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Denver, CO Restaurant Guide

There’s more to the mile-high city than bison, beer and bud.  Denver is the home to world-class restaurants, an active, healthy population and hip, developing urban neighborhoods.  A city started by one of those popular 19th century trends, gold rushes, Denver exploded in size and population following World War II, thanks to its proximity to energy companies and its position near important rail lines.  Denver restaurants now have adopted the pioneering spirit of the area and the creative approach to problem solving, using easier to find proteins like Bison and venison throughout their menus, but also using local foraging for mushrooms, edible plants and more.  

Because Denver was so isolated at its inception, it has a self-reliant spirit that shines in its culinary history as well.  For example, when settlers first arrived one of the first things they did, of course, was open two breweries.  Now, the city is home to nearly 150 breweries, and the state is home to over 400, with the most recognizable ones being Coors in Golden, CO, Blue Moon in Denver, and New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins.  But if you’re a true hop head, you know the best brews come from craft microbreweries, and Denver’s got some of the best in the state, including Great Divide Brewing Co., Oasis Brewery and more!  Find all of them in our official Denver brewery guide.

Modern Denver may be best known for its very healthy lifestyle.  Based on research from the ACSM American Fitness Index, Denver is the fourth fittest city in the United States.  In fact, according to the study, 82% of Denverites exercised within the last thirty days.  That kind of healthy approach to life is reflected in the incredible healthy restaurant options available to folks in Denver.  You can learn more by checking our our lists focused on Denver’s best salads, Keto-friendly restaurants, Vegetarian restaurants, and Vegan restaurants!

