The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association and member businesses present a vibrant dining tradition for our community this March. Dining enthusiasts will be encouraged to celebrate the authenticity, quality and diversity found only in Downtown Fort Collins, at Great Plates of Downtown 2016. During Great Plates, thirty-six (36) downtown restaurants will offer dinner specials at a price of $25.00 or $2.50 breakfast deals. Attendees will be able to enjoy downtown during this culinary celebration while supporting the Food Bank for Larimer County.
The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association is partnering with the Food Bank for Larimer County again this year to help feed people in our county. In 2015, we were THRILLED to announce that $82,700 was collected for the Food Bank for Larimer County during the 9th Annual Great Plates of Downtown event. That is over $23,000 more than the 2014 collection and well above the goal of $60,000!!! This year we have set our sites high with a lofty goal of $90,000. Patrons can make contributions to support the Food Bank for Larimer County. Every donation helps- a $1 donation is equivalent to $5 worth of food. Donations, tax and tip are not included in the Great Plates price.
For more information on the Food Bank for Larimer County or to donate online visit www.foodbanklarimer.org
Dates: March 1 – 14, 2016
Price: $25.00 Dinner Specials and $2.50 Breakfast or Dessert Specials; not including tax, tip, or donation
Hours: 5:00 pm to close at participating dinner restaurants and dessert locations, open to 10am at participating breakfast restaurants
Menu: Click here for a downloadable menu or see listings below
100 W Mountain Ave · 970-224-9691
Three course dinner for one, $25. COURSE 1: Choice of Soup OR Salad. COURSE 2: Choice of entree; Bison Prime Rib, with a roasted garlic and rosemary crust, cabernet peppercorn jus; Colorado Striped Bass, lobster cream sauce, brown rice quinoa pilaf; Truffle Braised Beef Short Ribs, mustard greens, roasted mashed potatoes. COURSE 3: Dessert choice of Chocolate Mocha Pots de Creme OR Meyer Lemon Pots de Creme.
205 N College Ave · 970-498-8898
Three course dinner for two, $25. COURSE 1: Two Fresh Salad Bars. COURSE 2: One topping 2lb Mountain Pie, one topping medium Prairie Pie, OR one topping Gluten Free Pie. COURSE 3: One delectable dessert of your choice to share!
1 Old Town Square · 970-407-0899
2 scoops in a fresh baked waffle cone OR small milkshake with any flavor for $2.50. 5pm to close.
120 S College Ave · 970-493-0086
Two course dinner for two, $25. COURSE 1: Carrot & Cumin Soup (with creme fraiche & truffled baguette). COURSE 2: (Choose two) Eggplant Parmesan, Sausage & Peppers Penne, Chicken Caesar Salad, OR Lasagna w/ Meatball.
201 S College Ave · 970-631-8076
Three course dinner for one and margarita, $25. Choose from one of our selected house made margaritas featuring Sauza 100% Blue Agave Tequila. COURSE 1: Blue Agave House Salads, Caesar Salad, OR a half Balsamic Salad. COURSE 2: Blue Corn Enchiladas, Lobster Mac & Cheese, OR the Tacos en Fuego (lit table side). COURSE 3: Tres Chocolate Brownie.
130 W Laurel, Unit B · 970-682-2652
Four course dinner for two, $25. COURSE 1: House-made Spinach Artichoke Dip appetizer. COURSE 2: Tomato Bisque, French Onion Soup, a Side Salad OR Side Caesar Salad. COURSE 3: 10 oz Bistro steak, Panko Crusted Salmon (served with green beans and au gratin potatoes), OR Lemon Scallops and Orzo. COURSE 4: Crème Brulee OR Chocolate Mousse.
147 W Oak St · 970-484-7375
$2.50 Breakfast Burritos, choose between: Bacon with egg, potato, cheese, sour cream, green chile, green pepper, black bean OR Chorizo with egg, potato, cheese, sour cream, green pepper, black bean OR Egg & Potato: with corn, cheese, sour cream, green chile, green pepper, black bean. Add any small latte for $2.50!
5 Old Town Square · 970-498-0483
One course dinner for two, $25, available pubside or poolside from 5pm-10pm. COURSE 1: (choose two) New York Strip Steaks, Roasted
Jalapeno Salmon, Rocky Mt. Sausage Platter*, Highland Cottage Pie*, Fish and Chips*, Baked Zucchini Boats (vegetarian)*.
