By Sarah Jaudon


As you get settled into your new home at the U.S. Air Force Academy, we invite you to take advantage of the many Colorado Springs dining options throughout the base and the surrounding area. Whether you’re seeing the sites, enjoying the golf course views, or fueling up after a scenic mountain hike, we encourage you to explore the nearby Colorado Springs dining options and on-campus dining hall choices for the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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On-Campus U.S. Air Force Academy Dining Hall

Arnold Hall 2302 Cadet Drive USAF Academy, CO 80840


: 1 (719) 472-7390 The food court at Arnold Hall has multiple food options, from coffee and breakfast sandwiches to burgers, wraps, pizza, and pasta, that are all open to the public. It is conveniently located next to the Planetarium, Polaris Hall, and the Cadet Area. See below for a full list of restaurants at the Arnold Hall food court.

1. Domino's Pizza

2302 Cadet Drive USAF Academy, CO 80840


: 1 (719) 434-9989 Domino’s Pizza is located at the Arnold Hall food court and serves pizza, sandwiches, and pasta for carryout or delivery. Open from Monday through Friday from 1100-2000, Saturday from 1100-1800, and closed Sundays.

2. Lucy’s Grill

2302 Cadet Drive USAF Academy, CO 80840


: 1 (719) 434-9989 Located at the Arnold Hall food court, Lucy’s Grill serves up Armenian and Mediterranean-style dishes. Open Monday through Saturday from 1100-1800 and closed on Sundays.

3. Polaris Perk

2302 Cadet Drive USAF Academy, CO 80840


: 1 (719) 472-7390 Conveniently located at the Arnold Hall food court, Polaris Perk serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, and Starbucks beverages Monday through Friday from 0800-1300. They are closed Saturdays and Sundays.

4. Subway

2302 Cadet Drive USAF Academy, CO 80840


: 1 (719) 472-9664 Subway serves sandwiches, wraps, and salads Sunday through Thursday from 1000-2100 and Saturday and Sunday from 1000-2200.

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5. The Grill

3170 Golf Course Road USAF Academy, CO 80840


: 1 (719) 333-2606 ext. 1006 The Grill is located at the golf course and is only open to active-duty and retired military personnel, DoD civilians, military contractors, and their guests. They serve burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and salads Monday through Friday from 1100-1400.

6. Falcon Club Buffet & Restaurant

3120 Academy Drive USAF Academy, CO 80840


: 1 (719) 333-8192 The Falcon Club is a buffet-style restaurant conveniently located next to Doolittle Hall and is within walking distance from the Rampart Lodge. This facility is open Tuesday through Friday from 1130-1330, serving sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Colorado Springs Dining Options

Colorado Springs Dining Options

Italian Restaurants, Colorado Springs

7. Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

1805 Briargate Pkwy. Colorado Springs, CO 80920


: 1 (719) 262-9500 Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano is known for its family-style meals where you can get large pizzas, pasta, entrees, and salads – all for a great price. Their fresh-baked bread with Biaggi’s Butter is a must-try!

8. Carrabba’s Italian Grill

7120 Campus Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920


: 1 (719) 900-2721 At Carrabba’s Italian Grill, you can watch the chefs work their magic with the exhibition-style kitchen as they prepare dishes on their wood-burning grill. Enjoy wood-fired steak, pork chops, and fresh takes on classic pasta and Italian dishes like their Pollo Rosa Maria and the Chicken Bryan.

9. Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta

1333 Interquest Pkwy. Colorado Springs, CO 80921


: 1 (719) 247-8262 Anthony’s Pizza & Pasta is passionate about pizza and has been perfecting its recipe for over 35 years. Anthony’s is a staple among Italian restaurants in Colorado Springs, and local pizza fans all agree this is the spot for delicious pizza.

10. Basil & Barley Pizzeria Napoletana

9278 Forest Bluffs View Colorado Springs, CO 80920


: 1 (833) 692-2745 If you’re looking for authentic Italian restaurants in Colorado Springs, then look no further than Basil & Barley Pizzeria Napoletana. Using traditional cooking methods from Naples and Italy in addition to recipes passed down from generation to generation, Basil & Barley is proud to offer authentic Neapolitan Pizzas. Try a pie today!

11. Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse

1268 Interquest Pkwy. Ste. 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80921


: 1 (719) 465-0577 Parry's Pizzeria & Taphouse is your classic New York-style pizzeria serving classic pizza and wings. Wash down your meal with their robust craft beer menu, including some local Colorado brews. The rooftop patio is a great spot for awesome views and entertainment. Mexican Restaurants, Colorado Springs

Mexican Restaurants, Colorado Springs

12. Zapata Mexican Taco Shop

12229 Voyager Pkwy. Ste. 140 Colorado Springs, CO 80921


: 1 (719) 645-8467 Zapata Mexican Taco Shop invites you to experience the flavors of Mexico with their traditional and delicious tacos. Try the al pastor or carne asada tacos topped with the freshest ingredients and add a little bit of spice with their fresh salsa bar seven days a week.

