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“Best little grill in town”
Review of Dairy King

Dairy King
Ranked #3 of 4 Dessert in Grand Lake
Cuisines: American
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Grand Lake
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best little grill in town”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Of the three or four grills in Grand Lake, this one is my favorite. The food is good, the ice cream is tasty, the prices are fair, and the service is good. The only drawback is that if you pay by credit or debit card, you'll need some cash to tip the servers if you choose to do so because they still do not have a tip line on their credit slips (despite saying for years that they're going to add one).

Visited July 2012
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Byers, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yummmmmy!!”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Great little family owned ice cream shop just down the street that serves great cheap burgers & AWESOME M&M Blasts!!

Visited November 2012
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good burger”
Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

We ate a late lunch here on a Monday. The place was very small inside had 3 booths & a bar. You could also eat outside on a couple of tables. We both ordered burgers and fries. Cooked to order; they were good and reasonably priced. Service was good. The restroom is located in the kitchen (had to ask).

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Loveland, Colorado
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Cooked fresh and done to perfection, a true gem.”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We turned off to Grand Lake with the thought of finding a small tempting snack. Maybe a couple of fries and a drink to sip, not much, just a little for the drive. Then we saw the Dairy King, a grand old seasonal snackbar from 1953. Looking at the menu we decided to split a cheeseburger, onion-rings and a large vanilla malt, ordered a corn-dog before we finished the meal. Good thing we didn't show up hungry.
I loved it when the friendly people said it would take 8 minutes to cook our order!

I don't mind waiting for hot fresh good food. I don't need my order in under 30 seconds.
Too many places want to serve half cooked fries just so you can have it fast.
Thank you for taking the time to do it right.

We started planning our return visit to the Dairy King before we finished our meal, that started out to be just a lite snack.
78 miles, about 2 hours of beautiful driving from our house and we haven't made it back since our visit 2 weeks ago, between chemo and the weather up in Rocky Mountain Park we just haven't made it back despite talking about it every day. They close for the winter and I don't know the date, but if I get up by there I will swing in to see if they are open, they are that good.

Now we're hoping for an early spring, even before winter really starts.

  • Visited September 2012
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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338 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great place for some ice cream desserts as well as othereal choices”
Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

We stopped by after a performance at the local theatre. Great banana split as well as many flavors of hand dipped ice cream. Good place to visit if you want a meal or ice cream treat.

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