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Complete Readers' Poll Results 

Gold = Gold; Silver = Silver; Bronze = Bronze;

Best Overall Restaurant

Best New Restaurant

  • Blue Vervain, 56 Park Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-2400, bluevervain.com
  • Carlos' Bistro, 1025 S. 21st St., 471-2905
  • Wahoo's Fish Taco, 7495 N. Academy Blvd., 590-8601, wahoos.com

Best Innovative Menu

Best Fine Dining

Best Restaurant For Carnivores

Best Restaurant For Herbivores

Best Wait Staff

Best Patio Dining

  • Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311, josemuldoons.com
  • Amanda's Fonda, 3625 W. Colorado Ave., 227-1975; 1625 W. Uintah St., 633-5585
  • Wines of Colorado, 8045 W. Hwy. 24, Cascade, 684-0900, winesofcolorado.com

Best Restaurant For Kids That Isn't Fast Food

  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits, Four locations, redrobin.com
  • Fargo's Pizza, 2910 E. Platte Ave., 473-5540
  • Poor Richard's Restaurant, 324 1/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721

Best Restaurant for Tourists

  • Sunbird Restaurant, 230 Point of the Pines Drive, 598-8990
  • Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800, phantomcanyon.com
  • (tie) Giuseppe's Old Depot Restaurant, 10 S. Sierra Madre St., 635-3111, giuseppes-depot.com; Wines of Colorado, 8045 W. Hwy. 24, Cascade, 684-0900, winesofcolorado.com

Best Place for a Wedding Reception

Best American Restaurant

  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Spirits, Four locations, redrobin.com
  • Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St., 635-8484, ritzgrill.com
  • Black-Eyed Pea, 887 N. Academy Blvd., 597-2902; 501 Garden of the Gods Road, 548-9417

Best Mexican Restaurant

  • Amanda's Fonda, 3625 W. Colorado Ave., 227-1975; 1625 W. Uintah St., 633-5585
  • Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311, josemuldoons.com
  • La Casita, 3504 N. Academy Blvd., 574-1499; 4295 N. Nevada Ave., 599-7829; 306 S. 8th St., 633-9616

Best Taco

  • La Casita, 3504 N. Academy Blvd., 574-1499; 4295 N. Nevada Ave., 599-7829; 306 S. 8th St., 633-9616
  • (tie) Taco Express, Four locations; El Taco Rey, 330 E. Colorado Ave., 475-9722
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Eight locations. chipotle.com

Best Green Chili

  • King's Chef Diner, 110 E. Costilla St., 634-9135, kingschefdiner.com
  • La Casita, 3504 N. Academy Blvd., 574-1499; 4295 N. Nevada Ave., 599-7829; 306 S. 8th St., 633-9616
  • El Taco Rey, 330 E. Colorado Ave., 475-9722

Best Enchiladas

  • 3 Margaritas, Four locations, 3margaritas.net
  • Seor Manuel's Mexican Cuisine, 4660 N. Nevada Ave., 598-3033
  • La Casita, 3504 N. Academy Blvd., 574-1499; 4295 N. Nevada Ave., 599-7829; 306 S. 8th St., 633-9616

Best Chile Rellenos

  • Seor Manuel's Mexican Cuisine, 4660 N. Nevada Ave., 598-3033
  • Amanda's Fonda, 3625 W. Colorado Ave., 227-1975; 1625 W. Uintah St., 633-5585
  • Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311, josemuldoons.com

Best Chips 'n Salsa

  • Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311, josemuldoons.com
  • Amanda's Fonda, 3625 W. Colorado Ave., 227-1975; 1625 W. Uintah St., 633-5585
  • On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, 2190 Southgate Road, 635-0100; 7695 N. Academy Blvd., 532-0062, ontheborder.com

Best Margaritas

  • Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311, josemuldoons.com
  • The Loop, 965 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9344, theloopatmanitou.com
  • Amanda's Fonda, 3625 W. Colorado Ave., 227-1975; 1625 W. Uintah St., 633-5585

Best Tex-Mex

  • On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, 2190 Southgate Road, 635-0100; 7695 N. Academy Blvd., 532-0062, ontheborder.com
  • Amanda's Fonda, 3625 W. Colorado Ave., 227-1975; 1625 W. Uintah St., 633-5585
  • Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311, josemuldoons.com

