Old Major

4.6
1270 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Old Major is one of Chef Justin Brunson's concepts in the Denver Highlands neighborhood featuring refined farmhouse cuisine with a focus on seafood, swine & wine. The menu boasts an in-house butchery & charcuterie program, sustainably sourced seafood and ingredients sourced from local farms.

Taking its name from the tufted Middle White Boar that dreamt of rebellion, Old Major seeks to follow suit: rebelling against the ideas of what fine dining must be.

Old Major offers lunch, dinner, happy hour and brunch, along with private dining and off-site catering options with dishes starting at $12. The full bar features a creative cocktail program, craft beer & wine.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.8

If you’re going to do Old Major, do it for an afternoon happy hour on the patio.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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KS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience to celebrate Easter with family friends. The service was excellent and the food never disappoints.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience from the front of the house to the back of the house. Everything we ate or drank was absolutely delicious. They explained every meal to us. Servers were fantastic and kept on replacing new dish ware for the new food that would be served.

Give this place 5 stars

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RF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife loved the French Toast. My ala carte eggs over easy, bacon & potatoes were expertly prepared.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a new job

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation Friday night, 4/19 at 6:30. We were seated quickly but no service for 10-15 minutes. When he finally arrived it took another 10-15 minutes for a beverage to get to the table. Dinner was not served till 7:45. Appetizers were good, side dishes were good. The dry aged steaks were tough and very fatty. Halibut was done ok. Bit over charred on the outside. We have been waiting to go for months. Very disappointed.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Food is okay, but far overpriced. Service was extremely slow.

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DS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The physical plant is not all that inviting, but the food and service more than made up for it. Read a prior review about the tastefulness and crispiness of the fried chicken - it was spot on. The salads, oysters and the other offerings were unique and outstanding, as well as, the wine and beer options. Great place - we'll be back.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a nice meal here. I plan to return. The pork was absolutely fantastic.

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Denver
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salad to start was one of the best I ever had and the meal was the best

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We had to wait for 40 minutes for our reservation.

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M
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We’ve been to Old Major twice and both times the food was delicious. So far we have only ordered starters, small plates, and sides. We usually make a shareable meal with our family of 4. The Fried Chicken has been perfectly cooked (you will have dreams craving it), Pork Fat Fries are delicious, and the Korean Short Ribs were great as well. The Ham & Biscuits and Cacio de Pepe are my Childrens favorite. Did I mention the dessert? The Butterscotch Pot de Creme will leave your family fighting for the last bite. The Restaurant was super relaxed and the service was friendly from the Host to the Server. We definitely cannot wait to come back and try more!

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DF
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first visit. Just as good as always. Love OM

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KL
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing and so was the wait staff. However we were seated for our reservation almost 30 min after the reservatiom.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food here was really great! Our server was MIA for awhile after we got the food and needed some pepper and ketchup, which was a bit frustrating. Overall this is a cute place in a nice neighborhood with good food. A little over priced along with noisy.

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MR
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun new place to try in Denver! My daughter and I went for brunch and the food was very good! I had the brioche french toast with blueberries and a lemon creme sauce - oh my - yum!
My daughter had the eggs benedict and they were awesome as well! The service was great from the host to the waiter. Everyone was friendly and the unique style of the place fun to look at. A little pricey but great food and service is what counts!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience! Server was great and super knowledgeable! We dined out of our comfort zone and it sure paid off! Will be back!

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s
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood spot for meat lovers! Quality tasting food combined with excellent cocktails. A busy, bustling place - even with reservations we had to wait approximately 30 mins before we were seated. Great service, attentive staff. Would definitely return for a special occasion!

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BH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience as always. Caleb was a great server and the 60 day aged KC Strip was phenomenal.

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JS
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The sauce on their green beans and ribs is way too salty. Also, what’s up with that weird way to cut the ribs? It makes them dry and tough.

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W
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really like the decor and ambience and the service is always excellent. I just wish there a few more healthier options on the brunch menu.

