Best Of 1999

Favorite

Readers' Poll Winners 

Food and Drink


Best Fine Dining

Gold

The Blue Star

1645 S. Tejon Street, 632-1086

Silver

The Peppertree Restaurant

888 W. Moreno Avenue, 471-4888

Bronze

The Craftwood Inn

404 El Paso Boulevard, Manitou Springs, 685-9000

www.craftwood.com


Best Restaurant for Carnivores

Gold

Steaksmith

3802 Maizeland Road, 596-1583

www.steaksmith.com

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 95 96

Silver

Outback Steakhouse

7065 Commerce Center Drive, 590-6283

2825 Geyser Drive, 527-8745

Bronze

Mackenzie's Chophouse

128 S. Tejon Street, 635-3536


Best Restaurant for Herbivores

Gold

Adams Mountain Caf

110 Canon Avenue, Manitou Springs, 685-1430

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 95 96 97 98

Silver

Gertrude's Restaurant

2625 W. Colorado Avenue, 471-0887

Bronze

Dale Street Caf

115 E. Dale Street, 578-9898


Best New Restaurant

(since Sept. '98)

Gold

Amanda's Fonda

3625 W. Colorado Avenue, 227-1975

Silver

Old City Caf

2802 W. Colorado Avenue, 575-9195

Bronze

Zio's Italian Kitchen

6650 Corporate Drive, 593-9999


Best Restaurant for First Date

Gold

Il Vicino

11 S. Tejon Street, 475-9224

www.ilvicino.com

Silver

Dale Street Caf

115 E. Dale Street, 578-9898

Bronze

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.

2 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, 635-2800


Best Restaurant to

Pop the Question

Gold

The Briarhurst Manor

404 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, 685-1864

www.briarhurst.com

Silver

Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant

733 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, 685-0277

Bronze

The Craftwood Inn

404 El Paso Boulevard, Manitou Springs, 685-9000

www.craftwood.com


Best Restaurant for Power Lunch

Gold

Mackenzie's Chophouse

128 S. Tejon Street, 635-3536

Silver

Ritz Grill

15 S. Tejon Street, 635-8484

Bronze

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.

