Denver is the capital of Colorado and dates back to the Old West era. A visit to Larimer Square reveals beautiful, 19th-century buildings. The city hosts many museums including the ultramodern Denver Art Museum with its exhibits of indigenous works of art. When visiting with children, Denver Zoo is a great option and the most popular attraction in the city with its sprawling grounds with various animal exhibits and demonstrations. Kids will also have fun at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, a natural rock structure just ten minutes’ drive from of the city. Regular concerts are held there. Between April and October, take the children to the Elitch Gardens Theme and Family Water Park, which features slides and other attractions for the whole family. There are also eating and shopping opportunities here. When staying in this great city, there is also a variety of kid-friendly restaurants in Denver, Colorado. Scroll below to view our top picks.
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Dine-in and take-out options are available at Brider, a modern, casual venue where visitors can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast sees a variety of pastries and hot and cold dishes, while lunch and dinner includes a range of salads, seasonal soups and sandwiches, as well as dishes cooked on the rotisserie. There are craft beers, cocktails, and wine available, along with their own Kombucha, root beer, and ginger beer. For the little ones, there is a kids’ menu including meatballs and polenta, chicken fingers, chicken and vegetables, and grilled cheese.
Address: 1644 Platte St, Denver, Colorado, USA
Opening hours: 8am - 9pm (daily)
2. Scratch Burrito & Happy Tap
Children love burritos and Scratch Burrito & Happy Tap prides itself on sourcing their fresh ingredients from local farmers’ markets for a healthier option. They serve a range of tasty burritos and seasonal side dishes. Choose from a range of fresh salads, soups, and quesadillas, or tuck into Vietnamese chicken wings. Vegetarians also have a selection of options. Dessert comes in the form of Humongous Cookies in various assorted flavors.
Scratch Burrito & Happy Tap
Address: 4262 Lowell Blvd, Denver, Colorado, USA
Website: Scratch Burrito & Happy Tap
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri & Sat: 11am - 10pm
3. Fire On The Mountain Buffalo Wings - Denver
Fire On The Mountain Buffalo Wings – Denver offers anti-biotic free, hormone-free and cage-free chicken, as well as Colorado grass-fed beef burgers, along with a range of delicious, meatless options including veggie burgers, house-made seitan, vegan ranch, and cauliflower wings. There is also a tasty range of salads and sandwiches for lighter meals. A soda fountain is readily available and kids’ milk is on the menu. Kids particularly love the fried Oreos served for dessert!
Fire On The Mountain Buffalo Wings - Denver
Address: 3801 W 32nd Ave, Denver, Colorado, USA
Opening hours: Sun -Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11am - 11pm
4. MAS KAOS Pizzeria & Taqueria
MAS KAOS Pizzeria & Taqueria sources its fresh ingredients including vegetables, herbs, eggs, free-range poultry, and meats, from local farmers. The restaurant also has its own farmland and an indoor greenhouse to grow fresh produce. The restaurant serves a range of appetizers, garden salads, and street tacos with a variety of fillings. Wood-fired pizzas and oven-baked pasta dishes are also available. Kids are spoiled with their own menu offering mac and cheese, buttered noodles, cheese quesadilla, spaghetti and meatballs, as well as their own drink options including chocolate milk.
MAS KAOS Pizzeria & Taqueria
Address: 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado, USA
Website: MAS KAOS Pizzeria & Taqueria
Opening hours: Fri - Mon: 11:30am - 9pm; Tue -Thu: 4pm - 9pm
5. MidWestern Saloon
MidWestern Saloon boasts fresh home-cooking and craft beer served in a great atmosphere and, wherever possible, gluten-free. The restaurant has a good range of appetizers, soups, and salads and between-the-bun options, including subs, burgers, and fries. Take the whole family to enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Address: 3961 Tennyson St, Denver, Colorado, USA
Website: MidWestern Saloon
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 12am; Sat: 10am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 12am
6. Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Biker Jim’s offers original hot dogs, including 15 gourmet sausages made from Alaskan reindeer, pheasant cordon bleu, wild boar, beef, or pork and the vegan dog. There is a range of toppings to suit everyone and hot dogs are served on freshly baked rolls. Ingredients are sourced from the best suppliers and include all-natural meat with organic vegetables. All the hotdogs are healthy, delicious and perfect for the whole family. The reasonably priced kids’ menu includes the Kids’ Dog, which is all-beef, and mac-n-cheese and can be served with fries and a drink.
Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs
Address: 2148 Larimer St, Denver, Colorado, USA
Website: Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11am - 3am
7. Steuben's Uptown
Steuben’s is located in uptown Denver, and serves a variety of daily sandwiches and daily dinners, including mac and cheese, tuna melt, chicken piccata, and pork schnitzel. Gluten-free options are also available. Enjoy brunch, lunch, and dinner at this modern and friendly venue that is perfect for the whole family.
Address: 523 E 17th Ave, Denver, Colorado, USA
Website: Steuben’s Uptown
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 11pm; Fri: 11am - 12am; Sat: 9am - 12am; Sun: 9am - 11pm
8. Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery Colfax
The Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery is a fast-serve restaurant with great food made from the freshest ingredients and up to high standards. Their emphasis is on healthy eating for adults and children, with a separate kids’ menu. There is also a selection of craft beer on offer as well as other adult drinks, along with natural cane sodas for the children and other daily specials.
Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery Colfax
Address: 4990 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado, USA
Website: Chop Shop Casual Urban Eatery Colfax
Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)
9. Root Down
Root Down offers lunch, dinner and their famous Friday Brunch. Believing in healthy living, 50 percent of the restaurant’s ingredients are locally sourced from more than 55 local farmers, ranchers, growers, and food artisans. All meat is certified humane and pasture-raised with non-GMO vegetarian feed. Menu options include soups, salads, and small plates, as well as Colorado Lamb and Veggie Sliders. Kids are spoiled for choice with their own menu, which includes Natural Chicken Fingers, Bistro Tender Steak, Mac & Cheese, and Colombian Grilled Cheese.
Address: 1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, Colorado, USA
Website: Root Down
Opening hours: Mon-Thur: 4pm - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 2pm, 4pm - 11pm; Sat: 10am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm
10. Four Friends Kitchen
Four Friends Kitchen is just that. The idea came as four friends wanted to take their families for a tasty brunch that was family-friendly and in the neighborhood. They went on to create their own restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch, serving a variety of contemporary American comfort food. Choose from a range of small plates and Southern dishes, made entirely from scratch with natural meats and produce. The Little Britches menu is just for kids under 10 and includes a range of breakfast options including chocolate chip pancake breakfast, mini grits, and fruit and four-cheese quesadilla.
Four Friends Kitchen
Address: 2893 Roslyn St, Denver, Colorado, USA
Website: Four Friends Kitchen
Opening hours: 6:30am - 2:30pm (daily)
Have fun with the whole family in Denver
Denver has a lot in store for the whole family. While exploring all the sights, visiting the zoo or water park, stop off for a bite to eat at one of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Denver, Colorado.
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