The Ultimate Local Foodie Bucket List: 15 Restaurants to try in Northern Colorado

The Ultimate Local Foodie Bucket List: 15 Restaurants to try in Northern Colorado

The Ultimate Local Foodie Bucket List: 15 Restaurants to try in Northern Colorado


 Northern Colorado is a haven for food lovers. From cozy cafes to eclectic eateries, this charming town offers a diverse culinary landscape that caters to every palate. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, here are 15 must-try restaurants in the area that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.


  1. Door 222 Food & Drink - Located in the heart of downtown Loveland, Door 222 is known for its contemporary American cuisine with a creative twist. Their farm-to-table approach ensures fresh, flavorful dishes. Don’t miss their famous truffle fries and seasonal specials.


  1. Pizza Vino, Windsor, CO -The flavors here come straight from rustic Italy. Each dish is thoughtfully curated, freshly prepared, and traditionally inspired. Offering an exquisite selection of wine from Italy and around the world. Really flavorful food, amazing patio, and great cocktails. Good for a date or girl’s night out!


  1. Pourhouse Bar & Grill - Pourhouse Bar & Grill is a popular spot known for its relaxed vibe and diverse menu that includes everything from classic American dishes to creative daily specials. Enjoy live music while savoring their signature BBQ ribs, gourmet sandwiches or one of their many vegetarian options. With a wide selection of craft beers on tap and an extensive cocktail menu, Pourhouse is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a meal with friends or family.


  1. Henry’s Pub - Henry’s Pub brings a touch of Irish warmth to Loveland. Known for their hearty portions and friendly atmosphere, try their bison burger or classic fish and chips for a true pub experience.


  1. Justine’s Pizza - A staple in Loveland since 1971, Justine’s Pizza serves up some of the best New York-style pizza in town. Their hand-tossed crust and generous toppings make every slice a delight.


  1. Center Stage at TPC Colorado, Berthoud, CO - Upscale and fun atmosphere with gorgeous mountain views (of the golf course, Long Tree Reservoir, and The Front Range). Enjoy casual dining featuring pizza, burgers, steaks, and more. The dress code is casual. Headwear is not permitted.


  1. Silver Grill Café, Fort Collins, CO - In business since the 1930’s, Silver Grill is famous for their amazing cinnamon rolls. They often have a long wait outside the door! Sitting in the downtown Fort Collins area, there are many fun things to do while you wait for your yummy breakfast or lunch.


  1. Berthoud Brewing - Emphasizing fresh, local ingredients, formerly 5030 Local, Berthoud Brewing offers a contemporary dining experience with a menu that changes seasonally. Their innovative dishes and craft cocktails are a testament to their commitment to quality.


  1. Taste Local - A farm-to-table restaurant, Taste Local focuses on sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. Their menu features a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, ensuring something for everyone.


  1. La Buena Vida, Fort Collins, CO - All of the dishes at La Buena Vida are made from scratch! The traditional recipes are from their families dating back three generations. And their margaritas – they are truly something to talk about!


  1. Doug’s Day Diner, Loveland, CO - Start your day right at Doug’s Day Diner, where breakfast is served until 2 pm. Their green chili smothered breakfast burrito and fluffy pancakes are legendary. Their giant biscuits with homemade strawberry rhubarb jam are a must! Doug’s is one of our favorites here at The Localist! They do serve breakfast ‘all day’ but the downtown Loveland location (which is the best one) closes at 2 pm.


  1. Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - Combining a love for craft been and hearty German food, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse is a unique spot to enjoy a pint and a pretzel. Their Märzen and Dunkel are particularly popular brews.


  1. The Loveland Chophouse - A fine dining destination, The Loveland Chophouse offers a sophisticated menu featuring top-quality steaks, seafood, and a well-curated wine list. Perfect for a special night out.


  1. The Still Whiskey Steaks, Fort Collins, CO - If you like steaks, pasta, and whiskey, this is the place for you!  Excellent atmosphere, and amazing customer service!


  1. The Flipside - Combining a retro arcade with a modern bar, The Flipside is an entertaining spot for food and fun. Their menu of comfort food classics and creative cocktails makes it a unique dining experience.


Whether you’re a longtime resident or a visitor, these 15 restaurants showcase the best of Northern Colorado’s culinary scene. Each offers its own unique charm and delicious fare, making them worthy additions to any local foodie’s bucket list. So, grab your friends, explore these fantastic eateries and savor the flavors that NOCO has to offer!

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