Wow! That’s all we can say – wow. Another Great Plates is in the books, and it was a record-breaker! Thanks to the generosity of the community, the event raised $111,777 for the Food Bank. We can easily say it was one of the best Great Plates ever!

A record 35 restaurants and 3 ice cream shops came together in support of the Food Bank for this year’s event. The 14th Annual Great Plates lived up to its name, with all 38 establishments offering great dinner and dessert specials. Although some of the coldest winter weather occurred during Great Plates, many restaurants were packed during the first two weeks in March.

A huge thank you to the Eye Center of Northern Colorado for being the presenting sponsor for this year’s Great Plates of Downtown and to the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association for its continued support.

Of course, Great Plates would be nothing without the participating restaurants. Thanks to the restaurant owners, manager, servers and kitchen staff who went above and beyond in support of the Food Bank. And if you didn’t have a chance to try these restaurants during the event, make a point to stop in and enjoy a great plate.

  • AUSTIN’S AMERICAN GRILL
  • BEAU JO’S COLORADO STYLE PIZZA
  • BLUE AGAVE GRILL
  • COOPERSMITH’S PUB & BREWING
  • COPPERMUSE DISTILLERY
  • ELLIOT’S MARTINI BAR
  • THE EMPORIUM KITCHEN AND WINE MARKET
  • FISH RESTAURANT AND MARKET
  • THE CAFÉ AT GINGER AND BAKER
  • ILLEGAL PETE’S
  • JAX FISH HOUSE
  • JAY’S BISTRO
  • THE KITCHEN
  • LULU ASIAN BISTRO
  • THE MELTING POT
  • METRO URBAN FOOD & BOOZE
  • POUR BROTHERS COMMUNITY TAVERN
  • RARE ITALIAN
  • THE REGIONAL
  • THE RESERVE AT OLD ELK
  • RESTAURANT 415
  • RIO GRANDE MEXICAN RESTAURANT
  • RODIZIO GRILL
  • SLYCE PIZZA CO.
  • SOCIAL
  • SONNY LUBICK STEAKHOUSE
  • SPOONS, SOUPS SALADS & SANDWICHES
  • THE STILL WHISKEY STEAKS
  • STUFT BURGER BAR
  • TAJ MAHAL RESTAURANT & BAR
  • TASTY HARMONY
  • TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE
  • UNION BAR AND SODA FOUNTAIN
  • VATOS TACOS & TEQUILA
  • WELSH RABBIT BISTRO
  • BEN & JERRY’S
  • KILWINS CHOCOLATES & ICE CREAM
  • WALRUS ICE CREAM