Rocky Mountain National Park
Garden of the Gods
Maroon Bells
Wild Animal Sanctuary
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Dinosaur National Monument
Urban Farmer
Guard And Grace
Buckhorn Exchange
Quality Italian
Bastien’s Restaurant
Elway’s
Shanahan’s
Del Frisco’s Double Edge Steakhouse
Butcher’s Bistro
LoHi Steakbar
Steakhouse 10
Columbine Steak House and Lounge
Matsuhisa
The Fort
Nola Jane Restaurant and Bar
Lea Jane’s Hot Chicken
Welton St. Café
Denver Biscuit Company
Lucile’s Creole Café
Mattie’s Soul Food
The Blazing Chicken Shack II
View house Ballpark
Cherry Cricket
Mountain Ranch Bar and grille
Blake street tavern
Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Jackson's LODO
Ian's Pizza Denver
Marco's Coal Fired
Tap Fourteen
ports Column
10 Barrel Brewing Co
Zanzibar Billiards Club
Pho 92 DIA
Coriander Flavors of India Restaurant
Moonlight Diner & Bar
Pupusas Paradise
Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant
DiCicco's
Denver Chophouse and Brew
Onefold
The Bindery
Olive & Finch
Denver Biscuit Company
Bacon Social House
Lucile’s Creole Cafe
Highlands Cork and Cafe
Sassafras American Eatery
Beatrice & Woodsley
Forest Room 5
L&L Hawaiian BBQ
Biker Jim's
Adrift Tiki Bar
Tacos Tequila Whiskey
Las Delicias North
La Loma
Tamayo
Tacos Tequilas Whiskey
Illegal Pete's
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
Machete Tequila + Tacos
Otra Vez Cantina
Tacos El Metate
Las Tortas
Chakas Mexican Restaurant
Tarasco's New Latino Cuisine
El Camino Community Tavern
Taqueria La Familia
Santiago's
54Thirty
Linger
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Joy Hill
Avanti Food & Beverage
Tamayo
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Sushi Den
Cherry Hills Sushi
Temaki Den
Go Fish
Sweet Ginger
Matsuhisa
Uchi
Sushi Sasa
Mizu Izakaya
Sushi Ronin
54thirty
Tavernetta
Guard And Grace
Beckon
Bistro LeRoux
Rioja
Fruition Restaurant
The Capital Grille
Linger Eatuaries
Pizza Republica
Marco's Coal Fired
Hops & Pie
Blue Pan Pizza
Cart Driver
Ian's Pizza Denver
Fat Sully's
Proto's Pizza
Pizzeria Locale
Ritual Social House 
Infinitus Pie aka iPie
Walter’s 303 Uptown 
Milkbox Ice Creamery
D Bar Denver
Azucar Bakery
Inventing Room Dessert Shop
Snowlab
Spuntino
Little Man Ice Cream Co.
Oasis Brewery
Blue Moon Brewing Company
Odell Brewing Co - Five Points Brewhouse
Ratio Beer Works
Our Mutual Friend Brewing
Briar Common Brewery + Eatery
Fiction Beer Company
Great Divide Brewing Co.
FlyteCo Brewing Co.
Little Machine Beer
Ten Barrel Brewing Co.
Briar Common Brewery and Eatery
Coohills
EDGE Restaurant & Bar
Guard and Grace
Range Restaurant
Rioja
Tacos El Paisa
Tamayo
My Thai Cafe
Mercantile Dining and Provision
Work & Class
Tavernetta
ND StreetBAR
Stoic & Genuine
Thirsty Lion Gastropub
Blue Pan Pizza
SliceWorks
Pizza Republica
Pizzareia Colore
White Pie
Olive & Finch
Citizen Rail
Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
Scratch Kitchen
HomeGrown Tap & Dough
FNG
Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria
Code: Poke+BOBA
Pho-Vy Highlands Ranch
The Egg
Modern Market Eatery 
Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar
Mici Handcrafted Italian 
Grist Brewing Company 
Appaloosa Grill
TAG Burger Bar
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
The Buckhorn Exchange
The Cherry Cricket
Guard and Grace
My Brother's Bar
Keto World Kitchen
Bacon Social House
True Food Kitchen
Urban Farm Denver
Next Door American Eatery
Blue Agave Grill
Flower Child
Park & Co.
Acova
STK Steakhouse
The Watering Bowl
Thin Man Tavern
Forest Room 5
Kaos Pizzeria
Ugly Dog Sports Cafe
Pub on Penn
Black Shirt Brewing Company
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
Highlands Cork And Coffee
The Denver Central Market
Junction Food and Drink
Milepost Zero
Edgewater Public Market
Avanti Food and Beverage
Denver Milk Market
The Source
