Stay close to home for an authentically good time.
While Park Meadows is a mere 15-minute drive away, Stepping Stone puts you even closer—as in ride your bike close—to some pretty stellar wining, dining, and shopping opportunities. And better yet, most of the shops and restaurants on Mainstreet are one-of-a-kind and locally owned.
For Parker residents, Mainstreet provides the antidote to predictability, with its funky blend of modern and quaint Victorian architecture, cool boutiques and coffee shops, distinctive restaurants, and an acclaimed performing arts center.
Whether you’re slipping out for an evening with friends or to shop for a birthday present, Mainstreet Parker will always surprise you with its authentic and unexpected offerings. Below are a just few suggestions to consider while planning your next outing. For an extensive directory of Parker’s shopping and dining venues, check out this website featuring the best of Parker.
Save time and gas. Support the local economy. Oh yes, and have a great time.
Elev. 5900 Kitchen and Bar
Earning the title of Parker’s Best New Restaurant in 2012, elev. 5900 is foodie central with its eclectic menu of classic comfort food tweaked with a modern interpretation and presentation style. Settle in for decadent appetizers, farm-fresh salads, country-style sandwiches, homemade desserts, signature cocktails and uncommon wines in a unique atmosphere.
19751 E. Mainstreet, Ste. R-1: 720-420-0651
Offering both Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, Indochine has been voted one of Colorado’s top Asian-fusion restaurants for the past six years. Pad Thai, curries, Ginger Chilean Sea Bass—the menu runs the gamut and includes many gluten-free, soy-free, and vegan options. Owners Jeff and Yume launched their dream business 10 years ago and began bottling their much-loved sauces in 2009.
19751 E. Mainstreet, Ste. R-2: 720-851-8559
Best known for its three-week aged, Colorado Sterling Silver steaks, the Warhorse Inn also offers a wide array of salads, sandwiches, burgers and Mexican food. A Parker favorite for 30 years, the restaurant is housed in a building dating back to 1916, that has served as a tack shop, feed store, gas station, and creamery.
19420 E. Mainstreet: 303-841-4018
Every morning, family-run Nomélie bakes its artisanal cupcakes from scratch in small batches. Ingredients include French chocolates, pure Madagascar vanilla, sweet cream butter, handmade caramel, fresh (often local) fruits, and imported chocolate sprinkles. The bakery also features premium coffee, tea, French sodas and free Wi-Fi.
19751 E. Mainstreet, Ste. R-5: 303-805-2607
Vines Wine Bar
Although casual and comfortable, Vines is a premier destination for those seeking a great glass of wine, intriguing food and interesting conversation. Home to an extensive international wine list, Vines features hand-picked wine selections from California, Italy, Spain, Australia, France, South America and more, along with tapas and other lunch and dinner choices.
19501 E. Mainstreet: 303-736-VINE
English Tea Leaves
Revel in the English culture (think afternoon tea with scones and cucumber sandwiches) at this charming café and tea shop. With more than 125 teas to choose from, guests can suit everyone’s tastes at tea parties and authentic high teas, or simply shop for a memorable gift.
18551 E. Mainstreet: 720-851-6099
Mainstreet Flower Market
This shop has earned Parker’s “Best of the Best” award for seven years running, as well as a spot among the top five flower shops on Denver’s A-List. Family owned and operated since 2004, Mainstreet Flower Shop sells many flowers and plants grown locally in Colorado and in the USA. Designers are experienced, creative and tailor arrangements to each customer.
19555 E. Mainstreet, Ste. A: 303-841-5866
Fruits of Our Spirit
Specializing in primitive home décor, Fruits of Our Spirit also carries a large selection of candles, wreaths, potpourri, clocks, furniture, linens, calendars, paper goods, inspirational gifts and more. They buy locally as much as possible and carry a line of handmade pottery from a local Parker artist, “Pottery by Chaucy.” Fruits of Our Spirit is located in the historic Rhode Island Hotel building.
19565 E. Mainstreet: 303-840-7266
Mainstreet General Store
This very unique, small-town shopping experience harkens back to the general stores of the Old West. Come here for plenty of atmosphere along with farm fresh eggs, pies and other gourmet food items, plus authentic antiques, Colorado local products and unusual gifts.
19565 E. Mainstreet, Unit B: 303-351-4438