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Dairy King-Empire

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CUISINES
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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BURGERS
90% Lean Ground Chuck
3.64
Regular
4.04
1/4 Lb
4.44
Double
5.04
1/2 Lb
6.09
Bison
4.99
Black Bean
4.99
Garden Veggie
CHEESES
0.25
American
0.4
Swiss
0.4
Cheddar
0.4
Jack Cheddar
0.4
Pepper Jack
0.4
Provolone
0.5
Blue
HOT DOGS
3.44
Regular Dog
4.09
Foot Long Dog
1.95
Corn Dog
KIDS MEALS
Comes w/ 1/2 Reg. FF & Kids Soft-drink
4.99
Burger
4.99
Nuggets
4.99
Hot Dog
4.99
Grilled Cheese
4.99
Peanut Butter & Jelly
4.19
Corn Dog
FRIES, ETC.
Sauce Options: Ranch, BBQ, Sriracha Ranch, Marinara
2.59
Reg. Fry
4.39
Large Fry
4.49
Zucchini
4.49
Mushrooms
4.49
Onion Rings
4.49
Cheese Sticks
Reg 3.29
Large 5.19
Cheese Fry
Reg 2.99
Large 4.99
Sweet Potato Fries
GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICHES
4.69
Lemon Pepper
4.69
Cajun
4.69
Teriyaki
5.49
Buffalo Blue Cheese
4.69
Pineapple Habanero
5.69
Cordon Bleu
5.49
Pesto Provolone
on a ciabatta roll
5.69
Chicken Fingers
w/ FF
4.69
Chicken Finger Sandwich
GRILLED SANDWICHES
3.44
Grilled Cheese
4.99
Grilled Ham & Cheese
4.99
Grilled Turkey & Swiss
4.99
BLT
4.99
Patty Melt
FEATURED ITEMS
Small 2.3
Medium 2.98
Large (It's Big One) 3.67
Dip Chocolate, Nuts of Sprinkles 0.5
Soft Serve Cones
Vanilla, Chocolate or Twist
Small (w/ Soft Serve) 3.5
Medium (w/ Soft Serve) 3.9
Large (w/ Soft Serve) 4.3
Small (w/ Hard Ice Cream) 4.7
Medium (w/ Hard Ice Cream) 5.1
Large (w/ Hard Ice Cream) 5.45
Shakes & Floats
Flavors (soft serve): Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Cherry, Pineapple, Marshmallow, Lemon Lime, Creamsicle, Banana, Caramel, Butterscotch, Apple Cider, Coconut, Coffee, Chocolate Chip, Root Beer, Mocha, Peanut Butter, Almond, Peppermint, Chai
Small (w/ Soft Serve) 3.85
Medium (w/ Soft Serve) 4.25
Large (w/ Soft Serve) 4.65
Small (w/ Hard Ice Cream) 5.05
Medium (w/ Hard Ice Cream) 5.45
Large (w/ Hard Ice Cream) 5.8
Malts
Flavors (soft serve): Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Cherry, Pineapple, Marshmallow, Lemon Lime, Creamsicle, Banana, Caramel, Butterscotch, Apple Cider, Coconut, Coffee, Chocolate Chip, Root Beer, Mocha, Peanut Butter, Almond, Peppermint, Chai
Single Scoop 3.41
Double Scoop 5.14
Hard Ice Cream Cones
Single Scoop 3.91
Double Scoop 5.64
Waffle Cones
Childs 3.45
Small 3.85
Medium 4.25
Large 4.65
Flurries
Soft Serve Blended w/ Candy, Butter Finger, Mm, Oreo, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Nestle Crunch, Heath, Hershey Dark Choc, Peanut Butter, Mm's Maui Delight, Reese's Pieces
Small 3
Medium 3.5
Large 3.9
Soft Serve Sundaes
Small 3.6
Medium 4.05
Large 4.45
Single (Hot Fudge w/ Hard Ice Cream) 4.15
Double (Hot Fudge w/ Hard Ice Cream) 5.89
Hot Fudge
6.75
Banana Split
ITALIAN SODAS
16oz 1.6
24oz 2.4
Flavoring Cream & Soda Water Over Ice
Vanilla, Salted Caramel, Strawberry, Raspberry, Almond, Lime, Blackberry, Coconut or Hazelnut
SOFT DRINKS
Small $1.20; Medium $1.45; Large $1.70
Pepsi
Orange
Diet Pepsi
Dr. Pepper
Mountain Dew
Root Beer
Sierra Mist
Lemonade
Fresh Brewed Iced Tea
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

If you happen to be in Empire this is a great place to grab a burger, fries, and some ice cream. I did not get the corn dog but saw someone else with one and I was jealous. The shakes are great. The place is...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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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
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