Compiling this list was quite the challenge since Boulder offers so many eclectic dining options. What made a restaurant "list worthy," you might ask? We looked for local spots that serve quality cuisine, have killer happy hours, while also boasting a reputation for exceptional service with a track record of excellence in dining. Amongst our selections, you'll discover the absolute best happy hour and sangria in town at Pearl Street's The Mediterranean and some of the most affordable and fresh sushi Boulder has to offer at Japango. For those who desire upscale elegance, Black Cat offers farm-to-table delights and their commitment to sustainability will make you feel good about supporting this family owned and operated restaurant. If some of the best breakfast in town, coupled with a rich regional history, is what you crave, The Buff is sure to deliver.
Many of our recommendations are located within walking or biking distance of one another, so taking a tour on your visit would be a piece of cake.
For a restaurant off the beaten path that offers a stunning view of the city, Flagstaff House is highly recommended for its comprehensive wine list, inventive culinary offerings, as well as its stunning setting on Boulder's Flagstaff Mountain.
When you're in Boulder, eating is every bit a part of the culture as outdoor recreation, so enjoy as we dish out the best of Boulder's culinary powerhouses.