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15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Finding great food is a breeze in this beautiful state.

Spencer McKee

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1.  It’s Hard To Beat Great Pizza And Beer

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Amicas via Facebook

Amicas Pizza & Microbrewery
136 E 2nd St
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-5219
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 155 Reviews.

If you’re looking for good food and a good time, Amicas is the place for you. This pizzeria meets microbrewery combines two of the best things on this planet in perfect harmony.

With plenty of delicious craft brews and a plenty of creative toppings, Amicas will become an instant favorite.

2. Nothing Is Sweeter Than Shuga’s

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Shuga’s website

Shuga’s
702 S Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 328-1412
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 278 Reviews.

Nestled in the heart of Colorado Springs, this place has perfected the art of combining a unique atmosphere with great bites.

The menu here has something for everyone, with options like the Cuban sandwich, a Spicy Brazilian Coconut Shrimp Soup, and Jalapeño Mac n’ Cheese. For an extra treat, come on a warm day and sit outside!

3. Skiing Isn’t The Only Thing To Do In Summit County

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Arapahoe Café & Pub via Facebook

Arapahoe Café
626 Lake Dillon Dr
Dillon, CO 80435
(970) 468-0873
Yelp: 4 Stars; 137 Reviews.

If you’re headed home from a long ski day, Arapahoe Café is the perfect place to fuel up for the journey back. With beautiful views of Lake Dillon, this joint will never let you down.

The menu here is built around burgers and barbeque, with a few of the favorites including the brisket sandwich and the BBQ bacon cheeseburger.

4. There’s A Reason This Place Might Sound Familiar

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

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Jack-n-Grill
2524 Federal Blvd
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 964-9544
Yelp: 3 Stars; 282 Reviews.

Home to the Man vs Food 7-lb burrito challenge, Jack-N-Grill is one of Denver’s tastiest spots to dine.

With a menu built around delicious Mexican food, a burger that was voted best in Colorado by Food Network, and some freshest salsas in town, you’ll instantly want to recommend this place to all of your friends.

5. Feast Like A King

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

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King’s Chef Diner
131 E Bijou St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 636-5010
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 242 Reviews.

King’s Chef is famous in the Springs for being the best place to start any day or cure any hangover. This diner has a full menu, complete with tons of breakfast creations you can’t find anywhere else, as well as food for a bit later in the day.

However, if it’s your first trip through the door, you can’t go wrong with their award winning burrito topped with their award winning green chili. Keep in mind that there are two locations, a larger one on Bijou and a much smaller purple castle on E Costilla.

6.  You’ll Relish This Joint

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Relish via Facebook

Relish
137 S Main St
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-0989
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 127 Reviews.

Set in the picturesque town of Breckenridge, Relish always provides a memorable experience. Excellent views set the perfect backdrop for dining on their upscale options including escargot, lobster and pumpkin ravioli, and amazingly tender mustard braised short ribs.

7. Who Needs Italy With This Place In Their Backyard?

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Il Pastaio via Facebook

Il Pastaio
3075 Arapahoe Ave
Ste B
Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 447-9572
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 191 Reviews.

When it comes to Italian food, Il Pastaio knows best. With tons of classics that will easily convince you that you’re dining abroad, favorites include the gnocchi with pesto cream sauce, and the linguini topped with mussels and shrimp.

8. When It Comes To Hot Dogs, Biker Jim Knows Best

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs via Facebook

Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
16th & Arapahoe
Denver, CO 80202
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 502 Reviews.

Sometimes the best food comes from the back of a truck. A Denver favorite, Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs specializes in serving up the tastiest tubed meats around.

With tons of unique protein options like reindeer, venison, elk, German veal, wild boar, and bison, there’s an endless number of combinations here to enjoy. One popular choice is the reindeer dog topped with caramelized onions and cream cheese.

9. This Bar Has A Kitchen Worth Talking About

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Social via Facebook

Social
1 Old Town Sq
Ste 7
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 449-5606
Yelp: 5 Stars; 69 Reviews.

Not only does this place have a long list of delicious cocktails, Social also has tons of great tapas to snack on while you get your buzz on.

These smaller plates are perfect to share, with two of the favorites being the charcuterie board packed with a good variety of meats and cheese and the Bavarian pretzels.

10.  This Brewery Isn’t Just About The Beer

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery via Facebook

Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
1535 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 546-0886
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 559 Reviews.

A trip to Mountain Sun Pub will have your taste buds smiling. Not only does this Boulder favorite brew some awesome beer, they’ve also got some of the best cooks around in the kitchen.

If you’re a fan of goat cheese, the “Date Night” burger is for you, consisting of succulent meat, topped with gooey goat cheese, roasted peppers, hickory smoked bacon, and a date pureé.

They’ve also got a few vegetarian options like the Tempeh Reuben made with beer baked tempeh, sauerkraut, melted Swiss, and vegan 1000 island dressing.

11.  You Had Me At Bottomless Mimosas

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Root Down via Facebook

Root Down
1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-4200
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 1628 Reviews.

A brunch favorite in Denver, it’s clear that Root Down takes pride in their craft. Not only can patrons partake in bottomless blood orange mimosas, the menu offers creative options like the lemon and ricotta blueberry pancakes.

Root Down also has a great selection for later in the day, including items like a butternut squash risotto with scallops. After one trip here, it’s a sure thing you’ll be back for more.

12.  American Classics With A Twist

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Slope & Hatch via Facebook (cropped)

Slope & Hatch
208 7th St
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
(970) 230-9652
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 64 Reviews.

Specializing in tacos and hot dogs, Slope & Hatch delivers some of the most unique bites around. Serving up taco varieties in the double digits and local hot dogs inspired by every corner of the country, it’s nearly impossible to pick just one thing to order here.

If you need a recommendation, you can’t go wrong with the Chicago Dog or the Barbacoa Tacos.

13.  This Denver Favorite Is Here To Stay

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: rioja via Facebook (cropped)

Rioja
1431 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 820-2282
Yelp: 4.5 Stars 1180 Reviews.

With a menu inspired by both Mediterranean freshness and local favorites, Rioja is one of the best spots to satisfy your hunger in the Mile High City.

Upscale and elegant, dishes that come out of this kitchen are equal parts beautiful and delicious. While everything is tasty, the “Fresh Bacon” and the artichoke tortelloni will have you leaving happy.

14.  Bon Appetit!

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Vert Kitchen via Facebook

Vert Kitchen
704 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 997-5941
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 199 Reviews.

This French inspired bistro has something for everyone. With creative chefs and fresh ingredients, the entire menu is full of winners. A few of the most popular items include the BLT and the pork shoulder sandwich. Just make sure you don’t leave without trying the peanut slaw.

15.  Ethiopia Never Felt Closer

15 Restaurants In Colorado That Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Source: Uchenna Ethiopian Restaurant via Facebook

Uchenna
2501 W Colorado Ave
Ste 105
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 634-5070
Yelp: 4.5 Stars; 103 Reviews.

If you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind eating experience, Uchenna is the place for you. With authentic Ethiopian dishes, you’d be hard pressed to find these flavors anywhere else in Colorado Springs.

If you’re unfamiliar with this cuisine, the staff is always very helpful. Next time you’re looking for something new to try, come here…you won’t regret it!

What’s your go-to for great grub in Colorado? Tell us in the comments below!

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