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The Buffalo Restaurant and Bar

13 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Kid-friendly

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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Burgers, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Open daily from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(303) 567-2729
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Exit #240 of I-70
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Parking details
Public lot is located on the South Side on the restaurant. Turn on 17th Avenue off Miner Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.6based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 21, 2014

The Buffalo burgers are really tasty! The wait staff is friendly, too. We enjoyed our visit.

4.0Dined on July 13, 2014

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.

2.0Dined on May 26, 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.

4.0Dined on April 8, 2014

These were great. We got the basic mashed potato/ fries and a cheese burger combination, but the food tasted really good.

4.0Dined on February 21, 2014

enjoyed our visit there, great people, and great food. service was wonderful.

4.0Dined on February 16, 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.

5.0Dined on February 15, 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

2.0Dined on October 31, 2013

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.

4.0Dined on October 27, 2013

The food was very good, most made right there. Service was very good.

5.0Dined on October 18, 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.

4.0Dined on September 22, 2013

Burgers were great. Interesting decor. Waitress was uninterested. Wasn't busy on a Sunday evening.

3.0Dined on September 3, 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.

3.0Dined on June 30, 2013

They DID NOT have a reservation for us, but seated us very quickly considering they were very busy.