Denver's ten best plates of chicken and waffles

Categories: Best of Denver

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Danielle Lirette
The Corner Office's chicken and waffles.
Which came first, the chicken or the waffle? There may be a lot of disagreement about how this dish came about, but almost everyone agrees that this unusual combination of sweet and savory is delicious, which is why it's a staple of Southern cuisine. But you don't need to travel to the South to get your fix, because restaurants across Denver serve up great plates of chicken and waffles. Here are the ten best (in no particular order):

See also:
- How did chicken and waffles land on mainstream breakfast menus?
- Second Home Kitchen and Bar: Best Chicken and Waffles 2012
- Cora Faye's Cafe -- the South rises again.

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Courtesy of Vegan Van.
10) Vegan Van
Keep your eyes out for the Vegan Van, which can be spotted cruising around Denver serving up vegan cuisine -- including a plant-based, cruelty-free version of chicken and waffles that chef Amie Arias dubs "Ludacris." The Denver Seitan Company's wheat meat, Chickenesque, has a starring role, but it's the dose of Great Divide Brewing Company's Double IPA in the waffle and the shot of agave syrup on top that really sweeten the deal.

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Danielle Lirette
9) Tangerine, 2777 Iris Avenue, Boulder
Head to Boulder for a modern twist on chicken and waffles at Tangerine, where you can enjoy brunch any day of the week. This version starts with a traditional Belgian waffle, topped with a pan-fried chicken breast scaloppine; it's served with cashew cream and pure maple syrup for a juicy, crunchy treat.

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Danielle Lirette
8) D Bar, 1475 East 17th Avenue
If you haven't been to D Bar, you might be surprised to learn that it serves much more than dessert. And on the dinner menu, you'll find a variation of chicken and waffles called the "southernfried Belgian." This dish comes sandwich-style: a fried chicken breast stuffed between a cheesy waffle with tangy honey mustard and sweet potato fries. D-licious.

Location Info

Venue

Map

Tangerine

2777 Iris Ave., Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

D Bar Desserts

1475 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Second Home Kitchen and Bar

150 Clayton Lane, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar Denver

1401 Curtis St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Steuben's Food Service

523 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Lola

1575 Boulder St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

1317 14th St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Cora Faye's Cafe

2861 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Sloan's Bar & Grille

5850 W. 25th Ave., Edgewater, CO

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25 comments
Steph49
Steph49

I had some tasty Chicken and Waffles at Viewhouse the other night, the Whisky Syrup tops it off fantastically!

TheJeff
TheJeff

I dug up this article because I had to point out that The Pink Tank does indeed have the most righteous chicken and waffles.  I see other people (including the tankminders themselves) have already beat me to it.  I've tracked the truck down twice this month just to get my hands on them.  

The waffle is impossibly crunchy and pairs perfectly with the three chicken legs that are dredged in hot sauce.  That hot sauce, along with some just-melting hot sauce ice cream, a maple-caramel sauce, a crispy crumbled bacon all combine in the bottom of the cardboard basket to create a wonderfully unholy salty-sweet-spicy condiment that you'll being sopping up every last bit of.  It's one of my favorite dishes in town, period.

morgan.ruben
morgan.ruben

1) If Tom's Home cooking toasted an ego waffle and served it along with their Fried Chicken it would instantly be the best Fried Chicken and Waffles in Denver because Tom's Fried chicken is so impossibly good.

2) If you get the Chicken and Waffles from Euclid Hall add Foie Gras. You're welcome.

Kiko Woelfel
Kiko Woelfel

I'm not a big fan of chicken & waffles combo, but Pink Tank does indeed deserve recognition for its deliciousness.

l.jon.mohr
l.jon.mohr

Huge miss not including the magnum opus of chicken and waffles found at Devil's Food.

Kris Call
Kris Call

The Corner Office has awesome chicken & waffles, but you are missing PinkTank

gordocolo
gordocolo

The chicken & waffles at Lola are amazing.  I get them every time I go there for brunch.  You also have to get the lobster deviled eggs.  

david7mueller
david7mueller

PinkTank food truck needs to not only be on this list but they need to be in the #1 spot. Go see for yourself.

PinkTank
PinkTank

www.facebook.com/pinktank.co go see a picture of the BEST chicken and waffles in DENVER..........

PinkTank
PinkTank

If you have never had the Finger Lickin' Waffles and chicken from the PinkTank food truck then you have not yet had the best. Come see for yourself why I say this.

joey murdah
joey murdah

The chicken and waffles at shells & sauce for brunch is great.

Brent
Brent

Devil's Food serves a mean one. Chef Brian Crow brought it with him from Asheville, NC.

david.m.roth
david.m.roth

Not sure if Boulder counts, but Q's at the Hotel Boulderado should definitely get a mention. 

Kate Lacroix
Kate Lacroix

conspicuously absent is Central Bistro and Bar. they won the fried chicken contest at last years taste of colorado, beating out many on this list.

Fletcherneedsajob
Fletcherneedsajob topcommenter

@Patricia Este Belaire Sweet and savory together? Are there no rules? This isn't Nam!

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