There’s even an 11oz country fried steak plate.
Denver has got a big array of more modern breakfast spots that are incredibly delicious, but that’s not what we’re writing about today. Today, we’re writing about traditional breakfast spots and diners that are serving up plates the size of your head, and stacked high with eggs, potatoes, and pancakes. Here are 8 of our favorite local Denver diner spots for big breakfast for when you’re really, really hungry.
1. Butcher Block Cafe
For over 30 years, the Butcher Block Cafe has been preparing their family recipes in Downtown Downtown, giving a little piece of small town charm to the big city. They’ve got a little bit of everything if you’re looking for the classics, like huge, fluffy omelettes filled to the brim, and stacks of buttery, syrupy pancakes. They’ve even got breakfast burritos that you can order either smothered with country gravy or green chile. Yum.
Where: 1701 38th Street, Denver 80216
2. The Universal
The Universal is a comfortable little dining lounge with an innovative and rotating list of breakfast favorites, like corn bread rancheros, pork green chile grits, and wild boar scramble.
Where: 2911 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80211
3. The Breakfast King
If you’re looking for a 24 hour breakfast diner spot, then the Breakfast King is your one-spot stop. With plates stacked high with classic breakfast favorites, we’d highly recommend getting their 11oz country fried steak plate smothered in country gravy and with a side of eggs your way, golden hashbrowns, and toast with jam.
Where: 1100 S Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80223
4. Danny’s Carnation Restaurant
Danny’s Carnation Restaurant is a family-owned spot that’s been in business since 1982. Their breakfast menu is as hearty as their plates. Think of dishes like pork carnitas skillets, Denver omelets, Huevos Rancheros, and California Eggs Benedict, each with years and years behind them to make sure they’re perfect.
Where: 1395 Wadsworth Blvd, Denver, CO 80214
5. Three Little Griddles
Over in Aurora, you can check out Three Little Griddles, a diner that leans a little more Scandanavian than American. One of their highlights are their Ebelskivers, which are Danish-style pancakes filled with fudge, lemon curd, and seasonal selection. They’ve also got griddle cakes, savory and sweet, with three meat griddle cakes and nutella swirls for sweet. Or get an Egg Benedict with creamy hollandaise sauce and fries.
Where: 6040 S Gun Club Rd F2 Aurora, Co 80016
6. Doug’s Day Diner
Triple D is making everything in their kitchen from scratch, from their sauces to their soups and biscuits. If you ordered exclusively from the Doug’s Grub menu, we guarantee you would walk away happy. From their country breaded steak to their griddle biscuit topped with gravy and eggs to their baked oats if you want a little lighter fair.
Where: 15444 E Orchard Rd, Centennial, CO 80016
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