For the four Denver residents who founded The LocaL, their community is the driving force behind their hearty eats. The team’s commitment to all things local begins in their kitchen, where chefs forge Mexican-inspired cuisine classics for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Throughout the day, the staff brews coffee made with Denver-roasted Pablo’s beans, arranges strips of antibiotic- and hormone-free bacon alongside local eggs, and grills burger patties formed from The Local’s proprietary blend of local beef.
Within their welcoming dining space, cheery green walls and a '50s diner–style counter set the scene for leisurely feeding frenzies. On the outdoor patio, guests can sample the diner’s 12 flavors of housemade ice cream under the protective cover of umbrellas.
Two Dog Diner's chefs update classic American diner dishes with a contemporary twist. A breakfast menu—served all day—features applesauce-and-sour-cream-flanked potato pancakes ($8.95) and a Veggie Dog combo ($9.95) packed with vegetarian sausage patties harvested from wild roaming tofu. The lunch menu quells midday hunger shrieks with a bacon-topped grilled prawn club ($11.95) or a vegetarian portobello and fontina sandwich ($8.95). For dinner, feast on fish 'n' chips paired with house-made tartar sauce ($14.75), which obediently await mouths on the diner’s sleek countertop next to brightly colored salt and pepper shakers.
1950s ephemera decorate Gunther Toody's eight Colorado locations, lending an extra boost of Americana to plates of classic diner food such as burgers and meatloaf. The menu even draws its inspiration from American pop culture of yore, with Elvis fries, burgers named for Howdy Doody, and Big Bopper breakfasts served on platters of chantilly lace. Classic ice-cream treats including shakes, malteds, and black cows help lead each meal to a suitably sweet conclusion.
Sheldon's Luncheonette has been in business since the mid 1970's. With a classic diner atmosphere, healthy portions, and friendly staff we are sure that you will feel welcome from the moment you walk in the door!
We take great pride in our homemade recipes and are certain you will leave satisfied and anxious to return!
Owners Doug and Pam Trondson keep the modest café true to its original roots by serving home-cooked meals with a friendly flair. House favorites pad stomachs with rich, bone-sticky basics. Try the ranchman's breakfast ($7.89) with ham, two eggs, and all-you-can-eat pancakes. The breakfast burrito burrows kicky meats, eggs, and cheese inside a flour tortilla and comes with your choice of toast or three-dollar pancakes ($5.99). Since humans love fries, midday nibbles, from clubs ($6.59) to tuna melts ($5.99) to grilled-cheese sandwiches ($5.29), are served with fries, soup, or salad.
Though many of North End Diner's recipes are straight from owner Jackie's own mother, the 50-year-old diner has also adapted to changing times. Though the menu now includes locally sourced Callicrate beef burgers and several gluten-free items, twangy vintage guitars still blare from the jukebox and hand-scooped shakes clatter onto tables. In the dining room, the aromas of baking meatloaf and simmering gravy make guests feel at home and mashed potatoes feel extremely nervous. A daily blue-plate lunch special arrives within 10 minutes of ordering, and at the fully stocked bar, diners question servers about North End's live jam sessions.