Restaurants in Boulder

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Jungle 2018 10th St, Boulder Tiki Bar • $$

“Jungle in Boulder offers a creative menu with fun drinks at reasonable prices. Known for the best burger and fries in town, this tiki bar has a great vibe whether for day or night drinks. Must-tries include the onion rings and fish tacos, some of the best around.”

4.8 Superb80 Reviews

“Sanitas Brewing Company in Boulder, CO offers a great hangout spot for a refreshing cold drink after a hike or bike ride. Enjoy the McDevitt taco truck's offerings like nachos, tacos, and quesadillas, while relaxing in the indoor or outdoor seating. The brewery is dog-friendly and known for its friendly staff, easy event planning, and delicious sour beers.”

4.8 Superb75 Reviews
Frasca Food and Wine 1738 Pearl St, Boulder Fine Dining • $$$$

“Frasca Food and Wine is a highly acclaimed restaurant that exceeds expectations. With a 5-star staff, food, and ambience, it's a must-visit for fine dining. The chefs' table offers a unique experience, with a tasting menu that showcases the kitchen's magic. Vegetarian options are out of this world, and the wine pairing is accompanied by storytelling. Perfect portions and attentive service make every meal a special treat.”

4.4 Superb119 Reviews
Wing Shack Boulder 2690 28th St, Boulder Chicken Wings • $$

“Wing Shack Boulder offers amazing wings with a variety of delicious sauces. The staff, like Kevin and Tristan, are helpful and knowledgeable, ensuring a great dining experience. Don't miss out on trying the Asian Thai chili wings and the tasty funnel cake dessert. With top-notch service and fantastic food, this spot is a must-visit for wing lovers.”

4.8 Superb137 Reviews
Stella's Cucina 1123 Walnut St, Boulder Italian • $$$

“Stella's Cucina is a hidden gem in Boulder, offering outstanding food in a beautiful, moody interior. From pasta with lamb to venison, every dish is exquisite. The NA cocktails are amazing, and the wine pairing suggested by the sommelier is excellent. A perfect spot for a special date night or a delicious meal with friends.”

4.4 Superb470 Reviews
Flagstaff House 1138 Flagstaff Rd, Boulder American • $$$$

“Flagstaff House offers delicious and beautifully presented food with a menu accommodating for various dietary restrictions. The restaurant boasts wonderful and attentive staff, providing personalized service that makes it a popular choice for special occasions. Enjoy the spectacular views of Boulder and exceptional food that warrants the price.”

4.6 Superb596 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Osaka's 2460 Canyon Blvd Suite #1, Boulder Japanese • $$

“Osaka's is a great spot for a delicious meal. Try their spicy miso ramen, beef okonomiyaki, or sushi rolls. The service is friendly and prompt, with a unique button system to call for the waiter or request the bill. Enjoy impeccable sashimi and a chilled sake with your meal.”

4.7 Superb132 Reviews

“Curtis Park Deli is a highly-recommended spot for fresh and tasty meals. They use high-quality ingredients, including fresh bread, and are efficient with online orders. Friendly staff and a clean store create a welcoming atmosphere. Parking is available for free in a nearby garage. Their sandwiches are a highlight, with most reviews praising the quality and value. With multiple locations, the Boulder location stands out for its excellent service and food.”

4.8 Superb80 Reviews
II Pastaio Ristorante 3075 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Italian • $$

“II Pastaio Ristorante offers great homestyle Italian food at decent prices, with a cozy and warm atmosphere. Known for their authentic handmade pasta, especially the BEST ravioli varieties like Aurora sauce. The restaurant has impeccable service and fantastic recommendations if you're unsure of what to order. While seating by the door might be a little drafty in winter, it's definitely a special place worth visiting, despite the crowded parking and limited wheelchair accessibility. Gluten-free options are available for those with dietary restrictions.”

4.8 Superb66 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Frasca Food and Wine 1738 Pearl St, Boulder Fine Dining • $$$$

“Frasca Food and Wine is a highly acclaimed restaurant that exceeds expectations. With a 5-star staff, food, and ambience, it's a must-visit for fine dining. The chefs' table offers a unique experience, with a tasting menu that showcases the kitchen's magic. Vegetarian options are out of this world, and the wine pairing is accompanied by storytelling. Perfect portions and attentive service make every meal a special treat.”

4.4 Superb119 Reviews
Formosa Bakery & Kitchen 4920 Pearl St Unit C, Boulder Taiwanese • $

“Formosa Bakery & Kitchen is a hidden gem offering a variety of Taiwanese and Asian-inspired dishes. This carry-out only spot has a menu posted outside or available to view while the chef works on other orders. The menu features Americanized Asian dishes, Taiwanese street foods, dim sum, bakery sweets, and fusion foods. The chef prides themselves in using fresh, flavorful, and authentic ingredients. Popular items include BBQ pork buns, pork floss and green onion bun, Taiwanese cold noodles with chicken, fried pancake with pork, and pork and preserved egg congee. Despite the lack of signage, the chef is always available to take orders and cater to customers' needs.”

4.8 Superb89 Reviews
Jungle 2018 10th St, Boulder Tiki Bar • $$

“Jungle in Boulder offers a creative menu with fun drinks at reasonable prices. Known for the best burger and fries in town, this tiki bar has a great vibe whether for day or night drinks. Must-tries include the onion rings and fish tacos, some of the best around.”

4.8 Superb80 Reviews

“Sanitas Brewing Company in Boulder, CO offers a great hangout spot for a refreshing cold drink after a hike or bike ride. Enjoy the McDevitt taco truck's offerings like nachos, tacos, and quesadillas, while relaxing in the indoor or outdoor seating. The brewery is dog-friendly and known for its friendly staff, easy event planning, and delicious sour beers.”

4.8 Superb75 Reviews

“Gaia Masala And Burger is a highly-recommended restaurant in Boulder, known for its exceptional food and service. The restaurant offers a wide range of options, including Indian cuisine, vegetarian, and vegan dishes. Standout dishes include the creamy buffalo, fried momo, and cheesy masala fries. The staff is welcoming, friendly, and accommodating, making it an ideal spot for late-night cravings.”

4.8 Superb221 Reviews
Holy Crepe!! 1650 Broadway, Boulder Food Trucks • $

“Holy Crepe!! is an amazing restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and great staff. The menu offers a variety of crepes, from the Colorado to the Very Berry and Caramel Apple. The Nutella crepe with ice cream and the Chicken Alfredo crepe are highly recommended. Everything is made from scratch, and the prices are worth it for the quality. The restaurant provides a nice seating area inside and outside, making it a must-visit for crepe lovers.”

4.9 Superb105 Reviews
Wing Shack Boulder 2690 28th St, Boulder Chicken Wings • $$

“Wing Shack Boulder offers amazing wings with a variety of delicious sauces. The staff, like Kevin and Tristan, are helpful and knowledgeable, ensuring a great dining experience. Don't miss out on trying the Asian Thai chili wings and the tasty funnel cake dessert. With top-notch service and fantastic food, this spot is a must-visit for wing lovers.”

4.8 Superb137 Reviews
Pupusas Lover 2 2525 Arapahoe Ave Unit E1B, Boulder Salvadoran • $

“Pupusas Lover 2 offers authentic Salvadoran pupusas that remind customers of home. The restaurant provides a variety of vegan and vegetarian options alongside classic choices like bean and cheese or pork and cheese pupusas. Customers appreciate the delicious flavors and perfect accompaniments like sauce and coleslaw, making them eager to return and try more.”

4.8 Superb131 Reviews
Flagstaff House 1138 Flagstaff Rd, Boulder American • $$$$

“Flagstaff House offers delicious and beautifully presented food with a menu accommodating for various dietary restrictions. The restaurant boasts wonderful and attentive staff, providing personalized service that makes it a popular choice for special occasions. Enjoy the spectacular views of Boulder and exceptional food that warrants the price.”

