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Benson's Tavern & Beer Garden

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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128 N F St, Salida, CO 81201-2106
(719) 539-9391
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Woolwich, Maine
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting family in Salida and needed lunch for 4 adults, 1 two-year old and a dog. Benson’s filled the bill for informality and tolerance of a rambunctious child and the family pet. The patio area was sunny and pleasant, and becomes a concert venue at night. The food was typical American Southwestern with a mix of burgers and... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best home town bar with a great fun family vibe! A must visit when in town🎉 all bar staff ready to serve!!!Awesome food... Rueben full of flavor and Steak Street Tacos with a flair!

Thank Lori L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stopped in to get a beer between our hike and a movie. Tavern was packed for the Broncos/Colts game. Atmosphere was fun. Service was pretty good. Wait staff has mobile point of sale so they can swipe your card and get your receipt right at the table. You'll enjoy coming here.

Thank Paulsson72
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145 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked by and heard the band playing in the open space between two buildings. Its set-up with a neat patio area. There were some good drinks and we split some fries, which were tasty. We didn't get into the menu of burgers but, what we saw come out to other guest, looked wonderful.

Thank Gary_Colorado_Mtn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

A decent sports bar. Burger ordered medium rare was well done and seemed to have some type of spice added to meat. Onion rings OK. Five or six draft beers but many of same type. Not a good selection given what's available in Colorado. OK for watching sports event.

Thank BunkyVA
Scottsdale, Arizona
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224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel. After a long hike we were craving some burgers. This place frequented by locals delivers. Started with onion rings fabulous. Had the blue cheese bacon and Swiss mushroom burgers with fries and cole slaw. All terrific. Service was good. In addition to the food this place has fabulous people watching.

Thank SNG56
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

While we thought we had such a terrific time there on the 4th of July we come home to find someone is using our card fraudulently via the Square. This is how this establishment runs their tabs! Then they won't even answer the phone! Patrons beware!!

Thank Sherrie Q
Buena Vista, Colorado
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160 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

We tried Benson's (Salida, CO) on the recommendation of a friend for lunch today. We were not disappointed. Food was very good, tasty and served piping hot. I had the Ruben and wife had the fish & chips. Servings were large as were the included sides of fries. They have a variety of other items on the menu as well.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Good beer! Fun people.......festive environment, like your home town bar. Good selection of craft beers. Stop by here while in Salida.

Thank Kasie N
Salida, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

I had a bad experience in the past, but the last few years I have been returning and the clientele has markedly improved. The Atmosphere is a relaxed casual sometimes loud and rowdy bar and its fine in moderation. The ownership has kept on top of the customer service and insured that is a priority. The food is hit or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 N F St, Salida, CO 81201-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: (719) 539-9391

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