10 Restaurants In Colorado That Were Featured On Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

Here are 10 restaurants in Colorado that were featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.

Foolish Craig’s

1611 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

Foolish Craig's - Boulder, CO, United States. Front

Foolish Craig's - Boulder, CO, United States. Forgetaboutit

Excellent restaurant. Portions are big and the meal is delicious. Not bad prices either. Definitely a must if you’re in Boulder.

Tocabe American Indian Eatery

3536 W 44th Ave
Denver, CO 80211
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Tocabe American Indian Eatery - Denver, CO, United States. Indian chicken taco with all the fixins. Yum!

This place puts Chipotle to shame! Very similar concept, you walk in and you can order Indian taco or in a bowl. Indian taco is served on a delicious fry bread that reminds me of a funnel cake. Very light, fluffy, and airy. Two people can easily share ONE Indian taco.

Biju’s Little Curry Shop

1441 26th St
Denver, CO 80205

Biju's Little Curry Shop - Denver, CO, United States. Their outdoor patio

Biju's Little Curry Shop - Denver, CO, United States. Beef curry bowl + samosas.

Amazing, delicious and flavorful Indian food.  Authentic flavors and huge portions makes this my new favorite lunch spot.  If you don’t like (haven’t tried) Indian food, then give this a shot.  The dishes are made in front of you so you can pick and chose what goes in you plate.  I basically got everything offered and it’s all fantastic.

Cafe Brazil

4408 Lowell Blvd
Denver, CO 80211

Cafe Brazil - Denver, CO, United States

Cafe Brazil - Denver, CO, United States. The "something something Colombiana"

The drinks are amazing. The food is incredible and very filling. The service great, never ran out of my drink. I ordered their “traditional plate” and not only did it look and smell great, but the server even told me a really good way to eat it. “Move the oranges off to the side and then dump your bean stew onto your plate and mix it all around.” An amazing tip.

Maria Empanada

1298 S Broadway Ave
Denver, CO 80210

Maria Empanada - Denver, CO, United States. Won't be long now before the franchise happens!

Maria Empanada - Denver, CO, United States. Alfajor and ham and cheese empanadas

LOVE this place! It is always consistently great. The empanadas are amazing. My fav is the potato and egg with salsa. There are at least four veggie options which is nice. The hot chocolate is to die for as well. I also crave the banana Nutella empanada for a sweet treat.

Mountain Shadows Restaurant

2223 W Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Mountain Shadows Restaurant - Colorado Springs, CO, United States

Mountain Shadows Restaurant - Colorado Springs, CO, United States. Breakfast burrito

This is one of my favorite breakfast spots in Colorado Springs. It’s a homey little establishment that serves some of the best breakfast burritos with green chile you can imagine.

Steuben’s Food Service

523 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

Steuben's Food Service - Denver, CO, United States. Outside with a small parking lot, but parking on the street as well.

Steuben's Food Service - Denver, CO, United States. Gravy fries & fried corn

Been to Stubens multiple times and every time I wonder why it took me so long to come back. Their cocktails are very good, the lobster roll is AMAZING, fried chicken is AMAZING, you can’t really go wrong here. The fries smothered in gravy are a must!

The Bagel Deli & Restaurant

6439 E Hampden Ave
Denver, CO 80222

The Bagel Deli & Restaurant - Denver, CO, United States

The Bagel Deli & Restaurant - Denver, CO, United States. Pastrami sandwich, New York style with potato salad

I look for any excuse I can to drive on this side of town so I can stop in, and eat at The Bagel Deli. Their matzah ball soup is delicious. It’s perfect for a cold day. Their latkes have great flavor and I make sure to always order some. The staff is always incredibly nice and knowledgeable. Do yourself a favor and go eat at The Bagel Deli.

Lauer Krauts

26 S 6th Ave
Unit B
Brighton, CO 80601
Lauer Krauts - Brighton, CO, United States. Easy to read menu...

Lauer Krauts - Brighton, CO, United States. Perry's special

This is just a fun place with good food.  The Kraut Burger is terrific – add their honey mustard sauce and its greatness. The owner and staff are really good people.  If you’re jonesing for something unique, come to Lauer-Krauts.

Prohibition

504 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203

Prohibition - Denver, CO, United States

Prohibition - Denver, CO, United States. Short rib sliders! Delicious

Bison pastrami on a pretzel bun with mustard is one of the best sandwiches in Colorado! Drinks are great too, always good service!

111 comments
Krysta Thorne
Krysta Thorne

Babe, Jeremy Bracken, this photo I think is that place we liked . We haven't been there in forever

Alisyn Bukowski
Alisyn Bukowski

I can think of two that are missing from this list. One is the Denver brisket company the other is Dae Gee.

Tiffany Mackie
Tiffany Mackie

They are missing the now closed diner in La Junta.

