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Buffalo Restaurant & Bar

1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
+1 303-567-2729
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“buffalo burger” (71 reviews)
“beef” (14 reviews)
“bratwurst” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1617 Miner St, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
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Reviewed 2 days 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 9 March 2018

We were on our way back from skiing in Vail to catch a redeye flight. Traffic was terrible and were all hungry after a day of skiing. I got this recommendation from a local and it did not disappoint. There is a brewery attached to...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

Great stop for lunch on our way to ski resorts. Very delicious lunch choices, and fresh food. Nicely presented (not at all overpriced for what you get). Great beer as well!

Thank JTBR
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I recently ate here with two friends and we had a very nice experience at this beautiful restaurant. Originally we entered though the bar next door, but the two places are connected and we chose to eat on the "restaurant" side. The menu is the...More

Thank Hoodone
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Stopped for lunch here. My husband loved the beef stew. My nachos were over-the-top good and the portion huge. Our server was personable, attentive, and efficient. All in all, a terrific experience!

Thank OldPachaMama
Reviewed 14 November 2017

this used to be the real deal historic bar and restaurant. then they closed for over a year to remodel and to open a micro brew next door. the place is very nice after the remodel but lost a lot of the quaintness and nostalgia....More

1  Thank ColoDream
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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
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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