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21 Restaurants Near Buckley AFB (Now Buckley Space Force Base)
21 Restaurants Near Buckley AFB (Now Buckley Space Force Base)21 Restaurants Near Buckley AFB (Now Buckley Space Force Base)

21 Restaurants Near Buckley AFB (Now Buckley Space Force Base)


You know that age old question, “Where should we go for dinner?” Let us help you answer that with our list of the best restaurants near Buckley AFB (now Buckley Space Force Base). Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a unique restaurant experience – we can help you satisfy your food craving. And in nearby Aurora, Colorado restaurants offer a plethora of vibrant cuisine. Let’s dive in!

Know what you’re hungry for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go:

(1-4) Food Court Dining on Buckley AFB (Space Force Base)
(5) Coffee on Buckley AFB (Space Force Base)
(6-15) Yelp’s Top 10 East Aurora Restaurants
(16-21) TripAdvisor’s Top 6 East Aurora Restaurants

Suggested Read: Buckley AFB Welcome Center (Now Buckley Space Force Base)

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Many, if not all, of the ones listed here, are likely subject to such restrictions for the time being though new re-openings and closings occur all the time. Check individual websites provided in each section or call to find out each restaurant’s current hours and dining situation.

Buckley AFB (Now Space Force Base) Restaurants

Buckley AFB (Space Force Base) BX Food Court

Verify hours of operation for Buckley AFB (Space Force Base) BX Food Court before arrival.

Buckley AFB (Space Force Base) BX Mall
365 N Telluride St. STOP 76
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: (720) 859-9626

1. Burger King

Phone: 1 (720) 859-9635

2. Subway

Phone: 1 (720) 859-9635

3. Domino’s

Phone: 1 (303) 367-3008

4. Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins

Phone: 1 (720) 207-2879

Coffee Shops

5. Panther Cafe

Buckley AFB
Located in the LDC Event Center
Bldg. 1032
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 1 (720) 847-7197

Start your morning right with the best coffee on base at the Panther Cafe. This cafe is your one-stop-shop for delicious Starbucks coffee, tea, hot chocolate and breakfast burritos.

Aurora Restaurants

Yelp’s Top 10 Aurora, CO Restaurants

Yelp’s Top 10 Aurora, CO Restaurants

American Cuisine

6. Ted’s Montana Grill

16495 East 40th Cir.
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 1 (720) 374-7220

Ted’s Montana Grill is a steakhouse boasting classic American dishes. Here you will enjoy burgers, seafood, steak, and their signature Bison entrees. This family-friendly restaurant is ideal for large parties. Give them a call for more information and reservations.

7. Murphy Creek Tavern

1700 S. Old Tom Morris Rd.
Aurora, CO 80018
Phone: 1 (303) 739-1510

Located in east Aurora, Murphy Creek Tavern is renowned for its comfortable setting, affordable prices and delicious cuisine. This neighborhood tavern is known as Aurora’s best kept secret. With a seasonally rotating menu, each visit will be unique and memorable.

8. Jackdaw

13696 E. Iliff Pl.
in DoubleTree by Hilton
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: 1 (303) 368-3460

Located in the DoubleTree by Hilton, Jackdaw is not your average hotel food. Mixing American and Irish fusion, you’ll be delighted with dishes like the Celtic Knot Pretzels or the Colorado Angus burger covered in Irish cheddar. Wash it all down with one of their many delicious craft cocktails.

Mediterranean Cuisine

9. The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill

13650 E. Colfax Ave.
Suite K
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 1 (720) 681-6844

Delight your palate at The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill! Enjoy traditional Greek gyros, salads, and hummus. The feta fries are not to be missed! Don’t skip out on dessert either; the baklava ice cream is a vegan’s dream come true.

10. The Halal Guys

14535 E. Alameda Ave.
Suite D
Aurora, CO 80012
Phone: 1 (720) 828-7588

New York City’s famous and delicious halal street cart is now open and serving up their famous late night street food in Aurora. The Halal Guys offers chicken, gyros, and falafel platters. Make sure to ask for extra “white sauce”!

