Fort Collins has been praised for its incredible food and wide array of choices in its dining scene, making the Fort Collins’ Annual Great Plates event the perfect occasion to indulge in some of Downtown Fort Collins’ best restaurants. During Great Plates these Downtown Fort Collins restaurants and the community come together to celebrate this town's enthusiasm for food by enjoying excellent dining specials and making generous Food Bank Donations! With 25 participating eateries pushing cuisines from Tex-Mex and sushi to seafood and fondue, there are so many great plates to enjoy, so it only makes sense to stay a few nights to try as many as you can. Book your room today and indulge in Great Plates in Fort Collins. 

How does Great Plates work you ask? Think of it as a "Restaurant Week" (which actually lasts two weeks), that gives you the chance to try some of the best dining in all of Fort Collins. And don't forget, the purpose of Great Plates is to raise money for a good cause. So, after you dine and pay your check, consider donating to the Food Bank for Larimer County and support a great cause that provides food to nearly 38,000 people in need each year.


Great Plates Fort Collins Lodging Specials

Remington Flats

Check-in early (2pm) and get ready for a night of indulgence! First, unwind with some classic music on the Victrola Record Player from our Vinyl library along with a bottle of authentic Colorado red or white from Kingman Estates and beautiful light charcuterie board for two.  Freshen up and head out to any of the many Great Plates participant restaurants (not included in package price). Finally, we'll provide the Uber/Lyft to and from Remington Flats!  Available March 1-14th, total package price including one night stay $210 plus sales & lodging tax. Call (970) 699-1189 for reservations as rooms are limited. 

Fernweh Inn Hostel

Stay one night and get the second night 50% off in any bunk room at the Fernweh Inn. Call (970) 219-9493.

Best Western University Inn

Offering Great Plates special rates on rooms with a portion of each room night sold during Fort Collins Great Plates to be donated to the Food Bank for Larimer County. Call (970) 484-2984.

Sundance Trail Ranch

COUNTRY INN PACKAGE:
Includes lodging, meals (supper on night of arrival through breakfast on day of departure) and a daily horseback ride
Pricing:  Couple = $259; Single = $189; Child = $90; Child under 5 = $0; Extra Adult = $125 - plus applicable taxes and 15% service charge

BED & BREAKFAST:
Includes lodging and breakfast on day of departure
Pricing:  Couple = $174; Single = $124; Child = $50; Extra Adult = $80 - plus applicable taxes and a 15% service charge.

CALL (970) 224-1222 AND BOOK  BEFORE FEBRUARY 24TH AND RECEIVE A 15% DISCOUNT.  DISCOUNT CODE IS:  VISIT FT COLLINS


If you’re looking for a way to narrow down your choices, the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association has provided us with all 25 participating restaurants and their specials for you to browse:

Enjoy limited edition dinner specials at 25 of Downtown’s top restaurants!

Stroll the sidewalks of Old Town and embark on a new culinary experience!

Give Back! After dinner, donate to the Food Bank for Larimer County – ask your server for details!


WhenMarch 1st – 14th, 2018

Event Hours: 5:00pm to close at participating dinner restaurants

Price: $25.00 Dinner Specials; not including tax, tip, or donation


2018 Great Plates Menu

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3 course dinner for 1 for $25

Course 1: Choice of Chicken Tortilla Soup, White Bean Chicken Chili, Fat Tire Beer Cheese Soup, Hill Country Salad, Baby Bleu Mixed Salad OR Caesar Salad.

Course 2: Choice of Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef Sirloin: port reduction, blue cheese fondue, baked potato OR Truffle Braised Short Ribs: boneless beef short ribs, mustard greens, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, natural jus OR Scottish Salmon: crab, shrimp, and brie stuffing, champagne butter, brown rice quinoa pilaf.

Course 3: Choice of Dark Chocolate Mocha Pots De Crème OR Salted Caramel Pots De Crème.


3 course dinner for 2 for $25

Course 1: Two fresh salad bars.

Course 2: Choice of one-topping 2lbs. Mountain Pie, one-topping Medium Prairie Pie OR one-topping Gluten Free Pie.

Course 3: One of our Decadent Delight desserts of your choice to share.


