Top 10 restaurants in Thornton, United States

April 14, 2018 Misti Hsu

The City of Thornton is a home rule municipality in Adams and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado, located in the northeast quadrant of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thornton is 10 miles (16 km) north/northeast of downtown Denver. The United States Census Bureau reported the city's growing population at 118,772 on April 1, 2010, a 44.2% increase from the 2000 Census population of 82,384. Thornton is the sixth-most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 213th-most populous city in the United States.
Things to do in Thornton

1. Cinzzetti's Italian Market

281 W 104th Ave, Northglenn, CO 80234-4103 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 303-451-7300
Excellent
41%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 253 reviews

Cinzzetti's Italian Market

At Cinzetti's, you will find yourself roaming through an Italian piazza where trained chefs are preparing fresh food at 14 exhibition cooking stations. We welcome you to explore the various regions of Italy and experience the flavors of as many items as you choose, as often as you like.

Reviewed By Rob M - Wellington, Colorado

Ordered 2 Buffets. Had pasta, pizza, salads, ham, chicken, ice cream, soups and everything else in between. Cool atmosphere. Sat quickly. Easy location since it's off the freeway and tins of parking. Would recommend experiencing this at least once.

2. Texas Roadhouse

231 W 104th Ave, Thornton, CO 80234-4103 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 26 +1 303-255-3454
Excellent
56%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Texas Roadhouse

Reviewed By John W - Denver, Colorado

It just hit me that I have never reviewed this place. Of course the best review is being a return customer and my family and I have done that probably approaching 100 times. We frequent this location probably twice a month and have for years.

Service - 5 stars. We've had 1 or 2 questionable times, but out of 100 that's solid in my book.

Ambiance - It's a loud, middle class steakhouse. Not my first choice, but it's the theme you would expect.

Food - 6 stars out of 5. Everything is consistently delicious. Apps (though we rarely get any). Main Courses, sides, and of course bread. I would recommend anything chix fried or Sirloin. And the BREAD. The BEST.

Value - 10 out of 5 stars. We go there with our 3 children on Saturday afternoons where we get value dinners and kids eat for 99 cents. We end up stuffing ourselves and having 5 or 6 take home boxes and a bill of $22. NOT A TYPO. I would pay 3 times that for the meal and still come just as often.

This is our top choice when dining for those reasons. There are restaurants with better food (not many) but when you can pay 1/5 the price, WHY NOT?

The only issue there is they are always SO busy We actually get carry out quite often.

3. Early Bird Restaurant

11940 Bradburn Blvd, Suite 400, Westminster, CO 80031-5091 Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 20 +1 303-469-9641
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

Early Bird Restaurant

Early Bird is a chef driven made from scratch breakfast and brunch restaurant.

Reviewed By vicariouslythrulisa - Broomfield, Colorado


The food here is so good! Definitely an "outside of the box" approach to breakfast or lunch.
This was our second visit and it was just as good as the first. I appreciate the creative menu, locally sourced or organic ingredients, and delicious coffee! The decor is minimal but expressive. The place can get busy but the team works really hard. We try to go early, around 7am, as I have seen the line out the door in nice weather.
I never considered braised pork a breakfast item until now! Delicious compliment to waffles or eggs. Family friendly and heaps of GF options. I love yummy, wholesome food served in a pleasant atmosphere and it's Early Bird for the win.

4. Parry's Pizzeria & Bar

100 E 120th Ave, Northglenn, CO 80233-5716 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 9 - SGD 20 +1 303-451-1313
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Parry's Pizzeria & Bar

Parry’s is your go-to spot when you’re needing a fix of New York style pizza and a craft beer selection (120 draft beers to chose from) that has been diligently poured over with quality and local in mind. Our dough and sauce are made fresh daily rendering a pizza that is both delicious and award-winning. A look further down our menu and you will soon recognize that we have the pizza lovers and haters covered. From appetizers and calzones to salads and desserts anyone can find something to pair with their craft-brewed beer. Check out or events section from time to time to keep up-to-date on all of the craft beer-related festivities.<br><br>Yup. We do make a big deal about our craft beer and it’s absolutely legit, but we are a family-friendly establishment. Bring the whole family. There’s something for everyone at Parry’s.<br><br>Your other restaurant and bar isn’t doing what we do. That doesn’t mean you should stop going there, it just means you should be spending more time here.

