Our Favorites



 

Our Favorite Restaurants:

What's for dinner?


503 W 503 W Colorado Avenue | (719) 471-3370 • Locally minded, open kitchen concept and great fusion menu.

Adam’s Mountain Café 26 Manitou Avenue (719) 685-1430 • This is a Manitou Springs favorite. They have lots of vegetarian choices and their breakfasts are always fabulous...expect a line of the weekend.

Bingo Burger 132 N Tejon Street (719) 418-6223 • A hot spot for a decadent burger.

The Blue Star 1645 S Tejon Street (719) 632-1086 • A hip restaurant with a lively atmosphere and tasty food. The bar is always full of action and there are plenty of tables for dinner. If you want a more formal setting, the dining room is available. On Sundays, bottled wine is 1/2 price.

Boriello Brother’s Pizza 215 E Platte Avenue (719) 884-2020 | Some of the best pizza in town. The closest thing to authentic NYC pizza.

The Broadmoor 1 Lake Circle (719) 577-5828 • So many great restaurants at this hotel. The Golden Bee is an old English pub. The Tavern has a great garden room. The Summit is like dining at a big city eatery. The Penrose Room is a 5 Diamond restaurant and is great for very special occasions. The Bar is a local favorite in town. Just sitting outside in front of the fire overlooking the entire property is a real treat. 

Brother Luck Street Eats 1005 W Colorado Blvd (719) 434-2741 • Brother Luck loves his pork! - The menu is unique and fun.

Carlos Bistro 1025 S 21st Street (719) 471-2905 • The place for seafood and it is always packed with the movers and shakers.

The Cliff House 306 Canyon Avenue (719) 785-1000 • Manitou Springs. The Cliff House at Pikes Peak is a high-end boutique hotel located in Manitou Springs. The House Dining Room offers a fantastic menu in an absolutely beautiful setting.

Dog Tooth Café 505 E Columbia (719) 632-0125 • A favorite coffee bar in the heart of the Patty Jewett neighborhood. Tasty drinks, sandwiches and soups. Dogs are welcome too!

The Famous Steakhouse 31 N Tejon Street (719) 227-7333 • Always lively and the food is great. The piano bar always draws a crowd too!

Il Vincino 11 S Tejon Street (719) 475-9224 • Great wood oven pizzas and they brew their own beer.

Ivywild/Principal’s Office 1604 S Cascade Avenue (719) 368-6112 • Check out our locally owned Bristol Brewery or get a cocktail at the Principal’s Office.

Johnny’s Navajo Hogan 2817 N Nevada Avenue (719) 344-9593 • A beautifully renovated historic building. Great patio—Johnny’s is friendly and the broasted chicken is dynamite!

Jorge’s 2427 W Colorado Blvd (719) 634-9031 • Excellent Mexican food in the heart of Old Colorado City. Don’t even try to finish the Jorge’s burrito!

Josh and John's 111 E Pikes Peak Avenue (719) 632-0299 • Definitely a Colorado Springs Favorite. Martha's favorite ice cream is the Oatmeal cookie...the best!

Jun 3276 Centennial Blvd (719) 227-8690 • Fresh sushi and an excellent hibachi make it a Colorado Springs staple! 

Kings Chef 131 E Bijou Street (719) 635-5010 • Hefty portions and yummy green chile. Try the “Grump” or the “Thing.”

La’au’s Taco Bar 830 N Tejon Street (719) 578-5228 • Just east of Colorado College, you will find a simple menu with Asian-style tacos and salads.

La Unica 3317 W Colorado Avenue (719) 633-7499 • Watch the margaritas! Friday night their special is the Chili Rellenos.

Luigi’s 947 S Tejon Street (719) 632-0700 • This is a Colorado Springs Staple. Red and white checkered tables and great Southern Italian food. The pizza is the best and Martha's favorite is the tortellacci.

Mackenzie’s Chop House 128 S Tejon Street (719) 635-3636 • The outside patio is a Colorado Springs favorite for happy hours.

Marigolds Cafe 4605 Centennial Blvd (719) 599-4776 • A favorite spot in the Northwest for breakfast and lunch.

Motif 2432 Cucharras Street (719) 635-5635 • This one-time garage has been transformed into a hip jazz club with a fabulous food and drink menu. Open Friday and Saturday only.

NaRai Siam 120 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd (719) 434-1975 • Curries are terrific and so is the crab rangoon!

Nosh 121 N Tejon Street (719) 634-6674 • Specializes in tapas and small plates. The decor is hip & the FAC Modern is just next door.