Kelley McCulla
Kelley McCulla

Lachelle Stallsworth,,,,, that place we ate at when you first met Pete was Highland Tavern! This post reminded me of it!! YUM home made tater tots

Allison Heckman
Allison Heckman

Ana Gabie I'm pretty sure we went to Biju’s 😁😁 we should goto more

Lindsey Terry
Lindsey Terry

Karly Hovendick, a new place to try in Boulder. Luke Terry we must try Mountain Shadows next time we are in the Springs. I need that burrito!

Leah Anderson
Leah Anderson

Have you never been to Foolish Craigs?? Oh yum. They did a Diners drive ins and dives there.

Geri Shafer
Geri Shafer

Tocabe is wonderful. Great business model and owners too!

Mark D Wehrer
Mark D Wehrer

missed a few places in Ft.Collins, still part of Colorado.

Daniel Crosby
Daniel Crosby

Anthony dude that Indian taco joint looks wayyyy too good

Richard Walton
Richard Walton

Bagel Deli has the best sandwiches puts NY Deli news to shame

Sarah Duffy
Sarah Duffy

Dine, dine, and dines. Sara Brinkley Eric Sachs Adam Kinnear

Laura Anderberg Warner
Laura Anderberg Warner

You forgot to mention Rasta Pasta and Paravincinis in Colorado Springs! Both are wonderful!

Ryan Frick
Ryan Frick

The family who owns The Bagel Deli is really nice. I like that place.

David Graham
David Graham

Best Ruben around Paul Hill Dan Mountain

Julie Peters-Sylvain
Julie Peters-Sylvain

Amber DeLeon, Maria Stafford and Kay Janeé, Tocabe is on here! I need to go back!

Kayley Gordon
Kayley Gordon

Phil Gordon. Put them on the list for next year!

Dave Lewis Jr
Dave Lewis Jr

We have tried most on the list. Our favorite is Maria Empanada! As someone who fell in love with this hand held pastry pie while living in NYC Maria's is the real deal with a gourmet flair.

Eva Johnson
Eva Johnson

Brandon Gray \U0001f4a1 ideas!! \U0001f918\U0001f3fc

CrystalLoud
CrystalLoud

Highland tavern, Sam's #3, hops n pie, a bunch of Jamaican restaurants in the springs, a Greek restaurant across from hops n pie. A lot were missed. Look them all up on foodnetwork.com

Bree Neison
Bree Neison

I make everyone I know go to the Bagel Deli\U0001f450

Crystal Smith
Crystal Smith

Amanda Hantover Gruebel, there are a few we should try out!!

Emily Mae
Emily Mae

Matt May we should check out a few of these \U0001f618

Arual Walko
Arual Walko

If anyone knows Mark Vanderpoel please tell him to contact me to say hello. He.s probably in his late 60's and dislikes telephone services.

Lexii Robb
Lexii Robb

Sam's #3? Wtf that's like numero uno... clearly locals aren't running this page....

Judy O'Rourke
Judy O'Rourke

Years and years ago, there was a popular dish at a restaurant name Holly Inn, on east Holly. They called it a Tacoritto. Not sure the spelling. Came on a big plate, folded flour tortilla will delicious meat, etc, smothered in the most wonderful cheese sauce, sorta like a mild enchilada sauce. Sound familiar, anyone? Anyplace make anything like this????

Joe Fanciulli
Joe Fanciulli

Remember the Holly West at 32nd and Youngfield. Devoured lots of Tacaritos there back in the 70s.

Bryce Copeman
Bryce Copeman

I've been to Holly West. So delicious! Tacaritos a must. There is a recipe for them in Colorado Cache cookbook. Different than Holly West but I think it's even better!

Judy O'Rourke
Judy O'Rourke

Thank you!!!! This mentions "white sauce"????

Judy O'Rourke
Judy O'Rourke

I am sure that is the same item! Thank you for the correct spelling! Oh my gosh, you are the first person who has stepped up and said they remember those. I has tossed this out, not just on like, but asked friends in the Denver area. No one knew what I was talking about! Have you seen any dish that is close to those? Or know anyone who has come up with a recipe to make at home? I have messed around trying, but can't come up with it. Any suggestions? Please!

Judy O'Rourke
Judy O'Rourke

No kidding! Thank you, Bryce Copeman. I will have to find a copy of this. There are days when I can taste them ... in my memory, of course! I haven't had them since about '66! We live in Washington state now. Any ideas how I can get that cookbook or at least the recipe? I am sooo excited!

Judy O'Rourke
Judy O'Rourke

Bryce Copeman, I see a couple different editions of the book on Amazon. Which one do you have that includes the recipe?

Judy O'Rourke
Judy O'Rourke

Roux, figured, but wanted to sure! Thank you so much for these recipes!!!! Hope to try these this weekend! Still see that oval white plate with the yummy sauce smothering the dish topped with lettuce ..... \U0001f606

JimWood1
JimWood1

We had Holly Springs here in Colorado Springs, I'm betting it's the same.