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Benson's Tavern & Beer Garden

American, Bar, Pub
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128 North F Street, Salida, CO
(719) 539-9391
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!!

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Thank Sherrie Q
Buena Vista, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Kasie N
Salida, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Stopped in for drinks before exploring downtown Salida. LIked it so much we came back for appetizers and a burgers. Beer was cold; food was fresh and the live entertainment was fun and upbeat. Great place for a relaxing afternoon beer as well as lively entertainment later in the evening.

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Salida, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Looking for a friendly tavern for a quick meal? Try Benson's. Good simple meals, try a burger, wings, or fish and chips. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. The "Cheers" of Salida. Great deal at happy hour for beer. The Bloody Mary's are good and spicy. See you there.

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Thank Sandra H
Florissant, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Great sandwiches and service. Waitress was friendly and helpful, food was quick and good. Definitely will go again.

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Thank Hthorne831
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This was the only place I found still serving food when I rolled into town. Varied menu presented multiple good choices and food delivered was nicely done. Felt very comfortable sitting at bar on my own with locals filling up the place around me. Football on tv fun but not all encompassing

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Thank Elise B
Salida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

The atmosphere is very much a "bar". This place only has high tables and for short people this gets very uncomfortable. Perhaps in the summer when you can eat outdoors other seating is available. I ordered the street tacos. My tacos were falling apart even before it was set down in front of me. The meat was flavored too strong... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were a group of four friends visiting Salida. We walked over to Benson's for a beer and to kill a little time while waiting for a table at The Fritz. We got the booth in the front corner window, which was a nice little spot. We ended up coming back over after dinner for more drinks, and that time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 North F Street, Salida, CO
  • 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?