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Cutthroat Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Diner
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157 Main St, Bailey, CO 80421-3007
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Providence, Rhode Island
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We left Breck via the Boreas Pass. We came upon this around lunch time. Was a weekday and lunch time but about half full. Food was good, atmosphere was quirky (but not cutthroat lol), however I would have liked food and service to be a little quicker. Still a good spot to stop. And since you're there, check out the... More 

Thank Bethany P
Oakland, California
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113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cafe is charming, with a theme of fishing. ("Cutthroat" is the name of a species of trout, not the character of the owner or customers.) But at least when we went, there was no trout on the menu. I had a grilled cheese sandwich, with a side of cottage cheese, and my husband had the tuna melt, with a... More 

Thank McGillMomAlbany
Chicago Suburbs
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in on our way to Ouray. Ordered the tuna melt and it was amazing. Served with fries, it was the perfect lunch. Would love to go back again sometime. Traveling with friends and they enjoyed their meals also.

Thank ChiTown_Judy
Roscoe, Illinois
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This was a stop along our drive through the mountains. The service was friendly, the other patrons were friendly and the food was typical diner food. Nothing special, but enough to fill you up on your journey. There aren't a lot of choices for food in this area, but this place did just fine for a quick lunch. They had... More 

Thank gina208
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Chip and the crew at Cuttroat are always ready to please and serve up such generous portions. Any time I am even NEAR Bailey, I make time to visit for breakfast or lunch.

Thank Dawg1969
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186 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The staff was very friendly. The food was good. I had a burger. My wife had a salad. everything was good.

Thank SH1304
Pine, Colorado
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

More like home-cooking, not anywhere close to fine-dining. Pretty good menu variety, fair prices, reasonable service. Nothing special but fills the tummy.

Thank John N
Medina, Texas
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Stopped in once for dinner and shared both a club sandwich and a hot ham-and-cheese. Both sandwiches were fine, but nothing special. The french fries were above average. The next morning we stopped in for breakfast. We had the "Reel" breakfast which was typical eggs, bacon, hash browns, toast, etc. Also had french toast. Again, both meals were perfectly fine... More 

Thank Mark M
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

poor service and below average , poor parking and not that clean probably not the best choice in and around Bailey

Thank bradwegscheider
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Stopped for lunch and decided to eat on the patio. Patio was filthy with sand bags and broken glass on the stairway. Hadn't been cleaned in months! We in to use the restroom and I looked at the floor behind the counter. DISGUSTING! 1 positive thing..the bathroom was clean. I ordered a grilled ham and cheese with a a salad.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Main St, Bailey, CO 80421-3007
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Bailey
  • Phone Number: 303-816-5099

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?