Top 5 Restaurants in Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Highlands is known for its abundance of parks and trails used to go exploring or to simply walk the dog. After all that exercise you become hungry and McDonalds won’t satisfy your appetite. Here we will give you the top five restaurants to discover in Highlands Ranch.
#1 – C.B. Potts
C.B. Potts is a approaching their 40th anniversary and also celebrating 20 years of brewing popular craft beers for its customers. This bar and grill serve delicious burgers, fish n’ chips, and more. They also cater to gluten intolerant customers with their gluten free menu. The chimichurri steak is always cooked to perfection. C.B. Potts is a popular hang out on weekends and brings in a lot of traffic. They have multiple TV’s in the bar which show a variety of sports in case you just want to sit back and enjoy a good crafted beer. Good food also comes with good character since C.B. Potts hosts several benefits for k-8 schooling.
#2 – Old Blinking Light
This southwest style restaurant is a popular date spot with its generous selection of wine and mature atmosphere but don’t worry, families also dine here all the time. The menu selection has a perfect balance of the normal burger and chicken stripes choices and the more unique dishes such as their New Mexico red chili salmon. The menu gently coax you into trying something different then your normal restaurant order which will not be a disappointment. But dinner isn’t the best part, always save room for dessert because their OBL Mudpie and creme brûlée are heavenly.
#3 – Little Holly’s Asian Cafe
Little Holly’s is not doubt the best Asian restaurant in the Denver outskirts. Located at 2223 W. Wildcat Reserve Pkwy highlands Ranch, this restaurant has the closest food from China America has to offer. One downside of being popular is that they are always busy. Carryout is the best option when ordering from Little Holly to avoid long delivery times. I have not had the pleasure of eating-in at Holly’s because they are so busy but the food is worth the wait. Chinese dumplings with the Red Dragon sushi roll and some Singapore Noodles always satisfy my appetite.
#4 – Crave Real Burger
If you ever want to indulge yourself and take a break from that diet your doctor forced you on, Crave Real Burgers is the place to go. Its not exaggerating when I say these burgers are huge and they do serve bacon shakes. My personal favorite is the Luther, two massive donuts between bacon, egg, and sausage patty. Crave Real Burger is one of those restaurants that offers a challenge, The Big Bad Wolf. If you can devour three of their loaded 3 Little Pigs Burgers under 45 minutes you get the meal free with your photo on the Wall of Winners and a free challengers tee shirt. If you lose, you must pay for the meal and get your name stuck on the Wall of Losers. This is a place for risk takers and if your concerned about your calorie intake, run away from Crave Real Burger as fast as you can.
#5 – Mici Handcrafted Italian
Ever want some real Italian food that not Dominos Pizza? Mici’s is the best Italian restaurant in town and personally the best Italian I’ve ever had. It takes some exploring to find what your looking for since the menu is mostly in Italian but anything you try will have your mouth watering and even though your full, you’ll be wanting more. They specialize in pasta, pizza, and panini meals but even better they value real ingredients over convenience in additives and preservatives and the taste is divine you can tell that what your eating is authentic. When your done with your hand made pizza or perfectly pressed panini, you must dive into their dessert. You have three choices: gelato, mini cannoli, and Italian cookies. With the gelato you can chose between three sizes of three different flavors which include chocolate, mango, and vanilla. Personally the mango its my choice of dessert. Then theres the mini cannoli which are Italian pastries stuffed with sweetened ricotta cheese which for some reason you can’t get enough of. And finally the Italian cookies with two kinds: Florentine and Pignoli. Florentine are a caramelized almond cookie with a chocolate center and the Pignoli is a more chewy almond cookie topped with pine nuts.