From March 1st through March 14th, the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association’s award-winning dining promotion and fundraiser comes to life in Old Town Fort Collins! Great Plates presented by Eye Center of Northern Colorado is a celebration of the Downtown dining community and highlights restaurants offering dinner specials for $25! In addition, 100% of donation proceeds from this community culinary celebration benefit the Food Bank for Larimer County. Now in its 14th year, the promotion has become the Food Bank for Larimer County’s largest fundraiser with over $106,000 being donated in 2018.

 

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How Great Plates Works:

 

Check out the Great Plates Restaurant Guide to view $25 dinner specials available from March 1st – 14th.

Tell your server you’d like to participate in Great Plates!

After dinner, consider leaving a donation to the Food Bank and be sure to tip your hardworking server as well!

2019 restaurant guide & Map

Austin's American Grill

3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Choice of Chicken Tortilla Soup, White Bean Chicken Chili, Fat Tire Beer Cheese Soup, ...

100 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Beau Jo's Colorado Style Pizza

3-course dinner for 2 - Course 1: Two fresh Salad Bars. Course 2: Choice of one-topping 2lbs. Mountain Pie OR ...

205 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Blue Agave Grill

2-course dinner for 1, plus choice of margarita - Course 1: Choice of House Salad, Caesar Salad, Pumpkin-Espresso ...

201 South College Avenue #100, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing

2-course dinner for 2, plus 2 pints - Course 1: Choice of Surf & Turf-NY Strip with demi glaze, mashers, veggies, ...

5 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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CopperMuse Distillery

2 Cocktails, 2 Tasters and Select Appetizer - Cocktail: Choice of any two Vodka, Rum, or Gin Cocktails from our ...

244 North College Avenue #105, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Elliot's Martini Bar

Two Craft Cocktails and a Bruschetta Trio for two.

234 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market

3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: House Salad with mixed greens and sherry vinaigrette. Course 2: Orecchiette & Braised ...

378 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Fish

3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: PEI Mussels with vermouth saffron cream & fettunta. Course 2: Poached Wild Atlantic ...

150 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Café at Ginger and Baker

2-course dinner for 1, plus select wine or beer pairing - Course 1: Chef’s Choice Hand Pie (vegetarian option ...

359 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Illegal Pete's

3-course dinner for 2, plus 2 beverages - Course 1: Large Chips and Queso. Course 2: Choose any Entree. Course 3: ...

320 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Two fresh shucked Emerson Oysters on the half shell. Course 2: Choice of Chicken & ...

123 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Jay's Bistro

2-course dinner for 1, plus wine pairing - Course 1: Choice of Kale Salad with grilled grapes, feta cheese, champagne ...

135 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Kitchen

3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Choice of Tomato Soup with olive oil OR Green Salad with toasted sunflower seeds, ...

100 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Lulu Asian Bistro

3-course dinner for 2 - Course 1: Appetizer to share - choice of Spring Roll OR Edamame. Course 2: Choice of Soup - Hot ...

117 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Melting Pot

3-course dinner for 1, plus a glass of select wine - Course 1: Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Fondue. Course 2: California ...

334 East Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Metro Urban Food & Booze

3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Grilled Spanish Octopus with Spanish chorizo, potato, sauce romesco, green olive ...

130 West Laurel Street Unit B, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Pour Brothers Community Tavern

Two Local Craft Beers and two Shared Bite Appetizers.

220 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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RARE Italian

3-course dinner for 1, plus wine pairing - Course 1: Choice of Mixed Salad OR Antipasti Duo. Course 2: Choice of ...

101 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Regional

3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Choice of one Small Plate. Course 2: Choice of one Large Plate. Course 3: Choice ...

130 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Reserve at Old Elk

Two Old Elk Specialty Craft Cocktails and two Select Small Plates. *$10 Dessert add on: one Dessert to share plus two ...

253 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Restaurant 415

4-course dinner for 2 - Course 1: Choose two appetizers to share: Spaghetti Squash, Citrus Broccoli, Mac & Cheese OR ...

415 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant

2-course dinner for 2, plus sides and choice of 2 margaritas - Course 1: Choice of Salsa Trio: choose from avocado ...

143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Rodizio Grill

3-course dinner for 1, plus a glass of select wine - Each guest will enjoy endless trips to a gourmet salad bar with ...

200 Jefferson Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Slyce Pizza Co.

3-course dinner for 2 - Course 1: Two Small Salads Course 2: One 3-Topping 20" Pizza (up-charge available for more ...

