Denver American restaurants you'll love
Top American restaurants in Denver, Colorado
Denver has just about any type of cuisine you can want, but its selection of American food is notable. Some places serving American fare in Denver are over 100-years old and have become staples of the community, icons in their own right. Many of the best American restaurants are close to landmarks like Coors Field or far-out by Mile High Stadium, a short drive from the city.
What's interesting is that you'll find a variety of American Cuisine at any price point. You'll find affordable cafes, sandwich places and high-end restaurants. Serving American Cuisine is one thing, but it's another to offer a variety within the category. The highest-rated places around town are impressive because many have been operating for a long while. So, why wait? Grab a bite to eat at any of these American cuisine restaurants in Denver.
Must-try American restaurants in Denver
1817 Central Street, Denver
chai spices, brûléed pineapple, whiskey butter
avocado, bleu cheese, pumpkin + sunflower seeds, red onion
lime honey cilantro vinaigrette
|Cup Of Soup||$8.00|
Wynkoop Brewing Co.
1634 18th St, Denver
|Veggie Green Chili (Bowl)||$9.00|
|Fish & Chips||$14.00|
beer battered cod, seasoned fries, coleslaw, caper tartar sauce
Bison burger, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, brioche bun. Choice of French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries or Caesar salad
SANDWICHES • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
211 S Holly St, Denver
|Mini Park Burger||$7.75|
Our 1/4 lb. beef patty served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and our house made burger sauce.
|The Classic Double||$12.25|
Two 1/4 lb. beef patties, with american cheese and hickory smoked bacon. Topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, and our house made burger sauce.
|Veggie Park Burger||$8.25|
Our house made veggie patty served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and our house made burger sauce.
SMOKED SALMON • SEAFOOD • FRENCH FRIES
Jax Fish House - LoDo
1539 17th St, Denver
|(6) OYSTERS - EAST COAST SWEET & SALTY||$16.00|
on the half shell - lemon, cocktail sauce, house mignonette
|NIMAN RANCH BURGER||$18.00|
lettuce, tomato, pickles, jax mustard, choice of side
|(6) OYSTERS - WEST COAST RICH||$22.00|
on the half shell - lemon, cocktail sauce, house mignonette
Del Mar by Rooted
3200 N Pecos St, Denver
|Spicy Tuna Poke||$15.00|
Ahi Tuna, Shaved Carrots, Daikon, Bean Sprouts, Shiso, Edamame, Kimchi, Sushi Rice, Furikake
|Grilled Prawns Sweet Corn Elote||$16.00|
Grilled Prawns, Roasted Corn, Kewpie Mayo, Chive, Ancho Lime Powder, Cotija Cheese,
|Blackened California Chicken Club||$16.00|
Grilled Chicken Breast, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Saffron Aioli, Toasted Whole Grain Sourdough served with French Fries
(Gluten Free without Bread)
PIZZA • SALADS • SANDWICHES • GRILL • CHICKEN • HAMBURGERS • STEAKS
2015 Market St, Denver
|Jumbo Buffalo Wings||$15.00|
buffalo romesco, carrots, celery, choice of two house-made dipping sauces: ranch, bleu cheese, cherry bbq, honey mustard
|Nutella Dessert Pizza||$8.00|
freshly-baked nutella filled pizza dough, cinnamon sugar, caramel & chocolate drizzle, strawberries, vanilla ice cream, powered sugar
|Sweet Citrus Kale||$13.00|
julienned kale, diced apples, parmesan,
candied cashews, lemon honey coriander
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Central Kitchen Online
1605 Wynkoop Street, Denver
|Sizzlin' Hot Pot Stickers||$10.95|
Golden fried pork and vegetable gyozas served with ponzu sauce.
|Carnitas Salad Bowl||$15.95|
Freshly seared pork carnitas and roasted Tomatillo salsa circles a bed of steamed white rice drizzled with Sweet Chipotle dressing, cotija cheese, Tajin seasoning, marinated jicima, black beans, roasted corn, avocado and red bell peppers. Topped with Napa slaw & spring salad mix that has been tossed in Sweet Chipotle dressing and Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette.
