The History of Boulder Restaurants, Bars, Coffee Shops, and Markets with Ready-to-Eat Grub

How many times have you racked your brain trying to think of a restaurant you visited in high school or a bar you frequented in college when you lived in Boulder, Colorado?

Hopefully, this list will help you answer those questions.

It's a work in progress and a social effort. At the bottom of Menu of Restaurants page, is a list of "Unknowns" that I could use your help with. If you have any more information or corrections to share, please send an email to bouldergourmet at aol dot com. I will update the list and repost revisions as I have time.

Lots of thanks goes to the I was in Boulder, CO in the '70s Facebook group who helped fill in lots of the blanks. And, thank you to Karen E. who has gone to the Carnegie Library numerous times to get valuable information. Of course, much thanks to John Lehndorff, food writer extraordinaire, who inspired me to ask such questions and for being my touchstone to the restaurant world all these years. (Check out John's article about Boulder's food history, "Forty Years of Nibbling"). Mangia!

News and Reviews

  • What a trip back in time! All the memories came flooding back. It's been so much fun to read "Serving Boulder". I remember going to Kings after Boulder High football games, listening to Fred play ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2012, 7:14 AM by Laura CoalsMom
  • Finally, the answer to my question. It was driving me crazy...I couldn't for the life of me remember what was in the underground spot near the Boulder theater before the Himalayas Restaurant. It was ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2012, 7:22 AM by Laura CoalsMom
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