Where to Eat in Colorado
Collected by Tommy Alexander, AFAR Staff
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....
2037, 685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
When I worked at Food & Wine Magazine, my colleagues and I would religiously hit Ajax Tavern as soon as we descended upon town for the annual Food & Wine Classic event. The draw: Ajax's addictive truffle fries. There are times where I...
1500 Wynkoop St #101, Denver, CO 80202, USA
The Squeaky Bean's dining room is an oak-and-leather space that was once a saddlery. It’s a casual backdrop for the cuisine of chef Max MacKissock, who tops his hot carrot soup with lime-Sriracha peanuts and savory ice creams. During happy...
The Riverwalk 27 Main Street, #101, Edwards, CO 81632, USA
My wife and I first ate here during the wintertime and were throughly impressed with the homemade pasta and sophisticated decor. In the summertime, there’s a nice patio overlooking the river. And, yes, there’s a bocce court where you can learn a...
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...
1512 Larimer St #6R, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Whether a bistro, brasserie, or haute cuisine, many French restaurants in Denver opt for a Parisian feel. Crêpes n Crêpes, however, pays its homage to the Provençal French countryside with colorful tablecloths and rustic furniture. The café’s...
236 W 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80204, USA
If you are wandering the 16th Street Mall, Civic Center Park or the Denver Art Museum, visit Dozens Restaurant only a few minutes away. Dozens' is a great breakfast stop for its good food, relax atmosphere and friendly service. I like the Blue...
130 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
One of Breckenridge's first fine-dining options, Hearthstone restaurant is housed in a restored Victorian home. Start with a seasonal cocktail special and try the locally-sourced game such as blackberry elk or buffalo short ribs. The building was...
4700 Cherry Creek S Dr, Denver, CO 80246, USA
It's a bright, sunny Sunday morning in Denver. We're too relaxed to pack the car to head into the mountains. We don't much feel like heading out on the bikes. The Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets, and Avalanche are all out of town. So what do we do? We...
1439 S Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210, USA
Kaos Pizzeria is a fabulous way to enjoy a sunny, clear Denver day. They have delicious pizza, amazing salads with much of the ingredients grown in their garden and tasty Colorado beer. The pizzeria is situated in a small bungalow, which is...
685 Marketplace Plaza #5, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, USA
After skiing all day in Steamboat's champagne powder, you hop off the slopes and take in the golden Colorado sky and the glittering snow reflecting the sunset in shades of pink. You take the lift right to the door of your Wyndham Vacation Rentals...
206 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, USA
City O' City has the only savory oatmeal I've ever seen on a menu. It's exactly like it sounds: oatmeal and grilled vegetables topped with an egg, shredded cheese and toasted almonds. And pretty delicious. City O' City is a bar/restaurant with an...
105 Daly Ln, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, USA
Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind experience with on-mountain dining at the Lynn Britt Cabin. Your evening starts with a ride in an oversized Snowcat, where the driver wraps you up in a cozy blanket before you head off to the quaint cabin mid-way...
200 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424, USA
Twist's modern take on comfort food comes in the form of ruby red trout with pumpkin porcini risotto, potato leek cakes, poutine, and homemade peanut butter chocolate cups. Both the dinner and martini menus change seasonally. Try Twist for happy...
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