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Brown Bear Cafe

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1129 Greene St, Silverton, CO 81433
8:00 am - 4:00 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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Union, Oregon
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408 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped in here for some lunch. Hubby had a burger and I had the French onion soup. Best French onion soup I have ever had. Hubby said burger was good as well. We sat at the antique bar. Good food and great service.

Thank DaBride
Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Great service and food. The back bar is spectacular! They always have a breakfast special and the portions are good sized. In fall, they have a collection of fall and holloween quilts that I've been wanting to buy for years--they're not for sale!

Thank jandsminerals
San Gabriel, California
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Brown Bear Cafe while waiting for our train to depart. Our food was great and Misha was very friendly and efficient. The interior of the restaurant was quite interesting in a nostalgic way and the Halloween decorations were very festive. We enjoyed our visit!

Thank hrhvictoria
Frisco, Colorado
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139 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After figuring out the top 3 rated were closed...we came here. 130...pretty busy but got seated right away. I had Reuben..it was great. Came with fries or salad. Side salad was huge. Chicken sandwich delicious too. Very cool old bar and good ambience. Friendly and fast service!

Thank Eric R
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped in for lunch when we got off the train from Durango. The staff was warm & friendly. Service was excellent, even though it was crowded with train tourists. Food was great.

Thank Maggie K
Fernandina Beach, FL
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259 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot for lunch between the train arrival from Durango and return trip by bus. The special of the Turkey & Cheese Croissant with fries was delicious. The hand-formed burger was quality meat. Service was very slow. They are overwhelmed when a train of 300-400 people arrive around the noon hour. May be better to eat later like 1:30 pm... More 

Thank married96
Tucson, Arizona
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch as we waited for our ride on the Durango to Silverton train. Our waitress was great and the food delicious.

Thank Carol J
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to drive up to Silverton from Durango and enjoy the beautiful trees changing colors. We stopped at the Brown Bear Cafe for a late lunch. We almost had the restaurant to ourselves since most people ate early and caught the train back to Durango We both had the Rueben sandwich and their baked French onion soup. Both were... More 

Thank Kathy A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We travel a lot in our Motorhome. Eat Ruben Sandwiches often for lunch. This place had one of the best!

Thank Ron3556
Seattle, Washington
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are about 30 restaurants in which to choose for lunch. Brown Bear was recommended and we were not disappointed. The French onion soup was tasty. Good salads and also the burgers were excellent. It looked like an old saloon with the original bar. Good service

Thank JoeandKay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?