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Carl's Canteen

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248 E 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537-5658
+1 970-461-8800
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Greeley, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Who first walked in that was set by the Christmas ornaments in August that was impressive gentleman taking our order must have been the owner I think wasn't very friendly was real short what is common sense questions didn't have much of a sense humor prices were high loose hamburgers sandwiches no taste at all cost me and my wife... More 

Thank Rick S
Johnstown CO
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Maybe you have to be from Iowa or wherever it is people like a burger made with loose meat and Cheese Whiz. Not me.

Thank JPWindate
Loveland, Colorado
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were downtown with the Grandkids and decided to give this place a try for lunch, it's been there for years & I've never tried it. It was fairly busy inside. First thought upon walking in- they really aren't set up for a "crowd", there's an oddly placed glass shelf filled with Christmas ornaments which blocks the flow, not enough... More 

Thank justddz
Loveland, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016

My family and I tried Carl's Canteen for the first time a few weeks ago and we absolutely LOVE their food! My husband says they are some of the best burgers he's ever had. Before Carl's we had never heard of or tried a "maid-rite" burger and we definitely were happily surprised at it's deliciousness. We give Carl's Canteen 5... More 

Thank paigecopeland143
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The window reads, "World Famous Burgers!"...what you get is a loose meat sandwich which is bland and unimpressive. Frito pie was good, but the chili was barely luke warm. Fries were average. I can check this off of my "places to eat in Loveland" list now, but I probably won't be going back.

Thank KarenMW72
Loveland, Colorado
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323 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I've heard the hype about Maid-rite burgers and apparently this is the place to get them.... but I'm so underwhelmed by the product. The food is okay... never great. Service tends to be a little slow and a little crusty - maybe this is part of the authentic experience, but it's not my cup of tea. I will say the... More 

Thank CopperLeah
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2016

I live in Denver, but I love Carl's Canteen and I try to bring my out of town guests whenever possible. These burgers are just delicious!

Thank Laura P
Windsor, Colorado, United States
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I was really looking forward to finally going here because it always seems to be closed when I'm in town. I was so disappointed with how salty the hot dogs are. Holy moly were they salty. The kids didn't seem too thrilled with the loose meat burgers. Not a lot of flavor. They even didn't care for the chocolate shake.... More 

Thank Lainie P
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431 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Loved this place! It is a throw back to the past when they used to make sandwiches called maid-rites; sort of like a sloppy joe. At this place they forego the sauce and mostly rely on the delicious crumbly meat which can come with all sorts of additions like relish, etc. Really excellent! The shakes and malts are also top... More 

Thank Boystowtraveler
Loveland, Colorado
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The worst food in Colorado! This place makes McDonald's look like 5-star fine dining. The burgers are tasteless, and the orange goo they refer to as cheese is disgusting.

Thank KRayRPh

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Restaurant Details

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American, Fast food, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 E 4th St, Loveland, CO 80537-5658
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Loveland
  • Phone Number: +1 970-461-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?