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Dairy King-Empire

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181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
303.569.3103
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is a great local restaurant with delicious fries and HUGE twist ice cream cones! They only take cash so be prepared. They have very limited seating but there are some tables out on the patio. The food is typical fast food fare but with a homegrown diner kind of style. You'll enjoy!

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Thank Troy S
DALLAS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While driving through Colorado we saw a few Dairy Kings and finally stopped while passing through Empire to get back to Denver. Excellent burgers, shakes, etc. No frills. Nothing fancy. Just good quality food. I don't know about you, but I try to steer clear of chain-type restaurants. So, when I'm out of town I am drawn to places like... More 

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Thank rudyruru
Fraser, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always stop here when passing through Empire. This is a family business that makes great burgers and shakes at a fair price. The real deal. Good stuff.

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Thank dhemphill2016
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We always stop here when leaving the mountains driving back to the front range for ice cream cones to go and we have never never been unhappy with any ice cream. Heck one day we will finally stop for a burger and fries to see how good they probably are.

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Thank 07BigBlue
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I love coming up here! It's such a beautiful drive and it's such a cute town! I highly recommend it. I usually get the creamsicle or chai shake. They only take cash so become prepared!

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Thank Devyne P
Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Driving back to Denver from Vail, we were looking for some ice cream. This was the nearest place -- on US 40 just a few miles off of I-70. Once we saw the hamburgers we ordered one too. They were terrific. Toasted buns, fresh condiments, a choice of cheeses, and a generous patty. We didn't try the fries, shakes or... More 

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Thank zil22
lawrence
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Basically, their shake seemed to be their ice cream whipped around in a blender. But it cooled us off, and served its purpose.

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Thank LawrenceJhawk1
Littleton, Colorado
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We really enjoy frozen yogurt but ya gotta love a real soft serve ice cream once in a while. Splurge here....so creamy. Great stop after skiing at Winter Park.

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Thank Kathy S
Empire, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

It is family owned and operated, and by the same GREAT lady for many years. Always service with a smile. Have eaten their food MANY times in the past 30 years, and always LOVE it!

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Thank Char H
Denver, Colorado
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230 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here for the first time for some good ol ice cream on our way home from a day in the mountains hunting and tagging our Christmas tree before the snow flies. Their shop is tiny as all get out but the ice cream is fantastic and more the worth the stop. I cannot believe I have drove... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Empire
  • Phone Number: 303.569.3103

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