Eureka Station

Eureka Station is a tavern known for its laid-back atmosphere located on the Notorious Blair Street in Silverton, CO. Notorious Blair Street is named for the saloons, gambling halls, and bordellos that once filled the street’s historic buildings. It garnered the attention of Hollywood in the 1950’s and 1960’s, and old Westerns such as “Night Passage,” “The Maverick Queen,” and “A Ticket to Tomahawk” were all filmed on the Notorious Blair Street. Eureka Station’s home is in the process of fundraising and revamping for the benefit of visitors and locals alike. Looking forward, Notorious Blair Street will have street lights, wooden sidewalks, public restrooms, and a new performance venue. 

Eureka Station is a Cornish tavern known for its Cornish Pasty. Cornish people are a Celtic ethnic group and nation with roots in Cornwall. Cornish immigrants came to Silverton, CO because it was a booming mining town. A Cornish pasty (pronounced “pas-tee”) is a baked pastry filled with beef, sliced or diced potatoes, swede (turnip), and onion. Interestingly, the pasty isn’t found on Eureka Station’s online menu but continues to be a staple for the restaurant. 

The menu pairs long-lasting fan favorites with rotating seasonal options. Eureka Station’s starters options include a particularly yummy-looking order of sweet potato fritters. They are a fried mixture of sweet potato mash, bacon, and goat cheese, served with a side of Worcestershire aioli.. The main plates range from $20-$28 and feature a ton of delicious options. Flat-iron steak, three-cheese bison lasagna, and lemon caper dill salmon. The menu also has a section for tin plate dishes which includes fish, ground beef, or pulled pork tacos, as well as fish ‘n’ chips. Because most of the plates at Eureka Station focus on flavorful meat dishes, vegetarians and veggie lovers will rejoice at the delicious greens available. A highlight is the beet salad with roasted beets, corn, bell peppers, and goat cheese topped with a balsamic reduction. The simple dessert menu has only a few items, but all are tried and true classics, The root beer float and Mimi’s Cobbler a la mode are, according to online reviews, must-trys. 

Eureka Station is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, and operates Wednesday through Sunday from 5-9 PM. Altered hours of operation and menu restrictions might apply due to Covid-19. The establishment also boasts take-out options, outdoor seating, full bar, and free internet access. Check out Eureka Station in beautiful Silverton, CO and see what the Notorious Blair Street has to offer.