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Buffalo Restaurant & Bar

₱₱ - ₱₱₱American, ,
1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-2729
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“buffalo burger” (73 reviews)
“beef” (14 reviews)
“bratwurst” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We eat here every time we travel up I-70 from Denver on vacation and it never disappoints. It has changed a little bit since a few years ago during our last visit but the quality of the food remains unchanged. The buffalo burgers are fantastic....More

Thank JennyM777
Reviewed 4 days ago

Headed up to the mountains or back from a day in the mountains and looking for some great food and superior service...? Look no more. Buffalo Restaurant and Bar in Idaho Springs is going to be your new favorite. Ask for Robert and you will...More

Thank Damon D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to stop in Idaho Springs for a bite to eat, parking is plentiful behind the restaurant off the main street. It is adjacent/connected to the Westside and Down Brewery which had an excellent hefeweizen beer along with the green tomato...More

Thank csrushuga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great sampler of brews and falafel sandwich after an exciting trip on Clear Creak with Liquid Descents!

Thank Jenn9396
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place about 5 or so years ago. It was the first place my wife had a buffalo burger. We were in the area and made a special stop for lunch. The decor has changed a bit, added a micro-brewery, but the food...More

Thank wolfcookie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came in on a Sunday evening. Not busy and service was great. Had the 3 sisters local stout. Very good. I had the buffalo burger and my better half had the salmon burger and both were excellent. Great place with nice ambiance of the old...More

Thank RonnyS_12
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We travel to CO almost every year and we always stop at Idaho Springs for lunch on our way to Summit Co. Buffalo is a great place for food and drinks. The decor is urban western with great buffalo heads on the wall. The food...More

Thank Luis B
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We have been able to visit just yesterday - (March 30th) and back on Labor Day Weekend (Sept 2017). Love your remodel and the connection with West Bound Brewing!! Service was great! Beer was great!! Food was also yummy!!

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Another local experience with good food. Efficient friendly service with a smile. It was relatively quiet when we were in and not crowded so that was nice. The buffalo burger was perfectly prepared and very tasty. Love that the building (as do many of the...More

Thank ttmt2
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on our way back to Denver from Steamboat because we enjoyed it so much last spring...we were equally as impressed this time. Lovely western ambience. Very clean. Friendly and patient staff. Good beer. Excellent food. I really enjoyed the Norwegian Salmon sandwich...More

Thank MnumMnumMna
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Alan R
2 May 2018|
Response from Terry W | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I don't remember.
Pamela H
24 April 2018|
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Response from Terry W | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe that is what the restaurant formally was. I have stopped in at this place many times over the past 10 to 15 years. They did a hugh remodel - one side is the restaurant and on the other side is a craft... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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