Zeppelin Station
Tributary Food Hall
Stanley Marketplace
FRENCH FOR SUGAR
COLORADO CHERRY
AZUCAR BAKERY
CRUMBL COOKIES
THE ENCHANTED OVEN
RALEIGH STREET BAKERY
MAGGIE AND MOLLY'S SWEET LIFE
SUGAR BAKESHOP & COFFEE HOUSE
VOODOO DOUGHNUT
WOODEN SPOON CAFE AND BAKERY
Jamaican Grille
Jamaican Jerk and BBQ Restaurant
Reggae Pot Jamaican Grill
Just Kool Jamaican Kitchen
Bang Up To the Elephant
Welton St. Café
Cuba Cuba Café and Bar
A Taste of Haiti
Village Inn
Watercourse Foods
Delectable Egg
Egg Shell
Ellyngton's
Butcher Block Cafe
YaYa's Euro Bistro
The Original Pancake House
Shanahan's
Darcy's Bistro and Pub
Zane's Italian Bistro
The Griffin Tavern 
The Delectable Egg 
ASA Sushi 
Kwench Juice Cafe 
The White Chocolate Grill
John Holly's Asian Bistro
Via Baci
Perry's Steakhouse and Grille
Earls Park Meadows
Seasons 52
Yard House
Earls Park Meadows
Cranelli's Italian Restaurant
Watercourse Foods
City,O'City
True Food Kitchen
Linger
The Ethiopian Restaurant
Cucina Galore
Luca
Barolo Grill
Panzano
II Post
Bar Dough
Osteria Marco
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Smashburger
Park & Co.
Park Burger
Illegal Burger
Tag Burger Bar
BurgerFi
Bistro Vendome
Mizuna
Crepes n' Crepes
Vert Kitchen
La Merise French Bistro
Watercourse Foods
City, O'City
Root Down
True Food Kitchen
Modern Market Eatery
Sputnik
Vital Root
Fruition
Rioja
Panzano
Bistro Vendome
Venice Ristorante and Wine Bar
Edge Restaurant and Bar
Smith + Canon Ice Cream
Welton Street Cafe
Jabo's Bar-be-Q
African Grill and Bar
Whittier Cafe
TK's Surf & Turf Kitchen
Genna Rae's Wings
Jesse's Smoking NOLA
Le French
TAG Restaurant
Steuben's Denver
Earls
Watercourse Foods
The Hornet
The Corner Office
Park & Co.
Duo Restaurant
Los Cabos
Charcoal Bistro
Rioja
Work & Class
Safta
To The Wind Bistro
Potager
ChonLon
Four Friends Kitchen
Post Brewing Company
Urban Farmers
Denver Biscuit Company
The Cookery At Myrtle Hill
City O’City
Onefold
Cochino Taco
Rocky Mountain National Park
Garden of the Gods
Maroon Bells
Wild Animal Sanctuary
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Dinosaur National Monument
Urban Farmer
Guard And Grace
Buckhorn Exchange
Quality Italian
Bastien’s Restaurant
Elway’s
Shanahan’s
Del Frisco’s Double Edge Steakhouse
Butcher’s Bistro
photo credit: yelp.com
LoHi Steakbar
Steakhouse 10
Columbine Steak House and Lounge
Matsuhisa
The Fort
Nola Jane Restaurant and Bar
Lea Jane’s Hot Chicken
Welton St. Café
Denver Biscuit Company
Lucile’s Creole Café
Mattie’s Soul Food
The Blazing Chicken Shack II
View house Ballpark
Cherry Cricket
Mountain Ranch Bar and grille
Blake street tavern
Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Jackson's LODO
Ian's Pizza Denver
Marco's Coal Fired
Tap Fourteen
ports Column
10 Barrel Brewing Co
Zanzibar Billiards Club
Pho 92 DIA
Coriander Flavors of India Restaurant
Moonlight Diner & Bar
Pupusas Paradise
Garibaldi Mexican Restaurant
DiCicco's
Denver Chophouse and Brew
Onefold
The Bindery
Olive & Finch
Denver Biscuit Company
Bacon Social House
Lucile’s Creole Cafe
Highlands Cork and Cafe
Sassafras American Eatery
Beatrice & Woodsley
Forest Room 5
L&L Hawaiian BBQ
Biker Jim's
Adrift Tiki Bar
Tacos Tequila Whiskey
Las Delicias North
La Loma
Tamayo
Tacos Tequilas Whiskey
Illegal Pete's
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant
Machete Tequila + Tacos
Otra Vez Cantina
Tacos El Metate
Las Tortas
Chakas Mexican Restaurant
Tarasco's New Latino Cuisine
El Camino Community Tavern
Santiago's
54Thirty
Linger
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Joy Hill
Avanti Food & Beverage
Tamayo
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Sushi Den
Cherry Hills Sushi
Temaki Den
Go Fish
Sweet Ginger
Matsuhisa
Uchi
Sushi Sasa
Mizu Izakaya
Sushi Ronin
54thirty
Tavernetta
Guard And Grace
Beckon
Bistro LeRoux
Rioja
Fruition Restaurant
The Capital Grille
Linger Eatuaries
