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

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

The Atomic Cowboy Denver

The Atomic Cowboy

3237 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206, USA
Phone +1 303-377-7900

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
  • Address: 3237 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
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The Bagel Deli

The Bagel Deli Denver

The Bagel Deli

6439 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80222-7604, USA
Phone +1 303-756-6667

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 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.

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Biju's Little Curry Shop

Cocount Curry Chicken at Biju's Little Curry Shop

Nina Snyder

1441 26th St, Denver, CO 80205, USA
Phone +1 303-292-3500

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.

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Cafe Brazil

Cafe Brazil Denver

Cafe Brazil

4408 Lowell Blvd, Denver, CO 80211-1367, USA
Phone +1 303-480-1877

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.

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CoraFaye's Cafe

CoraFaye's Cafe Denver

CoraFaye's Soul Food

15395 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011, USA
Phone +1 303-333-5551

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.

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Dae Gee Korean BBQ

Dae Gee Korean BBQ Denver

Dae Gee Korean BBQ

7570 Sheridan Boulevard, Arvada, CO 80003, USA
Phone +1 720-540-0700

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.

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Highland Tavern

Highland Tavern Denver

Highland Tavern

3400 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211, USA
Phone +1 303-433-1990

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.

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Hops & Pie

Hops & Pie Denver

Atomic Coboy

3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212, USA
Phone +1 303-477-7000

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.

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Prohibition denver


504 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203-2018, USA
Phone +1 303-832-4840

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.​

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Sam's No. 3

Sam's No. 3 Denver

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1500 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202-2343, USA
Phone +1 303-534-1927

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
  • Address: 1500 Curtis St, Denver, CO 80202
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Steuben's Food Service

Steuben's Food Service Denver


523 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203-1329, USA
Phone +1 303-830-1001

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.

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Tocabe Denver

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3536 W 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80211, USA
Phone +1 720-524-8282

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 kids meals. In addition to its North Denver location, there's another Tocabe location in Greenwood Village.

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