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

Submitted by Edit Interns on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 1:48pm

Cafe 180

"Eat what you want and pay what you can" is the motto at this nonprofit restaurant. The hearty meatball sandwich made with Italian marinara sauce on a toasted baguette is a favorite. 

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.