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The Way Back, Denver, CO

The Way Back

4.6
4.6
299 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Way Back is a restaurant in the Denver Highlands Neighborhood. We work toward achieving a sustainable and hyper-local cuisine that will champion a post-industrial food supply with no compromise to ethics, aesthetics, nor taste. The scope of our vision, however, is not only limited to Colorado. Instead, we aim to affect the manner in which Americans appreciate food and, more importantly, where our food originates. We eagerly look forward to serving you.

We encourage family-style dining for most groups. Please inform your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Due to limited space, please account for any children in your party and let us know if you need a highchair or booster seat.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 682-6888 ext. 1
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Dylan Rigolini
  • Private party facilities
    We offer Full Restaurant Buyouts for up to 110 seated and 150 standing. We also offer Semi Private Dining for up to 50 guests. Please email info@thewaybackdenver.com for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Chad Michael George: (970) 682-6888
  • Neighborhood
    Highlands
  • Parking details
    Parking, when not available on Tennyson, is usually abundant on the adjacent streets, both to the east and west of Tennyson. There are no neighborhood parking restrictions on these streets.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 299 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

299 Reviews
  1. MaxH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really fantastic and creative meal. Especially enjoyed the Carrot "Sushi" and all of the skewers. Tasty cocktails. Perfect!

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  2. AndreaC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about this restaurant. Worth the trip.

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  3. ScottA

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've always been treated like family at the Wayback! The food, service, and ambiance are all outstanding. This is the best restaurant on Tennyson, hands down.

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  4. Delaney

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the ambience and the flower arrangements here! The food was delicious and the panna cotta dessert was one of the best I’ve had. Drinks were creative and tasty. Will definitely be back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience at the way back this week! Started with the house pickled veggies and a latke plate, unbelievable! The entrees we chose were fried chicken which was best I’ve had in Denver yet ! And the papprdelle was an awesome hand rolled pasta dish we tried, cooked al dente and tasted so fresh ! Overall , I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for something unique in Denver .

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  6. TaylorL

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Can’t believe we wasted nearly $200 for my husband and I to have dinner here. Will never return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The overall experience was fine. We waited a long time for our food and our server wasn’t great about handling that. The food was decent but overpriced for what we got.

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  8. RachelleG

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and the service were just ok. Nothing I would ever crave or go back for more for. Definitely not bad but left me feeling indifferent.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food in my honest opinion was mediocre, not entirely sure what the hype is about. The ambiance is cool but $10 extra for a meatball? I’ll go elsewhere next time.

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  10. DaneP

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, not great. However everything else was outstanding. I will definitely be back. What a cool vibe. Very vegi friendly. Great date spot

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The Way Back is rated 4.6 stars by 299 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Way Back

3963 Tennyson Street, Denver, CO 80212

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Highlands
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Cocktail Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking, when not available on Tennyson, is usually abundant on the adjacent streets, both to the east and west of Tennyson. There are no neighborhood parking restrictions on these streets.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dylan Rigolini
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (970) 682-6888 ext. 1
  • Private party facilities
    We offer Full Restaurant Buyouts for up to 110 seated and 150 standing. We also offer Semi Private Dining for up to 50 guests. Please email info@thewaybackdenver.com for more details.
  • Private party contact
    Chad Michael George: (970) 682-6888
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