Boulder's Pearl Street Serves Up a Side of Local Yumminess

One of the most frequented and beloved spots in Boulder, Pearl Street is the city's center for arts, entertainment, shopping, and dining. That being said, it's not surprising that some of Boulder's finest, most local, and most notable restaurants make their home on Pearl Street and we're proud to bring you our list of the very best.

Whether you're in the mood for classic Americana style grub, Italian, a taste of the Mediterranean, or prefer something south of the border washed down with the best margarita in town, Pearl Street's got it in abundance.

Topping our list, Black Cat of Boulder brings you farm-to-table options in an atmosphere that is both elegant and earthy, with a focus on sustainability that is sure to impress even the most die-hard environmentalist. For seafood lovers, Wild Standard offers fresh, flavorful and sustainably sourced options with a twist: cart and tray service around their nautically inspired dining room. Prefer your delights from the ocean to be mostly raw? Boulder's favorite sushi restaurants, Japango, offers elegance and tasty morsels in the heart of Pearl Street. For those looking for a more exotic experience, Sherpas, healthy Nepalese dishes won't break your bank and will startle you with their light, fresh, and delicious flavors.

No matter what your tastes, Pearl Street can accommodate, so sit back and relax as we take you on a dining tour of Boulder's most famous and most unique street.



This moderately priced restaurant is a popular spot amongst locals and tourists alike because of its elegant yet relaxed environment and high-quality food. Known for being gluten-free friendly, not only is the kitchen willing to accommodate your...  Read More



This spacious, high-energy seafood restaurant features an extensive menu that includes an East Coast-style raw oyster bar and fresh fish flown in daily. Dine on Grilled Swordfish, Seared Albacore Tuna, Mississippi catfish, and Prince Edward...  Read More



Providing delicious and unique brunch concoctions for over 34 years, Creole cuisine and old-fashioned Southern breakfasts top the menu at this popular restaurant. Start with a beignet pastry and a steaming cup of coffee. Enjoy eggs Benedict or...  Read More



Boasting a seasonally inspired menu means guest will consistently be treated to new and innovative dishes when they return to Oak again and again. With its focus on locally grown vegetables and locally sourced meats, dishes are fresh and, with...  Read More

Pizzeria Locale


Located on enchanting Pearl Street, this pizzeria mixes traditional Italian elegance and charm with some American edge and swagger. Among their mouthwatering concoctions you'll find the Vesuvius, a lite tomato, basil, and mozzarella salad that...  Read More



This cozy little hobbit-hole of an eatery looks like the nook where Frodo Baggins and Gandalf go to share their morning tea. Colorful paintings cover the wall from floor to ceiling setting a hippie-like Sistine Chapel vibe. The bar and booths...  Read More



Responsibily-sourced, farm-to-table, seafood options await as guests dive into a food adventure at Wild Standard. From the nautical-themed dining room, to the carts and trays whirling about with fresh fish overflowing, you'll feel as if you're...  Read More

Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place
Photo courtesy of SHINE Restaurant and Gathering Space


Locally owned and operated by three spunky and innovative sisters, SHINE Restaurant and Gathering Space offers the perfect venue for building community, mingling, getting down to some local music, or just relaxing with a much needed cocktail at...  Read More



Enjoy fine sushi and Japanese cuisine in contemporary-styled Asian surroundings. Appetizers include black cod marinated in miso, green lip mussels, spicy calamari, and lobster pot stickers with a wasabi dressing. Entrees include beef, chicken...  Read More



Black Cat is the epitome of a Farm-to-Table restaurants, in fact that's what this Boulder favorite is known for. Pulling fresh, seasonal, ingredients from their 130 acre farm paradise situated just outside Boulder, Chef Eric Skokan and his wife,...  Read More


Meet Hope Gately

Hope Gately should have a bumper sticker proclaiming "Not a Native...But I Got Here as Fast as I Could!" A transplant from the Midwest, Hope has fallen in love with Colorado's mountains playing...  More About Hope