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#64 of 2,431 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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Weston, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This is a great vegan restaurant in Denver. It used to be vegan friendly, but recently went to completely plant based, it's awesome. The food is delicious. We went with non-vegs and they loved it, vowing to be back. Nice, relaxing atmosphere and located in a pretty cool part of town. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank RoscoesMom231
Silverthorne, Colorado
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

This is hands down my favorite restaurant anywhere. My girlfriend and I missed a flight once because we couldn't resist stopping in for a Caesar salad with blackened tofu. We are moving to Washington and will miss this restaurant dearly. I will always schedule flights through Denver with enough layover time to run downtown and grab a bite here. Seriously,... More 

Thank VeggieScramble
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Quirky menu in a well designed open restaurant with a good location. Menu was a great value compared to a lot of vegan/vegetarian spots which tend to have elevated prices. Service was friendly and quick.

Thank Breezy-N-Wheezy
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Always busy, this uptown informal restaurant and bakery has an innovative vegetarian menu and the food is solid. The beer choices are limited, but it's nice that they have a bar. Only gripe I have is that the service is consistently slow - there is no sense of urgency, and sometimes you don't have 20 minutes to wait for server... More 

Thank tworthyreviewer
Detroit, MI
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

We heard good things about WaterCourse Foods, and we liked the choices on their menu. Unfortunately, wewere disappointed with our experience. I had the Monti Pasta, which I had to send back because it had crushed red peppers (not listed on the menu). The second try was better, but nothing particularly special. My wife ordered the Roasted Cauliflower Salad. The... More 

Thank wfbhs76
Thoona, Victoria, Australia
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

A heavily dressed ceasar salad, a bland pasta and soggy French fries. Coupled with slow service and an unpleasantly loud restaurant left us wondering if we came on a bad night, as other reviews are great...

Thank Shannon C
Herndon, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

I was thrilled to find a mainstream, popular, vegan restaurant in Denver. This is a large and popular restaurant, with a varied and creative menu. It is one of the best vegetarian restaurants that I have eaten in on this side of the Atlantic and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Denver. Unlike many vegetarian restaurants, it ides not... More 

Thank Lee R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2014

I was a little hesitant to try Watercourse after reading some of the reviews. My concerns about the service were completely unfounded. We were seated right away and were served promptly. The food came out quickly. The prices are great too! Now for the food. It was very good. My husband (a carnivore) loved the tomato curry soup. He also... More 

Thank MomOf4Girls
Denver, Colorado, United States
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172 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

WaterCourse has long been known as a great vegetarian restaurant but recently went all vegan and man-oh-man are they doing it right. Everything from the cauliflower wing appetizers (I liked the buffalo sauce) to the carrot cake desert was awesome. My wife had the Monti Pasta and I had the Barley Sausage Bolognese. Everything was made to perfection! We spent... More 

Thank Daniel S
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

We were visiting Denver on vacation just after WaterCourse went all vegan. We are not vegan, but since the food was outstanding, we visited again before we left town. The nachos were probably the best we have ever had - vegan or not. We tried the Street Tacos, the Barley Sausage Bolognese, the Red Beans and Rice, and the Green... More 

Thank Cathy S

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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?