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Nine Denver Restaurants Fit for Dad (and the Rest of the Family)

A guide for every father and every father's food loving needs.

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Whether dad is an early riser yearning for fresh bagels or the man who can't eat a dinner without a steak, there's a little bit of something for every taste on the list. The one thing we hope you'll notice is despite the booming dining scene in the Mile High, we've stuck to the staple spots we think even the pickiest dad will enjoy — minus all the frills and thrills that may distract from the excellent cuisine and the company you share it with.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Morning Collective

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2160 S Broadway
Denver, CO
(303) 953-9943
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The brand new SoBo breakfast spot is the right choice for the dad who expects old school comfort with a twist of course. If dad loves his protein, go for meat on meat and order the three ‘lil pigs Benedict piled high with bacon, ham, and coffee-braised pork belly.

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2. Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen

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725 E 26th Ave
Denver, CO
(720) 440-9880
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This New York-inspired deli in the heart of Five Points is the best bet for those who love a chewy bagel covered in smear with options for a variety of fixings. The Reuben is a staple. Bonus: A second location is now open at the Stanley Marketplace.

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3. Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar

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1650 Wewatta St Ste 104
Denver, CO

Light lunch is not on this menu, but luckily for those looking to indulge a bit with a little southern comfort and a mid day martini this downtown restaurant is the right bet. Enjoy the wicked chicken biscuit paired with a $.75 seersucker martini, because where else can you enjoy a cocktail for under a dollar.

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4. The Cherry Cricket

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2641 E 2nd Ave
Denver, CO
(303) 322-7666
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A solid burger with all the works is always a good choice. This Cherry Creek staple has long been serving some of the Mile High’s most beloved burgers. Bonus: There is an option to build your own creation.

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5. Tacos Tequila Whiskey

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3300 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO
(720) 502-4608
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For the eater who dreams of tacos, the two locations of this eatery that started as a food truck offer an extensive list of street tacos, with a modern twist. Wash it all down with a traditional margarita or a Paloma.

6. Vero Italian

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2669 Larimer St
Denver, CO

Located just inside Denver Central Market, Vero is known for popping out some hearty wood fired pies topped with fresh ingredients. The Frizzi is always a great choice.

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7. Hearth & Dram

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Hearth & Dram 1801 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202
Denver, CO
(303) 623-0979
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Whiskey lover? All we have to say is this restaurant set behind Union Station boasts of over 350 varieties with several poured on tap. Order it neat, on ice, or in a cocktail.

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8. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa

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321 17th St
Denver, CO
(303) 297-3111
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For a finer affair, head to the Brown Palace, an institution of Downtown Denver that has long been serving old fashioned high tea with scones, tea sandwiches and your choice of tea, of course. There are also plenty of alcoholic beverages to complement the celebration.

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9. Guard and Grace

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1801 California St
Denver, CO
(303) 293-8500
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Guard & Grace is a modern steakhouse serving anything from a ribeye to a flight of filet mignon. Don’t skip out on the sides such as the black truffle mac ‘n cheese. Any meat lover will leave happy.

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1. Morning Collective

2160 S Broadway, Denver, CO
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The brand new SoBo breakfast spot is the right choice for the dad who expects old school comfort with a twist of course. If dad loves his protein, go for meat on meat and order the three ‘lil pigs Benedict piled high with bacon, ham, and coffee-braised pork belly.

2160 S Broadway
Denver, CO

2. Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen

725 E 26th Ave, Denver, CO
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This New York-inspired deli in the heart of Five Points is the best bet for those who love a chewy bagel covered in smear with options for a variety of fixings. The Reuben is a staple. Bonus: A second location is now open at the Stanley Marketplace.

725 E 26th Ave
Denver, CO

3. Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar

1650 Wewatta St Ste 104, Denver, CO
Tupelo Honey

Light lunch is not on this menu, but luckily for those looking to indulge a bit with a little southern comfort and a mid day martini this downtown restaurant is the right bet. Enjoy the wicked chicken biscuit paired with a $.75 seersucker martini, because where else can you enjoy a cocktail for under a dollar.

1650 Wewatta St Ste 104
Denver, CO

4. The Cherry Cricket

2641 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO
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A solid burger with all the works is always a good choice. This Cherry Creek staple has long been serving some of the Mile High’s most beloved burgers. Bonus: There is an option to build your own creation.

2641 E 2nd Ave
Denver, CO

5. Tacos Tequila Whiskey

3300 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO

For the eater who dreams of tacos, the two locations of this eatery that started as a food truck offer an extensive list of street tacos, with a modern twist. Wash it all down with a traditional margarita or a Paloma.

3300 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO

6. Vero Italian

2669 Larimer St, Denver, CO
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Located just inside Denver Central Market, Vero is known for popping out some hearty wood fired pies topped with fresh ingredients. The Frizzi is always a great choice.

2669 Larimer St
Denver, CO

7. Hearth & Dram

Hearth & Dram 1801 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202, Denver, CO
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Whiskey lover? All we have to say is this restaurant set behind Union Station boasts of over 350 varieties with several poured on tap. Order it neat, on ice, or in a cocktail.

Hearth & Dram 1801 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202
Denver, CO

8. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa

321 17th St, Denver, CO
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For a finer affair, head to the Brown Palace, an institution of Downtown Denver that has long been serving old fashioned high tea with scones, tea sandwiches and your choice of tea, of course. There are also plenty of alcoholic beverages to complement the celebration.

321 17th St
Denver, CO

9. Guard and Grace

1801 California St, Denver, CO
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Guard & Grace is a modern steakhouse serving anything from a ribeye to a flight of filet mignon. Don’t skip out on the sides such as the black truffle mac ‘n cheese. Any meat lover will leave happy.

1801 California St
Denver, CO

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