Best Italian Restaurant

Best French Restaurant

  • La Creperie, 204 N. Tejon St., 632-0984
  • La Petite Maison, 1015 W. Colorado Ave., 632-4887, restauranteur.com/maison
  • La Baguette, Four locations

Best German Restaurant

  • Edelweiss, 34 E. Ramona Ave., 633-2220, edelweissrest.com
  • Uwe's German Restaurant 31 Iowa Ave., 475-1611
  • Old Heidelberg Pastry Shop, 1109 S. Tejon St., 634-1052, oldheidelberg.net

Best Chinese Restaurant

  • China Village, 203 N. Union Blvd., 475-8299, dininginco.com/719.htm
  • China Town, 326 S. Nevada Ave., 632-5151
  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro, 1725 Briargate Pkwy., 593-8580, pfchangs.com

Best Japanese Restaurant

  • Ai Sushi & Grill (all independently owned), 4655 Centennial Blvd, 266-5858; 3215 Cinema Pt., 622-8866; 6552 S Academy Blvd., 576-8855
  • Jun Japanese Restaurant, 1760 Dublin Blvd., 531-9368, restauranteur.com/jun
  • Fujiyama, 28 S. Tejon St., 630-1167

Best Sushi

  • Jun Japanese Restaurant, 1760 Dublin Blvd., 531-9368, restauranteur.com/jun
  • Ai Sushi & Grill (all independently owned), 4655 Centennial Blvd, 266-5858; 3215 Cinema Pt., 622-8866; 6552 S. Academy Blvd., 576-8855
  • Fujiyama, 28 S. Tejon St., 630-1167

Best Thai Restaurant

  • Wild Ginger, 3020 W. Colorado Ave., 634-5025
  • Little Bangkok, 109 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 442-6546
  • Bhan Thai, 1025 N. Academy Blvd., 574-3401

Best Vietnamese Restaurant

  • Saigon Caf, 20 E. Colorado Ave., 633-2888
  • An Nam, 6928 Mesa Ridge Pkwy., Fountain, 390-8700
  • Fine Vietnamese Cuisine, 4153 Centennial Blvd., 278-9388

Best Indian

Best Fondue

Best Steakhouse

Best Barbeque

  • Front Range Barbeque, 2330 W. Colorado Ave., 632-2596, frontrangebarbeque.com
  • Red Hot and Blue, 4290 N. Academy Blvd., 592-0300
  • Howard's Backyard Pit Bar-B-Q, 3350 N. Chestnut St., 473-7427

Best Deli

  • Wooglin's Deli, 823 N. Tejon St., 578-9443
  • Broadway Deli, 7170 N. Academy Blvd., 633-5420, broadwaydeli.net
  • (tie) Mollica's Italian Market and Deli, 985 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite A, 598-1088, mollicas.com; Par Avion Gourmet Market & Caf, 1872 Southgate Road, 636-2328, paravionfood.com

Best Buffet

  • Golden Corral, 1970 Waynoka Road, 591-9870; 5410 E. Woodmen Road, 260-9369
  • Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, 538-4060, cheyennemountain.com
  • Country Buffet, 751 N. Academy Blvd., 574-1444

Best Diner

Best Take-Out

  • China Village, 203 N. Union Blvd., 475-8299, dininginco.com/719.htm
  • La Casita, 3504 N. Academy Blvd., 574-1499; 4295 N. Nevada Ave., 599-7829; 306 S. 8th St., 633-9616
  • Panda Express, Five locations

Best Late-Night Dining

  • Village Inn, Six locations, villageinnrestaurants.com
  • Albertaco's, 4494 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 534-9412; 6984 N. Academy Blvd., 388-1635; 5710 S. Hwy. 85 & 87, Security, 393-1687
  • Pita Pit, 8 E. Bijou St., 634-1748, pitapit.com

Best Nationwide Chain

  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro, 1725 Briargate Pkwy., 593-8580, pfchangs.com
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill, 7605 N. Academy Blvd., 593-8877; 2510 Tenderfoot Hill St., 540-9833, macaronigrill.com
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Eight locations, chipotle.com

Best Local or Regional Chain

  • Old Chicago, 7115 Commerce Center Drive, 593-7678; 118 N. Tejon St., 634-8812; 4110 N. Academy Blvd., 536-0633, oldchicago.com
  • La Casita, 3504 N. Academy Blvd., 574-1499; 4295 N. Nevada Ave., 599-7829; 306 S. 8th St., 633-9616
  • Il Vicino, 11 S. Tejon St., 475-9224, ilvicino.com