13. El Padrino Mexicano

13425 Voyager Pkwy. Colorado Springs, CO 80921


: 1 (719) 487-2727 El Padrino Mexicano is known as one of the best Mexican restaurants in Colorado Springs with its authentic flavors and delicious hand-shaken margaritas. Stop by for happy hour from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. or enjoy their gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly Colorado Springs dining options any day of the week.

14. Salsa on the Rock

802 Village Center Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80919


: 1 (719) 266-9244 Salsa on the Rock is a fun restaurant with a brand new menu offering coconut shrimp, avocado fries, green chili burgers, and fried jalapenos. This restaurant is great for families and large parties, and it is among the top Colorado Springs dining options.

Japanese Restaurants, Colorado Springs

15. Sushi Ato

12245 Voyager Pkwy. Ste. 148 Colorado Springs, CO 80921


: 1 (719) 694-8936 Sushi Ato is a Japanese restaurant located close to base with trained sushi chefs offering authentic ramen, gyudon (Japanese beef bowl), teriyaki, tempura, and delicious sushi. If you are looking for an authentic Japanese restaurant in Colorado Springs, this is the place to eat.

16. Mugi Ramen & Poke

122 Tracker Dr. Unit 120 Colorado Springs, CO 80921


: 1 (719) 374-5978 Build your own poke bowl at Mugi Ramen & Poke with fresh fish, toppings, and Asian-inspired sauces for a healthy meal. If you’re looking for a heartier entree, try the Tonkotsu ramen with white noodles and pork belly and start your meal with delicious gyoza (fried dumplings). Asian Restaurant cuisine

Asian Restaurants, Colorado Springs

17. Asian Cookery

6760 N Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80918


: 1 (719) 465-2988 Asian Cookery is a family-owned restaurant serving authentic street food dishes found in Malaysia and Singapore, such as curry laksa, curry puffs, sticky rice, and potstickers. Order online for takeout and delivery or dine in and experience this delicious street food for yourself.

18. Viet's Restaurant

7640 N Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920


: 1 (719) 465-2681 When searching for authentic Asian restaurants in Colorado Springs, Viet's Restaurant and their delicious Pho will be at the top of the list. Pho, pronounced “fuh,” is a Vietnamese soup made with bone broth, noodles, thinly sliced meat or fish, and fresh herbs on the side.

19. Jing Young Chinese Restaurant

1054 Baptist Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80921


: 1 (719) 487-8081 At Jing Young Chinese Restaurant, you’ll be delighted by the traditional Chinese menu served by the owner himself. Locals rave over the hot and sour soup, orange chicken, and beef stir fry, to name a few. Dine in or carry out your lunch and dinner seven days a week.

French Restaurants, Colorado Springs

20. La Baguette French Bistro

4440 N Chestnut St. Colorado Springs, CO 80907


: 1 (719) 599-0686 La Baguette French Bistro is a trendy, casual-chic French restaurant in Colorado Springs offering European dishes for breakfast and lunch the locals rave about. Order takeout, have your party catered, or bring the kids in for their full kid-friendly menu today.

21. Marigold Cafe & Bakery

4605 Centennial Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80919


: 1 (719) 599-4776 Marigold Cafe & Bakery is an elevated Colorado Springs dining experience for lunch and dinner offering French cuisine. The eclectic menu is sure to please, with steak, pasta, seafood, vegetarian, and gluten-free options all making an appearance on the menu. Don’t forget to order their award-winning cheesecake and delicious bakery treats made on-site. fish and chips

American Restaurants, Colorado Springs

22. Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern

13021 Bass Pro Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80921


: 1 (719) 219-1830 Bourbon Brothers is a southern-inspired American restaurant in Colorado Springs serving classic dishes like fried green tomatoes, chicken and waffles, and jambalaya. Hickory-smoked meats, homemade sauces, and great bourbon are what Bourbon Brothers does best.

23. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

7605 Academy Blvd. N Colorado Springs, CO 80920


: 1 (719) 445-5851 The Lazy Dog Restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, serving everything from fish and chips to chicken parmesan. The Lazy Dog is known for its family-style take-home dishes you can cook and serve at your leisure.

24. Ted’s Montana Grill

1685 Briargate Pkwy. Colorado Springs, CO 80920


: 1 (719) 598-6195 Co-founded by Ted Turner, Ted’s Montana Grill is a staple among American restaurants in Colorado Springs and all over the country. Here, important ingredients like simplicity, honesty, and authenticity work together to inspire classic American dishes.

25. Atmosphere Gastropub

1327 Interquest Pkwy. Colorado Springs, CO 80921


: 1 (719) 354-4764 Atmosphere Gastropub is a locally-owned and -operated restaurant where you can enjoy hand-crafted cocktails, twelve craft beer taps, and an extensive wine list. Their food menu is homemade and unique, and they serve ricotta gnocchi bolognese, lobster rolls, and delicious ahi tuna tartare. You can dine outside on their patio overlooking the gorgeous Colorado mountains.


Colorado Springs dining offers everything you need, from family-friendly spots and gastropubs to upscale dining flare. To discover even more Colorado Springs dining options, go to Visit Colorado Springs for more information. There are so many delicious food options to keep your palate satisfied on campus and near the U.S. Air Force Academy.



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