Fort Collins Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Fort Collins

April 14, 2018 Venice Greaves

Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Situated on the Cache La Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range, Fort Collins is located 65 miles (105 km) north of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. With a 2016 estimated population of 161,000, it is the fourth most populous city in Colorado after Denver, Colorado Springs, and Aurora. Fort Collins is a midsize college city, home to Colorado State University.
Things to do in Fort Collins

1. Lucile's Restaurant

400 S Meldrum St, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2630 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 970-224-5464
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 679 reviews

Lucile's Restaurant

Reviewed By COBowden - Colorado

Tiny house, big flavor. We went on a Sunday morning expecting a wait and we did. They sure do pack you in there, but its worth it! The food was amazing and so much of it! be prepared to eat a-lot. our server was so nice and friendly.

2. Social

1 Old Town Sq # 7, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2464 Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Drinks +1 970-449-5606
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Social

Reviewed By BaldEagle74 - Denver

Where to start? Love that the crowd is controlled outside...but might not be fun on a winter's night! Entering via the basement door adds to the prohibition ambiance. Only waited a few mins and was quickly seated. Damien, excelled as our wait person. His full...MoreThank you so much!

3. The Silver Grill Cafe

218 Walnut St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2437 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Diner, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 3 - SGD 14 +1 970-484-4656
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

The Silver Grill Cafe

Comfort, conversation, and stories abound from the oldest restaurant in Northern Colorado. Silver Grill Cafe has that and more. From mouthwatering Cinnamon Rolls to savory Chicken Fried steak dinner, We have what your craving desires!

Reviewed By Lynn K - Fort Collins, Colorado

Our timing must always be good because we've never had to wait. Great menu, friendly staff and one must definitely take home some cinnamon rolls and containers of frosting!Thanks so much for the wonderful review! You lucky ducks, never a wait! Perfect! It does happen some times! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

4. Mountain Cafe

226 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521-2711 Reservations, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch SGD 9 - SGD 13 +1 970-493-9576
Excellent
80%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 212 reviews

Mountain Cafe

A family owned and operated establishment that has been around for over 25 years, yet has maintained it's authentic, cozy, and homely feel. It's a small, diner-like cafe with an old fashioned style to it. The food is prepared and cooked by the owner, Moe Kamandy. Although hidden, there's a patio away from all the street noise where Moe plants his colorful flowers, making for a great place to relax and enjoy breakfast and a cup of coffee on a summer morning.

Reviewed By Sharon L

On Thursdays the Restaurant has great specials. I had the Rice, Chicken Stew, Creamed Spinach, Salad and Garlic Bread special. It was TERRIFIC! My husband had a traditional Omelet with hash browns and a pancake. The staff was very friendly and checked on us multiple times. The owner also checked in several times to make sure our food and service was excellent. Take a chance to try something off College Avenue and a little walk down Mountain Avenue. It will be well worth your time.

5. Maza Kabob

2427 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525-1700 Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 18 +1 970-484-6292
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 399 reviews

Maza Kabob

Family owned Authentic Afghan restaurant offering uniquely spiced kabobs and many other Afghan specialties. Great vegetarian and gluten free options.

Reviewed By DrEOColorado_USA - Colorado-USA

I tried Maza Kabob on the recommendation of a friend and was pleasantly surprised. The first thing that you notice is how spotlessly clean the entire restaurant is! The food was very good and reasonably priced too. While I didn't meet the owners, it was clear that they take great pride in their restaurant and their food!

6. The Melting Pot

334 E Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2904 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +1 970-207-0100
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

The Melting Pot

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a romantic anniversary, a long overdue family night, or celebrating with a group of friends; The Fort Collins Melting Pot Restaurant is perfect for any occasion. Tailor your visit with a four-course dining experience including cheese fondue, salad, entree and chocolate fondue dessert.

Reviewed By Diana J - Fort Collins, Colorado

Soooooo good! So many options and our server..Sarah H. guided us through them so we ..my husband and I made the right decisions! We chose The Big Night Out so we didn't have to make too many choices..preselected menu that worked well for our first time visit. We had specialty cocktails..a classic margarita and strawberry seduction cocktail and wine that was fabulous! We had never fondued before so what a treat watching Sarah prepare the fondue pot with the cheese and ingredients prior to our dipping yummy vegies, fruit, bread, pickles and meats into it....then a bacon and bleu spinach salad was brought out..followed by our 3rd course, the entree of meats..finally our chocolate dessert, flaming turtle..see photo...chocolates, fruits, marshmallows, cheesecake, 2 mini creampuffs, cookies, Whew! Yum! Thank you Mgr Alex..you ROCK! and server Sarah H...you also ROCK..a real credit to your profession guys..Merry Christmas..see you in a couple/three months!!

