The restaurant industry has evolved immensely in Colorado over the years, as it has throughout the country.

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Nowadays, there are dozens of different categories of cuisines, served by brick-and-mortar restaurants, mobile food trucks, rolling carts, kiosks, and beyond.

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Many Centennial State restaurants couldn't stand the test of time, despite their popularity and adoration by locals.

However, several iconic Colorado establishments, like the Buckhorn Exchange, have successfully stayed in business for decades.

The 10 Oldest Restaurants in Colorado

Take a look at some of the oldest operating restaurants in Colorado.

Gallery Credit: Kelsey Nistel

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20 Amazing Historic Restaurants in Colorado You Need to Try

Take a look at 20 Colorado restaurants known for being historic as well as their food.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

12 of Colorado's Favorite Old Restaurants that are Still Open

As you travel around Colorado this summer you'll probably be looking for a few good places to eat. Check out 12 Colorado restaurants that have been pleasing customers the longest in the Centennial State, and are still going strong today.

Gallery Credit: Wesley Adams