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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Pizza Place
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“A trek from house but worth it. Original location in historic mining town Idaho Springs. Colorado style pizza. Has beers on tap from neighboring tommy knocker brewery. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Brewery
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“You've probably enjoyed their award winning beers in bars all over the US, but they whip up a great home-style meal too. Sit on the bar side for an up close glimpse of their actual brewing operations while you enjoy their signature Goldrush Pork Green Chili.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Newer to town is this contemporary brewery with solid beers and great atmosphere. The windows roll up for nice weather and it is a great spot to view the waterfall. There is also a full bar with craft cocktails, if beer is not your thing. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Aside from Texas BBQ, this is one of the best BBQ spots we've been too...a variety of sauces help add to your meat selection, and the spicy slaw is yum! They also have a great outdoor patio that overlooks Fall Creek so you can watch the rafters drift by in the summer. Worth it for BBQ fans!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“They have Breakfast & Lunch. The food is just like homemade but you don't need to cook. We LOVE this place and we always visit when we are in the area.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Great sandwiches, and cool hang out. Yoga Studio in the back! Its super Colorado vibe.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Locally sourced food fills the carefully curated menu. Everything is made from scratch, no cans or frozen foods here. The grilled brie appetizer is a can't-miss option.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local favorite spot that often has live music. The green chili here is pretty good.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The salsa has kick, the tequila is tasty and the arroz con pollo is my FAVORITE! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you want a good/local breakfast spot, this is it. The blueberry pancakes... Yummm!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Great cider, the selections change seasonally. The food is really good too. Check out the back patio!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Wildfire is owned by Mike Hillman, and he happens to be the Mayor of Idaho Springs. Great service, diner style. Indoor and outdoor seating. Great food! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends