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
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
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
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
Generations of Golden-ites have
celebrated their most important
milestones at this gracious,
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.
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.
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.
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
Brewery - 920 12th Street
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.”
Golden Diner -
700 12th Street
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.
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.
– 807 13th Street Map
This small restaurant serves a
good breakfast and lunch.
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
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
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.
Mediterranean Bistro - 801 11th
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.
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.
La Casa Alba -
715 Washington Avenue Map
Mom is cooking her traditional authentic Mexican recipes for you!
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
web site to see their
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.
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
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