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“Denver's Best Greasy Spoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pete's Kitchen

Pete's Kitchen
Ranked #114 of 2,986 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Greek, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Denver's Best Greasy Spoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

When I first moved to Denver, I rented this apartment around the corner from Pete's Kitchen and quickly noticed that this place was never empty. The sign over the door said "Open 24 Hours" and the place was packed around the clock, especially just after the bars and clubs let out. I do not live in Denver anymore, but I just had lunch there yesterday with my family and the food was great as always. I mean "great" like the rare old dying breed of Mom & Pop sorta diners from the 50's with heaping mounds of amazing, well crafted, well buttered food meant to fill the gullet, put a smile on the soul and of course: clog the arteries. The clientele can be a little "gamey" at certain hours of the night being just off Colfax, but the food is always top notch and embarrassingly cheap! Besides the basic diner fare available there is a super savory selection of Greek dishes to choose from(since "Pete" is Greek). My favorite is the Chef's Breakfast Special served all day long, which includes 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, mound o' hash browns, biscuits & gravy, and a heaping side of meat(I usually opt for the gyros style lamb). This breakfast is huge!- comes out on a huge platter, like the same size platter your grandmother brought out the Thanksgiving turkey on! This is the perfect place to get that solid ballast for a full day up on the slopes or just to kill that comfort food crave. If you are cruising up to Summit County from the airport, or just freshly relocated(like everyone else!) this is well worth the side trip.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
San Angelo, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“Retro diner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great comfort food - burgers, mac & cheese--with a hint of the Greek (gyros) for the best price in the neighborhood.

Visited November 2013
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Thank cantill
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Gillette, Wyoming
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Interesting Restaurant & Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

We ate a late dinner here on a Sunday night. The menu has some greek dishes but also some regular diner fare like hamburgers and salads. The service was fast and friendly and the food was good. Quite an eclectic mix of folks, as one reviewer pointed out. But everyone was friendly.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Diana W
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Kansas City, Kansas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pete's is great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

Expanded diner food (some Greek dishes as Pete is Greek). Fast, friendly service. Open all night.
Alcohol served next door at the Satire Lounge.

Visited February 2014
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Thank Nancy H
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Yorba Linda, California
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food and great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

I ordered food late night for pick up and it was packed nicely and I was greated by a very nice hostess! Try the patty melt - pretty outstanding! Popular place with the locals and they also have a wall of fame - hollywood elite frequent this casual diner!

Visited February 2014
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