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Dairy King-Empire

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181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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!

Thank Devyne P
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank zil22
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Thank LawrenceJhawk1
Littleton, Colorado
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank Kathy S
Empire, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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!

Thank Char H
Denver, Colorado
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319 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 

Thank 07BigBlue
Aurora, Colorado
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173 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I had the foot long chili dog and GF had a cheeseburger with a side of fried mushrooms. Coming back from Granby to Denver and decided to stop at a place we have never tried. Great family owned operation with a huge heart. If you're hungry stop by. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Kenny Z
Medina, Ohio
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you like a good burger from a funky little place along the road, it doesn't get any better than this. They were featuring fresh peach milkshakes when I visited recently. Super friendly, plus a few seats outside. An American classic! Those prefab national burger chains can never duplicate a place like this no matter how much they will try.

Thank OrygunDuck
Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It is a dive diner, but OMG the blackberry malts alone keep me coming back and then the burgers are mouthwatering ... don't miss this ...

Thank OutdoorsCO
New Castle
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We've only had milkshakes so I can't comment on anything else, but the shakes were wonderful. Maybe because it's just so fun to stop at a local place like this--we stopped on our way to Winter Park and on our way back from the Park.....just because we could. I had the blackberry shake both times and my husband had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?