The City of Idaho Springs is a Statutory City in the western United States, the most populous municipality in Clear Creek County, Colorado. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,717. Idaho Springs is located in Clear Creek Canyon, in the mountains upstream from Golden, some thirty miles (50 km) west of Denver. Local legend is that the name of the city derived from annual visits to the radium hot springs made by a Native American chief and his tribe who journeyed there each year from Idaho to bathe in the magic healing waters.
Things to do in Idaho Springs
4.5 based on 485 reviews
I was shocked that this place isn't in Trip Advisor yet. It truly is a diamond in the rough!
From the greens, to the bbq to the boiled peanuts...everything was well prepared and seasoned just like the food I was raised on. The brisket was tender, juicy and had a great smoky flavor. We love to try local bbq restaurants when we travel and this one ranks among our favorites. The restaurant was very crowded at lunch, but they moved people in and out quickly and we were served within fifteen minutes of our arrival - and had free boiled peanuts to snack on while we waited. We didn't try the prime rib that was on the menu, but the people at the next table were ranting over how good it was. It looked delicious and if we are ever in the area again we will make sure to give it a try.
4.5 based on 34 reviews
One sentence - this chocolate is delicious. I'm a chocolate snob and will confess to being hard to please with dark chocolate caramel. Not here. I had the dark chocolate sea salt chocolate. I wish I had ordered another.
My family ordered the dark chocolate mint and the milk chocolate peanut butter covered marshmallow. Everyone raved!
My girls have allergies. Both are celiac and one is also dairy free. The lady working there knew her stuff when I was asking questions. Felt safe ordering and no cross contamination issues.
Love this place. We will definitely come back.
5 based on 62 reviews
The Frothy Cup is an independent coffee roaster of premium, estate grown specialty coffee. We offer single origin and blended Fair Trade Organic and Rainforest Alliance coffee as well as home made fresh baked bakery goods, breakfast burritos and healthy smoothies. Located in the historic Zeller building built in 1885, the location at 1510 Miner Street in downtown Idaho Springs has been a coffee roasting business for over 25 years. In December 2014 Glenda and Randy Watson purchased the business and renamed it The Frothy Cup. We offer our guests a warm and comfortable, home-like environment where anyone can enjoy what we believe is the best coffee and espresso they have ever had, as well as baked goods and smoothies made with mostly organic and non-GMO ingredients.
We stopped at Idaho Springs for a coffee, and we found this charming place. Excellent coffee great atmosphere
4.5 based on 256 reviews
During a three day stay in Idaho Springs, I ate here twice for breakfast. Homemade bread, good coffee, and a nice atmosphere. Wait staff was super friendly, and the food was absolutely scrumptious. I had an omelette one day and the juevos rancheros another. Both were spot on. Stop here on your way up the mountains.
4.5 based on 26 reviews
Great Starbucks with all the good Starbucks Stuff. Parking right in front, picnic table with view of mountains and creek outside. Super easy to navigate on way to mountain adventure.
4.5 based on 949 reviews
My wife is gluten intolerant and we’ve tried every gluten free pizza out there and all were a disappointment until Now!!! Awesome gluten free pizza crust, and the lactose free mozzarella is decent too. Awesome GF lactose free pie!! We will now plan our trips...MoreWhat a great review! We love your Ivy League pizza credentials and we're so glad we were able to accommodate you and your wife with our delicious gluten-free pizza. Hope to see you both again soon!
4 based on 758 reviews
Satisfying evening meal of beer and burgers, served by Zeffania with grace and competence. We had to have special attention for seating (to deal with my wife's back pain), and staff was very accommodating. The food is excellent, and the beer is worth coming back for more.
4.5 based on 96 reviews
Named "Best Brewery Restaurant" by Westword in 2017. Westbound & Down Brewing Company is made of a dynamic team working to provide our community with exceptional service and distinct sophisticated beers. Brewing beer is an art. Each element leads the unique and layered taste of our beers. But that said, we really just want to make good beer and keep the process approachable. Here are a few things that we do to in hopes to make a beer you love. Our beers are non-filtered, relying on the natural process of fermentation to clarify and enhance the flavor. Carbonating stones are used to produce the bubbles, but this is carefully monitored to allow the beer to retain its intended character. Each craft brew will be served in a specifically chosen vessel to further enhance flavor and drinking experience.
Rain went away and sun broke through in Idaho Springs as we stopped to shop and eat. This prominent, convenient location was clean and easy to find. Food prices are a little high, but the quality was good. Flat bread pizza appetizer had mushrooms, a pleasant sauce, spinach in vinegarette, and toasty crust. Their house IPA is not overdone, but has a good hoppy piney flavor and 6.9% ABV. We enjoyed the salmon burgers, pastrami sandwiches, italian sausage sandwich, and green chili with pulled pork & cheddar cheese. Tje white bean eggplant appetizer is great. It's a busy place at lunch time and our main server was courteous & attentive. Another server- a big fella with glasses & beard- was rude and dumped one drink partly on the table when delivering, but did not say "sorry" or anything. His demeanor was unpleasant. We had a 3 yr old with us and she was given some crayons & paper to color on. Overall we had a fine time and will go again sometime.
4.5 based on 111 reviews
Da Rivuh Fish and BBQ Company is a family-owned, Southern-themed restaurant, sharing with customers a diverse and rich tradition of Louisiana Cajun, Creole, Memphis-style BBQ and other inspired favorites from our travels throughout the South. Da Rivuh provides guests a chance to experience the best of Southern cuisine and enjoy a down-home atmosphere with amazing flavor!
Our party of 4 had ribs, pork shoulder, a seafood platter, and alligator poboy. Everyone enjoyed their food, and we didn't wait long for it!Hi Amanda, Thanks so much for coming in for a visit. We're thrilled your party had such a great experience. You're welcome back anytime! Cheers, Doug and Whitney, owners
4.5 based on 99 reviews
Marions is a locally owned and operated family restaurant specializing in breakfast and lunch cuisine. A locals favorite for sure with a high reputation for friendly staff, amazing food and reasonable pricing!! Stop in today and find out why this stop has become an Idaho Springs tradition for so many valued customers over the past 36 years!! Hope to see you soon!
The Evans Benedict is a local take on the traditional benny, with two slices of nicely textured sourdough (Not Wonder Bread mush). The shaved ham was plentiful, but a bit too salty. The Hollandaise sauce was good, but not great. The eggs were poached perfectly.
The biscuits and gravy were also very good, but saltiness prevailed again. Hash browns are very good. Service was friendly and as fast at the rising crowd would allow.
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