151 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Social

Two Select Cocktails and Featured Cheese & Charcuterie Board.

1 Old Town Square #7, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Sonny Lubick Steakhouse

3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Choice of Homemade Soup OR Beefsteak Tomato Salad. Course 2: Choice of 8oz. Slow ...

115 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Spoons - Soups, Salads & Sandwiches

Take Great Plates home! Choose 2 of the following 3 options - Two quarts of Soup OR Family Salad OR four Half ...

172 North College Avenue Suite B, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Still Whiskey Steaks

3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Choice of Soup OR Salad. Course 2: 10oz. New York Strip with green beans and mashed ...

151 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Stuft Burger Bar

1-course dinner for 2, plus 2 draft beers or sodas - Two All American Burgers and two Hand-Cut French Fries.

210 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Tajmahal Restaurant

1-course dinner for 2 - Choice of any two non-vegetarian & vegetarian menu items: Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Curry, ...

148 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Tasty Harmony

2-course dinner for 2 - Course 1: Grilled Romaine Wedge Salad with tempeh bacon, shaved radish, chipotle ranch. Course ...

160 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe

3-course dinner for 2 - Course 1: Choice of any two food offerings on menu. Course 2: Choice of any two sides. Course ...

700 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Union Bar and Soda Fountain

2-course dinner for 2, plus 2 sparkling sodas - Course 1: Choice of our famous Beef Manhattan OR made from scratch ...

250 Jefferson Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Vatos Tacos & Tequila

Tacos for 2, plus 2 select beers - Course 1: Choice of any six Tacos. *No more than two of the same tacos on any ...

220 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Welsh Rabbit Bistro

To Start: Herb Goat Salad OR The Sous’ Choice Cheese Platter. For the Mid: Broken Arrow's Braised Lamb and Grain OR ...

200b Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream

Kilwins is a place where people celebrate, vacation and share the experience of life, family and gifting in a very ...

114 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Ben & Jerry’s

Come see our locally owned Scoop Shop in the heart of Old Town Square, downtown Fort Collins! Our smiling staff ...

1 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Walrus Ice Cream

We are a locally owned, family run, homemade premium ice cream shoppe based in Downtown Fort Collins. We have an ...