4.6 Superb596 Reviews
Heaven Creamery Boulder 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Ice Cream Shop • $

“Heaven Creamery in Boulder offers high-quality ice cream and other desserts, known for unique flavors like Taro, Banana/Guava, Raspberry Chocolate, and Indian Spice Chocolate. They use 50% less sugar than most places and have options for gluten-free and dairy-free customers. The menu includes gelato, ice cream, and Belgian waffles. Though on the pricier side, customers find it worthwhile for the taste and reduced guilt due to less sugar. Indoor and patio seating are available.”

4.8 Superb119 Reviews
Rincon Argentino 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Argentine • $

“Rincon Argentino offers a cool and enjoyable atmosphere with friendly staff. They are known for their unique and tasty empanadas, made with phyllo dough and generously filled with various ingredients. The traditional, spicy chicken, and choclo (corn) empanadas are standouts. Other menu items include the milanesa sandwich, lomito, and alfajores for dessert. Vegetarian options such as vegan beyond beef and wild mushroom empanadas are available. The restaurant offers a great atmosphere and attentive service, making it a recommended spot for those looking to try Argentinian cuisine. One thing to note is that the fries can be quite salty.”

4.7 Superb177 Reviews
Osaka's 2460 Canyon Blvd Suite #1, Boulder Japanese • $$

“Osaka's is a great spot for a delicious meal. Try their spicy miso ramen, beef okonomiyaki, or sushi rolls. The service is friendly and prompt, with a unique button system to call for the waiter or request the bill. Enjoy impeccable sashimi and a chilled sake with your meal.”

4.7 Superb132 Reviews
Skratch Labs Cafe 1600 Pearl St Unit 110, Boulder Cafe • $

“Skratch Labs Cafe, located on Pearl St., is a warm and friendly adventure cafe known for its delicious oatmeal, ginormous coffee cake slices, and bottomless drip coffee for less than $3.00. The cafe offers a free hydration station and sports drink on tap, making it perfect for post-adventure visits. The music volume is ideal for conversation or work.”

4.8 Superb81 Reviews

“Curtis Park Deli is a highly-recommended spot for fresh and tasty meals. They use high-quality ingredients, including fresh bread, and are efficient with online orders. Friendly staff and a clean store create a welcoming atmosphere. Parking is available for free in a nearby garage. Their sandwiches are a highlight, with most reviews praising the quality and value. With multiple locations, the Boulder location stands out for its excellent service and food.”

4.8 Superb80 Reviews
LE FRIGO BOULDER 5360 Arapahoe Ave b2, Boulder Deli • $

“Le Frigo Boulder is a restaurant and grocery store offering a taste of Europe, with a focus on hard-to-find imported foods, including meats, cheeses, and oils. The menu boasts unique and freshly prepared sandwiches, such as the Le Catalan with prosciutto, chorizo, manchego, arugula, and olive aioli on a baguette. Charcuterie boards and gluten-free options are also available. Customers praise the knowledgeable staff, fast service, and inviting atmosphere. Highly recommended for those seeking a European culinary experience.”

4.8 Superb79 Reviews
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder German • $$

“The Bohemian Biergarten, situated in Boulder, Colorado, offers a warm and cozy atmosphere. Wooden picnic tables and vintage decor create an intimate setting, perfect for enjoying a cold beer and good company. The menu features an impressive selection of European drafts, including the Czech Pilsner, a crisp and golden favorite. The kitchen serves up delicious sausages, pretzels, and goulash, with the bratwurst platter and dark ale pairing being a popular choice. The communal spirit is infectious, with strangers becoming friends over shared stories and clinking mugs. Service is prompt and friendly, with generous servings and a great selection of pork dishes and sausages. While weekends can be busy, the Biergarten's lively atmosphere and excellent customer service make it a must-visit destination in Boulder. Whether you're looking for a casual night out or a unique spot to meet friends, the Bohemian Biergarten is a great choice.”

4.6 Superb146 Reviews

“BOCO Cider, Boulder Cidery & Taproom offers a great selection of ciders, including unique and seasonal flavors, as well as an intimate and relaxing atmosphere with live music. The staff is helpful, and the service is excellent, with the bartender providing samples to help guests find their favorite cider. The venue is clean and spotless, making it a popular destination for both casual visits and private events.”

4.9 Superb50 Reviews
Postino Boulder 1468 Pearl St suite 110, Boulder Wine Bar • $$

“Postino Boulder offers high-quality food and an impressive wine selection, with displays throughout the restaurant. The happy hour wine specials are a highlight, and the outdoor seating on Pearl Street Mall provides a great atmosphere. However, some reviews note issues with cleanliness that could be improved.”

4.6 Superb113 Reviews

Online Reservation Available

Stella's Cucina 1123 Walnut St, Boulder Italian • $$$

“Stella's Cucina is a hidden gem in Boulder, offering outstanding food in a beautiful, moody interior. From pasta with lamb to venison, every dish is exquisite. The NA cocktails are amazing, and the wine pairing suggested by the sommelier is excellent. A perfect spot for a special date night or a delicious meal with friends.”

4.4 Superb470 Reviews
Bohemian Biergarten 2017 13th St, Boulder German • $$

“The Bohemian Biergarten, situated in Boulder, Colorado, offers a warm and cozy atmosphere. Wooden picnic tables and vintage decor create an intimate setting, perfect for enjoying a cold beer and good company. The menu features an impressive selection of European drafts, including the Czech Pilsner, a crisp and golden favorite. The kitchen serves up delicious sausages, pretzels, and goulash, with the bratwurst platter and dark ale pairing being a popular choice. The communal spirit is infectious, with strangers becoming friends over shared stories and clinking mugs. Service is prompt and friendly, with generous servings and a great selection of pork dishes and sausages. While weekends can be busy, the Biergarten's lively atmosphere and excellent customer service make it a must-visit destination in Boulder. Whether you're looking for a casual night out or a unique spot to meet friends, the Bohemian Biergarten is a great choice.”

4.6 Superb146 Reviews
Basta 3601 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Italian • $$$

“Basta is a favorite among diners, offering impeccable service and outstanding food. The menu may be simple, but each dish is perfection, from the burrata to the winter pizza. The flavors are top-notch, even in the vegetable dishes like Brussels sprouts and carrots. While the food is exceptional, dining in comes with a 20% gratuity, which can lead to less-than-stellar service. Some diners have found the servers to be salty and inattentive, with little concern for customer satisfaction. For those with dietary restrictions, ordering to go might be a safer bet to avoid unexpected charges. Despite some service issues, Basta's reputation for delicious, creative cuisine is well-deserved.”

4.3 Superb84 Reviews
The Parkway Cafe 4700 Pearl St #4, Boulder Cafe • $

“The Parkway Cafe is a highly recommended breakfast spot in Boulder, known for its friendly staff and cozy atmosphere. It offers a mix of classic breakfast options and Mexican dishes, with notable mentions for its huge and tasty pancakes and breakfast enchiladas. The cafe caters to dietary restrictions, including gluten-free options, and is popular among both locals and visitors. Although parking can be challenging due to its popularity, it is well worth the visit for its authentic and delicious food at reasonable prices.”

4.6 Superb131 Reviews
Cafe Aion 1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder Spanish • $$

“Cafe Aion is a charming restaurant offering French cuisine with a touch of Spanish influence. The paella, which takes around 45-50 minutes to prepare, stands out on the menu. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, with the option to sit by the fireplace. The food is tapas style, with marinated olives and hummus receiving high praise for being flavorful and fresh. The staff is attentive and accommodating, even offering a special dessert for birthdays. While parking in the area may require payment and the main entrance has stairs, the overall experience is described as divine, with delicious, elegant, and authentic dishes served in a warm and efficient manner.”

4.3 Superb55 Reviews
Bramble & Hare 1970 13th St, Boulder New American • $$$

“Bramble & Hare is a restaurant that offers a leisurely dining experience. The staff is attentive, kind, and helpful, and they take the time to understand guests' preferences and allergies. The menu features a set selection of options for each course, with generous portion sizes. Meals are expertly prepared, with standout dishes including the spring salad, marinated beets, and gnocchi. The kitchen is particular about accommodating special requests, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Overall, Bramble & Hare is a great choice for celebrations, with a wonderful atmosphere and exceptional service.”

