Question: Is there anything more fun than a uniquely themed restaurant? Answer: No, because what’s not to love about escaping the mundane for somewhere new and exciting?! If you are looking to switch up your regular dining experience, you will want to check out one of these 11 fun restaurants in Colorado:
1. Casa Bonita (Lakewood)
You know I couldn't start this list without Casa Bonita; the world-famous restaurant with horrendous (and borderline inedible) food in an awesome atmosphere! Here's what you do to survive your Mexican-themed trip: 1.) Order food. 2.) Throw away food. 3.) Get your money's worth of surprisingly good sopapillas. 4.) Watch the cliff divers. 5.) Play in arcade. 6.) Avoid crazy gorilla. Congratulations! You survived (and hopefully didn't get food poisoning)!
2. Solos Restaurant (Colorado Springs)
How many people can say they've dined in a historic Boeing KC-97 tanker? Make your reservations now and acquire bragging rights for life.
3. Shooter's Grill (Rifle)
Welcome to Shooters, where unwanted pounds (from all the tasty food) aren't the only thing you'll be packing! Exercise your right to bear arms (and your right to a good meal) at this nationally-known Rifle cafe.
4. Linger (Denver)
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5. The Rabbit Hole (Colorado Springs)
Hop on down the rabbit hole for an unforgettable Alice in Wonderland-esque experience. Don't be late!
6. Quaker Steak and Lube (Westminster)
Is your engine revving for some good old fashioned bar food? Then you'll want to drive on down to this casual, automotive-themed restaurant for burgers, sandwiches and chicken wings.
7. White Fence Farm (Lakewood)
One of my all-time favorite restaurants is the family-friendly White Fence Farm, which features not only a country ambiance, but a petting zoo, indoor playground, store and tasty family-style meals that can't be beat.
8. The Fort (Morrison)
Defend the Fort by dining at this award-winning restaurant with a fabulous history. (The restaurant was originally intended to be a home, but was converted into both after the cost of construction became too high and the family needed extra money to complete the project.)
9. Downtown Aquarium (Denver)
Can you guess the theme of this restaurant? Nooooo, not outer space... under water! Dine beside a 50,000 gallon centerpiece aquarium for a sub-aquatic experience you won't soon forget.
10. Merle's Restaurant (Littleton)
What used to be a gas station and mechanic's garage is now one of the coolest restaurants in the Denver area. Take it from me: the best way to fuel up for the day is with a yummy breakfast from Merle's!
11. The Old Spaghetti Factory (Denver)
Old Italia awaits you at this iconic Denver restaurant, which has been serving the community for nearly 50 years.