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Adam Larkey

A Guide to Dining In and Around Glendale

Here are 10 great eateries in and around Glendale.

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| Adam Larkey

Finding yourself in Glendale may mean you're trapped in traffic on Colorado Boulevard, but there are also many retail establishments drawing people to that part of town. And while the rise of the fast-casual concept is certainly a big aspect of Glendale's dining scene, there are also homegrown, sit-down restaurants to be found, particularly around the City Set development. The next time you're seeking a meal in Glendale, here are 10 great dining options.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bruxie

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1000 South Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 963-9045
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Bruxie puts a new spin on the standard sandwich, using a Belgian waffle as the bread. There are both sweet and savory options, from prosciutto di Parma and gruyere, to lemon cream and berries.

2. Inga's Alpine Lounge

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5151 Leetsdale Drive
Denver, CO 80246
(720) 389-6203
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This gathering spot has the look of a Scandinavian ski lodge, taking inspiration from a fictional, fur bikini-clad muse. There's happy hour every day from 3 to 7 p.m., and the food menu features an array of wings, subs, pizza, and fries.

3. Bull & Bush

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4700 Cherry Creek South Drive
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 759-0333
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Around since 1971, this pub and brewery turns out plenty of fresh beer to go along with a menu of bar favorites like fish and chips, burgers, and chicken-fried steak. Don't miss the mashed potatoes and green chile as a starter.

4. Jax Fish House

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650 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246
(303) 756-6449
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The Glendale outpost of a mini-chain that started in Boulder, Jax in the City Set complex carries on the values of sustainable seafood. From the raw bar to entrees like blackened snapper, you'll find plenty of ocean-friendly choices.

5. Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

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654 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246
(303) 758-1167
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Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria is the first sister spot to sit-down restaurant Cuba Cuba in Denver. In addition to the Cuban sandwiches served on fresh bread, there are also wraps and plates like palomilla sirloin steak, plus a mojito bar.

6. The Kitchen Next Door

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658 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246
(303) 757-0878
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Part of the Kitchen family, this community pub concept serves lunch, dinner, and happy hour seven days a week. Placing emphasis on quality ingredients, the Kitchen Next Door still manages to deliver dishes like beet burger sliders and steamed mussels at an affordable price point.

7. Glazed & Confuzed Donuts

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5301 Leetsdale Drive
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 524-9637
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After a couple years of selling sweet treats through area coffee shops, Glazed and Confuzed set up a brick-and-mortar earlier this summer. Made from scratch daily, signature flavors include root beer float and a play on Samoa Girl Scout cookies, with other specialties rotating.

8. Ambli Gourmet Eatery and Wine

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600 South Holly Street
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 355-9463
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At Ambli you'll find global gourmet cuisine with a selection of wine to match. Most of the menu is tapas-style, from mushroom risotto croquettes to naan flatbread with tikka sauce.

9. Modmarket

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1000 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246
(303) 757-1772
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Modmarket's first Denver location is in Glendale, the second overall link in the Boulder-based chain, with a focus on healthy, seasonal, and affordable dining. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served, and there are gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available.

10. Smashburger

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1120 South Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 757-4301
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Though it's now become a global "better burger" fast-casual chain numbering in the hundreds of locations, Smashburger got its start with the first store in Glendale. Check out the local Colorado recipe that tops a burger patty or chicken with grilled green chiles, cheddar, and pepper jack on a chipotle bun.

1. Bruxie

1000 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80246
Bruxie puts a new spin on the standard sandwich, using a Belgian waffle as the bread. There are both sweet and savory options, from prosciutto di Parma and gruyere, to lemon cream and berries.
1000 South Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80246

2. Inga's Alpine Lounge

5151 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, CO 80246
This gathering spot has the look of a Scandinavian ski lodge, taking inspiration from a fictional, fur bikini-clad muse. There's happy hour every day from 3 to 7 p.m., and the food menu features an array of wings, subs, pizza, and fries.
5151 Leetsdale Drive
Denver, CO 80246

3. Bull & Bush

4700 Cherry Creek South Drive, Denver, CO 80246
Around since 1971, this pub and brewery turns out plenty of fresh beer to go along with a menu of bar favorites like fish and chips, burgers, and chicken-fried steak. Don't miss the mashed potatoes and green chile as a starter.
4700 Cherry Creek South Drive
Denver, CO 80246

4. Jax Fish House

650 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale, CO 80246
The Glendale outpost of a mini-chain that started in Boulder, Jax in the City Set complex carries on the values of sustainable seafood. From the raw bar to entrees like blackened snapper, you'll find plenty of ocean-friendly choices.
650 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246

5. Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria

654 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale, CO 80246
Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria is the first sister spot to sit-down restaurant Cuba Cuba in Denver. In addition to the Cuban sandwiches served on fresh bread, there are also wraps and plates like palomilla sirloin steak, plus a mojito bar.
654 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246

6. The Kitchen Next Door

658 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale, CO 80246
Part of the Kitchen family, this community pub concept serves lunch, dinner, and happy hour seven days a week. Placing emphasis on quality ingredients, the Kitchen Next Door still manages to deliver dishes like beet burger sliders and steamed mussels at an affordable price point.
658 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246

7. Glazed & Confuzed Donuts

5301 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, CO 80246
After a couple years of selling sweet treats through area coffee shops, Glazed and Confuzed set up a brick-and-mortar earlier this summer. Made from scratch daily, signature flavors include root beer float and a play on Samoa Girl Scout cookies, with other specialties rotating.
5301 Leetsdale Drive
Denver, CO 80246

8. Ambli Gourmet Eatery and Wine

600 South Holly Street, Denver, CO 80246
At Ambli you'll find global gourmet cuisine with a selection of wine to match. Most of the menu is tapas-style, from mushroom risotto croquettes to naan flatbread with tikka sauce.
600 South Holly Street
Denver, CO 80246

9. Modmarket

1000 South Colorado Boulevard, Glendale, CO 80246
Modmarket's first Denver location is in Glendale, the second overall link in the Boulder-based chain, with a focus on healthy, seasonal, and affordable dining. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served, and there are gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available.
1000 South Colorado Boulevard
Glendale, CO 80246

10. Smashburger

1120 South Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80246
Though it's now become a global "better burger" fast-casual chain numbering in the hundreds of locations, Smashburger got its start with the first store in Glendale. Check out the local Colorado recipe that tops a burger patty or chicken with grilled green chiles, cheddar, and pepper jack on a chipotle bun.
1120 South Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80246

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