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$3 - $14
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American, Healthy, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vacationing in the Rockies and stopped at lunch time in Buena Vista on our way to Pikes Peak. This place was recommended by many and they were right. I like to try the chicken salad when comparing sandwich places. It was great, made even better...by the sturdy-but-moist bread. Tasty with excellent textures. Service was great. Ambience was fun.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this restaurant because of previous reviews and good outdoor seating. Our group had chicken panini, carrot ginger soup, chicken noodle soup, curried Hummus, lemonade and iced tea. It took a bit to choose from the menu because of enticing items from each category of...appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, desserts and entrees. A tempting bakery selection was available. Prices were reasonable. We ate outside on the large patio, under a shade umbrella with metal seating. Service was excellent, with drink refills offered. Chicken was chunky in the sandwiches, crusty bread good too. Vegetables were fresh and crisp for the hummus. Recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great artisan bakery and sandwiches. Three of us ate outside on the patio for lunch, based on TripAdvisor reviews. Two of us had great sandwiches on fresh artisan bread. I had a half salad that was very fresh with great grilled chicken. Will definitely return...on our next drive through Buena Vista, CO.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had the Angus sirloin and mozz (hold the mozz) on panini and carrot coconut soup, and they were fantastic. But for some unknown reason, not one server walking past to deliver food to nearby tables could be bothered to check in with me. They...wouldn't even look in my direction. I finally had to practically yell at a waiter walking by to get more water. What's up with that?More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022

While mostly "lunch style" food, i.e. burgers, salads, soups etc., they do have a limited amount of full meals. We ordered the trout and it was very good, The brussel sprouts as a vegetable, not so much, as they were basically raw and so hard...you couldn't bite into them. Its an easy fix - just cook them! All in all we enjoyed it and would recommend - especially for lunch.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022 via mobile

I come here all the time for lunch. It is phenomenal. The chicken cesar salad, the chicken salad sandwich, the broccoli & cheddar soup, the ginger carrot soup, and the rainbow trout are my favorites and regular lunches. The pumpkin chocolate chip bread, sweet blueberry...bread, and the salted peanut butter cookies are killer. If you are in town, hands down best pick for lunch (or dinner when they are available for dinner due to staffing).More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 4, 2022 via mobile

We have enjoyed the delicious draft beer, homemade bread and delicious food here many times. This visit, we stopped by to have a beer while waiting for AAA, as our car had a dead battery and a flat tire. Once the manager found out about...our predicament, Tracy loaned us her tire compressor and told us exactly where to get the best help locally. She was such an angel and we were able to resolve the issue in one hour. AAA didn’t respond until 5 hours later. Every experience we have had here with all the staff has been incredible, but this one topped them all.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 27, 2022

This is consistently all of our guests favorite place to eat in town. We love it as well. My favorite is their coconut carrot soup with half of any of their sandwiches.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2022

The meal was perfect! Long wait, but it is summer vacation time. Eat the raveoli. You will not be sorry. It is the best!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 17, 2022 via mobile

We looked on trip advisor for good recommendation and this restaurant did not disappoint. Great bread, sandwiches and soups.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022

We're spending the night in Buena Vista after a great day rafting through Brown's Canyon on the Arkansas river. I found Simple Eatery on TA and we chose it based on excellent reviews--which it turns out are well-deserved! Three out of five of us ordered...Elk burgers and they were very tasty--although closer to medium-rare than medium as requested. The pretzel buns work well and we ordered a side salad and two cups of their soup as sides--all good! One son ordered an angus burger and chips that he enjoyed and the other tried the bison ravioli with pesto sauce which he loved! Overall we would definitely eat here again and recommend it to others.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 10, 2022 via mobile

The line was really long to order food. They have a QR code in the line to order online, so we did. Then after we ordered they told us we weren’t allowed to have a table and the online orders were only for take out....That was not stated online or on the confirmation. Apparently money spent online is not as valuable as money spent at the counter. Terrible customer service.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

A road trip restaurant that was very good,. If you are on your way through you MUST eat here=. Very good lunch food.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022

Our favorite restaurant in BV! Our summer tradition is an early dinner here followed by ice cream next door at Louie’s (also highly recommended). The kids don’t even mind the wait in line, as they can browse in the TrailHead store, which shares a building...with Simple. We love the casual, family-friendly ambiance on the patio and the friendly service. The mango fig salad, housemade bread, and berry lemonade come highly recommended among a very good menu. Everything is fresh, flavorful, and delicious!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022

Great menu and selection. Food was excellent. Our party had four different selections. All was above average.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Yes, as the other folks indicated, I'm not sure if they accept reservations, or not. If you're worried give them a call. The number of indoor table is limited, but we've never had trouble getting a seat. Good luck and enjoy... More
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SIMPLE EATERY, Buena Vista - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Simple Eatery offers takeout services.

Simple Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5