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.
That french dip looks amazing! That’s my favorite kind of hot sandwich. Fun diner- love the pictures. My favorite diner Mel’s; they serve a great fried zucchini and their french dip is pretty good!
Mel’s . . .hmm, I like that name, by the way 🙂 ~ is this the same as “Original Mel’s Diner” in Sacramento? The I-70 Diner was fun, sure you’d like it and its French Dip!
I love your blog Melodie when I get to read it! This wine was especially interesting! I love a diner. Great pic of you and Lawrence! Love ruthy
Thanks for visiting, Ruthy! You didn’t say what your fave diner was, but ever eaten at Park Plaza Diner in downtown Brooklyn? My most recent trip to NYC, Lawrence sent me to that diner on a special mission, to get his very favorite (and apparently rare!) cheese Danish. I brought every cheese Danish they had in the display case back to NM and L ~ who was as pleased as he looks in our pic here! 😉