4.2 Good278 Reviews

“Backcountry Pizza & Tap House is a welcoming spot that offers a great dining experience. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is lively, with a great arcade room featuring pool tables, jukebox, and pinball machines. The restaurant serves a variety of pizzas, including a medium-sized option that can last for days, as well as other menu items like veggie wraps. They also have a great selection of beer options at their bar. Despite a minor issue with utensils and napkins, the prices are reasonable and the order is ready when you arrive.”

4.6 Superb96 Reviews
Santo 1265 Alpine Ave., Boulder New Mexican Cuisine • $$

“Santo restaurant offers a great selection of cocktails and mezcal, tasty appetizers, and generous main course options, leaving customers satisfied and full. With a variety of vegetarian options, including amazing morning burritos, the friendly service adds to the enjoyable experience. While claiming to be based on Northern New Mexican cuisine, Santo offers Coloradoized variations of traditional dishes, along with modern twists like spaghetti squash flautas and unique salsa offerings. The menu may not be authentic New Mexican, but customers keep coming back for the delicious food and great atmosphere. Santo may not be traditional, but it definitely rocks!”

4.2 Good87 Reviews
DV8 Distillery 2480 49th St e, Boulder Bar • $$

“DV8 Distillery is a welcoming spot with a great environment, plenty of free parking, and exceptional mixologists. The stage is equipped with lasers, lighting, and sound, making it a fun destination. While they don't serve food, a food truck may be available outside. Enjoy great drinks and a comfortable atmosphere that feels like home.”

4.7 Superb54 Reviews
Alice and Rose 1301 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder Coffee & Tea • $

“Alice and Rose is a charming restaurant with excellent food and generous portions. The decor is beautiful, reflecting the owner's love for the space and customers. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. The atmosphere is cozy and authentic, making it feel like a home visit.”

4.6 Superb76 Reviews
Gemini 1115 Pearl St, Boulder Spanish • $$

“Gemini is a top-notch restaurant in Colorado, offering some of the finest Spanish food with bright and fresh flavors. The baked goat cheese and fried artichoke hearts are fantastic choices, along with a variety of cocktails and sangria flavors. The sustainable dining fee is a unique touch. With a chef who truly cares about sourcing quality ingredients, Gemini provides stellar service and a constantly changing menu. Whether you're enjoying a cauliflower steak or a sandwich during lunch, Gemini is a must-visit spot for a delicious meal.”

4.5 Superb119 Reviews

“Bacco | Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar is a highly-rated restaurant in Boulder, known for its excellent service and friendly staff, including the owner, Russell. The restaurant offers a simple yet elegant style with spectacular views of the city. It is a great spot for dining with friends or family, as they can accommodate large groups and are able to handle special requests. The menu features good food at reasonable prices, with big portions. Standout dishes include the steak and asparagus, mussels, and a variety of fresh bread. Takeout is also available.”

4.6 Superb67 Reviews
Mojo Taqueria Boulder 2785 Iris Ave, Boulder Mexican • $

“Mojo Taqueria Boulder offers consistent, delicious food with great service and a friendly atmosphere. The rellenos special is a standout dish, while the variety of tacos and amazing salsas are a must-try. Reasonably priced and quick service make it a convenient choice. Some dishes might need a bit more seasoning, but ordering extra sides can solve that. A recommended spot in Boulder for tasty tacos.”

4.6 Superb63 Reviews

“Dos Manos Mexican Food Truck offers delicious cuisine, praised for its excellent taste and accommodating dietary options, particularly for those with celiac disease. Their tacos are considered some of the best in Denver and they provide efficient service, even for large crowds. The team is known for their friendly demeanor and ability to cater to various events, such as graduation parties, weddings, and social gatherings. Overall, Dos Manos Food Truck delivers fantastic food and a pleasant experience, making it a great choice for any occasion.”

5 Superb24 Reviews

“Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar offers a pleasant dining experience. The restaurant serves fresh and flavorful food, including oysters, calamari, fried catfish, and lobster dishes. The charbroiled oysters, gumbo, and hush puppies are particularly praised for their delicious flavors and textures. While some dishes, such as the chocolate pistachio olive oil cake, may have minor flaws, overall the restaurant provides top-notch food and service.”

4.4 Superb265 Reviews

“Wild Provisions by 4 Noses Brewing Company is a chic brewery with modern vibes, perfect for studying or a date. The staff, like Nate, are knowledgeable and helpful, especially with the wide variety of sour beers available. They offer top-notch lagers and unique brews like the cocktail-inspired ale and smoothie-style IPA. A must-visit spot for beer lovers in Boulder.”

4.8 Superb54 Reviews
Sushi Bistro TASUKI 1575 Folsom St #201, Boulder Japanese • $$

“Sushi Bistro TASUKI offers an amazing dining experience with a cozy atmosphere reminiscent of Japan. The sushi is fresh, never frozen, and sourced from Japan. The menu features a blend of omakase and individually selected items, all of which are delicious. The service is exceptionally friendly, with kind and hardworking servers, some of whom are Japanese and can speak Japanese. The restaurant is kid-friendly, with a welcoming atmosphere, and also caters to vegetarians with a dedicated section on the menu. Reservations are recommended to enjoy this wonderful meal.”

4.7 Superb67 Reviews
Silver Vines Winery - Boulder 2015 13th St, Boulder Wine Bar • $$

“Silver Vines Winery is a great spot to warm up and enjoy a wine tasting experience. Their wine, including the spiked apple cider, is delicious and of high quality. The atmosphere is pleasant, and the service, although sometimes overwhelmed, is friendly and accommodating. Open late, it's a nice quiet alternative to busy bars.”

4.9 Superb35 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

“Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street offers a great location right on Pearl Street, within walking distance to the Pearl Street mall and various attractions. The staff goes out of their way to accommodate guests and make their stay memorable and enjoyable. The complimentary hot breakfasts are well-done and better than at other Hyatts. The rooms are spacious, clean, and well-appointed. Guests can take advantage of the nearby restaurants, shopping, and the option to borrow e-bikes. The hotel also has a bar in the lobby and a cold deli selection. Overall, the Hyatt Place Boulder/Pearl Street provides a great value, considering its proximity to everything, cleanliness, safety, and the exceptional customer service.”

3.7 Good79 Reviews
IHOP 1675 28th St, Boulder Breakfast • $

“IHOP provides excellent service, with staff like Carolina and Wilbur being very attentive and kind. Carolina is welcoming even when busy, and Wilbur goes above and beyond by greeting customers, checking on them, and accommodating special requests. The restaurant is a children-friendly environment, making it a great spot for family outings. Popular dishes include the T-bone steak and omelette. Overall, IHOP offers a friendly atmosphere and outstanding service.”

3 Average100 Reviews
McDonald's 2920 Baseline Rd, Boulder Fast Food • $

“McDonald's offers a pleasant dining experience with attentive staff and a recently remodeled interior. Customers appreciate the great service, though some miss the previous layout's free access soda machine and napkin dispenser. The restaurant maintains a positive atmosphere, even during busy reopening days.”

2.5 Average74 Reviews
McDonald's 1800 28th St, Boulder Fast Food • $

“McDonald's offers better service than Burger King and food that's better than a trash can. The employees are polite, despite occasional evil eyes. Drive-through wait times can vary, with some delays at the first window. Homeless individuals may be present around the location. Despite being busy, the workers manage the crowds efficiently, setting it apart from other fast-food chains like Burger King.”

2.5 Average118 Reviews
DV8 Distillery 2480 49th St e, Boulder Bar • $$

“DV8 Distillery is a welcoming spot with a great environment, plenty of free parking, and exceptional mixologists. The stage is equipped with lasers, lighting, and sound, making it a fun destination. While they don't serve food, a food truck may be available outside. Enjoy great drinks and a comfortable atmosphere that feels like home.”

