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“Like mom used to make it, only (probably) better.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jan's Family Restaurant and Lounge

Jan's Family Restaurant and Lounge
304 US Highway 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211
719-395-6940
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Ranked #4 of 35 Restaurants in Buena Vista
Cuisines: American
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Buena Vista, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Like mom used to make it, only (probably) better.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

There may be places in Buena Vista that do one specific dish better than Jan's, but for quality and value in a large selection of dishes covering every meal, this place can't be topped. Friendly servers only add to the experience. As several other reviews have noted, you go to Jan's for the food not the atmosphere, although there was really never anything wrong with your mom's kitchen table was there?

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A local's favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Best breakfast and friendly servers who check on you to make sure you having a great time. You do not go for ambiance just good food.

Visited November 2012
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Denver, CO.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Place To Stop and Eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Fantastic food for as long as I have been going to Buena Vista. A very dear friend own this restaurant for about 10 years in the 80's and the food has always been great. I'm sure that Jan would remember my friend Glen Golder, Owner of then called, Golders Nugget. If you stop by do me a favor if she's there, tell Jan I said Hi from a friend of Glen Golder. Thanks.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Falls Church, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“down home cooking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Traveling through Buena Vista, Jan's was recommended by the gas station we stopped at. Grilled cheese sandwich, blt sandwich, fries, garden salad, iced tea.....all good. The rhubarb and strawberry pie was quite a treat!! The place was comfortable inside and the waitress was very nice. Everyone seemed to know everyone there.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bath, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Food and Service gets even better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Jan's is one of those restaurants you can't go wrong with. Hard to believe the service and food has got better since our last visits (a year ago), but, Jan and her team have certainly worked on a winning combination - great food, great service, friendly atmosphere (and they have Blue Moon on tap for the evening diners!).

From the corned beef hash to the chile rellenos and eggs (first time and won't be the last!), to their fantastic omelettes, waffles and pancakes - breakfast is a real treat. You'll be served with a smile and you won't have to wait. Right on Highway 24 from Salida to Leadville, in beautiful Buena Vista, Jan's is worth a nice, long stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Right up there in our five stars!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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