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Restaurants in Golden, Colorado

Golden may be a small town, but our eating experience will surprise you as much as it will satisfy all your cravings.

Start your day at one of Golden’s charming cafes or bakeries for a coffee and something sweet, grab a craft beer after a long day of hiking, and end your day at a trendy downtown spot for dinner. Whatever your tastes or hunger level, we’re sure that Golden has a food and drink establishment to suit your needs.

Choose Your Culinary Adventure

Golden’s dining scene is home to various cuisine types from Japanese to Mexican and Italian food (Golden is home to several delicious pizza shops).

For the adventurous at heart, Golden’s casual communal-style dining options at area food halls let you play bartender and pour your own beer and choose from a variety of delicious eateries under one roof.

Our downtown restaurants are more than their delicious cuisine. Here, you can dine amidst history inside the original buildings of historic downtown Golden, decked out with modern décor. 

You can also find quality cuisine at our farm-to-table restaurants focused on fresh food and community. For more farm-fresh goods, stop by the Golden Farmers Market held every Saturday, from June to October, where you can taste local bites from various local vendors and stock up on fresh produce grown across the region. 

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Table for Two or the Whole Crew

Romance is in the air here. It must be Golden’s uniquely intimate settings and the fine dining options that have couples coming back to their favorite special-night-out restaurants in Golden. Our historical buildings and the quaint ambiance of some of the area’s most charming restaurants make romantic dining here a no-brainer. 

For group dining, the experience begins with brunch. Brunch in Golden is a well-established tradition for groups large and small. Choose from any of the cafés in historic downtown Golden to enjoy freshly-baked goodies or enjoy outdoor dining with a delicious, healthy sit-down breakfast on a sunny patio.

In the afternoon, get the group together for something casual at one of the many places to eat in Golden, CO, including some of the region’s tastiest sandwich shops and lunch spots. Then, for dinner, choose what type of cuisine your group wants, and call ahead your restaurant of choice for reservations. 

Quench Your Thirst

And any day of the week, a day of hiking the trails around Golden calls for a nice cold beer. Good news for craft beer lovers: Golden brews more beer than any other town in America. 

Go on a tour of the Coors Brewery or stop at one of the many local breweries along the Golden Tap Trail to quench your thirst. Pop into one of our renowned distilleries to sample handcrafted local spirits or keep the evening going at one of the friendly neighborhood taverns and bars.

Dining in Golden gives you the community feel of a small town with the culinary quality you’d expect to find in a big city. 

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