4.7 Superb54 Reviews
Alpine Modern Café 904 College Ave, Boulder Cafe • $$

“Alpine Modern Café offers a delightful dining experience with its amazing breakfast items, including a renowned London fog. The café boasts an aesthetic atmosphere, complemented by a cozy outdoor patio. Customers praise the unique and perfectly roasted coffee flavors, as well as the friendly service. While some find the ambiance a bit too quiet, the overall consensus is that Alpine Modern Café is a charming and beloved coffee shop, perfect for spending quality time.”

4.6 Superb73 Reviews
Barchetta 1644 Walnut St, Boulder Pizza • $$

“Barchetta serves fantastic, Italian-style pizzas with a great and light crust, offering a unique taste experience. While some customers have reported occasional overcooking, the pizzas are generally made with high-quality ingredients and filled with love. The restaurant also features a self-serve beer and wine option, adding to its charm. With its cute atmosphere, Barchetta is a top recommendation in Boulder, despite being a bit pricey.”

4.5 Superb123 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Bitty & Beau's Coffee 1468 Pearl St #120, Boulder Coffee Shops • $

“Bitty & Beau's Coffee is a lovely spot with delicious coffee and a welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy puzzles and pastries in a cozy environment. Friendly staff, including Nolan and Bella, ensure a personalized experience. A great spot to relax and unwind, making it a must-visit destination.”

4.9 Superb171 Reviews
Phở Kitchen Bar & Grill 2900 Baseline Rd unit 3, 2314, Boulder Vietnamese • $

“Phở Kitchen Bar & Grill offers delicious takeout options, with standout dishes like salt and pepper squid, spring rolls, and chicken wings. The lemongrass shrimp and combination pho are must-tries. While the soda water might be pricey, the service is top-notch, with the staff ensuring a comfortable dining experience. The restaurant's ambiance is welcoming, making it a great place for a meal.”

4.6 Superb198 Reviews
Shamane's Bakery 2825 Wilderness Pl #800, Boulder Cafe • $

“Shamane's Bakery is a great spot for delicious baked goods, hearty soups, and sandwiches. Their wedding cakes are both delicious and beautiful, with staff who are thoughtful in their questions about decorations. The bakery managed well during Covid, requiring masks and managing customer flow. While they offer sandwiches, their focus is on pies and sweets. Shamane's stands out for its wholesome and homemade taste, making it a more health-conscious option compared to chains and local restaurants.”

4.8 Superb77 Reviews
Roxy's 639 Main Avenue, Durango Indian • $

“Roxy's is a restaurant that offers a unique fusion of flavors and a lively atmosphere. The owners, Fletcher and his wife, are passionate about creating an approachable and memorable dining experience. The menu features a blend of Mexican and Indian cuisine, including dishes like red chicken naan and quesobirria tacos with birria aus ju. The restaurant also offers a fun and vibrant atmosphere, complete with DJs, salsa dancing, and happy hour specials. The drinks are reasonably priced, and the owners are friendly and welcoming. Overall, Roxy's is a must-visit for anyone in Durango looking for a delicious and memorable meal.”

4.7 Superb98 Reviews

“Meta Burger is a restaurant known for its great vegan food, particularly its plant-based burgers. The flatiron burger is a customer favorite, and even those new to vegan options, such as the faux chicken and Big Country burger, have been impressed. The dairy-free shakes are also a popular choice. While some may find the price point a bit high, the overall consensus is that Meta Burger serves delicious food suitable for both vegans and meat-eaters.”

4.7 Superb96 Reviews
Nopalito’s 1805 29th St Suite 1138, Boulder Mexican • $

“Nopalito's is a popular fast-casual Mexican restaurant in the Boulder area, offering high-quality, tasty, and fresh food with a wide range of options, including vegan and vegetarian choices. The restaurant boasts a chill vibe, fantastic service, and a standout Baja shrimp bowl. Customers praise the restaurant's relaxing patio, delightful margaritas, and overall superior dining experience compared to other Mexican eateries in the region.”

4.7 Superb93 Reviews
GABEE COFFEE 3040 28th St, Boulder Coffee Shops • $

“GABEE COFFEE is a highly acclaimed coffee shop in Boulder, offering a wonderful coffee experience. The owners are knowledgeable and serve customers personally, providing a variety of expertly prepared espresso drinks and unique, delicious options. The shop features large, clean tables, as well as vegetarian breakfast burritos, pastries, and cakes. While the wifi is limited, Gabee Coffee is praised for its exceptional coffee, friendly staff, and welcoming atmosphere.”

4.7 Superb92 Reviews

“McDevitt Taco Supply offers a diverse menu of fresh, creative tacos in a fun and comfortable patio setting. The service is generally friendly and attentive, with a kid-friendly atmosphere. Standout menu items include the Sasquatch taco and the unique cauliflower dish. While the margaritas are praised, one bartender is noted to have a consistently poor attitude, detracting from the overall experience.”

4.7 Superb92 Reviews
II Pastaio Ristorante 3075 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Italian • $$

“II Pastaio Ristorante offers great homestyle Italian food at decent prices, with a cozy and warm atmosphere. Known for their authentic handmade pasta, especially the BEST ravioli varieties like Aurora sauce. The restaurant has impeccable service and fantastic recommendations if you're unsure of what to order. While seating by the door might be a little drafty in winter, it's definitely a special place worth visiting, despite the crowded parking and limited wheelchair accessibility. Gluten-free options are available for those with dietary restrictions.”

4.8 Superb66 Reviews

“BOCO Cider, Boulder Cidery & Taproom offers a great selection of ciders, including unique and seasonal flavors, as well as an intimate and relaxing atmosphere with live music. The staff is helpful, and the service is excellent, with the bartender providing samples to help guests find their favorite cider. The venue is clean and spotless, making it a popular destination for both casual visits and private events.”

4.9 Superb50 Reviews
The Buff 2600 Canyon Blvd, Boulder Brunch • $

“The Buff offers a variety of delicious meals, from the Olé skillet to gluten-free and dairy-free pancakes. The verde sauce is a highlight, and the staff is friendly and informative. Despite being busy, the food arrives quickly and impresses. The restaurant is allergen-friendly and conveniently located, with plenty of parking. Whether you're a local or visiting, The Buff in Boulder is a great choice for a tasty meal and excellent service.”

4.5 Superb334 Reviews
Sherpa Kitchen 5290 Arapahoe Ave B, Boulder Indian • $

“Sherpa Kitchen offers a delightful Nepalese and Indian dining experience. The food is praised for its wonderful flavors and spices, with highlights like the Palak Naan and Chicken Biryani. The restaurant is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, as well as the kindness of the staff. However, some recent reviews have noted inconsistencies in the service and food quality. Overall, Sherpa Kitchen is a popular destination for authentic and delicious Nepalese and Indian cuisine.”

4.8 Superb61 Reviews

“The Village Coffee Shop is a popular spot in Boulder, CO, known for its delicious food, great customer service, and cozy atmosphere. The coffee and food are highly praised, particularly the pancakes which are a standout. The service is efficient, friendly, and contributes to the homey feel of the diner, even when it gets crowded and loud. Prices are reasonable, especially for the area. While parking can be a challenge during peak times, with a small lot often filling up quickly and requiring street parking, it is usually easier to find a spot during off-peak hours. Overall, the Village Coffee Shop is a local favorite and well worth a visit.”

4.6 Superb129 Reviews

“Mediterranean Market & Deli Boulder offers well-priced, hearty meals with authentic Mediterranean flavors. Located in a market with international ingredients, it has a simple, unpretentious vibe. The highlight is the flavorful olives, reminiscent of a family secret recipe. It's a perfect spot for those seeking genuine tastes without the fuss.”

4.8 Superb58 Reviews

“Mount Everest Cuisine is a beloved restaurant serving delicious Nepalese and Indian dishes. Their chicken tikka is a standout, and other popular options include chili chicken and tandoori chicken. The staff is attentive, friendly, and polite, making for a lovely dining experience. A family-owned gem worth visiting again and again.”

