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Westerkamps Steakhouse and Meat Market

5106 Washington St. Denver, CO 80216 | North Denver | 303-296-3622

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When Chris Gonzales and his father-in-law, Jaime Rizo, bought an old building in an industrial section of north Denver over a decade ago, it housed a grocery store and meat market that had opened when the neighborhood was filled with Germans. The pair decided to keep the name, converting the shop into a meat market and deli. Several years later, Gonzales kept the butcher but turned most of the space into a sit-down restaurant that's open for breakfast and lunch. Part Norman Rockwell museum, part small-town butcher store and part shrine to Jesus, the place serves up some excellent kitsch. Besides proclamations of love for the Lord, there are photos of '50s Western stars, tools that might have been used on the prairie, old skis hung in an X shape, and hubcaps from classic American cars -- as well as down-home comfort food, including steaks, pork chops and eggs, and heavenly green chile.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, Mexican, Steakhouse
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-2:30pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Takeout

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  • Dining: Reviewed
    The steakhouse's business card proclaims that Westerkamps is closed Sundays to honor God. It was also closed on a recent Saturday so that the entire staff could head up to Loveland for...
  • Cafe Society: Photos
    When I first stepped through the doors of the covered wagon-adorned building that houses Westerkamps Steakhouse and Meat Market, which I review in this week's Westword, I thought I was on...

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