Incorporated in 2001, Centennial is one of the newer cities in Colorado, and while it is young, there is no shortage of delectable dining options. From sweet treats to savory snacks, the culinary scene is great and offers something to suit everyone. Here is a list of some of the best restaurants in Centennial, Colorado.
Located in the heart of Centennial, Big Bill’s NY Pizza delights customers with not only its delicious pizza but also its friendly service. Opened in 1995, this pizza place serves everything from hand-tossed New York-style pizza to appetizers. Enticing options include the meat pie topped with pepperoni, ham, sausage, and meatballs, and the white pizza with a combination of ricotta, mozzarella, and parmigiana cheeses.
Opened in 1994 by Chef Chira Pongratananukul, Bonjour Bakery is a charming establishment offering guests a range of baked goods along with savory options. Wanting to provide top quality products, the chef procures the best, all-natural ingredients available and makes everything from scratch each day. From European pastries, including éclairs, profiteroles, and baklava, to cookies, such as chocolate chip and snickerdoodle, those with a sweet treat are sure to find something to satisfy their cravings. A variety of breakfast pastries, such as the award-winning cinnamon Danish, are also available along with lunch boxes containing a sandwich, a mixed green salad, potato chips, fresh fruit and a cookie.
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A small regional chain, Doug’s Day Diner is a warm, inviting space serving tasty breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Locally owned and operated, this diner’s team seeks out the freshest ingredients available for its made-from-scratch cuisine. Sweet and savory options abound here, with highlights being sweet toast dipped in a vanilla-orange batter, and the Mona Lisa omelet with sautéed fresh green chili, mushrooms, onions, bacon, sour cream and cheese. Lunch options include burgers, sandwiches, soups, and salads.
Named after the ancient Italian wheat, Farro Italian Restaurant was founded by Chef Matthew Franklin, and here guests can enjoy delectable Italian cuisine within a lively yet relaxing atmosphere. Serving a varied menu that includes pizza, pasta, salads, and entrées, the culinary choices at this restaurant will appeal to every member of the family. Must-try dishes include the Tuscan-style meat loaf served with porcini mushroom gravy and garlic mashed potatoes, and spaghetti with shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, chili flakes, and tomato sauce. Open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday, several delightful desserts plus a great wine list are also available.
Juicy Burgers and Dogs serves some the best tasting burgers around. Procuring the freshest ingredients available often from local sources, the team at this burger joint creates several char-grilled masterpieces that are sure to satisfy your hunger. Many signature burgers are available, with one highlight being the green chili char burger. Several hot dogs plus side dishes, including home-cut fries, onion rings, and coleslaw, are also available along with milkshakes, malts, and other beverages.
Los Dos Potrillos specializes in flavorful, authentic Mexican cuisine and features an impressive tequila selection. Within a lively atmosphere, guests can sample an array of fresh and zesty cuisine from starters to soups and seafood dishes. Favored entrées include the steak picado and the tacos de carnitas stuffed with pork, avocado, pico de gallo, and beans.
Established in 2011, Lunch Wired is a great option for the weekday breakfast and lunch crowd. Using only the best ingredients available, the crew at Lunch Wired offers some of the freshest fare around. From omelets to sandwiches, the menu is varied and will suit meat lovers to vegetarians. For a meaty choice, the big mother clucker sandwich with a roasted chicken breast, smoked bacon, provolone, red onion, tomato, baby spinach, and chipotle aioli is a great option, while vegetarians will enjoy the green goddess sandwich. Breakfast is available for pick-up only while lunches can be picked up or delivered.
Named after the year the owner’s family immigrated to the country, Pho 95 specializes in traditional Vietnamese cuisine. A warm and inviting noodle house, the restaurant’s menu features everything from to appetizers to chow mein, but their specialty is the comforting bowls of pho. Variations of this dish include the do bein, which is a seafood option, pho chay — a vegetarian option — and the eponymous Pho 95 special, which includes filet mignon, brisket, and flank.
Open Monday through to Saturday for lunch and dinner, Shawarma Mediterranean Grill is a friendly locale offering guests a wide variety of Mediterranean delicacies. Meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans will enjoy the options at Shawarma as the menu features something for every diner. From wraps to desserts, the food is flavorful, fresh, and made in house, plus many of the recipes have been passed down through the family. For the perfect ending to your meal, the malbie, a rose water pudding with milk and topped with strawberry glaze, is a great choice.
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Established in Denver in 2006 by Jon and Adam Schlegel, Snooze is a delicious, eclectic establishment featuring delicious American breakfast and lunch items. A popular, vibrant venue, the restaurant can now be found throughout Colorado, California, and Arizona. Open every day, the menu offers a variety of sweet and savory options, with a notable dishe being the sweet potato pancakes with homemade caramel, candied pecans, and ginger butter. Non-alcoholic beverages plus an impressive list of brunch cocktails are also available.