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7 W Main, Cortez, CO 81321
970 565 8292
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    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
Locals Know Best

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
timgoode48
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Montgomery, Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Montgomery, Alabama
Senior Contributor
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
Senior Contributor
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
131 reviews 131 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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missoula
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We walked in to great classical music! Seat your self......there's no sign. Service started out a little slow but by the end of the meal we were hooked. The wraps and sandwiches are a meal for two, very tasty. The owner wrapped our leftovers, packed them in ice for our trip and gave us advice on what to see in... 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: Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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