The Mile High City is known for its no-frills diners where the coffee is steaming, the food is homemade and the service is friendly. In addition to the long-running local favorites, there are also some great newcomers that put a novel spin on the classics.

Steuben’s

Created by the team behind Vesta and Ace Eat Serve, Steuben's is a neighborhood restaurant serving innovative spins on classic American comfort food. Signature items include the lobster roll, deviled eggs, Cubano sandwich, fried chicken and waffles and the green chili cheeseburger. Come see what Bon Appétit, The New York Times and 5280 have all been raving about.

Interior of Steuben's diner in DenverSam's No. 3 Diner and Bar

Serving some of Denver's favorite comfort food since 1927, Sam’s No. 3 Diner and Bar is located just steps away from the 16th Street Mall, the Denver Performing Arts Complex and the Colorado Convention Center. Where else but Sam's No. 3 can you find a full coffee and espresso bar, breakfast, lunch, dinner and Denver's famous “Hammer Bar”?

Pete's Greek Town Cafe

This legendary Colfax greasy spoon is great for a quick, late-night bite, whether you want a burger, a stack of pancakes, a gyro or just a cup of coffee.

Tom’s Urban

Located in Larimer Square, Tom's Urban is a 24-hour joint with a menu that includes some of America's most iconic dishes served alongside regional specialties. House-made eats range from Benedicts to burgers, urban tacos to the "braise of the day"—all with an urban twist.

Great Scotts Eatery

Happy days are here again! Great Scotts Eatery is an American burger restaurant whose motif pays homage to the beloved American diners of the 1940s and 1950s. The diner’s vintage decor includes jukeboxes, chrome accents, red-and-white vinyl seats, custom artwork and period memorabilia—and the wait staff is dressed the part, too.

Davies' Chuck Wagon Diner  

Saddle up for a short ride to Lakewood—it’s worth the trip just to see this piece of Americana, with its apron-clad cowboy sign and the larger-than-life horse statue above the entryway. On the menu, you’ll find standard diner fare like burgers and fries along with specialties such as chicken-fried steak.

Pictured: Steuben's