Red Lion used to have superb prime rib. I remember going ice fishing once near Nederland and coming back famished. Red Lion had a deal if you could eat the 3-bone prime rib meal it was free. My starving buddy and I each did. I think they stopped the promotion after that.
The Red Lion Inn is the best place to eat with great food. It is a little drive out of town (15 minutes) towards Estes Park,but worth it.
The Viking was a contemporary-looking cedar planked restaurant across from Crossroads Mall on 28th St just N. of Arapahoe. It was a classy place and specialized in Scandinavian decor, but the menu was mostly continental. The only Norse item I recall was the Aquavit Vodka served from a block of ice. Good bar crowd of regulars. The same owners also owned the Flagstaff Inn and had almost the same menu. I remember tending bar up there a few times and served some famous people.
One thing that would probably blow you away is that Crossroads no longer exists. There’s a kind of outdoor mall with condos and stuff there now.
The only place I don’t recognize from your list was the Viking. Where was that?
You lived at 1310 Folsom? Interesting. I lived up north further, on Cloverleaf Drive. On the hill between 19th and Broadway.
I haven’t been there for a few years. About the only thing I remember from the list above was the Sink on the hill. Round the Corner, Hungry Farmer, Roman Arches, Tico’s on Broadway (a super Mexican place), the Viking (I used to tend bar there), Flagstaff Inn (tended bar there since it was owned by the same folks who owned the Viking). It’s been a long time. I’ll have to visit to see what’s the same or different. I do remember the old residence – 1310 Folsom St. near the Stadium was still there. Maybe I’ll remember some other places.
I do remember Hungry Farmer, in fact, that was what I thought you meant for a moment. I guess I don’t remember Roman Arches. Have you seen how much Boulder has changed? I rarely go there anymore. It’s a mess, IMHO.
Roman Arches (as I remember) was on Arapahoe at Lodge, next to Flatirons Golf Course. It was an Italian place but had the best french dip sandwiches and salads with gorgonzola dressing. After golf we’d head there for beer and those sandwiches.
The old Hungry Farmer was about a block west on Arapahoe. It was a "family" type restaurant but they also had a good bar. I’m talking 1970’s here.
Oneiron, I don’t remember the Roman Arches being on Arapahoe, I assume you mean near the Flatirons Golf Course (which is called something else now). I thought Roman Arches was up near the Dark Horse off of Baseline. Pizza place, right?
And how could I have left out the Dushanbe Tea House? (1770 13th St). It’s right in the middle of old downtown, just a few blocks from The Hill and the Pearl Street Mall. It’s a beautiful Russian teahouse from our sister city, whose name I can’t recall right now. It’s a trip and the food is really good.
A lot of the ones suggested thus far are pretty expensive. Here are some others:
The Boulder Cork
3295 30th Street
1725 28th Street
fabulous breakfasts! (breakfast and lunch only)
Chautauqua Dining Hall
900 Basline Rd at Chautauqua Park
great food, great views, great history
2922 Baseline Rd
hamburger dive, a real tradition
1165 30th St
burgers, pizza, sandwiches
right in the heart of The Hill, the university district
11th and Pearl St
Hamburgers and other stuff
This is on the western end of the famous Pearl Street Mall
it’s a fun place
1123 Walnut Street
These are just my opinion of what Boulder’s all about. Some are cheaper, some are not.
I’m afraid that Roman Arches is no longer there. Boy, do I remember that one from my mis-spent youth. You’ll notice that Dark Horse is still there, though.
Is the Roman Arches restaurant still opoen near the golf course on Arapahoe?
These 2 places in Boulder were wonderful:
1) John’s Resturant
2)Laudisio’ don’t miss the, ‘creme brulee’ 4 dessert here.
Have a safe and fun trip
Ddog, here is a repeat of a previous post of mine on Boulder. For a really special experience, you also might want to consider The Flagstaff House for truly gourmet dining with an incredible view out across the front range. However, it’s on the expensive side. Have fun, I’m jealous! [:D][:D]
Originally posted by Williamsburger
These places have been mentioned before: Johnson’s Corner near Loveland and Buckhorn Exchange in Denver. The former is a 24 diner/truck stop with excellent omlets, country fried steak, and cinnamon buns (not to be missed). The BE is a game restaurant and decorated with the ancestor’s of your entry!
BE is pricey. And on that note, out in Boulder, there is "The Kitchen." Doesn’t sound ritzy, but it is. And on of the best meals I’ve ever had – free-range beef, local vegies, and angel food cake that made me miss my grandma.
Cathy is right on the money on The Kitchen for a top-end dining experience. So here’s a suggestion from the sublime to just a good old burger on the simple end of things–check out Tom’s Tavern at the West end of the Pearl St mall.
Also right next door is a good Mexican restaurant which I can’t recall the name of.
Bonita Springs, FL
I am heading to Boulder Colorado in September. I was wondering if there are any good places to eat I should visit while I am there. Let me know if you have any recommendations. Thanks!
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