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J. Fargo's Family Dining & Micro Brewery

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1209 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-2910
+1 970-564-0242
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Edmond, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I would highly recommend this place! We love to try local eateries instead of chains and he loves to sample local beers. The waitress offered to bring him samples of his top two choices and he ended up ordering them both! She recommended the Santa Fe grilled chicken and he loved it. My grilled salmon was cooked... More 

Thank blpollard
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a long day traveling, my husband and I were so ready for an easy and relaxing dinner. We were directed to J Fargos and weren't disappointed. We lucked out as that evening was a beer special. We enjoyed a dark bock; very good. I had two! For dinner, we split a Navajo taco and a Southwest salad. Perfect. While... More 

Thank Bbeliever
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here and the beer was pretty good. The atmosphere is okay, but all the advertisements in plastic holders were kind of weird - not sure if that is a permanent thing but it shouldn't be. The menu had one meatless option, a salad, and it was pretty good. My husband had the St. Patrick's day special... More 

Thank JoyceAna
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hit happy hour at J. Fargo's and enjoyed two for one craft beers. The restaurant was recommended by our campground and we were not disappointed! As a vegetarian who is often faced with limited choices, their menu was a treat. While my husband enjoyed his chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts (I enjoyed them, too), I loved... More 

Thank LynneCohen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling through Cortez, my husband and I stopped here for lunch. Our prior 1st visit was good and when we find a reliable good place to eat while traveling, we will usually go back. Good service and the food was ready quickly. The homemade blue cheese dressing was very good. My husband ordered the buffalo chicken wrap, the portion was... More 

Thank KELittle
Englewood, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place to go, fantastic service and good food. This is the place to,go if you actually don't want to have buyers remorse the next day. Price is great...service fun and hometown feel. Traditional wings are unlike anywhere else in the area. Keep doing what your doing it really works.

Thank bkiitchen
Santa Fe, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The sides and service were okay, as were the drinks. I ordered the best steaks in the house and was disappointed both times. They cover the steaks with some sort of sauce, sometimes an indicator of less than par meat. That was the case in this instance.

Thank sivardjr
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Ok food, good service,good for just getting out and having something to eat, large variety on menu and drinks.

Thank Smokehouse970
Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The food is not spectacular, but it is okay. We eat at J Fargos every time we visit Cortez. The service is fair. The wait staff are impersonal. I wishe they would make family dining one side and the bar the other side. I don't like feeling like I am in a daycare when I want to have a beer.

Thank Marian B
Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The adult meals were fantastic: very yummy steak salad with delicious choices for dressing (I tried cactus and separately the sweet chili). We had the fried banana bread for dessert (it didn't need to be fried or if it was going to be fried they should have put a batter around it to crisp up). I think my hubby enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 19
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321-2910
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Cortez
  • Phone Number: +1 970-564-0242
We offer casual family dining. We feature handcrafted small batch beer from our own brewery, as well as selected favorites bottled and on tap and a full bar. We have a menu to satisfy every appetite including steaks, smoked meats, burgers, kids menu, vegetarian and gluten free options, patio dining in the summer. We are happy to host special occasions, large and small. We can accommodate large groups including tour groups. Our winter hours are 11 am to 9:00 pm open until 10:00 for summer. Hope to see you soon! Happy trails!

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