1. Crosscut Pizzeria and Taphouse

Lonely Planet has called out Crosscut for having some of the best Italian-style pizza in Colorado. The crust is what makes the pizza, and Crosscut knows how to do it well. Their thin crust is chewy and crispy, plus it’s wood-fired to give it a smoky taste. Try the margherita pizza with a nice, cold beer.

2. Kathmandu Restaurant

I wouldn’t expect Nederland to be known for their Indian food, but this cozy joint serves up some hefty portions of well-spiced food with a daily lunch buffet. They also have vegetarian options. If you’re looking for something to finish off your meal, you definitely can’t go wrong with their chai.

3. The Branding Iron

This restaurant and bar serves old-fashioned American comfort classics such as sandwiches and ribs. If you’re just visiting Nederland for Frozen Dead Guy Days, be warned–this restaurant is a local joint, and locals will get priority service first. If you feel like the bartender and the patron know each other, it’s because they do. This shouldn’t sotp you from stopping by for a cold beer.


Kaylee was raised (but not *technically* born) in Colorado. She graduated from Regis University with a bachelor of arts in English. During her time at Regis she worked as a teaching assistant in a freshman classroom setting and in the writing center helping students on a variety of topics. While there, she discovered Cura Personalis, or care for the entire person, leading to her love of feminism and desire for equal rights for all. Kaylee is the managing editor for AboutBoulder, OnDenver, and a key member of the OnMetro team, launching this platform in cities across the United States.