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Aug 21, 2006 09:09 PM

Denver resturants

I will be attending a large conference (12k+ people) at the Denver Convention Center Sept 15-16. Any recommendations for good local "joints" in walking distance. Good basic food of any variety is appreciated. I will post on the confernce blog site

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  1. To be honest its hard to think of local joints downtown. Not sure what exactly you are looking for? Keep in mind there is a free shuttle bus along the pedestrian mall so you can get easy access to lower downtown as well.

    A few thoughts on local places with basic/good food would be:

    Paramount Cafe (pretty good burgers.) http://www.paramountcafe.com/

    Next door is Marlowes- http://www.marlowesdenver.com/

    Appaloosa (also close by - better food then the others) http://www.appaloosagrill.com/

    Rocky Mountain Diner http://www.rockymountaindiner.com/

    Duffy's Shamrock (on Court Street betwen 16th and 17th.) Pretty good place for a beer. Not sure about the food.

    Rock Bottom Brewery (on 16th street. Chain- but started in CO and great patio if weather is nice


    These are the ones I can think of in easy walking distance. A few others I can think of require a longer walk or taking the shuttle bus on 16th:

    Wynkoop (Brewpub. Been around for a while. Pretty good food and very good beer. Good all around choice. Owned by the Mayor. Appaloosa is as well) http://www.wynkoop.com/

    Lime (Larimer Square. Nice area. Lots of other restraunts nearby. Ok Mexican)http://www.limecantina.com/

    Crocs (more more the drinks then the food) http://www.crocsmexicangrill.com/

    Rio (ditto)http://riograndemexican.com/

    Dixons http://www.dixonsrestaurant.com/

    1. Wazee Supper Club is a fun place to go for pizza and drinks. I like Vesta Dipping Grill, but that's more of a swanky dinner joint than a lunch destination (I don't even think it's open for lunch). I've lunched at a decent Thai place on 14th or 15th, on a corner close to the convention center, but I can't seem to find more specifics about it.

      1. How about Rocky Mountain Diner? Very close to 16th st mall and they have great comfort food. Try the buffalo meatloaf. yum.