Dining December 20, 2018
7 Of The Coolest, Most Unusual Places To Dine In Colorado
When it comes to an assortment of stellar dining options, there is no beating the selection found here in the Centennial State! Unique, unusual, and downright fun restaurants on the other hand? We’ve got plenty of those too, including these seven super cool places to dine in Colorado:
Please note, Rabbit Hole and Beatrice & Woodsley are temporarily closed.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Solos - The Airplane Restaurant (Colorado Springs)
How many people can say they have enjoyed dinner from inside an old tanker plane? If you eat at Solos, you sure can! Housed inside a Boeing KC-97 tanker, the airplane portion of Solos guarantees a memorable experience for everyone in your family.
Address: 1665 Newport Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80916
2. Rabbit Hole (Colorado Springs)
Head underground to this New American-style eatery that serves up creative bites and tasty cocktails in a space that boasts a curious Alice in Wonderland theme! The subterranean restaurant is an excellent late-night spot, and one look, taste, and sip at Rabbit Hole and you are sure to be back time and again.
Address: 101 N Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
3. The Fort (Morrison)
Do you have a hankering for some of the best game dishes in the state? Only at The Fort can you nosh on Rocky Mountain Oysters, Buffalo Sirloin Steak Medallions, and an assortment of other game plates whilst sitting in a full-scale replica of Bent's Fort. Pretty cool, right?!
Address: 19192 CO-8, Morrison, CO 80465
4. Beatrice & Woodsley (Denver)
Quite possibly the most appealing restaurant in terms of both its menu and ambiance, Beatrice & Woodsley has been recognized nationally by both
Zagat and Bon Appétit. Whether you go for a light brunch, appetizers, or a perfectly crafted cocktail, you will be swept away by this one-of-a-kind Colorado restaurant.
Address: 38 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
5. Linger (Denver)
Do you dream of drinking your water from a formaldehyde bottle? (Wait, you do? I was asking as a joke, but now I am somewhat concerned...) Housed inside of Denver’s historic Olinger Mortuary, this popular restaurant pays homage to its macabre past with a church pew host stand, coffin-shaped Happy Hour menus, and yes… formaldehyde water bottles.
Address: 2030 W 30th Ave., Denver, CO 80211
6. Rino's Italian Restaurant (Trinidad)
Why do we love Rino's Italian Restaurant so much? Three reasons: 1) Its huge menu of authentic Italian favorites, 2) the fact that it is located in an old 1887 church, and 3) they have the world's most talented wait staff who can sing like no one is watching!
Address: 400 E Main St., Trinidad, CO 81082
7. Casa Bonita (Lakewood)
Last but certainly not least is the one and only Casa Bonita. The "food" may be questionable at best, but this restaurant really is the epitome of cool and unusual! Opened in 1974, Casa Bonita is a massive 52,000-square-foot Mexican restaurant that is home to cliff divers, a haunted cave, and even an epic arcade.
Address: 6715 W Colfax Ave., Lakewood, CO 80214
For other must-eat places around Colorado, check out
10 Scrumptious Restaurants In Colorado You Never Even Knew Existed.