Econo Lodge North Academy
1075 Kelly Johnson Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Phone: (719) 260-6969
Fax: (719) 548-7414
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu- their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
If you had to select one restaurant in the area that combined superior setting, service and atmosphere without being snobbish, this "standing-ovation" of a restaurant would be it. Everything from the southwestern tiled floors to the adobe walled patio is drenched with care, making it resemble something one would expect to find in Santa Fe. The restaurant offers three ever-changing entrees, which usually include steak, seafood or southwestern fare. Saturdays feature chamber music. Reservations are strongly urged.
This bustling Italian eatery, with its "Americanized" cuisine, is the perfect gathering place for families, couples and business diners. Warm and friendly service can always be counted on to nicely enhance the dining experience. Try a full-size, puffed-crust pizza with an abundance of toppings for everyone to share, or sample a smaller pizzette or pasta dish. The Shrimp Linguine Diablo is perfect for those who enjoy full flavor with a lighter feel. Smoking is not allowed, and reservations are not accepted.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
Since 1991 when this sushi-center opened, it has been recognized by the local press as one of the top Japanese restaurants in Colorado Springs. Each day it flies in fresh fish to assure its diners of top-notch sushi. The offerings are many and include octopus, sea eel and tear-inducing spicy tuna roll. Entrees are just as varied and feature tempura plates, and specialty items such as Teriyaki Squid and Salmon Kasuzuke.
This quaint little restaurant is an Indian favorite in Colorado Springs. The interior is simple and welcoming. Expect to find a lot of business diners here during lunch for the buffet, but families dominate the evenings. Menu favorites include delicious oven-baked Tandoori plates of chicken or breads. The kebabs are all traditional favorites as well.
The Sunbird Restaurant has two things going for it; spectacular views and the Sunday champagne brunch. Whether you sit within the restaurant or out on the patio, fantastic views of the mountains are guaranteed. Steak and seafood options are numerous and include the char-grilled filet mignon, rack of lamb, Atlantic salmon and sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna. There is also a wine selection for you to pick from. Patrons can also drop by for the sunset dinner, served between 4.30p and 6p.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
Alas, a ribs establishment that does not boast of award winning barbecue sauce. Instead, it lets the local press lavish it with praise for being one of the best rib houses in Colorado Springs. The mood is wonderfully casual which allows one to become lathered with barbecue sauce without feeling downright silly. Ribs, as expected, dominate the menu and include pork spare ribs, baby backs and spicy Cajun ribs. There is also a small offering of Mexican dishes.
Brick interior walls, tree-size plants and hanging Oriental carpets give this popular Indian restaurant a truly unusual identity. The upbeat jazz music playing softly in the background may at first seem to be out of place, but the end result is soothing and satisfying. It is a perfect spot for friendly gatherings and casual business lunches. Most menu items, like the char-grilled Beef Kebobs, have been "Americanized" to appeal to a broader range of tastes and are certain to please barbecue lovers.
A sports bar might seem like a strange place to relax after a morning run, but the breakfast offerings at this place attract runners in droves. Evidently, runners consider it to be perfect for replacing all those burned-off calories. The afternoon and evening crowds are more impressed with the big-screen TV, disc jockeys and occasional live music. Beyond breakfast, the menu features old-fashioned American favorites like hamburgers and French fries. There is a full bar, but the beer selections are the most popular beverages.
This sophisticated looking bakery has become a landmark on busy Centennial Boulevard. Diners appreciate that there is a separate take-out area so as to eliminate the usual hurried bakery atmosphere. Sandwiches are a popular lunch item. Try a buttery, flaky croissant sandwich, and it will not matter which meat you choose—the croissant makes the sandwich all by itself. Daily chef specials include pasta and pizza. Dessert options are a sugar lover's dream. Buy a slice of carrot cake or take a whole one home. Also open for dinner.