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Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderHapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder
384 reviews
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Sushi | Boulder, Boulder Area

Incredible food and awesome experience. Hapa never disappoints, as the food and service is almost always impeccable, and when it’s not it’s still great. More

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Black CatBlack Cat
2310 reviews
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Contemporary American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Excellent food and service. Focus was on the customers. Tasting menu was amazing. More

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Flagstaff HouseFlagstaff House
3401 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Amazing venue, food, and drinks. We loved it. The menu was thoughtful and food was presented very well. More

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Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- BoulderJax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Boulder
1263 reviews
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Seafood | Boulder, Boulder Area

Extraordinary food and service. Great happy hour. Highly recommend. More

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Blackbelly MarketBlackbelly Market
834 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Great food. Excellent service. Nice ambiance. None of the Pearl Street BS. More

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Bramble & HareBramble & Hare
407 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Boulder, Boulder Area

Fantastic service and food! More

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RiffsRiffs
1181 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Thursday is fried chicken night. I’ve enjoyed this meal many times. Tonight was the best. More

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SantoSanto
410 reviews
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Mexican | Boulder, Boulder Area

Excellent service and wonderful decor. The Navajo Fry Bread was super tasty and unique and the green chili was delicious. The cardamom simple syrup is a great idea and adds wonderful flavor to drinks! More

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ArcanaArcana
481 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Never fails to be a wonderful dining experience Excellent food , drinks and service . Farmers toast with Colorado peaches were delicious . Perfectly cooked lamb and steak enteees. Best place to eat in Boulder More

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BRASSERIE TEN TENBRASSERIE TEN TEN
2893 reviews
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French | Boulder, Boulder Area

Drew, our waiter, was amazing! So knowledgeable and attentive. Just very easy going and provided excellent service. A first class waiter! More

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Japango Sushi RestaurantJapango Sushi Restaurant
515 reviews
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Sushi | Boulder, Boulder Area

Delicious as always. I eat gluten-free and they do a great job of it. My sons favorite place too. We sat in the lounge which was fun and comfortable. More

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River and Woods RestaurantRiver and Woods Restaurant
452 reviews
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Comfort Food | Boulder, Boulder Area

5 of us had a perfect dinner experience! The Trout was outstanding. More

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Via PerlaVia Perla
455 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

Very good food, service and ambiance. Definitely worth checking this place out. More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Boulder - 29th StBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Boulder - 29th St
5 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Great variety on the menu! Had a good time with a group of friends. More

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Jill's in the St Julien HotelJill's in the St Julien Hotel
1070 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Boulder, Boulder Area

Excellent launch buffet. Very friendly staff very attentive I always love this place. More

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Via ToscanaVia Toscana
752 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

Good service, nice venue and great food. I would recommend it for all occasions. More

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The Post Brewing-BoulderThe Post Brewing-Boulder
10 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Great service and atmosphere. Food was southern and terrific! Great happy hour deals too! More

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Greenbriar Inn, TheGreenbriar Inn, The
2205 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Staff, food, and everything in-between was amazing! More

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Boulder CorkBoulder Cork
1780 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Jason great waiter management awesome. Waitstaff great super food More

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Wild StandardWild Standard
610 reviews
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Seafood | Boulder, Boulder Area

One of our favorite Boulder restaurants. The menu is not large, but every item is delicious and perfectly prepared. Weeknights are quiet and you can hear well and talk easily.... haven't been there on a weekend night, so I don't know if it is noisy. Nice wine list too. Highly recommended!! More

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Aloy Thai CuisineAloy Thai Cuisine
2 reviews
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Thai | Boulder, Boulder Area

Excellent place! The service was amazing and the food even better. Will be our new go to place for Thai food! More

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Caprese TrattoriaCaprese Trattoria
268 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

Our go to for dining out in Longmont. Always excellent! More

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Carelli's Ristorante ItalianoCarelli's Ristorante Italiano
76 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

Been several times. Never disappointed in any dish or drink. Also a great place to eat at the bar. More

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Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella BarBacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar
209 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

Good neighborhood dining- Nice to to have to deal with the traffic and more crowded spots in downtown Boulder. A nice menu selection paired with some excellent wine choices. More

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The MediterraneanThe Mediterranean
2215 reviews
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Mediterranean | Boulder, Boulder Area

We had the most excellent waiter that night. The food was delicious and the service truly made it a great evening. More

