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Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse

££ - £££Barbecue, American,
1122 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1143
+1 303-279-6390
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
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Barbecue, American, Brew Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1122 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1143
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The bartender, Brooke, was great and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend the bbq burger with pulled pork and bacon.

Thank Todd P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I don’t know what these sad sacks who think this place is not a fantastic place to eat are smoking, but we ate here on our trip and it is fantastic food. The staff was extremely courteous and the atmosphere was ideal. The food was...More

Thank sky9696
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After taking a long hike, my sister and I stopped at the Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse for lunch. We sat outside and could see the mountains. It was a beautiful day. The service, food and atmosphere was all great. I ordered the street tacos...More

Thank Elissa R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside here after our Coors Brewery Tour. The smoked meats were awesome. We had good service, and our whole family really enjoyed the meal. It’s such a cute downtown area, and we went to some of the shops after dinner.

Thank Kindergal96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in Golden to look around and have some lunch. The owner or manager immediately pulled tables together for our party of 8. They didn't have a gluten free menu, but said most of they menu could be made gluten free. I wasn't all...More

Thank CR141
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Service was great, atmosphere was great, menu seemed sparse, but food was ridiculously skimpy. We had sliders and I almost couldn’t find any meat - it was all tomato and fufu lettuce. Why doesn’t anyone in town make their own chips. The sucky bag chips...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

A regular stop when I’m in Golden. The food is very good the portions are generous. Lots of beer choices but even though I’m a craft fan, it always seems fitting to have a Coors in Golden. I’ve yet to have a bad meal but...More

Thank TangledWeb_Unwoven
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Finally the Capitol Grill has a new menu! This is not my type of food but I have enjoyed the salads and soup. I'm not a big fan of smoked meats and carbs but they do a decent job with them. The new staff is...More

Thank Ariel M
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Upon entering the restaurant, the historical setting was very comfortable. Service staff were friendly and competent. Food was cooked to perfection. Drinks are always filled.

Thank bainc2016
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I was underwhelmed considering what I had heard about this place. The garlic mashed potatoes were bland, and I've certainly had better steaks elsewhere. Place seemed understaffed. Lots of visible open seating in the back, but people had to wait 20 minutes for tables. With...More

Thank Momo800
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1122 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1143
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Golden
  • Phone Number: +1 303-279-6390
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Our Place is Yours: Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse has become one of Colorado’s favorite eateries for locals and visitors alike. The Capitol offers up a full menu of on-site smoked meats, classic American fare, featuring our housemade dishes with some unique twists, in an historic setting. We have brought back some of the grandeur of the building from its heyday as the capitol building of the Colorado Territory and in celebration of Colorado’s beauty. The colors, light fixtures and wall art are reflective of the mid-1800s period, when Colorado’s Territorial Legislature met within its walls.
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