Roadhouse Boulder Depot

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in the 125 year old historic Boulder Train Depot, Roadhouse Boulder Depot brings an urban flare to a historic setting and serves as a gathering place for the entire Boulder community. Operating as a restaurant in the Roadhouse Hospitality Group, Roadhouse Boulder Depot offers a quality “roadhouse” style menu with an emphasis on customer service and community. As University of Colorado Boulder alumni, the Shipp brothers, Terry, Dan, Mike and John, took their knowledge of restaurants and coupled it with their understanding and appreciation for the Boulder community. Tying together history, art, and great food, guests can expect a one of a kind dining experience in a true Boulder institution. Roadhouse Boulder Depot is more than a trend, it’s a tradition.
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BrianK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Thanks for opening back up and a good meal and great dinning experience.

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Ronbo
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit was very enjoyable! Food was great. Ambiance enjoyable and service was top notch! We'll be back. Thanks for a great experience.

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TimH
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our service was good but the kitchen seemed to be struggling. Some confusion on the salad and a Cuban that came out burned to a crisp didn’t leave a great impression.

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vipHappiness
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, prices were low, service was perfect!

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KathyM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was great food, good service and a nice restaurant!

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vipworkLunch
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

brought a group of 10 co-workers for lunch. Had some fun appetizers and everyone enjoyed their entrees. It's a bit noisy but a fun table right by the kitchen. Highly recommended!

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SamI
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was very poor, 15 minutes before anyone came to the table, 45 minutes before drinks were served and they were simple drinks beer, wine and one old fashion. We had an 8 person table, one end was asked about appetizers and the rest were not. Apps came out before food, poor time management, when asked the waitress laughed off the delay. The excuse was the bartender was training,. On Saturday night packed house. So I watched him keep teaching instead of putting him to work. Again Poor time management. The laughing about the situation was not good.

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vipTasteBuddZ
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Had dinner at Roadhouse Depot on Saturday night. Booked thru OpenTable but they were at least 30 minutes behind so we sat at bar. The restaurant was slammed and everybody was deep in the weeds, i.e. late and hurried. My wife had their Jam Burger it was excellent, good sized and great fries. I had the Tuna Poke salad, it was good but had asked someone next to me and they said not much Poke, so I ordered mine with an extra Poke side, that was perfect, but you would think they would have some real wasabi and ginger.... not the case. It was a night of hurry up and wait. Bartender apologized more times than I can remember, but service never improved. Check your check. Got my check and it was off on 4 of the 6 line items, different menu and register prices, that is weird and unacceptable. Would definitely go back and maybe service at a table is better than at the bar, but they left us no choice......

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Mayou
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My friend and I went to the Depot for dinner. I’ve been many times, my friend for lunch. I had the lemon chicken and she had a pulled pork sandwich. It took awhile to get our food. No problem with that. When our food arrived the pulled pork sandwich was cold. She sent it back for a warm sandwich and when it came back the asparagus was gone. Seriously? The lemon chicken was good. I had to ask a couple of times for extra lemon ( personal preference). The sauce on the chicken was thicker than it has been in the past and I would’ve liked more. The pulled pork sandwich, I was told, was just ok.
We decided to get dessert. We both ordered the peach cobbler. It was not that great. My friend found 2 slices of peach in her cobbler, I found 4. Very thick and heavy cobbler. I won’t order it again.
Having been here before, this Saturday evening left me disappointed.

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tonyt
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We showed up at 12:15 pm on a Monday with a group of 6, WITH RESERVATIONS. We were seated immediately, however we were told that it would be 15 minutes before a server could speak to us. 20 minutes later, one showed up and took our order. Our food Arrived at 1:40pm, 1.5 hours after we walked into the door. We had sandwiches / burgers. It was the longest most incredibly frustrating lunch ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took our kids out to dinner before they head back to college and everyone enjoyed their meals! We will be back

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vipDavidS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

it's just too inconsistent. maybe it's the Monday crew but it was not good this week.

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NancyH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We love this place. My cobb salad was really delicious and big! We've eaten here several times and my husband and friends usually get the prime rib sandwich. In the past it was excellent, tonight, the meat was a bit fatty. We let our server know. Other than that it's a great place!

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a group. We always love everything we order, especially the flatbread and fish tacos.

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vipMurray
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a really nice brunch at Roadhouse Boulder Depot. Good GF options, good drinks, and good service.

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I won't be frequenting this locale anymore. I've eaten here religiously for a few years and unfortunately this visit was the last one. I chose Boulder Depot for my Corporate Christmas party. We arrived to find our table had been taken by another group of 10 people claiming to be me. This took 20 minutes to resolve, which didn't make any sense to me. How was there not another table for 10 if someone else thought they had a reservation? Why wasn't this group removed from MY TABLE?

Once we were seated in the middle of the venue we were served the wrong pitchers of beer. The appetizers and Entrees were as good as to be expected. However, when I tried to pay for the final bill the manager/ or my waiter voided out a pre-paid debit card that my corporation had afforded us to pay for this exact event. Forcing me to pay out of pocket for my entire table.

