Crave Real Burgers

New LoDo Location: Open Mon - Fri 11 AM to 9 PM; Sat 12 PM to 9 PM; Sun 12 PM to 8 PM
All Other Locations: Open Mon - Thurs 11 AM to 9 PM; Fri and Sat 11 AM to 9:30 PM; Sun 11 AM to 8 PM
  • 3982 Limelight Ave. • Castle Rock, CO 80109 • 303-814-2829
  • 7465 N. Academy Blvd. • Colorado Springs, CO 80920 • 719-264-7919
  • 9344 Dorchester St. • Highlands Ranch, CO 80129 • 720-344-3006
  • "LoDo" • 1550 Blake St. • Denver, CO 80202 • 303-534-5878

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do you take reservations?

    We operate on a first-come, first-seated basis and do not take reservations.

  2. Do you offer to-go / carryout / takeout orders?

    Yes, we do offer takeout orders - just call us! Please allow 15-30 minutes (or more during busy times) for us to prepare your order. We’ll give you our best time quote over the phone when you place your order.

    There can be times (usually weekend nights) when we are too busy to provide to-go orders; please call ahead - thank you!

  3. What beef do you use for your crazy good burger creations?

    We use all Colorado beef. We’re Colorado Proud.

  4. What are your burgers fried in?

    Our burgers are seared on a flat top grill. We don’t use any extra ingredients to sear them (no butter, oil, etc).

  5. What oil do you use to make your yummy fries?

    We use soybean oil for our fries.

  6. Do you serve Coke or Pepsi products?

    We currently serve Pepsi products.

  7. Do you offer gluten free options?

    Yes, we do have gluten free options at Crave!

    We’re proud to offer Deby’s gluten-free bread (gluten-free buns are $2 extra).

    We don’t offer a particular gluten-free burger or sandwich but we can modify many of our menu items to accommodate a gluten-free preference. Ask your server for more information on gluten-free Crave options.

    Note: we use many different ingredients in our menu items and there is always a chance of some food commingling. We can’t guarantee all dietary restrictions can be met. Our fryers and grills are shared between items that are gluten-free and those that include gluten.

  8. I have strict dietary needs and/or allergies. What should I do?

    Each Crave location maintains a compilation of our menu ingredients and dietary/allergy information – please ask your server or a manager for more information if you have dietary restrictions.

  9. Crave is famous for your burgers. Do you have Vegetarian options?

    We offer fantastic black bean patties that can be substituted for any burger. We also serve beautiful portobello mushrooms in place of burgers if requested.

    Here at Crave we’re very proud of our salads. Check out our menu for more information!

    Note: we use many different ingredients in our menu items and there is always a chance of some food commingling. We can’t guarantee all dietary restrictions can be met. Our fryers and grills are shared between items that are vegetarian and those that are not.

  10. Where can I find nutritional information or calorie counts on your food?

    We haven’t analyzed nutritional information on our menu items to-date but it’s something we get asked about a lot may provide in the future.

  11. Do you have a kid’s menu?

    We do offer a menu for kids! The items on it may change from time-to-time but we usually offer the following:

    • “Mini” burgers (smaller versions of our Plain Jane and Cheesy Jane burgers).
    • Grilled cheese sandwiches.
    • Kid’s salads.
    • Chicken tenders.
  12. Does Crave donate to charities? How can I get a donation for my charity, organization or cause?

    Our charity of choice is local area schools. We offer schools and PTO groups the opportunity to hold fundraising nights at Crave. If you’d like information about our school fundraiser program please send an email to Include as much information about your school / PTO as you can.

    We typically do not offer donations outside of our school fundraiser program.

  13. I’m a journalist, writer, blogger (or similar). How can I get crave information or photos for my story?

    Please send an email to Include as much information as you can.

  14. How can I contact Crave about advertising?

    Please send an email to Include as much information as you can.

  15. Is Crave a chain?

    Crave is a home-grown burger joint that started in Castle Rock, Colorado. We currently operate four locations in the great state of Colorado (Highlands Ranch, Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, and LoDo Denver).

  16. Where can I find information on franchise and investment opportunities with Crave?

    Please send an email to Include as much information as you can.

  17. Are you hiring?

    We’re always looking for great people. Please download and complete our job application, take it and your resume (if applicable) to the Crave location you’d like to work at (best time is M-Th between 2 and 4 PM). Download an application.

  18. Do you sell gift cards?

    Yes! Please call or stop by your local Crave location to purchase gift cards. You can purchase a Crave gift card in any amount you’d like.

  19. Do you sell gift cards online?

    We currently do not offer gift cards online.

  20. Can I buy a Crave gift card over the phone and have you mail it to my friend or family member?

    Sure! Just call us. We add a $1.00 charge to each order to cover postage.

  21. Do you do anything for birthdays?

    We don’t do anything special for birthdays but you can bring in your own cakes or cupcakes if you want (although we can’t store them in the kitchen for you). You can also bring in balloons as long as they don’t bother other customers.

  22. Why don’t you have the same specials at all locations?

    We’re super proud of our highly trained culinary artists and want to let their creativity shine! We allow our chefs (a.k.a., Burger Gurus) at each location to come up with their own inspired specials. The most popular ones often make the rounds at other Crave stores!

  23. When are your patios open?

    We try to have our patios open whenever the weather is good and we have plenty of servers on hand to ensure we can keep up with orders. We do have to close the patios on occasion due to weather or other issues. Note: we do not allow dogs on our patios at this time.

  24. I’d love to have Crave burgers at our event. Do you cater?

    We’re a store-based burger “diner” and don’t cater at this time. Thanks for thinking of us, though!

  25. Do you have fun facts about Crave?

    • Crave sold its One Millionth burger in July of 2015.
    • Crave is the only winner of both judge’s and people’s choice trophies at the Denver Burger Battle in a single year.
    • Candied bacon on the Sin City burger helped to win the Denver Burger Battle.
    • Sin City was created in Las Vegas for the World Food Championships.
    • Dim Sum Daffy was our first Denver Burger Battle entry.
    • The Slopper and the Love Stinks were among our first specials – now on the regular menu.
    • Other items on our original menu: Apple Pie shake, Wisconsin burger (check the CraveYard), Dunkers, open-faced sandwiches, chicken fried chicken, poboys, Gravy Fries (the most popular request to return to the menu)
    • Crave is Zagat rated.
    • Crave was awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence.
    • Crave was rated Top 25 burger places in US.
    • Crave Real Burgers is locally and family owned / operated.
    • We started Crave because our sons wanted a fantastic burger but we couldn’t find one in our hometown of Castle Rock, CO.
    • Crave’s 4 locations (all in beautiful Colorado): Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch, LoDo
    • We opened our first location on the 4th of July, 2010, in Castle Rock, CO.
    • We opened our second location in Colorado Springs on Sept. 5th, 2011.
    • Our Highlands Ranch store opened on Dec. 4th, 2012.
    • Our LoDo store opened in 2015.
    • LoDo is our only location with a full bar, featuring hand-crafted cocktails, Colorado spirits and craft beers.
    • Crave first opened as Crave Real Food and served breakfast in addition to lunch and dinner.
    • Crave has won numerous awards. See our Accolades List.
    • Crave has received local, regional and national media recognition. See our Archives.
    • The Old Stone Church Restaurant in Castle Rock, CO is our sister restaurant.