We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dairy King-Empire

181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
+1 303-569-3103
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (13 reviews)
“scones” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
American, Fast Food
PRICE
$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (43)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed November 9, 2018

We stop here when we can while going to or coming from the mountains. It seems like it changed hands but the food is still good and the shakes are as well. They almost always have customers parked here when we go by. We'll be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SanDwag66
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Finding ourselves in Empire around lunch time we decided to see what this little town had to offer. Always looking for local places to eat instead of a chain restaurant. We stumbled onto Dairy King. A very small establishment with big flavor! They seem to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nanajan
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Stopped in there on the way back from Granby as it was getting late. Ordered a bacon cheese burger and chocolate shake. The burger was juicy and tasty, like you used to get at roadside burger stands! I seek those out wherever I go. Shake...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Paul M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

If you’re headed up Berthoud Pass and find yourself in need of a snack be sure to forego the typical fast food stops and hold out for a visit to the Empire Dairy King. This locally owned and operated burger and ice cream joint has...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jessicakV5045WE
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

You can not find these little burger and shake joints anymore. I was excited when we stumbled on this place. The food was excellent and the staff were so nice. Try the caramel shake...it is awesome on a hot day!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JosieAnnMagnolia
Reviewed July 14, 2018

The cones are a bit of a disappointment since they only put a small scoop of ice cream in a huge waffle cone. you can get burgers and other stuff here but I only tried the ice cream.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Doug K
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

This place is hard to beat for authentic old school cool shakes, burgers, ice cream. Empire is your typical small Colorado town and Dairy King is a definite must stop spot while passing through. Their burgers/fries/onion rings are crazy good and remind you of small...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank rudyruru
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

This “easy to drive right past” burger and ice cream stand on the main, four block drag of Empire, Colorado is a repository of world-class chocolate soft serve, which to some people won’t seem like much. But for those of us who were raised on...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Splash46
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.

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Karen J
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Americas Best Value Inn-Georgetown Lodge
467 reviews
3.15 miles away
Blair Motel
12 reviews
8.19 miles away
The Vintage Resort Hotel & Conference Center
354 reviews
9.32 miles away
Century Casino & Hotel Central City
77 reviews
9.41 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Jenny's Restaurant
62 reviews
.09 miles away
Lewis Sweet Shop
36 reviews
.06 miles away
Hard Rock Cafe
79 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Mile Hi Rafting
242 reviews
2.44 miles away
St. Mary's Glacier
335 reviews
4.05 miles away
Loveland Ski Area
364 reviews
4.04 miles away
Mad Adventures
70 reviews
4.34 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Dairy King-Empire staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 E Park Ave, Empire, CO 80438
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Empire
  • Phone Number: +1 303-569-3103
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing