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Homegrown Tap & Dough
Homegrown Tap & Dough
Adam Larkey

Twelve Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Denver

No need to settle when dining out with the little ones

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Homegrown Tap & Dough
| Adam Larkey

Dining out with children can be a challenge that makes parents stay in or pursue options they would not have without their young. These twelve restaurants make the experience a real treat for both the adult and the pee-wee crowd. Pizza to sushi, there is something for every mood and taste.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Homegrown Tap & Dough - Arvada

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5601 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada
CO, 80002
(303) 284-6087
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This irresistible combo of the original Wash Park Homegrown and Park Burger just launched in Arvada. There is an old school arcade, a very relaxed atmosphere. pizza, burgers, and plenty of beer.

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2. Atomic Cowboy

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4275 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212
(303) 377-7900
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There is pizza, big New York-style slices, and a variety of biscuits from the Denver Biscuit Company at all locations of Atomic Cowboy. The wide selection of beers and wine complement the solids.

3. Scratch Burrito & Happy Tap

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4262 Lowell Blvd
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-3000
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There is a kids menu at this Berkeley spot but many of the regular menu items from the several burritos to the quesadillas and chocolate chimichangas will hit the spot with every age group.

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4. Brider

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1644 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 455-3084
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This fast-casual eatery from the partners from Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth offers some of the same beloved staples at the first restaurants- kale salad, meatballs and polenta- in a more relaxed environment. The shared dinner plates, which work in a mix-and-match way, offer something for every palate. Cocktails, wine, and beer on tap keep the parents happy.

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5. Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery

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1900 16th St Unit C
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 420-0614
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Downtown doesn't always inspire dining with children but Honor Society offers customizable plates that please the whole family. Choose a protein and sides or order from the composed dishes already on the menu. A full bar menu helps take the edge off.

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6. Leña

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24 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Kids and tacos go together like hot dogs and beer. This Baker restaurant offers thoughtful and approachable dishes inspired by South American cuisine. End a meal with the mango pot de creme and everyone will be happy.

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7. Biju's Little Curry Shop

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1441 26th Street
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-3500
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Indian food may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you take your kids out, but the clean flavors, customizable bowls, and relaxed atmosphere at Biju's two Denver locations are a winning combo for the whole family.

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8. Sushi-Rama

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2615 Larimer St
Denver, CO
(720) 476-4643
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Kids love rice and moving parts so get a booth at this quirky RiNo spot and let them pick their own adventure from the conveyor belt. The prices are right and the atmosphere is very chill.

9. Ace Eat Serve

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501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 800-7705
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Little ones will likely find lots to like on the kids menu of Asian favorites that have been modified for younger palettes (there’s a bao bun made with peanut butter and jelly and pork belly, a stir fried noodle bowl and wings san sauce). And iof the complimentary shaved ice served with every kid’s meal doesn’t make them happy, they’ll likely still get a kick out of hitting a ping pong ball on one of Ace’s 12 tables. There’s even a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. when an hour at a table costs just $10 an hour.

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10. The Kitchen Next Door

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658 South Colorado Blvd., Glendale
CO, 80246
(303) 757-0878
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A more casual version of big sister The Kitchen, all locations of this modern neighborhood pub offer well-crafted dishes that both kids and parents will love. For a pleasant veggie-centric surprise, get the beet burger.

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11. Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery

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4990 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80220
(720) 550-7665
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This bright spot on Colfax offers exciting yet approachable dishes that the whole family can enjoy. The short rib is a staple of the East Colfax spot but there are many salad, main courses, and sandwiches options complemented by wine and beer.

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12. Masterpiece Kitchen

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84 Rampart Way
Denver, CO 80230
(720) 324-8873
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Chef Justin Brunson of Old Major and Masterpiece Deli spread his wings to Lowry and struck gold with this new casual New American restaurant. Whatever you do, get the fries - everyone will love them.

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13. Lucky Cat

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7559 E Academy Blvd
Denver, CO 80230
(303) 364-2025
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Chef Troy Guard's latest rebrand turned Bubu into Lucky Cat, a modern take on classic American-Chinese dishes. Beef and broccoli is a winner with the younger crowd and so are some of the non-spicy noodle dishes. Parents can grab a sake cocktail to complete the experience.

