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Iconic dining spots in Old Town, Fort Collins

Northern Colorado offers many great places for quality dining. We have compiled a list of the best restaurants in Fort Collins and why you should give each of them a try.

  1. Ginger and Baker

    Located in an old grain mill, Ginger and Baker is a cozy American-style restaurant complex divided into four sections worth exploring, one of which is the Cafe.

    At the Cafe, Ginger and Baker offers breakfast favorites all day, which makes this the perfect spot in Fort Collins for brunch. Popular offerings include pancakes, sandwiches and burgers, and homemade pies from their bakery, just to name a few.

  2. Butterfly Cafe

    Brought to you by the owners of DGT (Dam Good Tacos), Butterfly Cafe is one of the best places in Fort Collins to enjoy a cup of coffee. Order classics lime Macchiato and Americano, or go bold and try one of their flavored lattes. If you want food with your coffee, Butterfly Cafe also offers all-day breakfast meals as well as pastries, baked in-house every day.

  3. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar Fort Collins

    Northern Colorado is quite a long way from the sea, but that doesn’t mean fantastic seafood is hard to get. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar has a great variety of seafood dishes, with the main star being their calamari dish. There is also an abundance of cocktails to try.

  4. RARE Italian

    RARE Italian is the go-to place in Fort Collins for authentic Italian cuisine, each dish taking you closer to Italy. Offerings include house-made pasta, hand-tossed pizza, dry-aged and prime cuts of steak, as well as gluten-free options for the health conscious.

  5. The Regional

    The Regional serves classic comfort food made with ingredients directly sourced from local and partner purveyors. That way, every single dish will make you feel right at home. Their chicken, lamb, and pork chops are popular entrée choices and the bar serves a variety of beverages. The rustic yet hip interior is welcoming and serves to only enhance the great food.

  6. Tasty Harmony

    For vegans, vegetarians, and lovers of yummy food, this is a great spot to hit! Tasty Harmony offers delicious smoothies, salads, sandwiches, and much more, all healthy and organic. It is a cozy, happy environment with an outdoor patio. Definitely an ideal place to introduce you to the world of plant-based cuisine.

  7. Ace Gillett’s Lounge

    Ace Gillett’s Lounge is a unique spot  where you can enjoy live jazz music, decadent dishes, and cocktails. The drinks are affordable and tasty, the atmosphere is very laid-back and perfect for socializing, and the bar overall is classy and eclectic. The drinks are the reason for most visits, but their food definitely complements them well.

  8. Music City Hot Chicken

    Music City Hot Chicken is, without a doubt, the best place in Fort Collins to satisfy your craving for glazed fried chicken and beer. Their take on the Nashville hot chicken keeps people coming back for more.


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