Bird Dog BBQ is a straight-up, large portion barbecue joint that will not fail to please. Choose from pulled pork, brisket, turkey, sausage (hot link or Polish), ribs, or chicken, add a few classic sides, and you’ll be full for a day or two. If you’re really hungry order the Doghouse, an open-faced sandwich with your choice of meat, topped with both sausages, and smothered in beans and cheese.
Address and Phone Number: 4153 Centennial Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (719) 268-6945
Carlos’ Bistro has an old-school charm and a menu that will please everyone. While Carlos’ Bistro is certainly a great spot for a romantic dinner, it’s really good for any type of special occasion. The chef at Carlos’ offers many classic fine-dining menu items like caviar and Filet Mignon, but there are several signature dishes on the menu as well, like Paella that will surprise and delight. The cocktails are wonderful as well, so try a Vail Old Fashioned, or for dessert, the Creamsicle Cocktail.
Address and Phone Number: 1025 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 471-2905
Sushi from Kohnami Sushi combines simple, traditional Japanese with the flair and creativity Americans love in their sushi rolls. Kohmani is great spot for dinner (order several rolls and share), but they also have an unbeatable lunch special. What Kohmani lacks in ambience and decor, it makes up for with fresh fish and original rolls.
Address and Phone Number: 7673 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (719) 599-8689
Paravicini’s Italian Bistro serves classic Italian dishes that you cannot make at home. Order the prosciutto wrapped cod or the Rigatoni Carmella, and you’ll know what we’re talking about. Though you might be tempted to order your own meal, consider the family service if you’re dining with six or more. Paravicini’s is a great spot for the family, and the desserts are phenomenal as well, so try to save room.
Address and Phone Number: 2802 W Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 471-8200
Try Uchenna’s for a change of pace in the Colorado Springs area. Cuisine-wise, Uchenna’s Ethiopian Restaurant is a bit of an outsider, but it fits right in as one of the best restaurants around. Uchenna’s offers two menus, one Ethiopian and one Mediterranean, and we encourage you to try the Ethiopian. The meat is marinated with twelve Ethiopian spices and is served with classic Ethiopian dishes like Misser Wat (a spicy lentil soup).
Address and Phone Number: 2501 W Colorado Ave #105, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 (719) 634-5070