Lunch is an important meal and Coloradans sure have many restaurants to enjoy incredible food at the noon hour. Everything from sandwiches, salads, and soups, to pizza and burgers dominate the menus at Colorado’s best lunchtime eateries. Find your new favorite lunch time hang out at these 10 best lunch spots in Colorado.
Enjoy some great homemade food for lunch from The Alpine Restaurant and Bar. This lunch spot is the perfect place to stop between Denver and Summit County while driving on the scenic I-70. The Alpine has a relaxing patio and even live music on the weekends.
For a unique lunch option, head to Denver Biscuit Company for sandwiches made from flaky, homemade biscuits. The biscuits at this lunch spot are perfectly buttery and all made from scratch. There are a number of biscuit concoctions on the menu. The Franklin, a chicken biscuit sandwich, is a fan favorite.
If you have a hankering for a meaty burger for lunch, Crave Real Burgers has got you covered. Fresh ground chuck is used as the base for Crave’s burgers but there are a variety of topping options from poblano peppers to a fried egg. Crave is a true Colorado business since the beef comes straight from Colorado ranchers.
Over Easy uses local and organic ingredients to create a delectable breakfast and lunch menu. From eggs benedict dishes to stacked sandwiches, Over Easy is sure to fill you up. Don't miss Over Easy’s build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
All ages are welcome at Dillon Dam Brewery. Fresh ingredients are always used in Dillon Dam’s menu items, which is sure to please everyone by featuring over 70 choices. This lunch spot has great food and is an ideal place to enjoy Colorado craft beer.
There are two Steuben’s in the Denver area, making it an easy and convenient option for lunch. Steuben’s serves up American cuisine from burgers to mac ‘n cheese. No matter if you choose to dine in or take out, this lunch spot is sure to become a new favorite.
Lucile’s has gained a reputation in Colorado due to its excellent breakfast and lunch menu and its multiple locations in the state. Lucile's specializes in Creole cuisine from buttery biscuits to gumbo to beignets. Zydeco or jazz music plays in the background while Mardi Gras beads and other Louisiana flare decorate the interior. This lunch spot closes at 2 p.m. everyday. Make sure to get there early to avoid a wait because Lucile's is definitely a popular spot to eat.
For 40 years, the Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe has pleased visitors with made-from-scratch food and freshly-baked goods. Butterhorn offers sit-down options or counter service for those wanting lunch in a hurry. Expect classic lunch staples like soups, sandwiches, salads and wraps.
Marigold Cafe & Bakery is a French-inspired bistro that offers great lunch options along with a nice wine list and in-house bakery. The daily specials offer something unique but the lunch favorites range from fresh pizzas to sandwiches, soups and salads.
The sandwich lover will enjoy the menu at Olive & Finch, which features numerous gourmet sandwich options. Try the Nanner’s, a prosciutto and fig sandwich, or the Jamal, a fish sandwich topped with capers and a citrus tartar sauce. One of the things that makes these sandwiches so great is the variety of bread options from focaccia to baguette. There are other menu options like salads, artisan coffee and freshly-squeezed juices.