Located just 25 miles outside Denver, Parker is a fantastic place to experience all of the gorgeous scenery and rich culture Colorado has to offer.
This suburb offers hundreds of acres of gorgeous open space, miles upon miles of trails, and a large variety of world-class restaurants.
Whether you’re looking for hearty bowl of Tom Yum soup, or a slice of pizza, you won’t have to drive to Denver to find it. Check out five of our favorite Parker, Colorado, restaurants.
Indochine Cuisine owners Jeff and Yume weren’t avid cooks when they decided to open a restaurant in 2003. In fact, they didn’t cook their own meals for the first three years of their marriage, according to the restaurant’s website.
Flash-forward nearly 15 years, and Indochine Cuisine routinely tops local best-of lists. The eatery serves a variety of classic Thai and Vietnamese dishes. You’ll even find a few handmade sushi rolls on the menu.
The best part of visiting this restaurant as a tourist? You can take your favorites home with you. The restaurant bottles 14 of the sauces they use in their dishes so you can recreate that amazing curry at home.
- Cuisine: Thai and Vietnamese
- Address: 19751 E. Mainstreet, R2
- Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., 5-9 p.m. for dinner, Sundays dinner-only 4:30-8:30
- Price range: Dinner entrees start at $12
Jozi’s Kitchen & Shebeen
Though Jozi’s Kitchen & Shebeen is considered a South African restaurant, Chef Angus Hicks draws inspiration from all over the world.
Jozi’s started in a popular booth at The Big Wonderful festival in Denver and gained a passionate following once it became a food truck. Today, you can visit a brick-and-mortar restaurant and savor the global flavor.
On the menu, you’ll find a variety of curries, burgers, grilled chicken, kebabs and more, all made from fresh, local ingredients.
If you’re craving something spicy, you won’t want to miss the Peri-Peri sauce. But beware — this sauce isn’t for the faint of heart, according to Yelp reviewers.
- Cuisine: South African
- Address: 10971 South Parker Road
- Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Price range: Entrees start at $9.95
Colonna’s Pizza has been slinging New York-style pies since 1977. In addition, the restaurant serves a taste of the East Coast with an array of cheesesteaks, pasta, and calzones.
If you’re seeking gluten-free fare, you won’t be disappointed. Colonna’s offers a full range of options, including a pizza crust made from buckwheat and tapioca.
- Cuisine: Pizza, pasta, sandwiches, calzones
- Address: 11215 S. Parker Rd
- Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. every day
- Price range: Slice starts at $2.75, Small pizza (14”) starts at $13.50
The Chicken Shack
The Chicken Shack offers classic American fare. From sandwiches to wings, this eatery lives up to its namesake. You’ll also find burgers, fries, and homemade chili. We especially love the buffalo chicken fries.
- Cuisine: American
- Address: 11211 S. Dransfeldt Rd., Suite 134
- Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
- Price range: Chicken sandwich combo is $8.29
Locally famous for their margaritas, Casa Mariachi serves up all of your Mexican favorites. Here, you’ll find classic dishes like tacos and burritos, healthy options, and gluten-free dishes. Casa Mariachi also serves a south-of-the-border twist on the surf and turf, with a charbroiled skirt steak and fish fillet grilled with a creamy Portuguese sauce paired with rice, beans, and avocado.
- Cuisine: Mexican
- Address: 9771 S. Parker
- Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11-9, Friday-Saturday 11-10
- Price range: Combo plates start at $9.29
Is your mouth watering yet? Check out our list of places to stay in Parker, and plan your trip today.
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