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2020 Family Favorites: Food & Drink

Colorado has more than just stunning mountain views, the food and drink scene throughout the state is one to brag about. From family-friendly atmosphere to down-right delicious meals, these are the favorite family food spots to hit when you're craving something savory or sweet.

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Local Kids Menu

Top Three

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Tap & Burger

With locations in Highland, Sloan’s Lake, and DTC, this casual spot is a hit with mini food critics. Kids menu options include the classics like mac and cheese, chicken tenders, and mini burgers. The restaurant is also open for brunch, so kids and grownups can enjoy French toast with whipped cream and seasonal jam or a sweet potato hash topped with fresh veggies.


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Local Burger

Top Three

Winner

Tap & Burger

With a build-your-own burger menu, hungry guests can choose from five different patty options—including beef, chicken, and vegetarian—and a variety of toppings and sauces. Each burger is served on a potato bun with a side of hand cut fries, sweet potato tots, or coleslaw. Add the finishing touch to your meal with a refreshing craft beer from their extensive drink menu.

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Local Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt

Top Three

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Bonnie Brae Ice Cream

Whether you’re a Colorado native or you just moved here with your family, Bonnie Brae Ice Cream is likely on your radar. With flavors changing daily, there’s always something new to try, but some frequent favorites include butter brickle and cookie dough. Order a scoop with hot fudge on top, or go all out with a banana split.


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Local Family-Friendly Restaurant

Top Three

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Mici Handcrafted Italian

If you’re sharing a meal here, you’re part of the Miceli family—that’s the core belief of this restaurant. You’ll feel right at home while you enjoy pizza or pasta with your little ones. Plus, every Monday after 4 p.m., kids 12 and under can score a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree.


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Local Bakery

Top Three

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Allergy Free Baking Company

Dessert-lovers with and without food allergies head to Allergy Free Baking Company for their sweet tooth fix. The gluten- and nut-free bakery serves up cookies, scones, brownies, cupcakes, and other sweet and savory delights with dairy-free, egg-free, and soy-free goodies on the menu as well.

Detour Bakery

Known for French artisan breads and fresh pastries, Detour Bakery’s buttery, flaky baked goods are a local favorite. Customers rave about the baguettes and croissants, and love that special orders can be made for family-sized quiche and tarts.

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