Rattlesnake Bar & Grill

Two lifelong friends with a love of cooking open a restaurant

27696 Harris Rd. La Junta, CO 81050

719-384-7133 |  Visit Website

Two lifelong friends with a love of cooking have returned to La Junta, CO to share their passion with the valley. Griff Bamber and Jon Harlow opened the Rattlesnake Bar and Grill, LLC in early January, 2010. Both had moved to the Denver area over a decade ago, but after several years in the city, realized there’s no place like home. When they discovered that the local golf board was taking bids for the operation of the restaurant and pro shop at the local golf course, Griff and Jon knew this was their opportunity to have their own business and to be closer to family.

The pair teamed up with the Small Business Development Center at Otero Junior College, created a business plan that helped them secure the necessary funds to re-open the establishment and opened on January 4, 2010.

“We didn’t know where to start so contacted the SBDC in La Junta. They gave us the necessary tools to formulate our business plan and made sure we had the necessary information for either acquiring or transferring the necessary licenses, permits, etc. We then contacted a local lender to get the operating funds necessary to open the doors.”
Griff Bamber


The Rattlesnake Bar and Grill, LLC, launched its full entrée menu which includes pepper steak, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmesan, a variety of fish plates, and much more. The menu also includes a variety of sandwiches, most notably the “slopper.” The restaurant can hold more than 100 people and the eating area in the back of the facility is available for private parties.

A grand opening is planned in the near future.

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