RESTAURANTS, BARS, AND COFFEE SHOPS
(Arranged by Location)

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Historic Downtown  *  North Golden  *  Central Golden  *  South Golden  *  Golden Ridge  Heritage Square  *  Colfax

Historic Downtown

 

5 Star Gluten Free Bakery - 811 12th Street Map

The new bakery offers a huge assortment of scratch-baked gluten free products and grab-and-go meals and smoothies, as well as an organic tea bar. Their repertoire includes brownies, cupcakes, fruit bars, cookies, cinnamon rolls, crackers, sandwich breads, baguettes, focaccia, pizza crust and more! To complement the in-house baked goods, 5 Star also has a mini-market which will highlight many Colorado products – all gluten free, all tested and approved.

Ace Hi Tavern – 1216 Washington Avenue  Map

This bar is popular with the college crowd. It is located in a 1880s building that originally served as Golden’s Opera House.   303-279-9043

Angels Serve Thai Restaurant - 1301 Washington Avenue  Map

Angels Serve Thai Restaurant has fresh food and friendly service. Stop by to enjoy their special dishes: Pad thai, Drunken Noodles, and Green Curry.  303-404-2800

Anthony's Pizza - 600 12th Street, Suite 120   Map

This restaurant, located across from the post office, sells New York-Style pizza.   303-278-9999

Barrels & Bottles - 600 12th Street  Map

Great premium-style, hand-crafted beer, fresh tapas-style food, and wine!  They even offer olive oils and vinegars.  It's unique!  720-328-3643

Blue Canyon Grill & The Underground - 1224 Washington Avenue Map

Blue Canyon Grill has prompt, friendly service, the booths are comfortable, and most importantly--the food is great.  The lower level is called "The Underground" and is a very hoppin' bar.   303-271-0730

Briarwood Inn - 1630 8th Street   Map

Generations of Golden-ites have celebrated their most important milestones at this gracious, European-style restaurant.   303-279-3121

Bridgewater Grill - 800 11th Street  Map

Experience the casual, western sophistication of the Bridgewater Grill, located directly on Clear Creek, in the heart of historic downtown Golden. This contemporary American restaurant and lounge features house made soups, fresh salads and creative preparations of meat, game and fresh fish. 

Enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks on the Bridgewater Patio with unparalleled, breathtaking views of Clear Creek and the foothills (open seasonally, weather permitting). Open everyday for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch on Saturday & Sunday.   303-279-2010

Bob's Atomic Burgers - 1310 Ford Street  Map

Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, and....a quinoa burger, all with a wide variety of toppings served in a friendly atmosphere where "manners make all the difference."  303-278-1601.

Book and Brew - 1400 Illinois Street  Map

Located on the Colorado School of Mines campus, this coffee shop serves not only java, but also tea, energy drinks, and sodas when you've just gotta have caffeine. 

The Buffalo Rose - 1119 Washington Avenue  Map

The saloon-type atmosphere with a beautiful bar makes for a lively dining experience at The Buffalo Rose.  Live bands perform frequently for those inclined to boogie on the huge dance floor.  Karaoke and open mic are scheduled weekly as well.  The outside patio is also available during the summer months.  303-278-6800.

Café 13 - 1301 Arapahoe Street  Map

Good coffee and very good baked goods in a particularly interesting building (the Armory). Cafe 13 serves breakfast and lunch.   303-278-2225

Dagotto's Panini Bistro - 700 12th Street, Suite 105   Map

Dagotto’s Panini Bistro offers a comfortable environment, ample seating and an impressive menu of authentic Italian Panini’s (hot sandwiches), soups, salads, beers & wines, along with other classic Italian lunch favorites, such as Chicken Parmigiana, Spaghetti & Meatballs, and Ravioli. Dagotto’s menu includes both meat and vegetarian selections which can be modified upon request to satisfy customer’s unique dinning requirements. Dagotto’s is open for lunch every day and for early dinner (after 3:00 p.m.) on Thursday through Sunday. Chef Tony hosts a special wine dinner event once each month, featuring five courses professionally paired with five wines (reservations required).  720-379-7751

D'Deli - 1207 Washington Avenue  Map

D'Deli makes exceptionally good sandwiches.  The shop always smells of fresh-baked bread, and their sandwiches are generously filled.   303-279-8020

El Callejon - 1205 1/2 Washington Avenue  Map

El Callejon has moved into the tiny storefront between D’Deli and Chelsea of London. Many of us already know the Osorio family, which has been a staple for years at the Golden Farmers Market. Now they’re bring their trademark Latin food to the historic downtown.  303-278-6366

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant - 720 Arapahoe Street  Map

El Dorado has excellent homemade Mexican food and is family owned and operated.  They have great smothered burritos, plus food and drink specials every day.  Their patio is a lovely place to eat.   303-278-4644

