Home to several iconic local restaurants, an annual food festival and a weekly farmers market, Castle Rock provides plenty of delicious cuisine options amid the breathtaking scenery of this foothills city.
Favorite Castle Rock Restaurants
Castle CafÃ© is located downtown inside the historic Castle Hotel and Bar, which was the place to be and be seen for quarry workers, ranchers and travelers during the 1890s. Today, the restaurant is famous for its pan-fried chicken, buffalo meat loaf and Yuppie-I-O dip.
Union An American Bistro has made a big impression on the local dining scene with dishes such as the signature double-bone 16-oz. roasted pork chop, which is served with famous mashed potatoes, apple chutney and a cider whole-grain mustard glaze.
Angie’s Restaurant in downtown Castle Rock is known as “the homemade spaghetti place.” Angie’s has been around more than 40 years — it started in Denver in 1965 and moved to Castle Rock in 1998.
Pegasus Restaurant offers diners a seemingly endless array of international choices, from Grecian gyros to half-pound Angus burgers. The family-friendly eatery cooks up some of the best American, Mexican and Greek cuisine around, including a deliciously authentic, south-of-the-border breakfast available until 2 p.m.
Founded in 1999, the Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Co. has become a local favorite because of its outstanding food and first-rate micro brews. With daily drink specials and award-winning burgers, sandwiches, steaks and seafood, the Rockyard has something for everyone.
The Augustine Grill is nestled in the heart of the Rock. It's located inside an early 1900's Victorian home, which serves up a cozy European setting where roasted rack of lamb, beef tenderloin medallions, seared tuna and homemade soups are made fresh to order. The restaurant serves "high tea" on select Sundays and Mondays.
Famous Food Festival
Taste of Douglas County is an annual food festival where the area’s best restaurateurs offer bite-sized versions of their culinary creations. More than 40 vendors — big and small, casual and fine dining — take part in the summertime event, held at the Events Center at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Attendees drive all the way from Denver and Colorado Springs to sample what local restaurateurs claim is the best food on the Front Range. The event also has live entertainment, cocktails and more.
Castle Rock Farmers Market
For fresh vegetables, fruits, breads, flowers, salsas, pastas, pestos, canned goods, handmade gifts and more, make your way to the Castle Rock Farmers Market downtown on Wilcox Square. Originally named Plum Creek Valley Farmers Market, the market began in 1987 and is held every Saturday from July to October.
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