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Sassafras American Eatery

#59 of 2,416 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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2637 W 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80211-4718
+1 303-433-0080
08:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here on several occasions, the service is always great and the food is delicious. Portions are reasonable size, so you don't waste food. I highly recommend the chicken fried eggs & buffalo hash. Lovely old house, small and cozy. Make a reservation during the week or call ahead on the weekend as it gets busy!

Thank Pat L
Arvada, Colorado
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast there for the first time at this quaint little restaurant. Great service, the really good coffee, and an unbelievable menu. I had Buffalo hash, with homemade cornbread and what they call chicken fried eggs. Just exquisite. Looks like a fabulous lunch menu also. I'm guessing because it is so good, lines may often be long. They have lots... More 

Thank scott j
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. What a great place. For a first time visit I wish it was on a Saturday or Sunday morning. The Milkshakes were awesome! Service was really good. My wife ordered chili that was a little oilly. That brought her another dish without hesitation. We went there before a 1:00 meeting. We both wanted to go take a nap because... More 

Thank Grb5280
Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was delicious (we loved the green tomato benedict), reasonably priced, good service. It's a very small restaurant though, actually a converted house, so you will probably have to wait. Only open for lunch!

Thank jmj555555
Anchorage, Alaska
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked around for a brunch spot near our AirBnB and found this cute place. Very yummy brunch options and drinks. Not a cookie-cutter, usual menu, they have some zest in their food. No box mixes like a gross iHop or Denny's here! I will for sure be coming back next time I am in Denver!

Thank Bre G
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a great place for breakfast/brunch. Super small so pack your patience, but with the adorable patio and endless selection of bloody mary's the wait is almost welcome. We enjoyed a flight of bloody mary's, giving us a good tester of different concoctions, and sat on the patio basking in the sun. The food did not disappoint either. Not... More 

1 Thank mtleith
Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went to the other location a couple of weeks ago with a friend and then the hubs decided he wanted to try it out, so I was curious whether this one was as good as the one on Colfax. This location is super small, but does have a parking lot whereas the other location doesn't have dedicated parking. The food... More 

Thank smrtblond38
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My BFF flew in from Chicago on a Thursday morning so we left the airport in search of a good bloody mary. We ended up here and ordered a flight of bloodies while we waited for a table. We loved them all. Once we were seated, we split an order of the buffalo hash and crafted a custom mac and... More 

1 Thank Justthink
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121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

My friends and I absolutely loved our time at Sassafras! The food is delicious - we had an array of benedicts, hash, lattes, and bloody marys and everything was just wonderful. The atmosphere is charming and cozy and the staff were just so sweet. We will be back!

Thank AnnaMaris
Los Angeles, California
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I'm a sucker for shrimp and grits. Sassafras' did not disappoint! The serving size was large, which was good because I was hungry. Friends got banana pancakes (loved) and biscuits and gravy (loved) and there was an amazing Bloody Mary floating around the table with a bacon slice and an egg. Great brunch meal!

Thank Katie O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cajun & Creole
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2637 W 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80211-4718
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-433-0080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?