top of page

The Restaurant Guide

The best places to dine in Douglas County

Breakfast plate.jpeg


More than just great sushi! Junz has been a local staple for years and remains one of the premier destinations for a casual night out or fine dining experience. If you are seeking a great restaurant to get acquainted with Japanese cuisine, look no further than Junz.

Asian Fusion

Cherry Village

Asian Grill

Offering a Chinese and

Vietnamese-centric menu in a relaxed atmosphere.

17001 Lincoln Ave, #A, Parker

303-840-7338 $$


A favorite sushi place in town with a unique blend of Japanese and French at its very best.

11211 S. Dransfeldt Rd., Parker

720-851-1005 $$

Dancing Noodle

A small, family-owned, dine-in, and take-out restaurant that serves authentic homestyle Thai food.

10841 S. Crossroads Dr.,

Suite 10, Parker

303-805-3880 $$

John Holly's

Chinese and Thai dishes that are nothing less than the culinary equivalent of an exotic adventure.

9232 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree

303-768-9088 $$


A local go-to for quality home-style cuisine. This Parker fixture is known for a fresh, creative menu.

19751 E Mainstreet, Parker

720-851-8559 $$

John Holly's

Chinese and Thai dishes that are nothing less than the culinary equivalent of an exotic adventure.

9232 Park Meadows Dr,

Lone Tree

303-768-9088 $$

Bakery/ Desserts

Havana's Bakery & Cafe

A family owned latin eatery who specializes in Cuban cuisine. They hand make all their flaky pasteries and try to bring a tropical escape.

19757 Pikes Peak Ave, Parker 303-660-1935 $

La Baguette de Normandy

Certified master chef and chocolatier Michael Dupont serves a little piece of France right here in Colorado.

16524 Keystone Blvd, Unit C, Parker

303-805-9130 $

La Petite Creperie

The spot to grab made-to-order crepes. Sweet or savory, you can’t go wrong.

19751 Mainstreet, Parker

720-638-9722 $ (EC)


Big Jim's

Don’t be fooled by this being a food truck; if you like southern BBQ, this is your place.

Corner of Parker Rd and Longs Way, Parker $$$

Hickory House

The Parker tradition. Known for their baby back ribs, but don’t miss the pulled pork and barbeque chicken.

10335 S Parker Rd, Parker

303-805-9742 $$ (EC)


Award-winning roadhouse doles out wood-smoked ribs, brisket, & pork. Don’t miss the garlic mashed potatoes.

8433 Park Meadows Center Dr., Suite 143B, Lone Tree

303-729-2506 $$

Old West BBQ

A hidden gem with family- friendly pricing. Don’t miss out on their breakfast burritos. 107 Wolfensberger Rd., Castle Rock

303-660-6340 $

Hangry Ohana

Hawaiian BBQ with a Texas twist. A local favorite and family friendly.

10471 S. Parker Rd., Parker

720-287-2516 $

Brew Pub

20 Mile Tap House

Best known for their burgers and wings. Make sure to catch Trivia Tuesdays.

12543 N Hwy 83, Parker

303-841-6782 $$

Rockyard Brewing Co.

Douglas County’s longest-running brewpub. Steaks, burgers, pizza, and Cream of Jalapeño soup!

880 Castleton Road, Castle Rock

303-814-9273 $$

Tailgate Tavern & Grill

Your neighborhood tavern for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sports bar with live music not to miss on the weekends.

19552 E. Mainstreet, Parker

303-841-7179 $$

The Library Co. 

Bar & Kitchen

Offering great food & amazing drinks in a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Clear and simple menu options.

3911 Ambrosia St., Suite 101, Castle Rock

720-389-5986 $$



Comfort Italian food in a rustic, cozy, casual family-oriented format.

10047 Park Meadows Dr.,

Lone Tree

303-799-3661 $$


A modern Italian restaurant focused on family recipes and premium ingredients.

210 Third St., Castle Rock

303-688-9000 $$

Danielle's Scratch Kitchen

Stylish, energetic eatery offering elevated Italian fare with an emphasis on great customer service.

872 Happy Canyon Rd. Suite 100, Castle Rock

303-524-9788 $$$

Via Baci

Neapolitan pizzas join modern Italian fare at this casual eatery featuring a full bar & patio. 10005 Commons St, Lone Tree

303-790-0828 $$


Authentic Italian eatery featuring pizza, pasta, calzones, and heros. The local “go-to” for fresh Italian.

