Where to Eat in Denver: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Carley Gatson

Denver (/ˈdɛnvər/), officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.3 meters) above sea level, making it the highest major city in the United States. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station.
Things to do in Denver

1. Linebergers Steakhouse

Hwy 150 E, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673 Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 38 +1 704-483-2276
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Linebergers Steakhouse

Iconic Steakhouse serving the Lake Norman area for over 45 years. A 300 seat restaurant with full ABC permits able to handle large gatherings, such as, rehearsal dinners, corporate parties, birthday celebrations and more. Reservations not required. Open for dinner only Tuesday - Friday at 5pm, Saturdays at 4pm and closed Sundays and Mondays.

Reviewed By agolfpro2 - North Carolina Coast, North Carolina

We've been to Lineberger's quite a few times for dinner. Parking is always easy. Greetings on arrival are very warm and friendly--no matter who's on the front station. Lineberger's is usually a busy place, but our presence appears special, and this is how it appears they want you to feel.

The wait staff has been trained, and can answer most menu questions without hesitation. Their menu is straightforward--Beef; however, selections vary, and to be sure, there are several worthwhile choices, especially the Prime Rib. They also have a well-appointed salad bar; and, of course, a delightful dessert menu. On the other hand, their wine list could be improved, offering only a moderate selection of red wines.

Atmosphere is casual--nothing fancy--"family style" more than over-the-top steakhouse....

2. Chillfire Grill

121A Cross Center Rd, Denver, NC 28037-5009 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 14 - SGD 38 +1 704-827-2121
Excellent
58%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 241 reviews

Chillfire Grill

Chillfire Bar & Grill serves up the freshest and most creative entrees in the Lake Norman area. Plentiful portions, a breathtaking environment and mouth-watering selections have made us an area favorite for all occasions

Reviewed By sa b - Charlotte, North Carolina

Gets busy but the ribeye steaks and the Shanghai shrimp are so good. Nice selection of wines. The desserts are great too.

3. Savory Plum Cafe & Bakery

3740 N Highway 16, Denver, NC 28037-8179 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Lunch, Breakfast +1 704-483-8900
Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Savory Plum Cafe & Bakery

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Reviewed By OrlandoFLGator - Orlando, Florida

We visited Savory Plum for lunch. It's a quaint coffee shop that has an edited menu of sandwiches, some soup, smoothies and salads. Most of our party ordered the pulled pork and said it was delicious. It was well seasoned and tender. The onion roll was a nice balance and not too strong - it tasted homemade. We also ordered the special (turkey on rye) and chicken salad. The Turkey on rye was also well done and tasty. The chicken salad was a little sweet for me. The service was fantastic. They were so friendly and made us feel at home! We decided on a few desserts and they did not disappoint. The chocolate cake was moist and perfectly balanced - great chocolate flavor without it being overload. I don't really care for chocolate cake, but now I do! We also sampled the chocolate cream pie which was also tasty. My son had the mini pumpkin pies and enjoyed those as well. We will definitely visit here again!

4. Cabbella's Coffee Shop

1250 N Highway 16, Denver, NC 28037-6004 Cafe +1 828-461-4503
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Cabbella's Coffee Shop

Reviewed By Chloegirl30 - Charlotte, North Carolina

This is a cute, cozy little spot to relax with a friend over coffee. The staff is always friendly, and the selection of coffees, teas, and pastries is impressive. They are several tables for two, as well as some comfy easy chairs and sofas. Forget Starbucks! Go enjoy this lovely little local spot.

5. Westlake Family Restaurant

1235 N Highway 16, Denver, NC 28037-8014 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Greek, Diner, American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 704-483-9023
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Westlake Family Restaurant

Family style restaurant serving traditional homemade southern breakfast and lunch meals with a Greek twist. All of our meals are made from scratch using the freshest and best quality ingredients at great prices. Very friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

Reviewed By Gary W - Denver, North Carolina

I have breakfast at the Westlake Family Restaurant a couple of times a month. I also have lunch there about once a month. My grandkids and I enjoy it.

