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256 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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358 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took another couple up for the Saturday Ice show. Had reservations at the Down Under for 6 PM. When we got there, we were told they are not supposed to take reservations on the weekend, but we had them, so they seated us right away. I don't eat lobster but our friends do and the ate a lot. They... More 

Thank fjpaulick
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Saturday evening and enjoyed the all you can eat prime rib and crab legs. The food was delicious, although the crab legs were a little too salty. It was also a pretty good place if you want somewhere semi private and intimate.

Thank Jeffrey O
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stopped there wit our group and came upon everything one could ever ask for from a high end place at a low end price. Service was excellent and the food was great . Only open on the weekends . A must stop when you are there . If you do not gamble this is worth a trip to check... More 

Thank Menorca007
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We went at 6pm opens at 4pm food was cold and had set out since 4pm. Crab wasn't fresh was hard to peel since it had been cooked hours earlier. Prime Rid also Luke warm at best. Makes the Golden Coral look good.

Thank colorado6
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Went here with some friends who won a free meal. I must say, a very big improvement since the last time I went here a couple of years ago. Everything was very delicious and the service was outstanding. We had a very attentive waiter, wish I could remember his name.

Thank DRCV1111
Denver, Colorado
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We waited for this restaurant to open at 4...it was worth the wait. Steak and seafood was on the buffet along with mixed vegetables, salad bar, potatoes (however VERY thick and with no gravy in sight) chilled large shrimp and crab legs. All food was very good and a nice variety of dessets.

Thank CableQueen2
Hartford, Ar
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165 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We got into town on a Friday evening and went to the seafood and prime rib buffet. It was great. We had crab legs, shrimp and prime rib. It was all excellent. The price is right too.

Thank Lynn M
Pueblo, Colorado
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313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

First for the quality, buffet pricing $27 was reasonable. Crab and shrimp plentiful and fresh. Mussels also delicious. Nice prime rib carving station. Salad bar with triangular plates and wilted spinach inch touch. Chicken cordon blue had nice chipotle sauce. Desert bar attractive, but one criticism like others stated was it could have a bit more variety. Ice cream or... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Three of us dined for dinner, right at their 4:00pm opening. We were promptly seated and then greeted by our waiter. We were given food service by all staff in our visit. The food on the other hand left a little to be desired. The crab legs were over cooked and difficult to get out of the shell. The peel... More 

Thank Power2ools
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46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The food was flavorful. Some items could have used more attention as you can tell they had been out a while. The prime rib and seafood were awesome. Need to see more choices in vegetables and something sense for meat than dried out chicken. The dessert was lacking. You can tell this was not fresh made but shipped in. Overall... More 

Thank Elizabeth D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 256 E. Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cripple Creek
With historic brick, rich oak floor and low light, this fine dining restaurant is located downstairs in the Midnight Rose. It's now featuring a generous Prime Rib and Seafood buffet Thursday through Saturday. Choose from an expansive wine selection and finish your dining experience with a decadent dessert.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?