We were in the Denver area for a few days in February visiting friends, and these were some of the restaurants we went to during that time.
This diner is a favorite of one of our friends, and it did not disappoint! It has a fun atmosphere and great staff. The have typical “diner food” on the menu but also try to incorporate local flavors and well-known dishes from other states, including Rhode Island calamari, Maine lobster roll, and Mississippi Mud Pie. The only reason for the rating of 4/5 is their attempt to re-create these famous dishes fell short of the mark (I can speak personally of all of these!) Otherwise, it was a great stop while in Denver for a few days. We would go back if we had a chance.
We stopped for lunch here while shopping in downtown Golden, and what a find! The restaurant was recently renovated, and the entrance is very unique – you have to wander into Miner’s Alley and really be paying attention to find the front door, but that’s part of the fun! As soon as we stepped in the door, we felt like we had gone back in time to sit at the bar or by the fireplace after a long day of gold mining to enjoy modern and EXCELLENT food and drinks. The chef stated that the menu changes with the season depending on the availability of fresh meats and produce. This place would be worth making a special trip to eat here again!
We went to this authentically German bar in Boulder for drinks one evening. The bier was cold and the company was awesome. The menu consists of stronger ales and pilsners, and although we both prefer light bier we found something enjoyable…served in a 1 liter glass! This unique find is fun for some evening fun while exploring downtown Boulder.
Moe’s Broadway Bagel
This is a restaurant chain that we have found to be a perfect for a quick, inexpensive breakfast. We first learned about Moe’s when we were staying with a friend in Denver and then discovered there was another one in Boulder near another friend’s house. They offer any kind of sandwich combination on a variety of bagel flavors; you can choose a sandwich from their long menu or create your own combo!
Brasserie Ten Ten
We visited this cute French bistro in Boulder for brunch (say that ten times fast!) during one of our weekends in Denver. We were pleasantly surprised that there was no wait for a table on a Saturday morning, and the food didn’t disappoint either! Between chicken & waffles, eggs benedict, and a breakfast plate all with a French twist, we were full, happy, and ready to explore Boulder for the afternoon. We would highly recommend this restaurant for any meal and would love to return someday.
Roadhouse Boulder Depot
Our friends took us this cute place for dinner (one of their favorite restaurants), and we loved the railroad history and industrial decor throughout the building. The service was good, but the food left a little to be desired. Maybe the large event that was being hosted here threw the kitchen for a loop because although the food and drinks were nice, it wasn’t what was to be expected for this type of restaurant in the city of Boulder. Despite our mediocre experience, I would give this place a second chance due to its established reputation.