Craving Southern food?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Southern spots around Colorado Springs, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.
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1. Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q
Topping the list is an outpost of the Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q chain. Located at 315 S. 31st St., it is the highest-rated Southern restaurant in Colorado Springs, boasting four stars out of 832 reviews on Yelp.
2. Front Range Barbeque
Next up is Old Colorado City's Front Range Barbeque, situated at 2330 W. Colorado Ave. With four stars out of 528 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Hafa Adai Fiesta Food
Central Colorado Springs' Hafa Adai Fiesta Food, located at 109 E. Pikes Peak Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the restaurant five stars out of 28 reviews.
4. Texas Roadhouse
An outpost of the chain Texas Roadhouse in east Colorado Springs is another go-to, with four stars out of 200 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3120 N. Powers Blvd. to see for yourself.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Sundays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at restaurants across the Colorado Springs area, while Mondays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of customer relationship management software and business health for small businesses. Last year, average daily transactions at restaurants grew to 53 per business on Sundays, compared to 32 daily transactions on average on Mondays.