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6 Best Restaurants

What are the best places to eat in Colorado Springs? Are you looking to know what’s hot or what’s favored by locals? There are restaurants in Colorado Springs of all shapes and sizes, from fine dining spaces to mom-and-pop café’s and fan-favorite taco joints. There are so many great options that it is hard to pick a few essential Colorado Springs restaurants. But let’s cut to the chase and present our selection of the 6 best restaurants in the area that you must check out, whether you’re a resident of the city or you’re visiting for the weekend.

The Famous

31 N Tejon Street,

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(719).227-7333

This upscale and elegant steak house in the center of Colorado Springs’ downtown is much loved by locals and tourists alike. The highlight of this place is its award winning bevy of steaks, made from USDA High Plains beef as much as its fresh seafood or rack of lamb sourced in Colorado. Despite the change in ownership, its food and drinks menu remains varied and classy enough to suit every palate. The drinks menu features 30 Colorado spirits and local craft brews. Soak in the atmosphere and entertainment at the live piano bar from Wednesday to Saturday, from 6.30 onwards.

Fujiyama Sushi

22 South Tejon,

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(719) 630-1167

You should come to this Japanese mainstay for the freshest hand prepared sushi rolls. You have to try out their hand prepared, creative, deep-fried Oh My God (a California roll with cream cheese, masago, spicy mayo and eel sauce) or the Lion King (shrimp tempura, crab, avocado, masago, eel sauce and spicy mayo). With unique offerings, cocktails and entertainment, it remains a firm favorite for anyone working or visiting downtown Colorado Springs. No wonder it has been voted Best Of since 1998 in the Colorado Springs Independent. Walk in to Fujiyama for an inexpensive lunch meeting as they have lunchtime happy hours and great daily specials. Check their Facebook page for details, events or late-night deals.

Shuga’s

702 S Cascade Ave

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(719) 328-1412

There’s something incredibly special about this cafe with an artistic soul! This Gastropub and Tapas Restaurant is ideal for low-key brunches and also for catch up’s with friends, without breaking your pocketbook. Scan the menu for delicious options like bruschetta toast with smoked salmon, cream cheese capers, red onion or the Eastern Shore sandwich. Think brie, blackforest ham, tomato, mayo mustard in agrilled ciabatta roll. Do try Shuga’s Favorite Cafe Tray for a taste of Mediterranean fare- nicoise salad, caprese bruschetta, spicy shrimp soup and almond butter cake.

The Mona Lisa Fondue

733 Manitou Avenue

Manitou Springs, CO 80829

(719) 685-0277

Romantic enough for a date night, Mona Lisa is celebrated as one of the Pike’s Peak region’s most intimate dining experiences. Not just for romantic couples, this is just the kind of classy place you would want to end a long work week at. When you walk in here, you are actually stepping back to one of Manitou Springs’ main street Gold Rush hotels built in the late 1880s. Within the main dining area are smaller, intimate dining rooms, arranged with eclectic art and décor. You are promised a great atmosphere besides inventive meals to surprise your tired palate and flawless service. Only the best local ingredients are used for fresh flavor combinations and attentive, world-class servers make this gem shine. Knowledgeable sommeliers ensure that wine glasses are filled and replaced throughout the meal. No wonder it has been the recipient of numerous awards.

Borriello Brothers

215 E Platte Ave

Colroado Springs, CO 80903

(719) 884-2020

At Borriello Brothers, you get eighteen-inch, New York-style pizzas made using only the best ingredients. If you are looking for hot, hand tossed New York pizzas right around the corner from you in Colorado Springs, check out the seven different Borriello Brothers locations from Fountain to Palmer Lake. Besides the classics such as Hawaain or Three Cheese pizza, you can also try their signature Green Chile Pie, King’s Chef or the Buffalo Chicken Pie.

Front Range Barbeque

2330 W Colorado Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

(719) 632-2596

Are you on a mission to find stellar barbecue in Colorado Springs? Then look no further than the family friendly diner, Front Range Barbecue, for lip-smacking ribs, smoked brisket and juicy pulled pork. Arrive hungry to polish off local polidori sausage and red bird chicken, followed by homemade desserts, like pecan pie. Cool down your meat sweat with their great selection of craft beers, both local and national. This joint is conveniently located in historic and scenic Old Colorado City and it hosts original live music from local and national touring artists. There are always some exciting events going on here.