Best Chain Pizza

Best Local Pizza

  • Poor Richard's Restaurant, 324 1/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721
  • Louie's Pizza, Four locations
  • Il Vicino, 11 S. Tejon St., 475-9224, ilvicino.com

Best Tapas

Best Sunday Brunch

  • The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Circle, 577-5733, broadmoor.com
  • Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, 538-4060, cheyennemountain.com
  • Sunbird Restaurant, 230 Point of the Pines Drive, 598-8990

Best Caf

  • La Baguette, Four locations
  • Dale Street Caf, 115 E. Dale St., 578-7998
  • Pikes Perk, Four locations, pikesperk.com

Best Breakfast

Best Pancakes

  • International House of Pancakes, 520 N. Chelton Road, 632-5098; 8065 Hwy. 83, 264-0469; 2290 Southgate Road, 635-0777, ihop.com
  • Village Inn, Six locations, villageinnrestaurants.com
  • Adam's Mountain Caf, 110 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1430, adamsmountain.com

Best Bagels

  • Einstein Bros. Bagels, 2848 N. Powers Blvd., 573-7606; 4325 Centennial Blvd., 548-8408; 6988 N. Academy Blvd. 265-8610, einsteinbros.com
  • Panera Bread, 1832 Southgate Road, 389-0808; 1845 Briargate Pkwy., 266-9200; 7344 N. Academy Blvd., 522-1100, panerabread.com
  • Brooklyn Bagel Caf, 132 N. Tejon St., 635-8548

Best Bakery

Best Salads

  • Poor Richard's Restaurant, 324 1/2 N. Tejon St., 632-7721
  • Souper! Salad!; 1434 Kelly Johnson Blvd., 533-0614; 3636 Citadel Drive North, 597-6124; 808 Garden of the Gods Road, 277-0687, soupersalad.com
  • Lettuce Head, 2917 Galley Road, 597-7476

Best Cheeseburger

Best Gyros

  • Mediterranean Caf, 118 E. Kiowa St., 633-0115
  • Zorbadillo's, 604 S. Union Blvd., 447-9290
  • Jake & Telly's Greek Cuisine, 2616 W. Colorado Ave. #24, 633-0406, greekdining.com

Best Ice Cream

Best Dessert

Best Restaurant Wine List

Best Farmers' Market

  • Old Colorado City
  • Farm and Art Market, Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs
  • Memorial Park

Best Natural Foods Store

  • Whole Foods Market, 7635 N. Academy Blvd., 531-9999, wholefoods.com
  • Wild Oats Natural Marketplace, 3180 New Center Pointe, 622-1099, wildoats.com
  • Mountain Mama Natural Foods, 1625 W. Uintah St., 633-4139

Best Bread

  • Panera Bread, 1832 Southgate Road, 389-0808; 1845 Briargate Parkway, 266-9200; 7344 N. Academy Blvd., 522-1100, panerabread.com
  • La Baguette, Four locations
  • Great Harvest Bread Co., 6942 N. Academy Blvd., 528-6442; 101 N. Tejon St., 635-7379, greatharvest.com

Best Caterer

Best Grocery Store

  • Whole Foods Market, 7635 N. Academy Blvd., 531-9999, wholefoods.com
  • King Soopers, Ten locations
  • Safeway, Fifteen locations

Best Ethnic Market

  • Par Avion Gourmet Market & Caf, 1872 Southgate Road, 636-2328, paravionfood.com
  • (tie) Leonela Carniceria, 3736 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 637-2641; India Bazaar, 3659 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 264-6995
  • Mollica's Italian Market and Deli, 985 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite A, 598-1088, mollicas.com

Best In-store Beer Selection

  • Cheers Liquor Mart, 1105 N. Circle Drive, 574-2244, cheersliquormart.com
  • Coaltrain Wine & Liquor, 330 W. Uintah St., 475-9700, coaltrainwine.com
  • Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700

Best In-Store Wine Selection

  • Coaltrain Wine & Liquor, 330 W. Uintah St., 475-9700, coaltrainwine.com
  • Cheers Liquor Mart, 1105 N. Circle Drive, 574-2244, cheersliquormart.com
  • Vintages Wine and Spirits, 9 S. Tejon St., 520-5733

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

  • For Vital Vittles.

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