Pizza Republica
Hops & Pie
Blue Pan Pizza
Cart Driver
Ian's Pizza Denver
Fat Sully's
Proto's Pizza
Photo credit: Yelp.com
Pizzeria Locale
Photo credit: Yelp.com
Ritual Social House 
Photo credit: Yelp.com
Infinitus Pie aka iPie
Photo credit: Yelp.com
Walter’s 303 Uptown 
Milkbox Ice Creamery
D Bar Denver
Azucar Bakery
Inventing Room Dessert Shop
Snowlab
Spuntino
Little Man Ice Cream Co.
Oasis Brewery
Blue Moon Brewing Company
Odell Brewing Co - Five Points Brewhouse
Ratio Beer Works
Our Mutual Friend Brewing
Briar Common Brewery + Eatery
Fiction Beer Company
Great Divide Brewing Co.
FlyteCo Brewing Co.
Little Machine Beer
Ten Barrel Brewing Co.
Briar Common Brewery and Eatery
Coohills
EDGE Restaurant & Bar
Guard and Grace
Range Restaurant
Rioja
Tamayo
My Thai Cafe
Mercantile Dining and Provision
Work & Class
Tavernetta
ND StreetBAR
Stoic & Genuine
Thirsty Lion Gastropub
Blue Pan Pizza
White Pie
Olive & Finch
Citizen Rail
Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery
Earls Kitchen + Bar
Scratch Kitchen
HomeGrown Tap & Dough
FNG
Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria
Code: Poke+BOBA
Pho-Vy Highlands Ranch
Photo credit: Yelp.com
The Egg
Photo credit: Yelp.com
Modern Market Eatery 
Photo credit: Yelp.com
Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar
Photo credit: Yelp.com
Mici Handcrafted Italian 
Photo credit: Yelp.com
Grist Brewing Company 
Appaloosa Grill
TAG Burger Bar
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
The Buckhorn Exchange
The Cherry Cricket
Guard and Grace
My Brother's Bar
Keto World Kitchen
Urban Farm Denver
Next Door American Eatery
Blue Agave Grill
Park & Co.
Acova
STK Steakhouse
The Watering Bowl
Thin Man Tavern
Kaos Pizzeria
Ugly Dog Sports Cafe
Black Shirt Brewing Company
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
Highlands Cork And Coffee
The Denver Central Market
Junction Food and Drink
Milepost Zero
Edgewater Public Market
Avanti Food and Beverage
Denver Milk Market
The Source
Zeppelin Station
Tributary Food Hall
Stanley Marketplace
FRENCH FOR SUGAR
COLORADO CHERRY
AZUCAR BAKERY
THE ENCHANTED OVEN
RALEIGH STREET BAKERY
MAGGIE AND MOLLY'S SWEET LIFE
SUGAR BAKESHOP & COFFEE HOUSE
VOODOO DOUGHNUT
WOODEN SPOON CAFE AND BAKERY
Jamaican Grille
Jamaican Jerk and BBQ Restaurant
Reggae Pot Jamaican Grill
Just Kool Jamaican Kitchen
Bang Up To the Elephant
Welton St. Café
Cuba Cuba Café and Bar
Watercourse Foods
Egg Shell
Ellyngton's
Butcher Block Cafe
YaYa's Euro Bistro
The Original Pancake House
Shanahan's
Darcy's Bistro and Pub
Zane's Italian Bistro
Photo credit: Yelp.com
The Griffin Tavern 
Photo credit: Yelp.com
The Delectable Egg 
Photo credit: Yelp.com
ASA Sushi 
Photo credit: Yelp.com
Kwench Juice Cafe 
The White Chocolate Grill
John Holly's Asian Bistro
Via Baci
Earls Park Meadows
Seasons 52
Earls Park Meadows
Cranelli's Italian Restaurant
Watercourse Foods
City,O'City
True Food Kitchen
Linger
The Ethiopian Restaurant
Cucina Galore
Luca
Barolo Grill
Panzano
II Post
Bar Dough
Osteria Marco
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Park & Co.
Illegal Burger
Tag Burger Bar
BurgerFi
Bistro Vendome
Mizuna
Crepes n' Crepes
Vert Kitchen
La Merise French Bistro
Watercourse Foods
City, O'City
Root Down
True Food Kitchen
Modern Market Eatery
Sputnik
Vital Root
Fruition
Rioja
Panzano
Bistro Vendome
Venice Ristorante and Wine Bar
Edge Restaurant and Bar
Smith + Canon Ice Cream
Welton Street Cafe
Jabo's Bar-be-Q
African Grill and Bar
Whittier Cafe
Genna Rae's Wings
Jesse's Smoking NOLA
Le French
TAG Restaurant
Steuben's Denver
Earls
Watercourse Foods
The Hornet
The Corner Office
Park & Co.
Duo Restaurant
Los Cabos
Charcoal Bistro
Rioja
Work & Class
Safta
To The Wind Bistro
Potager
ChonLon
Four Friends Kitchen
Post Brewing Company
Urban Farmers
Denver Biscuit Company
The Cookery At Myrtle Hill
City O’City
Onefold
Cochino Taco

