10 Best Burgers in Colorado Springs

There’s nothing quite like a delicious, juicy burger. Luckily for Colorado Springs residents, there are various choices for great burgers all over town. Because of the variety, Colorado Springs has you covered whether you are looking for a traditional burger or one with off-the-hook buns and toppings. Find some at burger joints or head to a diner, brewery, or upscale restaurant. Here’s a look at the 10 best burgers in Colorado Springs:

Crave Real Burgers

7465 N. Academy Blvd. 

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

If you are looking for a burger adventure, try Crave Real Burgers near the Briargate area. This restaurant has crazy options, like doughnuts for buns, tempura-fried white cheddar, fried eggs, and candied bacon. You can also choose from various meat choices, including beef, duck, lamb, and buffalo. In addition, you can go bunless or substitute a vegan patty. 

The Skirted Heifer

204 N. Tejon St.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903


5935 Dublin Blvd. 

Colorado Springs, CO 80923

With two locations, one Downtown, and one on the Powers Corridor, The Skirted Heifer offers a delicious burger. The burgers are made from Frontiere Natural Meats Grass-fed Beef. The animals are raised in Colorado without antibiotics or hormones. In addition, the sauces, condiments, and pickles are homemade. Did you know that this restaurant is called “The Skirted Heifer” because the burgers include an extra layer of melted cheddar cheese that resembles a skirt?

Marigold Cafe and Bakery

4605 Centennial Blvd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

This French fusion restaurant in West Colorado Springs serves up a great burger. The burgers at Marigold Cafe and Bakery may not be the most unique, but they are still tasty. Hence, you can choose from the Cafe Burger or a cheeseburger. The grilled patty is served on freshly baked Rustica bread with lettuce, tomato, onions, and a pickle spear. If you order the cheeseburger, you can choose from Swiss, cheddar, provolone, or blue cheese. 

Front Range Barbeque

2330 W. Colorado Ave. 

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

The Front Range Burgers at Front Range Barbeque in Old Colorado City are made with all-natural beef. Additionally, burgers are served on a sweet potato bun with lettuce, tomato, onion straws, and pickles. Choose from the basic burger or The Smokehouse BBQ Burger. This burger is topped with honey-pepper bacon, house-smoked sharp cheddar cheese, and sweet n’ spicy bbq sauce. You can add baby Swiss, sharp American, or house-smoked sharp cheddar cheese. In addition, you can add honey-pepper bacon, spicy coleslaw, or jalapenos. 

Garden of the Gods Market and Cafe

616 S. Tejon St.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Two upscale burgers are available at Garden of the Gods Market and Cafe, located Downtown. Choose from the Truffle Burger or the Chipotle Burger. The Truffle Burger is made with Colorado beef, mushrooms, bourbon caramelized onions, truffle aioli, blue cheese, and arugula on a brioche bun. However, if you’d like something spicier, try the Chipotle Burger. It's made with Colorado beef, a cream cheese green chili fritter, chipotle aioli, roasted red pepper, pickled jalapeno, and arugula on a brioche bun.

Sandy’s Restaurant

6940 Space Village Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Sandy’s Restaurant has been serving up delicious food since the 1970s. It’s located close to Peterson Space Force Base, and each burger patty is formed by hand. Furthermore, there are many burgers choices. These include a basic hamburger or cheeseburger, double burger, deluxe burger, Bronco Burger, Cowboy Burger, Sandy’s Burger, Coyote Burger, T-N-T Burger, Chili Burger, Black Bean Veggie Burger, and the Goodrich Plate. 

Ted’s Montana Grill

1685 S. Briargate Pkwy.

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Located in the Promenade Shops at Briargate, Ted’s Montana Grill serves up burgers made with freshly ground All-Natural Bison, Certified AngusⓇ Beef, or All-Natural Springer MountainⓇ Grilled Chicken Breast. Gluten-free buns are also available. There are many burgers to choose from, including:

  • Naked
  • Cheese
  • Ted’s Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Blue Creek
  • Swiss and Mushroom
  • Avalon
  • Red Rock
  • Skinny Dip
  • George’s Classic Cadillac
  • Canyon Creek
  • Green and Hot
  • Knife-and-Fork Chili Cheese
  • 1977 America’s Cup
  • Delicious Duo
  • House-Made Veggie Burger

Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar

7605 N. Academy Blvd. 

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Almost everything is made in-house at Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar. There are regular burgers here and interesting ones. Choose from an All-American, PB&J, or a BBQ Veggie Burger. In addition, the menu includes a cheeseburger, Bison Burger, Baja California, Black and Blue, and BBQ Ranch Bacon burger. Indoor and patio dining are available as well as curbside takeout.

Colorado Mountain Brewery

600 S. 21st St.

Colorado Springs, CO 80904


1110 Interqust Pkwy.

Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Known for award-winning 14-er Burgers, Colorado Mountain Brewery has two locations. Visit the location near Old Colorado City or the location near The Farm. Here, you can build your own burger or choose from burgers named after 14-ers. Thus, choices include the Pikes Peak, Sunshine Peak, Mt. Bierstadt, Mt. Princeton, San Luis Peak, Mt. Cameron, and Garden of the Gods.

 These burgers are served on a brioche bun. Available toppings include beer battered fried poblano peppers, crispy onion straws, cilantro-lime crema, smoked Gouda cheese, and more. In addition, gluten-free buns are available. You can also add another burger patty or substitute bison, a veggie patty, or chicken for any burger.


4455 Mark Dabling Blvd.

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, swing into Drifter’s in the 80907 zip code. Established in 2008, this restaurant offers a drive-through. They use fresh Callicrate beef for an upscale burger in a fast environment. Go for a regular hamburger or cheeseburger, or try California style. Also, you can stack on several patties if you are hungry. The Big Island Burger has four patties and extra cheese. The special sauce complements the meat for a tasty burger.

Did your favorite burger make this list? With so many new restaurants coming to Colorado Springs, more delectable burgers are available all the time. Enjoy the growing food scene and natural beauty by making Colorado Springs your home. 

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