Visiting Longmont

Longmont is not the most striking or well known town, being somewhat overshadowed by the city of Boulder, itself. However, visitors to Longmont will find we have sufficient amenities and, also, some nice surprises. Longmont is very well situated as an embarking point to other towns such as Boulder, Lyons, Broomfield (shopping) and Estes Park (National Park and tourism).

If you are staying at the Radisson and want to walk to lunch see the bottom of this page!


Starbucks too numerous to mention but why would you when there is great local roast and brew in Longmont?

The Brewing Market
1520 S Hover Rd # A
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 651-7716


If you are in Longmont and have a hankering to go out to breakfast, these are some suggestions listed in the order of my preference

Lucile's Creole Cafe - also great for lunch - expect a line at peak hours - great New Orleans coffee!
518 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Le Peep
1225 Ken Pratt Blvd
Longmont, CO 80501
(720) 652-6680

Breakfast / Lunch / Diner

Two Dog Diner - in the "funky" town of Prospect
645 Tenacity Drive
Prospect in Longmont, CO


Many more to choose from but a few favorites listed here!

Cheese Importers - Small, slow and a bit hard to find but very interesting (if you like cheese)!
33 South Pratt Pkwy.
Longmont, CO 80501

Deli Zone
1240 Ken Pratt Blvd Unit #9
Longmont, CO 80501

Great Harvest Bread - Stand up or take out only - limited menu but good sandwich on fresh whole grain bread
1100 Ken Pratt Blvd # D
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 772-9090


Rumbi Island Grill
2345 Clover Basin Dr
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 651-2500


There are one or two good Japanese restaurants in Longmont. Again, my favorites in order.

Sushi Hana - North end of Main
2065 Main St
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 485-1055
Sakura Japanese Cuisine - longest time in business for Longmont Japanese
600 S Airport Rd # Bf
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 485-9282

Thai - Oriental

The Thai Kitchen - North end of Main
2130 Main St # 5, Longmont -(303) 772-7800

Angkor - great rice noodle bowl and curry
700 Ken Pratt Blvd # 208
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 651-6166


Deli Cioso - local favorite for miles around - burritos "smothered" with green chili
1217 S Main St
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 651-3327

Others too numerous to mention


Proto's - hand crafted brick oven type - local area franchise started in Longmont
600 S. Airport Rd, Bldg B
Longmont, CO 80503
(303) 485-5000
Careful - this link has music

Abo's Longmont -
New York style - local area favorite started in Boulder
1834 Main St #8
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 678-0111

Abo's Niwot - may be closer depending on what side of town you are on
7960 Niwot Rd # B5
Niwot, CO 80503
(303) 652-0830


The Rib House by Chef Extraordinaire - small and a bit hard to find
1920 S Coffman St
(303) 485-6988


Himalaya's Restaurant
1520 S Hover Rd
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 774-8964

Finer Dining

Of course, from Longmont, one could travel to Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder, Estes Park, and small mountain towns with unique and eclectic dining. There is a vast array of superior dining within a 1 hour radius. If you are adventurous you will find more than one opportunity to indulge in buffalo, fresh trout and wild game. I will focus on Longmont venues or those within appx 15 min drive (excluding Boulder).

Greenbriar Inn - One of the areas finest. Not actually in Boulder. From Longmont just a short ride out Nelson (West) then left on Rt 36, right at Left Hand Canyon
8735 N. Foothills Hwy.
Boulder, Colorado 80302

Martini's Bistro
- not just great food but a comfortable and convenient location right in the heart of town
43 Terry Street
Longmont, CO 80501

Treppeda's Italian Ristorante - Located in the small nearby town of Niwot - can anyone guess what Niwot means?
300 2nd Avenue
Niwot, CO 80544


Colterra Niwot - sorta French sorta farm fresh
210 Franklin
Niwot, CO 80544
(303) 652-0777

The Black Bear Inn - "Anniversary" dining in Lyons-
Bavarian restaurant offering classic European and American Cuisine - take Rt 66 West to Lyons and you'll see it on the right just on the edge of town.
42 East Main Street
Lyons, Co  80540

Local Micro-brew

In Longmont, we have our share of intriguing micro-brew - several of them New York Times award winners!

Left Hand Brewing Company - award winning - on the mighty St. Vrain (local humor) - tasting room
1265 Boston Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 772-0258

Pumphouse Brewery - bustling local "hang-out". Lunch and diner
540 Main St - Longmont, Colorado  

Oskar Blues (Lyons) - award winning - now also brewed in Longmont -
partnered with Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey - live bluegrass
303 Main Street
Lyons, Colorado 80540

Mike O'Shays - they don't brew in-house but carry many micro-brews. A local favorite.
512 Main St
Longmont, CO 80501
(303) 772-0252


A whole 'nother world in Boulder. Make some time to explore! I'll just mention a very few.

The Kitchen - Fresh local produced - superb limited menu
1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 544-5973

The Flagstaff House - top of Flagstaff Mountain overlooking Boulder - doesn't get any finer (they tell me) - $100/plate so not sure I'll ever go! - dress well for this one
1138 Flagstaff Road
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-4640

PWG Members meeting at the Radisson

Walking to lunch from the Radisson meeting. I suggest you follow the route (below). Along the outer Mall road you will find Schlotsky's. If you walk a bit further and cross Hover at Clover Basin, there is a Chili's to your right. If you walk a block further and turn left into the plaza you will find multiple choices such as Red Robin (burgers), Rumbi's (salads), a sushi place, Heidi's NY Deli, and others. If you go all the way to Rumbi's or Heidi's, for example, this should be appx 1/2 mile one way.

Note: You MUST click on "View Larger Map" for the Google Map to correctly show the route through the Mall parking lot!!

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