A healthy lifestyle and spending time outdoors often go hand in hand, and Denver is no exception.  In fact, Denver residents spend nearly $2.1 billion a year on outdoor activities like skiing, mountain climbing, hiking and more.  Since we know folks in Denver love spending time outside, we’ve put together lists focused on some of the best outdoor dining in Denver, the best dog friendly restaurants, the best places to eat near Coors Field, and more.  

We can’t ignore the other thing Denver has a reputation for – a thriving recreational marijuana industry.  As one of the first states in the country to allow legal, recreational marijuana, the restaurant industry is surely an ancillary beneficent – especially if you know how to make indulgent, gotta-eat-that-right-now food.  We’ve covered a few places to get the perfect munchie, including bakeries, dessert options and other sweets you’re searching for.  

Of course, breakfast can be one of your most indulgent meals of the day, too and in Denver there’s a number of GREAT options – especially for those enjoying a little wake and bake.  We cover a few of our favorite breakfast spots – including where to get a famous Denver Omelette!  The classic Denver omelette is a perfectly savory breakfast bite – ham, peppers and onions and cheddar or another cheese of your liking.  We look for the best Denver omelette in Denver, along with banging brunches, breakfast and more.  

Finally, we can’t talk about Denver without talking about its dynamic neighborhoods.  With a large millennial and Get Z population in Denver, neighborhoods throughout the area are seeing economic and culinary revitalizations in ways they haven’t seen for decades.  We cover a few of those, along with classic Denver neighborhoods like Lone Tree, Park Meadows, Highland Ranch, Tech Center and others.  Find them all in our guides!

Denver

6 Can’t Miss Tourist Attractions Within 5 Hours of Denver, CO

There’s so much more to Colorado than Denver. Jump in your car and go for a short drive to get some different scenery for the weekend. There are countless, outstanding weekend getaways that are within five hours of the Mile High City. It’s a great way to embrace the stunning nature that surrounds you in Colorado. For a quick two or three day trip that won’t take you too far from Denver, check out of list of some beautiful places to knock off your bucket list. 

Denver

12 Best Steakhouses In Denver, Colorado

From casual to exclusive, Denver is the perfect example of a city whose food scene has exploded over the last few years and become a foodie haven. While trying to evolve and showcase more types of cuisine there’s no getting away from the history that Denver has with steak and we attempt to pick out 12 of our favorite steakhouses in Denver. Buckle in and enjoy the show!

Denver

Where To Find Sensational Soul Food in Denver, CO

When you think soul food, you think of all of those delicious, classic flavors. Collard greens, cornbread, fried chicken–all the best things from the South. Denver is known for having great restaurants with all different kinds of cuisines, so it’s no surprise they also have a small selection of this Southern cuisine. Next time you’re hanging out in Denver and craving some tasty soul food, check out this list to guide you in the right direction. 

Denver

Where to Eat Near Coors Field in Denver

Denver is home to many great restaurants, establishments that serve drinks and food. But there is one place in particular where you will get the best deal on food and beverages: The Remington Shops at Mile High Stadium (known locally as Coors Field).
Coors Field has everything that a fan could want within walking distance. The stadium sits smack dab in the middle of a busy entertainment district with many fabulous bars, restaurants, and breweries. Here is a list of the best Coors field restaurants in Denver. 

Denver

What to Eat in Denver, Colorado for a Weekend

The tides have turned in Denver. In the past decade, its population has exploded. This isn’t entirely due to legalized weed, but it certainly helps. Denver doesn’t quite have its own iconic dish (unless you count Rocky Mountain Oysters); Chicago has deep dish, Philly has cheesesteaks, and Atlanta has lemon pepper wings. So what kinds of food does Denver pride itself on? Let’s find out. 

Denver

7 Outstanding Restaurants Near Denver International Airport

There are many different types of restaurants near Denver International airport when you need to grab a quick bite before you head out of the city or right after you arrive. Travel can make you hungry, so we wanted to help you out and show you some of the tasty restaurants to check out once you land in Denver or before you fly out of Denver International Airport! 

Denver

Lunch in Denver: 6 Hidden Gem Places Locals Love

Denver, Colorado is one of the best places for a small town lifestyle but big city cuisine. As a visitor or a tourist, visiting these great local spots helps support them while experiencing the city through the eyes of the locals.  Add these beloved local spots into your itinerary before you visit Denver.

Denver

15 Fantastic Mexican Restaurants in Denver

If you plan on visiting Denver soon, you’ll likely want to check a few great places to eat. These restaurants offer some of the best Mexican food Denver has to offer, along with fun, upbeat atmospheres, and cocktails that are just as delicious as the food.

Denver

The Best Rooftop Restaurants in Denver For The Best Views

Denver is a world-renowned outdoor haven famous for its beautiful scenery, successful craft breweries, and exciting lifestyle. If you’re looking for a unique way to see the city, we’ve compiled a list of popular rooftop restaurants in Denver you must try to get the best views and experience of the mile high city!

Denver

The 10 Absolute Best Sushi Restaurants in Denver, Colorado

Denver might be landlocked, but their sushi game is on another level. If you love some raw fish, you will have quite a few great options when in the city. People visit the Denver for many reasons, and we can assure you food is one of them. If you are having trouble narrowing down some great sushi spots, here’s 10 of the best.

When you’re a mile high and looking to munch on something mouthwatering, you’re lucky to be in Denver. That’s because you can find world-class dishes without having to travel too far. So whether you’re chomping on chilaquiles in Cheesman Park or dining on dim sum Downtown, there’s something for everybody in The Mile High City!