The Famous Steakhouse Castle Rock, CO

Castle Rock has plenty of great restaurant choices but residents have to pile into the car for a trip down Interstate 25 if they want to enjoy Colorado Spring’s The Famous Steak House. This coming summer Castle Rock residents will only have to go down the street.

The Famous Steak House, a popular Colorado Springs landmark, recently announced it will open a second location in Castle Rock on the northwest corner of Meadows Blvd and Interstate 25 just south of the Outlets at Castle Rock.

Sanders told the Colorado Springs Gazette that he and co-owner Goede had been thinking expansion for several months, but it was the out-of-town diners that made it happen by begging the restaurant for a closer location. “We have a lot of friends and fans that go back and forth to Denver, so we should see some transient business coupled with locals and South Denver residents,” says co-owner Sanders. “This fills a niche.”

Sanders, who also owns the Mining Exchange and Colorado Spring’s institution the Antlers Hotel with Florida attorney John Goede, is more than excited in expanding the Famous footprint. The owners promise a gorgeous building and environment with unobstructed views of nearby scenery. “There’s no obstructions looking at the mountains,” says Sanders. “I don’t think I ever have sat around a place that has a better view than this.”

The new Famous will include three levels, wine lockers, nanowall doors, cigar humidors, and more over its 10,000 square foot floor plan. Like the original location the new restaurant concentrates on steaks, cocktails, and a host of other fine-dining options.  The original building will need a face-lift and kitchen expansion to get it ready for the summer unveiling.

Fans of the Famous can stuff their worries of a diluted experience at the new location away. While Sanders believes the new restaurant will have more of an outdoor feel than the Springs location, it will largely mirror its established counterpart. In Sanders’s words the owners are “going to go with what brung us.”

If you like great food in a classic Chicago-style steak house setting, The Famous might be your new favorite Castle Rock restaurant. Stay tuned closer to summer for more information on the opening.