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The Best Burgers in Denver

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.

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The OpenTable Team
8 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:the plimoth, Greenbriar Inn, The, Tstreet Roadhouse
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Central, Boulder, Lakewood
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the plimoth

$$$$
American
Central
4.9
2084 reviews
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 approachable hot spot. Their ever-changing menu showcases their partnerships with local farmers, artisans, and producers, ensuring the best possible culinary experience. With starters such as white bean soup and radicchio salad, these dishes set the mood for what’s to come. In the past, they have offered veggie burger sliders and various other evolving burger features. For those who are dead set on a burger, call ahead to ensure that their current evolving menu features a seasonal burger.

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Greenbriar Inn, The

$$$$
American
Boulder
4.6
2877 reviews
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 the mood for beef or lamb, The Greenbriar Inn is known for their fine dining dishes and, of course, gourmet burgers. Although they offer a classic deluxe burger, diners can also sample a bacon bleu burger, topped with smoked bacon, buttermilk bleu, and caramelized onion aioli. For those who want something different, their Colorado lamb burger features pickled red onion, feta, and harissa aioli.

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Tstreet Roadhouse

$$$$
American
Lakewood
4.4
820 reviews
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 American fare, this is the place to go for a “build your own burger” experience. There is a range of burgers on the menu, including their kimchi and traditional Roadhouse burger, and diners can also personalize their dish. Start with a hormone-free beef patty, chicken breast, or veggie patty, topped with a combination of mouth-watering ingredients. For dessert, their Colorado peach cobbler is a must.

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Roadhouse Boulder Depot

$$$$
Contemporary American
Boulder
4.3
728 reviews
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 Boulder, at the Roadhouse Boulder Depot diners instantly feel at home. Their menu is just as colorful and vibrant as the restaurant itself, offering a wide selection of appetizers, wings, burgers, and signature entrees. Once again, diners can choose from one of many burgers created by the chef or build their own. Side dishes include everything from an apple-chipotle slaw to homemade ranch potato chips.

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Famous Dave's - Denver

$$$$
American
Stapleton
4.1
20 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-themed space, this barbecue chain knows their meat. Their “smokin’ starters” include their beloved burnt ends, onion strings, and Southside rib tips. A section of their menu is dedicated to legendary burgers, and those in the mood for a juicy patty made their way can build their own masterpiece. Since diners can add on as many toppings as they wish, this is the place to go all out. For true beef lovers, their Texas beef brisket topping is one to write home about.

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Burger Theory - Holiday Inn Denver Tech Center

$$$$
Burgers
Tech Center / Greenwood Village
3.7
10 reviews
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 the best burger in Denver at this local hot spot. Diners choose from a certified Angus beef burger, made with brisket, chuck, and short rib; a marinated chicken breast; or a veggie patty, which they size to their liking (single, double, or triple). Then, it’s time to load it up with toppings such as coleslaw, grilled portobello, thick-cut bacon, or roasted garlic mayo.

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Earls Kitchen + Bar - Downtown Denver

$$$$
American
Downtown / LoDo
4.5
1163 reviews
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 late 2014. Featuring sleek private dining areas, this is the perfect spot for meetings and celebrations. Burgers contain Creekstone Farms Black Angus beef from cows raised without the use of steroids, antibiotics, or added hormones. With five options to choose from, including a 100% plant-based burger, it’s tough to choose just one. However, each and every option could easily be named the best burger in Denver.

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ELWAY'S Downtown

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
3766 reviews
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 Burger during dinner service, their lunch menu offers four other options, including a Wagyu burger with roasted chilies, as well as a mushroom and caramelized onion swiss burger. A kid's menu and gluten-free menu is also available.

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