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A hospital is not the place that most people would choose to eat — unless they were visiting a relative or friend who had been admitted. However, hospital cafeterias are changing with the times, offering better quality of food, environment and service.

Two hospital cafeterias (really, more like restaurants) that get top reviews on Manna, located inside Castle Rock Adventist Hospital in Castle Rock, Colorado, south of Denver and Lobby Grille located in Montrose Memorial Hospital in Montrose on the western side of the state.

Manna reviews

“Unique, yet amazing…check this hidden gem out… I was shocked that this was a hospital cafe.”

Lobby Grille reviews
“Well kept local secret…Doesn’t feel like a hospital cafeteria at all…It may be located in the hospital but it definitely is NOT hospital food.”

On the east coast, Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton, Virginia gets high marks for its hospital cafeteria — Bistro on the Hill. The cafeteria has a separate entrance. Customors can create their own Mongolian stir-fry by selecting from a variety of fresh seafood, meats and vegetables. The bistro has its own bakery, making homemade pies, cakes or pastries.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the bistro offers customers 55 and older a complete meal for $5.47.

The Bistro also is available for catering.

Bistro reviews on
“This place has healthy inexpensive and good food…I’ll be eating here even when I don’t have business at the hospital.”