*Includes a pint of our hand crafted ales!
7 Old Town Square · 970-498-0483
126 W Mountain Ave · 970-484-8466
Three course dinner for one, $25. COURSE 1: Soup ORSalad. COURSE 2: Pancetta Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, crimini mushroom pan sauce; Char Grilled New York Strip, gorgonzola fondue, crispy shallots; Diver Scallops, lobster, crab, prosecco-citrus cream, saffron tagliatelle; Colorado Lamb T-bone, herb goat cheese crust,balsamic reduction. COURSE 3: Limoncello Cheesecake OR Chocolate Torte.
150 W Oak St · 970-224-1188
Four course dinner for one, $25. COURSE 1: Baked lime and Barbados rum marinated Green Lip Mussels with Pico de Gallo. COURSE 2: Cup of Clam Chowd'ah OR Soup Du Jour. COURSE 3: Grilled Wild Ancho chili Marinated Swordfish Kabobs with Rice and Vegetables. COURSE 4: Brownie Sundae.
1020 E Lincoln Ave · 970-682-2260
One course dinner for two, $25. COURSE 1: Beer Braised Short Ribs over Risotto with Grilled Shrimp Skewers and sides of Garlic Roasted Kale and House Made Beet Chips. Or Vegetarian Seasonal Lasagna with House Made Charred Tomato Marinara with Garlic Toast Points.
*Includes a pint of FCB brew.
13. Illegal Pete’s
320 Walnut · 970-999-3051
$25 for two Entrees, two Drinks (House Marg, Drafts, Wells and/or Fountain drinks), a large Chips and Queso, and a Cookie with 10 percent going to the Food Bank for Larimer County. (Extras subject to additional charges).
14. Jax Fish House
123 N College Ave · 970-682-2275
25 select East Coast oysters for $25 OR Three course dinner for one including a Post Brewing Co. Beer, $25. COURSE 1: Choice of Gumbo or Chowder. COURSE TWO: Choice of Wedge or Caesar Salad. COURSE 3: Choice of Shrimp Po’boy, Niman Ranch Burger, Shrimp & Grits, or Cioppino.
15. Jay’s Bistro
135 W Oak St · 970-482-1876
Three course dinner for one, $25. COURSE 1: choice of our famous Wedge Salad or cup of Lobster Bisque. COURSE 2: choice of Lemon Artichoke Linguini, or organic Salmon with jasmine rice, light fennel mustard cream. COURSE 3: Crème Brulee OR Chocolate Decadence. All of our sauces and soups are gluten free!
114 S College Ave · 970-221-9444
$2.50: One small scoop of ice cream in a special waffle cone OR 1/4 lb handmade fudge.
17. The Kitchen
100 N College Ave · 970-568-8869
Two Course Dinner for One, $25. COURSE 1: Winter Cabbage Salad (Apples, Valdeon Blue Cheese, Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette) OR The Kitchen Tomato Soup. COURSE 2: Shepherd's Pie (Crego Farms Lamb & Mashed Potatoes) OR Dublin Coddle (Koberstein Ranch braised beef, house made pork sausage, root vegetables) OR Wheatberries (winter squash, cumin yogurt).
117 S College Ave · 970-419-3388
Three Course Dinner for Two, $25. COURSE 1: Spring Roll OR Edamame. COURSE 2: Hot and Sour, Egg Drop or Miso Soup. COURSE 3: (Choice of either three entrees or three special rolls) Sesame Chicken, Koko Chicken, Panang Beef, Pad Thai, Thai basil Chicken, Lulu's Chicken, Rainbow Roll, Green Dragon Roll, Mexico Maki, Peachy Roll, Kamikaze Roll, OR Las Vegas Roll.
125 S College Ave · 970-449-5601
Two appetizers and entrees plus a shared dessert for two, $25. COURSE 1: Cup of Gumbo, Butternut Squash Soup, Wedge Salad, OR Veggie Crudite. COURSE 2: Charred Kale Caesar, 50/50 Burger, Mushroom Stroganoff, OR Meatloaf. COURSE 3: Salted Caramel Crème Brulee OR Banana Jar.
20. The Melting Pot
334 E Mountain Ave · 970-207-0100
Three Course Dinner for One, plus a Glass of Select Wine for $25. COURSE 1: Bacon & Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Fondue with fresh breads, vegetables and crisp apples. COURSE 2: Strawberry and Almond Spring Salad. COURSE 3: Entrée for one: Filet Mignon, Teriyaki Sirloin, Marinated Pork Tenderloin, Herbed Chicken Breast, White Shrimp & Mini Raviolis with garden vegetables and dipping sauces.
