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“Great Tavern”

Tommyknocker Tavern
Ranked #4 of 16 Restaurants in Creede
Price range: $7 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: The Tommyknocker Tavern was established in 1999 by a group of locals in the historic mining town of Creede, Colorado. Over the last thirteen years, it has grown to be a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, featuring great live music all summer and fun local events throughout the winter! The Tavern's restaurant (The BBQ Bistro) serves great food in the casual setting of this historic Creede building with a spacious back patio. Delicious sandwiches, salads and our famous BBQ Ribs go great with our selection of both locally and globally brewed beers.
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Tommyknocker Tavern is not on the main street ... just a block away. We waited 30 minutes for a table but it was worth it. We have been here before and it never disappoints. It provides a step back in time in terms of the atmosphere, the photos and newspapers -- reinforcing the mining history of the town and legend of tommyknockers (miners who have been trapped in cave-ins and pound on the rocks for rescue. It is believed that the ghosts of these miners go on knocking in the mine shafts long after the victims have died). I strongly recommend The Prospector sandwich but it's all great! Owners definitely know what they're doing ...

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Tommyknocker has the BEST sandwiches! I had the Turkey, Avocado, cucumber, swiss cheese with a side of chicken noodle soup. EXCELLENT!! The ambiance is a rustic bar feeling with friends all around. Restrooms are super clean. Staff is wonderful. Very reasonably priced!

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for a late lunch. Ribs were on the daily menu so we ordered those with a brisket sandwich. Both were very good as was the service. We will go back when in Creede.

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Reviewed February 18, 2014

The food was delicious. But, the wait was one hour. We can't imagine what too an hour to pile brisket on a bun and scoop potato salad into a bowl. It was admittedly packed but we did not have a complicated order. Perhaps other groups who came in at the same time had their orders taken first and ours was buried? That was just very disappointing because we only had three hours left of our day before having to depart and one was spent waiting. Disappointing. Thankfully, the brisket was honestly the best we'd ever had. Ever. I had the pork and my husband had the beef. Both very lean and had excellent bar-b-que sauce.

Thank Jacy D
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The best BBQ in the area. Local watering hole as well and a great place too meet some of the locals.

Thank Thomas B
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