Denver has 3 of the best budget-friendly restaurants in the U.S.
Colorado restaurant spending is up 24% from $91.45 to $112.95, the highest year-over-year increase in restaurant inflation nationwide, according to a recent report by USA Today.
But that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank every time you don’t feel like cooking for yourself. The publication has also analyzed Google ratings for 28,000 budget-friendly restaurants across the U.S. to rank the top 100 cheap places to eat. The list included three Denver spots, each of which has a $1 sign on Google’s cost scale and 200+ reviews.
Turtle Boat Colorado Poki Salads
Ranked No. 15 on the list, Turtle Boat, 2231 S. Broadway, serves poke bowls with ethically produced fish, ranging from $10 to $18; they include Alamosa-raised bass and Idaho-raised trout.
Colorado’s first Burmese eatery came in at No. 43 on the list. Located inside Aurora’s Mango House food hall, Urban Burma, 10180 E. Colfax Ave., serves dishes like Shan noodles and beef curry. Everything on the menu is under $20.
Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen
This Denver staple has been serving breakfast biscuit sandwiches since 2010. There are three locations: one near Sloan’s Lake, another in Wash Park and a third that recently opened in Lakewood. Everything on the small menu is under $10.
Denver ranked 14th for budget-friendly restaurants among the 50 U.S. cities. USA Today also ranked every American fast-food chain based on how high their average Google review rating was at the time of the analysis.
The top fast-food chains in Denver are as follows in order: In-N-Out Burger, MOD Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Torchy’s Tacos and Potbelly.
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