Colorado October 26, 2016
11 Small Town Restaurants In Colorado Where Everyone Knows Your Name
It’s no secret that Colorado is full of numerous world-class dining options to fit every taste… but did you know that for every upscale big city eatery, there is an equally delicious small town restaurant where everyone knows your name? Here are 11 of these small town establishments that you will want to visit:
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Food Hedz (842 Summit Blvd. Frisco, CO 80443)
Located in the small mountain town of Frisco is this "world cafe," which offers unique dine-in and catering options that you won't find anywhere else.
2. Carmen's (625 Carson Ave. Las Animas, CO 81054)
There's a reason Carmen's authentic Mexican food is a favorite amongst locals (...and it may or may not have to do with this savory, smothered burrito).
3. The Forks 287 (17685 US-287 Livermore, CO 80536)
Located northwest of Fort Collins is the tiny unincorporated town of Livermore and it's historic Forks Food & Fuel, which was established in 1875 and serves some of the best burgers and sandwiches in the state.
4. Connie's Family Restaurant (415 S Grand Mesa Dr. Cedaredge, CO 81413)
Dear Connie & Family,
Thank you for sharing your home-cooked goodness (and incredible fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy) with us; it hasn't gone unnoticed.
5. Quarter Circle Saloon (106 Park Ave. Kremmling, CO 80459)
Don't let the name fool you... there is much more to this saloon than just drinks. (Take― for example―this Bison cheeseburger with pepper jack cheese and Cajun onion rings.)
6. 5 Star Dining and Grill (85 Main Ave. Akron, CO 80720)
This restaurant lives up to its name; in fact, it has a 5-star rating on Yelp and 4.9 (which we are rounding up to 5) on Facebook.
7. Kate's Place (615 Clinton St. Ridgway, CO 81432)
"Cuisine with heart and soul" isn't just a motto... it's the way Kate conducts business, cooks, and treats her guests every day.
8. Trading Post (602 US-287 Kit Carson, CO 80825)
The Trading Post Restaurant: Food as legendary as the great Kit Carson himself!
9. Happy Cooker (412 6th St. Georgetown, CO 80444)
Nestled in the heart of historic Georgetown, the Happy Cooker serves up some of the tastiest breakfast and brunch options in the state (and with a smile, of course).
10. Country Corner Cafe (601 Caribou Hwy 24 Simla, CO 80835)
If you think the ambiance looks charming (and that the food looks good), wait until you see (and try) this colorful cafe for yourself.
11. Antlers Cafe & Bar (40 Moffat Ave. Yampa, CO 80483)
Now this is MY kind of breakfast... how about you?
For even more of our small town favorites, click on
These 14 Colorado Towns Might Be Tiny… But Their Restaurants Are Amazing. Address: 5 Star Dining and Grill (85 Main Ave. Akron, CO 80720 Address: 106 Park Ave. Kremmling, CO 80459 Address: 415 S Grand Mesa Dr. Cedaredge, CO 81413 Address: 625 Carson Ave. Las Animas, CO 81054 Address: 842 Summit Blvd. Frisco, CO 80443 Address: 602 US-287 Kit Carson, CO 80825 Address: 40 Moffat Ave. Yampa, CO 80483 Address: 17685 US-287 Livermore, CO 80536 Address: 601 Caribou Hwy 24 Simla, CO 80835 Address: 615 Clinton St. Ridgway, CO 81432