Longmont Staff Favorite Restaurants
June 06, 2020
As a top roofing contractor in Longmont, Colorado, the staff at Metro City Roofing spends quite a lot of time in the Longmont community and across the Front Range. Depending on the time of an appointment, we may stop into a coffee shop or restaurant for breakfast, lunch, coffee, or sometimes a sweet treat.
We thought it would be fun to share some of our staff favorite restaurants with you.
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Here’s 10 of our favorites. We have plenty more in Longmont and across the Front Range (but we had to start somewhere). We intend to share more with future blog posts.
Description: Southern-style BBQ & sides served in bare-bones digs.
Address: 250 3rd Ave, Longmont, CO 80501
Our comments: OMG. One of the most delicious BBQ restaurants around. What started in a much cozier location (now operated by Summit Tacos at 237 Collyer Street) has turned into a much larger nearby location and expanded with a Frederick location too. Georgia Boys opens at 11 am and sells until they’re sold out. You cannot go wrong with any item on the menu, but the burnt ends are a staff favorite. They’re not always available but when they are available, we recommend this is part of your order. Tasty side dishes including the sweet potato casserole, BBQ beans, and skillet cornbread. Our mouths are watering as we write this.
Description: Branch in a small chain crafting Cajun-Creole breakfasts & lunches in a cozy house with a patio.
Address: 520 Kimbark St, Longmont, CO 80501
Our comments: If you’re not in New Orleans, this may be Colorado’s closest option for Cajun-Creole dining. Beignets are a staff favorite with excessive amounts of powdered sugar and homemade jams. The Farmers Eggs is a hearty menu item – and can easily be shared with two people. The Farmers Eggs includes three eggs, potatoes, pepper and onion mix, cheddar cheese, and country sausage, and is served with a buttermilk biscuit. On the sweeter side, we recommend the Pain Perdu, a New Orleans style French toast, served with fresh fruit, one egg, hot Louisiana sausage, and buttery syrup.
Description: Upscale American cuisine & a large list of classic & inventive martinis in a transformed 1890s home.
Address: 543 Terry St, Longmont, CO 80501
Our comments: Martini’s Bistro is not somewhere we’ll stop by during a roof inspection or customer meeting as it’s an upscale restaurant in a converted old 2-story house with beautiful hardwood floors, serving Longmont for 30 years. On warm, sunny days, sit outside on the patio or inside – you cannot go wrong either way. Delicious entrees include the NY strip steak topped with roasted garlic & gorgonzola or the Jumbo Crab Cake and Scallops. Martini’s has a solid wine list and makes a mean cocktail.
Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids
Description: Down-home tavern starring an ample selection of craft brews, pizzas, burgers & creative Creole chow.
Address: 1555 Hover St, Longmont, CO 80501
Our comments: Oskar Blues is known for beer in Colorado. Once they opened this restaurant in Longmont, they added to their notoriety. A huge wooden bar is visible as you first walk inside with lots of beers on tap. The menu is extensive. We like their Black and Blues Burger, with blackening spices and blue cheese butter or the variety of Po’ Boy sandwiches but our favorite here is the Toked Wings. These are monster-sized wings and every bite is fantastic. And sure, they serve pizzas and killer desserts including Bread Pudding and ‘Nilla Wafer & Banana Pudding.
Description: Trendy brewery housed in an old firehouse offers house-made brews, casual eats, sports TVs & a patio.
Address: 540 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501
Our comments: The menu here at this downtown Longmont brewery is not what you’d expect. Be surprised with delicious appetizers including Sesame Crusted Tuna or Goat Cheese Bruschetta and Hummus. Sure, they offer Pretzel Bites and wings too. There’s a large choice from salads, sandwiches, and entrees including Cabo Fish Tacos or the Thai Chicken Wrap.
Description: Classic pizzas & beer served in a quaint, old-school setup with outdoor seating & a pinball machine.
Address: 461 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501
Our comments: Rosalee’s is a traditional East coast pizzeria, and serves round and square pies in a hip, downtown Longmont location. Choose from your Classic Cheese or Bacon & Ricotta pizzas. They make tasty Garlic Knots and even tastier Sausage Knots. If you love East coast pizza, which we do, Rosalee’s is fantastic in Longmont.
Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant
Description: Regional chain serving hearty Mexican fare, including breakfast burritos & a signature green chili.
Address: 215 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501
Our comments: For those of us lucky enough to live in Colorado, Santiago’s is a top name in breakfast burritos (eggs, potatoes, cheese, and rotating choice of ham, bacon, chorizo or breakfast sausage). They’re inexpensive – less than $3 each – and regulars are not surprised when the person in line in front of you orders 10 or more for their office coworkers or family. The dine-in ambience is nothing special but the food is fabulous. Santiago’s breakfast burritos are atop the best on-the-go breakfasts in Colorado.
Description: Cozy wood-&-stone bistro delivering upscale seasonal American cuisine & fine wines.
Address: 101 Pratt St, Longmont, CO 80501
Our comments: Sugarbeet, located near downtown Longmont, is a special restaurant. Beautiful and warm interior and friendly (and knowledgeable) staff serving delicious upscale cuisine including Seared Tuna with Salsa Springrolls, Maryland Crab Cakes, or the Hazel Dell Mushroom Risotto. Our staff loves the Key Lime Pie with blueberry compote and candied ginger. Sugarbeet has a small bar area to grab a drink and enjoy some fresh shucked oysters too.
Description: Rustic-chic hangout with New American pub grub & local craft beers, plus live music & a rooftop bar.
Address: 526 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501
Our comments: Super cool downtown restaurant with a fantastic menu including Spicy Chicharones, Ahi Poké Nachos (wild Hawaiian tuna, wonton chips, Sriracha aioli) and Candied Bacon Sliders with blue cheese, cranberry jalapeño relish and garlic aioli. At the time of this post, The Roost is temporarily closed. We hope they reopen soon, and we can support them.
Description: Comfy Caribbean-style eatery with a sizable patio featuring seafood-centric fare & rum-based drinks.
Address: 218 Coffman St, Longmont, CO 80501
Our comments: We’d been reading and hearing about Tortugas for years before trying it. We wished we had tried it sooner to make Tortugas a staple on our restaurant list. Tortugas is another house-turned-restaurant in Longmont (see Martini’s Bistro above) and serves delicious Caribbean cuisine. For many entrees, choose from chicken, shrimp, or the fish catch of the day, and then choose from various toppings like the Jamaican Jerk or Voodoo (blackened, topped with Etouffee sauce.