A Colorado Icon
It is hard to miss Johnson's Corner. Located on the east side of Interstate 25 between Loveland and Denver, you just have to drive north for about 20 minutes. The sign is clearly visible from the highway and has plenty of parking in front of the restaurant.
Finally our third person ordered the grilled pork chops with hash browns and homemade apple sauce for the dinner selection. Everything was really good. The corned beef hash was flavorful and well seasoned. The homemade biscuit was light and fluffy made earlier that day topped with a classic sausage "sawmill" gravy. The French Dip consisted of real roast beef, not the typical "meat sheet" you find on sandwiches at restaurant chains.
The hash browns served with the pork chops and eggs were exceptional - crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. Johnson's Corner offers weekday daily dinner specials at very reasonable prices.
Even though the desserts were amazing, we were at Johnson's Corner and Johnson's Corner is best known for one thing. Cinnamon Rolls. World Famous Cinnamon Rolls, in fact. These are massive, sweet, cinnamon heaven. In addition to their regular cinnamon rolls, they offer a special cinnamon roll each month. Being October, we weren't too surprised to find that this month's flavor is Pumpkin. They really are amazing. If you don't go for the food, at least go for the rolls. Trust us, it is worth it.
The clientele that frequents Johnson's Corner is a mix of all types. Truckers, families, farmers, and many A-list celebrities have eaten at this well known diner. Our waitress Mary Anne was helpful and very sweet.
Johnson's Corner is a Colorado Icon. Joe S. Johnson opened it's doors in 1951 and the doors haven't been closed since. They are open 365 x 24 x 7. In 1998 it was voted one of the top 10 Best Breakfasts in the world and was 2004's Best Truck Stop according to the Food Network. It was featured in the movie Larger Than Life starring Bill Murray and Matthew McConaughey, and has been a welcome stop for truckers and travelers alike for decades.
Although the food was excellent, the service was fair and the cleanliness was lacking. The restroom was very dirty, but as we stated it IS a truck stop. For this reason alone, we award Johnson's Corner a Fork. Definitely worth a visit. A great Colorado restaurant.
Thank you, Johnson's corner for the excellent food.
The Officially Unofficial Voting Legend
Take it with a grain of salt, we're not professionals.
Awesome place, we’ll shovel more food in our face!
It was okay. Not our favorite, but we’ll take another stab at it.
Didn’t make the cut.