The Niwot Tavern has seen both its name and owners change over the years. Unfortunately, this current iteration leaves much to be desired.
The food tends toward the breaded, overcooked variety with heavy (but not hearty) dishes such as breaded chicken parmigiana, buffalo chicken salad and fish and chips. Your best bet may be a plain hamburger or the Greek salad (get the dressing on the side).
On the Tavern side, this restaurant sports a good variety of beers. However, don't bother with a hard drink. The portions are small and the alcohol consistently tastes watered down.
The service is spotty at best and often surly. It's not unusual to wait more than 15 minutes just to have your drink order taken and, even then, you're made to feel like it's an imposition.
Although Niwot offers few choices for dining, especially for dinner, take the extra time to either go south to Gunbarrel where you can eat at Cafe Blue, or north to Longmont which abounds with chain restaurants that nonetheless offer far more value and service for the money.
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