Notable Dishes

Denver's Best for Upscale Chicken & Waffles

These aren't your Grandma's chicken and waffles - these Denver restaurants serve the Southern classic with a culinary twist.

  • Watercourse Foods
    • Vegetarian
    • Uptown
    Food
    26
    Decor
    23
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $19

    Specializing in vegan comfort food, Watercourse Foods uses the flavors of decadent favorites like fried chicken and waffles as inspiration for meat-free dishes. Not just for vegans, the "chicken" and waffles dish starts with a housemade corn and chive waffle and comes topped with extra-crispy tofu and your choice of syrup or gravy ($11).

  • Steuben's
    • American
    • Uptown
    Food
    24
    Decor
    22
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $26

    Falling somewhere in between a diner and bistro, this Uptown restaurant features old-school American classics with an elevated twist. The fried chicken and waffles on the brunch menu is a fan favorite. The gigantic portion is served with four pieces of chicken, two different types of syrup and homemade red eye gravy ($17).

  • Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
    • Eclectic
    • Central Business District
    Food
    24
    Decor
    24
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $29

    The menu at this 14th Street spot is comprised of innovative pub grub, including a unique take on fried chicken and waffles. Adventurous eaters will appreciate the schnitzel-style preparation of the chicken, which is artfully placed on sourdough waffles, then topped with pure maple syrup and salty walnuts ($13.50).

  • Lola Mexican Fish House
    • Seafood
    • LoHi
    Food
    23
    Decor
    24
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $29

    Lola's Mexican flare translates seamlessly into its brunch rendition of fried chicken and waffles. The buttermilk-brined fried chicken is served on fluffy waffles with chorizo gravy and topped with a bright red drizzle of cherry-fresno syrup ($14).

  • Second Home Kitchen + Bar
    • Cherry Creek
    Atmo.
    23
    Decor
    23
    Service
    22
    Cost
    M

    This upscale restaurant in the JW Marriott Cherry Creek offers a Sunday Pajama Brunch where the main draw is fried chicken and waffles. The cornbread waffles, hardly visible under four massive pieces of fried chicken, are topped with sausage gravy and Stranahan's Whiskey maple syrup, catapulting this brunch dish to craveable status ($18).

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