The tiny enclave of Edgewater is tucked between Sloan's Lake and another suburb of Denver—Wheat Ridge. These two communities border some of Denver's most popular dining neighborhoods, like Berkeley and West Highland. But growth is being seen as restaurateurs continue to look westward, with new places popping up and other longstanding establishments remaining in the mix. Next time you're looking for a spot to dine just outside of the city, here are 13 restaurants to check out in Edgewater and Wheat Ridge.Read More
Guide to Dining in Edgewater and Wheat Ridge
There's a variety to choose from in these northwest Denver suburbs.
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Sloan's Bar & Grill
This neighborhood spot does tavern food well—from sandwiches to dinner specials like prime rib on Saturdays. Geeks Who Drink trivia is hosted on Wednesdays, and a weekend brunch features dishes like a cinnamon roll waffle and chicken-fried steak.
This longstanding pizzeria has been owned and operated by the same family for more than 60 years. Calzones and pizza are the specialty; soak in the old-school atmosphere with a howdy special (sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, black olives, jalapeños, and house seasoning) and a schooner of draft beer.
Burgers are a main draw here, where you can build your own from an array of toppings—and don’t forget a basket of thick-cut fries. Wash it all down with a beer from the pub’s draft selection. There’s also a happy hour seven days a week from 3 to 7 p.m.
GB Fish and Chips
Owner Alex Stokeld spent summers in England while growing up, and now his three establishments give Denver diners a taste of English specialties like bangers and mash, shepherd’s pie and—of course—fish and chips. Choose from fried options like cod, tilapia, and squid in half or full portions.
Rupert's at the Edge
With a nice view of Sloan's Lake, Rupert's does breakfast and brunch daily. The selection of eggs Benedict and pancakes is varied, and mimosas come bottomless. A small lunch menu has a selection of sandwiches, burgers, and salads.
West 29th Restaurant & Bar
This charming neighborhood restaurant features two patios—one facing a garden and the other with a fountain. The menu skews New American, with some European influences seen throughout.
Iron Rail Tavern
Iron Rail Tavern offers a board that takes cues from steakhouse classics with a Colorado twist. There are 25 beers on tap, and the TV-equipped bar is an ideal spot to catch a game and snack on small plates.
Colorado Plus Brew Pub
This taphouse rotates 56 Colorado microbrews on a daily basis that represent more than 30 local breweries. Meanwhile, the kitchen is responsible for from-scratch items like wings, salads, soups, burgers, sandwiches, and entrees such as Colorado pork chops or meatloaf.
Right Coast Pizza
The name and pizza here are an ode to Jersey-style pies. You can build a custom pizza or slice, in addition to specialty combos. Other choices include garlic knots, bruschetta, and sweets.
Large Marge's Philly Cheesesteaks
The strip-mall location is a bit nondescript, but the Philly-style cheesesteaks make the trip worthwhile. Whether you want Whiz or provolone, mushrooms or hot peppers, Large Marge's has you covered.
Dolce Sicilia Italian Bakery
You can find breakfast and lunch sandwiches, calzones, and pizza here, but the real attraction lies in the baked goods. Italian desserts and pastries like cannoli, tiramisu, sfogliatelle, and napoleons shine, and loaves of bread are also available.
After a move from Arvada, this cozy red-sauce Italian spot is still turning out favorites from family recipes. Look to pasta choices like spaghetti, rigatoni, and ravioli, in addition to chicken parmesan, lasagna, and a variety of sandwiches.
Thailicious, Creative Thai Eatery
Thailicious brings Bangkok-style cuisine with a mix of noodles, curries, stir fry, and East-meets-West fusion plates. Free delivery is even available within a three-mile radius.
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