125 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Austin's American Grill
3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Choice of Chicken Tortilla Soup, White Bean Chicken Chili, Fat Tire Beer Cheese Soup, Hill Country Salad, Baby Bleu Mixed Salad, OR Caesar Salad. Course 2: Choice of Scottish Salmon with crab and brie stuffing, champagne beurre blanc OR slow roasted, pepper crusted Prime Rib with natural jus OR dry-aged Kurobuta Pork Chop with calvados cream reduction. Course 3: Choice of Chocolate Pot De Crème OR Salted Caramel Pot De Crème.
100 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Beau Jo's Colorado Style Pizza
3-course dinner for 2 - Course 1: Two fresh Salad Bars. Course 2: Choice of one-topping 2lbs. Mountain Pie OR one-topping Medium Prairie Pie OR one-topping Gluten Free Pie. Course 3: Individual Bundt Cake to share.
205 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Blue Agave Grill
2-course dinner for 1, plus choice of margarita - Course 1: Choice of House Salad, Caesar Salad, Pumpkin-Espresso Bisque, OR Broccoli-Cheddar Soup. Course 2: Choice of Vegetable Enchiladas OR Tequila Lime Chicken OR 9oz. Steak Rojo. Margarita: House Margarita, Sangria Swirl, Muy Macho Margarita, OR Spicy Cucumber Margarita.
201 South College Avenue #100, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing
2-course dinner for 2, plus 2 pints - Course 1: Choice of Surf & Turf-NY Strip with demi glaze, mashers, veggies, coconut shrimp OR Ribeye with herb butter, mashers, veggies OR Lobster Mac & Cheese topped with toasted beer bread crumbs, crispy pancetta OR Cottage Pie OR Fish and Chips OR Schweineschnitzel. Course 2: Chocolate Horsetooth Stout Cake. *Pubside or Poolside.*
5 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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CopperMuse Distillery
2 Cocktails, 2 Tasters and Select Appetizer - Cocktail: Choice of any two Vodka, Rum, or Gin Cocktails from our extensive craft cocktail menu. Tasters: Choice of two 1oz. Tasters: Amaretto, Coffee Liqueur, Spiced Rum OR Gin with Hibiscus. Appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Dates with honey chèvre, balsamic glaze, toasted pine nuts OR Italian-Herbed Stuffed Mushrooms OR Soup du jour with crostinis. *Receive $5 off any 750ml. bottle of CopperMuse spirits during Great Plates*
244 North College Avenue #105, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Elliot's Martini Bar
Two Craft Cocktails and a Bruschetta Trio for two.
234 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Emporium Kitchen and Wine Market
3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: House Salad with mixed greens and sherry vinaigrette. Course 2: Orecchiette & Braised Lamb Pasta with confit cherry tomatoes, braised lamb, arugula, parmesan, lamb jus. Course 3: Warm Chocolate Fondant.
378 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Fish
3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: PEI Mussels with vermouth saffron cream & fettunta. Course 2: Poached Wild Atlantic Cod in Chickpea Chermoula with arugula in zaatar vin & pickled radish. Course 3: Smoked Honey Ricotta Doughnut.
150 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Café at Ginger and Baker
2-course dinner for 1, plus select wine or beer pairing - Course 1: Chef’s Choice Hand Pie (vegetarian option available). Course 2: Baker’s Select Slice of Pie.
359 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Illegal Pete's
3-course dinner for 2, plus 2 beverages - Course 1: Large Chips and Queso. Course 2: Choose any Entree. Course 3: Cookie. Beverage: Choice of House Marg, Drafts, Wells, and/or Fountain Drink. *10 percent of all purchases are donated to the Food Bank for Larimer County*
320 Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Two fresh shucked Emerson Oysters on the half shell. Course 2: Choice of Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo OR Jax Caesar Salad. Course 3: Choice of Fried Shrimp ‘Po Boy with red onion, charred lemon remoulade, pickled okra OR Cioppino with mussels, shrimp, tomato, seasonal fish, grill bread OR Shrimp & Grits with blackened shrimp, Andouille salsa, trinity, Anson Mills cheddar grits.
123 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Jay's Bistro
2-course dinner for 1, plus wine pairing - Course 1: Choice of Kale Salad with grilled grapes, feta cheese, champagne vinaigrette OR Parsnip Potato Soup. Course 2: Choice of Hazel Dell Mushroom Ravioli with ricotta cheese, garlic truffle cream OR Lamb Chili with three bean medley, cornbread stuffing, dijon crème fraîche OR Braised Beef Short Rib with carrot puree, merlot demi. Wine: Choice of 120 Reserva Especial Chardonnay OR 120 Reserva Especial Pinot Noir.
135 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Kitchen
3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Choice of Tomato Soup with olive oil OR Green Salad with toasted sunflower seeds, lemon vinaigrette, feta. Course 2: Choice of Koberstein Ranch Steak Frites with butcher cut steak, chimichurri, fries OR Rainbow Trout with celery root purée, brown butter, spiced almonds. Course 3: Chocolate Chip Cookie.
100 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Lulu Asian Bistro
3-course dinner for 2 - Course 1: Appetizer to share - choice of Spring Roll OR Edamame. Course 2: Choice of Soup - Hot & Sour, Egg Drop, Wonton, OR Miso. Course 3: Choice of either three Entrees or three Special Rolls. Entree choices include: Sesame Chicken, Koko Chicken, Panang Tofu or Beef, Chicken Pad Thai, Chicken Drunken Noodles, Lulu’s Chicken, OR Peanut Chicken. Special Roll choices include: Las Vegas, Rainbow, Green Dragon, Peachy, Kamikaze, Rocky Mountain, OR Mexico Maki.
117 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Melting Pot
3-course dinner for 1, plus a glass of select wine - Course 1: Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Fondue. Course 2: California Salad. Course 3: A foursome of Teriyaki Sirloin, Marinated Pork Tenderloin, Herb-encrusted Chicken AND Pacific White Shrimp served with garden vegetables and dipping sauces. *A savings of over $23 per person*
334 East Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Metro Urban Food & Booze
3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Grilled Spanish Octopus with Spanish chorizo, potato, sauce romesco, green olive tapenade OR Butternut Squash Soup with broccoli pesto, almond, carrot. Course 2: Choice of Braised Short Rib with rosemary and chive polenta, gremolata, house demi OR Sauteed Tofu with asparagus pesto, wild mushrooms, butternut squash, wild greens. Course 3: Choice of Budino OR Crème Brulee.
130 West Laurel Street Unit B, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Pour Brothers Community Tavern
Two Local Craft Beers and two Shared Bite Appetizers.
220 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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RARE Italian
