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Explore 4 top cheap diners in Denver

Butcher Block Cafe. | Photo: Todd S./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on June 01, 2020.

Looking to try the best diners in town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable diners in Denver, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Butcher Block Cafe

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Topping the list is Butcher Block Cafe. Located at 1701 38th St. in Elyria Swansea, the diner, breakfast and brunch and traditional American spot is the highest-rated low-priced diner in Denver, boasting 4.5 stars out of 331 reviews on Yelp. 

We turned there to learn more about Butcher Block Cafe. Founded by three brothers from North Dakota, the business prides itself on bringing small town diner vibes to Denver, per its Yelp profile.

When it comes to business's signature items, it's well known for homemade cinnamon rolls as well as burgers, chicken fried steak, French toast, omelettes and a smothered burrito. 

2. The Breakfast King

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Next is Overland's The Breakfast King, situated at 1100 S. Santa Fe Drive. With four stars out of 444 reviews on Yelp, the diner and breakfast and brunch spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option. 

Yelper Brian T., who reviewed The Breakfast King on Feb. 22, wrote, "Best breakfast in Denver. I highly recommend getting the Denver omelet and getting a side of green chili to pour over the top. You will walk out of here full and feeling great!"

3. Nick's Diner

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West Highland's Nick's Diner, located at 3743 Federal Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive diner four stars out of 68 reviews. 

Yelper Matt M., who reviewed Nick's Diner on Feb. 26, wrote, "We had [the] señor Garcia skillet. Very flavorful—one of the best ones [we] have had to date! I had the Philly cheese steak, which had a ton of flavor. We will come to this place a lot more often!"

4. Newbarry's Family Restaurant

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Newbarry's Family Restaurant, a diner and breakfast and brunch spot that offers salads and more in Ruby Hill, is another inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 36 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2995 W. Jewell Ave. to see for yourself. 

The site has lots more information on Newbarry's Family Restaurant.

The business specializes in "classic American comfort food, great breakfasts, delicious homemade soups, salads and pies," it writes on Yelp in the specialties section.


This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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