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Buffalo Restaurant & Bar

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€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub
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1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 (Exit #240 of I-70)
+1 303-567-2729
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good and in a really cool atmosphere! We found this place on a whim, and loved it! We will be back!

Thank OklahomaT
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there for the first time on our first visit to Idaho springs. Atmosphere is very cool, so is the brewery part. Service was horrible. Ordered a beer sampler, beer was great but were sold out of 2 our choices and the beer-board it was served on was dirty. Ordered a brat and buffalo nachos. Bratwurst was excellent, but why... More 

Thank Tamara W
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

My husband and I often come through Idaho Springs and have 2 other dinning establishments that we frequent. This time, we tried a new spot and oh my goodness are we thankful! This place scores 100 in design, customer service, food and drink! We continue to drive up from Colorado Springs to enjoy what they have to offer.

Thank gon2disland
Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were so happy to see this gem reopen. The food never disappoints, the service is impeccable, and the menu impressive. If you are in this area, this is the place to eat.

Thank Kim B
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The old time bar filled with interesting antiques has been replaced by a modern brew pub. We will certainly miss the old place but were impressed by what it has become. The decor is clean and modern with some old time touches. We came for the buffalo burgers and they did not disappoint. They were a little pricey but came... More 

Thank dgilfor
Atlanta Ga
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stopped for lunch on our way down the mountain from a short visit to Keystone. The restaurant was decorated lovely. The size is deceiving, as they have a brewery under the same roof as the restaurant and bar. We had a excellent lunch. The hubby had a buffalo burger which was excellent. I had the blackened chicken sandwich which... More 

Thank GeorgiaGirl59
idaho springs,CO
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Located in the heart of Main Street, the Buffalo has been restored, remodeled, and in the process of modernizing, lost much of its old charm. I don't know what they did with the old stuffed Buffalo they used to have at the entrance. It seems to have been replaced by white Buffalo artwork; or maybe it was hidden in the... More 

Thank innkeeper617
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

5 of us stopped in after snowshoeing on New Year's Day. The Nuclear IPA was delicious! Everyone enjoyed their lunch - 3 buffalo burgers cooked just right, 2 kinds of chili both were a hit. The chocolate dessert was out of this world! I'm sorry we were sharing it :) All the staff were friendly and helpful. Our waters and... More 

Thank KuklaDenver_Colorado
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great place to eat and drink. Service was outstanding and the place had very good atmosphere/ambience.

Thank jimages
Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This place is on the main street going through Idaho Springs just off of Interstate 70. It has ambiance, and has a great food menu. The staff is friendly and you'll enjoy the "old time" feeling from a former gold town.

Thank James M

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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$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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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