Notable Dishes

Denver's Best for Grilled Cheese

One of your childhood favorites finally gets the upscale reboot it deserves. Presenting some of the best new-school grilled cheeses in Denver.

  • Black Pearl
    • American
    • Platt Park
    Food
    25
    Decor
    24
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $39

    At this Platt Park staple, the usual American cheese is swapped out and replaced with a cheddar-Gruyere one-two punch melted in between two pieces of eggy challah.

  • Highland Tap and Burger
    • American
    • LoHi
    Food
    24
    Decor
    20
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $23

    The classic sandwich gets a classy upgrade in the form of the Parmesan Crusted Grilled Cheese. This Italian-style lunch includes aged white cheddar, basil, and heirloom tomatoes lying within monstrous Texas toast.

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

    When you first look at Steuben’s grilled cheese, you’re not met with innovative ingredients (although melting American cheese on Texas toast is always a good idea). What IS inventive is charging only $4 for the gigantic sandwich and a side of chips.

  • Acorn
    • Eclectic
    • River North Art District
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    M

    Acorn’s version of the super-cheesy sandwich is slathered with pesto and joined by pickled peppers and melted cheddar. Grilled cheese is normally accompanied by tomato soup, but this nutty eatery pairs it with French onion.

  • The Universal
    • Breakfast
    • Sunnyside
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    I

    This southern-inspired joint fills up two slices of griddled multi-grain with apples, brie, and white balsamic caramelized onions.

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