5 restaurants that are uniquely Coloradan
The quintessential spot for healthy dining. Tucked away in the Manitou Spa Building, Adam’s Mountain Café offers local, organic, and mostly vegetarian fare arranged in ways that are creative and delicious.
Hours: Breakfast & lunch: 8am-3pm Tues-Sun; Dinner: 5pm-9pm Tues-Sat.
Phone: (719) 685-1430
Sitting next to a stream and famous for their patio dining, you can partake of Rocky Mountain Rainbow Trout, Buffalo Pot Rost, BBQ Ribs, steaks, seafood, and even, for the most daring, Rocky Mountain Oysters.
Hours: Lunch: M-Sat: 11am-4pm; Dinner: M-Sat: 4:30pm-9:30pm; Dinner all day Sunday: Noon-9pm
Phone: (719) 685-1216
Nestled in the hills above Mantiou Springs, the Craftwood Inn serves up regional Colorado cuisine, including Elk, Venison, Buffalo, Wild Boar, Ostrich, Pheasant, and Duck along with more conventional fare including steak, seafood, chicken, and, vegetarian dishes.
Hours: Nightly from 5pm
Phone: (719) 685-9000
Imagine eating your burger next to a clear, bubbling creek in the crystal clear air of the mountains. The Wines of Colorado features most of the 65 wineries in Colorado, and tasting is free!
Hours: 10:30am – 8:30am
Price: $5.95 - $21.95
Phone: (719) 684-0900
King’s Chef has been featured on the Food Network with its crazy creations, including “The Thing.” It is, most definitely, an outrageous food. More than anything, though, most people agree that the Colorado green chili is absolutely amazing.
Hours: Castle location: 8am – 2pmish M-F; Bijou location: 7am – 4pmish everyday, 9pm – 4:30amish Thurs, Fri, and Sat.
Price: $4.95 - $12.95 – Or, if you’re brave, $48.95 for the New Mexico Stomper. Finish it and they buy it.
Phone: (719) 634-9135