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 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.
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.
It is an odd mesh to find this French cafe-like gem in the Western themed historic district of Old Colorado City. Exposed brick walls, tall windows that lend for perfect people watching, and the heady scents of baking bread and freshly ground coffee make this a very popular stop. Espresso, cappuccino and lattes are all offered and make for perfect companions to its food menu of croissants, fruit plates, cheeses, breads and its highly praised French Onion soup. Late Sunday brunch features an omelet of the day.
The Lake Terrace Dining Room is gorgeous to look at, with elaborate interiors complete with pristine white floors, silver and gold touches in the decor and a beautiful grand piano in the background. The Broadmoor holds breakfasts, brunches and full meals in the dining room and guests are promised an experience to remember. From filet of Rocky Mountain trout to honey-baked ham, Belgian waffles, filet of beef tenderloin and Eggs Benedict to a variety of pastries and dessert selections, this place makes your mouth water with their contemporary menu and style of presentation. The famed Bananas Foster and splendid chocolate fountain is bound to keep you talking about it for days, so go ahead—indulge yourself!
Rock Bottom is situated close to Springs Ranch Golf Club, making it the ideal place to stop at for a post-game drink. The drinks menu features many an in-house beer, crafted by master brewer Jason Leeman. The seasonal Pumpkin Ale and the Winter Tartan Scottish Ale are two of the innovative beers you can chug down. However, beer is not all this First & Main Town Center brew pub has to offer; there is a complete menu of American cuisine, too. Starters like the brewery platter are perfect for sharing with the group before moving on to the mains. Cajun pasta, chipotle-agave salmon, chicken enchiladas and Tuscan chicken pasta are house favorites. Steaks, burgers, sandwiches and pizzas are also available. The many TV screens ensure you don't have to miss out on the live sporting action while you feast on the delicious food and beers.
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.
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 festive restaurant has quite a reputation for "how-can-it-be-this-inexpensive" Mexican fare. The interior is adorned with Mexican-styled decorations, but not to the campy point of overkill. Fajitas, tamales, enchiladas and all the other staples of Mexican fare are all offered. The salsa bar includes four options ranging from mild to "quick-jam-a-fire-extinguisher-in-my-mouth" hot. Try the fried ice cream for dessert. Beer and margaritas are available.
Local diners have labeled this friendly, family cafe, which has been serving Colorado Springs since 1958, as one of the "best Italian restaurants in the area." The cozy dining room is perfect for romantic couples, but also appeals to families with kids. Traditional Italian classics, such as linguine and lasagna, and signature dishes are all impressive, but the dessert pizzas are the real "must-have" for most diners. Reservations are required for large parties, and smoking is not allowed. Open Tuesday to Sunday at 5pm.