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Walnut Brewery

1123 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302-5116
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Ranked #83 of 499 Restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Boulder bus terminal is located two blocks east of the Walnut Brewery.
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75% Recommend
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English first
Golden, Colorado
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Some of the meals for average, some better than average, but nothing exceptional. There was a time that this place had the best salmon fish and chips. Then they went downhill, and have since rebounded slightly. The bar and beer are fine, but they have a little work to get back to the exceptional food they once mastered. If your... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I went with a large group (~20) for food and drinks on a Thursday night (wasn't too crowded). The beer was good, but if the server had frequented us more, he would have got a few more beers out of me. I order the bison burger and it was awful. Undoubtedly, it is a challenge to serve 20 people simultaneously,... More

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Galway, Ireland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a nice spot to drop into for a beer and snacks, but you can do much better for the food in Boulder. The food was not too bad, but just average, while no one dish was poor, nothing our group had would get us too excited. A wide selection of good beer raised the experience a lot. The... More

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We went for dinner to the Walnut Brewery. There were 8 of us. The place was not that busy on a Thursday night. The food was good. My mom had the cod fish and chips and loved them but couldn't eat them all. I had the Classic Mac 'N Chicken, it was really good with a slight after spice to... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Love the atmosphere of the place as one feels transported back to the industrial revolution with iron beams crisscrossing the interior. Great beer selection and good food and service to match. A bit pricey but that is common with downtown establishments.

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Hayward, Wisconsin
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

As a restaurant this would merit 3-4 stars. As a brewpub. .. not so much. Watery, bland and soulless beers. It's like they know how, but are afraid of failure. Get some therapy for the ACOA issues and reformulate the recipes.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I traveled to boulder frequently on business for about 15 years, and this was one of the first places I ate. So, with our daughter living in Denver for the summer, when we took a day trip to Boulder, this is where we went for lunch (and to watch a World Cup Soccer Game)! As the name implies there are... More

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Louisville, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Good Beer on Tap - brewed on site - try golden ale Great Food - spicy wings & nachos very good Curb Side seating

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Come here every month or so for a running group. This is a regular bar but nothing special. I think they are trying to revamp the menu so perhaps it will improve. Don't avoid it but don't make a special trip there is better.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have eaten at the Walnut Brewery on many occasions when I previously lived in the Boulder area, I look forward to eating there when I return to the area on my annual visits. The service has always been warm and friendly. The menu offers what I would consider an upscale Brewpub variety of delicious foods. I have always been... More

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