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Appaloosa Grill

#38 of 2,381 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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535 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4235 (16th St. Mall @ Welton)
+1 720-932-1700
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Appaloosa Grille has a casual atmosphere with spectacular food. It has a variety of regional offerings including Bison chili - amazing. As well, the steaks and seafood of a more traditional nature are equally good. The night I was there they had a poetry read. No kidding. Enjoy!!!

Thank BuffettBrink
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The décor is more "bar"ish instead of restaurant, but the menu is fun and extensive. I have gluten and lactose allergies and they were able to accommodate both.

Thank LJC0311
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218 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only been in the US for 2 weeks but this was by far my best meal so far. Bison steak with blue cheese ravioli ... and... elk burges are simply superb. Thanks to Matthew for the fantastic hospitality and food. We all had a great time

Thank JambianiNeil
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was here on business for three days and had six meals at Appaloosa!!! Great menu and great selection of beer! I had their Buffaloaf twice, Crab and Grapefruit salad three times, Steak Salad once, and all soups. Tried their creme brûlée and lemon tart too. Great service, welcoming atmosphere, and tasty menu!

Thank Sophia G
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. The food was beyond good, locally sourced and beautifully prepared. The sausage appetizer is a must. The bison and ravioli was excellent. The elk burger was delicious, and the mac n cheese was a good addition. Great beers too.

Thank prleone
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always stop in when in downtown. I like the expanded micro brew menu on draft for around $6-$7 pint. Samples readily available. Loved the Colette farmhouse aIe. also like the entertaining bartenders making perfect drinks with strength. I like the service. And i like the diverse crowd. People friendly. I love the live bands after 9pm. Tried food for the... More 

Thank Bbcakes88
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good selection of draft beers - excellent quality & keeps changing. Food was delicious at a decent price. Locally owned and some ingredients locally sourced. I'd go back again!

Thank Junior B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our 4th day in Denver, we decided to hang out in the downtown/16th Street area for the afternoon. We ended up choosing Appaloosa for our early dinner....great choice!! The food was different, but excellent and the customer service was excellent! We decided to try the pork chili (see pic below) and it was delish! We also opted for the... More 

Thank Andrea R
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This restaurant offers food with natural proteins and choices of vegetarian and gluten free dishes. We ordered the chicken sandwich and the 1/2 pound bison burger for lunch and tried their home made catsup. The sandwiches were tasty and excellent.

Thank wilfredos639
Hebron, Illinois
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The decor here is interesting, a colleague called it atmospheric. Whatever that might mean, the staff were friendly and efficient and the food was good. I had a vegetarian green chili soup and a beet and butternut salad. Both of these were great and the portion sizes were perfect and I left quite satisfied. I will stop here again when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4235
    (16th St. Mall @ Welton)
  • Public Transportation: Appaloosa Grill is located one block from Northbound Light Rail Station and two blocks from Southbound Light Rail Station. The Grill's front door is located at a "free mall ride shuttle stop" as well. The "Mall Ride" shuttle runs the length of downtown Denver from Union Station to the Capitol.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 720-932-1700
Established in 2001, the employee owned Appaloosa Grill is a refreshingly unique choice among eateries that line the 16th St. Mall. The diverse all day menu features 100% natural meats as well as a variety of vegetarian choices.

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