GRIND Kitchen + Watering Hole

4.7
374 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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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitress and really good value!

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Micky
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender/server was great - very attentive & friendly

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Kaybee1
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, a little expensive for a chicken sandwich etc, but very good.

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BobbiMcP
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ambiance, service and music made it a great date night out!

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RochelleT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for Happy Hour, not very good for vegetarians/vegans, our server was fantastic and has a good outdoor space.

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vipFitchett
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liah (spelling) our waitress is always great! Best fried chicken in Denver, hands down. Great whiskey sour too

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Jayhawk94
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four drinks, two appys. I’d return again in a heartbeat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Perfect vibe, perfect food, and perfect drinks. One of the best places in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nico was absolutely amazing, very friendly and informative. Best fried chicken we have trie d in Denver yet! Craft drinks are $$$, but that is kind of expected.

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Harrison
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation and sat outside for a half hour before leaving. Never had a call to let us know any table was ready.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Phenomenal southern food

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ck147
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had Sunday brunch. Menu was excellant with multiple options. Very southern twist to brunch. Fried chicken was very good.

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Stokes
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have dined many times and have never been disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Grind. Fried chicken excellent as always. He sat with friends at a hightop right next to the bar and received attentive and friendly service from the bartender. So pleased that this locally owned restaurant has survived the pandemic shut downs and we will continue to support it for they are good food good service and good prices. There are some tables outside that you can see from the street but they also have plenty of tables outside along the side of the restaurant if you prefer outdoor dining.

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waterchica
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch with great service! The food and cocktails were very tasty.

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Woopieboy
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was our first time at Grind Kitchen and was not disappointed. The food was amazing and our waitress was superb, especially the fried chicken sandwich. We will definitely be back.

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Jude
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Sorry to say my experience wasn’t great. The wait staff wasn’t attentive. We had to ask a couple of times for tea, sugar, hot sauce. My friends meal was good, mine was not. I got The seasonal omelet and asked for it with egg whites. It came with egg whites, no cheese (not my request) and the hash browns seemed like they were from a frozen package, not fresh. The whole meal had no flavor. I was very disappointed because I was really looking forward to a nice brunch. We did order French toast to share and that was good. The waitress did something kind of rude to my friend but we didn’t say anything. My friend was treating me and was nice to still give a decent tip. But overall not a great experience for me. Sorry to say.

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Cutter
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We re-discovered this gem on Valentines day 2021. The happy hour food menu is simple and a perfect selection of their best; chicken, chicken sandwich, and a burger. Recommend for a good bite.

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MartinM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to go. A casual spot with awesome food!!!

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from Iowa and am always searching for chicken like I got from home which is broasted chicken. Nothing like it. The Grind’s fried chicken is the best I’ve found in the metro area. The two piece chicken dinner left us each with enough to have a chicken and waffle dinner at home! We will return again and again! Loved this place!

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vipAlane
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and the chicken was delicious!
Something I would never cook at home. What a treat!
Fun girls lunch after visiting Botanical Gardens.

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vipReneeA
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great local place. Excellent cocktails and Fried Chicken!!

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vipstreat
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service got off to a bit of a slow start but once our orders were taken the food came quickly. It was my first time to try the chicken and it was excellent - crispy outside and moist inside. One of our party had the chicken pot pie and it came without chicken but he was served a new one right away and his meal was comped. I don't recommend the sazerac but the other drinks at our table were very good. Not the best experience I've had at gRind but other meals have been more successful and we'll go back.

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vipBridgetM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great! Highly recommend the Nashville fried chicken sandwich and fried chicken dish. The food was great! Ambience is ok but may just be covid environment! Going back to try brunch.

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StephenP
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not a good experience.We drove 90 minutes to get there,took 15 minutes to park so we could have halibut fish and chips.To our dismay they have changed the menu and failed to change it on the website.So no fish and chips or anything we could eat so had a salad and cheese fries that made both of us sick. Then you get an hour and a half to eat then you have to leave.No mention of that till you get there either.The waitress was very nice and tried to help out but sorry but more needed than what she can fix.

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vipSarah
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Can’t beat the fried chicken

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beet salad was unavailable 😩

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vipJillianC
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! Amazing bottomless mimosas for a good price and really good fried chicken!

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vipJeovaniG
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pulled pork was delicious. As usual, the food is tasty.

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vipAgoldengem
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great brunch spot in Cherry Creek. Overall it was pretty good!

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

Love this place!!

AP
vipAbbyP
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for business or pleasure!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible brunch, especially the smoked pork. Eggs cooked perfectly and potatoes were crunchy with a soft middle. Everyone at the table was pleased with their meals. Tables well spaced for social distancing. Friendly, laid-back waitress was knowledgeable with suggestions on the menu and was kind enough to take a photo for us at the end of the meal. Looking forward to a return visit, especially in warmer weather to take advantage of the lovely patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried chicken was AMAZING!!! Service was great and I can’t wait to go back!

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nmaize
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Amazing food and courteous staff.

CG
vipCreoledeGrawReview
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
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 on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AP
vipAbbyP
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
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 on February 20, 2021
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

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 374 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.