Restaurants in Denver, CO

Denver has always been a gathering place for diverse and creative people. Today, it’s an outdoor city with a vibrant, walkable downtown. Here you find many of Denver’s top farm-to-table restaurants and innovative craft breweries. Roadfood favorite Biker Jim’s is an ode to the hot dog and all its infinite potential. Fifteen varieties are available, from rattlesnake to classic all-beef and a choice of vegan weenies (mild or spicy). Elk, reindeer, duck, and wild boar are a few other options. Even dessert is different: not just ordinary ice cream sandwiches, but chipotle ice cream sandwiches. Or how about limoncello sour orange swirl cheesecake with a ginger snap crust? A few other must-eat destinations in the Mile-High City are the Buckhorn Exchange for serious carnivory, surrounded by hundreds of game animal trophies shot by former owner Shorty Zietz; The Fort out in Morrison, which celebrates vintage Old West fare in such dishes as buffalo stew cooked in a cast iron kettle; and Tocabe, which puts a modern twist on traditional Native-American dishes.

Denver’s Most Famous Dishes

Spiral round pastry on a plate is covered with cinnamon and sugar outside and in

Cinnamon Roll

Chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting ... all butter all the time

Chocolate Dishes

A fried seafood platter of oysters, scallops, shrimp, onion rings, and hushpuppies, plus a cup of cole slaw

All Things Fried

Two thick slices of well-buttered raisin toast


Denver’s Best Restaurants



Biker Jim’s


La Fogata




Stowaway Kitchen Dukkah Eggs + Trout
Stowaway Kitchen


The Duffeyroll Cafe


Buckhorn Exchange Porterhouse
Buckhorn Exchange


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