I had never been to Castle Rock Caf�, however I remembered the name of the place because it was part of a restaurant group affiliated with the now defunct and somewhat disappointing Rocky Mountain Diner in Denver.
I recall Biker Jim warning me that the Rocky Mountain Diner was fantastic in it’s heyday (when I first found out about it) but 10 years later in 2008 had steadily slid downhill.
Here’s a link to an article referring to both restaurants as well as two other restaurants owned by the same group.
On Tuesday, we were driving from Colorado Springs to Denver International Airport going north on I-25. Needing gas, we stopped at an exit for the town of Castle Rock. To get back on the interstate, the GPS had us drive through the heavily under construction downtown.
That’s when I saw it. A sign for the http://thebbcafe.com B & B Caf� said “Homemade Pie”. Before I knew it, the car was parked and I was running inside to investigate. The interior was a comfortable small town restaurant and the young ladies working there were as sweet as can be. Unfortunately, they don’t sell slices, only whole pies and half sized pies (the one I was shown was a beautiful peach crumble), which were still too big to take on the plane.
Dejected, I walked out, only to spot something else really interesting catty corner. There was an even better looking restaurant, this one called https://www.castlecafe.com Castle Caf�, with the words Pan Fried Chicken on the awning. It looked like an old hotel and it gave off a serious Roadfood vibe. Unfortunately, we just didn’t have time to do a sit down meal (pan fried chicken done right takes a long time) and considering it was now after 1:00pm and we still hadn’t eaten yet, this was very frustrating.
Looking at the https://www.castlecafe.com/menu menu for Castle Caf�, this place looks like a destination restaurant. I am just imagining sitting down to a meal of Waylon’s green chile soup, followed by pan fried chicken plus all the fixins and then finally black bottom banana cream pie for dessert.[:p]
Anyone ever been to Castle Caf� before? Anyone want to join us when we go?
Have been to the Castle Cafe many times. Best iron skillet fried chicken with homemade gravy. The B and B has been around for many years and If you know where to look you can see a bullet hole in the ceiling. Fair breakfast but nothing special.
Castle Cafe in Castle Rock, CO
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