4.8 Superb58 Reviews
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Gemini

Gemini 1115 Pearl St, Boulder Spanish • $$

“Gemini is a top-notch restaurant in Colorado, offering some of the finest Spanish food with bright and fresh flavors. The baked goat cheese and fried artichoke hearts are fantastic choices, along with a variety of cocktails and sangria flavors. The sustainable dining fee is a unique touch. With a chef who truly cares about sourcing quality ingredients, Gemini provides stellar service and a constantly changing menu. Whether you're enjoying a cauliflower steak or a sandwich during lunch, Gemini is a must-visit spot for a delicious meal.”

4.5 Superb119 Reviews

“Bacco | Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar is a highly-rated restaurant in Boulder, known for its excellent service and friendly staff, including the owner, Russell. The restaurant offers a simple yet elegant style with spectacular views of the city. It is a great spot for dining with friends or family, as they can accommodate large groups and are able to handle special requests. The menu features good food at reasonable prices, with big portions. Standout dishes include the steak and asparagus, mussels, and a variety of fresh bread. Takeout is also available.”

4.6 Superb67 Reviews
Bramble & Hare 1970 13th St, Boulder New American • $$$

“Bramble & Hare is a restaurant that offers a leisurely dining experience. The staff is attentive, kind, and helpful, and they take the time to understand guests' preferences and allergies. The menu features a set selection of options for each course, with generous portion sizes. Meals are expertly prepared, with standout dishes including the spring salad, marinated beets, and gnocchi. The kitchen is particular about accommodating special requests, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Overall, Bramble & Hare is a great choice for celebrations, with a wonderful atmosphere and exceptional service.”

4.2 Good278 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Thrive 1509 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Gluten-Free • $

“Thrive is a kind and authentic establishment that offers creative menu items that inspire. The service is amazing, and the restaurant is willing to accommodate dietary restrictions. With all vegan options, Thrive provides delicious raw vegan food with care and attention to detail.”

4.6 Superb99 Reviews
Little Tibet 4479 Broadway, Boulder Indian • $

“Little Tibet is a restaurant offering Tibetan, Indian, and Chinese cuisine at reasonable prices. The menu features dishes such as Dal, Saag Paneer, Momos, Ngotsel, and Vegetarian options like Panner and Vegetable dishes. The Momos and Samosa are particularly praised for their quality. However, it is noted that the current cook tends to make the dishes spicier than they should be, as experienced with the Dal and Vindaloo dishes. The restaurant's layout and service have remained consistent, with only one waitperson during slow periods. Despite the Nepalese ownership, the restaurant maintains its Tibetan name and offers free chai.”

4.5 Superb69 Reviews

“Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard in Boulder offers friendly service and consistently hot and fresh food. The restaurant serves great fastfood burgers and fries, with some meals, such as the wild fries, receiving special attention to ensure freshness. While some reviews mention that the food is not always exceptional, the prices are considered decent. Overall, Good Times is a reliable choice for families and those seeking quick, fresh meals.”

4.3 Superb68 Reviews
Chautauqua Dining Hall 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder Fine Dining • $$

“Chautauqua Dining Hall is a wonderful restaurant known for its excellent service and delicious food. Located near the Nature trails and hikes at the Chautauqua Hills, it is a great place for a meal before or after a hike. The menu offers a variety of options, including breakfast, tea, and coffee. They can accommodate dietary restrictions, with gluten-free meals available. The buffalo burger is a popular choice, and the spicy chicken sandwich is highly recommended. The restaurant has a cozy atmosphere, with plenty of seating, and is suitable for families and groups. The service remains excellent even when the restaurant is busy. The prices are fair, and the views from the dining hall are breathtaking. The cleanliness of the restaurant and restrooms is commendable.”

4.1 Good126 Reviews
Vitality Bowls Boulder 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Health Food • $

“Vitality Bowls in Boulder offers delicious and high-quality ingredients, but the option to customize items is not always available. Prices are on the higher side, but the food is generally considered to be yummy. The staff is friendly, although they are unable to make exceptions that the owners do not allow. Parking is available in the Village shopping center. It's worth noting that their granola contains gluten, which may not be clearly indicated on the menu. Gluten-free customers should ask for a different granola option. The menu could benefit from an update to clearly indicate which items contain gluten.”

3.7 Good58 Reviews
Wendy's 2420 Baseline Rd, Boulder Fast Food • $

“Wendy's, a fast-food establishment, offers an exceptional dining experience. The staff, including Robert, Angel, and Ashley, are commended for their knowledgeable, helpful, and understanding approach, making customers feel like they are in a 5-star restaurant. The juicy burgers are described as a divine culinary journey, with each bite bringing a sense of joy and wonder.”

3.1 Average67 Reviews
Jimmy John's 3310 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Sandwich Shop • $

“Jimmy John's is known for its fast service, with customers able to in and out within minutes. The sandwiches are highly praised, with one reviewer calling it "the bombest" and another saying it's "probably one of the best sandwiches I have ever had!" The menu offers options like the Number 6 veggie sandwich and tuna sandwich with add-ons like fried jalapenos and croutons.”

2.8 Average45 Reviews
Dunkin' 3235 28th St A, Boulder Coffee Shops • $

“Dunkin' is a popular restaurant that offers a delightful dining experience. The staff is helpful and friendly, offering suggestions to customers on their orders. The menu features a variety of options, including healthy whole grain bagels that cater to special dietary needs. Customers can enjoy a range of donuts, as well as breakfast sandwiches and other items like hashbrown bites. The restaurant is described as a "safe place" and a favorite among East Coast locals, providing a taste of home for those who have roots in the region. Overall, Dunkin' is praised for its great food and exceptional service, making it a go-to choice for a satisfying start to the day.”

3 Average61 Reviews
Wendy's 5350 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder Fast Food • $

“Wendy's offers a friendly drive-thru service with fresh, hot French fries and a dedicated parking lot. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and has kid-friendly meals. The breakfast sandwich is praised for its perfectly cooked eggs. Vegetarian options include baked potatoes, salads, and fried foods. Stick to chili, baked potatoes, and salads for a comfortable meal.”

2.7 Average59 Reviews
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar 928 Pearl St, Boulder Seafood • $$$

“Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar offers a pleasant dining experience. The restaurant serves fresh and flavorful food, including oysters, calamari, fried catfish, and lobster dishes. The charbroiled oysters, gumbo, and hush puppies are particularly praised for their delicious flavors and textures. While some dishes, such as the chocolate pistachio olive oil cake, may have minor flaws, overall the restaurant provides top-notch food and service.”

4.4 Superb265 Reviews
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Basta

Basta 3601 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Italian • $$$

“Basta is a favorite among diners, offering impeccable service and outstanding food. The menu may be simple, but each dish is perfection, from the burrata to the winter pizza. The flavors are top-notch, even in the vegetable dishes like Brussels sprouts and carrots. While the food is exceptional, dining in comes with a 20% gratuity, which can lead to less-than-stellar service. Some diners have found the servers to be salty and inattentive, with little concern for customer satisfaction. For those with dietary restrictions, ordering to go might be a safer bet to avoid unexpected charges. Despite some service issues, Basta's reputation for delicious, creative cuisine is well-deserved.”

4.3 Superb84 Reviews
VisionQuest Brewery 2510 47th St Suite A2, Boulder Brewery • $$

“VisionQuest Brewery is a cozy taproom offering a variety of 10 beers on tap, including IPAs and stouts. They feature live music on Wednesdays, showcasing local talent in a relaxed atmosphere. A food truck is available, and the menu often changes. The knowledgeable staff and unique events make it a welcoming environment for regulars. Free parking is available.”

4.6 Superb57 Reviews

Cheap Eats

January Coffee 1886 30th St Suite B, Boulder Coffee Shops • $

“January Coffee is a cozy and classy coffee house located in the heart of Boulder, with a parking lot that customers appreciate. The cafe offers a great atmosphere, with plants throughout the space. Customers have raved about the homemade syrups and delicious drinks, including the iced dirty chai latte and the best chai lattes in Boulder, made in-house. The breakfast burritos, including a vegan option, are also highly recommended. With a helpful staff and positive vibes, January Coffee is a popular spot for both work and leisure.”

