Colorado Dining September 10, 2016
These 11 Longest-Standing Restaurants In Colorado Are Still Around For A Reason
Seeing as though I am from Colorado, I may just be a tad biased, but… I just so happen to think that the Centennial State has some of the best cuisine in the world. If you beg to differ—or have never had the pleasure of trying one of our many unique establishments—try these iconic dishes from one of the 11 oldest restaurants in the state:
Please note, The Red Onion is temporarily closed.
1. The Buckhorn Exchange (Denver)
What to Order: Rocky Mountain Oysters (trust us on this one).
2. Luigi's (Colorado Springs)
What to Order: Pizza (with whatever toppings your heart desires).
3. Red Onion (Aspen)
What to Order: Panko Crusted Pork Schnitzel in a lemon caper sauce.
4. The Fort (Morrison)
What to Order: The Fort’s Game Plate (with an Elk chop, Buffalo sirloin medallion, and a grilled teriyaki Quail).
5. 740 Front (Louisville)
What to Order: Cedar River Farms 100% All Natural "Prime" Bone-In Ribeye.
6. Kochevar's Saloon (Crested Butte)
What to Order: Wings and beer, of course!
7. Chop House Restaurant at New Sheridan (Telluride)
What to Order: French Toast with mixed berries.
8. Silver Grill Cafe (Fort Collins)
What to Order: A size-of-your-face cinnamon roll.
9. Ore House (Durango)
What to Order: Fried calamari & artichokes appetizer.
10. The Historic Mint (Silverthorne)
What to Order: Steak (duh).
11. Minturn Saloon (Minturn)
What to Order: Saloon Mixed Grill (pictured with the Quail, Pato Veracruz, or a rack of Pancho Villa's Ribs).
Learn even more about these historic restaurants by clicking on
These 11 Old Restaurants In Colorado Have Stood The Test Of Time.