American

Midwestern Saloon

Kick back and enjoy a plethora of Midwestern comfort food eats. Dig into the Juicy Lucy burger, an Aspen Ridge patty stuffed with cheese and brown butter garlic aïoli. Or, stop by for the weekend brunch and indulge in the Graceland French toast—bread topped with bananas, whipped peanut butter, and bacon lardons.

Marion Street Tavern

Have a hankering for jalapeño snake bites wrapped in bacon? Maybe not, but this saloon offers a variety of appetizers and entrées, plus 16 beer taps. Stop in for happy hour to nab a $3 crab cake and $4 libation.

The Preservery

This family-owned restaurant, bakery, marketplace and bar offers seasonal finds, from snacks to soups and sandwiches to pastries. Order a market board with daily cheese and salami selections and sit back and take in the live tunes on the patio.

Pop's Place

This quirky cafe is the brainchild of chef Steven Kleinman (father of the Inventing Room's Ian Kleinman) and Jim Pittenger (founder of Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs). Try the short ribs loco moco Hawaiian breakfast or the sour cream waffles in the morning, or drop in for Thai-inspired dinner plates.

Esters Neighborhood Pub

In addition to its 23 craft beer tap handles, Esters offers fresh pub eats. Try the popular Fee pizza, a pie topped with Fat Tire-braised pork, caramelized onions, jalapeños, bacon, and barbecue sauce. Lighter options include salads and sandwiches.

Masterpiece Kitchen

Chef Justin Brunson's new American bar and grill features familiar favorites from Masterpiece Deli and Old Major. Dig into standards like truffle egg salad and fried chicken, or sample new items such as nachos, meatballs, and chicken wings.

Steuben's (Arvada)

Steuben's wouldn't be Steuben's without the homemade mac and cheese and fried chicken. This location features the same comfort food favorites and 1950s retro feel—plus a few new surprises on the menu. Also try the Uptown location.

Wystone's World Teas

This calming coffee and tea shop boasts a variety of teas and offers a full alcohol bar. In addition to the libations, there cafe serves tea-centric dishes, such as the Chinese chicken barbecue sandwich, infused with smoky Lapsang souchong tea. Also try the Lakewood location.

Tavern Platt Park

The Tavern offers a comfortable neighborhood gathering spot. Nab a plate of the nachos and pair it with the Citrus Mojito. Multiple locations.

Grind Kitchen & Watering Hole

This rustic watering hole offers an eclectic menu and a full bar. Stick with classic American eats such as fried chicken or a double cheeseburger, or switch things up with the pork belly banh mi and potstickers.

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