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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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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Virginia
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227 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank SNG56
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1 of 5 stars 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!!

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Thank Sherrie Q
Buena Vista, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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CiCiWtraveleratlarge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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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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
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?