Golden City Brewery - 920 12th Street   Map

Many Golden people regard the Golden City Brewery as one of our finest attractions. A visit to the brewery is always interesting. The indoor seating area is tiny, so most of the patrons sit outside in the beer garden—in all weather! Their beer is truly exceptional, and justifiably popular. You can drink it there, by the pint or pitcher, or you can take home 28 ounce bottles or a refillable half gallon “growler.”   303-279-8092

Golden Diner - 700 12th Street   Map

Located just one half block east of Washington on 12th Street, the Golden Diner serves breakfast and lunch. Diner specialties include our fresh shredded hash browns, green chile, milkshakes, and for a special treat try the monkey bread.   303-489-5795

Gold Moon Speakeasy - 1111 Miners Alley Map

This chic back-alley speakeasy serves Golden Moon Distillery’s products and has a reputation for crafting some very creative cocktails. 720-638-1155

Golden Natural Market 1205 Cheyenne  Map

Golden Natural Market sells sandwiches and soft drinks using natural and organically-grown products.   303-279-3420.

Golden Skillet – 807 13th Street  Map

This small restaurant serves a good breakfast and lunch.   303-278-2810

Golden Sweets - 1299 Washington Avenue  Map

Golden Sweets serves Boulder All Natural Ice Cream in the form of malts, sodas, sundaes, cones, and milkshakes.  They also sell pies and cookies and a dazzling array of candy, including hand-dipped chocolates.   303-271-1191

Golden Tea Time – 908 Washington Avenue  Map

This little historic building has served as a tea house for many years. They serve a full tea, including sandwiches and desserts. The dining room is small, which makes for an intimate atmosphere, and reservations are recommended. Nicely-decorated, quaint, and comfortable.  303-271-3650.

Goozell Yogurt – 1200 Washington Avenue  Map

Spacious and colorful, this shop offers a healthy Yogurt Bar with a variety of toppings.  It's all self-serve and paid by the ounce.  303-279-2000 

Grappa Mediterranean Bistro - 801 11th Street  Map

Maurice Couturier, the accomplished and renowned French Chef, and Owner on Grappa, was a private chef to the late King Hussain of Jordan for many years and continued to refine his expertise in London. He is proud to introduce to you a friendly, exciting restaurant creating dishes with French flare. Enjoy river and mountain views from their patio.   303-273-8882

Higher Grounds - 803 14th Street  Map

Higher Grounds, on 14th Street, has been very successful for a number of years.  They offer live music on certain occasions and free high speed wireless internet.   303-271-0998

Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar - 1299 Washington Avenue  Map

An international menu of food with a European flair and an extensive wine list are offered in a classy casual atmosphere.  Full bar, private dining room, and indoor/outdoor patio seating.  303-277-9991

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches - 1299 Washington Avenue  Map 

This locally-owned sandwich shop has a well-deserved following. 303-278-2691

La Casa Alba - 715 Washington Avenue   Map

Mom is cooking her traditional authentic Mexican recipes for you!  720-289-4647

Mountain Toad Brewing - 900 Washington Avenue Map

Owned by a former Colorado School of Mines instructor, the brewery offers beautiful inside space with a great outdoor biergarten.  The focus is beer, but food is available from vendors on a rotating basis.  720-638-3244.

New Peach Garden- 1111 Washington Avenue  Map

This place has served yummy Chinese food to Goldenites for many years! 303-279-0400

Old Capitol Grill - 1122 Washington Avenue  Map

The Old Capitol Grill is so-named because the territorial legislature (before Colorado became a state) used to meet in this building.  The food is good, and the decor is well worth seeing--particularly all of the old Golden photos hanging on their walls.  The view from the bar is wonderful, with a good view of Castle Rock on South Table Mountain.   303-279-6390

Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center - 1518 Washington Avenue  Map

This popular restaurant serves excellent Himalayan food (Nepalese, Tibetan, and Indian).  The menu is available on the website.   303-278-7939

Snarf's - 1301 Washington Avenue  Map

This is a great place to go for sandwiches and salads!  Snarflettes are available for the kiddies.  303-273-0006.

Starbucks - 1301 Washington Avenue  Map

Starbucks is one of several places downtown to get good coffee.  This one is located in a former movie theater.  Rick Gardner has put a really nice history of the building on the Golden Landmarks Association's web site.   303-277-1605

Table Mountain Grill & Cantina - 1310 Washington Avenue  Map

The Table Mountain Inn has a good restaurant and bar.  They have a particularly extensive selection of margaritas!  Their bar menu offers a nice range of appetizers, which makes this a good place to go after the theater, when most of the restaurants in town are closed.  They also put on big buffets on holidays such as Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, and Christmas.  Check their web site to see their menus.   303-216-8040

Thai Gold Restaurant - 714 14th Street  Map

Authentic Thai food served in a newly-remodeled historical building with a great atmosphere!  The menu offers many unique dishes for meat-lovers as well as vegetarians.  303-593-1715.