Over Easy 28 “A” S Tejon Street/5262 N Nevada Avenue (719) 471-2311/(719) 598-2969 • Banana’s Foster pancakes? Stuffed French toast? Tuscan Benedict? A very yummy breakfast spot.

Paravicini’s 2802 W Colorado Avenue (719) 471-8200 • A fun place on West Colorado for really good Southern Italian favorites

The Peppertree 888 W Moreno Avenue (719) 471-4888 • The best pepper steak in town! 

Phantom Canyon 2 E Pikes Peak Avenue (719) 635-2800 • A Colorado Springs staple! This brew pub is located right downtown. The second level boasts plenty of pool tables and a great bar. 

Pizzeria Rustica 2527 W Colorado Avenue (719) 632-8121 • A fantastic patio makes for a lovely summer dining experience. This restaurant boasts a simple menu with outstanding pizzas and salads.

Poor Richard’s/Rico’s Wine Bar 424 1/2 Tejon Street (719) 632-7721 • Really casual and very kid friendly. The pizza is yummy and their signature salad is the best in town. There is a back room filled with toys for the kiddos. Rico’s is a quiet place with an interesting selection of teas and wines.

Sonterra Grill 28 S Tejon Street (719) 471-9222 • Upscale Mexican cuisine in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs. Best happy hour in town.

Shuga’s 702 S Cascade Avenue (719) 328-1412 • An absolute FAVORITE!. The best food in a very casual atmosphere. Try the shrimp soup.

Stir 2330 N Wahsatch Avenue (719) 418-6188 • A fantastic coffee selection and their pie is epic here in The Springs.

Swirl 717 Manitou Avenue #102 (719) 685-2294 • Manitou Springs. Love the beer and the mac & cheese!

Swiss Chalet 19263 W Highway 24 (719) 687-2001 • Worth the drive. A romantic and quiet atmosphere with excellent cuisine.

Tapateria 2607 W Colorado Avenue (719) 471-8272 • Banana’s Foster pancakes? Stuffed French toast? Tuscan Benedict? A very yummy breakfast spot.

Trinity Brewing 466 Garden of the Gods Blvd (719) 634-0029 • Love the beer and the mac & cheese!

Walter’s Bistro 146 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd (719) 630-0201 • Exceptional cuisine and a great spot for any special occasion!  

The Wild Goose Meeting House 407 N Tejon Street (719) 445-0170 • Everything from coffee to local craft beer selection. 

Wines of Colorado 8045 W Highway 24 (719) 684-0900 • Summer afternoons and evenings are well spent on their many decks overlooking the creek. Their buffalo burgers are the their specialty. Just as the base of the Pikes peak highway and always a happening place in the summer.

 

 

Our Favorite Salons:

Treat yourself!


Beauty Bar 26 N Tejon Street 473-8404 • Cocktails and a mani/pedi? FUN!

The Broadmoor Spa 1 Lake Avenue 634-7711 • If you want to find yourself in the lap of luxury, head to the Broadmoor!

Eden Salon 12 E Kiowa Street 520-3336 • Hannah is an amazing hair stylist!

Finishing Touch 1713 1/2 8th Street 630-1929 • This nail salon has been around for years. It is like being on the set of Steel Magnolias!

Massage Green 5262 N Nevada Avenue #110 428-0355 • Tranquil settng and well priced massages are the hallmarks of this new UVC shop.

The Spa and Salon at Garden of the Gods Club 3320 Mesa Road 520-4988 • The views at this salon and spa are fantastic, and Stella is wonderful!

Lotus Salon and Day Spa 182 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd 576-5175 • The staff is great and two of Martha’s best friends are the owners. You wil be very pampered.

 

 

Pet Favorites:

Spoil your fur baby!


Camp Bow Wow 4295 Northpark Drive 260-9247 • This kennel has day and night availability. Your dog(s) will be spoiled rotten by the time they get home. Exceptional reputation.

Cheyenne Mountain Hospital 1718 S 8th Street 475-1314 • Martha has been going here for years with her pets. She always gets a check up call the day after the appointment. The staff is great!

Lucky Dog 4403 Mark Dabling Blvd 599-9963 • This kennel has day and night availability. Your dog(s) will be spoiled rotten by the time they get home. Exceptional reputation.

Northwest Animal Hospital 4575 Chestnut Avenue 593-8582

Wag-n-Wash 1625 W Unitah Street 457-9274 1234 W Woodmen Road • They offer full service grooming or a do-it-yourself area. Treats, toys and food are available too.

 

Miscellaneous Favorites:

Looking for something fun to do?


 “The Bar” at the Broadmoor 1 Lake Circle 577-5828 • It’s hard to beat this spot for cocktails for the fire on the terrace that overlooks the Broadmoor Lake.