147 S College Ave · 970-482-8599
Two Course Dinner for two, $25. Large Specialty Pizza and 2 Side Salads or Caesars.
220 Linden St · 970-493-4368
Dinner for Two, $25. Mix and match any three appetizers or entrees. Choice of two drafts, wells, house wines or Moscow mules.
185 N College Ave · 970-221-1170
Dinner for two, $25. Choose from 10 medium combinations plus rice and beans; 2 house margaritas, N/A substitution available upon request.
24. RARE Italian
101 S College Ave · 970-294-4544
Three Course Dinner for One, $25. COURSE 1: Mixed Salad OR Antipasti. COURSE 2: Margherita Pizza (San Marzano Tomatoes,House-Made Mozzarella, Basil) OR Tagliatelli Bolognese (Colorado beef and pork ragu, parmigiano) ORBraised Beef (red wine-braised Colorado beef, potato puree, sauteed greens, rosemary gremolata). COURSE 3: scoop of Gelato, Sorbet, Coconut Chocolate Bars OR Chocolate Truffles.
143 W Mountain Ave · 970-224-5428
Three course dinner and one Blood Orange Margarita, $25; COURSE 1: Pork Tamale appetizer. COURSE 2: Smoked Chicken Taco entree. COURSE 3: Coconut Flan dessert. *Limited options and substitutions available.
26. Rodizio Grill
200 Jefferson St · 970-482-3103
Three Course Dinner for One, $25. Each guest will enjoy a glass of select wine, a gourmet salad bar with over 30 hot and cold items, authentic Brazilian sides, an unlimited and succulent variety of rotisserie grilled meats, glazed pineapple, and an experience like nowhere else. A savings of over $18!
27. Slyce Pizza
163 W Mountain Ave · 970-221-9000
A pair of small salads featuring local farm lettuce and homemade dressings and a 20" 'Pro' style specialty pizza (or 3 topping custom) for $25.00.
144 W Mountain Ave · 970-482-9253
Enjoy an individual flight size pancake of your choice for $2.50. Choose from such specialties as our classic Pineapple Upside Down Pancake, delicious Blueberry Danish Pancake, or a tantalizing Sweet Potato Pancake.
1 Old Town Sq #7 · 970-449-5606
Night out for two, $25: Two of Social's Featured Cocktails and a Great Plates Cheese & Charcuterie Board.
115 S College Ave · 970-484-9200
Three Course dinner for one, $25. COURSE 1: Beefsteak tomato, fresh mozzarella, balsamic onions, basil oil OR cup of homemade soup. COURSE 2: Atlantic Salmon (fingerling potatoes, sautéed spinach and smoked bacon, grilled onion marmalade) OR 8 oz Prime Rib (garlic parmesan mash, rosemary jus). COURSE 3: Crème Brulee OR Apple-Walnut Bread Pudding.
172 N College Ave · 970-493-6800
Dinner package for four, $25.Take Great Plates home! Pair two of the following three options: 1) Two Quarts of Soups, 2)Family Salad, or 3) Four Half Sandwiches. Soup and Salad Combination Comes with four wedges of our Handmade Focaccia Bread.
32. Taj Mahal
148 W Oak St · 970-493-1105
Dinner for two; $25. Choose any two from non-vegetarian & vegetarian menu items: Tandori Chicken, Chicken Curry, Chicken Saag, Chicken Vindaloo, Chicken Bhuna, Chicken Kashmiri, Chicken & Lamb Madras, Coconut Chicken Curry, Vegetable Korma, Saag Paneer, Alu Gobi, Alu Matter, Dal Saag, Chana Masala, Bombay Aloo, Alu Chhole, Plain Dal, Chana Saag.
33. Tasty Harmony
160 W Oak St · 970-689-3234
Two course dinner for two; $25. COURSE 1: Polenta Fries covered in habanero infused local honey, a dollop of goat cheese and fresh basil. COURSE 2: (Choose 2) Seitan or Tempeh Shawarma, baba ganoush, hummus, quinoa tabouli, cilantro sauce, and house made flat bread. We make everything from scratch in our kitchen using as many organic ingredients as possible.
