A fried chicken sandwich with a pouch of tater tots spilling on a Birdcall tray

8 Diverse Five Points Restaurants to Satisfy Your Palate

Miss Rhythm: The Legend of Ruth Brown – playing May 6 through October 15 at the Garner Galleria Theatre – encapsulates the life and times of R&B singer Ruth Brown as a symbol of resilience and a tour de force for African Americans in the music industry.

Likewise, Denver’s Five Points area symbolizes African-American culture with numerous jazz joints, restaurants, hotels and other important landmarks from the 1920s onward.

Today, Five Points’ restaurant scene is a melting pot of cultures and dishes, from chicken sandwich specialties to Asian, Italian and Mexican delights. Here’s a rundown of some of the best diverse Five Points restaurants to satisfy your palate.

Three loaded hot dogs on a tray at Biker Jim's

Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs


Address: 2148 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205 (and other Colorado locations)
Review Scores: 4.6/5 Google; 4.3/5 Yelp
Unique Eats: Ostrich Dog, Rattlesnake and Rabbit Dog, Chicken Peach Chipotle Dog, Drunk Pirate Gourmet Dog Topping

Founded by Jim “Biker Jim” Pittenger and appropriately named the “Gourmet Dog King of Denver,” this eatery specializes in grilling exotic game meat to redefine the classic American hot dog. Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs have food carts, a Rockies Stadium concession stand and a Larimer Street location with local, regional, national, and international fandom.


A fried chicken sandwich with a pouch of tater tots spilling on a Birdcall tray


Address: 800 E. 26th Ave., Denver, CO 80205 (and other Colorado locations)
Review Scores: 4.6/5 Google; 4.5/5 Yelp
Unique Eats: Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, Meati Sandwich (Veggie, animal-free cutlet), Buffalo Chicken Salad, Sweet Chicken Biscuit Breakfast (breakfast items are only available at Union Station location)

Founded in 2016, Birdcall opened its Five Points location to make natural foods more accessible and affordable. This establishment prides itself on local ingredients. Chickens come from local Colorado family farms. The bread comes from a Colorado baking company, and the spices are originated in a Denver spice farm. Birdcall also gives contributions to local artists, musicians, schools and non-profit organizations and has been a past supporter of the DCPA.

A bright and airy restaurant space with orange chairs



Address: 2752 Welton St., Denver, CO 80205
Review Scores: 4.2/5 Google; 4.3/5 Yelp
Unique Eats: Peaches and Cream French Toast, Boujee Mimosa, Lemon Curd or Chocolate Fudge Sauce Beignets, Chicken & Waffles

Mimosas is a chef-driven, gourmet food concept that launched in 2020 to inspire a true love for breakfast. The menu gives classic comfort fare a twist to share with everyone. This eatery strives to give customers high-quality taste, presentation and service.

The blue and red striped awning outside The British Bulldog

The British Bulldog


Address: 2052 Stout St., Denver, CO 80205
Review Scores: 4.5/5 Google; 4.1/5 Yelp
Unique Eats: Beer-Battered Cod Fish & Chips, English Breakfast, Chicken Masala, No Name Burger

The British Bulldog offers British cuisine with fish and chips, the full English Breakfast, shepherd’s pie and more. It also offers menus for Pakistani, Sarnies, burgers, soups, and salads.

The cross section of a loaded Italian sandwich from Lou's Italian

Lou’s Italian Specialties


Address: 3357 N. Downing St., Denver, CO 80205
Review Scores: 4.6/5 Google; 4.3/5 Yelp
Unique Eats: The Louie, Chicken Parmesan, Horseradish Roast Beef, Eggplant Parmesan Over Pasta

Part of the Bridge & Tunnel Restaurant Group, Lou’s Italian Specialties is an authentic Italian deli and marketplace with extraordinary sandwiches, meats, prepared salads and pantry items. You can also get a grilled veggie panini, a large sweet-lemon cannoli, take and bake family meals, t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and more.

A bowl of bright red shrimp curry from Beyond Thai

Beyond Thai


Address: 1030 E. 22nd Ave., Denver, CO 80205
Review Scores: 4.4/5 Google; 3.9/5 Yelp
Unique Eats: Thai Noodle Soup, Pineapple Curry, Tom Yum Soup, BBQ Pork Noodle Soup

Gain flavorful Thai food that delights the senses and stimulates tastebuds with several options from the appetizers and salads to the soups, fried rice, curry entrees, and so on. There are also different Milk Tea Boba and Hot Tea items.

The dining room of Uchi. Couples are seated in booths along the wall and modern, square lights hang from the ceiling



Address: 2500 Lawrence St., #200, Denver, CO 80205
Review Scores: 4.7/5 Google; 4.6/5 Yelp
Unique Eats: Nasu Sushi, Grilled Beef Salad, Brussel Sprout Agemono, Sake Sushi

Uchi, Japanese for “house,” was founded by Chef Tyson Cole and offers non-traditional Japanese cooking with sushi, seasonal omakase, and trademark tastings. Uchi has other locations in Austin, Dallas, Houston and Miami. The Uchi staff offer attentiveness and knowledge for a memorable dining experience.

The exterior of Curtis Park Creamery

Curtis Park Creamery


Address: 908 30th St., Denver, CO 80205
Review Scores: 4.4/5 Google; 3.9/5 Yelp
Unique Eats: Bean and Cheese Burrito (Regular or Smothered), Red or Green Tamale (Regular or Smothered), Carne Asada Quesadillas, Cinnamon Crisps

Lastly, Curtis Park Creamery has held the one-story, family-owned, stucco building since 1969 to serve affordable on-the-go meals. The extensive menu ranges from tacos and burritos to enchiladas, combination plates and more.

Whether you’re in the mood for something spicy, a gourmet hot dog or a little brunch, Five Points has eateries to satisfy every craving.

Miss Rhythm – The Legend of Ruth Brown
May 6-October 15 – Garner Galleria Theatre