Fine dining at DIA? Popular Denver eateries land at the airport

by | Oct 11, 2021 | Blog, Denver Neighborhoods, Denver Shops & Restaurants | 0 comments

You’ve arrived at the airport two hours before your flight, as suggested by airport officials. But now you have all that time to kill. What’s a traveler to do?

Take in some fine dining, of course. 

It’s a welcome trend: Among the copious fast food options, DIA now houses a growing number of excellent eateries – places Denverites have loved in the metro area. From gourmet ice cream to sushi, vegetarian dishes and more, hungry travelers can find restaurants that fly above the norm.

Here are a few of note, reported by 5280 magazine:

Little Man Ice Cream: You won’t find the iconic giant milk can that marks Little Man’s LoHi location, but you will find the same delicious, homemade ice cream, sundaes, waffle cones, and all the delectable trimmings. Near Gate C27.

Root Down: You could eat a Big Mac at a DIA McDonald’s. But why risk the indigestion when instead you can choose Root Down’s banh mi turkey burger and other “globally inspired” dishes? The restaurant offers a “veggie forward” menu, notes 5280, providing a healthy choice that junk-food-weary travelers are sure to appreciate. C Gates, Center Core.

Denver Central Market: Here’s a solution for when your group can’t agree on what type of food to eat. Just head to this mini food hall and choose from a host of food styles. The Market offers Culture Meat & Cheese, Sushi-Rama, Vero Italian, and more. Near Gate A48.

Great Divide Brewing: Ease the pain of travel with a craft beer and some ale-battered fish and chips. With drinks as creative as their names, Great Divide offers plenty of beers on tap, including the popular Hazy IPA and Yeti Imperial Stout. Near Gate C2.

Snooze A.M. Eatery: Patrons adore this breakfast venue, located in various spots around town. Now, travelers can order up the same pineapple upside down, blueberry Danishes or Smashed Avocado Bennys, “layered with poached eggs, tomatoes, and smoke cheddar hollandaise.” Oh yeah, and plain old pancakes are good, too. Concourse B.

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