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East Boulder Eateries We Love and New Places to Try This Summer

Made-From-Scratch Pizzas, Dutch Chocolates, French Pastries, and More

With these warm summer days heating us up, our appetite, too, is readying for a season of fun—and flavor. Turning our sights towards East Boulder County, we collected a few of our go-to restaurants, plus new ones, that reveal the best in the neighborhood. Artisanal pizzas, traditional French pastries, and local craft beer, to name just a few of the mouthwatering options. 

Happy summer’ing! 

Jeannot’s Patiserrie & Bistro 

Taking a note from the French, Jeannot’s Patisserie brings the country's traditions, culture and flavor to life through its made-from-scratch menu. A stop-over here means stepping into a classic European atmosphere enhanced by the aroma of fresh-baked bread, croissants, quiches, cakes and tarts. Dishes are made using local, seasonal produce offering savory and sweet food with a sustainable approach. You must try their decadent hot chocolate made with 64% real cacao. Bon appétit!

Westbound & Down

The best place to get up and get down! Westbound & Down Mill brings a selection of artisan pizzas crafted with their famous scratch-match dough in both square and round styles. The man behind the evolving menu, Chef Casey Taylor, utilizes locally sourced ingredients, including their in-house brewed beers, ensuring you’ll always find the perfect pairing for your pint.

Enjoy their patio outfitted with 40 seats and perched beneath the summer sun, or their modern tap room offering 18 beers, including several award-winners, and a curated selection of canned beers to go.

Ghost Box 

This is your spot where the whole family gets what they want without sparing an ounce of flavor. Try the Detroit-style Ghost Pig pizza made with bacon, charred pineapple, jalapeño, red onion, ghost pepper sauce and red sauce. If you are more of a sandwich lover, then the Toasted Italian might be for you. It's filled with soppressata, mortadella, pepperoni and smoked provolone, plus a dash of red wine vinegar and a lettuce salad, all served on a hoagie roll. (Spice enthusiasts should ask for the ghost pepper edition.) The much-loved Lafayette Coney Dog is famous in the Midwest and is made with an extra-long DDD (double-dog dare). 

740 Front 

Summer heat sparking a craving for an icy beverage? 740 Front’s Happy Hour (Tuesday through Saturday, 4-5:30 p.m.) offers their famous cocktails and beers on tap at fantastic prices. Their classic, vintage cocktails ($6-7) include an old-fashioned, Manhattan, bee’s knees, margarita, and Moscow mule. Tap beers go from $5 and wine by the glass for $7. Enjoy these all at their verdant, park-like outdoor area deemed the “Nicest Patio in Louisville.”

Chocolaterie Stam 

Here is where you will find a little slice of Holland, where cacao connoisseurs guide you through an incredible selection of melt-in-your-mouth chocolates. The Stam family originally opened their chocolate shop in 1816 in a small town north of Amsterdam before making their way stateside in 1997, where their family recipes would call Lafayette home. Every chocolate is handmade by one of the Stam grandsons, including their milk or dark chocolate bonbonnieres, tempered medallions, and single and double layer chocolate jewels. On your visit, don’t forget to try their homemade gelato or a coffee beverage from their European espresso bar.


Is it really summer without a crispy basket of fish n’ chips coated in a homemade batter (gluten-free) and chased with a cold brew? At Reelfish, you can get all of this and more, including fried, grilled, or blackened seafood items and local beverages like craft beer, ciders, cocktails, and sodas. Worth mentioning are their specials, like Cajun Wednesday, where catfish, hushpuppies, and slaw are served for only $11.95, and Oyster Thursdays, when fresh oysters are shucked and served for a taste of the sea all beneath the beauty of the blue Colorado sky.

  • Photo: Justin McLeod
  • Photo: Justin McLeod
  • Photo: Justin McLeod
  • Photo: Justin McLeod