10920 S Parker Rd, Parker

303-841-9900 $$



Intimate Mexican eatery for authentic cuisine in a relaxed ambiance. Great for parties. 7272 E Hwy 86, Franktown

303-663-7800 $$

Las Delicias

Bare-bones, family-owned local Tex-Mex eats for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

19553 E Mainstreet, Parker

303-840-0325 $

Casa Mariachi

Unassuming local joint serving up straight-forward Mexican plates.

9771 S Parker Rd, Parker

720-842-5105 $$

Los Dos Potrillos

Elegant family-owned eatery. There’s a combo dish to please everyone.

19340 Cottonwood Dr., Parker

303-840-6574 $$

La Casita

Vibrant, cantina-style eatery offering Mexican cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere.

18951 E Mainstreet, Parker

720-842-5181 $$

Las Volcanes

Don’t miss the Carnitas! And bring your appetite for the large portions.

10471 S. Parker Rd., Parker

303-841-0160 $$ (EC)

New American

Castle Cafe

Set in a former 1890s hotel. Plating hearty American fare like pan-fried chicken & burgers.

403 Wilcox St, Castle Rock

303-814-2233 $$


A casual sit-down destination with a menu that reflects Colorado’s growing season. 2350 Meadows Blvd.,

Castle Rock

720-455-3664 $


Comfort food and baked goods at their finest.

Don’t see it on the menu? Ask for it!

11020 S Pikes Peak Dr., Parker

720-708-2889 $$ (EC)

Doug's Day Diner

American breakfast cafe where everything is made from scratch.

3982 Limelight Ave, Castle Rock

303-814-2829 $$

Colorado Cask & Keg

Uniquely fun sports bar with a creative menu of brats and dogs.

971 Park St., Castle Rock

303-660-2399 $

Parker Garage

The Parker landmark located right downtown offers a locally-sourced menu. Great service and large portions.

19420 Mainstreet, Parker

720-389-8105 $$ (EC)


High-end, wood-fired kitchen with a warm ambiance, preparing select American dishes.

10680 Cabela Dr., Lone Tree

303-662-8800 $$

West Main Taproom

A modern and open venue that boasts thoughtful and honest cuisine. A haven for the gluten-free crowd.

18595 Mainstreet, Parker

720-826-3689 $$ (N)


A favorite gourmet burger joint. Imaginative menu with amazing handcrafted shakes. 3982 Limelight Ave,

Castle Rock

303-814-2829 $$


A local favorite for breakfast or lunch. American, Greek or Mexican dishes.

313 Jerry St., Castle Rock

303-688-6746 $$ (N)

Chicken Shack

Chicken wings, fingers, fries, and burgers. Great owners that always make you

feel welcome.

11211 S Dransfeldt Rd., Parker

720-504-5044 $



A traditional family-style Italian pizza restaurant with a Brooklyn flair.

12947 S Parker Rd., Parker

720-851-5300 $

Lil' Ricci's

New York pizzas & other red sauce staples in a low-key setting. Can’t miss the garlic knots.

16526 Keystone Blvd, Parker

303-220-7422 $$


Delicious Neapolitan-style pizza that makes each dish an individual work of art! And don’t forget dessert.

12311 Pine Bluffs Way, Parker

303-840-0518 $


NY-style pizza, wings, & casual Italian eats, in kid- friendly quarters.

5650 Allen Way, Castle Rock

303-814-8686 $$


A refreshing take on made-from-scratch pizza. So fresh they don’t even have a freezer!

17860 Cottonwood Dr., Parker

303-386-3333 $$



Rustic restaurant featuring beef & seafood dishes, plus a sports tavern with an Irish vibe.

363 Village Square Lane,

Castle Pines

303-814-2487 $$$

Texas Roadhouse

Texas-themed steakhouse with a great menu and wonderful atmosphere.

11205 S. Parker Rd, Parker

303-805-5848 $$

Fogo de Chao

Upscale Brasilian steakhouse with all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside. Guaraná is a must, and try the Creme de Papaya.

8419 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree

303-481-4001 $$$ (EC)

Trapper's Chophouse

Upscale hideaway local favorite featuring their signature Volcanic Hot Rock sear-it-yourself experience.

19308 Cottonwood Dr., Parker

303-248-2132 $$$


Chops, seafood, wine, & cocktails served in an upscale setting with a lounge & live jazz. 8433 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree

303-792-2571 $$$


Vistavino Modern

Quaint Tuscan grill made fresh from local fare. Every dish is a winner!

611 Wilcox St., Castle Rock

303-814-2487 $$

bottom of page