Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got… so wouldn’t you like to go where everybody knows your name? And they’re always glad you came? If you enjoy all of the above PLUS a delicious meal, you are going to want to visit one (or all) of these 11 neighborhood restaurants in Colorado with food so good that you’ll be back for seconds:
1. Sunpie's Bistro (Steamboat Springs)
A friendly staff, cold beer, and delicious sandwiches and platters... everything you could ever want can be found at this fun and fabulous Steamboat dive.
2. Sunset Inn (Pueblo)
From sunrise to "Sunset," there is no better place to eat in Pueblo than this popular family restaurant. (Psst... take our advice and order the Slopper Burger, pictured.)
3. Zack's BBQ (Hotchkiss)
Can we take a moment to acknowledge the fact that it's not only hard to find a place in Colorado that serves good BBQ, but scrumptious homemade pie as well?Hotchkiss, here I come!
4. NaRai Siam Cuisine (Colorado Springs)
Colorado Springers: I hope you realize just how lucky you are to not only have one stellar place to order Thai food, but TWO. (NaRai Siam and NaRai Thai are owned by the same group and offer a similar menu.)
5. Biggie's (Buena Vista)
This isn't your stale, run-of-the-mill-chain-with-a-creepy-spokesperson-who-is-rotting-in-jail sandwich shop; Biggie's features a variety of fresh, unique, and flavorful hot and cold sandwiches that will―quite frankly―ruin your taste buds for all other hoagies.
6. Bonnie Brae Tavern (Denver)
Located in one of Denver's most iconic communities, Bonnie Brae Tavern is the poster child for a neighborhood restaurant with its tried and true menu, no frills ambiance, and the same regular locals who have been visiting the restaurant since it first opened in 1934.
7. The Skillet (Holyoke)
For the most important meal of the day, you best be hightailing it to this northeast Colorado restaurant, which serves some of the best pancakes in the state.
8. Charlie Dwellingtons (Grand Junction)
This "Local Pub That Locals Love" is popular for a reason... they not only serve essentially every drink you can imagine, but also some tasty green chili, sandwiches, wings, and more.
9. Slow Groovin' BBQ (Marble)
When they say the food at this seasonal restaurant (open May through October) is to die for, they aren't kidding. (Need we mention the beauty of the restaurant itself and surrounding area? I didn't think so!)
10. Happy Garden (Lamar)
Have you ever noticed that the best Chinese food (outside of China, of course) comes from small restaurants in small towns? Lucky for Lamar, the Happy Garden is no exception to this rule.
11. Wild Coffee (Dove Creek)
Don't let the name fool you... in addition to flavorful coffee, this Dove Creek establishment also serves some of the best breakfast items in the area at incredible prices.