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.


Created by the team behind 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. Visit Steuben's Uptown or Steuben's Food Service Arvada

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”?

Spanky's Roadhouse

This retro-urban diner near the University of Denver serves up elevated comfort food for lunch and dinner. Guests also flock to Spanky's weekend brunch, featuring a bottomless mimosa bar and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.

Snooze an A.M. Eatery

Start your day with seasonal, from-scratch menu items in a mid-century modern diner setting. Enjoy breakfast classics with a twist from Benedicts, to Bloody Marys, to Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes at Snooze Ballpark and Snooze Union Station

Pete's Kitchen

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

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