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1. Homegrown Tap & Dough - Arvada

5601 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO, 80002
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This irresistible combo of the original Wash Park Homegrown and Park Burger just launched in Arvada. There is an old school arcade, a very relaxed atmosphere. pizza, burgers, and plenty of beer.

5601 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada
CO, 80002

2. Atomic Cowboy

4275 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

There is pizza, big New York-style slices, and a variety of biscuits from the Denver Biscuit Company at all locations of Atomic Cowboy. The wide selection of beers and wine complement the solids.

4275 Tennyson St
Denver, CO 80212

3. Scratch Burrito & Happy Tap

4262 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO 80211
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There is a kids menu at this Berkeley spot but many of the regular menu items from the several burritos to the quesadillas and chocolate chimichangas will hit the spot with every age group.

4262 Lowell Blvd
Denver, CO 80211

4. Brider

1644 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
Adam Larkey

This fast-casual eatery from the partners from Acorn and Oak at Fourteenth offers some of the same beloved staples at the first restaurants- kale salad, meatballs and polenta- in a more relaxed environment. The shared dinner plates, which work in a mix-and-match way, offer something for every palate. Cocktails, wine, and beer on tap keep the parents happy.

1644 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202

5. Honor Society Handcrafted Eatery

1900 16th St Unit C, Denver, CO 80202
Adam Larkey

Downtown doesn't always inspire dining with children but Honor Society offers customizable plates that please the whole family. Choose a protein and sides or order from the composed dishes already on the menu. A full bar menu helps take the edge off.

1900 16th St Unit C
Denver, CO 80202

6. Leña

24 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Adam Larkey

Kids and tacos go together like hot dogs and beer. This Baker restaurant offers thoughtful and approachable dishes inspired by South American cuisine. End a meal with the mango pot de creme and everyone will be happy.

24 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

7. Biju's Little Curry Shop

1441 26th Street, Denver, CO 80205
Adam Larkey

Indian food may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you take your kids out, but the clean flavors, customizable bowls, and relaxed atmosphere at Biju's two Denver locations are a winning combo for the whole family.

1441 26th Street
Denver, CO 80205

8. Sushi-Rama

2615 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Kids love rice and moving parts so get a booth at this quirky RiNo spot and let them pick their own adventure from the conveyor belt. The prices are right and the atmosphere is very chill.

2615 Larimer St
Denver, CO

9. Ace Eat Serve

501 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Ace Eat Serve Ace Eat Serve/Facebook

Little ones will likely find lots to like on the kids menu of Asian favorites that have been modified for younger palettes (there’s a bao bun made with peanut butter and jelly and pork belly, a stir fried noodle bowl and wings san sauce). And iof the complimentary shaved ice served with every kid’s meal doesn’t make them happy, they’ll likely still get a kick out of hitting a ping pong ball on one of Ace’s 12 tables. There’s even a daily happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. when an hour at a table costs just $10 an hour.

501 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

10. The Kitchen Next Door

658 South Colorado Blvd., Glendale, CO, 80246
Adam Larkey

A more casual version of big sister The Kitchen, all locations of this modern neighborhood pub offer well-crafted dishes that both kids and parents will love. For a pleasant veggie-centric surprise, get the beet burger.

658 South Colorado Blvd., Glendale
CO, 80246

11. Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery

4990 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220
Adam Larkey

This bright spot on Colfax offers exciting yet approachable dishes that the whole family can enjoy. The short rib is a staple of the East Colfax spot but there are many salad, main courses, and sandwiches options complemented by wine and beer.

4990 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80220

12. Masterpiece Kitchen

84 Rampart Way, Denver, CO 80230
Adam Larkey

Chef Justin Brunson of Old Major and Masterpiece Deli spread his wings to Lowry and struck gold with this new casual New American restaurant. Whatever you do, get the fries - everyone will love them.

84 Rampart Way
Denver, CO 80230

13. Lucky Cat

7559 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO 80230
Andra Zeppelin

Chef Troy Guard's latest rebrand turned Bubu into Lucky Cat, a modern take on classic American-Chinese dishes. Beef and broccoli is a winner with the younger crowd and so are some of the non-spicy noodle dishes. Parents can grab a sake cocktail to complete the experience.

7559 E Academy Blvd
Denver, CO 80230

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