Black Hawk Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Black Hawk

April 15, 2018 Cedrick Jardin

The City of Black Hawk is a Home Rule Municipality in Gilpin County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 118 at the 2010 United States Census, making Black Hawk the least populous city (rather than town) in Colorado. The tiny city is an historic mining settlement founded in 1859 during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Black Hawk is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Black Hawk

1. Smokin Yard's BBQ

2736 Colorado Blvd, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 303-567-9273
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 485 reviews

Smokin Yard's BBQ

I was shocked that this place isn't in Trip Advisor yet. It truly is a diamond in the rough!

Reviewed By JCseminole - Johnson City, Tennessee

From the greens, to the bbq to the boiled peanuts...everything was well prepared and seasoned just like the food I was raised on. The brisket was tender, juicy and had a great smoky flavor. We love to try local bbq restaurants when we travel and this one ranks among our favorites. The restaurant was very crowded at lunch, but they moved people in and out quickly and we were served within fifteen minutes of our arrival - and had free boiled peanuts to snack on while we waited. We didn't try the prime rib that was on the menu, but the people at the next table were ranting over how good it was. It looked delicious and if we are ever in the area again we will make sure to give it a try.

2. Millie's Restaurant

120 Main Street, Inside The Easy Street Casino, Central City, CO 80427 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner SGD 5 - SGD 20 +1 303-582-5914
Excellent
29%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 55 reviews

Millie's Restaurant

Reviewed By RICART75 - Peru, Indiana

Before lunching at Millies, we visited the Gold Coin Saloon; which is the primary reason we even entered the casino. We love 1800s architecture, and the saloon is a beautifully preserved historic structure; with original woodwork, cabinetry, backbar, etc. It also has an interesting history; which the bartender was accommodating enough to provide.
We then went on to view Millies; and upon seeing its decor, we decided to have lunch there. This ended up being a fortunate choice.
Though few of the materials used are actually vintage; the facility strives for a 1800s ambiance.
Our server, KC, (though a bit harried), was friendly, accommodating and attentive.
The food was an unexpected pleasure.
The fried chicken had a tasty crispy crust, and juicy meat within; and, the prime rib was also well prepared and very flavorful. The accompanying asparagus and baked potatoes were quite nice; and both entrees were amply portioned. (There was plenty left for a later snack).
We also enjoyed the raspberry ice-tea.
Best of all, both entrees were very reasonably priced.
If one is looking for a great meal, at an affordable price; this place is a solid option

3. Fireside Kitchen

111 Richman Street, Black Hawk, CO 80422 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Parking Available American, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 20 +1 720-946-4067
Excellent
43%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 219 reviews

Fireside Kitchen

Reviewed By Flavia V - Apollo Beach, Florida, United States

First time in Colorado but we went with someone that used to live here and he said the prices were pretty standard. The food was amazing! The portions are pretty big... I couldn't even finish my sandwich. Everything tasted fresh and the staff was supper friendly. A little long for the food to come out but we were 6 1/2 and starving for it probably seemed like forever because of that but everything tasted great! Very good place. The parking garage in the building can get confusing to get out since the exit signals are nonexistent lol and if you come with a child everyone stares cause you can't have kids in the casino floor but everyone in Colorado is super nice and friendly!

4. Mountain Mocha Cafe

135 Clear Crk, Black Hawk, CO 80422-9912 Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 303-582-2011
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Mountain Mocha Cafe

Quiet coffee shop in the middle of a big casino town. Only non-casino place to eat in Black Hawk. Free wi-fi. Breakfast, lunch, espresso. Coffee roaster and tea shop.

Reviewed By iowacityia - iowa city, ia

My wife and I visited for breakfast on May23rd. It is easy to find and for a change in Black Hawk, easy parking. It was not too busy when we arrived, but it picked up nicely during our visit. The employees were very friendly and helpful. My wife and I both ordered the Big Ol' Breakfast Burrito, 16oz, with Sausage. They told us the burritos were made off site, and prepared there in the restaurant. The burrito was huge, and was very yummy. More than what I could eat. The price was very fair. If I were to do it again, I would skip the spicy topping so I could enjoy the flavor of the burrito a little bit more. Also, the coffee was good, as was the smoothie we got to go. I would certainly return.

