One of the best ways to get to know a place is through the local food. Whether you’re planning a vacation or you’re a Colorado native looking to branch out, check out some of these top restaurants in Colorado—and when you go out, be sure to sport your best with our Colorado apparel.
Ajax Tavern - Aspen
Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, Ajax Tavern’s popularity comes from its views as well as its food. Whether you’re out on the massive patio or dining in the cozy dining room, Ajax is a great place to enjoy breathtaking views over lunch or dinner.
Barbed Wire Reef – NW Denver
This Denver food truck and restaurant is famous for its exotic menu. They serve everything from classics like beef and seafood to more adventurous meals of rattlesnake, alligator, or camel. Between their burgers to sausages to the house specialties, Barbed Wire Reef is the perfect stop for anyone eager to try something new.
Oak – Boulder
A Boulder favorite, Oak offers a menu of seasonal and local food centered around wood fire cooking. This, alongside the hand-crafted cocktail menu and neighborhood atmosphere, makes it the ideal destination for lunch, dinner, or late-night outings.
Mountain Standard – Vail
For a true mountain experience, be sure to visit Mountain Standard. This rustic, creek-side tavern prides itself on a menu made almost entirely over a traditional open fire. Combining this most ancient method of cooking with pure ingredients and a passion for food, Mountain Standard sets a new bar for Colorado dining.
Avanti Food and Beverage – Denver
Avanti boasts an excellent layout for groups to gather—they have an upstairs, downstairs, and multiple patios. It’s a great spot for professional or family gathering during the lunch hour, but it’s also a popular place for a night out on the town, with multiple food stalls serving up more variety than you could ever find in a single restaurant.
GB Fish & Chips – Denver
Get Battered Fish & Chips is the successful fulfillment of owner Alex Stokeld’s years-long dream of opening a fish and chips shop like the ones from his childhood. This neighborhood fish joint proudly serves an entire range of English specialties. Visitors will find pies, pasties, and bangers and mash—it’s one of the best English dining experiences on this side of the Atlantic.
Secret Stash Pizza – Crested Butte
People voted “The Stash” as the Best Pizza in Crested Butte since they opened in 2002—and for good reason. Their pizza menu is creative and delicious, and it’s supported by an equally admired list of appetizers and drinks. Between the food and the friendly staff, Secret Stash strives to make a memorable dining experience for everyone who comes through its doors. If you find yourself in Southwest Colorado, be sure to make it to this special spot!