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PMGPMG
111 reviews
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Contemporary European | Boulder, Boulder Area

Excellent food coupled with attentive service equaled a lovely date night! More

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MateoMateo
1008 reviews
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Provencal | Boulder, Boulder Area

Took a friend for her birthday. They surprised us with two glasses of champagne at the table. A nice touch. We shared the asparagus risotto and grilled shrimp along with a tossed salad with beets. It was all delicious. Great coffee and wonderful service as well. More

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Zolo GrillZolo Grill
745 reviews
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Southwest | Boulder, Boulder Area

The food and service were great. This in my favorite Mexican restaurant in Boulder More

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ChimeraChimera
87 reviews
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Pacific Rim | Boulder, Boulder Area

The service was excellent. Our waiter Zak was very attentive. The food was delicious especially the butter poached lobster ramen. Also really enjoyed the coconut shrimp appetizer. More

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Boulder ChopHouse & TavernBoulder ChopHouse & Tavern
1615 reviews
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Steakhouse | Boulder, Boulder Area

One of our favorites. We come here 4 to 8 times per year. We love the food, location, staff and the deserts! More

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Spruce Farm & FishSpruce Farm & Fish
700 reviews
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Contemporary American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Nice atmosphere; really great if you're staying at the Boulderado! Prime rib was very good, scallops were awesome! Breakfast was also really excellent! More

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Centro Mexican KitchenCentro Mexican Kitchen
144 reviews
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Mexican | Boulder, Boulder Area

It's always good at Centro, but it used to be better. It seems like the taco options are fewer. I have always loved the Zolo Caesar salad (no longer on their menu) so ordered the Caesar here hoping it was the salad I remember, but it was a fairly conventional Caesar without a hint of latin/mex/SW flavors - good in its own right, but still disappointing for a Big Red F restaurant. More

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SALT - BoulderSALT - Boulder
1542 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Perfect for lunch. Both meals were delicious. Great service. Salt never disappoints. More

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Roadhouse Boulder DepotRoadhouse Boulder Depot
287 reviews
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Contemporary American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Love the Depot! Best margaritas in town, and the food is always excellent! More

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The North End at 4580 (fka Restaurant 4580)The North End at 4580 (fka Restaurant 4580)
783 reviews
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Contemporary American | Boulder, Boulder Area

My party of 6 really enjoyed our lunch recently. The waiter was attentive and each dish ordered was great. More

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Sforno TrattoriaSforno Trattoria
262 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

The food has been consistently excellent, as has the service. The wait staff and chef are accommodating to special requests. More

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West Flanders BrewingWest Flanders Brewing
103 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Boulder, Boulder Area

Great Beer, Belgium style brews, food is ok but not the main draw to this place. More

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Shine Restaurant & Potion BarShine Restaurant & Potion Bar
193 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Loved this place! I was recommended it by a friend and my sister and I came for brunch. Lovely experience, we will be back! More

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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant - BoulderRio Grande Mexican Restaurant - Boulder
402 reviews
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Mexican | Boulder, Boulder Area

The Rio Grande is a lively Mexican restaurant serving very good food. Because alcohol seems to flow freely, it's noisy, but in a happy way More

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Gondolier Italian EateryGondolier Italian Eatery
251 reviews
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Italian | Boulder, Boulder Area

Always a great place for comfort food. Our family has been coming here for over 40 years. It is a must visit by our daughter whenever she is in Boulder. The late happy hour on Monday is a new favorite as we prefer the smaller portions. More

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L'AtelierL'Atelier
82 reviews
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French | Boulder, Boulder Area

I would like to compliment the Chef and Service for an wonderful meal. The wine chosen for me to accompany my meal was everything you could ask for. I am looking forward to another fine dining experience. More

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TGI FRIDAYS - LongmontTGI FRIDAYS - Longmont
5 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

One of the best restaurants in Longmont! More

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Hotel Boulderado Special EventsHotel Boulderado Special Events
141 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

A wonderful Christmas Buffet that was the highlight of Our Christmas Celebration at the Hotel Boulderado. More

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Red Agave Tequileria + Cocina + Calaca BarRed Agave Tequileria + Cocina + Calaca Bar
36 reviews
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Mexican | Boulder, Boulder Area

Place is super! Our server was fantastic and gave great recommendations. Great beer. Lovely ambiance. More