2 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, 635-2800


Best Restaurant to

Break Up with Someone

Gold

McDonald's

Fifteen locations around town

www.mcdonalds.com

Silver

Denny's Restaurant

Six locations around town

www.dennys.com

Bronze

Ritz Grill

15 S. Tejon Street, 635-8484


Best Restaurant with a View

Gold

The Sunbird Restaurant

230 Point of the Pines Drive, 598-8990

Silver

Fish Market of Colorado Springs

775 W. Bijou Street, 520-3474

Bronze

The Peppertree Restaurant

888 W. Moreno Avenue, 471-4888


Best Restaurant for Dessert

Gold

Michelle's

122 N. Tejon Street, 633-5089

The Citadel Mall, 597-9932

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 95 96 97 98

Silver

Montague's Coffeehouse

1019 S. Tejon Street, 520-0672

Bronze

Marigold Caf & Bakery

4605 Centennial Boulevard, 599-4776


Best Patio Dining

Gold

Jose Muldoon's

222 N. Tejon Street, 636-2311

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 96 97 98

Silver

Avenue Caf & Underground Pub

130 E Kiowa Street, 633-0590

Bronze

Dale Street Caf

115 E. Dale Street, 578-9898


Best Seafood Restaurant

Gold

Joe's Crab Shack

1405 Jamboree Drive, 594-5367

805 Citadel Drive East, 380-7620

www.joescrabshack.com

Silver

Red Lobster

4925 N. Academy Boulevard, 594-9494

275 S. Academy Boulevard, 591-0771

www.redlobster.com

Bronze

Fish Market of Colorado Springs

775 W. Bijou Street, 520-3474


Best Sunday Brunch Buffet

Gold

The Broadmoor

1 Lake Circle, 577-5733

www.broadmoor.com

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 96 98

Silver

Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort

3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, 538-4000

www.conferenceresorts.com

Bronze

The Sunbird Restaurant

230 Point of the Pines Drive, 598-8990


Best Omelet

Gold

Omelette Parlor

900 E Fillmore Street, 633-7770

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 95 96 98

Silver

Olive Branch Restaurant

23 S. Tejon Street, 475-1199

Bronze

Western Omelette

16 S. Walnut Street, 636-2286

1749 S. Academy Boulevard, 574-9228

www.westernomelette.com


Best Mexican Restaurant

Gold

Amanda's Fonda

1625 W. Uintah Street, 447-1950

3625 W. Colorado Avenue, 227-1975

Silver

La Casita Patio Caf

1331 S. Nevada Avenue, 633-9616

4295 N. Nevada Avenue, 599-7829

Bronze

Jose Muldoon's

222 N. Tejon Street, 636-2311


Best Italian Restaurant

Gold

Luigi's Restaurant

947 S. Tejon Street, 632-7339

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 95 96 97 98

Silver

Antonio's

301 Garden of the Gods Road, 531-7177

Bronze

Carrabba's Italian Grill

2815 Geyser Drive, 527-1126

7120 Campus Drive, 264-0401

www.carrabbas.com


Best German Restaurant

Gold

Edelweiss Restaurant

34 E. Ramona Avenue, 633-2220

www.restauranteur.com/edelweiss

Previous Best Of Awards: 98

Silver

Uwe's German Restaurant

31 Iowa Avenue, 475-1611

Bronze

Oma's Haus

405 N. Union Boulevard, 636-1177


Best Asian

Gold

Wild Ginger Thai Restaurant

3020 W. Colorado Avenue, 634-5025

Silver

China Village

203 N. Union Boulevard, 475-8299

Bronze

Silver Pond Chinese Restaurant

6716 N. Academy Boulevard, 594-9343


Best Indian

Gold

India Garden Restaurant

5644 N. Academy Boulevard, 535-9196

Previous Best Of Awards: 97 98

Silver

The Indian Palate

117 E. Bijou Street, 633-1080

Bronze

Taste of India

4820 Flintridge Drive, 598-3428


Best Sushi

Gold

Jun Japanese Restaurant

1760 Dublin Boulevard, 531-9368

Previous Best Of Awards: 96 97 98

Silver

Fujiyama

28 S. Tejon Street, 630-1167

Bronze

Yakitori Restaurants

Three locations around town


Best Deli

Gold

Wooglin's Deli

823 N. Tejon Street, 578-9443

Silver

Bell's Deli & Catering Co

154 E. Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard, 576-8633

Bronze

Zugspitze International Gourmet

3819 Maizeland Road, 574-3819


Best Greasy Spoon

Gold

Gunther Toody's

3952 N. Academy Boulevard, 597-1950

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 95 96 97 98

Silver

North End Diner

3005 N. Hancock Avenue, 442-1833

Bronze

King's Chef

110 E. Costilla Street, 634-9135


Best Burger

Gold

Conway's Red Top Restaurant

Three locations around town

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 95 96 97 98

Silver

Red Robin Burger and Spirits Emporium

3680 Citadel Drive North, 597-2473

1410 Jamboree Drive, 598-2473

www.redrobin.com

Bronze

Meadow Muffins