|12 Boneless Killer Wings||$15.95|
Served with carrots sticks, celery sticks, bleu cheese or ranch dressing
MANGO HABANERO / GOCHUJANG KOREAN / BBQ CILANTRO LIME /
NASHVILLE HOT / DRY RUB / OLD SCHOOL BUFFALO
217 S Holly St, Denver
|Rotisserie Chicken Thighs||$14.50|
Skin-on, Boneless Rotisserie Chicken Thighs (No Antibiotics Ever/Certified Humane/Gluten-Free/Paleo/Keto) with your choice of two sides and sauce.
|Half Pork Half Chicken||$15.00|
Half serving of our Rotisserie Chicken and one half serving of our Slow Roast Pork Shoulder (NAE/Gluten-Free/Paleo/Keto), served with your choice two sides and sauce.
|Vegan Charred Cauliflower Sandwich||$13.00|
Charred cauliflower, pickled onions, golden raisins, almonds, tahini, served on grilled ciabatta with a choice of one side. (Vegan).
SANDWICHES • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Park & Co
439 E 17th Ave, Denver
Romaine lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, deviled egg, bacon, cucumber, crumbled blue cheese.
Basket of French fries, bacon, ranch, cheese sauce, scallions
|Blackened Chicken Sandwich||$13.00|
Pepper jack cheese, guacamole, mayo, lettuce, and tomato
Bacon Social House - S Broadway
2160 S. Broadway St., Denver
The ultimate bacon experience: thick-cut, sweet & spicy, unforgettable
Three eggs, spinach, cherry tomato, roasted peppers, cheddar, avocado, sourdough toast (vegetarian)
pulled pork, black beans, bacon, hash browns, scrambled eggs, tomatillo salsa, pork green chile, cheddar
4132 West 38th Ave, Denver
|Steak Frites (gf)||$29.00|
ribeye cap, bone marrow butter, arugula salad, fries
|Winter Salad (vt/gf)||$14.00|
pears, shaved fennel, mixed greens, bleu cheese, toasted pine nuts, maple-tahini
|Shrimp Cocktail (gf/df)||$3.50|
Tiger shrimp & American Elm cocktail sauce (1.3oz, price per piece)
Post Oak BBQ
4000 Tennyson Street, Unit 101, Denver
|Pulled Pork - All Natural||$12.00|
Ultra tender and expertly smoked pulled pork dressed with our house pork rub and Carolina pork sauce. Smoked for 12 hours over Texas Post Oak wood!
Three USDA Prime Brisket tacos filled with coleslaw, house salsa, and creamy bbq sauce, wrapped in a warm flour tortilla
Piled high with 1/3 pound of USDA Prime Brisket and your choice of toppings. Try it Texas or Carolina Style...you can't go wrong
Just Be Kitchen - Catering
2364 15th Street, Denver
|Fulfilled - Breakfast Burrito|
Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, 'Cheddar Wiz' (housemade vegan cheese made from veggies & herbs), Paleo Tortilla, Sweet Potato Hash, Pork or Veggie Green Chili, Cilantro, Scallion & Jalapeno.
K, W30 Option, VO (request no sausage and veggie chili).
Contains Nuts, Not Recommended Vegan.
|Passion - Vegetable Curry|
Cauliflower Rice, Mixed Veggies, House Curry Sauce.
Vegan, Nut Free, Egg Free, W30
|BElieve - Butter Chicken Meatballs|
Chicken, Cashew, Coconut, Tomato, Garlic, Onion, Lime.
EF, K, W30 Option
Etc. Eatery - Denver
1472 S Pearl St, Denver
|Lamb Birria Tacos||$17.00|
Three Corn Tortilla with Slow Roasted Lamb and Guajillo Pepper Dipping Sauce
|Old School Burger||$16.50|
Two 1/4# All Beef Patties, American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Grilled Onions, Secret Sauce. Served With Fries.
