Best Restaurants in Denver

Five Favorite Places to Eat in the Mile High City

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When you need to escape city life and enjoy some rest and relaxation, no place is better than Denver, Colorado. With crisp mountain air, skiing in the winter, biking in the summer, and some of the best restaurants in the United States, it’s easy to see why so many choose the Mile High City as their destination. After you’ve checked into your Denver vacation rental, be sure to venture out on the town and try the best restaurants in Denver, including these top five favorites.

1. Pete’s Corner

If you’re in the mood for comfort food, then stop at Pete’s Corner. Here, you’ll find yourself salivating over thick slabs of bacon, pancakes, omelets, perfectly seasoned sausage, and mounds of satisfying hash browns. Pete’s is open late, so you can enjoy a delicious meal after you’ve frequented the local bar scene or after your early morning bike ride. You’ll love the vibe at Pete’s Corner any time of the day. Be sure to be kind to the locals, as you’re sure to find many dining here.

2. Jabo’s Bar-Be-Q

If barbecue is what you’re craving on your vacation, then look no further than Jabo’s Bar-Be-Q. The chefs here use an in-house smoker to create delicious brisket, Louisiana-style hot links, pulled port, ribs, and just about any kind of meat you can think of that can be smoked. Every meat served at Jabo’s comes smothered in a scrumptious sauce that is made from a recipe that comes from Shreveport, Louisiana, so you know this is the real barbecue deal.  There’s different levels of spiciness, so even the most tender of palettes will leave here feeling satisfied.

3. Locanda Del Borgo

When you’re in the mood for Italian, stop by to see the friendly staff at Locanda Del Borgo. Feel free to bring the kids along as this restaurant caters to families, or bring a date for a romantic night on the town. You can fill your stomachs with the famous housemade ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach, a cioppino buoyant with seafood, or even delicious pizzas made with fresh ingredients. Locals love Locanda Del Borgo, so you’ll be among good company.

4. Elway’s Cherry Creek

You can’t come to Denver without dining on a mouth-watering steak. When you are feeling the need for some protein, be sure to head over to Elway’s Cherry Creek. Elway’s is always at the top of the lists of best restaurants in Denver – and it’s easy to see why. Here you can enjoy well-seasoned steaks cooked to perfection, delicious prime rib, and even steak chili which is a specialty here. You shouldn’t forget the sides either, as the au gratin potatoes, creamed spinach, and even the Brussels sprouts hash will leave you craving for more.

5. JaJa Bistro

If you want to sleep in a bit on your vacation, the feel free to do so as a delectable brunch will be waiting for you a JaJa Bistro in Littleton, southwest of Denver. Don’t worry, you won’t feel pretentious here, as the atmosphere is cozy and relaxed. Locals love to come to JaJa on Sunday mornings to enjoy crepes filled with nutella and smoked ham, scrambled eggs and bacon, and even sugar-kissed bananas. Top off a yummy meal with a Bloody Mary or a bottomless mimosas. Take your time at JaJa Bistro and savor every bite.


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