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Butcher Block Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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1701 38th St, Denver, CO 80216-3653
+1 303-295-2915
05:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 05:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 05:00 - 14:00
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

A typical Saturday or Sunday tradition for us. Food is always good, fast and consistent. Just a good old fashioned cafe. A cup of coffee and some eggs

Thank cole p
Fort Collins, Colorado
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

When asked where we could eat nearby, the cashier at the Forney Transportation Museum directed us to the Butcher Block. VERY unassuming from without, we decided to take our chances. The interior is a cheerful, immaculate diner. The service was friendly and quick. The prices were unbelievably low and the quality of our lunch selections quite tasty indeed. A Superburger... More 

Thank Robert C
Edmonton, AB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This was such a great little diner, classic decor and menu and it was all delicious. The only downside was that the waitress didn't call either of us 'hun', which we were really looking forward to, but you might have better luck.

Thank ACuming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The Butcher Block is a gem of a place off the beaten path. Best has browns and French toast I've ever had!

1 Thank Emma K
Cave Junction, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Good old fashioned diner food. Fast, friendly and hearty food made like mom would make it. Love this place.

Thank bobgok
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a good place for a reaonbly priced breakfast that's not mass produced and a very friendly staff.

Thank Toot N
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I found this place our first morning in Denver. We ended up going every day for breakfast except one during our trip to Denver. The food was really good, the service was awesome and you get your food quicker than you can imagine. It was an enjoyable and short walk from where we were staying which put... More 

Thank Gary D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Food is excellent! Cant tell you a favorite as i love the breakfast and lunch menu! Friendly staff and cooks have the menu down perfectly from biscuits and gravy to chorizo to burgers!

Thank Tara W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is your basic down home restaurant that has decent prices, great staff and food that's not out of a bag.

Thank Peter B
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you are looking for an authentic diner, not some young chef trying to create the diner experience, hit the Butcher Block. The food is "GOOD" not "GREAT" it is authentic "American Diner" food. I swear nothing has changed in the last 20 + years, I ate here when I worked down the street right out of high school. As... More 

Thank Michael F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 20:00
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 38th St, Denver, CO 80216-3653
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-295-2915

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?