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Reader: Anyone who waits in line for ninety minutes needs to have their head checked

A few bloody Marys at the Highland Tavern bar and you won't mind the wait.
A few bloody Marys at the Highland Tavern bar and you won't mind the wait.

On Saturday, when a restaurant-industry pal was craving tater tots for his 25th birthday breakfast, we headed to Highland Tavern, renowned for its homemade tater tots -- and very long brunch lines. A wait that was originally estimated at half an hour translated to ninety minutes before we finally got to order -- but in the meantime, we took advantage of the balmy weather to stroll the neighborhood, checking out some of the other projects that will soon try to take a bite out of the LoHi dining dollar.

See also: Guess where we waited ninety minutes to order this chicken-fried steak

Reader: Anyone who waits in line for ninety minutes needs to have their head checked

The Highland Tavern opened seven years ago, long before this area became one of Denver's hottest dining destinations. But still, an hour and a half wait for brunch? Since we were in no hurry and the food that finally landed at our table (including this chicken-fried steak) was great, we considered it time well spent. But it also got us thinking about other places around town with crazy-long waitlists. And judging from the guesses that came in yesterday, there are plenty of them: Jelly, Snooze, Lucile's...

There are also diners who would never wait that long:

Says John:

If you wait that long anywhere for a meal, then you need to learn to plan.

Foodcrazy goes further:

Anyone who waits in line for ninety minutes for ANYTHING needs to have their head checked.

What restaurants have the longest lines? And which of restaurants are worth a ninety-minute wait? Post your nominations below.