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Paramount Cafe

519 16th St, Denver, CO 80202-4208 (Central Business District)
+1 303-893-2000
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Ranked #363 of 2,529 restaurants in Denver
Price range: $1 - $16
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Café, Chicken Wings
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: Paramount Cafe is Denver's original Rock 'n' Roll Cafe. Centrally located on 16th Street Mall in Denver, Paramount's award winning patio serves up some of the best people watching in town. With 47 beers on tap, almost all Colorado crafts, and a diverse Colorado cocktail list, our drinks are sure to please any palate. Our food is locally sourced whenever possible and we feature wild game burgers as well as all of the pub favorites. Whether you're a visitor or a local, Paramount Cafe is sure to show you a good time.
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was traveling to Denver and staying downtown for business. At the advice of a native of CO who was in our group we went to the Paramount with a group of 8. When you walk in the smell of dirty mop bucket water just hits you and lingers. The atmosphere could be fun if it wasn't so run down... More

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Lynette F, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Melody, I want to apologize sincerely that you had a negative experience at Paramount Café. We always strive for great food and a clean restaurant and your experience was not up to our standards. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review, as we use these as learning opportunities and teaching tools. I assure you that every... More

Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Paramount has a great location right on the mall, perfect for people watching and enjoying the summer weather. Service was friendly, prices are reasonable, and food is mediocre. You could do much worse.

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place has amazing food for a reasonable price. Our group had a variety of food from burgers and elk to salad and pork chop and we all raved about the delicious food. The service was a little lacking so I did not rate a 5 but otherwise a great experience.

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Lynette F, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Scott, Thank you so much for the 4 star review. We appreciate you taking the time to write about Paramount Cafe and we are thrilled that you enjoyed our food. We also appreciate feedback about the service as we are always striving to improve ourselves and our team. We hope to see you again soon! Lynette F. Marketing and... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Went here on a reccomendation. I ordered the pulled pork burrito which looked a mess and was big enough to feed 4. There wasnt much pork or taste, and mostly full of beans. My wife had pulled pork sandwich which was stone cold. The service was good however, and the happy hour has good offers.

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Lynette F, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Rich, Thank you for writing a review for Paramount Café this weekend. We are very sorry that you didn't have a great experience with our food. I have passed this information along to all of our kitchen staff and chef crew so we can better each of the items you mentioned, as well as maintain high standards for all... More

New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I asked the front desk of the Sheraton for a LOCAL restaurant recommendation for lunch. At first she said Corner Bakery and I replied that I was looking for a locally-own establishment, not a chain, so she sent me to Paramount, which after arriving, I got the sense that it was a chain as well. So, for what it was,... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Go during happy hour for some really good drink specials. The food was good - we got honey BBQ wings and the chips and dip trio. Also we sat on the patio area which was a good area. Inside looked really cool too though, like an old fashioned rock n' roll diner.

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Lynette F, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Crystal, Thank you for taking time to write a review for Paramount. We love our patio too and hope you'll join us again for Happy Hour. Have a great day! Lynette F. More

Merchantville, New Jersey
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141 reviews 141 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Upon arrival in Denver we needed quick food, quickly! The Paramount Café is a great tourist type place along the 16th ave. strip! We enjoyed a Café Burger for $9.25 and an Elk Burger for about the same. The fries were good--they are topped with a light seasoning our total was $28.30. Good food at a reasonable price in a... More

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Lynette F, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi "irishhadc", Thanks for writing us a great review about our burgers and fries. We are proud of our wild game selection and, in fact, are nominated for best burger on Denver's A List 2014! We hope to see you here again on your next visit to Denver and safe travels to you! Lynette F. More

Missouri
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128 reviews 128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is in a great location about halfway up the 16th street mall. We've always been able to get an outside table, and this is at a point on the mall at which lots of action (street performers, horses with carriages) takes place. Draft beers are half price during happy hour, and they have a good selection of local beers.... More

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Lynette F, Manager at Paramount Cafe, responded to this review

Hi "jpap10", Thanks for taking the time to write a review for Paramount Cafe. We so appreciate your positive thoughts about our beer, food, and atmosphere. We rely heavily on word of mouth to keep us going and the reviews we receive are very important to our continued improvement as a business. I have passed along the information about the... More

Pataskala, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nothing spectacular about this restaurant service was not amazing or even great, waitress was efficient but not very friendly. It was nice to sit outside and watch the crowds and the mimes. The food was ok, appetizers I thought were ok not fantastic. We have had worse and we have had better. Wouldn't go again except maybe to people watch... More

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Toscana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

With a large patio on the 16th Street Mall, is a good choice for tourists and locals. Probably one the best veggie burgers I had in the States... Inside settings maybe a bit dated but clean and informal. Good prices.

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