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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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Woodbury, Minnesota
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank LovingNewAdventures
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

J Fargo's was recommended by locals we are doing business with. Our server, looking cute in her very tasteful Navy-girl Halloween dress, knows her stuff and made mealtime extra enjoyable. Wish I knew her name but what a sweetheart! For starters, I ordered their Pumpkin Martini and was forewarned it was strong but it had wonderful flavor. Would order again.... More 

Thank Vickie K
Payson, Arizona
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93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a long-term restaurant in Cortez that is conveniently located on Main Street. However, it is very dated in it's decor and menu. If you like ol' fashioned comfort food this is the place for you.

Thank Mike F
Annapolis, Maryland
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152 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here for dinner while in Cortez, and were very pleased. They staff was accomodating, and were able to fix my mojito as I asked, with club soda vs Sierra Mist! I had the NY strip steak special which was delicious and served with roasted veggies which were very tasty. We almost decided to have dinner here again a... More 

Thank neonp
Cortez, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I took my wife and almost 2 year old daughter to eat dinner here. I ordered the burger, my wife had a Navajo taco, and we ordered Mac and cheese for our little one. The food tasted good, but with the end cost, it will be only on a special occasion next time.

Thank Michael1678294
Cortez, Colorado
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A nice atmosphere for family or a sports crowd. $1. beer on Wednesdays. Service is great, employees are friendly. Serves an awesome burger.

Thank montezumacortez
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Enjoyed the food the service and the prices. I had the Asian chicken salad and Craig had fish and chips and both were excellent.

Thank Mary H
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We stopped for dinner while in Cortez. The staff was very friendly, and suggested several items on the menu for our order. There was a good variety of food on the menu and a plentiful selection of drinks. We had to take one order to go but that was not a problem. I would eat here again when in Cortez.

Thank DFA5618
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ate dinner at J Fargo's. I was interested in a Navajo Taco and J Fargo's had them. Two of us had the Navajo Tacos and two had the chicken quesadilla. The Navajo Taco was just so-so. The chile and beans were pretty bland. The Navajo fry bread was pretty good. The chicken quesadillas were quite good. Interesting, had bacon... More 

Thank MikeB1952
Abbotsford, Canada
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94 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

From the time we were seated, to the time we paid our bill, we were well tended to by the courteous staff. Food was served quickly - and we struggled to eat all that was put in front of us...good value, I'd go back...

Thank GBishome

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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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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