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“charming town, fun restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Buffalo Restaurant & Bar

Buffalo Restaurant & Bar
1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
(303) 567-2729
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Exit #240 of I-70
Description: Our menu has something for every taste—succulent buffalo and beef steaks, spicy authentic Mexican, our unique pizza on a ciabatta style crust, spicy pork green chili, fresh made appetizers, sandwiches and desserts prepared by our own baker. Naturally, Buffalo is the Specialty of the house—100% Buffalo Burgers, Buffalo Black Bean Chili, spicy Buffalo stroganoff, Buff Philly sandwich & more. Called “the Meat of the 21st Century”, all-natural , sweet tasting Buffalo is lean, tender, low in cholesterol, and high in protein. Accommodating groups up to 150, the Buffalo is open daily from 11:00am to 10pm.. Happy hour specials are offered Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to close and a Value Menu is always available for the guest on a budget. Try our Buffalo meatloaf, homemade Onion Rings, Grilled Rocky Mountain Trout, house cut Fries, hand dipped Fried Cod, Jumbo Chicken Wings or even a Garden Burger!
too far from the wild west!
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“charming town, fun restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We always anticipate a stop in this charming town when crossing the Rockies & love having a meal at the Buffalo Bar, regardless of time. Everything's been fresh and delicious, usually getting a buffalo burger. They're pretty big so you might consider sharing, especially if you get a side too. We love the buffalo décor and artifacts, lots to see while waiting for your food. Friendly staff, almost like a 'Cheers' atmosphere. Little area for gifts and souvenirs. We will definitely return again and again!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Feel Of The Old West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We love this place. It's been in Idaho Springs ever since I started going there in 1967 and I know it's been there a LOT longer than that. Great atmosphere. Just as it must have looked in the gold rush days. My sweetie had trout the first time we went this year and it was delicious. I had the onion soup and salad and we both had that the second night we went. Some of the best onion soup I've ever had. Hearty broth and loads of onions, excellent croutons with just the right amount of cheese. Love it. A fun staff and fun surroundings. We'll go back to Buffalo Bar again and again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lawrence, Kansas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good food, fun place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We dine at this restaurant every trip to Idaho Springs and always have a good time. We usually order something made with buffalo. This time, my husband had a buffalo burger while I had buffalo chili. My all-time favorite food there is buffalo stew but I was disappointed it wasn't on the menu this time. The desserts are very good, especially the coconut cream pie, but we didn't feel they were as good as the price implied.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“A Small Piece Of History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

If traveling I-70 and you go past Idaho Springs pull off and stop and have lunch at the Buffalo.Be part of history with good stick to your ribs food with moderate prices.Good service and wonderful atmosphere.Very much a part of the Rockies.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Encinitas, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great historic bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Just had drinks, but really enjoyed the atmosphere and conversation. There's a great mural of buffalo (with a little surprise there too). Bartender was very attentive.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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