2 course dinner for 1, plus choice of margarita for $25

Course 1: Choice of Blue Agave House Salad, Caesar Salad, Pumpkin Bisque Soup OR Chipotle Broccoli Cheddar Soup.

Course 2: Choice of Blue Corn Enchiladas, Tequila Lime Chicken OR 9-ounce Steak Rojo.

Margarita: Choice of Blue Agave Margarita (Rocks or Frozen), Sangria Swirl, Muy Macho Margarita OR Spicy Cucumber Margarita.


2 course dinner for 2 plus 2 pints for $25

Course 1: Choice of Surf N’ Turf: a sirloin steak and coconut shrimp with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies served with a pineapple dipping sauce and red wine demi-glace OR New York Strip Steak: served with garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed veggies, finished with gorgonzola butter and onions rings OR Fish N’ Chips: Atlantic Cod dipped in our ale batter and breaded with crispy bread crumbs, served with pub chips OR Schweineschnitzel: Pork tenderloin pounded thin, breaded and deep-fried over garlic mashed potatoes and bacon beer sauerkraut OR Highland Cottage Pie: Colorado lamb marinated in our Horsetooth Stout and fresh herbs combined with celery, carrots and onion layered in a flaky crust with potatoes, lamb gravy and parmesan cheese.

Course 2: Choice of Vanilla OR Chocolate Mousse.


Elliot's Martini Bar

Two craft cocktails and two featured appetizers for $25


3 course dinner for 1 for $25

Course 1: Moroccan Carrot Salad with gorgonzola, fried leek, baby kale and ancho chili vinaigrette.

Course 2: Grilled Yellowtail Jack with with bean and chorizo stew, winter spinach, and carrot top gremolata.

Course 3: Celery Root and Apple Sorbet with hazelnut and vanilla shortbread and macerated berries.


3 course dinner for 2 plus 2 drinks (includes choice of House Marg, Drafts, Wells, and/or Fountain Drinks) for $25

Course 1: Large Chips and Queso.

Course 2: Choose any entree.

Course 3: Cookie.

*10 percent of all purchases are donated to the Food Bank for Larimer County*


3 course dinner for 1 for $25

Course 1: Two East Coast Oysters.

Course 2: Choice of Jax Caesar Salad OR Housemade Gumbo.

Course 3: Choice of Fried Redfish PoBoy: red onion, charred lemon remoulade, pickled okra OR Cioppino: mussels, shrimp, tomato, seasonal fish, grill bread OR Shrimp and Grits: blackened shrimp, andouille salsa, trinity, Anson Mills cheddar grits.


3 course dinner for 1 for $25

Course 1: Choice of Crab Cake, Mini Lobster Pot Pie OR Wagyu Carpaccio.

Course 2: Choice of Chicken Cordon Blue: with potato croquette and a prosciutto cream sauce OR Lamb Ravioli: with smoked garlic tomato sauce OR Curry Quinoa: vegetarian and vegan with roasted vegetables.

Course 3: Choice of Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding OR Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie.


2 course dinner for 1, plus choice of 1 pairing beverage for $25

Course 1: Choice of Green Salad OR Onion Soup.

Course 2: Choice of Roasted Carrots and Parsnips: curried quinoa, caraway yogurt and almonds OR Braised Koberstein Ranch Beef Chuck Roast: polenta, collard greens and jus OR Hand Rolled Pappardelle: lamb sugo, mushrooms, mint and pecans.

Beverage: Choice of 1 pairing beverage from selected menu of cocktails, wine, beer OR non-alcoholic.


2 course dinner for 2, plus 2 Electric Margaritas with 100% blue agave tequila for $25

Course 1: Housemade chips and bottomless salsa bar.

Course 2: Two orders of tacos: choose from New Tempura Avocado Tacos OR Famous Grilled Fish Tacos OR Tinga de Pollo Street Tacos OR Carnitas Street Tacos.


