Old Major

4.6
1199 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:30 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(720) 420-0622
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin Brunson
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Private party facilities
Old Major features fully private dining spaces in addition to semi-private dining options in our restaurant and patio areas.
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Private party contact
Jessica Smith: (720) 517-2040
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Catering
Old Major delivers lunch catering every Monday through Friday featuring Royal Rooster chicken sandwiches, salads & house-made chocolate chip cookies. We also have full off-site catering services available featuring the best of Old Major's dinner menu. Contact our catering team at catering@brunsonconcepts.com or 720-517-2040 for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
33rd Street
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Parking details
Free parking located behind the restaurant after 5 pm. There is also ample free street parking in the area.
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Special events & promotions
Old Major has full service off-site services perfect for your next dinner party or special event. From hog roasts to multi-course dinners, our team will custom tailor the menu to make your event unforgettable. Contact catering@brunsonconcepts.com or 720-517-2040.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, 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.
What 1199 People Are Saying
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JV
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Service was very lackluster. We were flagging down other servers to help our table because our server was always missing in action. Filling our first drink order took over 20 minutes, which is silly for mimosas since they just were walking around with pitchers of them. The service really ruined the experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service but way over priced for what you get.

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NR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful all around experience. We have visited before but for Brunch (which was also amazing). I would recommend Old Major for any occasion! Great cocktails, starters, small plates, entrees and desserts.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently the best meal in Denver. If you haven't tried the fried chicken or the Nose to Tail, get here now and thank me later.

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JK
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Old Major on the recommendation of Hank Shaw, who has been a guest chef at the restaurant. The recommendation more than held up. The food, service, drinks and ambience were fab It’s meat forward yet there are great, creative vegetarian options. We had the “Nose to tail” a duck special and scallops. One of us had soup the other a root vegetable salad. All perfectly cooked and delicious. Don’t miss the butterscotch pot de creme! The manager Cody is terrific. All in all a fun evening.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went for New Year’s Eve brunch and our experience was just “okay” the food was pretty good, nothing to say there. But the moment we arrived the hostess was pretty much overwhelmed and clueless. We had reservations, restaurant was half empty and we waited 10 min for a table without any update. Our server was kind of short with us, kind of seemed annoyed with serving us. The temperature was very cold (yes it was 8 degrees out but turn on the heat please). Overall probably wouldn’t go back b

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Showed up and the front hostess appeared confused about our reservation. I then showed an email confirmation to them and they said they were hesitant because a group of 10 was lingering longer than expected, holding up our table. There were multiple other tables open though. We waited ten minutes and then were seated, which was fine for us. We then waited longer than we felt normal to get our order taken. Our reservation was for 11:30 and with all that we didn’t get food until 12:50. Our reservation was for 11:30 to 1:00 so considering they were full and we had to wait for the previous table to leave to be seated, the slow service wasn’t appreciated. Then when we paid the waiter seemed to be hoping we would get up and leave faster even tho we had drinks to finish.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meal we had in 2018! Loved the food. Loved our waiter. Just outstanding.

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KS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite places for brunch but my first trip for dinner. Absolutely delicious with amazing attention to detail. Friendly and attentive service on a very busy New Years Eve

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Excellent Service.

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SH
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was very slow and price did not match what we got

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B
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my parents. Great server. Great food! Fried chicken and waffles, eggs benedict!

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, drinks and food. Our server Caleb was exceptionally knowledgeable of the menu and helped make our dining experience wonderful

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really liked this place. Would’ve given higher scores but for a few things that were annoying. First, our table was by the door and we constantly got blasted by cold air when people entered and exited. They need to fix the door or put in heaters so the tables by the door don’t keep feeling the cold air. It affected the dining experience. Second, the menu (and the server) were not clear about the price of the charcuterie board - it’s per person not per board. Not all of us have the 20/20 vision to read tiny font that’s italicized (pp) so a verbal affirmation of the price would be effective. We were shocked at the price when our bill came. We thought we ordered two boards at $15 per board not $15 bucks per person (five is us... so the extra $75 bucks on our bill was unpleasant). The amount we got was not even close to the value. We were with new friends so we didn’t want to make a scene. Third, the cocktail I ordered was tiny and not very strong - for thirteen dollars I expected better. Otherwise, it was a nice experience. The lamb, fish tartar, and the fried chicken were excellent. Our friends enjoyed the pork and steak entrees as well. Overall the service was excellent and attentive (but for the charcuterie board snafu).

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Happy hour is only served in the bar so if you want to take advantage of that I would recommend getting there early or request sitting there.
The food was amazing however I wish some of the portion sizes were a tad larger. We are everything we order it was so good will recommend to friends and
Visitors to check this spot out

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AK
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and excellent service. Very noisy with a large group there and loud background music

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GR
Denver
33 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and food was delicious although pricey.

