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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Another local favorite. Breakfast and lunch mostly. Beignets, hearty, spicy meals. In a yellow house with an outdoor patio for nice weather.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent spot for breakfast or brunch. Definitely worth the wait. Put your name down and then walk down the street to Mugs for a good coffee. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Fort Collins classic for great (strong) margaritas and tex/fresh Mexican eats!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“The Lyric is a unique, independent movie theater. Enjoy your movie with one of our local brews. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Sophisticated bar. Popular with locals. Always busy. It opened a little after my "going out on the town" years, but I know a lot of people that like it. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Monday is all day happy hour! We go just for appetizers and drinks and it’s amazing!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Relaxing atmosphere although it can get a little loud later into the night. Live jazz ensemble at 8 PM most evenings -located inside the historic Armstrong Hotel lower basement level.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is probably one of the most iconic restaurant/bar/music venues in Fort Collins. Feel your hippie vibe while you eat with large indoor murals and macramé, then jam away with live bluegrass, country, jazz, rock, acoustic guitarists/singers, or even opera. They have a ton of music and event happenings on either their indoor or outdoor stage and their menu offers vegetarian and gluten-free options!”
  • 18 locals recommend
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“AMAZING vegetarian food with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. People who are not used to vegetarian dining even like this place! Try the Kentucky fried-freedom and you will be amazed that you are not actually eating meat. Added benefit: no after-meal gut bomb feeling!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Fort Collins is known for our plentiful craft beer options. Choice City Butcher and Deli has an award-winning beer list that has been recognized as the one of the top in the world and the "Best Restaurants for Beer" in the entire state of Colorado by Ratebeer.com for 9 years in a row! Their 37 taps are constantly rotating with some of the rarest beer they can find. They are always hosting the best brewers in the world for their famous beer dinners.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Cafe de Bangkok is one of our favorite restos in town. They offered Thailand's food plus other Southeast Asians foods. It's super delicious! Open for lunch and dinner, come hungry and come earlier in case they are packed. The price is very reasonable as well.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“I love this spot because they have fresh, local ingredients with gluten-free, vegan/vegetarian options. The staff is great and there's something for everyone and it has a swanky vibe without breaking the bank.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is spectacular here, they offer a wide variety of dishes and tacos. The service is always up to par. Be sure to order a margarita here. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Locally owned eclectic coffee shop. Open 24 hours! Popular with young professionals and the best chai you will ever have!”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Delicious food and best outdoor seating for breakfast/brunch in Fort Collins.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“They have the best french style brunch I've ever had. Everything is made in house, and don't forget to get some macrons to-go!”
  • 12 locals recommend