Best Places to Eat in Boulder
Collected by Joshua Berman , AFAR Local Expert
In general Boulder's food scene is a mish-mash of borrowed cuisines, heavy comfort foods, and transformed spaces. You'll find family-friendly brewpubs, farmers' markets, refined dining, and the spirited fast-food joints of University Hill. If you're here in November, look for the First Bite Boulder dining fest. When in doubt, just stroll down Pearl St. to see what's cookin'.
3980 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
Or the best lunch, for that matter. I like to belly up to the counter early in the morning, when the rising sun blasts into the cozy eatery, and the servers rush to lower the blinds. I nod yes for coffee, then order from the hash bar (smoked pork...
627 S Broadway E, Boulder, CO 80305, USA
The ample space, enormous lodge-like room, and huge stack of highchairs and booster seat make this restaurant and brewery very popular with neighborhood families who can no longer fit in the smaller, original restaurant, the Mountain Sun, downtown...
1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
I love a good back story behind my local tea house. The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse obliges. It was a gift to the city of Boulder from its sister city, Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, in 1987, though the building sat around in crates for a...
1397 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
I don't use the word "best" lightly, but Salvaggio's deserves it. For decades, they've been serving up the best classic sandwiches in Boulder at their three locations—a kiosk on Pearl St. in front of the courthouse, a shop at 26th and Pearl St....
2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
This food truck park and beer garden has been packed since it opened in July 2016. Named after Marion Arthur Rayback, who died in 2014, and sitting on the site of his beloved community plumbing company, the Rayback Collective fills a niche which...
2328 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
For years, John’s Restaurant was one of the only fine-dining options in Boulder. After four decades, Chef John retired, and the famed century-old miner’s cabin on the east end of downtown Pearl Street is under new management as River and Woods....
1048 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
As my smoked chicken nachos appetizer arrive at my table in Boulder’s newest outdoor dining patio, I’m still getting over the fact that I’m sitting in what used to be the parking lot of the Boulder Daily Camera. That building was demolished last...
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