Colorado Springs Restaurants for Families


Colorado Springs restaurants cook delicious fare, including handmade pizza and local flavors in family-friendly atmospheres

Take a break at one of Colorado Springs restaurants providing numerous options for every palate. With so much to do in Colorado Springs—peaks, parks, gardens, mountains, zoos—a long day of exploring and taking in stunning scenery should end with time to unwind, whether with an adult beverage or something from the kid’s menu. Fortunately, options abound when you are among the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains, from authentic Italian eateries to craft breweries to lively marketplaces. Put simply, this city has everything the tastebuds crave and more.

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Ivywild School in Colorado Springs

Those who are tired after hours of sightseeing should head to Ivywild School, which boasts food and drink delicious enough to match the establishment’s intriguing name. Ivywild is a community marketplace serving outlets like Ivywild Kitchen, Lazo Empanadas and Bristol Brewing Company. Don’t be afraid to crack a cold one or sip a martini as you walk around the building: Ivywild now has a liquor license that allows you to drink a Laughing Lab or an Old-Fashioned anywhere on the premises.

Something for everyone at Ivywild School

Stellina Pizza Cafe

Stellina Pizza Cafe

Colorado’s Stellina Pizza Café

Stellina is an authentic Italian eatery serving up handmade pasta and pizzas to go with a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. It’s not all pizza and pasta, though: some visitors might opt for one of Stellina’s fresh salads before topping off their meal with a helping of house-made gelato. With a delicious kid’s menu to boot, this is the sort of restaurant families will appreciate and food enthusiasts will race to revisit.

Pizza, pasta, and gelato at Stellina

Streetcar520 in Colorado Springs

Many unique Colorado Springs restaurants have menu items that pique interests. Streetcar520 is an eclectic New American spot in the Trolley District in downtown Colorado Springs. Its location is a plus—patrons can easily explore the city before or after a meal—but its menu is where the fun really begins. Streetcar520 features shareable plates like falafel, shrimp etouffee, smoked gouda mac and cheese and Korean chicken bao buns. Readers’ mouths are likely watering by now, but one last note: Streetcar520 is also known for its history—it was originally built to store the streetcars that traveled Tejon Street.

Sensational shareables at Streetcar520

Phantom Canyon Brewing Company in CO

Hence the name, craft comes first at this brewery—visitors will enjoy sipping on red ales, IPAs and imperial stouts from some of the most talented brewers Colorado has to offer. But Phantom does more than just beer: it has delicious finger foods and wholesome dishes for all ages, including cheeseburger sliders, corn dogs, grilled salmon, edamame and crispy fish tacos. Those looking for smooth ales and a flavorful bite should stop by Phantom Canyon Brewing Company.

Phantom’s scrumptious kid’s menu

Oscar Blues in Colorado Springs

Oscar Blues in Colorado Springs

Oskar Blues in Colorado Springs

Fresh menu? Check. Craft beer? Check. Weekly activities, events and specials in a 14,000 square-foot space? Check. Oskar Blues is not just an all-American restaurant; it is an entire experience, with two bars and a lively environment that never seems to die down. Opened in 2009, this location provides beers on tap along with limited releases, not to mention a large patio deck on which patrons can relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of one of Colorado’s finest breweries.

Sip and relax at Oskar Blues

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