THE MASON JAR

 

COLORADO SPRINGS

 

The Greatest American Meat 'N' Potatoes Anywhere

 

2925 West Colorado Ave... near the 31st St. intersection - not far from Garden Of The Gods

 

(719) 632-4820

 

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If you are a "meat and potatoes" person... or even if you aren’t, your family’s visit to Colorado Springs will not be complete without enjoying a meal at The Mason Jar. The diverse menu consists of no-nonsense American dishes like prime rib, steaks, fried chicken, chicken-fried steak (their specialty) and seafood as well as real homemade mashed potatoes and gravy and homemade desserts. They also have an extensive children’s menu filled with kids favorites. They are very family-friendly, providing puzzles, coloring sheets, and irresistible little toys called "wikki stix" to occupy the kids. I ordered prime rib. Mom had prime rib and shrimp. The kids had corn dogs and pizza. Although the restaurant was bustling, the food arrived very quickly for a full service restaurant. It was hot, carefully prepared and nicely presented. My 16-oz prime rib (I was HUNGRY, okay!)was perfect... medium rare just the way I like it. I even had room left for a big hunk of hot freshly baked blackberry cobbler...a-la-mode. And yes... The Mason Jar serves their drinks in... mason jars.

From the hostess, to the waiter and cashier, the service is friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. The atmosphere is informal, lively and comfortable. The dining area is wide open, with minimal partitions. The decor is neat, but not fancy or even remarkable... there’s no "theme" per se. Undoubtedly, the large brick fireplace adds an extra dimension to the ambiance during the colder months. Bottom line... this unpretentious American restaurant does everything right... the great food and large portions, the service and the reasonable prices... without any gimmickry at all. I rarely gush over a restaurant, but this one is something special. The Mason Jar is a Colorado experience you will remember as fondly as your visit to Pike’s Peak or Garden of The Gods.

 

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MASON JAR PHOTOS (Click on thumbnails for larger image):

 

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MASON JAR SIGN

DINING ROOM

JUST INSIDE FRONT ENTRANCE

   
 

 

PRIME RIB, HOMEMADE MASHED POTATOES

BLACKBERRY COBBLER A LA MODE

 

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