34. Wabi Sabi
223 Linden St · 970-482-3734
Dinner for two; $25. COURSE 1: Garden greens with orange ginger dressing COURSE 2: Miso Salmon (with wasabi mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables), Sesame Chicken (with rice and grilled vegetables), OR Vegetarian Sushi Platter. COURSE 3: Green Tea Cream Puff.
132 Laporte Ave · 970-484-3989
Dinner for 4, $25: (4) 1/2 lb. Washington's Original Certified Angus Burgers with your choice of (4) sides. (Curly Fries, Beans, or Coleslaw.) & (4) Domestic Beers, Well Cocktails or Sodas.
200 Walnut St · 970-232-9521
Dinner for two; $25. COURSE 1: Great Plates Platter (Showcasing four cheeses: Secret de Scey-Washed Rind, Cow (France); D'Affinois Brebis-Bloomy Rind, Sheep (France); Sunlight-Washed Rind, Goat (Colorado); Baked Lemon Ricotta-Water Buffalo (Italy)) and House Smoked Broken Arrow Quail, Milano Salami.
37. The Yeti
23 Old Town Square · 970-482-9384
$25 gets your pick of any 2 Yeti Cocktails, 1 Appetizer, and 2 Entrees.
Other Great Downtown Specials!
Come Downtown during Great Plates and receive these amazing specials at our local retail and specialty stores.
Akinz - 15 Old Town Sq
2 for $25 t-shirts (select styles) OR $2.50 sunglasses ($14.95 retail value).
Alpine Arts - 112 N College Ave
Show your Great Plates supporter card and receive 20% OFF any one item.
Clothes Pony and Dandelion Toys - 111 N College Ave
Bring in your Great Plates Supporter Card between 5-8pm during Great Plates, and we'll donate 10% of your total purchase to the Food Bank.
The Cupboard - 152 S College Ave
Bring in your Great Plates Supporter Card and enjoy 10% off entire purchase from March 1 -14.
Find of the Day - 311 S College Ave
Show us your dining receipt and receive 15% off your entire purchase (same day only. Valid March 1-14 and on goods not already discounted.)
Mamas and Company - 118 N College Ave
We are partnering with Seeking Sitters to bring professional childcare on the Friday & Saturday evenings of Great Plates. At Mamas & Company in Old Town from 5-8pm, $25 one child/$10 each additional sibling. No drop-in, you must pre-register: www.mamasandcompany.com/great-plates or call 970.286.7978.
Mulberry Max - 460 S College Ave
Save 20% on any single bottle of wine in the store with your Supporter Card or receipt. One per customer please. Not valid for sale items.
Old Town Spice Shop - 130 S College Ave
Present your Great Plates supporter card or receipt to take your pick of one free item, up to a $2.95 value (over 350 items!) One per customer, not valid with any other offers.
Wright Life - 200 Linden St
$15 wax and edge for ski’s and snowboards. $30 stone grind combo (includes wax, edge, stone grind, minor p-tex)
Austin’s American Grill
100 West Mountain Ave
Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Shop
1 Old Town Square 104B
120 S. College Ave.
The Crooked Cup
147 W. Oak Street
CooperSmiths Pub and Brewing
5 Old Town Square
150 West Oak Street
Fort Collins Brewery & Tavern
1020 East Lincoln Ave.
Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
123 N. COLLEGE AVE
Jay’s American Bistro
135 W. Oak Street
Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream
114 S. College Ave.
100 North College Avenue
LuLu Asian Bistro
117 South College Avenue
125 S. College Avenue
The Melting Pot
334 E. Mountain Ave.
147 S. College Ave
101 S. College Ave
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
143 W Mountain Ave
200 Jefferson St.
Snooze AM Eatery
144 W. Mountain Ave
1 Old Town Square #7
Sonny Lubick Steakhouse
115 South College Ave.
Spoons Soups, Salads, & Sandwiches
172 N. College Ave, Suite C
148 W. Oak St
130 S. Mason St.
Washingtons Sports Bar and Grill
132 LaPorte Avenue
Blue Agave Grill
201 S. College Avenue, Suite 100
320 Walnut Street
185 N. College Avenue
The Yeti Bar & Grill
23 Old Town Square
205 N. College Ave
The Boot Grill
130 W Laurel St Unit B
Pour Brothers Community Tavern
220 Linden St.
Slyce Pizza Co.
163 W. Mountain Avenue