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Bent Elbow

Certificate of Excellence
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1134 Empire St, Silverton, CO 81433
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch at the Bent Elbow was delicious. I had the Bent Elbow Salad, which is now my favorite salad. I'm hoping I can come close to duplicating it at home.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Epsom, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in off the Durango to Silverton train journey. Food was nice (my wife particularly enjoyed her cottage pie), although my sweet potato fries were cold and several of the dishes weren't available (including the special, a minute after being detailed what it was). The 10(?) year old waitress was great and worked really hard doing the drinks orders.

Thank Karl M
Hartsdale, NY
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice, on two subsequent visits to Silverton on the same vacation - both times for lunch. The menu is not extensive -- just basic- but we enjoyed good food and ample servings both visits. The wait staff were very friendly, even recognizing us on our return trip. Highly recommend.

Thank JanM16
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both had the elk burger, which is a very lean meat. It was decent. I wish we would have tried something else. Service was great. The menu had a lot of options. Prices were good!

Thank Kayla M
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170 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I've been eating here for decades. Love this place and its history. You can see it as a filming location in fifties westerns. The food is great. Today we all had the Chicken Fried Steaks. Hand breaded and cooked to perfection. Served with mashed potatoes and sweet corn. Gravy and a hot roll. Yum yum.

Thank SH1304
Goodyear, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at the bent elbow tonight it was recommended by the prospect motel as one of the best restaurants in Silverton. It met our expectations the food was wonderful my wife had the prime rib which she considered it to be excellent. I had the green chili beef burrito with rice and beans it was awesome I come... More 

Thank 75guss
Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We were part of a tour group that invaded the Bent Elbow. Servers were courteous. Sandwiches were large and tasty. The decorations were appropriate for a Western effect.

Thank Carol765
Moorpark, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We went in on a Saturday for lunch. The special of the day was chili cheese burger and they had gluten free bread to put it on! I substituted sweet potato fries for regular fries. It was very good. The burger was huge. The chili wasn't quite the way I like it but still good. The fries were average. Service... More 

Thank loves2travel93021
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Very good food, usually a vegetarian offering all day. They prepared our meals as requested, with dietary restrictions. Very sweet wait staff.

Thank Cyndi A
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166 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

We just left there after having lunch when we got off the train. The fries and onion rings were good, but don't get the reuben. They don't know how to make them. It had very little swiss cheese and NO thousand island dressing. The bread was hard but didn't look toasted. If I went to Silverton again, I would certainly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1134 Empire St, Silverton, CO 81433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Silverton
  • Phone Number: 970-387-5775

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