The Best Burgers in Denver

The OpenTable Team

Denver’s culinary scene is a melting pot of various cultures. As immigrants made their way here to take advantage of the Gold Rush, their cuisines inspired the city’s now-booming restaurant industry. From vintage diners to upscale eateries, the best burger in Denver is never far away. After all, Denver was once a major trading center for beef and livestock. Whether diners are visiting a late-night kitchen or an underground, trendy bar, Denver is proud of all its burger spots. So, where should you head when wanting something to eat? We’ve dug through our data and found the local tastemakers of the Mile High City, the people who always know where the best bites in town are. Here are their picks for the top burger spots in Denver.

Restaurants:the plimoth, Gattara at Warwick Denver Hotel, Greenbriar Inn, The
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Central, Uptown, Boulder

the plimoth

$$$$·American·
Central
1,649 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
This local eatery is known for its New American menu and warm, rustic decor. From the large exposed brick wall to the reclaimed wood tables, The Plimoth is an eclectic, yet highly Read more
94% recommended
Best Food in Denver / Colorado
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Gattara at Warwick Denver Hotel

$$$$·Italian·
Uptown
43 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Being a rather romantic destination, Randolph’s is perfect for that extra special occasion. However, when their outdoor seating area is open, it’s also the perfect place to meet upRead more
82% recommended

Greenbriar Inn, The

$$$$·American·
Boulder
2,635 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
For those looking for the best burger in Denver, this is the place to be. This refined eatery offers a garden setting and classic American-European interior. Whether diners are in Read more
94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Boulder Area
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TAG / Burger and Bar at Madison Street

$$$$·Burgers·
Cherry Creek
413 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Kid-friendly
For those on the hunt for a wide selection of burgers, TAG at Madison Street is the place-to-be. With over a dozen unique burgers to choose from, diners can enjoy everything from bRead more
92% recommended
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Tstreet Roadhouse

$$$$·American·
Lakewood
794 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
As soon as diners walk into Tstreet Roadhouse, they often notice the establishment’s chic mid-century interior. Known for their creative menus, featuring unique cocktails and AmeriRead more
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Denver Suburbs

Roadhouse Boulder Depot

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Boulder
491 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
The perfect example of industrial meets rustic, this swanky hangout is where the locals often gather. Celebrating the history of railroads and the development of the City of BouldeRead more
93% recommended
Good for Groups in Boulder Area

Famous Dave's - Denver

$$$$·American·
Stapleton
16 reviews
Famous Dave’s may be known for their wood-smoked meats and side dishes, but their burgers are also the talk of the town. In addition to offering diners a unique American West-themeRead more

Twin Peaks - Arapahoe

$$$$·Sports Bar·
Centennial
5 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Great Beer
  • Casual
Located in the Denver suburbs, Twin Peaks is all about experiencing the “Lodge Mentality.” They're all about that cabin-in-the-mountains experience, giving off a truly lumberjack vRead more
86% recommended
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Burger Theory - Holiday Inn Denver Tech Center

$$$$·Burgers·
Tech Center / Greenwood Village
10 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for Birthdays
At Burger Theory, they’re all about the custom burgers and local craft beers. With more than 4,000 possible combinations based on nearly 30 available toppings, it’s easy to craft tRead more
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Earls Kitchen + Bar - Downtown Denver

$$$$·Global, International·
Downtown / LoDo
948 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
This upscale chain has created a real name for itself serving up gourmet burgers and drinks. Earls Kitchen + Bar Glenarm is located in downtown Denver and was fully renovated in laRead more
86% recommended
Healthy in Denver
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Sloan's Lake Tap and Burger

$$$$·American·
Highlands
4 reviews
At Sloan’s Lake Tap & Burger, guests will immediately notice the many flat-screen TVs and vast local beer selection. Known as a community eatery and tavern, they serve delicious buRead more
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ELWAY'S Downtown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,569 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Owned by the former quarterback, Elway’s Downtown is a steakhouse that serves upscale cuts and many other high-quality dishes. Although diners can order their flagship Smash BurgerRead more
88% recommended
Steakhouse in Denver
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Su Taco

$$$$·Contemporary Mexican·
Downtown / LoDo
23 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
This trendy eatery is known for their gourmet burgers and other rustic delights, as well as their beloved rooftop patio. With vegetarian dishes available, there’s something for eveRead more
100% recommended
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MTN Prime

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Idaho Springs
129 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Although MTN Prime is known for their steaks and cocktails, their burgers are a close second. Using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, this stylish restaurant has it aRead more
86% recommended
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Cherry Cricket

$$$$·Burgers·
Cherry Creek
The menu at The Cherry Cricket is somewhat of a burger lover's dream. Starting with “Step 1: pick a main feature,” diners can choose from a selection of patties, including a half-pRead more
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Highland Tap & Burger

$$$$·American·
Highlands
Funky and lively, this bar and grill showcases the best burgers around, paired with one of many local microbrews. A truly “Colorado-born” business, Highland Tap & Burger celebratesRead more
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Park Burger

$$$$·Burgers·
River North (Denver)
When diners are on the hunt for a unique, social experience, Park Burger is the place to be. This hopping, lively neighborhood joint specializes in craft booze and creative burgersRead more
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My Brothers Bar

$$$$·Grill·
Downtown / LoDo
When diners are in the mood for a laid-back experience, My Brother’s Bar is the place to come. As the oldest bar in Denver, it’s also a hot spot for history buffs and beer lovers. Read more
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Meadowlark Kitchen

$$$$·American·
River North (Denver)
269 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
It’s all about the burgers and batched cocktails at Meadowlark Kitchen, as diners relax in this restaurant’s rustic setting. Located in the heart of the River North Arts District oRead more
97% recommended
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