Long story short, I paid out of pocket for an experience that was aggressively underwhelming, I didn't get what I paid for in any sense of the word. My table was wrong, my beer was wrong, and I had to pay for everything because apparently pre-paid gift cards are unheard of.

Never in my life have I looked at a 300 dollar tab and thought " I shouldn't have to pay this".

I want a full refund. Until that happens you won't see another dime, corporate dine in, or recommendation out of me, which is sad because I loved going here.

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Mark
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to get a lunch reservation for a group. Good quality food and a decent ambiance.

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vipBMFNP
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to gather with friends for a boisterous evening.

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NancyH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. We love this place. The potato chips and onion dip are so yummy!

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vipcoloradomom
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Slow service and a very mediocre $37 filet dinner made this a less than optimal dining experience. I’d put the steak meal quality at $25-27, not $37. Very disappointing.

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ChapmanK
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

very slow service. nice server. good food. With a little bit better management attention this place could really take off.

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Overlander
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had to wait for a table when we arrived on time for reservation.
Comfortable table, good atmosphere, not loud. Fun to see sports on TV in background. Service was excellent, attentive but not intrusive, helpful with menu choices. Food was good, everyone was satisfied. Ended up spending more than we thought it would be, but mostly satisfied. Would come again.

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PaulM
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice casual atmosphere, good food at a fair price. Service was fine, but not exceptional. Great burger with short ribs on top.

JM
vipJenniferM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As someone with celiac, I was very grateful for the extensive gluten-free menu that even included gluten-free beer. The food was inventive, well-prepared, and delicious. The service was very friendly and attentive. They did a great job restoring and decorating this historic building. The place had a festive atmosphere. I look forward into going back when I visit Boulder again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

A disappointing dinner. On a slow Sunday night, after being promptly seated, it took a half hour to get drinks to the table. Had to flag down the hostess to help out. Never received the salad course several in our party had ordered. Brie appetizer was excellent, burgers and salad courses were fine. But left with a bad taste in our mouths over the poor service.

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LoriB
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall it was a good experience. The food was good and the ambiance is a fun, unique vibe. Our service was a bit slow and the restaurant was loud but it was a Saturday night during football so that is to be expected. We ate as a family with our 8 and 13 year old daughters and they enjoyed it as well.

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LindaN
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went to Roadhouse with friends before the Buff football game. This just might be the best brunch in Boulder. The bottomless mimosas and bloody mary bar simply can't be topped. The food is awesome with reasonable portions--not the size that would feed a small village. For me, that's a plus! Our server was great but they were understaffed so it was a bit slow--not her fault. It was the perfect pre-game meal.

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Mykaron
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nacho were the best

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JodiA
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their food. Service was excellent. Be sure to make a reservation. We were fortunate to get a reservation for an odd number for some of the downtown restaurant would not take a table for 5. One of our guest worked for the railroad so he was very impressed!

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LarryU
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating at the Roadhouse Boulder Depot. Good good, warm ambiance, and typically attentive service. Our server, Joshua, was another fine example of RBD service: professional, courteous, and engaging. Highly recommend to anyone looking to "step up" from a traditional brasserie or sports bar... but without spending a fortune.

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vipDanvilleLife
Tahoe
58 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sweet waitress, nice and clean, food and drinks were good. Children's menu well priced. We were celebrating two legitimate birthdays, and they didn't offer any perks (like free desert) for guests with celebrations. Just a FYI

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ZacharyH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was great. Unfortunately we were not happy with our service. I stood at the hostess spot to be seated for about 10 mins without being acknowledged. Multiple people walked by and even used the computer in front of me without even a simple “hello”. When we were finally seated, it took about 15 mins to be acknowledged AGAIN! We were finally able to place our drink and food orders. Then once our food came out we sat there and waited for utensils, we actually had to ask our waiter TWICE to get utensils. Our two daughters were so hungry and grown tired of waiting the ate HALF of their pancakes with just their hands. Then when we were finally done and she cleared our table, she never came back. We had to ask two other people to grab our checks for us. Our waitress did not come back to our table till after the gentleman completed our bill.

The food was delicious but the customer service was very disappointing and needs some work.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere! We will be back for sure!

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DakotaL
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marissa R was the hostess with the mostest! She’s amazing!

- Mr and Future Mrs Labine

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vipRandyC
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here before especially when staying at neighbor Hyatt Place. Easy walk from hotel. Enjoyed drinks, salads, and dinner. Excellent visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender read our vibe really well and let us have our space and catch up but was there when we needed her. Great first experience :)

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AmberB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a large party and the accommodated us perfectly. Our service was wonderful and our waiter was attentive and funny. He even took a moment to come outside and take a photo of us all.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Despite having reser

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LukeC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't had that good of food at that price for a while. It was delicious and didn't take forever. Service was excellent and I would come here again. One of the best places in boulder to get an affordable, good sized, delicious steak. New favorite date night venue for me and my wife.

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vipSweeneyct
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John, the bartender, was awesome .. attentive and personable

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