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$5 - $14
American, Cafe, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing special. Food was decent and prices were reasonable. Breakfast looked like it might be their thing, but we had lunch and it was just OK.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Got *huge* breakfast here. Far more than expected (not gonna ding them for that). I had a southwestern omelet and english muffin. It was good. Wife got some eggs, sausage, and side of 'silver dollar' pancakes that were regular size. Sausage was the worst thing...on either plate, seemed like a frozen pre-fab fast food patty, kinda rubbery, but that's really the only bad thing we had between the two of us, and is admittedly nit-picky. I'd return here for breakfast.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 10, 2021 via mobile

Went here twice so far. Cinnamon rolls and the homemade coffee cake are a must. Get some to go! Breakfast burritos awesome as well as most every breakfast selection, get the hash browns extra crispy for sure. Nice wait staff, order first then sit and...be served. So have order ready before entering so you won’t be flustered. Gets crowded fast. Varies all morning. Open for lunch but not for dinner. No dumb masks either or stupid social distancing. Like old times. At least someone here knows the facts. Great stop. We will come again for sure. 😊More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

Great breakfast place. Wonderful service and would highly recommend. We had the Omelet supreme and it was fabulous. Hashbrowns were exceptional but most of all the service was great. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 17, 2021

I used to eat at this restaurant quite a bit; however, it implemented an ordering process whereby when you check in at the host/hostess stand you have to order -- like fast food. At opening on weekends, there is a long line of people waiting...to get in because everyone has to order before they are seated. If paying by credit card, you pay your tip when you order, before you receive any service. Makes it difficult to add something to your order and, unless paying in cash, compensate wait staff based upon the service provided. I understand that this may be a consequence of small businesses competing with federal unemployment benefits; however other businesses seem to manage with wait staff. They seem to be packed on the weekends with a line of people waiting.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 11, 2021

Although they have altered the way you order due to short staffing, it worked out fine. We had a party of 6, gave our order at the register, seated, then food was brought out to us. It was well done, wonderful service and excellent food....It was one of the least expensive places we ate with our party of 6.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 19, 2021

Best food of the whole trip. Absolutely the best tortilla soup ever and the club and vegie sandwich were perfect. Serve breakfast all day and saw yummy looking plates pass our table.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 21, 2021

This place is the most efficiently run place I have ever been to. They took my order as I came in and my food was on the table in record time. The breakfast was great, especially the hash browns.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed January 30, 2021

I was very excited to have a nice breakfast at this restaurant. It started off with a long line, which is fine I do not mind waiting and normally this means they have good food. This is not the case for mountain lyon cafe. The...eggs were clearly out of a carton which is pretty absurd for how much an omelet is. It tasted absolutely awful! Practically like rubber. The pancakes were not good but not the worst. The only good thing I had to eat was hashbrowns and that is indeed very hard to mess up. Very upset I came to eat breakfast here. Was a big waste of $20. I wish I did not tip as much as I did because the service was almost as bad as the food. The one upside was that the food came out quickly but after it was brought out no one came to check on me once. I was out of water for so long and had to go up to the counter to ask for a box after I was sitting there for about 10-15 minutes after I finished eating waiting to get checked on.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed September 12, 2020 via mobile

We stumbled on this cafe while driving thru Silverthorne on our way to Steamboat Springs and happy we stopped for breakfast. Menus posted at entryway were easy to read and the line of customers flowed smoothly and efficiently as we placed our order and paid...before heading to our table. We both ordered the multigrain Colorado cakes that came with an egg and two slices of bacon. Excellent food, excellent service. We would definitely return when we’re in the area again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Breakfast and Lunch
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Response from jodienl | Reviewed this property |
I believe they're open 6:30-2 during the week. I'm not quite sure of the open time but they close daily at 2.
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Yes, Mountain Lyon Cafe offers takeout services.

Mountain Lyon Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5