We went in search of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus’s best restaurants, and you responded. Not surprisingly, when asked about on- and off-campus restaurants that offer delicious food, you expressed an eclectic range of dining tastes.
A campus hub for culinary freshness and conversation emerged as a solid favorite in our inaugural survey, while a flavorful mix of on- and off-campus dining spots rounded out the field. Several of the go-to restaurants for CU Anschutz faculty, staff and students are popular lunch destinations, while others are favorites for carry-out. All of the “best restaurant” choices serve up a combination of tasty-yet-healthy menu items, convenience and value. Thank you for participating in our survey, and bon appétit!
#7 Chai & Chai
Location: 12501 E. 17th St.
#6 University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) Cafeteria
Location: First floor of UCH at 12605 E. 16th Ave.
#4 Top Pho
Location: 11697 E. Colfax Ave.
Holding down a busy corner on East Colfax, the restaurant looks rather modest from the outside. Don’t be fooled. As its name implies, Top Pho serves up some of the best Pho in the Denver metro area. The restaurant also offers an array of delectable Vietnamese specialties, egg rolls and combination plates. Bonuses: the service is fast and friendly and the price is right.
“Incredibly fresh and healthy with great flavor. Lots of food, so it’s great for next day re-heating, plus many menu choices.” – Barb Hayes
If you’re looking for a relaxed restaurant in which to unwind after work or meet up with the office gang, Cedar Creek Pub, just north of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, is an excellent choice. Cedar Creek offers an assortment of pub fare such as bangers-and-mash, fish-and-chips and burgers, as well as steaks, tacos, appetizers and salads. It’s also home to a large selection of local beers, wines and cocktails.
“The environment and food has some originality, which make it more special than just the same-old pizza or sub sandwich.” – Lauren Szymanski