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    I was talking about lunch with a coworker about places we like to eat at, and places that are worth riding out to, or places to stop while on a ride and had the idea to simply post here and ask everyone where they like to eat. I'm just trying to see what places are around, and what places are out of the way but worth riding out to. What's good there, the price, the general location and if it's rider/bike friendly. Consider it the Riders' Zagat Guide to Fine and Cheap Dining.

    Hopefully, we can get this stickied so next time you're hungry, or a group of us want to meet & eat, we'll know where to go and what to get.

    I'll start with 3 local places I like and which you don't have to ride out of town to get to (you could even take your car if you wanted ):

    1. Serioz (http://www.seriozpizza.com/)
    Location: Denver
    Style: American/Pizza/Pasta & Full Bar
    Average Price: $12-18 per person

    I first went there a few years ago, when my friend's wife was the manager. She's moved on, but Serioz still has some of the best pizza in town, with a trendy-but-not-annoyingly-so atmosphere. Everything I've had there (pizza, pasta, calzones) has been fantastic.

    2. Sam's No. 3 (http://www.samsno3.com/)
    Location: (2) Aurora and Denver
    Style: American/Greek/Mexican Diner & Full Bar
    Average Price: $10-15 per person

    The downloadable menu is something like 7 pages long; so if you can't find something you want to eat, the problem is with you, not Sam's. They serve everything from breakfast (all day long) to dinner, with their omelettes and French Toast being some of the best around, as is their chili. Good portions at reasonable prices and the atmosphere is typical diner, so don't sweat dressing up.

    3. The Rock Restaurant & Bar (http://tinyurl.com/2dm62a )
    Location: Aurora
    Style: American/Mexican & Full Bar
    Average Price: $12-18 per person

    The Rock serves burgers, sandwiches, Mexican food, and has a separate full bar and patio. The restaurant and bar have TVs throughout, so though I wouldn't call it a "Sports Bar", you can still watch your favorite game while dining. They have a 4lb burrito that I've never finished, pretty good burgers and chili, and huge salads (if you're into that).

    That's my 3 for now, if you think this is a good idea, just post your favorites and we'll keep adding to this.
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    Re: Best Places to Ride to Eat?

    Leadville via HW24 from Minturn. - Wild Bill's Hamburgers and Ice cream.

    The service is dodgy at times, especially if they are extra busy. The burgers, rings, and everything else I've ever had though, has always been damn good.
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    Re: Best Places to Ride to Eat?

    103 Up and over Mt. Evans... heading into Idaho Springs, stop by Tommyknocker Brewery. Good food, good beer, if you can find a place to park... it's a great place to stop before heading back to Denver.


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    Re: Best Places to Ride to Eat?

    Sundance Cafe on the P2P in Nederland (south of town). Typical cafe fare, burgers, sandwiches, etc that are pretty good and not pricey. Sit on the deck outside and enjoy the beautiful views, and the ride before and after is great.

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    Re: Best Places to Ride to Eat?

    Not sure if this map will show, but here's one of the trips I like to take up to Walden and North Park...http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=2

    I like both the RiverRock Cafe and the Moose Cafe. The Moose has some fair pricing and some really good sandwiches. Also, the outdoor seating is a nice switch from indoor and kinda like having a picnic, cuz they've got picnic tables. The RiverRock is a little more pricey and the ambience is different. They've got this huge antler shandelier in one part of the restaurant, as well as a huge river rock fireplace. Food is pretty tastey and this place was rated by Bill Clarke from Channel 7...http://www.thedenverchannel.com/trav...67/detail.html
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    Re: Best Places to Ride to Eat?

    There are a bunch of places in the region that we like to stop at on rides. One place that some of you are probably already familiar with is the visitors center on top of Trail Ridge Road. Very simple snack type food (although the pulled pork sandwiches are very good).

    Its the view from the snack shop tables that are along the window that makes it a good place to stop and rest. The restaurant area has been completely remodeled for 2008 and will look great inside.

    View from the windows of the snack bar...........

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    Re: Best Places to Ride to Eat?

    +1 for the Moose Creek Cafe in Walden, always stop there for a bite to eat when heading up Poudre and on then down around to RMNP.

    a bit of a ride but The Sportsmans Texaco in Lake City on the Silver Thread scenic byway is a great place to take a rest if you're riding in that region - http://www.sportsmanstexaco.com/

    I'm also a fan of The Brown Burro in Fairplay for a late breakfast.

    and oooh yah, theres a little BBQ spot in Frisco called Q4U on the east side of hwy 9 that I stopped at for the first time this past fall.. great food.

    anyone know any good eats in Kremmling?
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    Cathy, what was that place we went to in Aspen? Nice food, good looking staff ... ?
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    Re: Best Places to Ride to Eat?

    I don't know of any places in Kremmling. I always seem to be skirting through there after eating somewhere else.

