GRIND Kitchen + Watering Hole

4.7
339 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Cherry Creek garden-level spot has been transformed into a cozy, low-slung bar and dining room decorated with vintage photos and prints, rustic light fixtures made from Mason jars and bright pickled vegetables in quart-sized containers. Although the space is below street level, windows on the south and west walls let in a surprising amount of sunlight, giving a warm glow to reclaimed barnwood and weathered tin siding. The space also includes patio tables to enjoy outside dining.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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nmaize
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Amazing food and courteous staff.

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vipCreoledeGrawReview
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is great. Fried chicken is very good. Seems like a lot of regulars in there, bartender was socializing most of the night and focusing on his regulars and their lady friends, so we didn't get drinks in a reasonable amount of time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere is amazing here. So good.

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vipAbbyP
Denver
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always, but didn’t like the 90 minute restriction....but understand why!!

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BryceA
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon absolutely crushed it. We had a really fun time and all the food was excellent. Can’t wait to come back

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vipPatrick
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience from the beginning. Service was friendly and efficient; food was REALLY GOOD!!

So great to have an upscale casual spot in cherry creek

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, but seating was super cold with the seating near entry door.

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KeithL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing fried chicken. Very cool ambiance. Fun but also nice/classy. Drinks are a bit pricey for not much alcohol, but that is usually the standard. If you claim yourself as a "watering hole" you should have comeptive drink prices with strong pours.

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Nanny
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch menu-the French Toast sticks were delicious and the breakfast plate combinations uniformly good. Very good Bloody Marys. The only knock was that the place was cold, likely due to very cold weather outside. Turn up the heat, folks! We'll be back for sure.

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vipEatoutwithfolks
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their brunch is great, make sure to try the fried chicken!

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ElizabethL
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The brussel sprouts were super salty and drenched in liquid. The fried chicken and mashed potatoes lack flavors and nothing special given the supreme location and price.

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viplolo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First off, the food was amazing! The waiter went over the top for us. It’s was a unique place. I ended up having the pulled pork sandwich with a side of Mac n cheese. There homemade bbq sauce was amazing! I would definitely go again. Others at the table got chicken pot pie which was also delish and the chicken sandwiches. The only think I might criticize on was the fries were a little heavy on the pepper side. For the value it was totally worth it. Would go back again for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation at 345 and when I arrived I was told by someone they had already closed for super bowl.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leah was amazing!!!! And food was great as always!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and service was perfect! We met for a birthday brunch and they made sure to recognize our daughter’s birthday. Very sweet. We would definitely come again if in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drink was perfect. Food was perfect. Just one of those rare restaurants where every dollar you spend is worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very sub par. Almost took an hour just to get our food in. Fried chicken was really good.

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vipStacyM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love Leah! She's a great server and always remembers my order. I go here A LOT because it is HANDS DOWN the best fried chicken in Denver.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my new favorites!

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Stokes
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best fried chicken in town and their cheeseburger is fantastic!

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Lindam
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good. I had the fried chicken which the white meat was mostly moist. The hush puppies and deviled eggs were enjoyable.

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RobInDenver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken ... EVER!!! Get a side of mashed potatoes and gravy and a bottle of wine. Heaven!!

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vipTamayo
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places for brunch. Bottomless mimosas and the food is comfort good food. Love it here

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JeffreyD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, highly recommended. Southern Comfort!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This place is just okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So happy they are able to re-open. Food is great! Service a bit slow but only 2 servers for the entire restaurant. We’ve eaten here for brunch before. This was our first dinner. Will definitely return! The Mac & Cheese is the best!

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KadeR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food was excellent and the service was great. I take anyone visiting me here just because of how great the food is.

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DawnB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks! Creative menu, great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for a casual Funday brunch in Cherry Creek. Food is cooked right and service is always perfect. Best part is you don’t have to deal with boujee “Cherry Creek” clientele. Good for dates and small groups.

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viprickj
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was immaculate! Great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

They didn’t have heaters so it was really really cold! Only outdoor seating. Otherwise the food, service, and drinks were great!

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elisaR
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, wonderful energy from staff, hot food, great drinks and AMAZING FOOD! FLAVORS FOR DAYS!!

THANK YOU! WE WILL BE BACK!

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vipJillianC
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was super good and the server was awesome! The fried chicken is definitely worth a try!

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vipTony
Denver
98 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We were in from out of town. Made reservations. There was nothing on website saying it was outdoor dining. No heaters, no blankets it was freezing. Waitress did her best but when its freezing outside food cools quick.

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vipScottN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, make sure you get the chicken pot pie. The manager was super friendly and took great care of us. Will definitely be back. best fried chicken in Denver

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WilliamV
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Best fried chicken in Denver, attentive and friendly service, young 4 top behind us outside pretty loud.

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EatmeDrinkme
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They are doing the best they can during the governor enforced limitations. The service is a 7/10 only because I felt we waited longer to place our order than necessary sitting in the cold.

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vipPamelaW
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The fried chicken is the best in town! Also happy to learn that they offer brunch every day.

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vipWarthogDinesOut
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a real neighborhood go-to for us. Super friendly service and great food. Try the Nashville Hot chicken or the biscuits and gravy. Also the pulled pork hash is amazing. They smoke it in house (actually right outside and if you are on the patio it's a great smell).

FAQs

GRIND Kitchen + Watering Hole offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 749-4158.

GRIND Kitchen + Watering Hole is rated 4.7 stars by 339 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.