GRIND Kitchen + Watering Hole

4.7
314 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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RobInDenver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This place is just okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
16 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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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
6 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).

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willyp
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered family style with everyone sharing the chicken and sides! Very tasty!

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vipTalulah
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

3 for brunch. Food was ok, but nothing wowed us. Pancake portions are huge, so that’s a bonus.

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vipVimc
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat in standard seat in bar, bartender great, attentive server. Food and house wine good prices. Good variety craft can/bottle beer selection

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Although the food was fine, the service was not. On numerous occasions our waitress walked away from our table while in the middle of talking to her. She seemed distracted and uninterested in being there. I would not suggest nor dine here again.

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kelleye
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little expensive but delicious and great service

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sarahb
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

LOVED LOVED LOVED the beer selection, the crispy brussel sprouts and french fries!! beet salad to top it off for some fresh yums. I don't know why this was my first visit. will definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We went for brunch. Ordered the Biscuits & Gravy with the additional fried chicken, and the honey butter chicken biscuit with a side of county potatoes. Everything was perfect and flavorful! The Bloody Mary was full of flavor, though simple- it had the perfect spices. Staff was extremely kind and they had a killer playlist of music!

Would go back again!

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lyss
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

After we were seated, it took a while to get served, but as soon as Kyla was assigned to our table, service was 10/10. She is always so on top of things, very kind and goes the extra mile. And the food is heavenly and well priced for the quality and amount. French toast sticks are life changing. Fried chicken is the best around. Do yourself a favor and stop by for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and everyone working there seemed to be in good spirits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good fried chicken....cozy atmosphere....friendly staff

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KelliB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

LOVED the back patio! What a great way to spend the evening. Fun for a quiet date night. Great ambiance. The service with a sense of humor was splendid. Enjoyed the beet salad, the fried chicken, and the slaw. Truly, we were pleasantly surprised with the whole experience and will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum!! Loved everything.

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vipAbbyP
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, as always!!

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TAKL
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Biscuits and bottomless mimosas were great! Love holandaise sauce, but this one was very different. Tasted a little mayonaise-like. Pork Belly Benedict was still tasty! Great variety of mimosa flavors. Biscuits were delish!

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vipmiranda
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussel sprouts and brunch menu were great! The patio was perfect. My dog hung out on the sidewalk and was well taken care of with water and attention! Next time I’m getting bottomless mimosas.

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vipDK68
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious fried chicken

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Solid brunch spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

I’ve never had good service. The food and atmosphere are fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They had a limited menu which mostly consisted of chicken. My husband and I both had the chicken pot pie. It was really good if you like comfort food.

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vipJoshio
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, and the picnic table outside is a great, safe spot.

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vipDotty
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service with Leah and also awesome bartender (sorry forgot name). We had Kale dip, Fried Chicken w/Veuve) and Chicken Pot Pie - all delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a good spot in cherry creek. There are a bunch of options around here, and this is more of a casual eatery. I do like that the bartender has the drink special where they make you something unique based on what you like. The fried chicken was amazing (very crispy and came off the bone very easily). The peach cobbler was very good as well, and I’m not even a dessert fan. Overall, good spot to meet with friends or a casual date night.

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vipAbbyP
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
151 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We had brunch on a Sunday. Service was PAINFULLY slow! Be warned. I ordered sangria and was told it was not made as no one had ordered it yet. Wouldn't you still make sangria in advance? I was told the bartender could make it either white or red. I chose white and it was very disappointing! All I tasted was brandy. The table next to us ordered it as well and said the same thing. I switched to mimosas. If you don't want to take the time to make it properly, consider taking it off the menu. We had a biscuit sandwich with grits (grits were too runny and we were told they were good) and pulled pork hash, which was good. Too many misses on service (long waits for drinks and food). Only recommending because we enjoyed our food (except for the grits).

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 314 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.