Romaine, Housemade Wasabi Dressing,
Sesame Crouton, Parmesan
SMOKED SALMON • GRILL • FRENCH FRIES
Teller's Taproom & Kitchen
1990 Youngfield St, Lakewood
Bacon, Gorgonzola, Grilled Onions, Mushrooms & Housemade Steak Sauce with Leopald Bros. Colorado Whiskey.
Grilled Fresh Jalapenos, Whipped Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Crisp Bacon & Chipotle Sauce
|Fish and Chips||$15.00|
Beer Battered Atlantic Cod. Fries. Served with tartar sauce. Malt vinegar upon request.
Work & Class
2500 Larimer St, Denver
|sm. Garlic Braised Greens||$7.75|
Kale and chard sautéed in chili flakes and garlic.
|1/2 Massive Attack Salad||$11.00|
Spinach, tempura broccoli, asparagus, avocado, cucumbers, parmesan, preserved lemon vinaigrette.
*Can be gluten free without the the tempura broccoli
|sm. Sweet Plantains||$7.75|
Fried Sweet Plantains seasoned with cayenne, paprika, and salt served with a chipotle aioli.
*Gluten free (this item goes into the fryer. We don't not have a separate gluten free fryer.)
SANDWICHES • GRILL • CHICKEN WINGS • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
Stoney's Uptown Joint
1035 e 17th Ave, Denver
9 Traditional Bone-In Wings
Fried Brussel Sprouts topped with Bacon, Cotija Cheese & a side of Chipotle Aioli
|BOGO Willy's Small||$8.00|
BOGO wings automatically DOUBLES your order for no additional price! **Both orders tossed in same sauce**
Sullivan Scrap Kitchen
1740 E 17th Ave, Denver
|Fried Chicken Sandwich||$13.00|
Cornmeal fried chicken, tangy slaw, pickles, and white BBQ sauce on an artisan bun. Served with house-made chips.
Your choice of CO grass-fed ground beef or house-made veggie burger with River Bear bacon (substitute tofu bacon), cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and burger sauce on a local artisan bun. Served with house-made potato chips. *
|Weekly Special: Brisket Cemitas||$12.00|
Sliced brisket, pepperjack, apple chutney, pickled watermelon rind, and red chili sauce on an artisan bun.
GRILL • FRENCH FRIES
Bacon Social House
2434 W 44th Ave, Denver
|Bloody Mary Playlist||$10.00|
Ft. house made bloody mix
two eggs, applewood bacon or sausage patty,
plain pancake, with choice of side
wolferman's english muffin, canadian bacon, poached eggs, hollandaise, with bacon tots or fries
SMOKED SALMON • SALADS • BBQ • SANDWICHES • ICE CREAM • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
The District Marketplace
1320 E 17th Ave, Denver
|District OG Burger||$14.00|
Served with a lemon-garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, your choice of cheese and a side.
|Honey Beet Salad||$12.00|
Roasted beets, mixed greens, blue cheese crumbles, walnuts, and a side of house-made honey vinaigrette
|BBQ Smoked Chicken Breast Sandwich||$12.00|
Served on your choice of Brioche Roll or Texas Toast with a side of house pickles and choice of housemade side.
Famous Philly CheeseSteak
2200 Oneida St., Denver
1 pound of jumbo fried wings tossed in your choice of sauce
|8" Mushroom Cheesesteak||$8.99|
Grilled mushrooms and onions, chopped steak, white american cheese
|12" Original Cheesesteak||$11.99|
Grilled onions, chopped steak, white american cheese
FISH AND CHIPS • SEAFOOD • GRILL • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
11140 Irma Dr, Northglenn
|Really Good Chopped Salad||$13.75|
Chicken, Bacon, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, Heirloom Tomatoes, Swiss Cheese, Avocado & Hard Boiled Egg.
Four Sliders of Tender Seared Steak, Havarti Cheese & Caramelized Onions.
Grilled Mushrooms, Havarti, Bacon, Caramelized Onions & Truffle Aioli.
