Colorado isn't just known for mountains and marijuana — the Centennial State is famous for its food too.

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Our state has long boasted a plethora of local cuisine, from home-grown green chile restaurants to mountain crust pizzerias to award-winning breweries.

READ: Two Fort Collins Breweries Won Big at the Great American Beer Festival

Colorado residents aren't the only ones who enjoy our food either. Guy Fieri has made numerous Centennial State stops for his TV show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, while Elon Musk's brother Kimbal owns multiple local eateries — including one in Fort Collins.

RELATED: What You Need to Know About Elon Musk's Fort Collins Connection

Original restaurants may be Colorado's specialty, but it also welcomes chains. Fan favorites like In-N-Out Burger, Whataburger, Shake Shack, Raising Cane's, and more have all found homes throughout our state.

LOOK: Colorado Announces 8th In-N-Out Burger — Where Else Is It Opening?

Despite an already impressive lineup, the Centennial State's restaurant scene grew substantially this year.

Since January, Colorado residents have said "hello" to niche, family-owned restaurants and fast-food expansions alike. Have you heard about all of them?

Read on to see 25 restaurants, bars, breweries, and coffee shops that opened in Colorado in 2022.

Check Out 25 Restaurants That Opened in Colorado This Year

This year has been big for the Colorado restaurant scene. Read on to see which restaurants, bars, breweries, and coffee shops opened in the Centennial State in 2022.

A large portion of Colorado's foodie scene lies in Northern Colorado. Check out 25 Front Range restaurants you need to try on your next night out in the gallery below.

25 Northern Colorado Restaurants You Need to Try on Your Next Night Out

Wondering where to eat? Wonder no more. These 25 Northern Colorado restaurants are perfect options for your next night out — whether you're in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, or somewhere in between.

Are you curious to see what other U.S. residents are eating? Keep reading to see the 50 most popular chain restaurants in America.

50 Most Popular Chain Restaurants in America

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.

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