Relax outdoors with family and friends at an alfresco spot for brunch, lunch, or dinner, gather around the picnic table at a local craft brewery and order a round of drinks, or spend a romantic night out with your special someone under the stars. Golden’s charming downtown and inviting Rocky Mountain atmosphere make it the perfect place to enjoy outdoor dining, depending on the season.
Types of Outdoor Dining
Golden has a variety of outdoor dining options to choose from.
Share delicious food and plenty of laughs with the entire family at a restaurant offering rooftop or creekside seating overlooking the tumbling waters of Clear Creek or at a coffee or dessert shop found along the picturesque, historic streets of downtown Golden.
Many restaurants in Golden have back patios or streetside dining to enjoy the outdoors while you dine, and you can even feel the outdoor air at one of our indoor-outdoor food halls or breweries around town.
Our restaurants range from casual and family-friendly to sophisticated fine dining and serve a variety of cuisine types, from BBQ to Mexican and Asian to Italian.
During the warmer months of the year, you can choose between any of the patios that line the historic streets of Golden and sometimes even enjoy views of downtown on one side and a mountainous landscape on the other. Or pull up an Adirondack chair on a rooftop surrounded by your closest friends at a food hall where everyone can find something they love.
During the winter months, outdoor dining may or may not be available, typically depending on the weather conditions. When it’s chilly outside or nighttime, some restaurants and pubs offer a cozy fire pit where you can warm up dinner, drinks, or live music.
Sandwich Shops & Lunch Spots
Lunch is Golden’s specialty. Golden has several sandwich shops and popular dining spots with a great lunch menu including D’Deli, Abejas, Jolynn’s, and Louis’ Cafe,
Farm To Table
Nothing compares to a tasty meal made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. You can feel confident about the food you’re eating at these delicious farm to table restaurants located right here in Golden, Colorado.