Here are Some of the Oldest Restaurants in Colorado
For your next dining adventure, why not visit one of Colorado's older restaurants? The Centennial State is home to several restaurants well over 100 years old.
Believe it or not, you'll find many of these restaurants in some of Colorado's smaller towns. Chances are there's one just down the road from you.
Why Visit a Historic Colorado Restaurant?
According to lovefood.com, "Cities around the world love to promote their new and exciting restaurants, but sometimes it’s the golden oldies that say the most about a place. One of the best ways to learn about America is to get to know its historic restaurants."
Restaurants come and go in the blink of an eye. If a restaurant has been in continuous operation for 100 years, there's probably a reason why.
Qualities That Scream 'Colorado'
Take a look at The Mint in Silverthorne, Colorado. This restaurant originally opened in the small Colorado mining town of Kokomo in 1862. In 1914, it relocated to Silverthorne.
Would you like to lay your eyes on the first liquor license to be issued in Colorado following prohibition? You'll find that on the 2nd floor of the Buckhorn Exchange in Denver. According to The Denver Post, this restaurant has entertained five United States Presidents including Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan.
Criteria For Making This List
Each of these restaurants has been in business in Colorado for at least half a century. While these are not necessarily the oldest in the state, they are among the most iconic.
Can We Afford Them?
While a couple of venues on this list could be considered "exclusive," most are simply restaurants. Looking through their various menus, most of their price ranges could be considered comparable to today's typical chain restaurants.