A national chain of restaurants, BD’s
Mongolian Barbeque gives Denver diners
ownership in choosing their own
ingredients from a variety of choice meats
and seafood, fresh vegetables, crisp
salads, and flavor-packed sauces and
spices. Expert grillers then prepare the
food on a 600-degree, 7-foot grill.
301 E. 7th Ave.
Known as a neighborhood hangout since
1987, Benny’s is known for authentic
Mexican food, affordable prices and a
fun atmosphere. The year-round, air-conditioned and headed outdoor patio is
an excellent place to try the restaurant’s
famous margaritas, or to have a beer or
glass of wine. Benny’s has won multiple
“best of” awards over the years, from
various Denver publications.
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
2148 Larimer St.
Biker Jim’s started out slingin’ sausages on
the streets of downtown Denver years ago.
Now there are two storefront locations (the
other is in Highlands Ranch) that offer
gourmet dogs like you’ve never seen
before. Sausages include elk jalapeño
cheddar, Alaskan reindeer, rattlesnake &
pheasant, and German veal. There are
even two different vegan dogs available,
as well as a variety of interesting sides,
including deep-fried pickles and charred
tahini cauliflower. Biker Jim’s attracts fans
from all over the country.
Blue Bonnet Cafe
457 S. Broadway
The award-winning Blue Bonnet has been
serving authentic Mexican food in Denver
since the 1930s. The award-winning
eatery is family owned and operated,
offering chips and salsa, chimichangas,
award-winning margaritas, flautas, chile
rellenos, pollo adovado, fish tacos and
carnitas—all made from scratch. Locals
love to while away an afternoon on the
patio drinking margaritas.
1000 Osage St.
Perhaps Denver’s most famous restaurant,
the Buckhorn is the city’s original and most
distinctive steakhouse, located in its oldest
neighborhood. The restaurant is a
national historic landmark and western
museum, and has served the finest in Old
West fare since 1893, including prime
grade steaks, buffalo prime rib, elk,
salmon, quail, game hen and succulent
baby back pork ribs. Don’t miss the house
specialty Rocky Mountain oysters.
The Capital Grille
1450 Larimer St.
The upscale Capital Grille features rich
African mahogany paneling and art deco
chandeliers, as well as many other
elegant details. The restaurant is a winner
of the American Culinary Federation’s
“Achievement of Excellence Award.” The
Capital Grille is known nationally for its
dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and an
award-winning wine list of more than
ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro
1555 Blake St.
ChoLon Modern Asian Bistro features
inspired interpretations of traditional
dishes found across the Far East. Inventive
favorites on the menu include pork belly
buns with a sesame glaze, Korean hot
fried chicken sandwiches and bacon
“fried rice” carbonara. The drink list is
extensive and includes wines, craft beer
and handcrafted artisanal cocktails that
complement the food menu.
Denver Palm Restaurant
Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence St.