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Colorado Roadfood Suggestions Needed

I’ve need to find places around Colorado that are best for::

Slices of pie
Breakfast joints
Fish tacos
Placed for offbeat regional specialty (e.g. Rocky Mountain oysters, burritos or fried artichokes)

I have some favorites but would love some input from you Hounds too in case I am missing something that would be great. No Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs or other significant cities. Smaller cities, town, roadside restaurants. Thanks.

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  1. Patio Pancake in Salida has an awesome mexican breakfast; I sub the veggie green chile...

    1. McClellan's Grill and Brewing Co. in Canon City, CO for oustanding lunch or dinner. Main St. Cafe in Grand Junction, CO for good lunch or dinner. Rockslide Brew Pub in Grand Junction, CO for good road food for lunch or dinner. Farrell's Restaurant in Gunniso, CO for good breakfast or lunch with outdoor dining.

      McClellan's Grill and Brewing Co. @ 413 Main Street, Canon City, CO 719 - 276 - 3400.
      Main St. Cafe @ 504 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 970 - 242 - 7225.
      Rockslide Brew Pub @ 401 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 970 - 245 - 2111.
      Farrell's Restaurant @ 310 North Main Street, Gunnison, CO 970 - 641 - 2655.

      1. Claire, try the Ryus Avenue bakery in La Veta. Too many mix and match sandwiches to mention, but their jalapeno cheese bread on Saturdays is killer. And the pies....

        1. Larkburger in Edwards. Yes, they have locations in your verboten areas, but don't hold that against them. Excellent upscale burgers and the truffle parmesan fries are to die for.

          Eagle Diner in Eagle would be a good breakfast choice, or any other meal for that matter. Solid diner fare with some upscale touches, good service.

          Eagle Diner
          0112 W Chambers Ave, Eagle, CO 81631

          105 Edwards Village Blvd, Edwards, CO 81632

          1. The best milkshake I've ever had is at the Yellowstone Drug Store in Shoshoni, Wyoming. That's "around" Colorado by some definitions.

            The best posole is in Basalt, Colorado at a place called El Horizonte.

            The best Mexican all-you-can-eat buffet is in Alamosa, Colorado. It's Calvillo's. Some say it's the best Mexican food in Colorado.

            1. http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurants/S...

              You just MUST go to Roadfood.com prior to traveling. Here's a link to Colorado/Colorado Springs area. The site is free if you're just scouting/looking for restaurants.

              It also posts pictures for the lead entrees as well as for the restaurant itself, which I like as the "vibe" atmoshpere for me is as important as the food.

              I wanted to try Red's while in CO. Springs (has many of your requirements), but they'd re-located and I didn't like the vibe from the new building.

              1. Mango's in Red Cliff for fish tacos in funky mountain town

                Casa Blanca in Leadvillle for Mexican

                Casa Blanca
                11651 W 64th Ave, Arvada, CO 80004

                1. The taco truck in Leadville, parked across from Safeway. Really good stuff and cheap.

                  1. Probably doesn't fit your criteria, but if it does, Empanada Express in Golden is incredible.

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                        1. re: cheesemonger

                          Not for a book but scouting for a magazine roundup.

                    1. Tins Star Cafe and Donuts, Evergreen Colorado!

                      BBQ and Apple Fritters, great road food :)

                      1. We travel all over Colorado and it's not for the food. I know you said no Denver but I have to point out that one of the best burgers I've ever eaten was at Jack N Grill this summer.

                        The only other food I can remember eating in all of Colorado is a steakhouse on 82 on the south side of Glenwood Springs. I think it was called Fireside something or other. It was next to a tractor supply store I think. They had really good prime rib. That was about 15 years ago and I don't think it's still there.

                        We don't go there for the food but maybe we just haven't found the right places to eat yet.

                        Glenwood Cafe
                        311 8th St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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                        1. re: texasredtop

                          2nd that emotion for the burgers at Jack N Grill. Love that place...

                        2. Oh, I forgot about this gem. If you're ever on Highway 40 between Granby and Kremmling and looking for something to eat, stop in at the Parshall Inn. The menu is what you'd expect for the only restaurant in a small town in the middle of nowhere. But the quality of preparation is incredible.


                          The Parshall Inn
                          146 1st Ave, Parshall, CO 80468