Old Major

4.6
1155 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 1155 People Are Saying
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LS
Denver
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Good was horrible service was horrible found hairs in dishes.

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LB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Could not find us menus to look at for 20 minutes. Brought dinner menus instead of Brunch menus. Reserved a table the day before and was seated by the wait staff area in the bar Each menu item was missing at least one thing from the menu description. Example: My French Toast was missing the Milk jam and the food was scarce on the plate.

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JG
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our server, joey, was a rock star. the food was fantastic, service was top notch & we enjoyed every minute of our brunch. you guys are killing it! we’ll be back soon.

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b
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Very nice bistro. It is a fantastic atmosphere for date night. Our waitress was very attentive and polite. The food was good, but I didn't see it as striking. Maybe I enjoy more spice in my food than their average patron. Be aware that the menu is al la carte, which I am not a fan of. Give me a complete meal and don't try to sift every penny out of my wallet. My schnitzel was one small piece for $14.

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E
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Disappointing and wish we would have chosen somewhere else for brunch. Waiter was never to be found, forgot to bring an item one of us had ordered, didn't notice until we were all nearly done with our food, then brought it out later after we were ready to go. Never offered to refill drinks, offer coffee, etc. Tried to pay and one of the other servers had to finally bring us our check and after our card sat there for awhile the other guy paid us out, too. This was a really embarrassing experience as we had a friend visiting from out of town and talked it up and thought Old Major would be nice, as it was in the past, but apparently it's gone downhill. It's a shame, because the food is really good if they get it to you.

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BG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old Major lived up to hype. Service was excellent. Food was fantastic. It was fun to walk around the neighborhood after dinner.

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H
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal at Old Major! From apps to dessert, everything was excellent!

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MM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, great food and amazing staff. This place is awesome!

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MA
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was so happy to find Old Major on Open Table. This was our second time here and everything was just as amazing as the first time.
I have had nothing to drink but the Way down Mexico Guey margarita because it is fantastic.
The heirloom tomato salad and the peach salad were both very good.
I have had the Kansas City strip and the short ribs, both are phenomenal, but the damn fried chicken stole the show. It is seriously the best fried chicken I have had in Denver and a very close second to the best fried chicken I have ever had. It is crispy and juicy and somehow they get the right texture on a boneless piece of meat!
Do not skip dessert. The butterscotch pot is heavenly. My husband isn’t particularly fond of butterscotch but he decided that this is his favorite dessert of all time and what he will request if he is ever dying and has the opportunity for one last bite to eat.
The service is also amazing, so many people running around filling glasses, replacing dishes and utensils with the grace of seasoned employee at 5 star resorts.
Old Major is our new favorite restaurant!

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DD
Denver
74 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought a buddy for lunch. We both started with a Juicy Banger by Station 26. Nice IPA they always seems to have on tap. I opted for the HOT chicken tacos. Made with ghost pepper, a crispy thigh, some Asian slaw and a touch of ranch makes these the absolute best tacos! Incredible is a gross understatement! I added a side beet salad. DO NOT MISS THE BEET SALAD!! Fresh beets with arugula, blackberry, blueberries, sliced strawberry, goat cheese oh my! I want to go back...oh, we are in 2 hours! My friend ordered the same ghost pepper chicken, but in sandwich from. He order breast meat on the sandwich which isn’t fried. He wanted the crispy. First timer mistake and they made it right, even though it wasn’t their mistake. Well done. He will be back for sure.

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VV
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service both at the bar and the woman serving us at the bar area tables ( Chelsea??) Tasty food. Try the fried chicken , short ribs. Patio is very nice.

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TB
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food wasn’t great but the staff took care of our meal and they were really kind.

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Meh. It's like it wants to be something that it just isn't. If a restaurant's going to be so fussy, it'd better be something special, and Old Major just isn't very special. Also, call a small plate a small plate. Nothing good can come of setting one expectation (by calling them "shared plates") and delivering something far less. Also, stop serving small plates.

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o
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This is the second or third time I've eatten here, but this was not the best. It took almost an hour for us to get our food. We got our appetizer right away, but then had to sit and wait. We were the only people inside the restaurant, but there were several tables of people outside. Still couldn't understand the long wait. Our server was ok but he was nowhere to be found during our long wait between courses. Not even to apologize or give an explanation for the wait.

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g
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We have been to Old Major many times and have had a good experience, unfortunately we stopped in for brunch and it was really disappointing. We had an out of town guest who ordered toast and tea-they sent out French Toast- the correct order didn’t arrive until the meal was almost over. The server seemed distracted despite we were only one of a few tables occupied. It might be awhile before we go back, definitely wouldn’t return for brunch.

