Many of Denver's mainstays have maintained low prices since they first opened. In honor of the first-ever Cheap Eats Week, Eater rounded up the most iconic and essential restaurants with inexpensive menus in Denver.Read More
The Denver Iconic Cheap Eats Map, July 2015
These tried-and-true restaurants' cheap prices have stood the test of time.
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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
Santiago's Mexican Restaurant
The original Santiago's on Bridge Street in Brighton created a legacy of cheap, handheld eating in Denver. Now there are locations across the Denver metro area, including this buzzing spot on Federal Boulevard.
The Cherry Cricket
Cherry Cricket will celebrate its 70th anniversary in September. 70 years later, the burgers are still cheap and its vibe is still comfortably gritty.
New Saigon has been slinging no-frills, traditional Vietnamese eats since 1987. Don't miss the huge, $3 Bahn Mi's.
Brewery Bar II
This hole-in-the-wall circa 1954 is one of Denver's favorite, and most inexpensive restaurants heralded for its green chile.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
The Chipotle in the DU neighborhood was the very first in Denver, and is often credited for catalyzing the fast-casual trend.
It's no surprise that Denver's essential cheap eats map is packed full of Mexican restaurants. This South Broadway staple still serves bottomless chips & salsa, and sports one of the biggest happy hour bangs for your buck in town.
This Lebanese food restaurant is a hub for authentic and cheap late-night eats. Save room for baklava.
Who doesn't want to watch a drag show while they gorge on a cheap burger?
Vine Street Pub & Brewery
Inexpensive craft beer, a robust crowd-pleasing menu, board games, and one of Denver's favorite patios... What's not to love about this classic Denver brewpub?
There's something about cheap eats and late night menus that go hand in hand. Atomic Cowboy was serving cheap pizza slices and inexpensive biscuits from Denver Biscuit Company long before Denver's East Colfax boom of bars and restaurants, and has since opened a second location on South Broadway.
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