10 24-hour Restaurants In Denver, Colorado

24 hour restaurants in denver
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Colorado’s capital, Denver, sits precisely one mile (1.6 km) above sea level. The Mile High City is a commercial and industrial hub with its economy hinged on telecommunications, construction, real estate, and biomedical technology industries. All the economic activity does not stop Denver natives from knowing just how to relax and have fun. Leisure spots lace the city, ranging from museums to scenic parks and challenging trails. The fun does not have to end when the clock strikes midnight; the downtown comes alive with various 24-hour restaurants and bars keeping their doors open. These restaurants make a promise of great food and service round the clock. Here is a list of the 24-hour restaurants in Denver, Colorado you should be sure to check out on your next trip.

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1. Pete's Kitchen

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Pete's Kitchen on Friday, December 25, 2020

This unassuming restaurant located on Colfax Avenue is a haven for late night diners. What Pete’s Kitchen lacks in sophistication, it compensates for with an authentic menu. They serve breakfast staples with their special hot sauce. The list has a range of Greek dishes, creamy potatoes, and hamburgers. Pete’s Kitchen is sure to sober you up with a rush of caffeine, greasy breakfast, and seat-yourself booths (or counter seats). Founded in the 1950s by Peter Control, this restaurant with its rich history and award-winning Greek cooking would give you a memorable late night experience.

Pete's Kitchen

Address: 1962 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206, USA

Website: Pete’s Kitchen

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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2. Jack in the Box

Jack in the Box meal
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Jack in the Box is a favorite for many, with outlets in 21 states across the US, and Denver is not left out. The restaurant serves one of the best hamburgers in the Mile High City, 24/7. Nested on Federal Boulevard, Jack in the Box is where you can have breakfast any time of the day. Chicken strips, croissants, French fries, juicy burgers, and all things American are served here. The restaurant also serves tacos and you can even get a pumpkin pie milkshake during Christmas or Thanksgiving holidays. Jack in the Box ensures you get what you want, when you want it.

Jack in the Box

Address: 2020 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219, USA

Website: Jack in the Box

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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3. McCoy's Restaurant

Posted by Mccoys Family Restaurant on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Natural conversations over a fantastic meal in McCoy’s Restaurant with its cozy setting might be what you need to relax. This 24-hour diner in Denver allows you to watch the sunset or sunrise with a plate of delicious, gravy-smothered chicken fried steak. Whether it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this casual diner-style restaurant caters to your needs with excellent service. The menu is rich; house-made potato chips, fresh green salads, various kinds of burgers, cocktails, and even seafood are served all day long.

McCoy's Restaurant

Address: 4855 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80221, USA

Website: McCoy’s Restaurant

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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Who wants to have a pancake ??
Source: Photo by Flickr user Priyambada Nath used under CC BY 2.0

Fresh out of bed, looking for the right-tasting coffee and waffles? Or needing to pull an all-nighter with burgers and milkshakes? IHOP, formerly known as International House of Pancakes, has something on their menu to meet those food needs all day long. This self-acclaimed leader in serving pancakes also offers waffles, crepes, French toasts, and other delicious meals below 600 calories. A conversation with lots of smiles and incredible food can happen at any time of the day in Denver’s IHOP.


Address: 1595 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222, USA

Website: IHOP

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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5. Tom's Diner

White Spot Restaurant
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This charming, 52-year-old restaurant’s large glass windows are perfect for watching the best nightlife activities of Denver. Tom’s Diner has a touch of old school mixed with quick service and friendly smiles. Hot food, prime steaks, and ample parking spaces are some of the features this 50s-style diner boasts of. Omelets, salads, and steak dinners are staples you can trust from Tom’s Diner. Though its building on East Colfax is presently facing demolition, we hope to enjoy its chicken, waffles and all-around great menu for as long as possible.

Tom's Diner

Address: 601 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203, USA

Website: Tom’s Diner

Opening hours: 24 hour (daily)

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6. Great Scotts Eatery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Great Scotts Eatery - Denver on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Serving fresh local products and breakfast menus all day long, in a vintage styled atmosphere, is what Great Scott Eatery has been doing for years. Bread delivered daily from Aspen Bakery and coffee, especially roasted from Boyers Coffee, everything on the menu shows they care–and they care all day and all night long. Have a seat in the diner’s comfortable vinyl-covered seats and take a pick from their list of great-tasting meals. The outlet on Cortez Street in Denver is open 24/7 and you can slide in for freshly squeezed orange juice, meatloaf, steaks, and other house staples at any time.

Great Scotts Eatery

Address: 1295 Cortez St, Denver, CO 80221, USA

Website: Great Scotts Eatery

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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7. The Breakfast King

Chicken-fried steak with mac and cheese
Source: Photo by Flickr user WordRidden used under CC BY 2.0

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Once tagged as one of “the 59 best breakfasts” in America by Esquire magazine, The Breakfast King’s Denver outlet lives up to the listing. Their service is personalized; waiters know the regulars by name and are warm to everyone. The chicken-fried steak is a favorite for many with lots of extra gravy. You can also have a sandwich or burger. Late night callers at the diner can be seen relaxing on swiveling bar stools, reveling in the nightlife of Denver. The sound of clanking pots and plates mixed with the aroma of mouthwatering dishes wafting through the diner is sure to keep you coming for a late breakfast even after a sumptuous dinner.

The Breakfast King

Address: 1100 S Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80223, USA

Website: The Breakfast King

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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8. Viva Burrito

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Driving around town at 3am, and looking for crispy tacos, massive tortas, or breakfast burritos? Viva Burritos would give you what you asked for plus all things Mexican, food-wise of course. After a visit to the Rocky Mountains or whatever else keeps you busy, the 24-hour drive-thru offers relief for growling stomachs. This Mexican restaurant serves mouthwatering meals from four outlets across town. Different kinds of burritos, chips, and salsa cooked to order and served fresh is a promise Viva Burritos keeps.

Viva Burrito

Address: 6990 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224, USA

Website: Viva Burrito

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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9. Denver Diner

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Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

The homemade green chili from Denver Diner is always mouthwatering. This classic restaurant is nested strategically at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Speer Boulevard. The diner serves home-styled meals at any time. After a one-year hiatus due to a fire, Denver Diner reopened its doors to customers in September 2015. New options of alcohol were added but it is the same old late-night service. Golden brown, deep fried chicken breast, doused in homemade country gravy is something to look forward to in Denver Diner.

Denver Diner

Address: 740 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80204, USA

Website: Denver Diner

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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10. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Driving down Colorado Boulevard, you are sure to find Perkins Restaurant’s lights on, and its doors are welcoming. This family-friendly restaurant has something on their menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have an in-store bakery offering delectable pastries. The list is impressive; homemade Belgian waffles, salads, melt sandwiches, burgers and other American standard dishes are served here.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Address: 1995 S Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80222, USA

Website: Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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You will never go hungry in Denver

two burgers and viand on white plate
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The early birds or the night owls in Denver are sure to get a place to grab sweet-tasting meals. Watch the commercial city as it goes to bed and see it rise through glass windows in restaurants across the Mile High City. Whether you are planning a cool first date, early morning breakfast, or late nights with a project, 24-hour restaurants in Denver have the best-tasting grub and scenery to host you.

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