Anyone who knows me knows that I love food. I can admit that I have a slight obsession, but who doesn’t love splendid food? Not only is there so much experimentation and science that goes into it, but it can also be fun, bring people together, get you out of your comfort zone, and make a long boring day glorious; because who wants to do dishes after a 12-hour shift at work?! No way Jose.
Northern Colorado offers a diverse range of restaurants that don’t disappoint. We aren’t just about beer and breweries (even though, yes, they are near and dear to our heart). We are just as excited about all of the new and beloved restaurants that are scattered throughout Northern Colorado. From sushi to Middle Eastern, we have a little bit of everything for everyone.
Butters AM Eatery in Greeley
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What happens when you combine the most important meal of the day and creativity? You get Butters AM Eatery in Greeley. Even though the restaurant is relatively new to Greeley, it has gotten some attention for their creative dishes. They offer menu and drink specials every day at affordable prices which are a plus and anything named after butter gets a thumbs up in my book.
Sushi One in Greeley
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Usually, it is hit or miss when going out for sushi in our completely landlocked state, but if you want a hit, I’d try Sushi One off of 10th Street in Greeley. They have affordable sushi specials. Every time that we go I get the tempura eel and calamari. If you’re making an “ick” face, then you haven’t tried it yet! Since it is battered and fried in tempura, the eel and calamari are fully cooked. Granted sushi is not for everyone, and they accommodate those of us who aren’t adventurous eaters with chicken and noodle dishes as well.
Fuzzy’s in Fort Collins
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In my opinion, every Friday night needs to begin at Fuzzies Taco Shop. Granted this is a college kids dream; cheap food and cheap drinks. Those two things combined make for a good time. They have dollar tacos and are believers that every Tuesday should be taco Tuesday. I can’t say that I disagree with them either. They have dollar tacos and a huge selection of different drink concoctions. If you have never been, I’d suggest going with a group of friends. This place is perfect for group outings.
Chimney Park Restaurant & Bar in Windsor
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If you are in the mood for something fancier, then look no further than Chimney Park Restaurant in Windsor. The wonderful thing about this restaurant is that they base their menu off of seasonal items from the local farms around Windsor. So the menu is subject to change based on the season, which means there is always something new to try. In addition, they are the only place I’ve ever seen that actually serves Foie Gras.
The Rio Grande in Fort Collins
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Obviously, this restaurant is going to be on the list; it’s a Colorado native favorite. In college, if it was a Thursday, we were at The Rio Grande for their margarita specials. Yes, The Rio is known for their sweet tequila filled margaritas and yes that is a great reason to go, but for me, it’s the freshly made tortillas and green chili. Their decor of tiled fountains doesn’t hurt either.
Rumi’s House of Kabob in Greeley
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Rumi’s House of Kabob is by far one of my favorite middle eastern restaurants. It is located in a quaint house off of 9th Street in Greeley. Upon walking in you are surrounded by true middle eastern decor; from the rugs to the table settings. It is a tiny dining room, but honestly, that is one of the reasons I enjoy it. You can actually have a conversation with the person across from you without yelling. When you peruse the menu, it quickly becomes apparent that you are getting the real deal. I love the little quirks that make this place unique, like the rose water at the table to put into your tea. Try the lentil soup. It is literally one of the best things I’ve ever had!
There are plenty of opportunities to try new things and new places to eat in Northern Colorado. Let me know if I missed any of your favorite places in the comments below!