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Buffalo Restaurant & Bar

) #13 of 27 Restaurants in Idaho Springs $$ - $$$ American, ,
1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-2729
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (13 reviews)
“trout” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank dennis y
Reviewed 5 weeks 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...More

Thank Christine60189
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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

Thank tracy n
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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...More

Thank Shari S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Tamara W
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank gon2disland
Reviewed 19 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
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...More

Thank dgilfor
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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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