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Tom's Home Cookin'

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800 E 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80205-5147
303-388-8035
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 22
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Southern cookin' at it's finest!

Amazing! If you love southern cooking' Tom's is the place for you!! Catfish was legit! Breaded just like home! Loved the peach cobbler!! Worth the trip!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Kris H
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Pie Town, New Mexico
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I'll have to disagree with some of the reviewers here when they say this isn't like food you'll find in the South. There are tons of places in the South with food like this--cafeterias and chain restaurants, for instance--that, while popular, are not the best places. The best ones are sometimes off the beaten path, places where everything's genuinely home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Amazing! If you love southern cooking' Tom's is the place for you!! Catfish was legit! Breaded just like home! Loved the peach cobbler!! Worth the trip!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If you like southern food, this is the place. Wife, who is from Arkansas says "The catfish is legit". The chicken fried steak and gravy is like my grandmother used to make. BEWARE THIS PLACE IS CASH ONLY, so prepare according of about $15 per plate. A total gem.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Southern homestyle food with a fixed menu that changes daily. There is usually a line out the door with folks waiting in line for the fare. You walk in a cafeteria style line selecting one entree with two sides and a drink for a standard price. The meal is wholesome and a lot of food. A nice twist on the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

I have been reading about Tom's for a while and finally my husband and I made it there today. These are high calorie, well salted and fatted meals served with very friendly smiles. This restaurant is only open 11:30 until the food runs out. My husband came by in the evening a found this out. So we had to concentrate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great southern comfort food. Small place so get there early. Also cash only so be prepared. Portions are huge and food was delicious. Will be back.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I've never tried southern food before so the guys were great explaining the simple menu. People of all colours were lined up around the corner. The fried chicken was great I tried the turkey & BBQ pork as well. Huge servings simple menu. Pretty awesome. Must go if you are in Denver its close to the city and friendly guys... More 

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Denver, CO
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Is the Welton Street Cafe open? Try there. These folks give you large portions of mediocre "southern" food at a relatively high price ($14 in a carry-out box). They serve lots of lunches to folks who want lots of fat, salt, and sugar. Maybe the meat is fresh but that's all. Don't do this. You are looking at tripadvisor so... More 

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Parker, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Having been married for almost 30 years to my wife who is from Georgia, I've had my fair share of southern cooking when visiting the in-laws. This is pretty good for Denver, but doesn't come close to cooking I've had around Georgia/South Carolina.

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Denver, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Sorry folks, this restaurant offers heaping plates of decent food. Yes, some of this food is similar to what you will find in the South. But real soul/Southern food is so much better and generally not out of a can or a freezer. It is ok food, but definitely not the real deal. I hate to break it to you,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 E 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80205-5147
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Five Points
  • Neighborhood: Five Points
  • Phone Number: 303-388-8035

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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