Colorado Springs has an excellent variety of above-average restaurants, with a good sampling of Continental cuisine, Mexican restaurants, and steak joints. See also the section on dinner theaters in “Nightlife”.

Inexpensive -- Stalwart eateries for those on a budget include a pair of Manitou Springs favorites: Dutch Kitchen, 1025 Manitou Ave. (tel. 719/685-9962), serving plump sandwiches, hearty dinners, and killer homemade pies since 1959; and the Keg Bar & Grill, 730 Manitou Ave. (tel. 719/685-9531), serving burgers and sandwiches for lunch and steaks and seafood for dinner, with a locally famous berry salad available during both meals.

Family-Friendly Restaurants

Edelweiss Restaurant -- Kids will enjoy the strolling musicians who play German folk music on weekends, and they’ll love the apple and cherry strudels.

Giuseppe’s Old Depot Restaurant -- An original locomotive stands outside this old Denver & Rio Grande Railroad station. Most kids will adore the spaghetti and pizza.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.