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AM
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for seasonal, delicious food that is meat forward but also has amazing veggie sides

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B
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were impressed with the creativity of the menu and fresh ingredients. There was a somewhat small number of choices both for lunch and wines by the glass, but all were interesting. Service was very attentive and friendly. Be aware that parking is pretty limited in this area.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food, service was a little slow though!

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GM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an awesome brunch. Justin Brunson REALLY knows pork. We will most definitely be going again!!

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing as usual! Ham and cheese biscuits go start are the way to go. Had the specials which were fantastic, and the perfect end to a meal with butterscotch pot de creme. Will always recommend Old Major!

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L
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service . I had the fried chicken and waffles. It was really good that I cleaned off the my plate. Will definitely come back

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good food! Just a little overpriced for the quality. Wednesday bottles of wine are half off! That made this dinner worth it. Service was great!

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JL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Did not have a good experience, they were out of almost everything we wanted on an already small menu but they made up for it by paying for our meal plus a gift card for future. We will try again thanks to the gift card.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening with family. Great food and excellent service!

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K
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another epic meal at Old Major. One of my favorite meals in the US is the pork chop. Delicious. The charcuterie plate is amazing. The fried chicken is awesome. Love it.

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YR
Denver
49 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was really good. The bill was really high. The cocktails were not great. The service was very confusing (5 different people looked after us.... hard to figure out who to ask what). Great location and setting. The menu is very creative on traditional items. I would come back but only for special occasions.

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L
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Extremely slow service...ordered drinks when we got there and had to wait 30 mins before we we’re served...and being able to order food; when we’re able to catch the waiter we got a any minute now excuse. Almost left. The shareable plates were inconsistent...some fantastic others no so much. Friends tell us we had a bad experience...so, the review gives the restaurant the benefit of the doubt. We’ll give it another try later. Stay tuned.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really love the seemingly new feature of being able to indicate outside/inside dining when available. Old Major honored this request and we had a great spot outside. The service was incredible, honestly. Our server was super attentive and friendly. It was a great overall experience.

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DK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was perfect and tapas became our meal. All great but fried chicken was special

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place in Denver.

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K
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

While our server was extremely friendly and on top of things, it did take about 40 minutes for our food to come out (I got a veggie scramble, boyfriend got a breakfast sandwich). By the time our food came out, my scramble was too greasy to eat but it didn't seem worth it to mention or to try and get new food after how long the wait was. I really wanted to give this a better rating because I love the vibe of Old Major and their menu is very original, however I feel that $15 for a vegetable scramble is overwhelmingly overpriced for what you get. We didn't feel that the prices reflected the food in a positive way and the $15 bottomless was good considering that you have four different options of juice - however this only being for 1.5 hours when typically brunches do this for $12 and 2 hours seems a bit ridiculous. Bottomless, a coffee, vegetable scramble, and breakfast sandwich came out to roughly $53. Spending the money absolutely isn't a problem, we just expected more and better out of the food and experience overall.

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s
Denver
96 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

1st time here, very cute place. Service was good & food was good too. Will come back.

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M
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is perfect - attentive, courteous, efficient, warm and welcoming

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JE
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Watch out for 2PM reservations via Opentable. We didn’t realize when we made the reservation that the restaurant closes at 2PM. Not the position we would have preferred to put ourselves as well as the restaurant in.

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a
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Good menu. Fried chicken good. Burger terrific. BBQ pulled pork not flavorful. Also watermelon spritzer had no
Taste.

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BL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well taken care of and great food and beverages. A really enjoyable night.

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ED
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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DG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Lunch had Limited menu. We will have to go back and try evening menu.

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EW
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I made a reservation for 12. I arrived promptly at my reservation time-11:00 am. There were only 3 of us at this time. I was directed to wait at the bar until most of my party was there While I appreciate that when the restaurant is busy, it’s best to wait til most of the party is there, it seemed a bit ridiculous when 8 of us were crowding up the bar and the dining room was practically empty.

We were then directed to a table for 8! I told the hostess that my reservation was for 12. Part of my party had already made themselves comfortable. The hostess was trying to get us to move (drinks on the table, etc), the server was being rather short with us.

Our server was rather....inattentive. Many in my party ordered either coffee or bottomless mimosas. Again, I appreciate large parties can be overwhelming, but many times it was an excessive wait for her to even check on us, let alone refill our cups.

I love the food, it just makes me sad that we were treated like second class citizens.

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OT
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, was super please with atmosphere as well.

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