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Gunbarrel Brewing CompanyGunbarrel Brewing Company
2 reviews
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Brewery | Boulder, Boulder Area

HP trivia with geeks who drink! More

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Food LabFood Lab
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Food Lab is a recreational cooking school located in downtown Boulder. Come join us for an evening of hands on or demonstration class, beer and wine. Each class is unique, so be sure to read the class descriptions so you will know what type of cuisine to expect, whether the class has a wine or beer pairing or to see if the class is hand-on or demonstration on any certain evening. Come on in and see what the buzz is about and enjoy and experiential evening with friends and soon to be friends. We are also available to book for private parties. More

Chef. llc. DBA Totem Post Supper ClubChef. llc. DBA Totem Post Supper Club
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Vegetarian / Vegan | Boulder, Boulder Area

We are a underground supper club, locations are subject to change. themes constantly change and we are a donation based service and there is never a charge for the food. The price donated is legally considered a contribution, donation or membership fee.More

The West End TavernThe West End Tavern
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

The West End Tavern has been serving up craft beer -- 20 on tap at all times -- for generations in Boulder, CO. For decades this tavern has been a spot for the community to congregate over fine beer and good eats! The West End Tavern hosts wonderful tasting events to broaden the horizons of valued patrons, introducing them to the exciting and dynamic world of craft beer.

Pull up a stool and enjoy a crisp lager or a complex India pale ale. Pair that with great comfort food and you certainly have a stellar day on your hands. The West End Tavern promotes a lively atmosphere and keeps an approachable, expert staff who is ready to answer any question. Enjoy smoked ribs, hot soups and buffalo wings for lunch and dinner. Join The West End Tavern today and kick off a flavorful experience.
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Boulder Diners' Choice Winners

Boulder's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Flagstaff HouseFlagstaff House
3401 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Amazing venue, food, and drinks. We loved it. The menu was thoughtful and food was presented very well. More

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Black CatBlack Cat
2310 reviews
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Contemporary American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Excellent food and service. Focus was on the customers. Tasting menu was amazing. More

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Bramble & HareBramble & Hare
407 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Boulder, Boulder Area

Fantastic service and food! More

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Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar- BoulderJax Fish House and Oyster Bar- Boulder
1263 reviews
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Seafood | Boulder, Boulder Area

Extraordinary food and service. Great happy hour. Highly recommend. More

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SantoSanto
410 reviews
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Mexican | Boulder, Boulder Area

Excellent service and wonderful decor. The Navajo Fry Bread was super tasty and unique and the green chili was delicious. The cardamom simple syrup is a great idea and adds wonderful flavor to drinks! More

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ArcanaArcana
481 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Never fails to be a wonderful dining experience Excellent food , drinks and service . Farmers toast with Colorado peaches were delicious . Perfectly cooked lamb and steak enteees. Best place to eat in Boulder More

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RiffsRiffs
1181 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Thursday is fried chicken night. I’ve enjoyed this meal many times. Tonight was the best. More

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Blackbelly MarketBlackbelly Market
834 reviews
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American | Boulder, Boulder Area

Great food. Excellent service. Nice ambiance. None of the Pearl Street BS. More

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BRASSERIE TEN TENBRASSERIE TEN TEN
2893 reviews
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French | Boulder, Boulder Area

Drew, our waiter, was amazing! So knowledgeable and attentive. Just very easy going and provided excellent service. A first class waiter! More

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Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderHapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder
384 reviews
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Sushi | Boulder, Boulder Area

Incredible food and awesome experience. Hapa never disappoints, as the food and service is almost always impeccable, and when it’s not it’s still great. More

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Discover Boulder

With its sweeping landscapes, plentiful sunshine and abundance of great dining options, you'll find something to love in Boulder, Colorado. Not only does Gallup consistently rate this spot as the "happiest city in America," but Bon Appetit also once called it "America's foodiest town." You can sample lots of fresh, organic, farm-to-table meals and local beer in Boulder. Feeling adventurous? Order the Rocky Mountain oysters. Made from bull testicles, these fried snacks taste fantastic and are packed with protein. Vegetarian and vegan meals abound in Boulder; veggie lovers should try the Olathe sweet corn, which comes out as juicy as it is GMO-free. At fine dining restaurants, you can order elegant Colorado lamb with a well-crafted cocktail or a beer from one of the many local breweries.