Pick the perfect Loveland dinner date destination based upon your identity, mood or current hankering…
Are you a classic couple or do you crave an uncomplicated, quintessential experience?
The Black Steer (436 N. Lincoln Ave.) has been turning out the best steaks in the state for 55 years. Loveland’s longest standing restaurant offers a side of nostalgia with every heaping platter of steak or seafood. Share a slice of homemade pie (peanut butter is the local favorite) for dessert. Open for lunch and dinner.
Looking for a throwback to rekindle a decades old romance?
Pull in for car-hop service at the Dairy Delite (3080 W. Eisenhower Blvd.) and step back in time. Locals love the ice cream as well as the great burgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers and more at this family-owned-and-operated spot that’s been slinging tasty eats and treats for 45 years.
Hoping to impress a special someone?
Door 222 (222 E 4th St.) is a romantic option offering hand crafted tapas, lunch, dinner and desserts in an upscale, energetic atmosphere. This downtown hotspot offers lots of gluten-free options. Open starting at 4 p.m.
Want to take the time-honored tradition of dinner and a movie up a notch?
Grab dinner and a show at MetroLux Dine-In Cinemas (285 E. 3rd St.) at The Foundry in Downtown Loveland. Our favorite features are the reserved luxury recliner stadium seating, heated seats, and in-seat dining with full bar.
Have you graduated from dinner dates to couples’ brunch?
A.K.A. Kitchen (414 E 6th St.) is regularly voted ‘best brunch in town.’ Brunch is served Tuesdays through Sundays until 3 p.m. Standout entrees include the poblano biscuits and gravy, lemon ricotta pancakes and the corned beef skillet. Bottomless(ish) mimosas only add to the appeal. Don’t forget the s’more cinnamon roll with smoked chocolate and graham cracker crumbs wrapped in housemade dough and topped with toasted marshmallow fluff frosting – voted the best cinnamon roll in Loveland.
Are you and your date taco loco?
Capital Tacos (1747 Rocky Mountain Ave.) has arrived in Loveland, the first Colorado outpost for the national Tex-Mex chain. Capital Tacos crafts scratch-made food, all prepared in-house. The chain got its start in Tampa, Florida, and the Colorado version features chalkboard walls and retro pinball machines.
Dreaming of an art deco inspired outing?
Loveland Chophouse (125 E. 4th St.) is nestled among the brick buildings lining historic downtown Loveland. Duck in for an intimate dinner with your love in this 1930’s-style restaurant that feels sophisticated but never stuffy. Dine on seafood and steak as well as weekly specials. Save room to share crème brulee or cheesecake for dessert.