4.8 Superb102 Reviews

“Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery is a cash-only establishment that offers an awesome experience. The staff is super friendly and accommodating, making customers feel welcome. The menu features delicious options, such as the Date Night Burger and the bison burger, which are highly recommended. The atmosphere is lively, with great brews and a pleasant vibe. The staff's teamwork and friendly demeanor make a visit to this pub a pleasure.”

4.5 Superb236 Reviews
Pizza Colore 1336 Pearl St, Boulder Pizza • $

“Pizza Colore is a popular restaurant known for its delectable pizza. The crust and toppings are perfectly blended with the sauce, creating a unique and flavorful taste. The Cannoli is also highly recommended for its deliciousness. The restaurant offers wheelchair accessibility, making it accessible to all. The staff is friendly and accommodating, even handling custom pizza orders during busy hours. While the atmosphere may not be anything special, the pizza is considered the best in the area, with a variety of options to cater to different dietary preferences, including vegetarian and meat-lover options.”

4.6 Superb99 Reviews

“Boxcar Coffee | Pearl Cafe and Bakery offers top-notch coffee and baked goods. Despite some slow service, the quality of the coffee and pastries is exceptional. Known for their outstanding lattes and hot chocolates, the slightly higher prices are justified by the premium product. Additionally, customers can explore a variety of coffee options and gifts at their store, making it a worthwhile visit for coffee enthusiasts.”

4.6 Superb96 Reviews
mangia panino Inside Avanti, 1401 Pearl St 1st Floor, Boulder Italian • $

“Mangia Panino, located on the first floor of Avanti on Pearl Street in Boulder, is a must-visit for those craving exceptional Italian sandwiches and sides. Renowned for their killer focaccia, their chicken cutlet sandwich is a standout, perfectly paired with mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula, and a basil pesto that’s a flavor overload. The meatball sub, featuring housemade meatballs and burrata on a toasted baguette, is equally impressive and perfect for a cold night. Other highlights include the chicken parm sandwich served on light and tasty focaccia bread, and the eggplant parmigiana sub with a tangy twist of lemon juice. Don’t miss the polenta fries, sprinkled with cheese and served with tomato sauce, making for a delicious side dish. Mangia Panino’s rotating specials, announced on their social media, keep fans coming back for more. Whether dining in or taking food to enjoy the view from the fourth floor, Mangia Panino offers a delightful culinary experience.”

4.3 Superb29 Reviews

“Bova's Market and Grill is a welcoming spot with amazing food and great prices. The atmosphere is cheerful, and the staff is accommodating and friendly. The menu offers a variety of fresh meals, including the popular steak egg and cheese wrap and philly, which are made to perfection. This cute sandwich shop is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, with prompt and great customer service to boot. Whether you're in for a meal or looking for a gift, Bova's is a highly recommended spot.”

4.7 Superb62 Reviews

“Rayback Collective in Boulder is a highly regarded spot, known for its friendly and helpful staff, and unbeatable atmosphere. The venue is laid back and often filled with people working, dogs, and good food. It features an outdoor eating area with picnic-style tables, umbrellas, and a fire pit, as well as an enclosed tent for less welcoming weather. The RANG TANG BBQ truck offers a variety of fresh and delicious choices, including a gorgeous salad with baby lettuce, feta, pecans, pickled onion, and more. The BBQ truck also provides vegetarian options such as a wonderful salad, amazing mac & cheese, and SO NOT your typical slaw. Rayback Collective is also an excellent location for events, with impeccable customer service and the ability to accommodate large groups of up to 60-70 people. Parking is available by driving around the building.”

4.6 Superb90 Reviews

“Lucky's Bakehouse Cafe in Boulder is a standout restaurant for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. The menu offers delicious dishes, with specific mentions of a satisfying breakfast burrito, ricotta French toast, and a flavorful burger with chipotle aioli. For those with dietary restrictions, the bakery boasts an impressive selection of gluten-free baked goods. Visitors appreciate the welcoming and helpful staff, as well as the fresh ingredients used in every dish. The cafe is also dog-friendly, making it a great spot for various occasions.”

4.6 Superb84 Reviews
Sweet Cow 2628 Broadway, Boulder Ice Cream Shop • $

“Sweet Cow offers a variety of ice cream flavors, from classic cookies and cream to unique options like malted milk ball. The bananas foster and oatmeal cookie flavors were particularly enjoyable, with the former tasting like caramelized bananas and real banana chunks, and the latter having a spot-on cinnamon-y, raisin-y flavor with pieces of oatmeal cookie. Additionally, the service and expertise of Speedy Electricians, who recently completed work for a renovation, were highly praised for their world-class expertise, precision, and customer care. Don't forget to try the raspberry oreo flavor for a delicious treat.”

4.6 Superb81 Reviews

“Sweet Sisters Bake Shop offers delicious gluten-free treats that impress even those without dietary restrictions. Their soft and flavorful cupcakes and cakes, including the popular carrot cake, are a hit with customers. The bakery is entirely gluten-free with vegan options, making it a haven for those with dietary needs.”

5 Superb29 Reviews
T/aco 1175 Walnut St, Boulder Mexican • $

“T/aco is a local Boulder restaurant offering a chill atmosphere and a variety of tasty tacos. Their menu includes a "north of the border" section with creative culinary options. The restaurant is known for its solid brews, margaritas, and ethically sourced tortillas. The staff is friendly, attentive, and contributes to a pleasant dining experience, making T/aco a top choice for tacos in the area.”

4.5 Superb139 Reviews
Pekoe 1225 Alpine Ave., Boulder Coffee & Tea • $

“Pekoe offers a chill atmosphere with upbeat music and convenient seating. They serve original boba tea and a scrumptious banana pudding that rivals grandma's recipe. The strawberry rhubarb muffin is tasty but a bit pricey. Try the silver needles tea for a refreshing taste. The cafe features a nice environment with random gifts to purchase. Enjoy a 'Peace of Mind' tea blend while soaking in the beautiful Boulder views and warm sun.”

5 Superb28 Reviews
The Bitter Bar 835 Walnut St, Boulder Cocktail Bar • $

“The Bitter Bar is an amazing cocktail bar known for its inspired and expertly crafted drinks. The knowledgeable staff, including manager Kim and bartender Keim, offer custom cocktails and recommendations based on customers' preferences. Standout drinks include the Sazerac, Boulevardier, Cabin Fever, I Think Olive You, and Hadi's Hibiscus. The cool, dark atmosphere with creative decor adds to the overall experience, making this a local favorite.”

4.7 Superb53 Reviews
Ampersand Coffee Roasters 6560 Odell Pl c, Boulder Coffee Shops • $

“Ampersand Coffee Roasters is a great coffee spot offering beans from around the world to suit various tastes. The café features a fantastic La Marzocco Strada machine and twin Simonelli grinders. The Guatemalan beans yield outstanding cortados and flat whites with full body, great taste, and a hint of other flavors. The atmosphere is welcoming, with a calming and down-to-earth vibe. The café serves smooth lattes with delicious flavors, making it a gem worth visiting.”

4.7 Superb53 Reviews
Süti & Co. 2031 16th St, Boulder Coffee Shops • $

“Süti & Co. is a warm and welcoming spot that embodies the concept of Hygge. Visitors can enjoy delicious coffee, including a cardamom orange latte, paired with sweet treats like vegan lavender cake. The cozy atmosphere, complete with comfy chairs, is perfect for working or simply relaxing while watching the outside scene. The added charm of chickens and roosters in the backyard creates a unique and harmonious experience.”

4.5 Superb120 Reviews

“Nana’s Dim Sum & Dumplings in Boulder offers a taste of authentic Asian home cooking with an elevated experience. The menu features signature baos, pan fried dumplings, chow beef, and standout BBQ Buns. Food is made fresh to order, ensuring every dish is delicious. The casual, counter-order setup suits the relaxed vibe, though limited seating can be an issue. The bright white lights could be improved for a warmer ambiance. Overall, it's a delightful spot for dim sum lovers.”