7. Snooze an A.M Eatery

144 W Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2823 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 20 +1 970-482-9253
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 558 reviews

Snooze an A.M Eatery

Snooze began its breakfast endeavor in Denver CO. Snooze re-energizes the way you think, feel, and ultimately eat breakfast. Established in 2006l, Snooze invites you to a breakfast experience. Picture breakfast and lunch crafted from scratch recipes focusing on the highest level ingredients; a setting filled with energy and pouring over in creativity; service radiating fun and knowledge throughout. Our goal is to bring you the best breakfast and lunch experience around. This is the original location and therefore Snoozeland official page! We have locations in Denver, Ft Collins, Boulder, San Diego and Arizona. This page was created to share Snooze culture and lifestyle with all of our Snooze fans. It was made to provide a two way street of communication and share everything Snooze with you. Snooze loves to hear from you and we can't wait to interact but we do not tolerate slander, foul language, inappropriate topics or personal attacks as well as sales pitches, ads and conversations outside of the realm of Snooze We'll most likely ask politely first, but we reserve the right to delete comments to preserve the joy of Peace, Love and Pancakes!

Reviewed By PatrickAndMax

Seriously delicious. Fresh pastrami corn beef hash with 2 eggs over medium and corn tortillas. A glass of orange led the most magnificent breakfast I a really long time. Add to that a wonderful wait staff and I just found my new favorite bfast joint. Too bad we live in Fort Lauderdale!!!

8. Rodizio Grill

200 Jefferson St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2413 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 25 - SGD 46 +1 970-482-3103
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 259 reviews

Rodizio Grill

Rodizio Grill offers over a dozen rotisserie grilled meats, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside by Rodizio Gauchos. Enjoy unlimited hot Brazilian sides and unlimited trips to our gourmet salad bar, including over 30 hot and cold items. We offer delicious Brazilian drinks, a full wine & spirits selection, and fabulous desserts too!

Reviewed By Joe K - Longmont, Colorado

We have been here three months ago and were disappointed. We thought we give the place another try.
Meats were good (I love the bacon wrapped dates and the top sirloin). Waiters had been attentive and George did a great job as our waiter.
The appetizer and salad bar has a few very good things, such as a their chimicurri, but I did not fancy the Caesar salad as the dressing was too much on the citrus side.
The sides, specifically the queso bread balls are outstanding.
Thanks for having us again

9. Jax Fish House and Oyster bar

123 N College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524-4427 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Pub, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner, Lunch SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 970-682-2275
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 269 reviews

Jax Fish House and Oyster bar

Named "Best Restaurant in 2011", Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar has taken Fort Collins by storm. Serving up the freshest, most sustainable seafood alongside the highest quality, farm-fresh local produce, Jax has quickly become an Old Town favorite. Jax happy hour never disappoints, with the ever-lively Oyster Bar and a selection of locally brewed craft beers & handcrafted cocktails. With so much fresh fish, they ought to change the city's name to "Port" Collins!

Reviewed By Kristin B - Lander, Wyoming

Everything about this restaurant is fantastic. It is so good and so popular that you really need a reservation, even for the 4:00 opening. Very fresh seafood with a happy hour selection of smaller plates. I particularly like eating a number of different types of seafood (several oysters, fresh crab, peel and eat shrimp, etc.) at lower prices for smaller quantities since I leave in a rural area and only get good fresh seafood when I travel to a larger town. This menu lets me sample a number of wonderful things. The main dishes are great, too, including fabulous halibut, beautifully cooked and presented. Even the hamburger is good. The waitstaff is the best in Fort Collins and makes the entire experience wonderful. Just little things: my husband didn't want the full arrangement of vegetables so the waiter had the chef make just carrots since he heard us talking that carrots are good. Wonderful meal.

10. Restaurant 415

415 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO 80524-2908 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 970-407-0415
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 420 reviews

Restaurant 415

Reviewed By Rob M - Wellington, Colorado

Ordered several different dishes on a Saturday evening. Doors opened at 5pm. Not too busy, but as the hour passed it defiantly picked up. Total price was about $100. Great service and great quality of food. Attached are a few photos.

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