Enjoy Top-Tier Food and Drinks at These Western Restaurants in Colorado Springs

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When people think of the Wild West or anything in relation to it, Colorado Springs doesn’t usually come to mind. However, you can still enjoy the adventure and fun of this storied time at one of their many Western-themed or Western-style restaurants. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Check out our list of the top 10 Western restaurants in Colorado Springs now!

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1. Atomic Cowboy

Famous eatery that offers four different concepts under one roof

528 S Tejon St | Colorado Springs | atomiccowboy.net

Atomic Cowboy offers four distinct dining concepts under one roof — the Denver Biscuit Company, Fat Sully’s Pizza, and Frozen Gold — along with its own menu. Light’s Out is coming soon. It’s a great spot if you’re dining out with a group of friends who have distinct tastes and preferences. 

The Denver Biscuit Company services savory biscuit sandwiches and platters like The Ellsworth Sandwich and Biscuit Pot Pie. At Fat Sully’s Pizza, you can order fresh pizza by the slice or you can get the whole pie. Whatever you decide, you will be able to choose your toppings, sauce, and dip. Frozen Gold serves fun and creative ice creams like the Cookie Crumbles and vegan Samoa Samoa. Just want a drink? Head over to Atomic Cowboy! Unique cocktails, wines, and draft beers are all featured on the bar’s extensive menu. As you can see, there’s something for everyone here! 

“The pizza slices were HUGE! We also ordered the garlic knots, and they were delicious!  They were served with a dipping cheese sauce that was amazing. The beer was cold and the staff was super friendly and helpful.” - Yelp Review

2. Flying W Ranch

Legendary ranch that regularly hosts Old West demonstrations and serves mouthwatering BBQ for guests

Guests can walk through the history of the ranch. Image courtesy of Yelp.

3330 Chuckwagon Rd | Colorado Springs | flyingw.com

If you want a real taste of the Wild West, you need to make a reservation at Flying W Ranch. Since 1953, thousands of visitors have walked through Flying W Ranch’s historic hiking trails and passed by its striking red rock formations. While there, you can visit their many ranch animals, watch Navajo rug weaving demonstrations, see a private rodeo, learn Western line dancing, and more! 

As for food, the Flying W Ranch offers fresh, savory BBQ for private and group events. After a long day at the ranch, you’ll definitely be ready to fill up on food! 

“The dinner was great and so much food will leave you full! The show began after dinner with a story on the history of the ranch, the wildfire, and the rebuild. It was all very touching  The Wranglers then performed an amazing show. Wonderful memories were made and we will visit when we are back in Colorado!” - Yelp Review

3. Front Range Barbeque

Fun, upbeat restaurant that offers Southern-style BBQ

2330 W Colorado Ave | Colorado Springs | frbbq.com

Since 2000, thousands of locals and out-of-towners have flocked to Front Range Barbeque for its hearty Southern-style BBQ dishes, craft beer, and live music events. On the menu, you’ll find mouthwatering dishes like the Smoked Pulled Pork Plate, Fried Catfish Sandwich, and Red Beans N’ Rice Bowl. Front Range also offers an extensive beer list curated to provide the ultimate taste experience for both casual beer lovers and connoisseurs alike. 

Front Range Barbeque regularly hosts live music acts on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. If this sounds interesting, you can check out the full list of upcoming singers and bands on their website now. 

“Having been born/raised in Texas, I have high expectations for BBQ and Front Range BBQ absolutely did not disappoint. This is one of the best restaurants in the city with a great reputation that they live up to. We visited this restaurant solely due to the fact that Guy Fieri had it a show of his and we are happy we gave it a shot.” - Yelp Review

4. Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop

Popular restaurant that serves some of the best steaks in Colorado Springs

5198 N Nevada Ave, Suite 150 | Colorado Springs | cowboystarcs.com

Craving a fresh, sizzling slice of steak? Look no further than Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop. This popular restaurant serves some of the finest steaks in Colorado Springs. 

Some of their famous hand-cut steaks include the 8oz Filet Mignon, 18oz, Dry Aged Rib Chop, and 14oz Ribeye Steak. Locally-farmed bison from Diamond Tail Ranch and American “kobe style” wagyu from Snake River Farms are also popular selections. But you aren’t done yet! You also have a number of sauces and sides to choose from to complement your steak. 

“This place took on the traditional elegant steak restaurant & put their own modernized twist. It has an "open" kitchen where customers can see the orchestral procedure for making steaks & plating the food. The aroma that fills the air just makes you salivate while waiting for your food. It was an amazing experience!” - Yelp Review

5. 503W

Award-winning bar and restaurant that is known for its Asian-influenced dishes

Fill yourself up with a classic cheeseburger and french fry combo. Image courtesy of Yelp.

503 W Colorado Ave | Colorado Springs | 503wcoloradosprings.com

503W is an award-winning restaurant that serves contemporary American dishes with Asian influences. All of the dishes are made using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to deliver the ultimate dining experience. 

On the menu, you’ll find savory and creative dishes like the Fire Cracker Nachos, Cold Thai Noodle Bowl, and Spicy Big Island Poke. A wide selection of cocktails, wine, and beer is also available. Check out the full menu online now! 

