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Brown Bear Cafe

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1129 Greene St, Silverton, CO 81433
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Alto, New Mexico
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100 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restaurant makes a fortune from Durango to Silverton train riders. The interior has great 19th century ambience, but we found the homemade soups to be too salty and not near temperature hot enough.

Thank Philip B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here early in the morning on our way from Durango to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Busy place in a town with real western charm. My wife had blueberry pancakes which were excellent. I had Belgian waffle which was good but a little plain. Service was harried but nothing horrible. Worth a stop for breakfast.

Thank TimPA1004
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186 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came by train so were on a fairly tight schedule as we wanted to explore the town as well as have a quick lunch. The place was full when we arrived so the service was a little slow but the waiter was very friendly and offered suggestions of places in town to visit. The club sandwich was good with... More 

Thank SylRickTraveler
Santa Rosa, California
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here twice while staying in Silverton, Co. It is very busy in the moring but any wait is worth it. Good food and friendly service.

Thank hutchplace
New York City, New York
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157 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We explored the unpaved streets of this interesting little town full of small stores, cafes and restaurants looking forward to see a duel between two cowboys...enchanting small town. We decided to stop at the Brown Bear Cafe where I had their signature Onion Soup which was delicious. It is a nice casual place. Service and food are good...simply delightful!

Thank Annie K
Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate breakfast and was good food. Service a bit slow as I think they are understaffed. Took a long time to get our check.

Thank LKito
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped outside of town and drove in for breakfast. Like so many other places in the region, part of what makes this a special place to visit is the unique history behind the structure and the bar inside. Be sure to read up on the back of the menu to learn more. The food and coffee inside isn't anything... More 

Thank Kettl3corn
San Antonio, Texas
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hungry Bear is a nice stop for lunch while visiting Silverton. They have a nice selection on the menu and the food is very good! The staff is friendly and the service was very good. Nice family atmosphere!

Thank Bob C
Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this place twice and had a burger both times. Delicious. Cute place, service is good, and burgers are excellent. Its open year round, which many places in Silverton are not. Definitely worth the trip. I think this restaurant is for sale, so if its bought by someone else, things may change, but I recommend it and get the... More 

Thank Jill H
Stockton, California
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We choose this cafe based on trip advisor reviews and honestly we were disappointed. Arrived around 3:30 pm so not a lunch time rush going on. My husband ordered cheeseburger and fries. Both arrived over cooked. My BLT was ok, also had French onion soup and it was good. If you are looking for a good meal I would recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1129 Greene St, Silverton, CO 81433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Silverton
  • Phone Number: 970-387-5630

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