Whether you are just passing through or are a local of Northern Colorado, you have to try this place. Vern’s is a great restaurant that serves just about anything you could ask for. Their staff is freidnly and the ambiance can’t be beat. They almost have the feel of a nice truck stop, but they are not off of a busy highway and they have gorgeous views of the foothills.
Vern’s is located at 4120 County Road 54G in Laporte, CO so it is a short drive from just about everywhere in Northern Colorado. Whether you are heading up the Poudre Canyon for some fishing, going up for some Jeeping or just in the neighborhood, you are certain to not be disappointed if you stop in. There are also a lot of bike paths nears Vern’s so you can catch it on your way to or from your destination.
They are open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner everyday. They have specials most days and free refills on all soda and coffee. Just a few of their menu items for Breakfast include: Their Famous Cinnamon Rolls, Breakfast Burrito, Omelets and Country Breakfasts. The lunch menu is just as diverse with: Chicken Fingers, Krautburgers and Sandwiches just to name a few. Then the dinner menu has more options including Chicken Fried Steak, Burgers and Prime Rib on weekends. They also have old fashioned milk shakes that are to die for!
Vern’s has generous portions and is not too hard on the wallet. Expect to pay around $6-9 for a typical entree and if you eat like me, you’ll also get lunch to take home for the next day. (Literally their portions are so big, I eat half and then am full. Then I get to take the rest home for the next day! Two meals in one, great deal!)
Their servers know how to treat you right too. When you first are seated a waitress will come and get your drink orders. That is your drink waitress. This way you can get something to wet your whistle much sooner than most restaurants. (Which is especially great after a long day of fishing, hiking or jeeping.) Then shortly after you get your drinks your meal waitress will tell you about specials and take your orders. Since they make everything to order, you will have to wait a few minutes for your meal to come. But once it gets there you will not regret that at all!
You know what is the most interesting thing about Vern’s? It’s been there a long time and still is the same. I mean that in a great way too. When my mother was growing up, her family had a cabin up the Poudre Canyon. So whenever they went up to the cabin they would stop at Vern’s on their way. She always had fond memories because of that. So, when I was growing up, my parents would take my sisters and me to Vern’s. And so the story goes, because I introduced my husband to it a few years ago. Hopefully, it will still be around when we have kiddos of our own. Then we can make more memories there.
Vern’s is so much more than just a restaurant. It’s a place to meet friends, make friends and take a load off. They also have a souvenir shop, convenience store, bakery and tackle shop. So whether you need a mug, hat, worms, hot meal or latte, Vern’s can serve all your needs. My husband and I bought one of their mugs a few years back. I love when I drink out of it at home because it brings back fond memories.
They also like to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience while at Vern’s. So if you don’t like something, they will replace it free of charge. They like to run things the way places used to. Their customers are loyal and they also get new ones everyday. Be sure to stop in and tell them hi when you are in the area next time!