1. It’s Hard To Beat Great Pizza And Beer
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
1535 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
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
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
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
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!
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
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!