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29956 W US Hwy 160, South Fork, CO 81154-9501
+1 719-873-5852
11:00 - 21:00
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stop for lunch! We had a variety of items: elk burger, cheeseburger, fish, and chicken baskets. All was very good! We come every time we come through South Fork. Don't forget to grab a shake or malt before leaving!

Thank TIna D
Mesa, Arizona
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We stopped for lunch because we were staying in the area and thought we would give it a try. Earlier in this season I did a review on the "Burger Boy" in Cortez, CO. We were hoping for another good ole diner home made burger. I can say the food was good and service was friendly but quite slow for... More 

Thank Chris L
Rifle, Colorado
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was in town for business for a few day's, I stopped in here for lunch and was amazed at what a nice little old town malt shop this was. I had there Jalapeño cheese burger. It was very tasty but still a little on the rare side. There home made fries were nice and yummy, so was there selection... More 

Thank Randy B
Durango, Colorado
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210 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for quality fast food, stop here! When traveling through S. Fork, we try to time a lunch stop or an ice cream snack stop here. We have never been disappointed during the seasonal time when they are open. The last time we visited was Sept. 2015 just before they closed for the season. We just passed... More 

Thank JM0723
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Food is good, reasonable prices, and this restaurant is very popular during the summer. It is always crowded.

Thank Jana E
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Great burgers shakes and fries, little pricey but it is very good food. Burgers are old fashion and cooked after you order if your in a hurry better move on, we thought it was well worth the wait.

Thank Therapy4to
Austin, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Loved the burgers and fries. I had the bison burger and it was amazing! Great chocolate malt! Wonderful service and love the old fashion atmosphere.

Thank Lori H
New Mexico
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232 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We arrived here in the middle of a gully washer and appreciated the canopy over some of the picnic tables. The burgers were o.k., the pastrami was too salty for our taste, but the chili on the chili dogs was very good and the pulled pork sandwiches was also tasty. The price for the shakes seemed high but were comparable... More 

Thank SWVagabond
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Yeah, I know that's a cheesy review title, but the malt shop is so good! It features a typical burgers-and-fries type menu, but with the added bonus of my personal favorite, elk and bison burgers, which are more lean (leaner?) than beef. It was really busy but we still got our food in about 10 minutes or so. I was... More 

Thank SheTravelsABunch
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Only took about 10 minutes for our burger, fries and onion straws to be ready, the shake was ready quick. All around deliciousness! Will stop again the next time we come through, yummmmm!

Thank Amy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29956 W US Hwy 160, South Fork, CO 81154-9501
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  South Fork
  • Phone Number: +1 719-873-5852

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