Dear Fellow Retro Diner-Lover, this one is for you.
If ever you find yourself in Colorado on the I-70 (before turning south for New Mexico, of course!) be sure to take Exit 395 in Flagler.
That where the I-70 Diner ~ the ultimate 50’s retro diner ~ stands.
And really, the pink Cadillac on top of its signpost makes it hard to miss, don’t you think?
This diner is a favorite food stop when heading to New Mexico from the east coast.
Why is this retro diner in Colorado a favorite stop on the I-70 West?
For one thing, the location is perfect for drivers with a good appetite.
That would be you and me most of the time.
And who wouldn’t be hungry after plowing through 400-plus miles of highway with nothing to see but Kansas wheat fields and wind turbines?
For another, it’s a diner.
Not in the open 24/7 New York-style diner kind of way; this is small-city Colorado, after all. (Closing time is as early as 7:30 pm most nights, 8 pm on the weekends.)
Still, I-70 Diner treats us to all the essential retro diner details.
And did I tell you about the food? The chef takes pride in what goes on the table. Really went the extra mile providing these chili samplers when I was deciding what to order.
None of these little pots of chili pack more than medium heat, so no worries if you have a tender tongue. They taste good and spicy enough.
Our first time there, though, I ordered a sandwich, even though I’ve never been a big fan of sandwiches.
Unless the sandwich is pastrami on rye or French Dip.
This French Dip had my name on it, it was that juicy-licious. That’s why it so rates a close-up:
The I-70 Diner serves more than 10 kinds of burgers, including sliders plus 10 other kinds of sandwiches, hot AND cold. With such a wide assortment of tasty choices, you’re sure to find a sandwich with your name on it, too.
That’s the I-70 Diner in a nutshell: the ultimate 50’s retro diner with easy access from the Interstate 70. A place where both the food and the decor shines.