10 of the Best Places to Eat in Denver

10 Best Places to Eat in Denver
Denver at Sunset | Flickr: Larry Johnson

Denver’s Fantastic Food Scene

Denver is known for a lot of things, great weather, nearby skiing, and great craft beer.  Well it is also rapidly becoming known for its food scene so in this article we share 10 of the best places to Eat in Denver.

In the mid- late 90’s it was hard to find anything beyond a great steak and fantastic Mexican in Denver.  These days, you will need to extend your visit, so you can fit in all the great food.

It has been a virtuous circle for Denver in the last decade.  We put it down to the great weather!  With over 300 days of sunshine a year, there is no excuse to be inside.  The healthy outdoor lifestyle attracts a lot of people and Denver regularly appears on lists of the healthiest cities in the USA.

The rapid influx of newcomers has meant continued growth in jobs and employment. Much of the workforce is well educated.  Many companies in need of well educated workers have moved their operations to Denver over the years. And many tech workers able to work from home choose to live in Denver. Denver was recently voted #1 for the Best Places to Live in the USA by US News & World Report.

Rapid growth, low unemployment and a buoyant economy has led to an explosion in new restaurants as well.  Fox News estimates more than 100 new restaurants are expected to open in Denver in 2016.

There are a number of award winning restaurants that are not only in the top restaurants in Denver, but top rated in the USA. Add this to its already well known craft beer scene, a vibrant and growing number of food trucks and you will be wishing you could eat and drink more!

The Best Places to Eat in Denver

So if you are going to spend any time in Denver we’ve compiled our list of recommendations of the best places to eat in Denver.  This includes our favorites as well as some recommended by family and friends.

Unfortunately, Elizabeth wrote this post for a website that no longer exists and she linked to that article from here.

We are currently in the process of re-writing our recommendations as part of this post here.

 

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16 Responses

  1. Voyager
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    The food scene in Denver seems to be quite happening, what would you recommend for Vegetarians.

    • Editor
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      There are a lot of vegetarian options and almost all restaurants offer gluten free and vegetarian options. And the vegetarian options will be a much better choice than just the token salad, it’s real food. I actually think Denver is one of the easier places in the USA to find great vegetarian food. City ‘O City and Watercourse Foods are both well regarded vegetarian restaurants. And the town of Boulder is worth a visit (1 hour North-west of Denver) for some really good vegetarian. Thanks for asking- great question.

  2. Klipdrifters
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    Table 6 and The Sushi Den sounds great. Pinning this for later if we go to Denver 🙂

    • Editor
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      The Sushi Den owners also run the two restaurant next to the Sushi Den!

  3. Rob Taylor
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    What a cool way to showcase recommendations! We’re always cautious about sushi away from the coast, so it’s nice to see that there is a solid option for our next trip.

    • Editor
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      I agree on any seafood away from the coast. Denver has always had pretty good seafood I think because the airport has always been a hub. Good air access so it is fresh.

  4. Marta
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    You had me at 300 days of sunshine and then I saw the food! I had never thought of Denver as a travel destination but it seems like a great city with a great quality of life, I must try include it in our next trip to the US.

    • Editor
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      It is one of my favorite USA cities. The weather is great! The mountains are really accessible from Denver as well.

  5. Kevin Wagar
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    Great selection of locations for amazing dining in Denver! Duo looks like my kind of place!

    • Editor
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      I have a few friends that rank it as their favorite!

  6. Nikki
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    Looks like a great list there, now if ever I’m in Denver I’ll know where to look!

    • Editor
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      I was amazed how hard it was to find a list of good restaurants in Denver, so we decided to make one.

  7. Ami
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    Would definitely like to try the food trucks, besides of course, some from your list. Thanks for sharing.

    • Editor
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      A lot of the food truck move around, you can follow on twitter of facebook for their daily location.

  8. Colby
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    I love reading about restaurants in different places, in the hopes that someday I’ll visit and satiate the foodie in me. Tacos-Tequila-Wiskey sounds like my kind of place! I love Mexican food! I had no idea Denver was known for its Mexican food!

    • Editor
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      Well we think Denver is renowned for its Mexican food. We have tried a number and are very happy. Restaurants range from the traditional, family-owned, serving all of the old favorites through to funky, new wave, eclectic restaurants with maybe a more modern touch.

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