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“Fresh ingredients, everything homemade!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Doug's Day Diner

Doug's Day Diner
2842 Council Tree Ave, Suite 143, Fort Collins, CO 80525-6317
970-377-2660
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Ranked #49 of 491 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Family Fare, Diner
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Message from Doug:Darn near everything we create is homemade and scratch-made. From the sauces, soups, browns, fries, potato chips, biscuits, syrup, and jams, to the meats, sausages, pickles and dressings. All done to provide you with the freshest and best tasting food anywhere.
Windsor, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Fresh ingredients, everything homemade!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I've now been to the particular location of Doug's Day Diner 3 times (twice for lunch and once for breakfast). Come to Doug's with a huge appetite, split something with someone or prepare to take a bunch home because the portions are huge. Which is one reason that $10-$11 for a burger makes sense. Today we had lunch and I split a Frontier burger (think BBQ bacon cheeseburger) and a side of fries with my husband. The bun (something they call a demi-loaf) is delightful, the burger had a nice "grill" flavor, it was cooked "medium" just like we asked (and apparently that is a challenge at some restaurants, so kudos for knowing how to cook), the BBQ sauce was tasty (and there was just the right amount), the bacon was crisp, and the cheddar was sharp (and there was enough on the burger to actually taste it - what's with using those super thin cheese slices Stuft?). There were caramelized onions too, but they may have gotten a bit lost with the other stuff. So it was a great burger overall - best I've had in a long while. But even better were the fries - they start with a fresh potato - those fries had never seen a freezer, and it showed in the taste. Plus they left the skin on the potato and I really like that. I have a couple of small quibbles. First, the stuff that they call "red chili" - hmmm, I'm not sure what it is, but it didn't track with my vision of red chili. I tried it in a previous visit and I didn't really care for it. My vision is thick with beans and meat. This was more like a sauce. So stick with the green chili, or ask for some of both on the side and decide for yourself. Also, I'd like a few more options for lunch - how about a turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce? Final tip - if you go there for breakfast, get there early because the place fills up quick.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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84 reviews 84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Carne Asada Papas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

One of the best breakfast dishes I have ever had in my entire life... This breakfast had it all. The carne asada was perfectly prepared and the green chili was lights out. The whole meal was so good.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Everything is homemade!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Doug's Day Diner offers traditional breakfast fare. One thing really makes them stand out - everything is freshly made. Green chili, hash browns, biscuits, etc - everything is made in house and tastes delicious. My husband loves the breakfast burritos and omelets (both huge) and I love the blueberry pancakes (very fluffy).

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best breakfast in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The entire menu was fantastic! We ordered the green chili breakfast burrito. It was plenty for two, and the best green chili since Albuquerque.

Visited February 2014
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Severance
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93 reviews 93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great breakfast, little pricy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

This place truly has a great breakfast. They have a large menu with plenty of great choices. It gets very busy but it's worth the wait! We have also had lunch there and it was very good as well. The only rap I would have is that it is on the pricy side but the definitely don't scrimp on portions!

Visited December 2013
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