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“Good pizza, arcade is a work in progress”

Sweet Baby George's Arcade and Pizzeria
Cuisines: Pizza
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Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good pizza, arcade is a work in progress”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is a new family run place in Cripple Creek and it already gets tons of points for not being in a casino. The first time we went, they weren't open with no explanation, it was during business hours according to the sign. No one answered the phone either. The following weekend they were open so we got a pizza and cheese bread. The pizza was really good, and we did get it in the 20 min time frame we were quoted. Prices were reasonable. The arcade itself was really cold and a lot of the games were not working, but the building is a huge old theater and like I said, this is a real family business (the kids work the front and the parents work in back) and you can tell they are working hard to make the place cool for tourists and locals alike. I am glad to have a new place where my daughter can run around and we can get good casual food without having to go into a casino. They also deliver, which is crazy rare around here!

  • Visited October 2013
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Tulsa, OK
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“Great pizza, handmade dough, nostalgic games”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

After our ride on the narrow gauge railroad, we walked west down Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek's main drag. We were looking for a family-friendly place -- not a casino or a pub -- to get a quick bite to eat. We were there on a Tuesday, which I gather is the town's deadest day.

The front half of Sweet Baby George's is filled with arcade games. Along one side there's an old-fashioned, massive, wooden soda fountain counter, and at the back are a few booths. The decor evokes the gold rush days. A grand staircase leads to a second floor that's currently not in use. There's a small dance floor. They were playing '80s music (my college days); according to their Facebook page, they rotate different decades of oldies through the week.

This is a family-run enterprise -- the daughter took our order and mom took our money and made the pizza. Service wasn't fancy -- the pizza came in a pizza box and we ate on styrofoam plates.

The pizza was delicious. They make their own dough from scratch, and you can taste the difference -- the flavor of fresh-baked Italian bread emerged from the crust.

After we ate, we stayed quite a while to play Ms. Pac Man, car racing games, pinball, and air hockey. (Their flier says they have the largest vintage arcade in Teller County.) A quick bite to eat turned into a time of family fun.

  • Visited July 2013
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