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Emil-Lene's Sirloin House - Closed

16000 E. Smith Rd.
Aurora, CO 80011


  • Sun 5pm-9pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-9pm, Sat 11:30am-10pm
  • $$$
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Recommended
Emil-Lene's is a Colorado institution, where the Wild West cowboy history of cattle and hats and six-guns isn't just a theme, but something served right up on the plate alongside the giant steaks, sides of spaghetti and relish trays of crunchy veggies on a bed of ice. The Kucher (now Krause) family has owned this steakhouse since the late '50s, and while there's no hitching post out front to tie up your Toyota to, there is an old Conestoga wagon. Even though the diners boast more bald spots than Stetsons these days, the grub remains a cowtown classic, the atmosphere down-home (complete with a tree in the middle of one dining area) and the kitchen a genuine throwback to the days when beef was always what was for dinner.

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    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:01 a.m. by Lori Midson

    More than fifty years after originally staking its claim on a dirt road in the middle of rural Bumfuck Aurora, Emil-Lene's Sirloin House, one of the longest-standing cow classics in Denver, has been put out to pasture, leaving the a...

  • Bite Me
    Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 4 a.m. by Jason Sheehan

    Forty-six years. That's a good run -- a historic run, even -- for any restaurant. And that's what Emil-Lene's Sirloin House (see review,) has rung up since 1958, weathering every storm, every up-and-down surge of the economy, by fol...

  • Steaking a Claim
    Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 4 a.m. by Jason Sheehan

    Here's what Emil-Lene's Sirloin House is missing: a really big steak. Not just a big steak -- big steaks it's got. There's a 16-ounce sirloin on the board, a 10-ounce prime rib that's cut so generously it takes up half a plate, even...

  • Check, Please!
    Thursday, August 9, 2001 at 4 a.m. by Kyle Wagner

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