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AR
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is outstanding...the noise level was very high on a Saturday evening...but we were happy to be in a lively environment. We loved looking in on the kitchen and seeing food prepared. There is nothing like their Nose to Tail dinner!!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Entrees were disappointing, especially for the price

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Denver
30 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was ok. I like the idea of a small menu but what you get and pay for is over priced . Not a great place for lunch for sure and that’s probably why it was empty over priced period.

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TJ
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice variety of different meat dishes for brunch and egg sandwiches, waffles and my personal favorite fried chicken and waffles. Great place just overpriced. Living in the neighborhood makes it hard to find a nearby everyday value restaurant. EVERYTHING IS OVERPRICED. But every once in awhile, it’s fine. It’s a great brunch location, especially in warmer weather when the patio and garage doors are open.

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CA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We loved everything about Old Major except the steak. We started with drinks and shared the mushroom & lentil soup. The soup was delicious, and we appreciated that it wasn't a heavy, cream-based soup. The sour tomitillos were a nice surprise. Our server brought out some prosecco for us (on the house) when our entrees didn't come out as quickly as he wanted. We didn't really even notice the delay.

I had seen an announcement recently about a new dry-aged steak option, so that's what I ordered. My wife ordered the Nose to Tail dish. Her dish was really amazing. Some of the best ribs I've ever tasted. Meaty bark with unctuous flesh underneath. She would have loved a little more of that butternut puree but hard to complain given how excellent the rest of the dish was.

The steak I received was cooked properly. It was a little gray around the edges, but I thought that might have been from the aging. Unfortunately, I just didn't get any aged beef flavor out of it. This $100 steak just sort of tasted like any average ribeye I could get around town. The other issue was what surrounded it - squash and apples. I don't associate those as flavor enhancers with steak. It just sort of seemed to me like they took a pork dish and substituted steak.

We finished with the chocolate ganache. That beet puree really blew our minds. We love beets and couldn't get over how true to the taste of beets it was. Combined with the sweet orange and chocolate - a fantastic match.

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N
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious though on the pricier end. Our server was friendly; however, he felt newer and was not as attentive (though they were not busy). We had a group of 8, so perhaps a different server or a smaller group might have been a different experience.

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Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You can't go wrong with everything made in house and fresh! The best fried chicken we've ever had and the pork burger is a mouthful of deliciousness. Highly recommend if you want something thats not traditional.

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P
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife there for her Birthday. Excellent staff and amazing food. I would highly recommend Old Major. We will certainly come back. Very impressive. Thanks Old Major!

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BS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everytime we go to Denver this is a must stop. If you are a foodie, you would love this place. Great cocktails, amazing food and such a cool atmosphere. You can get in and out for $20 a person or if you feel like treating yourself, you can get a well crafted meal for more. I recommend the charcuterie plate to share at all times! Job well done Old Major.

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AJ
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little neighborhood restaurant. Excellent octopus and hand made parsley pasta shells! Attentive wait staff!

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E
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food presentation was lovely. I had Alamosa bass, which was delicious, and my companion had the Korean pork ribs, which were very good. The wine was a perfect complement to the meal, and the Happy Hour drinks are very reasonable.

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JS
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I feel like Old Major is slowly going downhill. It used to be *fabulous*, but the last 3 times we have gone it has been only *meh*. It seems like they have new chefs or something. Last night's meal was ok, but almost ruined by over-saltiness. Great drinks.

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DD
Denver
86 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best lunch entree in Denver in the Nashville Hot chicken tacos. Ghost pepper sauce with ranch a little slaw on a small flour tortilla. The new kale salad is a hit as well. I opt for a juicy banger on tap, but their craft cocktails are outstanding.

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PS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner at Old Major. Had an aged ribeye that was one of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten. Great experience.

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AG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was on my list and it was fantastic! Great food and ambiance. Left fully satisfied and we were with a group.

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NW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely spot in a great neighborhood; would definitely recommend to locals and tourists alike.

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ET
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve had I. A while!

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DD
Denver
86 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch is great. Cocktails are creative and good. Always good beer on tap. The soft crab and shrimp scramble is incredibly good. Started with a small charcuterie and cheese platter. This has become a top three go to restaurants for us. Whether weekend brunch or the Nashville hot tacos during the week, this place is a winner!

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GG
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, food, setting and ambiance. Friendly and helpful staff made deciding among the mutiple tasty options easier.

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CR
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were so pleased with the steak and the fried chicken. Once again we ordered too much food, but it was so good.

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NN
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

This meal was mediocre and the portions were small.

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food and ambiance was fantastic, we really enjoyed Old Major. I highly recommend.

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B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Bloody Mary was amazing - I had the Farmer. The house made waffle was great, too. It was served with a peach jam, which wasn’t too sweet.

I felt like there were exactly the right amount of options on the menu, too. I would definitely eat here again.

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