We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
American, Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (648)
Filter reviews
642 results
Traveler rating
339
203
71
16
13
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
339
203
71
16
13
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hash browns blueberry pancakes burger pie soup chicken strips french dip breakfast burrito sandwiches fries chilli potatoes tin ceiling the million dollar highway food was great historic building friendly service
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed October 21, 2020

Stopped in on our way back from Ouray. Had lunch there. The Hotdog was good. ( Grilled not boiled ) Decent food and a fair price

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed October 19, 2020

wow, what a breakfast burrito with the green chili stew covering it, hot and flavorful, great service, the HD guy was right, now if he only didn't ride an HD.....

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed October 13, 2020

On Saturday Oct. 10th, my husband and I drove up to Silverton from Durango to experience the views of the Million Dollar Highway which was a beautiful drive. Once we arrived in Silverton, we stopped at the Brown Bear Cafe for late breakfast. It was...a nice, comfy setting and started as a pleasant experience then went to hell in a handbasket! I had the French Toast which had a nice flavor. My husband ordered the breakfast special which we were told had bacon, sausage and ham mixed in scrambled eggs. When he tasted the eggs, the sausage was NOT a typical breakfast pork sausage. It tasted more like the Italian sausage you get on pizza (which doesn't treat my husband well). We asked the waitress if it was Italian Sausage and she wasn't sure but would take it back and check. We were seated next to the kitchen and we could hear a man (who was the Owner) raise his voice after some conversation with the waitress, "it is the SAME sausage we've used everyday..." and the waitress told him, well they did not like it and want it without the sausage. We heard him say we would have to pay for (2) Specials even though we sent back the first one. We did not have a problem with that. When the waitress went back to get my husband's 2nd plate (without sausage), a yelling match ensued between the waitress and Owner. The Owner wanted to confirm with the waitress that we were paying to (2) Specials. She argued we should not have to. WOW! It got SO LOUD that the tables on the other end of the restaurant by the front door heard everything that was going on. We were so embarrassed! We wanted to just pay and leave but I was scared that the Owner would come chase us down. He was THAT MAD! Well, the waitress quit and walked out. Sorry to say that the Owner never came out to talk to us and apologize for the scene that had just happened. People were staring at us and the other wait staff. We got up to pay so we could get the heck out of there! I heard the ladies at the table next to us say, "I cannot believe they are paying for those (2) Specials and did not even get to eat". So $46 dollars later - we left after eating only my breakfast, drinking about a 6 oz glass of milk that cost $3.95, 2 cups of the worst coffee (in an earlier review someone said "crappy coffee' - agreed!) and a hungry husband. Maybe the Owner was just having a bad morning - but according to a couple other shop owners down the street that I shared our experience with, they said - "No - he's just that happy every day. Pretty much a full time jerk". So Mr. Brown Bear Cafe Owner, I hope our horrible experience made you feel better that day.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?4  
Reviewed October 10, 2020 via mobile

A group of eight of us stopped in for lunch. We ALL enjoyed our meals. Great chicken tortilla soup and French onion soup, yummy burgers and sandwiches. Fun atmosphere and really nice staff.

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed October 9, 2020 via mobile

Great atmosphere, excellent service, delicious food. We had the honey fried chicken (amazing), mushroom burger and roast.... Everything was so good. The soup is homemade, definitely worth the visit.

Date of visit: October 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed September 20, 2020

The food and service was amazing! Alice, our server, was very informative and we really enjoyed talking to her. We will for sure stop in again when in the area!

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed September 18, 2020 via mobile

Great Cafe & Diner Classics Good attention to detail. Toasted bread on the sandwiches. No sad lettuce. Nice people. Good food.

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed September 14, 2020 via mobile

We had dinner and breakfast here. Food was very tasty and large portions. Everyone was following covid protocol except one dishwasher. Manager was going to handle it immediately.

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed September 12, 2020

Stopped in for lunch. Was told they could prepare a veggie grilled sandwich. It was terrible. The bread was not toasted and the veggies were not grilled. One of the owners clearly didn’t want to prepare anything that required any effort. The co-owner did offer...a credit. Don’t waste your time here, there are plenty of other restaurants in town that are customer service oriented. In business school, you learn the idiom “the customer is king.” That’s a foreign concept here.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?2  
Fishmaomkey, Owner at Brown Bear Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

Once again because the customer has the attitude “ the customer is king” they have the platform to write whatever they want. True or not. The waitress explained we do not grill the vegi sandwich. Have you ever ate grilled lettuce? There should be a...More

Reviewed September 10, 2020

Brown Bear Cafe in Silverton, CO had good food and nice selection and Alice our server was awesome!!

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?1  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Grand Imperial Hotel
119 reviews
.06 miles away
The Bent Elbow Hotel
56 reviews
.07 miles away
Teller House
102 reviews
.08 miles away
Prospector Motel
39 reviews
.08 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Rocky Mountain Funnel Cake Factory
265 reviews
.09 miles away
Avalanche Brewing Company
286 reviews
.07 miles away
Kendall Mountain Cafe
155 reviews
.21 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
San Juan County Historical Society
149 reviews
.32 miles away
Silverton Visitors Center
69 reviews
.54 miles away
White Eyes Gallery
10 reviews
.08 miles away
Silver San Juan Gallery
5 reviews
.01 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Relax40805988114
July 13, 2020|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from LennoxMike | Reviewed this property |
Dont know about Gluten Free but sure know that the food is very good there - we were always very happy...
0
Votes
Google Translation
Bill M
June 29, 2019|
Answer
Response from fitzpatrick08 | Reviewed this property |
They will be open for lunch. Silverton is hoppin' this summer, after a great winter. Enjoy
0
Votes
Linda G
September 9, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from queenreed49 | Reviewed this property |
No I do not know, sorry
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing