For almost 15 years this small, family restaurant with a big reputation has been serving authentic German fare. Despite its heavy German lean the interior does not, thankfully, go overboard with German decor. The menu includes potato and sausage soup, weiner schnitzel, Rouladen, sauerbraten and goulash. The full bar includes a limited wine list and a nice selection of, German and European beers. Saturdays feature live music.
This sophisticated looking bakery has become a landmark on busy Centennial Boulevard. Diners appreciate that there is a separate take-out area so as to eliminate the usual hurried bakery atmosphere. Sandwiches are a popular lunch item. Try a buttery, flaky croissant sandwich, and it will not matter which meat you choose—the croissant makes the sandwich all by itself. Daily chef specials include pasta and pizza. Dessert options are a sugar lover's dream. Buy a slice of carrot cake or take a whole one home. Also open for dinner.
For a taste of the German experience, try this fabulous restaurant. The interior reflects the theme of the menu without going overboard. Accordion fans will want to visit on the weekend when live music is played. It is hard to say if you should order the potato pancakes or the bacon potato salad to go with your wurst and homemade kraut. Both are delicious, so sampling each might not be a bad idea. The potluck platter is the best choice for hearty diners who like to share.
Dress up or down for dining in this smart, casual restaurant located in an old renovated warehouse. The noise level can get a bit high at peak times, but it still enjoys a great deal of popularity with the business class. Maybe the menu is simply too appealing to pass up. The menu is pricey, but creative entrees like white bean and mushroom gnocchi or wild boar Osso Buco are worth the expense. Ask for a nice bottle of the California house wine, or opt for several more exotic selections.
The fact that this popular brewery and restaurant sells its own T-shirts at the front entrance is a strong sign that this place is extremely popular. The menu is mostly American cuisine with global influences, featuring everything from burgers to fish and chips to baked ziti. The interior is dominated by hardwood flooring and a wall of windows. Outdoor seating, though limited, is very popular during the warm months. Above the dining area is a huge billiards room. The crowds tend to be of the 30-something kind.
This gem of a place is the dining surprise of Old Colorado City. It is akin to stepping into a restaurant along the Mediterranean coast. The interior is amazingly light and airy, and manages to blend casual with elegance. As the area's only full-service Greek restaurant, it prides itself on complete authenticity. Aegean lamb, brizoles (pork chops) and chicken Mavrodaphne are just some of the Greek dishes that cram its menu. There are also dips, salads and plenty of Greek wines.
In 2010, Food Network Magazine bestowed the title of the "Tastiest Breakfast in Colorado" on this casual downtown diner. The portions here are huge; in fact, whenever you finish your meal, you're awarded with a "Clean Plate Club" sticker to commemorate your achievement! To earn your sticker, take on "The Grump," which consists of your choice of meat, yellow onions, and cheese, all sandwiched between two mounds of hash browns and topped with gravy and more cheese. Whatever you decide on, make sure to add their signature green chili. You'll be glad you did!
This nugget of a restaurant has a comfortable, funky feel to it, which is rare for a place that specializes in pizza. Often recognized as having the best pizza in Colorado Springs, it offers some unusual options such as whole-wheat crust and soy cheese, and toppings like steamed broccoli and zucchini. Salads - which you can build yourself, from a vast range of ingredients - soups, sandwiches and an array of vegetarian dishes round out the menu. Microbrews are on tap. Stop in on Wednesday nights for the weekly bluegrass jam. Call for opening hours.
This downtown mainstay with its open patio is a perfect perch for people watching on busy Tejon Street. Multi-colored chairs and tables lend it a festive feel, which translates into a vibrant bar scene. Dive into some tasty fajitas, served with all the complements and fresh flour or corn tortillas. Vegetarians can find many meal options. There is plenty of bottled beer and over 50 tequila options, and the Sunday margarita brunch (9:30am-3pm) is very popular, served with a complimentary margarita, mimosa or sangria. During brunch, children eat for free when they order from the kid's menu.
Part of the Poor Richard's entertainment complex, this bar brings together a most delicious triumvirate - coffee, chocolate and wine. Throw in some live music on the weekends and the opportunity to sip your coffee as you browse the bookshelves and you have a perfect weekend afternoon. For chocolate lovers, the truffles are made right in the shop, and there is a selection of delicious sipping chocolate to try as well. One of Colorado Springs' must-visits.
If you are craving some good-quality burgers, Bingo Burger is the place to go to. Having opened the Colorado Springs branch in 2014, the restaurant prides itself in its slow-cooked, gourmet-quality burgers which are made using locally-sourced ingredients. What sets this burger apart from other varieties is the use of the Pueblo chilly pepper which gives it a sweet and spicy flavor. Delicious fries and a choice of soft drinks, milkshakes or craft beer helps complete the meal. The large tables, simple setup and kids menu makes this the perfect spot to grab a hearty bite of some all-American fast food with the family.
This popular pub brings Colorado Springs a hint of Ireland. The interior is very "United States-version-of-an-Irish-pub" typical and includes the expected dark wooden booths and brick walls. Nevertheless, it is appealing and offers a nice change from the usual chain look. Pretzel & Guinness sausage kabobs, corned beef and cabbage and bangers and mash are dinner menu highlights, as is the traditional Irish breakfast. Guinness is served on tap, so yes black and tans are available.