3 course dinner for 2 for $25

Course 1: Appetizer to share: Spring Roll OR Edamame

Course 2: Hot & Sour, Egg Drop, Wonton, OR Miso Soup

Course 3: Choice of either 3 Entrees or 3 Special Rolls. Entrees: Sesame Chicken, Koko Chicken, Panang Tofu or Beef, Chicken Pad Thai, Chicken Drunken Noodles, Lulu’s Chicken, OR Peanut Chicken. Special Rolls: Las Vegas Roll, Rainbow Roll, Green Dragon Roll, Peachy Roll, Kamikaze Roll, Rocky Mountain Roll, OR Mexico Maki


3 course dinner for 2 for $25

 Course 1: Appetizer to share: Fried Brussels Sprouts, Fried Okra, OR Gruyere & Chive Hushpuppies

Course 2: 50/50 Burger, Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Crispy Fish Tacos, Pesto Gnocchi, OR Spaghetti Fresca

Course 3: Dessert to share: Blueberry White Cocolate Crème Brûlée, Chef’s Choice Cheesecake, OR Banana Pudding Mason Jar


3 course dinner for 1 plus a glass of select wine for $25

Course 1: Quattro Formaggio Cheese Fondue.

Course 2: California Salad.

Course 3 includes the following: Filet Mignon, Teriyaki Sirloin, Marinated Pork Tenderloin, Herb-encrusted Chicken AND Pacific White Shrimp, served with garden vegetables and dipping sauces. A savings of over $23 per person!


2 Local Draft Beers and a Linden Street Charcuterie Board for $25


3 course dinner for 1, with wine pairing for $25

Course 1: Choice of Mixed Salad OR Antipasti Duo.

Course 2: Choice of Margherita Pizza: with san Marzano tomatoes, basil and house-made mozzarella OR Tajarin Al Ragu: finely-cut noodles with pork sausage and house-aged beef ragù, parmigiano-reggiano and rosemary OR “RARE Burger:” a 6-ounce dry-aged house-ground burger, potato bun, house-made mayo, arugula, tomato, and red onion OR Braised Beef: red wine braised beef, chive potato purée, seared spinach, rosemary gremolata.

Course 3: Choice of Scoop of Gelato OR Sorbet OR Coconut Chocolate Bars.


“Big Ass Plate of Nachos” with 4 Rio Margs! Try it with chorizo, pork, or veggies for $25


3 course dinner for 1, plus a glass of select wine for $25

Each guest will enjoy a gourmet salad bar with over 30 hot and cold items, authentic Brazilian sides, an unlimited and succulent variety of rotisserie grilled meats, glazed pineapple, and an experience like nowhere else. A savings of over $24 per person!


Two Select Cocktails and Featured Cheese & Charcuterie Board for $25


3 course dinner for 1 for $25

Course 1: Choice of Homemade Soup OR Beefsteak Tomato Salad.

Course 2: Choice of Slow Roasted Prime Rib: 8-ounces with garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes OR Organic King Salmon: fingerling potatoes, sautéed spinach and smoked bacon, grilled onion marmalade.

Course 3: Choice of Fudge Brownie with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce OR Apple Walnut Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream and Vern’s Toffee.


Take Great Plates Home for $25

Choose 2 of the following 3 options: Two quarts of soup OR Family Salad OR Four Half Sandwiches. Soup and salad combination comes with four wedges of our Handmade Focaccia Bread.


3 course dinner for 1 for $25

Course 1: Petite Side Salad with your choice of Shrimp Cocktail OR Goat Cheese Bruschetta.

Course 2: Choice of 10-ounce NY Strip, 8-ounce Prime Rib, Bone-In Brick Chicken OR Surf & Turf Kabobs.

Course 3: Choice of Coffee Ice Cream with Bourbon Caramel OR Raspberry Sorbet.


Dinner for 2, plus 2 draft beers or sodas for $25

Two All-American Burgers with two sides of Hand-Cut Regular French Fries.


2 course dinner for 2 for $25

Course 1: Mexican black bean fritters over eloté and tostadas.

Course 2: Jackfruit barbacoa street tacos with Spanish rice and refried beans.


3 courses for 2 for $25

To Start: The Sous’ choice Cheese platter.

For the Table: Field-Harvested Braised Blackbuck Antelope, chimichurri, seared bok choy.

For the End: Malva Pudding and fried rice paper.