Reviewed By ColoradoAztec52 - Northglenn, Colorado

Went to Parry's for my son's birthday and loved the selection of draft beer's they have! The outside upper floor is the party zone as you close your eye's take in all the laughter and smells and your transported back to Bronx. Love their thin crust and selections!

5. GQue BBQ

5160 W 120th Ave, Unit K, Westminster, CO 80020-3306 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 39 +1 303-379-9205
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

GQue BBQ

Reviewed By Emily L - Westminster, Colorado

I've eaten here several times with my family and we have a great experience each time. The food is excellent and the staff is friendly. You can tell they take pride in their food. I've also had them cater a couple events and my guests rave about the meat and the sauce. They also support local charities, which I really appreciate. They are just great all around!

6. Cheddar's

10250 Grant St, Thornton, CO 80229-2011 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 303-280-2307
Excellent
54%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Cheddar's

Reviewed By ilovetotravvel2 - Westminster, Colorado

We had the monte cristo deep fried sandwhich with powdered surgar and rasberry dipping saice and soup. It was yummy. There was a lot of cars in the parking lot. Seemed crowded. Bit we where seated right away. The restaurant is very spacious with a bar. Thank you from Rita Bennett and Steve Nordstrom from Westminster Colorado

7. Saigon basil

10665 Melody Dr, Northglenn, CO 80234-4113 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner 720-502-3040
Excellent
63%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Saigon basil

Reviewed By cobiker - Denver, Colorado

This place is a stiff competitor against another restaurant up north (Vietnamese Café) as my workgroup's favorite Vietnamese restaurant.

Food is amazingly good. Everything is always fresh and tasty. I always get the noodle bowl because they're that good. I'm afraid I'll get food envy if I try anything else! Try the grilled shrimp and squid noodle bowl at least once.

Saigon Basil always fills up because word is getting around that this is a place to go. Service can be slow sometimes. We noticed this the first few times we came here. However, they do appear to be making noticeable improvements in this area. The last time we came, everything worked out fine, and none of us noticed much waiting for anything.

Overall, food quality is hard to beat. Service "may" be a bit slower than our other favorite restaurant. 4.5 stars rounded up to 5.

8. Olive Garden

1151 E 120th Ave, Thornton, CO 80233-5712 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 303-450-9528
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Olive Garden

Reviewed By Phoenix80110 - Denver, Colorado

When we arrived at the restaurant, our son and his bride's guests were warmly welcomed by your staff. They had created a separate area with four large tables that perfectly met the needs of the 30-plus guests we had; including a space for a wheelchair.

Jamie was our MOD, and oversaw everything throughout the evening. Jordan and Alisha provided us with excellent service, and covered all of the various meals, as well as accommodating the needs of those with food sensitivities.

The food was delicious and delivered hot; and the servers were attentive and thoughtful. Near the end of the evening, Roberto and Jorta were there to cheerfully clean-up as guests departed.

Thank you Olive Garden for a wonderfully successful and memorable evening!

9. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

10446 Town Center Dr, Westminster, CO 80021-6070 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 303-389-6444
Excellent
41%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 216 reviews

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

303.389.6444

Reviewed By theresa246 - Colorado

Good food selection for the entire family. Most of our visits are closer to a 5 but this visit was probably only a 3. The food is very tasty although this time the steak was way too seasoned with pepper. It was too over powering for the steak and all we could taste was pepper! Our server was not very attentive. We were luck that Elsa (from the Boulder BJs) was there and sorted it out. She is a great manager. Very hands on and we miss that she is no longer regularly at the Westminster location.

10. Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

100 E 120th Ave, Ste. E110, Northglenn, CO 80233-5716 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 26 +1 720-259-8057
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q

Ribs. Pork. Chicken. Brisket. Hell, even sausage. All BBQ has the same three basic ingredients: smoke, meat and time. What makes it different is the amount, consideration and attention to each part of that recipe. That, and some really great bbq sauce, too. At Jim ‘N Nick’s, we pride ourselves on using the right ingredients, taking our time and honoring the traditions that brought us barbecue.

Reviewed By BaseballBum - Northglenn, Colorado

Over priced food and it was horrible. 1st time at the Northglenn restaurant. Had been to the North Denver one at Stapleton many times. Went online to their site and told them about it. Was offered free meal to redeem them selves. It was so bad we did not ever want to go back! We turned them down. I am no longer a fan of Jim N Nicks. I love BBQ and this is not BBQ. I will drive to Greeley or Colorado Springs for BBQ. There is a good Texas BBQ Chain in each city and it is cheaper. Denver area SUCKS when it comes to BBQ.

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