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8 Rivers Cafe - Closed

1550 Blake St. Denver, CO 80202 | Downtown Denver | 303-623-3422

Location Description:

In LoDo, where 8 Rivers moved in October 2008, chef/owner Scott Durrah has a decent-sized space -- not huge, but maybe three times larger than his old spot in Highland. He has a bar set with bottles of Mount Gay and Appleton Estate rum, and decorated with album covers from reggae and dub bands. He has a suitable and relaxed staff that moves easily between the widely spaced tables. He even has a fireplace. Above all, he has a nice buzz going, as customers keep coming for his wonderful and traditional Jamaican and Caribbean food.

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  • Cuisine(s): Caribbean
  • Hours: Sun 4:30pm-9pm, Mon-Thu 4:30pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 4:30pm-11pm
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Catering, Kid Friendly, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly

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