Golden Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Golden

April 14, 2018 Veronika Gaddis

Golden is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Golden lies along Clear Creek at the base of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Founded during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush on June 16, 1859, the mining camp was originally named Golden City in honor of Thomas L. Golden. Golden City served as the capital of the provisional Territory of Jefferson from 1860 to 1861, and capital of the official Territory of Colorado from 1862 to 1867. In 1867, the territorial capital was moved about 12 miles (19 km) east to Denver City. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 18,867 in 2010.
Things to do in Golden

1. D'deli

1207 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1144 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch +1 303-279-8020
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 339 reviews

D'deli

Reviewed By Sarah W - Boulder, Colorado

This is my go-to spot for lunch in downtown Golden. The huge menu of amazingly fresh, creative and delicious sandwiches should satisfy any picky eater. Don't be intimidated by the long lines - it's worth the wait and the line moves pretty fast.

2. Woody's Woodfired Pizza

1305 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1915 Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Pub, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 16 +1 303-277-0443
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 936 reviews

Woody's Woodfired Pizza

Reviewed By Dawn W - Colorado Springs, United States

Even at 4pm, this place has a 20 minute wait. The beer cheese soup is great. The pizza was good-loved the variety.

3. Bob's Atomic Burgers

1310 Ford St, Golden, CO 80401-1910 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 303-278-1601
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 341 reviews

Bob's Atomic Burgers

Reviewed By Robert F - Dubuque, Iowa

Eclectic name, eclectic atmosphere with items from whips to helmets to light sabers to posters, to adventurous way to order food. Grab a table first if any are vacant. Expect long lines. Order on a bag with food options, and your good cones in. Sweet potato fries are to die for, and regular fries great too. Sizes are extra large in burgers and fries. No frills from seating, to bathrooms, to order method. Only really MUST eat meal in Golden.

4. Sherpa House Restaurant & Cultural Center

1518 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1920 Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Tibetan, Nepali, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 21 +1 303-278-7939
Excellent
59%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 386 reviews

Sherpa House Restaurant & Cultural Center

At Sherpa House Restaurant and Cultural Center, the quality of the food and service is the supreme priority. Our goal is to enhance your dining experience in the most beautifully decorated Sherpa House, with friendly and experienced staffs. We have wide variety of menu that are suitable for all ages. At our Restaurant NO one walks out with unsatisfied service and food.

Reviewed By bainc2016 - Inez, TX

Upon entering the restaurant, the savory odors of Asian food greeted us. Wait staff was helpful and we were seated quickly. Questions about menu items were answered graciously. The food was probably the best Asian food we have ever eaten. The price was very reasonable. Highly recommended.

5. Abejas Restaurant

807 13th St, Golden, CO 80401-1801 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 303-952-9745
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

Abejas Restaurant

Reviewed By Bryan P - Fort Collins, Colorado

Went there a week or so ago for lunch. We ordered their pasta special and waited almost an hour to eat with nobody else there. Once it arrived, three out of three of us couldn’t eat it. The waitress seemed to be annoyed and made it seem like it was our fault for not liking it. Maybe this was a quirk, willing to give it another try though.

6. Cafe 13

1301 Arapahoe St, Golden, CO 80401-1830 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 3 - SGD 12 +1 303-278-2225
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Cafe 13

Cafe 13 is considered by many locals as being Golden's Living Room. We believe in the idea of the cafe as a social institution, a positive landmark in the community where work gets done, people connect, and ideas are shared. Our open, welcoming space is the ideal backdrop to any part of your day and we hope you feel the same. Finally but not least, we are proud to offer thoughtful, healthy breakfast and lunch items from our kitchen. Whether you are looking for a delicious sandwich, fresh salad, or just something sweet to nibble on, we've got you covered.

Reviewed By 40_Tigger_fan - West Midlands, United Kingdom

Visited here, while visiting Golden, for breakfast for the 3 days we were here.
Staff are friendly and food is great. Very extensive breakfast menu from bagels to burritos to scrambles to pancakes, they also do a good selection of cakes including muffins, cookies and cinnamon buns.
Definitely worth a visit.

7. Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar

1299 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1233 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa American, Bar, International, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 303-277-9991
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 246 reviews

Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar

Indulge Bistro & Wine Bar is locally owned by long-time Highlands Ranch resident Peter Fatianow and his wife Delinda Fatianow. They recognized that the Denver metro area needed a place where relaxing with friends is as important as great food and wine. At Indulge, we personally welcome you to come sit, drink, dine, and experience an INDULGEnt night out! We are committed to making your visit enjoyable, relaxing, and tasty! Come in and encounter exceptional service, food, wine, spirits, and ambiance.<br><br>Our menu changes seasonally - please see most updated menus at www.indulgewinebar.com.

Reviewed By aztraveler62 - arizona

We went with a large group and they were able to accommodate us all. The waitress, Liz, was fantastic. Their wine list was extensive and so was their beer selection. We ordered a variety (burgers, salads, pizza). Everyone was quite pleased with their food. We would recommend.

8. Table Mountain Inn Hotel, Grill & Cantina

1310 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1916 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 303-216-8040
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 629 reviews

Table Mountain Inn Hotel, Grill & Cantina

We&apos;ve got some great Specials!! Monday - $18.99 Prime Rib Dinner (dinner only) Ask about our large selection of Gluten Free options! Twice daily happy hour from 2 to 6pm and again from 9 to 11pm.

Reviewed By banstead - Reigate, United Kingdom

We ate here for both dinner and breakfast whilst staying and were not disappointed. For dinner my husband took the advice of our server and had rainbow trout which he really enjoyed. I chose badly so won't comment. Interesting cocktails available and great ginger beer!...MoreIt's no surprise that you enjoyed your service if Cheryl was involved. She is our die hard KC native and proud to the core about it. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

9. Ali Baba Grill

109 N Rubey Dr Ste F, Golden, CO 80403-2457 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 303-279-2228
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Ali Baba Grill

Reviewed By Fastphilad - Mich

Went there with her three grandchildren who are not quite used to this type of food. They enjoyed it very much. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant had a nice atmosphere and the baklava was out of this world. Good place to go for middle eastern food.

10. The Bridgewater Grill

800 11th St, Golden, CO 80401-1104 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 303-279-2010
Excellent
47%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 359 reviews

The Bridgewater Grill

Join us at the Bridgewater Grill to enjoy culinary creations from our executive Chef who focuses on Colorado Proud ingredients. Enjoy fresh salads, burgers, sandwiches, entrees and indulgent desserts. Featuring seasonal creekside dining with breathtaking views. Enjoy live music in our popular lounge - please visit our website for specific dates and times. We are proud to provide two complimentary Tesla charging stations –Tesla Motors Models only.

Reviewed By Virginia B - Grand Junction, Colorado

Oh my. Oh my. Dinner: Beautiful views of the street scene and of Washington Bridge. Bison meatloaf, delicious fresh vegetables (bell peppers and brussel sprouts with ? A basalamic vinegar ? type of sauce. An amazing house salad with a pepper vinegarette dressing that was obviously made.
Breakfast? A steel cut creme brûlée oatmeal with fresh fruits. My companion has the Golden breakfast.
Service? 5 Star plus.
I highly recommend that you visit this restaurant!

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