4.6 Superb56 Reviews
Masas Boulder 909 Walnut St Suite 100, Boulder Mexican • $$

“Masas Boulder offers an upscale dining experience with an excellent menu featuring authentic Mexican dishes. The restaurant boasts an impressive selection of wine, cocktails, tequila, and mezcal. The food is exceptional, with reviewers praising the exquisite moles, perfect masa, and homemade ice cream. The service is great, and the ambiance is nice. While some dishes were standouts, such as the pibil croquetas and buffalo short rib, others were notable for their freshness, like the tuna aguachile. The chips were surprisingly good, and the salsas were prepared with good ingredients and expert hands. The only area for improvement mentioned was the limited agave spirits selection. Overall, Masas Boulder is one of the best new venues for downtown dining in Boulder, offering excellent food, great service, and a fair price for the quality and experience.”

4.5 Superb85 Reviews
Avery Brewing Company 4910 Nautilus Ct N, Boulder Brewery • $$

“Avery Brewing Company, located in Boulder, Colorado, offers a nice patio with outdoor seating and a wide selection of beers to suit every palate. The food is excellent, with options like the rib plate and Buddha bowl, featuring smoked meats and fresh produce. Service is friendly and attentive.”

4.4 Superb200 Reviews

“Vapor Distillery, Home of Boulder Spirits, is a must-visit for whiskey and gin enthusiasts. Their knowledgeable staff offers fantastic personal tours, and their spirits, including their exceptional coffee liqueur, are a delight. Enjoy a flight of their spirits or a cocktail, and be sure to take some bottles home.”

4.9 Superb24 Reviews
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bartaco

bartaco 1048 Pearl St Suite 101, Boulder Tacos • $$

“Bartaco is a popular downtown Boulder restaurant known for its delectable menu items, including guacamole, pork belly tacos, ceviche, street corn, and ahi tuna tacos. The restaurant offers a lively atmosphere with margaritas and mojitos, and the staff provides excellent service, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.”

4.4 Superb156 Reviews
Cafe Aion 1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder Spanish • $$

“Cafe Aion is a charming restaurant offering French cuisine with a touch of Spanish influence. The paella, which takes around 45-50 minutes to prepare, stands out on the menu. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, with the option to sit by the fireplace. The food is tapas style, with marinated olives and hummus receiving high praise for being flavorful and fresh. The staff is attentive and accommodating, even offering a special dessert for birthdays. While parking in the area may require payment and the main entrance has stairs, the overall experience is described as divine, with delicious, elegant, and authentic dishes served in a warm and efficient manner.”

4.3 Superb55 Reviews
Boulder Swim Club 555 30th St, Boulder Tiki Bar • $$

“Boulder Swim Club is a family-friendly restaurant serving Asian Fusion cuisine in a relaxed, wood-paneled room. The atmosphere is fun and refreshing, with table tennis and ping-pong available. The menu offers a variety of options, including vegetarian and gluten-free choices. With a separate dining area for kids and wheelchair accessibility, it's a great spot for families. The restaurant also features a bar and lounge area, open late on weekends.”

4.9 Superb19 Reviews

“Beyond the Mountain Brewing Co. offers a chill atmosphere and a rotating selection of tasty beers, including a fantastic milk stout and an imperial scout. The brewery features live music on Fridays and is dog-friendly on the patio, providing a mellow and enjoyable experience for visitors.”

4.6 Superb35 Reviews
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Santo

Santo 1265 Alpine Ave., Boulder New Mexican Cuisine • $$

“Santo restaurant offers a great selection of cocktails and mezcal, tasty appetizers, and generous main course options, leaving customers satisfied and full. With a variety of vegetarian options, including amazing morning burritos, the friendly service adds to the enjoyable experience. While claiming to be based on Northern New Mexican cuisine, Santo offers Coloradoized variations of traditional dishes, along with modern twists like spaghetti squash flautas and unique salsa offerings. The menu may not be authentic New Mexican, but customers keep coming back for the delicious food and great atmosphere. Santo may not be traditional, but it definitely rocks!”

4.2 Good87 Reviews
AOI Sushi & Izakaya 3303 30th St, Boulder Sushi • $$$

“AOI Sushi & Izakaya offers a delightful dining experience. The sushi is consistently fresh and flavorful, with a beautiful presentation. The restaurant also serves a variety of delicious options from the kitchen, catering to different dietary preferences. The staff is attentive, and the atmosphere is lively, making it a popular spot for both early and late diners. While the prices may be on the higher side, the quality of the food and service make it a worthwhile investment for sushi enthusiasts in the area.”

4.4 Superb92 Reviews
Carelli's 645 30th St, Boulder Italian • $$

“Carelli's offers a range of delicious options, including a grilled salmon caesar salad and veal scaloppini, both of which are cooked to perfection. The restaurant also serves a Steak Vesuvio that is perfectly prepared. While some reviewers have had issues with service, others have reported friendly and attentive servers. The restaurant features new booths and large portions that are often enough for two meals. Some reviewers have noted that the atmosphere in the back room can be underwhelming, but the front room is a lovely spot to dine. Overall, Carelli's is a great option for a special occasion or a night out with friends.”

4.3 Superb313 Reviews
Brickstones Kitchen & Bar 2601 Canyon Blvd suite a, Boulder Sports Bar • $$

“Brickstones Kitchen & Bar, located in the Embassy Suites, is a restaurant offering a variety of dining options. The atmosphere is described as chill, and the bar features a friendly bartender named RG who serves great drinks. The breakfast buffet includes a wide selection of items, a custom omelette station, and clean facilities. The lunch and dinner menu offers well-prepared dishes such as lemon dill salmon, crab cakes, and grilled hearts of romaine with salmon. Despite being located among many other restaurants, Brickstones Kitchen & Bar stands out for its quality and service.”

4.5 Superb41 Reviews
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Corrida

Corrida 1023 Walnut St STE 400, Boulder Spanish • $$$$

“Corrida offers an authentic Spanish dining experience. The charcuterie, featuring Serrano ham, salchichon, and chorizo, as well as the manchego cheese, transports diners to Europe. Other standout dishes include the osso buco, black cod, and patatas bravas. The Sangria is strong yet delightful. The service is attentive, and the outdoor seating provides a picturesque setting. Corrida caters to those with dietary restrictions, offering seed oil-free options.”

4.3 Superb270 Reviews

“Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar on West Pearl St. in Boulder offers fresh sushi, creative dishes, and a variety of rolls and sashimi. While some customers have mixed experiences with service, the outdoor patio provides a pleasant dining atmosphere. The food is consistently tasty, making it worth a visit for sushi lovers.”

4.3 Superb257 Reviews
Black Cat Homestead Building, 1964 13th St, Boulder Bistros • $$$$

“Black Cat is a luxurious fine dining restaurant on Pearl St. with a mountain farm flair. The staff provides exceptional customer service, going above and beyond to make special occasions feel truly memorable. The food is always fantastic, with every course receiving high praise. The restaurant offers a unique experience, such as farm dinners with wonderful views, making it a great value for the price.”

4.8 Superb16 Reviews
Dragonfly Noodle 2014 10th St, Boulder Ramen • $$

“Dragonfly Noodle offers kind and super quick service in a modern setting with a nice patio. The ramen has improved since 2020, with gluten-free and celiac-safe options available. The staff is knowledgeable and accommodating to dietary restrictions, making customers feel safe and satisfied with the delicious food offerings.”

4.4 Superb59 Reviews
Cafe Blue 5280 Spine Rd Ste 103, Boulder Cafe • $$

“Cafe Blue is a cozy, locally-loved spot with a comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff. While the menu can be hit-or-miss, standout dishes like the App Nachos and Chicken Parm are stellar. With attentive service and a pleasant vibe, Cafe Blue is a worthwhile stop, especially for regulars and those looking for a relaxed meal.”

4.4 Superb57 Reviews
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Leaf

Leaf 1710 Pearl St, Boulder Vegetarian • $$

“Leaf is a restaurant located on Pearl Street in Boulder, known for its abundant plant-forward dishes, with many options also available in vegan versions. The Caprese sandwich is a popular choice for its melt-in-your-mouth quality. The restaurant has a chill vibe and soothing environment, with a knowledgeable and friendly front-of-house staff. It offers a variety of interesting dishes and drinks, with on-street parking available. While it can get busy, it is generally wheelchair accessible and can accommodate reasonably behaved kids. Overall, Leaf provides a great dining experience at reasonable prices.”

