Denver Eateries on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

Visit restaurants featured on Guy Fieri's Food Network show

Food Network television star Guy Fieri travels all over the country in search of great greasy spoons for his show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." The television show has visited Denver several times since its first trip to the Mile High City in 2010. Take a culinary tour of Denver with this guide to restaurants spotlighted in the series. 

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    The Atomic Cowboy
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    The Atomic Cowboy offers biscuits from the Denver Biscuit Company for breakfast and pizza from Fat Sully's for lunch and dinner. The bar carries a selection of board games to keep patrons entertained while they chow down on their carbs of choice. The Atomic Cowboy is a featured stop on Denver's ​Colfax Avenue Pub Crawl.​​

    Episode: Dynamic Duos

    The Atomic Cowboy
    3237 E. Colfax Ave.
    Denver, CO 80206
    303-377-7900

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    The Bagel Deli
    ••• Guy Fieri poses with the owners of The Bagel Deli. Courtesy of The Bagel Deli

    The Bagel Deli, tucked away in an unassuming strip mall off Hampden, offers classic Jewish deli fare in a no-frills atmosphere. At a loss for what to order? Try the corned beef on rye accompanied by a Dr. Brown's cream soda. More adventurous diners can order an appetizer of gefilte fish or a tongue sandwich. The Bagel Deli is a kosher-style deli with many gluten-free options.

    Episode: From Mozz to Matzo Balls

    The Bagel Deli
    6439 E. Hampden Ave.
    Denver, CO 80222
    303-756-6667

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    Cocount Curry Chicken at Biju's Little Curry Shop
    ••• Enjoy the cocount curry chicken at Biju's Little Curry Shop. Photo © Nina Snyder

    Biju's Little Curry Shop serves quick and casual Indian food for lunch and dinner. The coconut curry chicken provides outstanding flavor with a medium amount of spice, but heat lovers can enjoy the masala beef or extra hot vindaloo chicken. Naan lovers might be disappointed, however, because the Indian flatbread is not on the menu.

    Episode: Tri-Continent Cuisine

    Biju's Little Curry Shop
    1441 26th St.
    Denver, CO 80205
    303-292-3500

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    Cafe Brazil
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    Cafe Brazil is a sit-down restaurant offering Brazilian fare such as feijoada, which is a hearty black bean stew. Seafood such as shrimp and scallops are featured as well. Side dishes such as farofa and fried bananas are not to be missed. The family-run restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

    Episode: Tri-Continent Cuisine

    Cafe Brazil
    4408 Lowell Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80211
    303-480-1877

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    CoraFaye's Cafe
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    If you're hankering for soul food in the Denver area, head to CoraFaye's Cafe for some down-home Southern cooking. Diners can't go wrong with Southern fried chicken and a pitcher of sweet tea. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Open for lunch on Sundays. Closed Mondays.

    The television show featured the location on Colorado Boulevard, but since airing, CoraFaye's has moved to Aurora, Colorado.

    Episode: Timeless Traditions

    CoraFaye's Cafe
    16251 E. Colfax Ave.
    Aurora, CO 80011
    303-333-5551

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    Dae Gee Korean BBQ
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    Dae Gee Korean BBQ grills meats right at your table for a fresh take on barbecue with unlimited helpings. Try the spicy pork bulgogi or stick with brisket for a savory all-you-can-eat meal. The restaurant requires a minimum of two people per party. Dae Gee also has another location at 827 Colorado Boulevard in Denver.

    Episode: A Taste of Asia

    Dae Gee Korean BBQ
    7570 Sheridan Blvd.
    Arvada, CO 80003
    720-540-0700

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    Highland Tavern
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    Highland Tavern goes old-school with hearty helpings for lunch and dinner. The bombshell sandwich features pastrami piled on high, topped with a fried egg and cheese for good measure. The eatery also offers brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

    Episode: Tacos and Tots

    Highland Tavern
    3400 Navajo St.
    Denver, CO 80211
    303-433-1990

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    Hops & Pie
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    Hops & Pie stays true to its name by serving up beer and pizza with a gourmet twist in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver. The eatery also offers an artisan sandwich of the week and a kids menu for mini-gourmands. Hops & Pie is closed on Mondays.

    Episode: Kings and Queens of 'Cue

    Hops & Pie
    3920 Tennyson St.
    Denver, CO 80212
    303-477-7000

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    Prohibition
    ••• Courtesy of Prohibition

    Prohibition is a bar and restaurant on Colfax Avenue serving up short rib burgers and apple strudel, along with a wide selection of 1920s era cocktails such as Moscow Mules. Prohibition is also a featured stop on Denver's ​Colfax Avenue Pub Crawl.​

    Episode: A Festival of Flavor

    Prohibition
    504 E. Colfax Ave.
    Denver, CO 80203
    303-832-4840

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    Sam's No. 3
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    Sam's No. 3 offers downtown Denver visitors the chance to chill at a 1950s-style diner at the intersection of 15th and Curtis. Whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner, anytime is a good time to tuck into a thick, creamy milkshake from Sam's. Sam Armatas opened a chain of Denver diners in the 1920s, and his son and grandsons continued the tradition by naming Sam's after him. Sam's also has locations in Glendale and Aurora.

    Episode: Porktastic

    Sam's No. 3
    1500 Curtis St.
    Denver, CO 80202
    303-534-1927

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    Steuben's Food Service
    ••• Courtesy of Steuben's

    Hipster diner Steuben's hearkens back to the glory days of diners but with a modern twist. It quickly became a hot spot after opening on Denver's 17th Avenue, both for its food and bar service. Steuben's fried chicken or macaroni and cheese will not disappoint for dinner.

    Episode: Signature Sandwiches

    Steuben's Food Service
    523 E. 17th Ave.
    Denver, CO 80203
    303-830-1001

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    Tocabe
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    Tocabe is a fast-casual restaurant offering American Indian fare revolving around delicious fry bread, a sweet bread fried in oil. The shredded bison taco with black beans puts Chipotle to shame, although diners will most likely have to eat it with a fork and knife. Tocabe offers a kids meals. In addition to its North Denver location, there's another Tocabe location in Greenwood Village.

    Episode: Grillin' and Smokin'

    Tocabe
    3536 W. 44th Ave.
    Denver, CO 80211
    720-524-8282

    Nina Snyder is the author of "Good Day, Broncos," a children's e-book, and "ABCs of Balls," a children's picture book. Visit her website at ninasnyder.com.