    Grand Lake is also a fav stop. Poncho and Lefty's is a nice Mexican restaurant at the end of the Boardwalk. Then there's another place I like to eat along the boardwalk, but don't know the name. It's got outdoor seating...or at least that's where I eat when I go there. It's on the south side of the street/boardwalk half-way into town. Then, there's the Bear's Den, which I've never been to, but have seen motorcycles parked outside during the summer. It's as you are entering town.

    I also really like the Grand Lake Lodge restaurant, but the lodge was closed last summer, so I don't know if it will be open this season, or not. They've got a kick-ass melted cheese French Onion soup. Sure to stick to your ribs for that all-day riding if you're into it.
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    Re: Best Places to Ride to Eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by fook View Post
    anyone know any good eats in Kremmling?
    yeah... ride into Silverthorne and go to the Red Mountain Grill!

    all kidding aside, I've only stopped for gas and a bathroom in Kremmling. Last summer we stopped at the gas station/grocery store at the West end of town and the fried chicken smell in the air was intoxicating... didn't have any cause we were heading into Breck for dinner, but man it smelled good. May have to give it a try this summer.


    Just remembered, check out Mango's in Redcliff. I know many CSC'rs have been there, so I think it's worth a mention.
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    Re: Best Places to Ride to Eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason ON View Post
    Cathy, what was that place we went to in Aspen? Nice food, good looking staff ... ?
    Damn if I remember. There are so many places to eat in downtown Aspen...enough to make the head spin Guess we'll just have to go there again this summer.
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    Re: Best Places to Ride to Eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by salsashark View Post
    yeah... ride into Silverthorne and go to the Red Mountain Grill!

    all kidding aside, I've only stopped for gas and a bathroom in Kremmling. Last summer we stopped at the gas station/grocery store at the West end of town and the fried chicken smell in the air was intoxicating... didn't have any cause we were heading into Breck for dinner, but man it smelled good. May have to give it a try this summer.
    heh, yeah. just been once or twice we've ended up hungry in Kremmling and wondered if anyone else had found something worthwhile there.. will look for the gas station on the west side.
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    I will sticky this, but am moving it to the Canyon Carvers forum since it's more or less about riding.

    I'm hoping one of the other SoWeCo peeps can remember the name of that mexican joint we stopped at in Durango for dinner.
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    Re: Best Places to Ride to Eat?

    Quote Originally Posted by fook View Post
    heh, yeah. just been once or twice we've ended up hungry in Kremmling and wondered if anyone else had found something worthwhile there.. will look for the gas station on the west side.
    trust me, you can't miss it... West end of town, South side of US 40.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rforsythe View Post
    I will sticky this, but am moving it to the Canyon Carvers forum since it's more or less about riding.

    I'm hoping one of the other SoWeCo peeps can remember the name of that mexican joint we stopped at in Durango for dinner.
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    The Toad Tavern on the way over to the Platte River Grill. All in Littleton. Can't beat convenience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rforsythe View Post
    I'm hoping one of the other SoWeCo peeps can remember the name of that mexican joint we stopped at in Durango for dinner.
    It was one of these 3 places (sorry can't remember exact name)...
    • Francisco's Restaurante Y Cantina 619 Main Ave, Durango 970-247-4098
    • Nini's Taqueria 552 Main Ave, Durango 970-259-4221
    • Tequila's Mexican Restaurant 948 Main Ave, Durango 970-259-7655
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    That's bad that you don't remember where you ate..... yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason ON View Post
    I thought it was about eating ...
    Well, it's about eating during your ride. Besides, it will actually stand out in CC, in General it will just disappear into the ether, plus I don't want more stickies in there.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnairlover View Post
    It was one of these 3 places (sorry can't remember exact name)...
    • Francisco's Restaurante Y Cantina 619 Main Ave, Durango 970-247-4098
    • Nini's Taqueria 552 Main Ave, Durango 970-259-4221
    • Tequila's Mexican Restaurant 948 Main Ave, Durango 970-259-7655
    That trip is still on my mind...like it was yesterday...
    Me too! I think it was the first one. Can't wait to go back and find out.

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    That's bad that you don't remember where you ate..... yesterday.
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    Ain't the written word just freakin amazin? D'oh...

    Yeah, but I do remember direction, sites, smells, people's faces, laughter, the excitement...oh and this..."Does anyone wanna ride motorcycles?" Freakin mantra man!

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    +1 Zokas in Pine
    Also, Bucksnort north of Pine, but you gotta ride a little dirt to get there.
    (Unless it's been paved in the last few years.)

    Dinky Dairy on 285 in Fairplay (looks like a glorified tuff-shed) is a great stop for a chocolate malt and a dog.

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    I'f your doing the front range... The Red Dolly in Central City is great, and a great deal too. My personal favorite: The Katmandu Restaurant in Nederland.
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