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Once Upon a Sandwich

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7 W Main, Cortez, CO 81321
970 565 8292
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I just want a great burger, salad, or sandwich... This is where I go!!!

In search of the best reuben, hamburger, sandwich or homemade soup? You just found it!!! I have lived here for 15 plus years and have never had a bad meal! Everything is great! Want a beer with lunch? They have it! Rick and Caroline have always outdone themselves!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bluemoon3860
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Cortez, Colorado
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Cortez, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In search of the best reuben, hamburger, sandwich or homemade soup? You just found it!!! I have lived here for 15 plus years and have never had a bad meal! Everything is great! Want a beer with lunch? They have it! Rick and Caroline have always outdone themselves!

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Thank bluemoon3860
Cortez, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

At the last minute I needed help with food and drink for a Celebration of Life. Carolyn and Rick took a phone call the night before and had everything ready by 1:00P the next day. Made a difficult day easier for all concerned.

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Thank Joyce S
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The food was good ...my clam chowder was lacking in clams, but otherwise delicious. The biggest plus to the establishment was the gentleman behind the bar. I didn't catch his name but he was very capable and even offered to make me something else if I didn't like my drink, no charge. It got busy around noon so be sure... More 

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Thank Kate K
South Ogden Utah, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We ate here 2 years ago and my husband wanted to come back for the meatloaf. This visit -- no meatloaf but everything was delicious. The retail space in front is now a bar; the restaurant space felt a little neglected. They were setting up for karaoke nite and having a new security system installed and I think everyone from... More 

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Thank Liz C
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Came in to get sandwiches to go and ended up eating there. We both ordered wraps which were served hot. They were excellent!!! Full bar and karaoke in the evening. Everyone is very friendly!!!

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Thank Cheryl L
Phoenix
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92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I had a family member who was terminally ill, I live out of town and wanted to send some food for the family, could not find a location who would deliver, another restaurant suggested them, I called and they bent over backwards to serve my need’s, and delivered with CARE, I was told the sandwich’s where great and greatly needed.... More 

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Thank varoom39m
Bakersfield
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82 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We stopped here for a quick lunch on our way to Mesa Verde. All food was great and highly recommend if you driving through Cortez.

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Thank mobpas
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We really enjoyed this cafe. I ordered the chicken chile quiche and my husband had a burger. It was unusual for a quiche--very little egg, but it was delicious! It was layers of chicken, green chilies and lots of cheddar cheese in a very good crust. She offered to smother it with green chili sauce, but I had mine without.... More 

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Thank judyh481
Gilbert, Arizona
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Turkey, Gouda and Avocado wrap...The Bomb. It was so tasty I bought the ingredients and am making them at home.

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Thank saykso
Cortez, Colorado
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is decorated like grandma's attic with piles of OLD National Geographic's thrown pel mel between the booths. Like most Cortez Restaurateurs the owners here are clueless about ambiance, or what might make for professional surroundings. The soup WOULD be good, but whomever makes it doesn't bother to chop much...the "soup" is big hunks of vegetable matter in some... 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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