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#62 of 2,416 Restaurants in Denver
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837 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218-1467
+1 303-832-7313
07:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Some friend introduced this place to us and we all thought it was one the best places we have been to in town. Lots of vegan, GF and veggie choices. Very friendly staff. Usually a crazy busy place. Reservations are a must.

Thank sternfire
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We came here three times for breakfast on our four-day trip to Denver. And on the day we went elsewhere, we wished we had gone to WaterCourse instead. Everything we ate was delicious, especially the pancakes, which were the best pancakes I have ever had in my life. HIGHEST recommendation.

Thank Diana F
Winnipeg, Canada
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great Saturday brunch with a non vegetarian friend, and it was super - great comfort food of the quality that is very hard to find. The plate was large - more food than I could eat - and the price reasonable. No problem getting seated fast, though the restaurant did seems short staffed. Would definitely recommend to... More 

Thank CAZ_wpg
Denver, Colorado
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161 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I won't go back until the management allows customers to make reservations. Stop being hipsters, and join OpenTable! We waited 90 minutes on a Saturday night for a table of 4!!! Not worth it! I had pisco sour while I waited, and it was pretty good. I have been there before, but usually only when lured by vegan friends who... More 

Thank Adam S
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

As a vegetarian it can be difficult to find restaurants that serve interesting, veggie-friendly entrees. WaterCourse certainly delivers interesting (read: "delicious") and varied entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I chose the Thai Curry and it was amazing! My husband (who is a carno) ordered the street tacos and he was delighted with his choice! We both were blown away... More 

Thank JoyaTX
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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is the vegan restarunt to go to if you are not a vegan. Clean, great food variety and great staff. We kept going back it was so good

Thank Gpt132
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The first thing we noticed was the music was not very good. The meal took forever to come. Once the food arrived the Thai curry was great. Our sweet potato fries were not HOT. Service was good and friendly. This is a vegan food joint do don't expect real meat.

Thank Tomas D
Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I almost hesitate to say anything negative about WaterCourse, because they definitely delivered one of the best dining experiences I had when I was in Denver this February. On top of that, their dishes were hardy and delicious enough to please even the omnivores at our table. But their chicken-fried cauliflower was a bit too salty for my tastes, and... More 

Thank Matt P
Littleton, Colorado
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Waiter was very on the spot when we wanted him. Great service. Celebrated my daughters 21 birthday here, she is vegan. We started off with the street nachos which was a larger portion than we expected. They were delicious. She had the Thai curry and it was very good. I had the Cuban sandwich with a macaroni and cheese side.... More 

Thank Squirel9135
Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Watercourse this weekend. Neither of us are vegetarians but we both loved the food at Watercourse. We started with cauliflower wings which were delicious. He had the street tacos which were great and I had the Thai curry. We have recently returned from Thailand, but I'd been craving Thai food although I was prepared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 837 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218-1467
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-832-7313
WaterCourse has been a Denver staple since 1998, and has been fully vegan since April 2014. WaterCourse specializes in delicious and filling comfort food with many gluten-free and nut-free options. Our featured dishes include Banana Bread French Toast, Street Tacos, and Southern Fried Cauliflower "Chicken" served with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy or Mac & Cheese. Along with our seasonal menu, we offer amazing vegan and gluten-free desserts and milkshakes to top off your meal!

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