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Benson's Tavern & Beer Garden

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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128 N F St, Salida, CO 81201-2106
+1 719-539-9391
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Ridgway, Colorado
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in for a drink only so I didn't sample the food and was treated to friendly conversation with locals. Great location.

Thank Funkytown19
Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Good beer and wine selection and excellent, friendly service. Non-Smoking outside area good for families.

Thank Clive L
Fort Collins, Colorado
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We had been walking around town and decided to find a place to eat and there was Benson's, walked in was greeted and seated right away by cool bartender/waiter with a sense of humor. Picked a couple of local beers and both wife and I ordered fish and chips, which were hot and good. Better than what we expected in... More 

Thank JimT353
Broomfield, Colorado
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154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We came for New Year's Eve and were pleased with the scene. Seemed to be mostly locals casually enjoying a night out. The wait staff was friendly and responsive. The drinks were good and not overpriced. The scene was mellow.

Thank ms9331
Woolwich, Maine
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66 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were visiting family in Salida and needed lunch for 4 adults, 1 two-year old and a dog. Benson’s filled the bill for informality and tolerance of a rambunctious child and the family pet. The patio area was sunny and pleasant, and becomes a concert venue at night. The food was typical American Southwestern with a mix of burgers and... More 

Thank Bob H
Fredericksburg, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Best home town bar with a great fun family vibe! A must visit when in town🎉 all bar staff ready to serve!!!Awesome food... Rueben full of flavor and Steak Street Tacos with a flair!

Thank Lori L
Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We just stopped in to get a beer between our hike and a movie. Tavern was packed for the Broncos/Colts game. Atmosphere was fun. Service was pretty good. Wait staff has mobile point of sale so they can swipe your card and get your receipt right at the table. You'll enjoy coming here.

Thank Paulsson72
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145 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We walked by and heard the band playing in the open space between two buildings. Its set-up with a neat patio area. There were some good drinks and we split some fries, which were tasty. We didn't get into the menu of burgers but, what we saw come out to other guest, looked wonderful.

Thank Gary_Colorado_Mtn
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269 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

A decent sports bar. Burger ordered medium rare was well done and seemed to have some type of spice added to meat. Onion rings OK. Five or six draft beers but many of same type. Not a good selection given what's available in Colorado. OK for watching sports event.

Thank BunkyVA
Scottsdale, Arizona
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422 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel. After a long hike we were craving some burgers. This place frequented by locals delivers. Started with onion rings fabulous. Had the blue cheese bacon and Swiss mushroom burgers with fries and cole slaw. All terrific. Service was good. In addition to the food this place has fabulous people watching.

Thank SNG56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 N F St, Salida, CO 81201-2106
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Salida
  • Phone Number: +1 719-539-9391

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