June 28  |  Our Communities

The 15 Best Local Restaurants in Loveland, Colorado

As a locally owned company, we are major proponents of all things local. That certainly translates to a desire to keep our money in the community, as we invest in local businesses and engage in meaningful conversation and relationship with small business owners in the meantime.

There are several local restaurants in Loveland that we frequent, so we thought we would take a moment to highlight just a few of our favorites! These restaurants are well-loved in the Loveland community for their inviting atmospheres, friendly service, and of course — their amazing food.


The 4th Street Chop House

The 4th Street Chop House is the perfect location for enjoying a fancy meal to celebrate a special occasion, for spending date night with your significant other, or hosting a private event. This 1930s style restaurant presents an upscale menu featuring quality steaks and seafood, in addition to an impressive drink lineup. This elegant restaurant provides a relaxing retreat in the middle of the activity in historic downtown Loveland.

4th Street Chop House Loveland

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Bent Fork the Grill

Bent Fork the Grill serves up traditional dishes that are inventive, fresh and flavorful in their fun and inviting atmosphere. From the most casual occasion to a formal gathering, Bent Fork the Grill has the ambiance, diverse menu, and price points to meet your needs. Their support of local artists is evident in their display of breathtaking Colorado photography throughout the space. Grab a bite to eat, pair a drink with your selection, and relax in this creative dining space in the heart of Loveland.


The Black Steer

The Black Steer is the place to go for some exceptional steak in town. Their house-aged choice beef is cut daily into filets, New York Steaks, kabobs, steak sandwiches, and their famous Pepper Steak. But don’t miss the rest of The Black Steer’s delicious menu, featuring seafood, salads, pastas, homemade soup, desserts, and more!

The Black Steer Loveland

Photo Courtesy of The Black Steer


Café de Bangkok II

Feel as though you’re thousands of miles from Colorado with a visit to Café de Bangkok II, serving authentic Thai food crafted by highly trained and experienced chefs. Discover something new in this elevated contemporary dining space as you savor the flavors of Bangkok. This location is an extension of their successful restaurant in Fort Collins, Café de Bangkok.


Door 222

Door 222, formerly known as Next Door Food and Drink, is coincidentally next door to the Rialto Theatre. Door 222’s menu is crafted with extensive detail in every bite, but they are especially known for their amazing tapas and unique cocktails. One of our favorite features of this locally owned restaurant is their focus on giving back to the community, as they donate a portion of specific menu items to local non-profits.

Door 222 Food and Drink Loveland

Photo Courtesy of Door 222


Henry’s Pub

You may think about a great drink selection when you hear Henry’s Pub. They certainly have that, as Henry’s has one of the largest selections of liquor and beer in Loveland. They also have a wonderful food menu featuring everything from appetizers to split with friends over a couple of beers, some pub fare for lunch, an entree to enjoy at dinner time, and a variety of sweet desserts to top off the night! This downtown Loveland pub has something for everyone — no matter the occasion.


The Laureate Publick House

The Laureate Publick House is another Loveland pub with an incredible food lineup. This is your one-stop-shop while searching for a place to grab drinks to enjoy with a full meal. The Laureate features craft beers from all around the world, hand-selected wine, and handcrafted cocktails — and a wonderful menu with everything from small bites to sandwiches. This locally owned restaurant is fairly new to the scene, since they opened their doors in 2014, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

Laureate Publick House

Photo Courtesy of The Laureate Publick House


Mo’ Betta Gumbo

Don’t you already feel mo’ betta after reading a name like Mo’ Betta Gumbo? This unique restaurant serves up authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine, with a touch of southern comfort and a lot of southern hospitality. You have to try their famous Hush Puppies or Mac & Cheese Any Way — but you can’t go wrong with anything you order on their menu! Enjoy live music nights and happy hour cocktails in Mo’ Betta’s eclectic space decked out in New Orleans decor.


Monroe’s Lounge

Uncover one of Loveland’s hidden gems by visiting Monroe’s Lounge. Their modern and fresh approach to dining is evident in their contemporary space as well as their creative and inventive menu. You’ll find Sterling Silver all-natural beef, bison, and wild game sausage, as well as one of the only elk burgers you can eat in Northern Colorado. And of course, pair your meal with a drink sourced from local brewers and distillers. Don’t miss the live musical performances at Monroe’s every weekend, with live music starting at 8 p.m. on Fridays and karaoke starting at 9 p.m. on Saturdays!

Monroe's Lounge Loveland

Photo Courtesy of Monroe’s Lounge


Nordy’s BBQ

Nordy’s BBQ has been a Loveland staple for over 25 years, serving some of the best slow-cooked ribs, brisket and pork you may ever taste. Try some of the mouth-watering dishes off their menu to see what all the hype is about, making sure you don’t miss their Carolina Pork Sandwich, BBQ Cuban Sandwich and Catfish Po’Boy! This down-to-earth local restaurant will make you feel right at home with their friendly service, comfortable atmosphere, and home-cooked meals.


Origins Wine Bar and Wood Fire Pizza

Origins Wine Bar and Wood Fire Pizza was voted the Best New Restaurant and Best New Business in 2015 by the readers of the Loveland Reporter-Herald. This new restaurant was instantly adored by the community when they opened their doors in 2014 and began serving artisan wood-fired pizza, paninis, bruschetta, and handcrafted gelato. And like any quality Italian restaurant, their wine, cocktails and local brews should not be missed!

Origins Wood Fire Pizza

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You may have stopped by the Pourhouse in Loveland before for their happy hour, as they have the longest happy hour in the city. But their food menu features a wide selection of offerings as well, including appetizers, burgers, pizza, sandwiches, soups, salads and more! The Pourhouse puts on live music performances four nights a week, making this an exciting destination for dinner and drinks.


El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant

The family-owned El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant has been serving the Northern Colorado community for over 10 years at their three locations in Greeley, Fort Collins and Loveland. Their fresh, authentic Mexican dishes earned them the title of the Best Mexican Restaurant in Loveland. Stop by to taste test for yourself! But perhaps more exciting than their tasty menu items, El Pueblito is focused on preparing their foods using the most healthy and sustainable methods.

El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant

Photo Courtesy of El Pueblito Mexican Restaurant


Sushi Zensai

It’s always good to have a good sushi restaurant in mind whenever you’re craving something fresh, light, flavorful, and a little outside of your routine. Sushi Zensai aims to create one of the top sushi restaurants in the world by providing consistently fresh, innovative and healthy foods using only the finest ingredients. And they have done just that! Stop by Sushi Zensai to see (and taste!) for yourself what all the hype is all about. You can save a few bucks if you stop by for lunch for their 3-Roll Combo Special, where you can get three sushi rolls for just $9.95!


The Wapiti Colorado Pub

The Wapiti Colorado Pub is centered around all things Colorado, reflected in their local-centric menu with juicy burgers, thick cut steaks, pub-style sandwiches, crisp salads, and succulent game meats. The Wapiti Colorado Pub has an amazing local wine and craft beer selection as well, and their patio takes advantage of the Colorado sunshine — and was even voted the Best Patio in Loveland!

Wapiti Colorado Pub

Photo Courtesy of The Wapiti Colorado Pub


What local Loveland restaurants do you love?

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