King's Chef (The Castle) is a 13 seat custom Valentine Diner built in 1956. King's Chef is small and cozy with a vibrant energy. If the diner inside is full, King's Chef also has additional seating (weather permitting) on one of our two great patios for your dining enjoyment.
King's Chef has had three other owners, some guy named Bill purchased the custom Valentine Diner from the Valentine Corporation in Kansas in 1955 and opened the doors in 1956. The diner sat on the corner of Tejon Street and Costilla Avenue on the southeast corner until 1958. The diner then moved 1/2 block on Costilla to 110 east Costilla and is still on the same location today. The Diner was taken over by Floyd "Sam" Johnson, Legend has it that Sam Johnson ran the King's Chef diner for 30+ years with his loyal waitress who is now teaching special education in Colorado Springs and the dynamic duo created a great community gathering everyday by serving great food and a lively atmosphere. Then around 1995 Merl and Sandra Moore purchased the diner from Sam Johnson and ran the King's Chef until 1997. Gary Geiser then purchased the diner in 1997 and has run it since. We would like to thank all of the previous owners for making the King's Chef Diner the success that it is. Your hard work is well appreciated.
King's Chef was purchased in 1997 by Gary A. Geiser and has won several local and national awards.
Tastiest Breakfast in Colorado
Best Diner in America Best Dine West of the Missippi