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These Are Denver's Ten Iconic Greasy Spoon Joints

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It would not be Greasy Spoons Week if we didn't start the festivities with a salute to Denver's iconic greasy diners where coffee is cheap and the late night scene is rocking. Generations of Denverites have frequented some of these joints and many of them have memories around them. From the Denver Diner to Pete's Kitchen, Sam's No. 3 to the Village Coffee Shop, here are Denver's 10 Iconic Greasy Spoons and what to order when you visit them.


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Denver Diner

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This is a Denver institution of greasy food both in the day and at night. Try the Huevos Garcia, a concoction of homefries sauteed with peppers and eggs and smothered in green chile.

20th St Cafe

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Don't miss the Chicken Fried Steak. Hand- breaded, this greasy staple is panfried, and served with a thick brown gravy.

Sam's No. 3

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This place got some national acclaim when it was featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. Order the Signature Kickin' Green Pork Chili, which is served on everything from fries to burgers. Another special is the Kitchen Sink Burrito - a pile of bacon, ham, sausage, mushroom, green peppers and more.

Tom's Diner

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Give the giant shakes a chance- particularly the apple pie shake- lots of ice cream and a whole slice of apple pie blended and topped with whipped cream and some cinnamon.

Pete's Cafe & Steak House

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Order the Huevos Rancheros, a twist on the classic that here includes meat. And keep in mind, this place takes cash only.

Butcher Block Cafe

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At this truck-stop diner spot, order the Roundhouse- hash browns, three breakfast meats, eggs, and slices of melted orange American cheese.

Breakfast Palace

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Order the breakfast skillet of your choice- the egg, chorizo, and hashbrown one is always a winner. All come served with tortillas. Another winner: the chicken fried chicken breakfast.

Breakfast King

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Get the Santa Fe Sunrise - potatoes and onions fried together, two eggs any way you want them cooked, cheese and chili. No frills and great late night.

Pete's Kitchen

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Come late night for great people watching and order the Breakfast Burrito Supreme with half red chile and half green.

Village Coffee Shop

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Whatever you do, do not miss the crispy, crunchy hashbrowns. They are a legend of this classic greasy spoon.

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Denver Diner

This is a Denver institution of greasy food both in the day and at night. Try the Huevos Garcia, a concoction of homefries sauteed with peppers and eggs and smothered in green chile.

20th St Cafe

Don't miss the Chicken Fried Steak. Hand- breaded, this greasy staple is panfried, and served with a thick brown gravy.

Sam's No. 3

This place got some national acclaim when it was featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. Order the Signature Kickin' Green Pork Chili, which is served on everything from fries to burgers. Another special is the Kitchen Sink Burrito - a pile of bacon, ham, sausage, mushroom, green peppers and more.

Tom's Diner

Give the giant shakes a chance- particularly the apple pie shake- lots of ice cream and a whole slice of apple pie blended and topped with whipped cream and some cinnamon.

Pete's Cafe & Steak House

Order the Huevos Rancheros, a twist on the classic that here includes meat. And keep in mind, this place takes cash only.

Butcher Block Cafe

At this truck-stop diner spot, order the Roundhouse- hash browns, three breakfast meats, eggs, and slices of melted orange American cheese.

Breakfast Palace

Order the breakfast skillet of your choice- the egg, chorizo, and hashbrown one is always a winner. All come served with tortillas. Another winner: the chicken fried chicken breakfast.

Breakfast King

Get the Santa Fe Sunrise - potatoes and onions fried together, two eggs any way you want them cooked, cheese and chili. No frills and great late night.

Pete's Kitchen

Come late night for great people watching and order the Breakfast Burrito Supreme with half red chile and half green.

Village Coffee Shop

Whatever you do, do not miss the crispy, crunchy hashbrowns. They are a legend of this classic greasy spoon.

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