3-course dinner for 1, plus wine pairing - Course 1: Choice of Mixed Salad OR Antipasti Duo. Course 2: Choice of Margarita Pizza with San Marzano tomatoes, basil, house-made mozzarella OR Tajarin Al Ragu with finely cut noodles, pork sausage, house-aged beef ragu, Parmigiano-Reggiano, rosemary OR 6oz. dry-aged house-ground RARE Burger with house-made mayo, arugula, tomato, red onion, potato bun OR red wine Braised Beef with chive potato puree, seared spinach, rosemary gremolata. Course 3: Choice of Gelato, Sorbet OR Coconut Chocolate Bars. Wine by the Glass: Ask for details!
101 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Regional
3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Choice of one Small Plate. Course 2: Choice of one Large Plate. Course 3: Choice from bakery menu.
130 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Reserve at Old Elk
Two Old Elk Specialty Craft Cocktails and two Select Small Plates. *$10 Dessert add on: one Dessert to share plus two Nooku Chocolate Martinis*
253 Linden Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Restaurant 415
4-course dinner for 2 - Course 1: Choose two appetizers to share: Spaghetti Squash, Citrus Broccoli, Mac & Cheese OR Cup of Soup. Course 2: 415 Signature Salad to share. Course 3: Choice of Steak, Chicken OR Tofu Skewers with vegetables and choice of sauce to share. Course 4: Choice of Vegan Cupcake OR Cupcake du jour to share.
415 South Mason Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
2-course dinner for 2, plus sides and choice of 2 margaritas - Course 1: Choice of Salsa Trio: choose from avocado salsa, classic green, salsa morita, smoky tomatillo, atómica. Course 2: Choice of six Tacos: grilled steak, tequila shrimp, cilantro-lime grilled chicken, beer-braised carnitas, baja fish, or the featured taco of March. Choice of Sides: garlic roasted veggies, classic slaw, papas bravas (can sub in rice or beans if desired). Margaritas: Any classic Rio Marg flavor or Big Tex Marg.
143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Rodizio Grill
3-course dinner for 1, plus a glass of select wine - Each guest will enjoy endless trips to a gourmet salad bar with over 30 hot and cold items, authentic Brazilian sides and an unlimited and succulent variety of rotisserie grilled meats and famous glazed pineapple. *An experience like nowhere else. A savings of over $24*
200 Jefferson Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Slyce Pizza Co.
3-course dinner for 2 - Course 1: Two Small Salads Course 2: One 3-Topping 20" Pizza (up-charge available for more expensive pizzas). Course 3: One shareable fresh baked Chocolate Brownie.
151 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Social
Two Select Cocktails and Featured Cheese & Charcuterie Board.
1 Old Town Square #7, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Sonny Lubick Steakhouse
3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Choice of Homemade Soup OR Beefsteak Tomato Salad. Course 2: Choice of 8oz. Slow Roasted Prime Rib with garlic, parmesan mashed potatoes OR Organic King Salmon with fingerling potatoes, sauteed spinach and smoked bacon, grilled onion marmalade. Course 3: Choice of Fudge Brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce OR Apple Walnut Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream, Vern’s Toffee and caramel sauce. OR Appetizer and 2 glasses of wine: Black Pepper Pork Belly: white miso, vanilla gastrique, pickled vegetables. Two glasses of Kevin White "GSM" from Yakima Valley, WA.
115 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Spoons - Soups, Salads & Sandwiches
Take Great Plates home! Choose 2 of the following 3 options - Two quarts of Soup OR Family Salad OR four Half Sandwiches. Soup and Salad combination comes with four wedges of our handmade Focaccia Bread. *Downtown location only*
172 North College Avenue Suite B, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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The Still Whiskey Steaks
3-course dinner for 1 - Course 1: Choice of Soup OR Salad. Course 2: 10oz. New York Strip with green beans and mashed potatoes OR Brick Chicken with mashed potatoes, jalapeno butter sauce OR 10oz. Prime Rib with green beans, mashed potatoes OR Stuffed Portobello with pesto, asparagus and roasted garlic tomato (vegan). Course 3: Limoncello Cheesecake OR Brownie.
151 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Stuft Burger Bar
1-course dinner for 2, plus 2 draft beers or sodas - Two All American Burgers and two Hand-Cut French Fries.
210 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Tajmahal Restaurant
1-course dinner for 2 - Choice of any two non-vegetarian & vegetarian menu items: Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Curry, Chicken Saag, Chicken Vindaloo, Chicken Bhuna, Chicken Kashmiri, Chicken Madras, Coconut Chicken, Vegetable Korma, Saag Paneer, Alu Gobi, Alu Matter, Dal Saag, Chana Masala, Bombay Aloo, Alu Chhole, Plain Dal OR Chana Saag.
148 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Tasty Harmony
2-course dinner for 2 - Course 1: Grilled Romaine Wedge Salad with tempeh bacon, shaved radish, chipotle ranch. Course 2: Crimini Mushroom and Black Bean Sloppy Joes with house cut potato chips and Brussels sprout slaw.
160 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe
3-course dinner for 2 - Course 1: Choice of any two food offerings on menu. Course 2: Choice of any two sides. Course 3: Choice of any two 24oz. Smoothies.
700 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Union Bar and Soda Fountain
2-course dinner for 2, plus 2 sparkling sodas - Course 1: Choice of our famous Beef Manhattan OR made from scratch Chicken Pot Pie OR Fresh Aviator Caesar Salad. Course 2: Choice of a classic All-American Sundae OR Homemade Carrot Cake. *A savings of up to $26*
250 Jefferson Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Vatos Tacos & Tequila
Tacos for 2, plus 2 select beers - Course 1: Choice of any six Tacos. *No more than two of the same tacos on any individual order*
220 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Welsh Rabbit Bistro
To Start: Herb Goat Salad OR The Sous’ Choice Cheese Platter. For the Mid: Broken Arrow's Braised Lamb and Grain OR House Made Pasta with smoked egg yolk. For the End: Choice of Marybeth's creations.
200b Walnut Street, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream
Kilwins is a place where people celebrate, vacation and share the experience of life, family and gifting in a very special nostalgic Americana setting. We are proud of our "family" heritage of providing our customers with high quality ...
114 South College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Ben & Jerry’s
Come see our locally owned Scoop Shop in the heart of Old Town Square, downtown Fort Collins! Our smiling staff is ready to scoop Fair Trade, Super Premium ice cream for you, your friends and your family. Enjoy the splash pad, ...
1 Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Walrus Ice Cream
We are a locally owned, family run, homemade premium ice cream shoppe based in Downtown Fort Collins. We have an all natural ice cream base using no additives or preservatives and no eggs. We offer cups, cones (all types including ...
125 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, USA

