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“You won't be disappointed!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mountain Shadows Restaurant

Mountain Shadows Restaurant
2223 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-3324
+1 719-633-2122
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Ranked #7 of 1,178 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Price range: $5 - $16
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Hamburgers, Mexican
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Overland Park, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“You won't be disappointed!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The sign says "where the locals eat!" and if there's anything I've learned in my travels, this is the kind of place you don't want to miss. It's a neighborhood diner - located in a cute little blue house with patio seating out front. We sat outside on a beautiful Friday afternoon and ate breakfast. The blueberry pancakes are delicious! It's important to note they serve breakfast all day! The staff was friendly and took very good care of us. We will be back!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Broomfield, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Very busy, but great staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a nice little restaurant away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. We just ordered an appetizer and drinks, service was pretty slow, took over an hour to order and get our food. But the waitress explained the mixup and some other patrons another table stated they eat there all the time and this was the first time they have ever had issues. So I can't judge them for this one time. What we ordered decent.

Visited August 2014
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Dayton, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“As good as it gets for home style breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We decided on Mountain Shadows after reading Tripadvisor reviews. So glad we did. Easy to find on the main street (Colorado Ave.). It is in a converted house with tables inside and outside to enjoy the morning depending on the weather. This is not "fine dining" so don't expect linens and upscale decor. It is a "home away from home" environment with local retirees, construction workers and tourists. You come there to get your wake up coffee and a filling, delicious breakfast. Lunch would be a relaxing break from the hustle of the day. Service is top notch. These ladies are here to take care of you not to hide somewhere and text their friends or pout because they didn't want to work today. They know their job and execute it with a smile. If they are covered up, they acknowledge you and let you know "I'll be right back hon." Who doesn't like to be called hon first thing in the morning? So you will be taken care of quickly and friendly. We ate here twice and were not disappointed with anything we had. Wife loved the biscuits and gravy as did I. I am a huge fan of pancaked so I always have to try them. When you order pancakes they ask if you would like small, medium or large. So glad I went with medium. I think we would have had trouble fitting a large on the table! Very good 'cakes! Also my eggs were always cooked perfectly. Huge portions on everything we saw served so come hungry! Give them a try and support a local business owner and her employees.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tulsa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Eat the breakfast or lunch type food; not dinner.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This restaurant is very highly rated. For dinner, one family member had breakfast and one had lunch. Both looked good and they said were very good. I had dinner and I was disappointed. Maybe due to my choices, french onion soup and chicken fried steak. The soup was poor and the entree was obviously pre-packaged.

Visited July 2014
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Denver, CO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A good find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Came here with family and friends and wasn't super impressed. My veggie burger was home made and delicious. Servings were very generous. Cute place but wish they could have seated us outside as inside was very difficult to hear a conversation and not ideal for children. Service was excellent.

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