6. Butcher Boy Cafe

6347 E Nc 150 Hwy, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673-9404 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 704-483-5995
Excellent
37%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
11%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Butcher Boy Cafe

Reviewed By nikkilea1 - Sherrills Ford, North Carolina

For those few days we can 'sleep in', Butcher Boys offers an AWESOME breakfast buffet with ALL the 'fixins' - but also offers a full menu of specialties at crazy-low prices...and the quality is home-made goodness!

7. Lighthouse Station Ice Cream Parlor

2171 N Highway 16, Denver, NC 28037-8066 Seating +1 704-483-3699
Excellent
43%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Lighthouse Station Ice Cream Parlor

Reviewed By Bruce B - Denver, North Carolina

Wait all fall, winter and spring was worth it. Peach malt a bit thin, but good. The owner is friendly and conversational. Met the Lincoln county councilman, Rich Permenter and wife, grabbing a quick cone. Nice flavor and cone selections, something for everyone.

8. Giovanni's

3738 N Highway 16, Denver, NC 28037-8179 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 704-966-0403
Excellent
35%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Giovanni's

Reviewed By Screamscape - Charlotte, North Carolina

After stopping by once to try picking up a pizza to go (which was excellent!) I decided to go back and try the sit-down restaurant with my wife and daughter and it exceeded my expectations. Good real-tasting Italian food all around, reminded me of the excellent Italian restaurants I used to love when I lived back in San Diego, which were so much better than all these nationwide chain restaurants. We tried a combo platter with Lasagna, a Manicotti and a stuffed shell, all of which were incredible and smothered in melted cheese, but I especially enjoyed the thick lasagna that stays whole on your fork and doesn't melt into a gooshy mess when you try to cut into it. The wife also got a custom filled Calzone which she loved every bite of, and my daughter who usually never finishes her plate gobbled up a huge spaghetti and meatball plate clean in record time. We will be back for sure!

9. Boss Hog BBQ Restaurant

7564 E Hwy 150, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 828-478-3600
Excellent
34%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 29 reviews

Boss Hog BBQ Restaurant

Reviewed By Ted G - Arkansas

An online review told me that this place has brisket on Thursdays. I got there approx 5 pm on a thursday in early march and saw the sign for a brisket sandwich with fries for $6.95! Wow. and yes, please. Brisket is my favorite BBQ both because I love it and because it is a good test for BBQers. You can easily ruin a brisket if you don't know what you are doing. Unfortunately for me, the very nice counter lady and cooks informed me there was no more brisket. First they checked very diligently to see if what they had was enough for their current orders plus me. It was not. I JUST missed it!! They were nice to look without just saying no. I shifted to standard pulled pork sandwich and a cheeseburger. Standard pulled pork, i get mine with no slaw. They will also put BBQ sauce on it to order. Their sauce was a dark red/brown sweet but a little spice. The burger was cooked to order on the grill. Both sandwiches would fall into the "large" category IMO. No sides ordered so I can't speak to those, though I will be back on a Thursday in the near future to get the brisket, which is allegedly legendary. They advised to call ahead on Thursday to see if there is brisket left and to order ahead to reserve some before they run out. She said sometimes they run out before dinner on Thursday (as was my experience) and sometimes they have leftovers through Friday. Like most BBQ places in the carolinas they also have salads, chicken, burgers, fries, hushpuppies, onion rings etc. There were some good looking homemade cake and pie slices in a fridge up front. They also have daily specials written on a board up front. As another reviewer stated I would give this place 5 stars but I need to go a few more visits to check other items and consistency.

10. Stacy's Restaurant

3790 N Highway 16, Denver, NC 28037-8179 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 704-483-5811
Excellent
42%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Stacy's Restaurant

Reviewed By Rosalita R - Denver, North Carolina

Great food, good service. The only problem, is their operating hours on the weekend, not open on Saturday night. hey are not open everyday, so you better check before you go.

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