Southwest Metro

The Social

This gathering place offers thoughtfully procured cuisine in a family-friendly setting. Try the duck ravioli, served with Colorado corn, parmesan brodo, mushrooms, and arugula. 

City of Fruita

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Sunrise Sunset (Wheat Ridge)

This casual and sunny breakfast spot is famous for its fluffy pancakes, but the enchilada sunshine skillet and black-bean burrito with vegetarian green chile are tasty, too.

Red Claw Seafood and Wings

Savor the Asian-influenced Cajun crawfish, crab legs, oysters, and seven chicken-wing varieties, and toss the remains right on the table at this Louisiana backyard-style eatery.

Piggin-Out Bar-B-Que

Order carry-out and eat the hot links sandwich or smoky brisket-sandwich platter with sides of mapley baked beans and vinegar-tart coleslaw on the restaurant's outdoor patio or take it home.

Bud's Bar

A burger shack in the truest sense, this 60-year old eatery serves only juicy grilled hamburgers and cold drinks to wash them down.

Blueberry's Bakery & Cafe

Stop into this quick-service restaurant for breakfast, and get an egg sandwich or baked good for the road. The lunch menu dishes up a variety of salads.

Elephant Bar (Lakewood)

Seek out the culinary pleasures of Asia and the tropics in this modern restaurant with a jungle theme.

Brooklyn M.C.'s Pizzeria

'Family' is the secret ingredient here. The fresh handmade dough, sauces, and strombolis are killer.

Beirut Grill

Dine on lamb shank, kebabs, and falafel under the soft light of Damascene chandeliers.

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