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Bent Elbow

1134 Empire St, Silverton, CO 81433
+1 970-387-5775
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (36 reviews)
“prime rib” (9 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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1134 Empire St, Silverton, CO 81433
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The best place to hang out when it’s cold, snowing and you are very hungry! They have a real fire going AND a piano player who really knows EVERY possible piano tune. Lunch and drinks came fast and the service was spectacular. Our server, Bonnie,...More

Thank SunnyDeb90
Reviewed 15 October 2017

What a great bar! Our train was delayed in picking us up about an hour today to return to Durango. We decided to stop at this delightful establishment for a drink. The outside looks like a western movie set. Upon entry, you just step back...More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The food and the service was excellent , be sure to aske about the trapdoor near the front door . Interesting little story . Could not fault the restaurant .

Thank johnsoutham
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stopped in for lunch as we were in town as part of the train ride. Our server, Bonnie, provided good service. We arrived about 11:30 and there were only 2 other parties. That was about the amount of business the time we were there....More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Went to the Bent Elbow for lunch during our trip on the Durango Silverton Railroad. Felt like we were transported back in time to a saloon in the 1800's. The food was excellent, the service great the prices good and the atmosphere wonderful. Would definitely...More

Thank pang53
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A local shopkeeper suggested this eatery for our lunch and it was a good tip. The house salad with feta and pistachios was really tasty and the Tremont sandwich with toasted walnuts and Boursin cheese on homemade bread was just right. The server had a...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We were disappointed after reading the reviews. Our sandwiches were just so so, I got the day's special chicken sandwich with jalapenos cheese and bacon. My husband got the chicken fried steak. Our order took a little longer than I thought it should but the...More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Everyone tried something different and everything was great. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, open face roast beef sandwich and chicken fried steak. Great find!!! Our server Bonnie was very helpful!!

Thank Swigs
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This was such fun place for lunch that we returned a couple days later. They had a piano player and unusual sandwiches that were very good. The waitress shared some of the history of the building which was also interesting.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in on our train layover. Service was excellent, lunch was great, I had the Otto Mears and the misses had a wrap!!!

Thank Chris C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1134 Empire St, Silverton, CO 81433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Silverton
  • Phone Number: +1 970-387-5775
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