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Appaloosa Grill

) #32 of 2,500 Restaurants in Denver €€ - €€€ American, ,
535 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4235
+1 720-932-1700
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bison chili” (15 reviews)
“pot roast” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
535 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4235
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1 - 10 of 478 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

During a business trip, I went there for lunch and dinner several times. At 10p a band typically plays. Decent variety but somewhat loud which impacts conversation. Food was awesome and beer selection was unique and very good. Definite recommendation.

Thank safetypro1970
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The conceriege at our hotel recommended The Appaloosa Cafe as an Good independent, non-national chain restaurant. We decided to go there for a late lunch. Very good choice!! We enjoyed it. My husband had the bison burger with salad on the side. I had the...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed ``Appaloosa Grill'' for lunch and dinner. Appaloosa is one of the few family owned bars/restaurants on the 16th St Mall and family attention to detail shines through in the quality and variety of the menu items. The bar offers a wide variety...More

Thank Neil R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extensive beer selection, interesting menu, super loud inside, nice sidewalk tables outside, great service. The bison chili is spicy! Skip the fried Brussels sprouts--a bit soggy. Reasonably priced.

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My last night in Denver at end of a week long conference. Hotel front desk recommended. Simply superb. From the service to the food to the liquor selection, everything was perfect. I had the elk carpaccio followed by the bison prime rib. Carpaccio was mild...More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Liked this place very much. I had the rather large Buffalo steak and a couple of beers, i liked that so much I had to come back again. It is a bit pricey though- not much change from 70 bucks when you add in tips...More

Thank Ronan74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First moseyes through the doors many years ago on my first business trip to Denver. Had a great time sitting at the bar and chatting it up with locals and bartender. Just went back with my wife and again had a cool experience. Great food...More

Thank keanesurf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here on the recommendation of a local pedicab driver and were most pleased. I had a delicious Elk burger with goat cheese and blueberries on it, a combination I questioned going in but was perfect together. My fiancé had a delicious gluten free...More

Thank Marvin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local flare serving local meats((Bison, elk, rattlesnake) and brews. Cool and casual atmosphere with great and attentive staff. We were even greeted by one of the owners who let us order off of the dinner menu(during lunchtime). Eclectic and tasty menu. Represents the Denver vibe...More

1  Thank DanMontero
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took 13 co-workers out for dinner. There is a very cool private dining room upstairs with a private bar, sitting area and large table. Nice view of 16th Street. The owner and his wife waited on us. Lots of interesting choices for appetizers including sausage...More

1  Thank Mary R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4235
    (16th St. Mall @ Welton)
  • Public Transportation: Appaloosa Grill is located one block from Northbound Light Rail Station and two blocks from Southbound Light Rail Station. The Grill's front door is located at a "free mall ride shuttle stop" as well. The "Mall Ride" shuttle runs the length of downtown Denver from Union Station to the Capitol.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 720-932-1700
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Established in 2001, the employee owned Appaloosa Grill is a refreshingly unique choice among eateries that line the 16th St. Mall. The diverse all day menu features 100% natural meats as well as a variety of vegetarian choices.
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