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Buffalo Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we stopped by here about 8 years ago, and it was a good place, with an historic feel about it. It is now refurbished, and serves local brewing beers, and a good selection of homemade corned beef, chili's, and assortment of burgers and other delectable fare that will entice any appetite, desire for something different, in a real relaxed atmosphere.... More 

Thank dennis y
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, a little about the past: This restaurant used to be fantastic. The ambiance was so cozy and comfortable - like walking into an old West saloon, complete with vintage advertisements and solid wood bar. The food was great, worthy of repeat trips. The buffalo burger was something to which I compared all other buffalo burgers. Delicious. And the now:... More 

Thank Christine60189
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and inviting atmosphere. Servers were very friendly. Good portion sizes and tasty food even on the kids menu.

Thank tracy n
Westminster, Colorado, United States
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the Buffalo Restaurant for years and they have recently remodeled, adding a brewery and brightening up their dining space. However, they have also changed their menu to a very small and limited selection. We went there for years for their amazing Buffalo burgers - which were big and fat and awesome! So, after bragging to out... More 

Thank Shari S
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359 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an easy place to find off the highway and seems to be better than most Idaho Springs food. It is a little confusing, since you walk into Westbound & Down Brewer. We asked if this was the restaurant or if you went through the archway. They said same food and beer both places, just decide where you want... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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 26 March 2017

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 12 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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79 reviews
61 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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