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Denver Eateries on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives"

Visit Restaurants Featured on Food Network with Guy Fieri


Food Network television star Guy Fieri travels all over the country in search of great greasy spoons for his show, "Diners, Dive-ins and Dives." The television show visited several Denver eateries in the winter of 2010, and first aired the episodes on the Food Network in 2011. Get a jump on the television show and take a culinary tour of the Mile High City with our guide to restaurants that will be spotlighted. Restaurants are listed in alphabetical order.

1. The Bagel Deli

Bagel Deli
Photo courtesy of the Bagel Deli

The Bagel Deli, tucked away in an unassuming strip mall off Hampden, offers classic Jewish deli fare in a no-frills atmosphere. At a loss for what to order? Try the corned beef on rye accompanied by a Dr. Brown's cream soda. More adventurous diners can order an appetizer of gelfite fish or a tongue sandwich. The Bagel Deli is a kosher-style deli.

The Bagel Deli
6439 E. Hampden Ave.
Denver, CO 80222


2. Bang!

Bang! offers an upscale take on traditional diner food, elevating the mundane meatloaf to high-falutin' status. Bang! also has a fairly robust wine list for a so-called diner. The eatery in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver does not take reservations, and there can be a wait, especially on weekends.

3472 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211

3. Sam's No. 3

Sam's No. 3 offers downtown Denver visitors the chance to chill at a 50s-style diner at the intersection of 15th & Curtis. Whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner, anytime is a good time to tuck into a thick, creamy milkshake from Sam's. Sam Armatas opened a chain of Denver diners in the 1920s, and his son and grandsons continued the tradition by naming Sam's after him.

Sam's No. 3
1500 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80202

4. Steuben's

Photo courtesy of Steuben's

Hipster diner Steuben's hearkens back to the glory days of diners, but with a modern twist. The diner quickly became a hot spot after opening on Denver's 17th Avenue, both for its food and bar service. Steuben's fried chicken or macaroni and cheese will not disappoint for dinner. However, the huevos rancheros that comes with two hamburger patties is a bit disconcerting for brunch.

523 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203

5. Tocabe

Tocabe is a fast-casual restaurant offering American Indian fare revolving around delicious fry bread, a sweet bread fried in oil. The shredded bison taco with black beans puts Chipotle to shame, although diners will most likely have to eat it with a fork and knife. Tocabe also offers salads, dessert fry bread and kids meals at its West Denver location near 44th and Lowell. 

3536 W. 44th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211

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