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Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse

1122 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1143
+1 303-279-6390
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
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Barbecue, American, Brew Pub, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
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1122 Washington Ave, Golden, CO 80401-1143
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The New York Strip and filet mignon were very good; beer was cold. Waitress was nice; prices reasonable. Would eat there again.

Thank Indybindy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate on the patio for lunch and it was wonderful eating outdoors. The food was good and the staff was friendly.

Thank Abi H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My team joined me for dinner at this historic restaurant. We ordered appetizers and dinners. For a smoke house, you'd think the ribs would be legendary...they weren't. They were dry and tough. Others around the table also expressed displeasure at their meals. They do have...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good place to stop in for a beer while touring downtown Golden. It is in an historic building. It has a great old-fashioned antique wooden bar housing their liquor and beer coolers. It is very open and bright with the front wall facing Washington...More

Thank ColoDream
Reviewed 1 week ago

A stop for us before our airport run. A varied selection of food . No problem we’re seen . Food was very good. Establishment was ornate with the times

Thank mski110
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in to get a bite to eat while on vacation. The food was fantastic. Highly recommend the pork belly tacos and steak chili. Fantastic flavors👍🏻. Service was awesome.

Thank sbezzole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here before touring the town. It is located in an historic building in the downtown area. We were seated right away and the server came over immediately to take our drink orders. We ordered beer, water, iced tea and Diet Pepsi. Then we...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I worked in Golden I would frequently eat at the Old Capitol Grill. It was always good so my husband and I decided to stop for dinner during a recent drive through Golden. We should have kept driving. Our meal was inedible. We had...More

Thank Donna K
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Not a bad spot. We came as a group to grab a bite and create a good base before beers at the Coors facility. The burger was solid and fries were exactly what you'd expect. Nothing to rave about, but not bad either.

Thank blumphotography
Reviewed 16 September 2017

In the center of town. We dined outside and although our food was quite good, fellow dining partners had ribs that were tough and didn't come off the bone. Server was willing to adjust bill, however, companion diners refused offer. Great place to relax and...More

Thank Vicki V
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Restaurant Details

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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, Reservations, Parking Available
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Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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