2024: the year of eating local
The tastiest New Year's resolution
Researchers claim that only 9% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions actually complete them. Well, we, for one, feel called out. But maybe it’s worth reevaluating those pesky promises. If you’re feeling like that gym resolution is a goner or you’re tired of buying a trendy water bottle in hopes of hitting that holy 8 glasses of water a day—consider this tastier challenge. Make a resolution to eat local, and try these 24 local favorites in Manitou Springs in 2024.
If they melt your heart, there’s no better way to celebrate your love than over melted cheese. Their popular 4-course fondue dinner features salad, cheese fondue, entrée platter for tabletop grilling and chocolate fondue dessert.
Trendy dining options meet affordable prices at Red Mountain Bar & Grill. Be sure to try one of their yak burgers.
After a hike in Garden of the Gods, swing by the Trading Post for a buffalo burger and Colorado brewed beer.
Bring cash and prepare to bask in their generous biscuits and gravy with hashbrowns.
The Mac and Cheese Pizza and Four Cheese White Pizza are devilishly good choices at Hell’s Kitchen.
Breakfast, lunch or dinner: all of the dishes at Adam’s Mountain Cafe are made from scratch—even their chai tea. Many of their dishes are vegan or vegetarian, but meat-lovers are welcome, too! We can’t resist their Orange Almond French Toast.
Grab a glass (or two) of your favorite red paired with the Melty Brie Dip for the perfect girl’s night.
Grab a house-made lemonade made from Manitou’s spring water.
We’re crazy about their spicy chai latte. But if you need something a little stronger, you won’t regret a lavender mimosa.
Drool over hand-cut fries with your Border Burger, including fried jalapeños, avocado slices and a spicy aioli.
Garlic, Curry or Kung Pao—however you “stir fry”—the word on the street is that Jade Dynasty Chinese is the best Chinese food in town. Make sure to grab a home made boba tea to-go!
Savelli’s has been a Manitou staple for over 25 years—and for good reason. Their pizza and breadsticks are classic!
Tucked away off of Manitou Ave. you could miss this hidden gem—but don’t. Their goat cheese and pepper jam pairs perfectly with a Swimming in Blackberries Nitro Blonde.
The Dining Room at The Cliff House is the height of elevated dining. Bold flavors shine in dishes like their Scallops A La Meunière.
Located in the very heart of downtown Manitou, you can catch live music over the best Corned Beef Reuben you’ll ever taste.
If the mouth-watering molcajete with nopal cactus, chicken, pork and steak doesn’t warm your soul—the Blue Margarita is sure to. And not to brag, but The Loop is known for serving the world’s largest margarita. Salud!
Your tastebuds will be transported to the French Quarter with an order of hot-and-fresh beignets and cafe au lait.
Order the Huevos Rancheros with half tomatillo alfredo and half green chili. You can thank us later.
Treat yourself to a Baked Manitou: a Fat Boy ice cream sandwich topped with marshmallow fluff, then toasted right at your table.
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Grab a pint alongside your favorite, four-legged companion. That’s right, dine with your doggo—even indoors!
Sip on $3 sangrias on Sundays and enjoy 100% gluten-free tapas all week long.
Colorado City Creamery is one of the only ice cream parlors in town featuring bubble gum ice cream. Trust us—it’s delish!
Neapolitan thin-crust pizzas are the true hero here—and the Quattro Formaggi pizza is divine.