2432 W. Colorado Avenue, 633-0583

www.meadowmuffins.com


Best Barbecue

Gold

Howard's Backyard Pit Bar-B-Q

114 S. Sierra Madre Street, 473-7427

Silver

Charlie's Pit Bar-B-Que

4325 N. Nevada Avenue, 266-4335

Bronze

Red Hot And Blue Memphis Pit Bar-B-Que

4290 N. Academy Boulevard, 592-0300


Best Pizza

Gold

Poor Richard's Restaurant

325-1/2 N. Tejon Street, 632-7721

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 95 96

Silver

Old Chicago

Three locations around town

www.rockbottom.com

Bronze

Il Vicino

11 S. Tejon Street, 475-9224

www.ilvicino.com


Best Chips & Salsa

Gold

Jose Muldoon's

222 N. Tejon Street, 636-2311

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 96 97 98

Silver

Amanda's Fonda

1625 W. Uintah Street, 447-1950

3625 W. Colorado Avenue, 227-1975

Bronze

3 Margaritas

280 S. Academy Boulevard, 596-5414

6385 N. Academy Boulevard, 532-1743


Best Happy Hour

Gold

Jose Muldoon's

222 N. Tejon Street, 636-2311

Silver

Ritz Grill

15 S. Tejon Street, 635-8484

Bronze

Old Chicago

Three locations around town

www.rockbottom.com


Best Martini

Gold

Mackenzie's Chophouse

128 S. Tejon Street, 635-3536

Previous Best Of Awards: 98

Silver

Ritz Grill

15 S. Tejon Street, 635-8484

Bronze

Primitivo Wine Bar

28 S. Tejon Street, 473-4900

www.primitivo.com


Best Margarita

Gold

Jose Muldoon's

222 N. Tejon Street, 636-2311

Previous Best Of Awards: 95 96

Silver

The Loop

965 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, 685-9344

Bronze

Amanda's Fonda

1625 W. Uintah Street, 447-1950

3625 W. Colorado Avenue, 227-1975


Best Bar To Be Seen In

Gold

Ritz Grill

15 S. Tejon Street, 635-8484

Silver

Primitivo Wine Bar

28 S. Tejon Street, 473-4900

www.primitivo.com

Bronze

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.

2 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, 635-2800


Best Neighborhood Bar

Gold

Murphy's Tavern

2729 N. Nevada Avenue, 634-9196

Previous Best Of Awards: 98

Silver

Keg Lounge

730 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, 685-9531

Bronze

Frankie's Bar & Grill

945 N. Powers Boulevard, 574-4881


Best Brew Pub

Gold

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co.

2 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, 635-2800

Previous Best Of Awards: 97 98

Silver

Il Vicino

11 S. Tejon Street, 475-9224

www.ilvicino.com

Bronze

The Warehouse

25 W. Cimmaron Street, 475-8880

www.thewarehouserestaurant.com


Best Local Brew

Gold

Bristol's Laughing Lab

Bristol Brewing Co

1647 S. Tejon Street, 633-2555

www.bristolbrewing.com

Previous Best Of Awards: 98

Silver

Phantom's Queen's Blond

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co

2 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, 635-2800

Bronze

Il Vicino's India Pale Ale

Il Vicino

11 S. Tejon Street, 475-9224

www.ilvicino.com


Best Specialty Coffee Drinks

Gold

Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea House

14 S. Tejon Street, 520-0501

5765 N. Academy Boulevard, 532-0467

Silver

Starbucks Coffee

Six locations around town

www.starbucks.com

Bronze

Boulder Street Coffee Roasters

332 N. Tejon Street, 577-4291


Best Ice Cream

Gold

Josh & John's Naturally Homemade Ice Creams

111 E. Pikes Peak Avenue, 632-0299

Previous Best Of Awards: 94 95 96 97 98

Silver

Michelle's

122 N Tejon Street, 633-5089

The Citadel Mall, 597-9932

Bronze

Baskin Robbins

Seven locations around town


Best Soups

Gold

La Baguette

Four locations around town

Silver

Souper Salad Restaurants

3636 Citadel Drive North, 597-6124

1434 Kelly Johnson Boulevard, 533-0614

www.soupersalads.com

Bronze

Poor Richard's Restaurant

324-1/2 N. Tejon Street, 632-7721


Best Salads

Gold

Souper Salad Restaurants

3636 Citadel Drive North, 597-6124

1434 Kelly Johnson Boulevard, 533-0614

www.soupersalads.com

Previous Best Of Awards: 96 97 98

Silver

Poor Richard's Restaurant

324-1/2 N. Tejon Street, 632-7721

Bronze

Il Vicino

11 S. Tejon Street, 475-9224

www.ilvicino.com


Best Pancakes

Gold

International House of Pancakes

Three locations around town

www.ihop.com

Previous Best Of Awards: 96 97

Silver

Mountain Shadows Restaurant

2223 W. Colorado Avenue, 633-2122

3338 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 573-0826

Bronze

Adam's Mountain Caf

110 Canon Avenue, Manitou Springs, 685-1430

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