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great plates presented by eye center of northern colorado FAQs

What is Great Plates of Downtown?
The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association and member restaurants present a vibrant dining tradition for our community each March. Dining enthusiasts are encouraged to “Dine. Discover. Donate.” during this two-week culinary celebration.  One hundred percent of the donations collected go directly to support the Food Bank for Larimer County.

 

When is the promotion?
Friday, March 1 to Thursday, March 14 from 5:00 p.m. to close at participating restaurants.

 

Where is the promotion held?
Great Plates presented by Eye Center of Northern Colorado takes place at 35 restaurants in Old Town.  There are no street closures for this event.

 

How much does it cost?
Each participating restaurant creates a unique $25 dinner special, not including tax, tip, or donation. Specials range from a gourmet multi-course dinner for one to a feast for four.

Please note that donations, tax and tips are not included in the $25 pricing, so after you dine, leave a donation in the Great Plates envelope provided by your server. Every $1 donated to the Food Bank for Larimer County is the equivalent of $5 worth of food! For more information on the Food Bank for Larimer County or to donate online, visit https://foodbanklarimer.org/.

Is parking available?
Yes – parking is available at all three parking structures in Old Town and each are located only one block from Old Town Square! Both the structures at Mountain/Remington and Mason/Laporte are free for the first hour and only $1.00 per hour thereafter. The new Old Firehouse Alley structure accessed via Chestnut Street from Jefferson Street is $1.50 per hour.  In addition, on-street parking is available via first-come, first-serve on downtown streets and all surface lots are under normal operations. In other words, there are plenty of places to park within a 3-5 minute walk from Old Town Square!

 

Who produces this event?
Great Plates presented by Eye Center of Northern Colorado is produced by, and serves as a fundraiser for, the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association (DBA). Since 1982, the non-profit DBA has promoted and programmed the downtown Fort Collins district and remains active as a producer of signature events, community festivals and business promotions.  In addition to Great Plates of Downtown, the DBA produces 75+ days of free, family friendly entertainment, including Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, Old Town Car Show, Tiny Tot Halloween, Colorado Brewers’ Festival, Noontime Notes, First Friday Art Walk and many more.

 

Who are this year’s sponsors?
Great Plates is proudly presented by The Eye Center of Northern Colorado. This event would not be possible without the ongoing support of DBA Annual Sponsors: High Country Beverage/Coors Light, First National Bank, Colorado State University, The Eye Center of Northern Colorado, Dellenbach Motors and Odell Brewing Co.