• Tabitha Shakespeare

Great Eats in Denver



This post has been a long time coming. A while back I shared some of my favorite coffee shops around Denver and it was a big hit so I thought I'd do the same with some of my fave restaurants! It was actually so difficult to narrow it down because there are SO MANY amazing places to choose from. But these are the places that I tend to visit on repeat.


I'm pretty simple when it comes to food. I would't consider myself a foodie but I am def. into an instagrammable meal. Moving to Denver one of my favorite perks was all of the different options when it came to restaurants. Moving from The Woodlands, TX which is basically the chain capital of the world it was so refreshing to see so many locally owned and farm to table options! Nothing against chains if they're done right, I'm just not an Applebee's girl. Now, keep in mind, I am not a food blogger - so the photos probably will not do these restaurants justice but I promise I did my best!



Chop Shop Urban Eatery


Probably our most frequented spot and we've never had a bad experience.


There are a 3 locations around Denver and they're all good. They've combined fast casual w/ fresh ingredients and creative menus.

The short rib is our fave and the fried rice is bomb but honestly you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

And make sure you save room for dessert because their banana cream creme brulee is freaking amaze!





Public School 303


Public school is a cool gastropub in the heart of downtown Denver. They've got an amazing patio and have an awesome craft beer and cocktail list. They use fresh ingredients (a running theme of our faves) and they make a mean brunch.

Also, the buffalo cauliflower bites are amaze.


Viewhouse




Viewhouse is one of our go-to's to bring out of town guests or for large groups because it has a massive menu and everything is delicious. There is something for everyone and they have an amazing outdoor area with cornhole, swings, and fire pits. My personal fave is the Chicken Bruschetta Pizza but truly, you can't go wrong!



Maddies


Our go-to breakfast spot. Good coffee, delicious classic dishes and they also have some amazing Mediterranean inspired meals.


They are only open until 1:00 and there is usually a line but it is well worth the wait! They are also super kid friendly which makes me love them even more!










Modern Market




One of my fave spots for when I want something quick but I don't want to do a drive-through. They have a ton of healthy options including some great grain and dairy free items and I'm 100% addicted to their cucumber mint lemonade. My go-to is to get the basil chicken sandwich but sub the aioli for their blueberry sauce. SO GOOD!


The Source



This isn't technically a restaurant, it's more of a market hall + hotel with several different vendors. But the food is good and it has a very fun industrial vibe. It's also in the heart of RINO which is the arts district and there are a ton of cool shops and murals.




Black Shirt Brewing Co


I'm a sucker for a really good pizza. If you ask my husband where he wants to eat, this place is probably at the top of his list. They've also got a great beer list but be warned, it's a small space and they're usually busy but it's always worth the wait!










Bigsby's Folly



I saved the best for last. If you've never been to this gem you need to go. RIGHT NOW. The decor is very Gatsby but it has a very "relaxed classy" vibe. The food (including their weekend brunch) and wine are both amaze. The owner is a doll. Oh and they have an extra dog friendly patio! This is probably my number 1 recommendation! You can't go wrong with anything on the menu but the Chicken & Waffles is def a winner!




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