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Bent Elbow

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1134 Empire St, Silverton, CO 81433
+1 970-387-5775
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

A little slow and never really came back to do drinks. Food was good though. Not a very fun upbeat place.

Thank Shelly R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We ducked into this restaurant during a downpour, and arrived just as they were closing for lunch. The staff (owner) invited us in anyway, and we proceeded to have a really delicious meal . I had a tilapia sandwich, which amazingly was grilled, not fried. Their coleslaw was homemade and their fries were crispy and nice and brown. My husband... More 

Thank Gail H
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I split the Mushroom Blu Cheese burger and the Bent Elbow salad. The hamburger was fantastic. A full Portobello mushroom cap covering the the burger with melted Blu Cheese in between. Tomato, lettuce, onion. What a great taste. The salad with the nuts and fruits was a great balance of flavors. Love to go back and try... More 

Thank Todd M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Lunch at the Bent Elbow was delicious. I had the Bent Elbow Salad, which is now my favorite salad. I'm hoping I can come close to duplicating it at home.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Epsom, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in off the Durango to Silverton train journey. Food was nice (my wife particularly enjoyed her cottage pie), although my sweet potato fries were cold and several of the dishes weren't available (including the special, a minute after being detailed what it was). The 10(?) year old waitress was great and worked really hard doing the drinks orders.

Thank Karl M
Hartsdale, NY
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79 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We ate here twice, on two subsequent visits to Silverton on the same vacation - both times for lunch. The menu is not extensive -- just basic- but we enjoyed good food and ample servings both visits. The wait staff were very friendly, even recognizing us on our return trip. Highly recommend.

Thank JanM16
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We both had the elk burger, which is a very lean meat. It was decent. I wish we would have tried something else. Service was great. The menu had a lot of options. Prices were good!

Thank Kayla M
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192 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I've been eating here for decades. Love this place and its history. You can see it as a filming location in fifties westerns. The food is great. Today we all had the Chicken Fried Steaks. Hand breaded and cooked to perfection. Served with mashed potatoes and sweet corn. Gravy and a hot roll. Yum yum.

Thank SH1304
Goodyear, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at the bent elbow tonight it was recommended by the prospect motel as one of the best restaurants in Silverton. It met our expectations the food was wonderful my wife had the prime rib which she considered it to be excellent. I had the green chili beef burrito with rice and beans it was awesome I come... More 

Thank 75guss
Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We were part of a tour group that invaded the Bent Elbow. Servers were courteous. Sandwiches were large and tasty. The decorations were appropriate for a Western effect.

Thank Carol765

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1134 Empire St, Silverton, CO 81433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Silverton
  • Phone Number: +1 970-387-5775

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