Pete's Kitchen

1962 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
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  • Monday through Sunday 24 hours
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, ATM, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Open 24 Hours
  • No Alcohol
  • Metered Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Unassuming, comfortable, reliable. Though hardly the most sophisticated table in town, Pete’s Kitchen has been sobering up late-night revelers for decades. The crown jewel of Pete Contos’s restaurant empire — which includes the Satire Lounge, just down the street — Pete’s Kitchen serves up breakfast staples that can soak up turpentine, as well as solid diner fare, much of which pays homage to Contos’s home country of Greece. Open 24/7, Pete’s even makes its own hot sauces, which pair perfectly with greasy breakfast potatoes or juicy hamburgers. A hot-sauce-making Greek running a 24/7 diner? How much more American can you get?

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