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Jan's Family Restaurant and Lounge

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$$ - $$$
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304 US Highway 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9651
+1 719-395-6940
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Maui, Hawaii
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436 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A Good breakfast. Also try the fried chicken for lunch or dinner. Lots of locals make this a regular stop for food.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

You know who you are - you wouldn't even venture in there unless someone recommended it. You need a trendy coffee shop or a brewery! Well, the trendy coffee shops on Main Street don't have a full breakfast (only pastries) so this is the place. I've been visiting Jan's for the 20 years I've lived in Colorado. Yes, it needs... More 

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Bosque Farms
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Down-home cooking at its best! We always visit Jan's when we're in Buena Vista. The staff is great -- friendly and helpful with any questions we might have. The service is quick. The food is delicious! I love the chicken-fried chicken!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My husband had breakfast here before we left after a traumatic car breakdown. He said it was very good and it helped him get through another long day.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Had breakfast here after seeing all the cars in the parking lot. Good home style breakfasts with a variety of choices. Husband had huevos rancheros and I had a veggie omelette. Potatoes tasted like homemade hash browns like my grandma made on the ranch. Generous portions, but I couldn't stop when I was full because everything was too good. Would... More 

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Craig
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

From the outside this place is average, same with the inside decor but the owner came over and was friendly and helpful-she said the mashed potatoes were from scratch-she forgot to tell us the pies were too-they are yummy and the bacon/apple pie just won some awards! I had the roast turkey dinner which was very good with homemade potatoes... More 

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Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a fast lunch on a weekday. We were served quickly and the food arrived quickly. I think my hamburger was precooked since it was a little dry. My wife had the BLT which was fine. Drinks are large. Overall decent food, nothing special but good and inexpensively priced.

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Thank medalguy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

EVERY time we are in Buena Vista, which is quite frequently, we eat at Jan's for breakfast. Usually each day we are there. You can't beat their biscuits and gravy, omelets, or especially Sara's Sausage. And their coffee (most importantly) is bar none. It is like coming home to Jan's, as each waitress has been there for years and years,... More 

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Azle, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have raved about Jan's in a past review. We went back this last week and got a burger. Sadly it wasn't very good this time. I'd rate it mediocre. I'm guessing it is still one of the best places around, and every cook can have a bad day. I'm hoping that's all it was.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped for breakfast on our way through town. Nice big mug of good coffee and a tasty filling breakfast. The staff was super friendly and we met Jan who was wonderfully friendly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 US Highway 24 N, Buena Vista, CO 81211-9651
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 719-395-6940

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