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#56 of 2,379 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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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 10% of my restaurants get 5 stars. It has to be so good that I would want to go out of my way to go there. My family loved this place. I am writing this late so I have forgotten what we had but would love to back to it the next time in Denver. Everyone loved what they... More 

Thank Woodcrest55129
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I have been eating at Watercourse since we started on a plant-based diet a few years ago and we have loved every visit. While this is an excellent spot for vegans, the food is so delicious I encourage everyone to enjoy a meal (or two, or ten) here! The brunch menu is great, I'm a big fan... More 

Thank Lisa A
Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Watercourse serves up seriously fantastic vegan comfort food, and the bar is pretty solid too (local C-Squared Cider on tap! try the Nona). The Baja tacos are really good, and breakfast is served all day. The service, however, is slow and often inattentive, and you can only make reservations for parties of 5 or more (and not same day or... More 

Thank AtlantaRana
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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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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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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149 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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

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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
US$ 20
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, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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?