Windy Saddle Café - 1110 Washington Avenue  Map

This fairly recent addition to downtown became an instant favorite.  The food is all made from scratch and is delicious.  In addition, the hardwood floors, fireplace, aged brick walls, and comfortable furniture makes this a nice place to meet friends and just hang out.  Their menus are available on their web site.   303-279-1905

Woody's Wood-Fired Pizza - 1305 Washington Avenue  Map

Woody's makes exceptional pizza.  Their pizza-and-salad-bar-buffet is a great place to eat way too much.  The chefs keep putting out different varieties of pizza, including a California pizza that includes artichokes.  Patrons can return to the pizza bar as often as they like to see what new options have become available.   303-277-0443


 
 
North Golden
 
     
Ali Baba Grill
109 N. Rubey Drive #F
303-279-2228
Map
Amira Grill
103 N Rubey Drive
303-278-1101
Map
Big Daddy Bagels
106 N. Rubey Drive #D
303-279-1481
Map
Cannonball Creek Brewing Company
393 N. Washington Avenue
303-278-0111
Map
Los Marcelos Mexican Restaurant
109 N. Rubey Drive
303-273-9999
Map
Spot Bar & Grill
111 N. Rubey Drive
303-271-9310
Map
Starbucks
114 N. Rubey Drive
303-277-0086
Map
Subway
106 N. Rubey Drive #A
303-279-3119
Map
 
 
 

 
Central Golden

 
     
Burger King
651 16th Street
303-278-3227
Map 
Domino's
2600 East St. #D
303-278-7241
Map
Elote's Cafe
2600 East Street, Unit G
720-638-3380
Map
Golden City Chinese Restaurant
2120 Ford Street
303-278-3388
Map
Safeway Deli
1701 Jackson Street
303-278-1861
Map
Santiago’s
2501 Ford Street
303-277-0966
Map
South Philly Cheese Steaks
2600 East St. #E
303-278-7742
Map
Starbucks (inside Safeway)
1701 Jackson Street
303-278-1861
Map
 
 
 

 
South Golden

 
     
Dickey's Barbecue Pit
17121 South Golden Road, Unit C-100
303-278-3020
Map
Halu Sushi
17525 S. Golden Road
303-279-5231
Map
King Soopers Deli
17171 S. Golden Road
303-279-5458
Map
Mannie & Bo's Pizzeria & Bar
16399 S. Golden Rd.
303-277-1793
Map
McDonald's
17500 S. Golden Road
303-277-0020
Map
New Panda Chinese Restaurant
17732 S. Golden Road
303-278-0060
Map
Papa Murphy's
17121 S. Golden Road #130
303-277-1072
Map
Pho Golden
17211 S. Golden Rd.
720-985-1500
Map
Pizza Hut
17300 S. Golden Road
303-279-2971
Map
Roast & Toast
1030 Johnson Road, Suite 150
720-235-5435
Map
Sonic
17191 S. Golden Road
303-279-2859
Map
Starbucks (inside King Soopers)
17171 S. Golden Road
303-279-5458
Map
Starbucks (South Golden Road)
17224 S. Golden Road
303-278-1034
Map
Subway
17708 S. Golden Road
303-279-7466
Map
Taco Bell
17764 S. Golden Road
303-278-4621
Map

Tin Star Smokehouse
16400 S. Golden Road
303-279-0361
Map

   
 

 

 
Golden Ridge
 
     
Bean Fosters
720 Golden Ridge Road, Unit D
303-279-5077
Map
Copa Cafe
660 Golden Ridge Rd., Suite 250
303-503-4117
Map
El Tapatio
714 Golden Ridge Road
303-279-7565
Map
Three Tomatoes Steakhouse & Club at Fossil Trace
3050 Illinois Street
303-277-8755
Map
   
 

 


Heritage Square
 
     
Garden Grill Cafe
18301 W. Colfax
303-279-0800
seasonal
Map
Notz Landing Ice Cream Parlour
18301 W. Colfax Ave.
303-278-3034
Map
 
 

 


Colfax
 
     
Bono's Italian Ristorante
14799 W. 6th Ave. 
303-278-1068
Map 
Croc Soup
16950 W. Colfax Avenue
303-216-2566
Map
Full Steam Ahead Coffee
18561 US Hwy 40
720-863-1212
Map
Golden Moon Distillery
412 Violet St.
303-993-7174
Map
Jack in the Box
16750 W. Colfax Avenue
303-384-3783
Map
Lil' Ricci's
16950 W. Colfax Avenue
303-215-1618
Map 
State 38 Distilling
400 Corporate Circle, Suite B
303-859-9121
Map
Subway
16950 W. Colfax Avenue #101
303-278-4446
Map
Toppings and More
14799 W. 6th Ave.
303-217-8010
Map
Urban Backyard
17999 W. Colfax Avenue
303-549-8842
Map 
Wrigley's Chicago Sports Bar
18200 W. Colfax Avenue
303-277-1551
Map
 
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