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Buffalo Restaurant & Bar

€€ - €€€American, ,
1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-2729
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
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“buffalo burger” (70 reviews)
“burgers” (35 reviews)
“beef” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Great stop for lunch on our way to ski resorts. Very delicious lunch choices, and fresh food. Nicely presented (not at all overpriced for what you get). Great beer as well!

Thank JTBR
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I recently ate here with two friends and we had a very nice experience at this beautiful restaurant. Originally we entered though the bar next door, but the two places are connected and we chose to eat on the "restaurant" side. The menu is the...More

Thank Hoodone
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Stopped for lunch here. My husband loved the beef stew. My nachos were over-the-top good and the portion huge. Our server was personable, attentive, and efficient. All in all, a terrific experience!

Thank OldPachaMama
Reviewed 13 November 2017

this used to be the real deal historic bar and restaurant. then they closed for over a year to remodel and to open a micro brew next door. the place is very nice after the remodel but lost a lot of the quaintness and nostalgia....More

1  Thank ColoDream
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I ate at a couple of restaurants in Idaho Springs. This was far and away the best. The food was very good, gluten free and veggie options were available, and the food was generally healthy. They have a full bar, and decent wine.

Thank chuck3415
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Once my favorite place to eat in Idaho springs, now not so much. It is very nice inside as they remodeled and expanded. Now they focus more on a bar menu and brews. To the hip crowd and seasonal tourist, this is appealing. Idaho springs...More

Thank Theresa Y
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The brats came in a giant bun lavishly covered with completely cold sauerkraut. The Chicago Peaks Kolsch beer was very good. The kids burger was generous and good, and the kids mac & cheese was excellent. The problem is that it took 40 minutes to...More

Thank TBearden
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Really did an amazing job on remodel. Menu is a refreshing upgrade from the old menu! Fried Green Tomatoes with Arugula was a great start. Fried Chicken Sandwich was really, really tasty. We split, but it was so good I wish I hadn't. Our server,...More

Thank mjandjimmy
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This place is a favorite. I love the old Buffalo Bar at the front and all the neat decor throughout. The food menu has been re-vamped and is quite impressive. Lots of creative and very tasty combinations yet there is something on the menu for...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My hubby and I stopped into the newly remodeled / partnered Buffalo Restaurant after a day in the mountains. We were hungry; it was Saturday, and all restaurants were packed. We wanted to try this newly remodeled place, and thankfully the wait was not too...More

Thank leoclab
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
    (Exit #240 of I-70)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Idaho Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 303-567-2729
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Our menu has something for every taste—succulent buffalo and beef steaks, spicy authentic Mexican, our unique pizza on a ciabatta style crust, spicy pork green chili, fresh made appetizers, sandwiches and desserts prepared by our own baker. Naturally, Buffalo is the Specialty of the house—100% Buffalo Burgers, Buffalo Black Bean Chili, spicy Buffalo stroganoff, Buff Philly sandwich & more. Called “the Meat of the 21st Century”, all-natural , sweet tasting Buffalo is lean, tender, low in cholesterol, and high in protein. Accommodating groups up to 150, the Buffalo is open daily from 11:00am to 10pm.. Happy hour specials are offered Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to close and a Value Menu is always available for the guest on a budget. Try our Buffalo meatloaf, homemade Onion Rings, Grilled Rocky Mountain Trout, house cut Fries, hand dipped Fried Cod, Jumbo Chicken Wings or even a Garden Burger!
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