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M&D's Cafe - Closed

2000 E. 28th Ave.
Denver, CO 80205


  • Tue-Thu 11am-3pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 2pm-10pm
  • $$
  • Catering, Private-group dining
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible, Wifi Access
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No alcohol
  • On-street
  • Reservations Accepted, Recommended
One million dollars -- that's what it cost to bring the new-and-improved M's Cafe to life. And it was worth every penny. M&D's barbecue flavor is particular and strong, layered with all those elements that make up the smell of the place on a good night. A naked piece of pork rib, sans sauce, is still dark and heavy with the tang of hickory and mesquite, sharp with black pepper, infused with a bittersweet saltiness all the way to the bone. The kitchen also does decent sides, great desserts and the city's best fried fish.

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