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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Fort Collins

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Fort Collins? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Sweet Heart Winery restaurant
4.9
4.9 (123)
$31 to $50
American
Loveland
About the restaurant
Sweet Heart Winery offers high quality craft wines by the flight, glass, or bottle – plus perfect food pairings to round out your winery experience. Choose to sit in our ruggedly beautiful timber frame facility or enjoy unmatched outdoor seating options along the banks of the Big Thompson River with with views of the Rocky Mountains and the Devil's Backbone. A truly one of kind wine and food experience!
Top review
LisaD
Dined 5 days ago
We had a nice table near the river. Grace was our server and was delightful. Enjoyed the red Cabernet flight and charcuterie tray. Will return.
A photo of Palomino Mexican Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (238)
$30 and under
Mexican
Loveland
About the restaurant
Welcome to Palomino! We invite you to indulge your senses with some of the best, fresh from scratch authentic and healthy Mexican food that northern Colorado has to offer. Whether you live in Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor, Greeley or Evans, we offer catering service when you need us to come to you and our full menu "To Go" for your convenience.

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LesEvip
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
Large crowd was very noisy tonight, it made it hard to have a conversation. We happened to be seated right next to them. I wouldn’t blame the restaurant, however be aware of where you get seated and if there’s a big group nearby maybe ask for a different location.
A photo of Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Fort Collins restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2273)
$30 and under
Seafood
Fort Collins
About the restaurant
We don't take ourselves too seriously at Jax Fish House. Two things we do take seriously? The freshness and sustainability of our seafood. You know fresh fish when you see, smell, and taste it-and thanks to modern delivery technology, we bring in that freshy-fresh seven days a week. Sustainability is a little more complicated. Not all commercial fisheries are created equal. That's why we work closely with our suppliers and science-based organizations to ensure that every single thing we serve is responsibly sourced. We consider the stocks of the species we source to prevent overfishing and we work with suppliers who harvest in ways that have minimal impacts on marine environments.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Phil was a great waiter! He was on top of all our needs.
A photo of Hearth Restaurant and Pub restaurant
4.7
4.7 (644)
$30 and under
Grill
Windsor
About the restaurant
Hearth, in Downtown Windsor, is a warm and inviting gastro-pub and pizzeria to share in food, drink, and fun! Our historic building, built in 1902 now renovated, reveals its classic industrial feel, exposed brick and large windows. The Wood Stone oven is the focal point of our dining room atop the second floor that offers panoramic views of Windsor Lake and the Rocky Mountains. A 16 tap beer system featuring craft beers, a wide-ranging wine list, and a craft cocktail list are offered at Hearth. Please come join us with friends or family and experience this distinctive Hearth away from home!

Top review
Rocco
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
food is great; patio nice but a lot of traffic noise.
A photo of Blue Agave Grill - Fort Collins restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2219)
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
Fort Collins
About the restaurant
We are a full service restaurant serving contemporary southwestern cuisine with a full service bar. We are a scratch kitchen with many gluten free options as well as a large margarita selection, house infused tequilas, and homemade sangria. Our outdoor seating accompanied by fire pits surrounds the historic art museum in old town Fort Collins CO. From guacamole made to order to our vibrant atmosphere, come on down and try a flight of our favorite drinks.
Top review
BenD
Dined 1 day ago
The waiter did a great job! Great food! Great atmosphere.
A photo of Smokin' Fins - Fort Collins restaurant
4.6
4.6 (349)
$30 and under
Seafood
Fort Collins
About the restaurant
With a passion for food and a focus on quality, we built Smokin Fins, where Fort Collins could count on perfectly smoked meats and fresh seafood and sushi. Our modern rustic dining room reflects the community we serve and the simple presentation of our well-executed recipes. Every dish we serve is made with the best ingredients out there, and we source locally produced goods when we can. Not to mention, our cocktails are creative, and our staff is friendly, making us the total package. Please note that we reserve a large portion of our restaurant for walk ins only, please contact us directly with any questions about availability.
Top review
SaraK
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
Delicious! Everyone in our party loved their food.
A photo of Door 222 food & drink restaurant
4.6
4.6 (933)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Loveland
About the restaurant
Door 222 Food and Drink is right in the heart of beautiful downtown Loveland. 222 serves an eclectic, chef driven seasonal menu with craft cocktails and large wine list in a comfortable unique setting.
We are open daily at 4pm, but closed on Mondays.

Reservations recommended, walk-ins accepted when seating is available.

Reservation disclaimer: We do not guarantee specific tables. We do not seat incomplete parties. There is a 15 minute grace period, if your party does not arrive within 15 minutes of your reservation, it will be canceled.

Your table will be reserved for 1 hour 30 minutes for parties of up to 2; 1 hour 45 minutes for parties of up to 4; 2 hours for parties over 6






Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Visiting from Indiana and this place provided the perfect atmosphere for our parent's night out! Amazing food and drink!
A photo of Mishawaka Amphitheatre Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (668)
$30 and under
American
Fort Collins
About the restaurant
The Mishawaka Amphitheatre boasts a full-service restaurant open every day of the week. Dine on our scenic deck while observing the big horn sheep on the canyon hillside, or opt for our indoor seating, which features expansive bay windows for the same river and wildlife vistas. Our spotlighted Craft Micro Brewery, Odell Brewery from Fort Collins, CO, partners with us to feature the exclusive Mishawaka Ale. In addition to this, we offer a comprehensive bar selection, including a variety of craft beers, wines, and spirits.

PLEASE NOTE that reserving an outdoor spot guarantees a table outside but does not guarantee a table by the riverside. We offer a 10-minute grace period for reservations. Your party will be seated only when all members are present, due to our hour and a half limit on table occupancy. Should inclement weather arise, we cannot guarantee outdoor seating at the time of your reservation.

Our establishment is cashless. Kindly ensure you bring a debit or credit card.

Top review
Goodfoodlover
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Delicious food in a beautiful atmosphere right on the Poudre River. Make sure to bring a long sleeve!
A photo of Japango Fort Collins restaurant
4.4
4.4 (73)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Fort Collins
About the restaurant
Introducing a taste of modern Japan in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins! Join us in our second location featuring an intimate sushi bar, jellyfish tank, opulent private dining room and an expansive bar replete with unique cocktails, whiskey rarities and local favorites alike. Again under the helm of Master Chef Yukiji Iwasa, enjoy all your Boulder favorites or find something new to love exclusively crafted by our Fort Collins team
Top review
WillW
Dined 3 days ago
Staff was helpful and attentive. Food choices different and tasty
A photo of The Emporium: An American Brasserie restaurant
4.3
4.3 (927)
$30 and under
Contemporary French / American
Fort Collins
About the restaurant
At The Emporium, variety, quality and a warm, welcoming staff take center stage. Located in the heart of Old Town, Fort Collins on Walnut Street, The Emporium is fast becoming the spot for casual and special occasions alike.
Top review
MelOnWheelsvip
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
Nice choices, great service, delicious food, and cocktails
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