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The Buffalo Restaurant and Bar
  • Address:
    1617 Miner Street
    P.O. Box 1543
    Idaho Springs, CO 80452
    Idaho Springs
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

The Buffalo Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.buffalorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (303) 567-2729
  • Hours of Operation: Open daily from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Burgers, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Exit #240 of I-70
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot is located on the South Side on the restaurant. Turn on 17th Avenue off Miner Street.
A word from The Buffalo Restaurant and Bar
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Good, reliable bar food with an emphasis… in case you missed it… on buffalo! My second trip there was crossing the front range and worth the trip. No gourmet experience but a fine, touristy choice with tasty food. This time I tried the Buffalo Patty Melt. Good choice. Cooked and seasoned well. Some times buff can be dry, but their experience is clear since this was nice and juicy."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our food tasted no different that we cook at home. It was very overpriced as well. Service was as expected. Oh one of our orders was messed up. We were there with only a couple of other tables; very quiet."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "These were great. We got the basic mashed potato/ fries and a cheese burger combination, but the food tasted really good."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "enjoyed our visit there, great people, and great food. service was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We stopped in on a Sunday early evening. The restaurant wasn't busy - the noise level was low, the service excellent and the atmosphere was what we hoped for. The building is an old-style deep but narrow bar, with attached dining room. We ordered a bison (buffalo) burger and a bison cheese steak sandwich. The cheese steak was very good - and we both liked the fries. Unfortunately, the burger (ordered medium) arrived well done. That was a surprise considering the restaurant specializes in bison meat. We let the waitress know it was over cooked and ask for another patty less well done. Unfortunately, the next patty showed up rare. Preparing bison is different than beef, but this is their specialty and we expected more."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I absolutely loved this restaurant. It has the nice mountain town touch and personality. The staff are very nice and are not afraid to strike up a conversation. The food was magnificent and was delivered in a timely manner that did not affect the quality. overall very happy with this restaurant and will be sure to visit many more times"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "WAS MY WEDDING NIGHT so i didnt complain in person, but couldnt believe the plate i bought was not cooked right etc and ALSO my photographer ordered the philly WITHOUT cheese and mushrooms and when she brought out the philly it had cheese melted all over it plus had mushrooms, he noticed it immediately and said something and they brought him a new one about 12 minutes later so we didnt all get to eat together and was a awkward moment!!! .. you guys should have comped the sandwich for free since he had to wait another 12-15 minutes extra for his sandwich while we ate our dishs. If i get some sorta apology or coupon for free lunch then i would recommend your restaurant to others. Spent 90 plus 17 for tip.. hope to hear back from you."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "The food was very good, most made right there. Service was very good."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "We stayed the night in Idaho Springs and found the Buffalo online as highly recommended...and they were right. The food and atmosphere were fantastic."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Burgers were great. Interesting decor. Waitress was uninterested. Wasn't busy on a Sunday evening."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "fried onion rings were heavy but tasty. buffalo hot dog very good. buffalo meat loaf terrible (flavorless and with an odd, mushy consistency. house salad was probably the best part of the meal along with good tap beer."
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "They DID NOT have a reservation for us, but seated us very quickly considering they were very busy."
    Dined on 6/30/2013