4.3 Superb133 Reviews
Maine Shack 2010 16th St, Boulder Seafood • $$

“Maine Shack is a restaurant serving fresh seafood, reminiscent of Maine itself. Their dishes, such as the brown butter lobster roll, lobster Mac and cheese, and fried platter, are delicious. The restaurant offers a variety of options, including lobster rolls, which are priced around $30. While some customers may find the prices a bit steep, the restaurant makes up for it with excellent service and compostable materials for carry-out orders. With its unique offerings and commitment to sustainability, Maine Shack is a great addition to Boulder's Pearl Street.”

4.3 Superb104 Reviews

“Fringe - A Well-Tapped Eatery offers a great selection of beers, flavorful food, and excellent service, providing a special dining experience. The restaurant's menu features delectable options like the Sweet Heat pizza, incredible funghi pizza, and delicious crab cakes, all served by a pleasant and attentive staff. Reviewers praise the restaurant for its simple yet exceptional Italian cuisine, making it a standout among its peers.”

4.3 Superb79 Reviews
Bellota - Boulder 4580 Broadway D1, Boulder Mexican • $$

“Bellota, a new Mexican restaurant in Boulder, has quickly become a local favorite. Serving fresh, creative flavors, the menu offers a wide variety of tasty options, from the delicious costra taco to the flavorful chicken enchiladas with mole verde sauce. With a clean atmosphere and friendly staff, Bellota provides an outstanding dining experience.”

4.3 Superb79 Reviews
Dagabi Cucina 3970 Broadway Unit 101, Boulder Tapas Bar • $$

“Dagabi Cucina in North Boulder is an incredible find with amazing food and top-notch service. The atmosphere makes you feel at home, and the staff is above average. Try their tapas, pasta, and pizza with good wine. Enjoy a great deal on Tuesdays for cheap tapas. Easy parking even on a Saturday evening. Will definitely be back soon.”

4.3 Superb60 Reviews
Ado's Kitchen 1143 13th St, Boulder Italian • $$

“Ado's Kitchen, a hidden gem in Boulder, offers an exciting and amazing menu that has impressed many diners. The restaurant may be one of the best in the area, with flavors that have left a lasting impression on customers. The owner's genuine and solid presence behind the bar adds to the overall experience. The menu features delectable dishes like the Marsala and the Val'Dostana, both of which have received high praise from customers. The Val'Dostana, in particular, is described as exceptional. One customer was disappointed that they had only recently discovered this gem, having been open for 8 years. Another customer had a wonderful experience with the restaurant's breakfast offerings. The clean and inviting ambiance, coupled with the attentive and friendly service, set the stage for a delightful meal. The customer's order of the Benedict Salmon Florentine with polenta cakes and the chicken fried chicken with scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes, and brown gravy were both deemed exceptional, with the mashed potatoes being among the best the customer had ever tasted. Overall, Ado's Kitchen is a must-visit destination for those seeking a truly remarkable dining experience in Boulder.”

4.3 Superb41 Reviews
Dish Gourmet 1918 Pearl St, Boulder Deli • $$

“Dish Gourmet offers reasonably priced catering with accommodating service. Customers appreciate the quality meats and friendly staff at this cute, clean restaurant with old Boulder vibes. Some, however, have experienced delays in receiving their orders. The GF bread tends to fall apart easily, but the side salads are a hit.”

4.3 Superb38 Reviews
The Boulder Cork 3295 30th St, Boulder American • $$$

“Consistently great service and food at The Boulder Cork. Dishes like scallops, trout, steak, salmon, macaroni and cheese, and filet mignon were excellent. The sake salmon and prime rib were highlights. The cinnamon roll was surprisingly delicious. Despite some noise, the attentive service and quality of meals made for a wonderful dining experience. Good value for a memorable meal.”

4.2 Good320 Reviews
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Oak

Oak 1400 Pearl St, Boulder New American • $$$

“Oak offers delicious food with generous portions. The kale salad, chicken liver pate, and meatballs are highly recommended. The focaccia-like bread is a must-try. The Roast Pork for 4 is amazing and can easily feed 8. The cocktails are unique, and the service is attentive and knowledgeable. A phenomenal dining experience in Boulder.”

4 Good278 Reviews

“The Kitchen American Bistro is a popular dining destination in Boulder, Colorado, known for its upscale atmosphere and diverse menu offerings. The restaurant's ambiance is described as "fancy and high class," with an opulent decor that sets the stage for the culinary experience. Diners have praised the restaurant's food, with highlights including the melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi, the flavorful scallops, and the shared carrot appetizer with a creamy pistachio dip. However, some have noted that the seasoning and cohesiveness of certain dishes, such as the fried cauliflower, could be improved. The service at The Kitchen American Bistro is a mixed bag, with some reviewers reporting attentive and accommodating staff, while others have experienced sporadic attention, particularly for smaller parties. The restaurant's menu organization and portion sizes have also been noted as areas that could use refinement. Despite these minor criticisms, The Kitchen American Bistro remains a popular choice among locals and visitors alike, with many describing it as a "must-stop" destination and a "great dining experience." The restaurant's willingness to accommodate special requests, such as rearranging reservations, has also earned it high praise from loyal customers. Overall, The Kitchen American Bistro offers a sophisticated dining atmosphere and a menu that showcases a range of American bistro-style dishes, making it a go-to spot for those seeking a memorable culinary adventure in Boulder.”

4.2 Good245 Reviews

“Rae's & Kay's Authentic Puerto Rican and Soul Food offers amazing home and handmade dishes like Puerto Rican Pastelillos and Alcapurrias. The fried chicken is a standout, as well as the rellenos de papas and rice with beans. The service is friendly and the staff is very accommodating to dietary restrictions. A top choice for delicious food and great service, perfect for catering events or a Friday dinner spot.”

4.4 Superb16 Reviews
Brasserie Boulder 1235 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder French • $$

“Brasserie Boulder, located in the same building as Cafe Aion, offers a variety of dining options with a French and Spanish influenced menu. The restaurant has received positive feedback for its service, with customers praising the staff for being friendly, kind, and accommodating, even when incidents occur such as breaking a glass egg timer or substituting menu items due to shortages. Customers have enjoyed dishes such as French onion soup, coq au vin, crème brûlée, truffle fries, salmon, and chicken. While some dishes received mixed reviews, such as the French onion soup being too salty for some, the chicken in the coq au vin was praised for being tender and flavorful. The dessert options were described as "not bad, not great," but the service and other dishes made up for it. The restaurant is suitable for both lunch and dinner, with a cozy and relaxing atmosphere during the day and well-packaged and delicious food for delivery. Overall, Brasserie Boulder is a recommended dining option for those who appreciate French and Spanish cuisine.”

4.7 Superb6 Reviews
Walnut Cafe 3073 Walnut St, Boulder Breakfast • $$

“The Walnut Cafe offers a delightful dining experience with an extensive menu that features Mexican and classic American breakfast options. Guests can enjoy their meals in a cozy indoor or outdoor seating area. The complimentary cinnamon rolls and coffee bread are a pleasant surprise. Standout menu items include the quesadillas and Marco's omelette, which taste like home-cooked meals. The cafe has a diner-style atmosphere with a spicy Mexican twist and offers accessible parking and entrance. The staff is friendly, and the cafe opens early on weekends, serving coffee before 8 am.”

4.2 Good139 Reviews
Steakhouse No. 316 1922 13th St, Boulder Steak House • $$$$

“Steakhouse No. 316 is a renowned restaurant that caters to diverse tastes. While it specializes in steaks, it also offers a vegan option, which is well-prepared and satisfying. The service is consistently excellent, with friendly and attentive staff. The menu features a range of dishes, including Oysters Rockefeller and Filet. The restaurant is accommodating and willing to adapt to dietary needs, such as gluten-free requirements. Overall, Steakhouse No. 316 is a top-notch dining experience, perfect for special occasions like birthdays.”

4.2 Good109 Reviews