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#63 of 2,431 Restaurants in Denver
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837 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218-1467
+1 303-832-7313
08:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A big group of us went for lunch after a fun morning at a nearby museum. We had a mix of vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores and over $100 later only one person in our party ate their food. The grilled tofu tasted like propane, to which our waiter replied "that's just how our grilled food tastes." Everyone's food was overwhelmed... More 

Thank PearlBC
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For our appetizer, my wife, son, and I shared the generous platter of seitan "ribs" -- half BBQ, half buffalo -- that were excellent. (My son will return to WaterCourse in order to make the "ribs" his entree!) I had the Classic (seitan) Burger with a side of (vegan) mac & cheese. Both were terrific; when I return to WaterCourse,... More 

Thank ScottH190
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a small group of friends, and I was the only vegan. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the appetizer wings, vegan drinks, and our entrees. I'm so glad I got to try this place!

Thank Norma R
Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

It's all vegan so if you're vegan and you eat out much you are thankful for places like this. Food was good not great. Servers were friendly and efficient. I had the biscuits and gravy. I would eat there again.

Thank TexanDave
Minneapolis, MN
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My husband ordered a couple appetizers for dinner. We shared nachos and buffalo wings. The appetizers are a great deal during happy hour. The nachos are a yummy and satisfying. I'm not a fan of the flavor of buffalo wings. The buffalo wings were too salty. If we ordered cauliflower wings again, I'd try the barbecue wings. I'd definately come... More 

Thank Mplswoman
Saskatoon, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017

There were three of us and we all had different meals . The food was all around very tasty and well presented .The meals were not only delicious but looked that way ! The servers were courteous and helpful . They were in no rush to see you leave even though they were busy . It was a bit on... More 

Thank drothenburger
Fort Collins, Colorado
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The menu is varied enough to find several choices that are tasty and relatively healthy. The atmosphere is simple but spacious and not noisy, unlike so many restaurants today. It is easy to carry on a conversation at normal speech volume. The service is generally slow but competent. The prices are reasonable for the food you get and the servings... More 

Thank Sunjay S
Littleton Co
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It's been a few years since I've been to Watercourse and I was thrilled to get to eat there again! If I lived closer I'd eat there every day! A great restaurant for everyone!! The Wizards on Horseback appetizer is a fabulous vegan appetizer that definitely has one-up on the traditional meaty Devils on Horseback. What a brilliant idea! The... More 

Thank LittletonCoBillb
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Y'all, let me tell you. I have a few friends who are vegetarian and we were looking for something to satiate all of our palettes on a recent trip to Denver. While we had a party of 5 so the wait on a Saturday night was about 45 minutes, the service was impeccable, the drinks were great (the margaritas and... More 

Thank Laurenbythemile
Rifle, Colorado
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I live 3 hours away, but have an extended stay at St. Joseph Hospital because my husband had surgery 3 days ago. While waiting for his surgery to be over I read in a Denver magazine an article highlighting different neighborhoods. In that article, there was a write up about Watercourse. Once my husband was settled and sleeping, I headed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 837 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218-1467
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-832-7313
WaterCourse has been a Denver staple since 1998, and has been fully vegan since April 2014. WaterCourse specializes in delicious and filling comfort food with many gluten-free and nut-free options. Our featured dishes include Banana Bread French Toast, Street Tacos, and Southern Fried Cauliflower "Chicken" served with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy or Mac & Cheese. Along with our seasonal menu, we offer amazing vegan and gluten-free desserts and milkshakes to top off your meal!

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