“I'm obsessed. This is the kind of place where everything on the menu sounds so crazy good that you have to make sure to come with a group of friends who all like to share. Trust me you'll likely struggle to pick your own dish so sharing will save you from it.” - Yelp Review

6. Western Omelette

Mexican-American restaurant that is open for breakfast and lunch

Start your day off right with some hash browns, pancakes, and an omelet. Image courtesy of Yelp.

16 S Walnut St | Colorado Springs | westernomelette.com

If you’re a breakfast fiend, you need to check out Western Omelette Restaurant. This Mexican-American restaurant offers an abundance of delicious breakfast foods like Eggs Benedict, Corned Beef Hash, Huevos Rancheros, and, of course, omelettes. You can even build your own omelette with your choice of three ingredients! 

If breakfast isn’t your thing, you can still stop by Western Omelette for lunch! Sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and more mouthwatering dishes await you. Coming with the kids? Western Omelette offers a full kids menu featuring delicious bites like the Jr. Omelette, Jr. Grilled Cheese, and Peanut Butter and Jelly. 

“We LOVE the food. The vegetarian green chili is to die for. I get extra to put whatever I want in it…eggs, potatoes, etc. I have yet to have a bad dish or surly server. The staff is amazing...friendly, fun and helpful when you don't know what to choose.” - Yelp Review

7. The Rabbit Hole

Underground lounge that is known for its creative cuisine and exotic cocktails

Photo of The Rabbit Hole - Colorado Springs, CO, United States. Fried veggies were pretty alright, though a lil heavy on the batter stuff.
Tried out the Fried Veggies. Yum! Image courtesy of Yelp.

101 N Tejon St | Colorado Springs | rabbitholedinner.com

For a while, The Rabbit Hole has been considered Colorado Springs’ “Best Kept Secret.” But it might not remain a “secret” for much longer, as more and more locals learn of its delicious food, great service, and unique ambiance. 

On the menu, you’ll find creative dishes like the Crispy Lemon Truffle Brussel Sprouts, Sticky Pork Ribs, and Artisan Baby Wedge salad. Fun cocktails and sweet desserts are also served. Before you head out, make sure you schedule a reservation. Slots fill up quickly, so we recommend making a reservation about two weeks in advance. 

“One of our fave restaurants! The service was attentive, the twist on traditional drinks were warranted and the whole place is beautifully decorated - yes, the stairs are IG photo worthy!” - Yelp Review

8. Bonny and Read Fresh Seafood and Steaks

Popular seafood restaurant located in Downtown Colorado Springs

101 N Tejon St, Ste 102 | Colorado Springs | bonnyandreadseafood.com

Bonny and Read is known for its fresh seafood, sushi, and steak dishes. All of its seafood is certified fresh and flown straight from the coasts. The sushi bar, which is a new addition to Bonny and Read, offers a wide selection of savory rolls like the Spicy Tuna Roll and Dragonfly Roll. The steaks are available in numerous cuts, like the 14oz ribeye, 12oz New York Strip, and 6oz filet mignon. 

Thirsty? Bonny and Read also offers a wide selection of cocktails, beers, and wines. Before you go, make sure you try out one of their desserts! We love the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and Creme Brulee. 

“I'm so impressed with this restaurant and will definitely be back and I have complete confidence in recommending it to anyone who's interested in fantastic seafood, a beautiful setting, and incredible staff.  Hats off to all of those that are involved in making this restaurant tick. You're amazing!” - Yelp Review

9. MacKenzie's Chop House

Upscale, locally-owned restaurant that is known for its fine steaks and seafood dishes

128 S Tejon St | Colorado Springs | mackenzieschophouse.com

MacKenzie's Chop House is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or formal occasion. Located in Downtown Colorado Springs, MacKenzie’s Chop House offers an elegant ambiance and artfully-crafted dinner menu for guests. 

From the Colorado Prime Flatiron Steak to the Chicken Piccata, everything is skillfully cooked to perfection. A full cocktail and wine list is available to help complement your dinner. Check out the full menu online now!

“Went here to have a nice romantic date with my wife and it fulfilled all our wishes. The wait staff was incredible. I'd give them 5 stars alone. But I got a steak and it is one of the best I have ever had. I got a baked potato as a side and it was incredible. Would go back to this restaurant in a heart beat!” - Yelp Review

10. Colorado Craft Social

Chic, rustic restaurant that focuses on curating a responsibly-sourced selection of dishes

Colorado Craft Social offers hearty and savory dishes. Eat up! Image courtesy of Yelp.

15 S Tejon St | Colorado Springs | coloradocraftsocial.com

Colorado Craft Social is committed to building fun and inventive dishes from responsibly-sourced ingredients. Their inspiration for these dishes comes from places all around the world. 

Some of our favorite menu items include the Ahi Tuna, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Pork Green Chili, and Buffalo Chicken Lollipops. But you really can’t go wrong with anything here. Cocktails, beers, and wines are also available for your enjoyment. Check out the full menu now!

“An outstanding meal that was healthy and nourishing. Surprisingly good for the casual over-bright atmosphere. The service was speedy, friendly and attentive -- helpful at the end of a long, challenging day.” - Yelp Review

Colorado Springs has a surprising number of fun Western-themed restaurants for you to try. From upscale steakhouses to laid back cafes, there’s something for everyone here. Which spots on the list caught your eye? Let us know in the comment section below! We love hearing all about your restaurant endeavors.

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