5. The Frothy Cup

1510 Miner Street, PO Box 1930, Idaho Springs, CO 80452-1930 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 303-567-2622
Excellent
93%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 62 reviews

The Frothy Cup

The Frothy Cup is an independent coffee roaster of premium, estate grown specialty coffee. We offer single origin and blended Fair Trade Organic and Rainforest Alliance coffee as well as home made fresh baked bakery goods, breakfast burritos and healthy smoothies. Located in the historic Zeller building built in 1885, the location at 1510 Miner Street in downtown Idaho Springs has been a coffee roasting business for over 25 years. In December 2014 Glenda and Randy Watson purchased the business and renamed it The Frothy Cup. We offer our guests a warm and comfortable, home-like environment where anyone can enjoy what we believe is the best coffee and espresso they have ever had, as well as baked goods and smoothies made with mostly organic and non-GMO ingredients.

Reviewed By Amnon F - Tel Aviv District, Israel

We stopped at Idaho Springs for a coffee, and we found this charming place. Excellent coffee great atmosphere

6. Main Street Restaurant

1518 Miner, Box 155, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 303-567-2788
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 256 reviews

Main Street Restaurant

Reviewed By Kinnanimal

During a three day stay in Idaho Springs, I ate here twice for breakfast. Homemade bread, good coffee, and a nice atmosphere. Wait staff was super friendly, and the food was absolutely scrumptious. I had an omelette one day and the juevos rancheros another. Both were spot on. Stop here on your way up the mountains.

7. Timberline Grill

111 Richman Street, At Ameristar Casino Resort & Spa, Black Hawk, CO Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible American Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 866-667-3386
Excellent
60%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 123 reviews

Timberline Grill

Reviewed By gambler2016 - Texas

no complaints.
husband had steak, mushrooms, bisque.
i had crabcakes.
service and food were great.
would like to dine here again.

8. Starbucks

110 Richman Rd, Black Hawk, CO 80422 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 720-946-4109
Excellent
48%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 35 reviews

Reviewed By CovingtonCat - Covington, KY

The one thing that distinguishes one Starbucks from another is the people that work there. If you get a grumpy server it can spoil your mood. The people at this Starbucks were very friendly. On top of that they got my orders right and I...MoreGood morning - thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us! We love hearing that you were met with our friendly team and great service. Hope to see you again soon!

9. Burger Joint

430 Lawrence Street # B, Central City, CO 80427 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards American Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 303-719-7037
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Burger Joint

Nothing from a box, can or microwave. No processed foods or ingredients. Local, grass fed, natural meats. Gourmet burgers, Organic Chicken, Cheese Curds, and Kombucha on tap.

Reviewed By WannaGetAwayToday - Colorado Springs, Colorado

We stopped here on a Saturday afternoon around 4, so it was in between lunch and dinner crowds. I had The Elvis sandwich and fries; my husband had a burger and fries. We were both really happy with our choices. Owners were friendly and we enjoyed watching their drone videos of Central City and Black Hawk. Would recommend this place if you want a burger or The Elvis! (Their menu is small, so don't expect a ton of choices, but the food is good!)

10. Beau Jo's

1517 Miner Street, Idaho Springs, CO 80452 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 +1 303-567-4376
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 949 reviews

Beau Jo's

Reviewed By C N - Vail, Colorado

My wife is gluten intolerant and we’ve tried every gluten free pizza out there and all were a disappointment until Now!!! Awesome gluten free pizza crust, and the lactose free mozzarella is decent too. Awesome GF lactose free pie!! We will now plan our trips...MoreWhat a great review! We love your Ivy League pizza credentials and we're so glad we were able to accommodate you and your wife with our delicious gluten-free pizza. Hope to see you both again soon!

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