If you’re going going to be out all day hiking, visiting a museum, or having some fun indoors, you’ll need to eat, too! No need to blow the budget on dining out… There are plenty of cheap eats in Colorado Springs.
What qualifies as a “cheap eat”?
Rachel Ray may think that $40 a day is acceptable for a food budget, but for most of us, that’s a lot of money to spend in one day. To me, a “cheap eat” means $5 or less for a full meal, not including drink. And at least to me, that doesn’t include fast food.
These are restaurants that are cheap any day of the week – no coupons, no limited time offers, no special hours. Just a good deal all the time.
Where are the cheap eats in the Springs?
Here’s a list of your suggestions for cheap places to eat in the Springs!
Bhan Thai – several readers suggested this as a cheap place that gives you big servings of yummy Thai food! Around $6 for a meal. I believe the location most people were referring to was 1025 North Academy Boulevard, though there’s another, different Bhan Thai on Centennial as well.
Taco Star – Terje said this restaurant serves “huge burritos for under $5 including tax”! They have several locations, Terje said her kids said the best location is the one at 605 North Circle Drive.
Wok 2000 – There were at least a couple of votes for this “by the scoop” Asian place at 115 East Fillmore Street. The food is around $1.70 per scoop and Heather said they don’t use MSG!
Garden Cafe – Sarah said this Asian restaurant at 1580 Space Center Drive also sells good for about $1.75 a scoop.
Albertacos – Kathy says Albertacos sells super-filling breakfast burritos for under $3.
Saigon Grill – this Vietnamese restaurant at 3119 W Colorado Ave was a favorite of several readers, though I don’t know prices and they don’t seem to have a website.
The Drive-In – Em recommend this place for cheap burgers and fries and yummy ice cream. It’s located at 2309 North Weber Street and has outdoor seating only. (I think they’re closed in the winter).
Fargo’s Pizza – Sara’s a big fan of the famous pizza place… She says her family of five can get pizza and drinks for $25! Fargo’s is located at 2910 East Platte Avenue.
Rizuto’s – this ice cream shop is a big reader favorite for their “huge soft serve cones” that run around $1 each! it’s located at 4785 Barnes Road.
Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard - their $2.89 craver combos are awesome – the best fast-food value meal anywhere, in my opinion! 3 locations, find them here.
What other suggestions do you have to eat non-fast food for inexpensively in Colorado Springs, even if it’s a little over $5 per meal?
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