Who’s ready to eat? *Enthusiastically raises both hands…* One of the MANY great parts of living in the Centennial State is access to every kind of cuisine you can imagine… but where does one begin? We recommend starting now and following this bucket list of 12 can’t-miss Colorado restaurants. These are some of the best restaurants in Colorado. We hope you’re hungry. Be sure to bring your appetite!

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You’ll love all of these Colorado restaurants! Some are in and around Denver; others are a bit further away but are well worth the drive. Plan a trip to all of them sometime soon and enjoy some of the very best cuisines that Colorado has to offer.

For even more of our favorite restaurants, try this post: 12 Restaurants You Have To Visit In Colorado Before You Die

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Colorado Restaurants

I love visiting Colorado's small towns. What restaurants can you recommend there?

There are lots of great little places in the smaller towns of Colorado, so you'll never go hungry if you plan your road trips right! Here are a few to consider:

  • Eddyline Restaurant and Brewing Company in Buena Vista
  • Pagosa Baking Company in Pagosa Springs
  • Ef's Restaurant in Alamosa
  • High Mountain Pies in Leadville
  • Baja Tacos in Sterling
  • and many more!

 

My friends and I especially enjoy eating at little hole-in-the-wall places that others overlook. Can you suggest some of those kinds of places in Colorado?

Absolutely! You'll love some of Colorado's smaller and lesser-known spots. Check out the following:

  • Genna Rae's Wings & More in Denver
  • Elaine's Place in Fort Morgan
  • Jessie's Smokin' NOLA in Centennial
  • George's Drive Inn in Walsenburg
  • Stateline Bar & Grill in Dove Creek
  • and here are a few more to try!

 

What are some iconic foods that everyone should try when they are in Colorado?

There are many different foods that Colorado is known for and there are numerous places that specialize in each of those foods. If you want to try iconic Colorado foods, you should make sure you try:

 

The food in Colorado is great! You'll be happy anywhere you decide to eat! There are so many wonderful restaurants that represent all different types of cuisine. When visiting Colorado, be sure to bring your appetite and be ready to get a little adventurous; you'll love everything you try.