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Choice City Butcher & Deli

Not Rated.
Choice City Butcher & DeliChoice City Butcher & Deli

39 Reviews
Reviews: 39
Visits: 64
Avg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 30
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

104 W Olive St
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524-2832
United States
phone: (970) 490-2489

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Place added by: gbontrag on 07-18-2005

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Reviews: 39 | Visits: 64
Photo of mentor
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A high-end deli that caters to those seeking the finest. They fit the bill. Some outside seating is available as you make your way to the entrance. Inside is a single large room with the register immediately to your right. Follow the L-shaped deli counter to the other end where you place your order. Great selection of sandwiches with interesting sides. Pay at the register when placing your order and check out the beer selection in the fridge behind the counter, with perhaps 10 taps. A large selection (not quite huge) and all of what they have is noteworthy. After paying, grab a seat and wait for your name to be called to go pick up your order. Condiments available at a small station by the trash receptical. The food is great. Seating is tight, to say the least. Clean up after yourself. Bathrooms are shared with several other establishments, through a door in the back and down a common hallway.

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Photo of Crosling
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Choice City is a great place. Very well run and an impressive operation overall. The beer selection is really nice. Thoughtfully chosen bottled offerings, including some Belgians and even a couple vintage offerings. Also, I think they have 12 draught lines, all craft. Those are thoughtfully chosen as well, except the Chimay. Besides the beer, this is a full service deli that makes sandwiches for customers and sells meat to go. And it's all high quality stuff. This is my favorite place to drink ale in Fort Collins and it's a great place to stop for lunch. They do a really nice job here.

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Photo of DrMephisto
4.78/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is the place to go, in my opinion if you stop in FtC. Went here on a tip from my father and was not disappointed in any way. Great cuts of fresh meat, plus the best taps and bottle selection in the city. Chimay Tripel, St. Bernardus Abt 12 on tap for pity's sake! Plus the nice local NBB and ODells taps. Great quasi-european/old time deli/pub style seating plus a great little patio out front. Make this your first lunch/dinner.

Owners know there stuff about brews too. Had a convo with Russ for an hour or so about interesting Belgian brews. Good people!


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Photo of Big78CJ
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Choice city has a great location and available outdoor seating. Several beers were available on tap and in bottle and I think there were even a few vintages. I was very impressed with the beer selection, including Odell's IPA and the new release of Jessica's Porter (I was told they were one of only a few places that got the release early).

Sandwiches were excellent and very fresh; it is a deli, afterall. I had a great time eating lunch here when we arrived in Ft. Collins. I would definitely recommend this is a perfect lunch stop and I think they serve breakfast/dinner some days too.

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Photo of Ave
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This place is a open for all three meals, but closes in the early evening, 6 or so. It is primarily a butcher shop and deli, that serves sandwiches and does a lot of catering. They have great food menus for breakfast and lunch, simple sandwiches mostly but very well done. There beer menu is short, carefully chosen and exemplary, rotating choices typically include a few of the locals, Odells and New Belgium, a few choice American crafts, Stone and Rouge, and a few tasty imports, Chimay and Ayinger. Small but great selection all in all.

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Photo of CTBadger
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

We ate breakfast here on our one night stayover in Fort Collins. We stated at the Armstrong Hotel in the same building (highly recommended) and the desk clerk recommended a breakfast spot a couple of blocks away. We saw that Choice offered breakfast so we stopped there instead.

As we were waiting for our food I checked out the beer offerings. Holy cow! What a fantastic selection of local brews including aged bottles. Chimay White on tap? Avery's Beast and Samaels? Even DFH 90 which we didn't see too much of in Colorado. There was also a great selection of belgians, new and aged.

I have to say that I was very disappointed we didn't find this place the previous night. It will definitely be on our "must visit" list if we ever get back to Fort Collins.

Stop there to eat and drink - you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of johnyeast
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Okay. I will start by saying that I love this place. When I first walked in they had Le Terrior on tap. So I came back to get a confirmation on my first impression. They consistently have new and ahead of the curve craft beers. I was there on thier patio (a couple of tables outside the front door) and trying one of the best offerings from the Ft. Collins Brewery, Spring Bock, when one of the guys brought me a sample of Avery's 14 that they just tapped. Had one, loved it, like the offer of a sample. The sandwiches are amazing and the best butcher shop around. A must go in Ft. Collins if you enjoy great beer.

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Photo of Oxymoron
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I've been to Choice City a couple of times, and I have been very happy each time. If recommended, I would suggest to go for dinner as their food is fantastic. But I have gone for lunch before and been pleased with their deli sandwiches as well.

Located near trendy Old Town Ft. Collins, they are far enough away that parking is easy but still close enough to be part of the downtown atmosphere. Inside is a rather small room with a deli counter and a great listing of good quality of meats. There are some tables throughout and seating for outside as well. Rather low key but very intimate.

The food is fantastic and worthy of a 5+. If you go for lunch there is a list of sandwiches available. I've tried the club and the philly and have been impressed with the quality. If you go for dinner, you have a few choices to pick out. You can order food directly from the deli and have the cook fix it anyway you want. Another option is to choice from their chiefs specials which change frequently but have a good variety of foods. One choice that I was surprised at how good was their Ostiridge plate. Also I would recommend their steaks as well. I'm getting hungry just think about it.

Their beer selection is great. They have a great selection of hard to find and even aged beers. For instance they had Chimay White as well as Duchesses on tap last time I went. They also had a 2002 La Folie. The prices are a little high but well within approachable levels. They did have a good variety of Colorado beers, NB, Odells, Avery, Great Divide and other selections such as Victory, Stone, DFH among others. And they had a lot of seasonal or rare find beers as well. The selection is fantastic. They also have a great wine selection as well.

Overall I have gone to Choice City a few times and will continue to go into the future. This is a must go when traveling to Ft. Collins.

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Photo of gbontrag
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

what an awesome place, in my opinion. Okay, okay before I get all excited and spazzy, let's start from the beginning. What I noticed about Choice City first was the quality of their meats, Prime and some Choice. The pork, veal and lamb was all excellent beyond reproach. They were being tutored on the fine art of cutting by a retired butcher. The sausage was top notch. The deli was muy, muy good. Then I noticed they started adding some choice, value wines. Then the beer started showing up. And taps. And it was all local. And soon they were getting seasonal pony kegs from Odell and New Belgium. And they kept adding to their bottle selection, and a few more taps. They were busy. They started having wine and beer tastings. The Monday night football-brat and beer party I went to was a hoot and holler event.
A few nights ago I noticed they had knocked down a wall and doubled their size. They were offering dinners. They were advertising a four course beer dinner with Doug Odell. My wife and I stopped to pay our respects. I drooled over the NBB kriek, Mantra and Saison on tap. There was Odell's Nip and a few standard Odell beers, and a couple of colors of Chimay on tap. The bottle selection included all of Avery's big beers, and new offerings. An empty Samael bottle was prominently displayed (empty as a sign of encouragement). There were bottles from Lefthand, and other locals.
The menu is easy: Pick a cut of meat from the case at market price, and choose one side from a menu of sides (grilled asparagus, mashers, carrots, brussel sprouts was the choice the other night.) Meals come with salad and bread. The meat was perfectly grilled/seared and seasoned -- that's P-E-R-F-E-C-T! And I have much R-E-S-P-E-C-T for what the guys are doing at Choice City. Please stop here and enjoy prime meat, and choice beer. Wow, how easy is that?

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Choice City Butcher & Deli in Fort Collins, CO
93 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.