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Dining at The Buffalo Rose- an amazing experience! - Buffalo Rose, Golden, CO

Buffalo Rose

4.6
4.6
46 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Dining at The Buffalo Rose is more than a delightful culinary experience, it is also a trip back in time to the American West just as it was in the late 19th century. A visit to Golden simply isn’t complete without a stop in at The Pulse of Golden Since 1859.
Our beautiful collection of new and recently renovated historic buildings are located in the very heart of downtown Golden, directly beneath the “Howdy Folks – Welcome to Golden” sign, so we’re really easy to find.
Come on in, grab bite, and feel the pulse of Golden, Colorado.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Latin American, Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (720) 638-5597
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver Suburbs

    Hot spot

46 Reviews
  1. stilts

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very Colorado brick walls fireplace Service was fast and friendly maybe a few to many onion curls on the food but good

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  2. StaciS

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food in an historic building. I had the bison meatloaf with a Manhattan made with their own rye whiskey - delicious!!

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  3. SamanthaO

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was lovely. My steak was chewy and rough, just not a good cut of meat. She took it off our tab, I barely ate any of it. I would give this place one more try.

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  4. DavidT

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the bison meat loaf sandwich without quite knowing what to expect. It was delicious, while being unlike any other meat loaf I have eaten. If you're a senior with a limited appetite like me, you might need to ask for a doggy bag. I ate the whole sandwich and left some fries on the plate.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire staff here and at their event center never ever disappoint. The food and service are spectacular. They recently went above and beyond to help me surprise my daughter and we were so touched. This place is a gem in Golden and we frequent it and I live in Cincinnati. My daughter had her wedding at the event center in October and it was the best wedding we ever went to and the guests are all still raving. Deborah is a wonderful and fun server and the GM , Derrick, is top notch class. Dont visit Denver/Golden etc with out coming here. The bar is great as well.

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  6. muddgirl

    Denver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxing dining experience w/a friend during the week in November. The food was very good and tasty. Haven’t been here for years and was pleasantly surprised.

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  7. DebbieR

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful time. The restaurant is very nice and the food was great

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  8. ErinB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great golden bar and restaurant. enjoyed my meal!

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  9. SydneyT

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was terrible. We waited for at least 20 minutes every time we asked for something during a slow shift.

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  10. Brian

    Stuttgart

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was okay for the price. Appetizer came out at the same time as the entrees. They were hosting a private event but still accepting reservations. Our party of 5 was seated at a high top that would have been tight for four and should not have been used for five. Nothing there wowed me enough to go back.

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  11. JaneD

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bre was our server and she was awesome !!! Food was terrific and great service

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  12. MaryFran

    Denver

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This is about the fourth time I’ve been tot he Buffalo Rose and it’s just not great. The bartenders, I will say ARE great. So if you go sit at the bar. But otherwise. It’s a big MEH for me. Service has always been inattentive, the menu is extensive but over all just fine and the drinks are expensive. There are plenty of other places in Golden that will treat you like family. Go to those.

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  13. HillCountryHappy

    Austin

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dropped in to grab a quick bite before a bike ride. The chopped southwestern salad was nice and fresh but I wouldn't call it chopped. Had a great seat outside on a pretty day. The service was prompt and professional. Definitely will return on another adventure day.

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  14. VickiG

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was terrific. The food was good until dessert which was a peach crisp with salted caramel ice cream—there was an over dose of salt in the peaches and we were unable to even finish it. Hopefully our waitress reported that to the kitchen.

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  15. Andy

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant was busy during happy hour and therefore noisy. Burger was less than satisfactory. Bun was stone cold, and a very thin overcooked patty. My wife's tacos were only fair.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner before a show next door. Very nice restaurant, good food, and good service.

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  17. TomV

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good night with family and service was good food was okay but we know it’s a bar.

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  18. ChrisF

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were great. The place was decked out as would be expected for the oldest continuously operating bar / saloon in the state of Colorado. Only complaint: no souvenirs. A shot glass or pint glass with the Buffalo Rose logo and year established would have made the trip that much more worth the effort.

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  19. Nick

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, great food, a good spot to chill for a dinner date or a family meal. Will be back

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  20. TedDonna

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    pulled pork sandwich was horrible and french fries were cold

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  21. luveatingout

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bison short ribs were tender and flavorful. Always make a stop at 🦬 🌹 when in town..

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  22. Smitty

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Probably the worst burger I've had in a long time. My girlfriend and I love the Rose. Started going there when it was just a hole in the wall breakfast joint with great charm back in 1980. I applaud the vision to create it what it has become. But a bad Sunday for the back of the house!

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  23. Kitty

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a very enjoyable place to meet up with friends. We’ve always had friendly waitstaff.

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  24. Nick

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Celebrated an Engagement. Outdoor seating was perfect.

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  25. MichaelL

    Denver

    214 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you Sydnie for the good service all was good

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  26. SesameChick

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our party of 4 started with an appetizer and a cocktail. We thought the Skillet Nachos with a margarita sounded like a great starter. Unfortunately, the Skillet Nachos aren’t Nachos at all. We were shocked to see that the “skillet” was a micro-sized cast iron skillet sized for a single egg that had refried beans and some cheese, and maybe a few chilis. We paid extra for chicken, and there were maybe 6 small cubes of chicken added. That baby skillet was served with a small basket of chips. Nachos??! I think not. The margaritas are served in a small glass with some sort of brown “salt” that was sour and not good. Service was great though. We didn’t stay for a main course.

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  27. Poppy

    Denver

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Varied menu, attractive decor, very friendly and accommodating waitress

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  28. DianeG

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last minute dinner thought. We were so grateful for a wonderful experience! Live music, great food in a relaxing setting. We will be back!

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  29. StephanieA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The hostess was nice, the waiter was OK- took all the guys orders and then skipped me so had to track him down. There was a medical emergency- not the restaurants fault but definitely interrupted our business dinner.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Fun atmosphere. Generally food was good. Ordered tofu bon me and it was soggy and not great flavor. Other items. Buffalo chicken wrap, bison short ribs, pork sandwich were very good.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went expecting 80s hip hop brunch as advertised. Got there with a party of 4, no DJ. We asked them to at least play 80s as other parties were there for the same event. They told us no, other people would complain. Food was good. Service was bad. Had to flag down other servers to get dessert and another round.

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  32. AlecC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Menu, Great Atmosphere, and Great Service!! This place was recommended by our hotel and did not disappoint!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. Great service. Nice dining and bar area. Listened to local artists play guitar and sing during our time there. Definitely go back again.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails and my Buffalo cauliflower was delicious with good service! Perfect before the show next door!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    NYE they advertised a midnight Champaign toast. They told us last call was at 11 and we were out of luck.

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  36. AllyM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant! The atmosphere is beautiful, they play great music & the food is wonderful.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to a play in Golden that night

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  38. SusanG

    Denver

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated right away with our reservation. The service, food, music and decor made for a lovely date night.

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  39. JodyM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Little loud but fun venue! Service was great for a packed night!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love going to trivia at Buffalo Rose!

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You can order delivery directly from Buffalo Rose using the Order Online button.

Buffalo Rose is rated 4.6 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Buffalo Rose

1119 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Golden
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Latin American, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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