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About Midland Depot at the Imperial Hotel

The newly renovated Midland Depot offers seating for 70. Enjoy family style Italian dinners in our historic Cripple Creek restaurant. The theme is a family-friendly atmosphere, with several pasta dishes that average around $10. All new choices have been added to the already popular Italian menu. Friday evening specials will feature 1855 bone Rib eye steak, with baked or mashed potato, vegetable, salad and bread, and other specials. Entrees range from classic pasta dishes to homemade soups and salads. Cripple Creek's newest dining experience is perfect for small groups and is reasonably priced to accommodate families. Come have dinner before or after the Gold Bar Room Theater shows.

123 N 3rd St
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, American

Hours of Operation:

Summer Hours: June 1: Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 8:00pm.

Cross Street:
Carr Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 559-5963

Website:
http://imperialhotelrestaurant.com/MidlandDepot.htm

Parking Details:
There is also street parking available.

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Midland Depot at the Imperial Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Kid-friendly (6)
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Good for Anniversaries (4)
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Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was excellent! We stumbled upon this gem by accident. It was quiet spot in a very busy and loud casino town, so we took the opportunity to eat at the bar and learn about the hotel history from Mark, the bartender. We'll be back!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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food5
ambience3
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, atmosphere & staff. Would definitely go again, good value for the portion & quality of food served.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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food5
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We love this place. Only open on Friday and Saturday evenings. Historic location and unique.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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food4
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Where do I even begin!!! Everything was delicious, we started with the caprese salad. The buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and balsamic glaze was delightful. The cheese bread is a must!!!! For our entrees I had spaghetti and meat sauce, the meat sauce was full of flavor. My Husband had the pasta primavera, the only complaint was his sauce was really runny, but still full of flavor. The spumoni was awesome. This place was a real treat!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Healthy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Terrible service, worse food. I would go literally anywhere else.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2016

The food was very good, prices maybe a little high. Dining room was beautiful, but the service was awful. We had to ask for our bread 3 times, and we had almost finished our meal by the time it was brought to us. And then before we were finished eating, our waitress came over with her tablet and said she needed to cash us out because she had to go home. No explanation, don't know if she was ill or what. For the first time in as long as I can remember, we did not leave a tip.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service1
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Service really slow, took over 1 1/2 hours to serve 4 people. Also was my daughter's birthday and had stated on Open Table, it took so long to get the meal we didn't even bother asking for desert, nor did the waitress even ask. The place is super cute, but I would not go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food2
ambience3
service2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2016

We were especially pleased that we were asked if we were celebrating an anniversary. Hence we would say it is LGBT friendly!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2016

This historic hotel, bar and restaurant in Cripple Creek is a great weekend get-away. The staff was friendly and the service was good. The food was excellent with great portions. We aren't wine drinkers, but they seemed to have a well stocked wine selection.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Enjoyed dinner with friends on a Saturday evening following a recommendation to "give it a try". We're definitely glad we did. Food was very good. Will be going back for sure and have already recommended it to others.

Only minor negative was that our waitress seemed new to her job as she forgot a couple of items and had a bit of difficulty with the bill. No biggie from our point of view, but might turn some folks off.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 18, 2015

We were in Cripple Creek for the weekend with a group of friends and planned on going to the music show at the Imperial Hotel. We wanted to have a bite to eat before the show, so we made reservations at the Midland Depot since the show was right there. The Midland features Italian food - and believe it or not - it was really, really good! All of use raved about the dishes we has selected! Highly recommend the Midland for at least one meal when at "The Creek."

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Picked this place because it was one of the few places I've seen on OpenTable to receive 5 stars across the board. My expectations were high. We were seated promptly, but it was quickly evident that our waiter did not have experience waiting tables. Turns out he was filling in for someone who called out. I ordered a 2007 Merlot and was surprised when they brought it out already open and placed it on the table with three glasses and left. It was also evident that nobody there knew the proper way to serve a bottle of wine. It was a really good Merlot though and the entrees were very good as well. I was surprised that they did not have house made Italian dressing. I was told that the reason they didn't was because the owner didn't like dealing with oil based dressings. That seemed odd for an Italian restaurant. The chicken parmigiana was good as was the shrimp scampi and fettuccine Alfredo. If you're in Cripple Creek, you could do worse but I wouldn't recommend the drive from out of town just to eat there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 24, 2015

The setting was wonderful. The restaurant was so neat and charming. The food was delicious and was very generous portions. I would most definitely go back it was awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 11, 2015

Food and service are outstanding and is one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2014

Celebrated my birthday here with friends. Beautifully renovated historic hotel! Portions are huge, so if you're not realyl hungry, plan to share.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 23, 2014

The Midland Depot is the best restaurant in Cripple Creek. Great, attentive service, excellent food and reasonably priced. All in a historic, beautiful and friendly atmosphere, personally overseen by owners Gary and Winnie.
We love taking guests their to experience friendly Cripple Creek.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 14, 2014

Very friendly, helpful staff & owner. Excellent food. Hotel setting is historic and fun. We were only in Cripple Creek for one evening and we are sure we made to best choice of restaurant for that evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 14, 2014

The sauces taste like sugar rather than tomatoes. We left our food half eaten. The fast food restaurant Fazoli's has better sauce than this place. I can't believe all the great reviews. I was disappointed. There were only three other diners here on a Saturday evening at 7pm. That should have been my first clue.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 15, 2014

Was wonderful. Great service. Great food. Awesome prices!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 15, 2014

This is the best place I have eaten in Cripple Creek. I have had a hard time finding a restaurant in Cripple Creek that served good enough food that I would want to return. I will definitely return to the Midland Depot at the Imperial Hotel. It was nice to get away from the casino crowds and find a relaxed dining experience just a few yards off the main street. In a larger city it would only rate as good or three stars, but in Cripple Creek it is very good or four stars.

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food4
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2014

The Gold Camp Victorian Society convened for dinner prior to the Victorian Ball on Feb 8th. The room was ready for us, the tables reserved. and the waitstaff was very helpful and prompt. The food was good and everyone seemed to enjoy it. We will use this restaurant agin in the future.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 11, 2014

Food was ok. Decor was beautiful.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2013

Dining at the Midland Station is always a good experience. Their Italian menu is never a disappointment, and the prices are very affordable. The atmosphere of the old hotel and the friendliness of the staff make for a very enjoyable evening. It is always a special evening when we dine there.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 24, 2013

Had eaten at this place some years ago. Now renovated. Excellent Italian cuisine. Also steaks on the menu.
Quiet enough to have a nice conversation with fellow table mates.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 17, 2013

The Midland Station is a perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Cripple Creek. It has a lovely Victorian atmosphere, it is quiet, the staff is friendly, and the Italian menu is excellent. We always look forward to dinner with them.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 2, 2013

We had a reservation made as part of a prize that we won. When we showed up the restaurant was very rude about not accepting the award. The staff was very cold and indifferent. There were very few patrons dining there on a Friday night. I guess the place just chases off diners because all the other local restaurant near this one had a full house... I would avoid this place.

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