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LT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous pork, great sides, the charcuterie board was good however very expensive for what you get.

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JP
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch doesn’t get any better. Loved the bottomless mimosas and everyone’s food was amazingly delicious. Highly recommended!!

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KH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious, however Open Table underestimated the price per meal - closer to $50 per person if you get an appetizer and entree.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and high touch service combine for a special dinning experience.

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Denver
52 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to brunch at Old Major to celebrate my son's birthday. The food and service were outstanding. We all had something different and everyone said their food was delicious. Food came out of the kitchen hot and fresh. We've been here before for dinner, so we were not disappointed that the brunch was just as good. We'll be back.

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CS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was amazing but the service was oddly lacking. First, we made a reservation and when we walked in right on time the host seemed flustered. He kept looking at the tablet then walking around talking to staff then coming back to the tablet. He did this three times. When he finally did seat us, we ordered drinks, received them and then it took 20 mins before our server came over to take our order. The place isn't large and it looked like there was enough staff but maybe they were short because again, the host seemed flustered. Entrees (wagyu and seabass that were amazing) also took way too long to come out around 30 mins after we had finished eating our appetizer (roots plate that was incredible) and then I made sure to place our dessert (butterscotch creme that I would eat everyday) order early, seeing how everything was taking awhile, only to wait 45 mins from placing the order to getting it. Our waiter said they gave the dessert to the wrong table and they comp'd it on our receipt but how did it take him so long to realize we hadn't received it? He walked past us over a dozen times and had to of seen we were not eating anything. The food was very delicious but I don't think we will be returning anytime soon.

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s
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Took awhile to get seated even with a reservation. I understand because people love their bottomless mimosas but after being seated it took forever to get waited on. Finally, my wife got the wrong meal. I love Old Major but the service was a little off today

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! King Crab & Shrimp Omelette was amazing!!!

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food absolutely amazing! Go for brunch!’n

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is all about the meats. And everything is quite delicious. Notable item is the Nose to Tail plate, with all kinds of porky morsels.

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MB
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and cocktails were both delicious. We went for Restaurant Week and will definitely come back in the future!

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JS
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Some dishes were too salty. Drinks are great, pork dishes wonderful. Desserts are meh.

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j
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and the service was excellent. Want to give a shout out to our server, Christopher, who did an overl-the-top job. The butterscotch pudding was to die for.

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JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great service. Steak was amazing!! Would highly recommend for a nice dinner.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Always delicious. We’ll be back soon!

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a
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OUTSTANDING!! Now in my top 3 restaurants in Denver!! My first visit and during Restaurant Week.
Everything was delicious from my drink (Voodoo Moon) to the appetizer (ham and biscuits) followed by the sea bass and completed with the butterscotch pot de creme!!
Excellent service by Caleb.
Can’t wait to go back!!

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MM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Even with reservations, we were seated at a high-top in the bar. That doesn't typically bother me but the barstools were EXTREMELY uncomfortable. So much so we could barely make it through our dinner and ended up standing to eat our dessert. Customers waiting for tables in the bar crowded our table (including leaning on and setting drinks on our table) while we were trying to enjoy our dinner. The excellent food and attentive service were completely over-shadowed by the discomfort from the stools.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and delicious food. Would recommend and will return!

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1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old Major did not disappoint! Our server Caleb was very knowledgeable and attentive. My husband loves his red meat and I was a bit nervous when he ordered the 2 lb. steak. Would it be over cooked? Under cooked? No to neither! Rather, this delicious cut of beef was cooked to perfection! One of the best tasting too according to my better half! My Korean ribs entree was amazing as were our side dishes. Desserts were both top notch! As we finished our dinner my husband mentioned to me that it was one of his best dining experiences ever! I couldn’t agree more.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a really great brunch. The chicken and waffles are amazing! The charcuterie board was so tasty and a great way to start the meal. The service started out ok, but then our waiter switched to Hector and he was outstanding.

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