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Southern Sun

627 South Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305
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Ranked #152 of 496 restaurants in Boulder
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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64% Recommend
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Go sit on the patio, speak to the staff, get a recommendation, enjoy. The nachos are large and the spot pretty good. There is not much to say negative, I personally find the inside a bit drab and most of the food is not that special. However it's great after a hike.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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126 reviews 126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
393 helpful votes 393 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Let me just start with, this place had the friendliest service ever. I was visiting Boulder and this was the first restaurant we tried. I couldn't believe how nice everyone was! There was a very large menu and the prices were totally reasonable. There was also a HUGE selection of beer, of you are into beer, this is your place!... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Enjoyed a late lunch here after a long hike up Bear Peak. Recommend their Boom Boom Sandwich- it was delicious and filling! Good beer, too! Oh- they only take cash. FYI

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place is very popular but it's not my favorite. The food is ok and their micro brew decent but they don't take reservations and there is always a pretty long wait. Also they don't take credit or debit cards so you have to have cash. I don't waste my time going here anymore.

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Bonn, Germany
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157 reviews 157 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

A recent trip to Boulder for business landed my colleagues and me in the Southern Sun, on the recommendation of a friend. What an amazing selection of beer on draught! If you can't find one of the brews that tickles your palate, you don't belong in this place. And, the reason for this, is that the Southern Sun lets you... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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184 reviews 184 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I don't make it down to the south end of Boulder all that often, but recently had an opportunity to give Southern Sun a try. Located in a strip mall, but inside there is a bit of a beer hall vibe with several long tables, lots of noisy diners and hurried but efficient and friendly service. Good selection of excellent... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We ate here on a Friday night, and had a 25 minute wait. We didn't mind, as the place was hopping and we expected the food to be as good as the atmosphere. Sadly, the bison burger was badly undercooked, the shrimp po'boy was undershrimped, and the fish and chips were bland. However, the servers were terrific- friendly and fast.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

With all the breweries popping up in Boulder, one might overlook The Southern Sun, if they were new to town. Having lived in South Boulder for many years, this is the spot. They brew their own beer, but you can't find it on the stores, and it's some of the best in town.. if you're a beer snob... like me.... More

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Broomfield, Colorado
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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This has been one of my favorite places for so long. If you are passing through, and are thirsty, please have a Java Porter, Colorado Kind or my fave FYIPA. The whole menu is good. Great vegetarian chili, yummy spinach salad with balsamic, excellent burgers and fries. The atmosphere is feeds my inner hippy. Busy at happy hour and dinner.... More

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NYC area
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Days Inn Boulder (I reviewed it separately) recommended this place for a late night dinner, My wife and one of my sons arrived around 10:30 p.m. and were quite hungry. The prices were right and the place really hit the spot.

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