Hawaiian Cuisine

11. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

14221 E. Cedar Ave.
Unit C
Aurora, CO 80012
Phone: 1 (303) 340-8824

At L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, you will be transported to Hawai’i through the diverse flavors of the Islands. Specializing in a unique style of Hawaiian plate lunch, featuring two scoops of rice, a hemisphere of creamy macaroni salad, and a generous helping of an aloha-infused hot entrée.

Korean Restaurants, Aurora

Korean Restaurants, Aurora

12. Mukja Food Truck

Check here for their most recent location
Aurora, CO 80017
Phone: 1 (720) 854-5222

With all five star reviews, we just had to add Mukja Food Truck to our list. This food truck takes Korean fusion to the next level with dishes like wonton nachos, kimchi fries, and their signature K.F.C. (Korean Fried Chicken). Check their Instagram or Facebook page for updated truck locations.


13700 E Colfax Ave.
Suite I
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 1 (720) 741-2407

Cupbop is Korean BBQ in a cup! Cupbop blends rice, cabbage, sweet potato noodles, a choice of protein, and specialty sauces spiced 1-10. Experience something unique and affordable at Cupbop. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available.

Mexican Restaurants, Aurora

Mexican Restaurants, Aurora

14. Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant

3471 N. Salida St.
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 1 (303) 375-6305

At Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant you will enjoy large portions of authentic Mexican dishes. Enjoy house special fajitas and the always enjoyable shrimp cocktail. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a house margarita or refreshing agua fresca.

15. Tacos Selene

15343 E. 6th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 1 (303) 343-7879

Tacos Selene boasts itself as the best and most authentic Mexican restaurant in Colorado! The food is vibrant, delicious, fresh and fun. It is also colorful, spicy and uses an amazing array of chillies, both fresh and dried. One reviewer highly recommends the al pastor street taco.

TripAdvisor’s Top 6 Aurora, CO Restaurants

American Restaurants near Buckley AFB

American Cuisine

16. Sam’s No. 3

2580 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: 1 (303) 751-0347

At Sam’s No. 3 you will never run out of food options. The menu is huge, and everything is delicious. Sam’s No. 3 offers more than your typical diner and has a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Literally over 100 items.

Breakfast Restaurants in Aurora

17. Three Little Griddles

6040 S. Gun Club Rd.
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: 1 (303) 693-4100

Three Little Griddles is a family owned breakfast spot located at Smoky Hill and Gun Club in Aurora. The Nutella swirl griddle cakes and house made cinnamon rolls are a must order when dining here.

Indian Cuisine

18. Monsoon

24107 E. Commons Ave.
Aurora, CO 80016
Phone: 1 (303) 627-5444

Featuring slow churned sauces that reveal depths of flavor. At Monsoon the recipes are authentic and time-tested. The ingredients are always fresh. Dig in to the roasted chicken, lamb, shrimp, salmon and of course- the famous naan flatbread.

Mediterranean Cuisine

19. Cafe Paprika

13160 E. Mississippi Ave.
Aurora, CO 80012
Phone: 1 (303) 755-4150

Cafe Paprika has been serving delicious Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine since 1993. Enjoy skillfully blended exotic spices and traditional Moroccan ingredients to create a rich and authentic culinary experience. Dining at Cafe Paprika is a memorable experience, not to be missed!

Italian Restaurants, Aurora

Italian Restaurants, Aurora

20. Massino’s Pizzeria

1250 S. Buckley Rd.
Unit A
Aurora, CO 80017
Phone: 1 (303) 671-0652

Massino’s Pizzeria is a family owned and operated restaurant serving New York style pizza, fresh made pasta dishes, calzones, and so much more. Enjoy fresh Italian food in a friendly environment.

Cajun Cuisine

21. The Lost Cajun

6105 S. Main St.
Unit F104
Aurora, CO 80016
Phone: 1 (303) 627-5747

At The Lost Cajun you’ll find a down-home atmosphere and authentic Louisiana Cajun cuisine. Enjoy seafood gumbo, po-boys, fried okra, lobster bisque, and many more Cajun classics


Hungry for more? Check out Visit Aurora for more dining options. As you settle into your new community at Buckley AFB (Space Force Base), you will undoubtedly find a restaurant that feels like home.

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