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Fort Collins food guide

Fort Collins has more restaurants per capita than most cities in North America, and tops the nation in fast-casual dining.  There are a lot of opportunities to try something new and you won’t go hungry.

Many restaurants have awesome deals that cater to the budget of a college student, so planning a lunch or a night out to dinner with your friends does not have to be a financial strain.



Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing – $$
5 Old Town Square
Located in Old Town Square, Coopersmith’s is one of the most popular places to go for pizza and other delicious pub-style food. It is a  great place to eat with family whenever they come to visit or with a big group of friends. Coopersmith’s is divided into the Pub and the Pool Side, where the former is just a dining experience and the latter offers pool tables and a louder atmosphere. Coopersmith’s is open until 11 p.m. throughout the week and until midnight on the weekends.
The 415 – $$
415 S Mason St
Austin’s American Grill – $$
100 W Mountain Ave
Dam Good Tacos – $
120 1/2 W Laurel St – beneath the Alley Cat
Raising Cane’s – $
Raising Cane’s might actually be a major reason that students decide to move to Fort Collins. Even though their menu is limited to four main combo choices, it attracts a lot of attention from students as well as the broader community. If chicken fingers happen to make up one of your main food groups, this is the place to go. Raising Cane’s is located at 2104 S College Ave, and is open until 11 p.m. during the week and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.



Big Al’s Burgers and Dogs – $
140 W Mountain Ave
Stuft – a burger bar – $
210 S College Ave



Cheba Hut – $
104 E Laurel St
925 S Taft Hill Rd
The Pickle Barrel – $$
122 W Laurel St




Pizza Casbah – $
120 W Laurel St
Krazy Karl’s – $
1124 W Elizabeth St
Old Chicago – $$
147 S College Ave
Beau Jo’s Pizza – $$
205 N. College Ave



Cafe Mexicali – $$
2925 S College Ave
Cafe Mexicali is typically always busy with students, and the staff creates a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Next time you are craving a burrito from Qdoba or Chipotle, try Cafe Mex instead. Their ingredients are always fresh and full of amazing flavor. Cafe Mexicali is located at 2925 S College Ave, and they are open until 9:30 p.m. during the week and they close at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The Rio Grande – $$
143 W Mountain Ave



JeJu Sushi and Japanese – $$
238 S College Ave
Suh Sushi – $$
Located close to campus at 200 W Prospect Road, Suh Sushi is known by students for its lunch and takeout sushi specials. You have the option to choose three sushi rolls for $10.95 from a list with various delicious choices. Suh Sushi is open until 9 p.m. on weekdays and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Cafe de Bangkok – $$
1232 W Elizabeth St
Star of India – $$
2900 Harvard St.
Pho Duy – $
902 W Drake Rd #1



Avogadro’s Number – $$

605 S Mason St
Rainbow Restaurant – $$
212 W Laurel St
Tasty Harmony – $$
130 S Mason St

The Silver Grill Cafe – $$

218 Walnut St
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery – $$
144 W Mountain Ave
Lucile’s Restaurant – $$
400 S Meldrum St



Mugs Coffee Lounge – $
261 S College Ave
306 W Laurel St
The Alley Cat – $
120 W Laurel St
The Bean Cycle – $
144 N College Ave
The Wild Boar – $$
1510 S College Ave



Walrus Ice Cream – $
125 W Mountain Ave
Kilwin’s Chocolate & Ice Cream – $$
114 S College Ave
Rocket Fizz – $$
123 N College Ave

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