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Best Places to Eat Near VVSBC

Here at Veterans Victory we're hungry to create a place for community, service, and connection. And, sometimes we're just, well, HUNGRY!

The great news is we don't have to stray too far from our lovely site to experience the best of the best!

We’ve got you covered whether you've got a hankering for Tex Mex, greasy spoon, or something that pairs well with a Pina Colada!

Here's the hidden gems in our neck of the woods here in Colorado Springs.

The Airplane Restaurant: Okay, first and foremost, we must highlight The Airplane Restaurant. So close to VVSBC, and unlike any other dining experience!

“The Airplane Restaurant centerpiece is a fully intact Boeing KC-97 tanker. Built in 1953, this magnificent airplane refueled aircraft throughout the world. Then, in May 2002, it began its second mission~ to be the preeminent aviation restaurant in the United States. Forty-two passengers can actually eat in the plane of the 275-seat restaurant. Rich in aviation history, displaying 100's of pictures, memorabilia and rare artifacts, Solo's offers much more than great food, it offers a flight through aviation history. Treat yourself to first class and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Flight and fly onto Solo's!”

From chicken strips, to Caesar salad, steaks, and burgers - this place has something for everyone and the kids LOVE it!

O’sae’s Restaurant: O’sae’s Japanese restaurant beats anything in the area. Noodles... sushi... poke... and fresh, fresh, fresh!

“O’sae Restaurant offers authentic and delicious tasting Japanese cuisine in Colorado Springs. Our restaurant is known for its variety in taste and choice of meals. Customers can state their personal taste preferences upon arrival and then take delight in the individualized maki, sushi, salad, and ramen creations. A true new way to do your traditional O’sae (“ocean”) style meal! Come and experience our friendly atmosphere and excellent service.”

Meat the Greek: Are you a true gyro connoisseur? Well, then meet me at Meat the Greek!

A family-owned business with one-of-a-kind recipes since the 1930s, these gourmet meals take you back to the beautiful country of Greece, where the Mayropoulos family started a company of olive oil and cheese. Now, we continue to share our traditional foods and culture. Everything, starting with our special sauce ingredients, are imported from Greece. Our recipes have been passed down from generations to grandmothers to daughters, sons, and grandchildren over the last 70 years.

‘Greek specialties are created for the people, as if they are coming into our home. Our family feels privileged to fulfill the taste of happiness to customers, and we will continue to share our heritage with authentic meals down the road.’”

HOT SPOT Review: “I was craving a healthy and delicious Greek salad with lemon rice, lamb/beef gyro meat, and of course fresh salad ingredients. This salad hit the spot and I will be a repeat customer.” - Gina

Charley’s: Just a little bit pub-ish – and just a little bit Mexican, Charley’s will please your palate!

“Join the party and get the Fiesta before it’s gone! Try our bold Fiesta Cheesesteak, featuring Tex-Mex seasoned steak, melty Pepper Jack cheese, jalapeños, and sautéed onions and green peppers, all on our signature toasted roll. It’s been a summer to remember.”

Whether you choose a cheesesteak sammy or a milkshake to blow your mind, your tastebuds will be wanting for more at Charley’s!

Daniel’s Taco Shop:

Okay, so now you’re ready for some real Mexican flavors, right?

You truly MUST visit Daniel’s Taco Shop. We may not officially be in the southwest or in Mexico, for that matter. But, Colorado is known for some pretty incredible, authentic Mexican cuisine.

“Established in 2010, Daniel’s Taco Shop is serving Colorado Springs daily from 5am to 8pm in two convenient locations: one at the North Gate to Peterson Airforce Base and the second near Fort Carson.

We invite you to enjoy our fresh and authentic Mexican favorites for dine-in, pickup and delivery. Stop in or order online one of our mouth-watering dishes today!”

Trivelli’s: Okay – the absolute BEST hoagie in town?

Head to Trivelli’s. Seriously, this little family-owned sandwich shop is renowned all over Colorado Springs. Trivelli’s is a LEGEND! You will not find another meatball sub like this within 100 miles!

“Ready to treat yourself to the authentic taste of real Philadelphia-style sandwiches? As the original Philadelphia-style sandwich shop in Colorado Springs, CO, we bring the classic taste of hoagies and hot sandwiches to you. Sit down with friends and enjoy a meatball sub, or relax on our outdoor patio and munch on a pizza sub. We are a family-owned and operated shop that has been feeding customers for 45 years! Our secret lies in our winning customer service and delicious, authentic meals. Every customer that comes in is treated like family and can enjoy one of our specialty cheesesteaks, our most popular menu item. Come visit us today to see what makes us Colorado Springs's top destination for a sandwich!”

J’s Jamaican Flavor: Now you are ready for some Rasta flavors! 🏝 Let’s head to J’s Jamaican Flavor!

“Passion for great food. Passion for pleasing the customer. Passion for getting it both right.”

“You are invited to come in, fall in love with the food you didn’t know you liked, and meet the friends you hadn’t met yet. So special are their customers that each year Hugh, Natasha and the rest of the staff give back by having a special event each year. This has continued to grow, bringing more and more fans of their special brand of Jamaican cuisine every year. For Natasha, owner/business manager and Hugh, creator/cook of the cuisine, this is the driving force behind their commitment to the restaurant.”

Colorado is great – but the taste of the tropics is something we all need from time to time! 🍍

Additional mentions include:

The Thai Guy Bubba’s 33 Spice Island Grill Sandy’s Restaurant

Cheers!! See you there! 🥘

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