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The 8 Best American Restaurants In Denver

Updated: August 7, 2022

Looking for Denver’s best buffalo wings or spiciest chili? These are the American spots doing it best. We analyzed millions of reviews from the top local sites to compile This list of top American restaurants. So if you have decided on some deep dish pizza or BBQ as your next meal try one of the Denver eateries below.

Find the perfect American restaurant

Mercantile Dining & Provision

American, $$$, Union StationAmerican, $$$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Root Down

American, $$$, HighlandAmerican, $$$Denver, Highland
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip Savvy, 2020

    The 10 Best Restaurants in Denver's Highland Neighborhood

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  • CultureTrip, 2017

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The Bindery

American, $$$, HighlandAmerican, $$$Denver, Highland
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat, 2018

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    Zagat, 2018
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Beckon

New American, $$$$, Five PointsNew American, $$$$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • USA Today

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  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery Colfax

American, $$, HaleAmerican, $$Denver, Hale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat, 2015

    The 8 Hottest New Burgers in Denver

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  • Vacation Idea, 2021

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To The Wind Bistro

American, $$, City ParkAmerican, $$Denver, City Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    The 2017 Guide to Getting Away From Denver Restaurant Week

    Eater, 2017

Fish N Beer

American, $$, Five PointsAmerican, $$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2018

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    Eater, 2018
  • Eater, 2017

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    Eater, 2017

Ragin' Hog BBQ

American, $$, BerkeleyAmerican, $$Denver, Berkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019
  • Eater, 2018

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How does it work?

Finding the right American restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We pored over ratings for 7480 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 restaurant reviews in Denver and 681 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Eater had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. Don’t bother looking for Eater - Dining Guide to Denver's Uptown Neighborhood, Eater - Where to Dine in the Berkeley Neighborhood and Eater - The 2017 Guide to Getting Away From Denver Restaurant Weekwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Recurring questions

Moxie Eatery, Mercantile Dining & Provision, and Meta Burger are the highest-rated vegan-friendly American restaurants in Denver.

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, Moxie Eatery, and Mercantile Dining & Provision are the highest-rated American restaurants that serve breakfast in Denver.

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, Moxie Eatery, and Mercantile Dining & Provision are some of the highest-rated late-night American spots in Denver.

Mercantile Dining & Provision, To The Wind Bistro, and Tables are the highest-rated American restaurants for dessert in Denver.

The highest-rated American restaurants for delivery in Denver are Moxie Eatery, Sullivan Scrap Kitchen, and Denver Biscuit Co..

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Vieux Carre with heavy meat dish

    The fatty flavors of pairing_Dish_name mean that an ideal cocktailwould be something oaked, like Vieux Carre that’s made with rye whiskey, brandy, bitters.

  • Go for Kentucky 75 with fried chicken

    For an elevated experience, pair your fried chicken with Kentucky 75. This combination works particularly well because this cocktail cuts the fat of the fried skin.


  • Margarita and grilled burger


    When considering what goes best with grilled burger, we recommend a glass of Margarita, it truly complements the dish as it balances the spice and salt of the burger.


Interesting facts

  • A must-visit festival in Chicago

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Chicago Hot Dog Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Chicago, Illinois, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

  • A popular dish

    Certain dishes are so iconic that they can become a part of a country’s identity. In The United States, hamburger is recognized as one of the most popular national dishes.

  • A historical dish

    Does the name Pat Olivieri ring a bell? They invented cheesesteak for us all to enjoy in The United States!

Parking tips

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen American spot.

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