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“Terrible meal in Ouray” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Silver Nugget Cafe

Silver Nugget Cafe
740 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427
970 325 4100
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Ranked #21 of 26 Restaurants in Ouray
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Texas
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Terrible meal in Ouray”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2008

This is not an inexpensive restaurant so save your money. My husband had the salmon and I had the trout. Both were dry and flavorless. We asked the waiter if the fish was fresh and he said "it is fresh/frozen so it is not gelatinous". The potatoes were dry and the vegetables were tasteless.

The waiter (owner?) never asked how our meal was - perhaps he knew.

Unfortunately we did not read tripadvisor before making the decision to eat at the Silver Nugget. Hopefully someone else will learn from our mistake.

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palo alto,ca
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The Fresh Trout was frozen”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2008

This was the worse meal I've eatten in years. The owner- cook had no business cooking in a restaurant. The fresh trout tasted frozen. The bread was stale and reheated. The cook told us he usual made packaged mashed potaoes but for the first time for us he was making real mashed potatoes. As in really bad.
This restaurant was sold in the last year. The only good about it was the view.

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silvernugget, Owner at Silver Nugget Cafe, responded to this review, November 23, 2008
We have never had a customer complain to us about the trout. Most people make comments like "sublime" or delicious. I am sorry this person didn't enjoy their meal.
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california
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“The worst place to eat in Colorado”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2008

The food is terrible. The "fresh trout" was frozen and smelled terrible, the bread was staled . It was the worst food we had in our entire trip. We will never go there again.

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Philadelphia,PA
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice Breakfast Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2008

While in Ouray, we ate here for breakfast and had a good experience. Their breakfast burrito had a chile sauce that was beautiful and sublime. I would whole-heartedly suggest this breakfast burrito for everyone, it was flavorful, not too spicy, and for those of you who respect good recipes, a truly world class sauce on this burrito. The coffee was perfect, and the staff (owner?) was very pleasant and accomodating.

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Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2007

We didn't even have to eat here to have a bad opinion of this restaurant. We were in Ouray for our anniversary. Two weeks prior, my husband called to find out more about the restaurant and make a reservation. The number listed for the restaurant is a cell phone. Guy he talked to said there'd be live music at 7pm, the reservation was set for 6pm. From the Ouray hotel day of, my husband called again, talked to the guy and ask if we could come a little earlier, he was told "Sure, come in anytime tonight". We arrived a little before 6pm and the place is closed. Hours on the door say 5pm - 10pm, but the place is dark and the door is locked. Bad for business buddy.

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