From humble beginnings, Evergreen, Colorado has grown to a popular destination for local Coloradans and people from all over the world alike. If you find yourself in Evergreen for the day, be sure to check out our other blog post that details a one day itinerary in Evergreen with activities near our Colorado cabins.
The small mountain town boasts a plethora of adventurous activities to try, and a huge draw to the area is the wide variety of high quality, locally owned restaurants.
Our Evergreen Colorado cabins are conveniently located one mile to downtown, and very close to many delicious, local restaurants. Therefore, we thought it would be fun to compile a list of our top 15 places to eat near our Evergreen Colorado cabins, all of which we have tried on more than one occasion.
Is anybody else getting hungry besides me?
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Breakfast Near Our Evergreen Colorado Cabins
Start the day off right with a classic, locally made breakfast at any of our favorite breakfast spots in Evergreen, Colorado:
Founded in 1896 and located in the heart of downtown on the Evergreen boardwalk, Muddy Buck Café is a coffee enthusiasts dream come true.
Known for sourcing the freshest coffee beans possible, Muddy Buck also offers classic breakfast fare such as breakfast burritos, avocado toast, and eggs benedict.
If you get the chance to go there, we would recommend trying the avocado toast with a cup of Joe to get the day started right!
Located alongside Bear Creek, Blackbird Café & Tavern offers fresh, delicious food with a side of Rocky Mountain scenery.
Their robust food offerings can accommodate nearly all dietary preferences, including vegan/vegetarian options as well as gluten free options.
If you get a chance to stop by, we recommend trying their homemade bloody Mary with their eggs benedict!
Also located in the historic downtown boardwalk, Wildflower Café is a small restaurant cooking up big flavors.
They are a local and traveler favorite alike, known for their famous breakfast potatoes that will change your outlook on potatoes forever!
If you get the chance to swing by, try one of their skillets with potatoes (especially the chorizo skillet) and their stuffed French toast. Your taste buds will thank you!
Located near Bergen Park, Evergreen Bread Lounge is THE place for freshly baked bread and pastries. They also offer breakfast items like burritos, eggs platter, and avocado toast to enjoy.
If you get the chance to visit the Evergreen Bread Lounge, be sure to try their Miner’s Platter and a blueberry scone.
Don’t forget to pick up a loaf of their famous French sourdough before you leave!
Also located near Bergen Park, Dandelions Café is a great spot for healthy, fresh breakfast fare.
If you get the chance to stop by, try out their veggie burrito with a side of potatoes and a power kick smoothie to get fueled up and ready to go for the whole day!
Lunch Near Our Evergreen Colorado Cabins
After a jam-packed morning of hiking, hitting the lake, fishing, or mountain biking, be sure to check out one of our favorite locally owned restaurants for lunch near our Evergreen Colorado cabins:
Murphy’s Mountain Grill, located in downtown Evergreen alongside Bear Creek, is a local favorite for classic bar food and famous handcrafted artisan milkshakes.
We really enjoy their citrus grilled chicken plantain nachos, black & bleu burger, and the Colorado rocky milkshake.
Now that is a complete meal right there!
Lariat Lodge Brewing Company is THE spot for burger and beer enthusiasts. Located right before downtown Evergreen, Lariat Lodge brews roughly 10 of its own proprietary beers they serve in the restaurant, and there is truly something for all kinds of beer lovers!
Our favorite combination for a lunch at the Lariat Lodge Brewing Company is pairing a Belgian Style Golden Strong brew with a Lodge Burger.
Enjoy this meal with mountain views on their outdoor deck!
If you are looking more for fresh, Mexican dishes and flavors, then make sure to check out Maya’s Cantina & Grill.
Maya’s has a special entrée menu that changes every month, and these dishes are homemade from scratch.
Sip on one of their famous house margaritas, munch on some chips & salsa, and watch the bustling downtown Evergreen life in front of your eyes on their outdoor patio!
To get a taste of Vietnam without travelling there, Saigon Landing offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine in the heart of Evergreen, Colorado.
While you are there, make sure to try their Vietnamese style coffee and tempura fried ice cream after eating one of their delicious entrees (our favorite is the crispy duck).
With a very robust menu of food offerings, Saigon Landing is a great place to experience the flavors of Vietnam during your trip to Evergreen, Colorado!
Another local spot to consider when evaluating lunch options near Evergreen, Colorado is Switchback Smokehouse, located in Kittredge, Colorado along Highway 74 and Bear Creek.
Switchback Smokehouse is known for absolutely mouth watering smoked meats, including pork, brisket, chicken, salmon, and duck. Top off the meal with any of their rotating flavors of ice cream made in house!
Enjoy this hearty meal alongside Bear Creek on their pet-friendly patio!
Dinner Near Our Evergreen Colorado Cabins
At last, the day has come to an end, and you are starving from all the adventures that filled the day’s schedule.
Here are our top recommendations for restaurants near our Evergreen Colorado cabins for dinner time:
Overlooking Evergreen Lake, Willow Creek Evergreen is an upscale, locally owned restaurant that creates delicious flavors which change on a season to season basis.
Because they change their menu frequently due to seasonality and availability of certain ingredients, what you find on their website and online menu may not be what they are serving that day.
However, if you do choose to stop by Willow Creek Evergreen, we highly recommend the charred octopus (depicted above) or the Faroe island salmon if they are being served at that time, paired with a wine of choice.
Black Hat Cattle Company is THE place for steak enthusiasts near Evergreen, Colorado.
Their steaks are hand cut daily in their in house butcher shop and grass fed grain finished.
You truly cannot go wrong with any steak you choose, but we prefer a filet mignon or rib eye with a side of asparagus or mashed potatoes, paired with a nice red wine.
The Bistro at Marshdale is the perfect spot for special occasions or a more upscale dinner, boasting a cozy bar area with a huge stone hearth.
The Bistro can also accommodate vegan and vegetarian diners with their robust menu boasting a wide variety of flavors.
Should you find yourself at The Bistro, we highly recommend trying out their ricotta dumplings, mushroom risotto, or elk medallions. Regardless of what you choose here, you can’t go wrong!
El Rancho transitioned to a Brewing Company in 2014. Since then, they have wasted no time in winning awards and creating community favorite brews.
With over 20 craft beers on tap, you’ll always find the right drink to reward a long day of hiking, skiing, or enjoying the Evergreen outdoors.
Whenever we go to El Rancho Brewing Company, we make sure to get their trout dip, the Rocky Mountain trout skillet, and the raspberry cheesecake with one of their craft brews, all from locally sourced Colorado ingredients!
Beau Thai is a family owned and operated Thai restaurant that is one of our favorite restaurants in the Evergreen area.
Their story began in Asia where the family became Five-star cooks in their native cuisine, and in 2001, they brought their family recipes and traditions to Nederland, Colorado. In 2007, they moved to Evergreen, Colorado to open Beau Thai and have been in business since!
Our personal favorites are the tom yum soup and drunken noodles, but much like the rest of the restaurants on this list, you truly cannot go wrong here!
Clearly, Evergreen Colorado offers a wide variety of flavors from American, Mexican, Vietnamese, Italian, and Thai.
For locals and tourists alike, these restaurants are excellent options for lunch, breakfast, and dinner, and are all locally owned businesses that play an integral part in our Evergreen community.
All of these food joints are conveniently located near our Evergreen Colorado cabins. If you are looking for a comfortable, creekside pet friendly cabin to stay in during your Evergreen, Colorado vacation, make sure to check out the rest of our website or give us a call at 303-674-3442 to make a reservation!