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Sassafras American Eatery

#61 of 2,431 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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2637 W 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80211-4718
+1 303-433-0080
06:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Chester, NJ
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very casual; in an old victorian house. Four of us had breakfast and thought everything delicious. The biscuits in particular were scrumptious.

Thank William B
Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Sassafras is the only place I go for breakfast/lunch anymore. It's funky and easy, and the food is awesome and unique. Located in a Victorian house, it has a nice outside patio. The food is from scratch, with generous portions. My favorite is the Cajun Benedict (served on crab cakes, not English muffins, with fried oysters). Try the chicken-fried eggs... More 

Thank Jreedrich
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I have been here on several occasions, the service is always great and the food is delicious. Portions are reasonable size, so you don't waste food. I highly recommend the chicken fried eggs & buffalo hash. Lovely old house, small and cozy. Make a reservation during the week or call ahead on the weekend as it gets busy!

Thank Pat L
Arvada, Colorado
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Had breakfast there for the first time at this quaint little restaurant. Great service, the really good coffee, and an unbelievable menu. I had Buffalo hash, with homemade cornbread and what they call chicken fried eggs. Just exquisite. Looks like a fabulous lunch menu also. I'm guessing because it is so good, lines may often be long. They have lots... More 

Thank scott j
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Wow. What a great place. For a first time visit I wish it was on a Saturday or Sunday morning. The Milkshakes were awesome! Service was really good. My wife ordered chili that was a little oilly. That brought her another dish without hesitation. We went there before a 1:00 meeting. We both wanted to go take a nap because... More 

Thank Grb5280
Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Food was delicious (we loved the green tomato benedict), reasonably priced, good service. It's a very small restaurant though, actually a converted house, so you will probably have to wait. Only open for lunch!

Thank jmj555555
Anchorage, Alaska
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We looked around for a brunch spot near our AirBnB and found this cute place. Very yummy brunch options and drinks. Not a cookie-cutter, usual menu, they have some zest in their food. No box mixes like a gross iHop or Denny's here! I will for sure be coming back next time I am in Denver!

Thank Bre G
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a great place for breakfast/brunch. Super small so pack your patience, but with the adorable patio and endless selection of bloody mary's the wait is almost welcome. We enjoyed a flight of bloody mary's, giving us a good tester of different concoctions, and sat on the patio basking in the sun. The food did not disappoint either. Not... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Went to the other location a couple of weeks ago with a friend and then the hubs decided he wanted to try it out, so I was curious whether this one was as good as the one on Colfax. This location is super small, but does have a parking lot whereas the other location doesn't have dedicated parking. The food... More 

Thank smrtblond38
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My BFF flew in from Chicago on a Thursday morning so we left the airport in search of a good bloody mary. We ended up here and ordered a flight of bloodies while we waited for a table. We loved them all. Once we were seated, we split an order of the buffalo hash and crafted a custom mac and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2637 W 26th Ave, Denver, CO 80211-4718
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-433-0080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?