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Adam Larkey

Old-School Dishes: 12 Takes on Shrimp Cocktail

The classic seafood appetizer is often associated with a different culinary era.

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Whether you consider shrimp cocktail a classic staple or an ironic throwback, it still lingers on menus around Denver, though mostly at steakhouses and seafood spots. Traditionally served with chilled, cooked shrimp hanging around the rim of a glass with cocktail sauce, some restaurants choose to serve it peel-and-eat style, while others put a twist on the sauce. In honor of Classics Week 2015 at Eater, we've rounded up 12 examples of shrimp cocktail, presented in alphabetical order by restaurant.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bastien's

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3503 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-0363
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A mainstay on Colfax that originally opened in 1937, Bastien's offers jumbo shrimp and a cocktail sauce made with fresh horseradish.

2. Brasserie Ten Ten

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1011 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 998-1010
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As an item on Brasserie Ten Ten's happy hour board, the poached shrimp with cocktail sauce is a steal at $4.

3. EDGE Restaurant And Bar

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1111 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 389-3343
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As a modern steakhouse Edge serves a classic shrimp and snow crab cocktail with atomic cocktail sauce.

4. Elway's

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Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 2500 East 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 399-5353
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The Cherry Creek location of former Broncos quarterback John Elway's steak concept offers three large Mexican white shrimp along with cocktail sauce, remoulade, and mustard sauce.

5. Jax Fish House Denver

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1539 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 292-5767
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Along with the Boulder, Glendale, and Fort Collins locations, Jax in Denver puts out peel-and-eat shrimp accompanied by cocktail and mustard sauces.

6. LOLA

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1575 Boulder Street
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 570-8686
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Only available during happy hour, the coctel de camarones is made spicier with a habanero cocktail sauce and green chili mustard.

7. North County

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94 Rampart Way
Denver, CO 80230
(720) 532-0106
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Recently opened in Lowry's Hangar 2 dining district, at North County you can order peel-and-eat shrimp by the half or full pound with a ginger cocktail sauce.

8. Ocean Prime

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Larimer Square, 1465 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 825-3663
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Occupying a prime corner spot on Larimer Square, this seafood haven serves its colossal shrimp cocktail over dry ice for a dramatic effect.

9. Taqueria Patzcuaro

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2616 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 455-4389
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For a version with a Mexican spin, try the cocktel de camarón that submerges the shrimp in tomato-based sauce, topped with diced onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and avocado.

10. The Broker

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821 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 292-5065
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Housed in a former bank complete with a vault, this old-school spot offers a large bowl of peel-and-eat shrimp along with classic cocktail sauce.

11. The Cooper Lounge

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1701 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 460-3738
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At this swanky cocktail lounge inside Union Station, the shrimp cocktail is served from a raw bar cart via the neighboring Stoic & Genuine, plus oysters, caviar, and more.

12. The Fresh Fish Co.

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Tiffany Plaza Mall, 7800 East Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO 80237
(303) 740-9556
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The Fresh Fish Company has been around for more than 30 years. Among the offerings is a shrimp cocktail that features eight tiger shrimp.

1. Bastien's

3503 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
A mainstay on Colfax that originally opened in 1937, Bastien's offers jumbo shrimp and a cocktail sauce made with fresh horseradish.
3503 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

2. Brasserie Ten Ten

1011 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302
As an item on Brasserie Ten Ten's happy hour board, the poached shrimp with cocktail sauce is a steal at $4.
1011 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302

3. EDGE Restaurant And Bar

1111 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202
As a modern steakhouse Edge serves a classic shrimp and snow crab cocktail with atomic cocktail sauce.
1111 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202

4. Elway's

Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 2500 East 1st Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
The Cherry Creek location of former Broncos quarterback John Elway's steak concept offers three large Mexican white shrimp along with cocktail sauce, remoulade, and mustard sauce.
Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 2500 East 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

5. Jax Fish House Denver

1539 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Along with the Boulder, Glendale, and Fort Collins locations, Jax in Denver puts out peel-and-eat shrimp accompanied by cocktail and mustard sauces.
1539 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

6. LOLA

1575 Boulder Street, Denver, CO 80211
Only available during happy hour, the coctel de camarones is made spicier with a habanero cocktail sauce and green chili mustard.
1575 Boulder Street
Denver, CO 80211

7. North County

94 Rampart Way, Denver, CO 80230
Recently opened in Lowry's Hangar 2 dining district, at North County you can order peel-and-eat shrimp by the half or full pound with a ginger cocktail sauce.
94 Rampart Way
Denver, CO 80230

8. Ocean Prime

Larimer Square, 1465 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202
Occupying a prime corner spot on Larimer Square, this seafood haven serves its colossal shrimp cocktail over dry ice for a dramatic effect.
Larimer Square, 1465 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202

9. Taqueria Patzcuaro

2616 West 32nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
For a version with a Mexican spin, try the cocktel de camarón that submerges the shrimp in tomato-based sauce, topped with diced onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and avocado.
2616 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

10. The Broker

821 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Housed in a former bank complete with a vault, this old-school spot offers a large bowl of peel-and-eat shrimp along with classic cocktail sauce.
821 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202

11. The Cooper Lounge

1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202
At this swanky cocktail lounge inside Union Station, the shrimp cocktail is served from a raw bar cart via the neighboring Stoic & Genuine, plus oysters, caviar, and more.
1701 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202

12. The Fresh Fish Co.

Tiffany Plaza Mall, 7800 East Hampden Avenue, Denver, CO 80237
The Fresh Fish Company has been around for more than 30 years. Among the offerings is a shrimp cocktail that features eight tiger shrimp.
Tiffany Plaza Mall, 7800 East Hampden Avenue
Denver, CO 80237

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