and always are smiling. We will return for lunch.

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

First let me say I've been here before. Unfortunately I just don't find it all that spectacular. I definitely felt the owner was not friendly, or she was just in a bad mood the day we were there. There was no talking, no chatting, or any warmth whatsoever. The food was just OK - I've had worse and I've had... More 

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Topeka, KS
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Walked in for lunch and it was pretty busy. Seated ourselves eventually ... we didn't realize we weren't supposed to wait. Got a table and waited a while for someone to take our order ... when it happened, no "hey", "how are ya?", just stood and looked at us with pen in hand. Everyone loved their food however. I had... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I cannot believe I ate in the same place as the other reviewers! The food was pretty lousy, I had a Navajo Taco that was bland and cold and wet, my husband had sloppy joes that had a ton of sugar and seemed to have more large chunks of celery than beef. The owner prebussed our table, and was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 W Main, Cortez, CO 81321
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: 970 565 8292

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?