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Dairy King-Empire

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181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
+1 303-569-3103
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (11 reviews)
“hamburger” (3 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
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181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

We stopped here for lunch on the way back to Denver. I had a very good hamburger, and my husband had a good grilled cheese. We really enjoyed our quick lunch. We thought the prices were good.

Thank gkops
Reviewed August 27, 2017

We stopped here after we went rafting. It was a little pricey and it is a cash only place but the service was great and the food was excellent. We had a group of 10 so we took up a majority of the indoor seating....More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed August 23, 2017

I got 2 scoops of mint chocolate chip ice cream on a sugar cone yesterday. They were 2 *HUGE* scoops of yummy ice cream- it took me 15 minutes to eat them! Big menu / lots of flavor choices. There were a few tables inside...More

Thank BeckyAurora
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Hands down the best ice cream in the area. We love to stop here and get the black cherry. The staff are always friendly and helpful and the place seems to always be busy with loyal visitors. Nice work.

Thank 007BigBlue
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a hot fudge Sunday and a swirl cone. Six dollars for both and both items were huge. Sunday was loaded with hot fudge. Perfect treat!

Thank Strosclair7
Reviewed February 15, 2017

A classic small town ice cream stop. Not a franchise, just home grown. Good ice cream and fun stop in this drive by town coming home from Grand Lake.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

If you're anywhere near the little town of Empire in Colorado I highly recommend stopping at Dairy King. It's a Colorado institution and Sandy makes the most delicious shakes. Overwhelmed by the glamour options I followed her recommendation of the Blueberry Malt and it was...More

Thank henderbee
Reviewed August 23, 2016

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...More

Thank Troy S
Reviewed August 2, 2016 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...More

Thank rudyruru
Reviewed July 27, 2016

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.

Thank dhemphill2016
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Empire
  • Phone Number: +1 303-569-3103
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