Bear Creek Park Southwest Colorado Springs, 80906 • Trails for hiking, horseback riding, running and cycling. Within the park is a nature center and a wonderful leash-free dog park.

Bemis Art School 818 Pelham Place 475-2444 • Art classes are offered year round for kiddos and adults. Go to csfineartcenter.org for class schedules.

Broadmoor Jewelry Company 1 Lake Avenue 577-5760 • Unique pieces you won’t find anywhere else!

Business of Art Center 513 and 515 Manitou Avenue 685-1861 • This is an artist co-op and studio where you have the opportunity to see local artists in action, as well as view and purchase interesting art work.

Garden of the Gods Club Lodge West Colorado Springs, 80904 • Enjoy breathtaking views while sipping cocktails on the patio. Contact Michelle or Martha if you’re interested in checking this spot out!

Iron Bird 402 S Nevada Avenue 424-7002 • A new spot getting lots of rave reviews for their beer!

Kimball’s Theatre 115 E Pikes Peak Avenue 447-1945 • Independent films and they serve wine!

Manitou Penny Arcade Downtown Manitou Springs • This is a great place for any kid at heart. This old time penny arcade is in the heart of Manitou Springs and has old time games for kids of any age.

The Mezzanine 18 S Nevada Avenue 428-6974 • Another great venue to see live music or enjoy some karaoke. Go to goldroomlive.com

Pioneer’s Museum 215 S Tejon Street 385-5990 • If you are new to town, a visit to this museum is a must. You will get a great overview of Colorado Springs and our history. Go to springsgov.com for more information.

Tejon Street Downtown Colorado Springs • Many restaurants, coffee houses and fun shops are along Tejon between Boulder Street and Colorado Avenue. Uncle Wilbur’s fountain is on the corner of Tejon and Bijou.

Waldo Canyon West Manitou Springs • Another great spot for hiking. Go to localhikes.com for a link to Colorado Springs hiking trails and their availability.

 

Shopping Favorites:

Support local business!


All About Home 13530 Northgate Estates Drive 559-1220 • If you are looking for some décor for your new home, check this place out! They also offer interior design services are a multi-time Parade of Homes winner.

The Art Bank 610 N Tejon Street 634-6073 • Oriental rugs, antique furniture and one of a kind decorator pieces are just some of the special think you will find here!

Colorado Co-op 315 N Tejon Street 389-0696 • Everything in this store is a unique find. Michelle’s favorite place to buy clothing.

Colorado Running Company 5262 N Nevada Avenue #140 635-3833 • Located in the new University Village Center. 

Johannes Hunter Jewelers 5182 N Nevada Avenue # 100 633-8982 • Everything from silver jewelry to fine diamonds can be found at this fabulous jewelry store. Now located in the new University Village Center.

Kirk and Hill 1710 Briargate Blvd 635 7038 • A great women’s boutique in downtown Colorado Springs.

Mountain Chalet 226 N Tejon Street 633-0732 • Outdoor adventurists will find whatever they need at this full service mountaineering shop.

The Olive Tap 909 Manitou Avenue #103 358-9329 • A fantastic shop in Manitou to find flavored olive oils and vinegars.

Poor Richard’s Bookstore/Toy Store 320 N Tejon Street 578-0012 • A great used bookstore in the heart of downtown. Just adjacent to the bookstore, you will find a spectacular toy store. The kiddos will love this place.

Rich Designs 1731 Mount Washington Avenue 475-1200 • Floral, décor, furniture and gift items. This is a stunning store.

Safron 724 Manitou Avenue 685-5153 • Unique gifts and clothing can be found at this Manitou favorite spot!

The Promenade Shops at Briargate 1885 Briargate Parkway 265-6264 • Everything from William Sonoma to JCrew. Many great restaurants too!

Ski Shop 1422 S Tejon Street 636-3355 • The entire staff is excellent and they will get you outfitted for the ski-snowboard season.

Sparrowhawk 120 N Tejon Street 471-3235 • A cook’s dream. They have every gadget you will ever need for the kitchen.

Terra Verde 208 N Tejon Street 444-8621 • Everything about this store is fantastic. The perfect store to find a gift for anyone, plus they gift wrap everything!

Vie Boutique 8 S Tejon Street 287-4011 • Fashion find, vintage décor and indie-made accessories. Very eclectic and fabulous.

William Kurtz Limited 10 E Pikes Peak Avenue 635 2126 • Men’s clothing for work and fun.

Zeezos 112 N Tejon Street 633-2571 • A costume for EVERY occasion. This is like no other costume shop!

 

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