SOUPS • SALADS • SANDWICHES • ICE CREAM • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
D Bar Denver
494 E 19th Ave, Denver
|Pizza Salad Sandwich||$15.00|
Thin Crust Pizza with Basil Pesto, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, & Shaved Pecorino, Pine Nuts, topped with our Simple Salad, folded, cut & served like a sandwich!
|D Bar Burger||$17.00|
one of the best burgers in denver!
niman ranch prime beef topped with crispy bacon, cheddar & pepper jack cheese, crispy onion, lettuce & tomato, a-1 aioli on a brioche bun. served with parm fries!
Miso Glazed Salmon, Brown Rice & Quinoa, Cucumber, Wakeme, Pineapple Relish, Avocado, Wasabi Vin (gf)(nf)
SALADS • SANDWICHES • GRILL • HAMBURGERS
Hamburger Mary's Denver
1336 East Seventeenth Avenue, Denver
|The Mary Burger||$13.95|
Our humble beginner. All-natural, never frozen front range beef, served with crisp lettuce, pickles and Mary's sauce with choice of side. Make it your own by customizing any way you like!
** Pictured with jack & cheddar cheese, bacon and side of onion rings **
|The Spicy Mary Burger||$15.45|
Grilled fresh jalapeño & hatch green chiles, pepper jack cheese, Mary's sauce and buffalo sauce.
|Side Caesar Salad||$4.45|
Crispy romaine with house Caesar dressing (no egg), herbed croutons and parmesan cheese
SEAFOOD • GRILL • FRENCH FRIES
Max Gill & Grill
1052 S Gaylord St, Denver
mixed greens, bacon, avocado, goat cheese, tomatoes, red onion, champagne vinaigrette
dressing is on the side
|Maryland Style Blue Crab Cakes||$16.00|
Two 3 ounce crab cakes, served with roasted red pepper remoulade.
|Maryland Style Crab Cake Sandwich||$17.00|
Maryland Style Crab Cake served with onion, lettuce, and tarter sauce on a potato roll.
CHICKEN • FRENCH FRIES
5505 west 20th AVE, Edgewater
|Loaded Sweet Potato Waffle Fries||$9.00|
Sweet potato waffle fries, Cotija cheese, buttermilk dressing, bacon, scallions.
|Buffalo Blue Tenders||$10.00|
Hand breaded chicken tenders, buffalo sauce, blue cheese crumbles, buttermilk dressing, scallions.
Hand breaded chicken tenders, honey mustard dipping sauce.
PITAS • SEAFOOD • GRILL • CHICKEN WINGS • HAMBURGERS • FRENCH FRIES
233 E 7th Ave, Denver
A classic cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, bacon and onion.
A burger topped with gyro meat, feta, fattoush, tzatziki & olive tapenade.
Gyro meat, feta, fattoush, and tzatziki.
Sam's No.3 Downtown
1500 Curtis St, Denver
|Colorado Cool Aid 16oz||$13.00|
Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Pama, Champagne, and OJ.
Tribute to the Mile High City! Potatoes mixed with ham, onion, green pepper smothered in Sam's No.3 Kickin' Green, and topped with shredded cheddar. Two eggs and toast.
Half pounder with cheese and side. Served with lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle.
Lea Jane's Hot Chicken
1441 26th street, Denver
|Chicken Waffle Cone||$12.00|
mac & cheese, hot chicken bites, waffle cone, red onion, capers, cotija, ranch
2pc tender, white bread, pickles, fries
|LJ Hot Wings||$10.00|
6pc wings, white bread, pickles
Just Be Kitchen
2364 15th Street, Denver
|Loyal - The BEst Quesadilla||$13.50|
Paleo Tortilla, 'Cheddar Wiz', Chicken, Bacon, House Dairy-Free Ranch.
*Contains nuts & seeds, can be made
|Desired - Chicken Caesar||$11.99|
Chicken, cashew caesar dressing, pickled red onion, raw parmesan (DAIRY), chopped romaine, house-made croutons (contains eggs & arrowroot flour). Egg free without croutons or as a wrap, dairy free without parm, Gluten free.
Gluten free and dairy free brownies, THESE DO CONTAIN EGGS. The flour base is almond and tapioca flour and sweetned with coconut sugar!