McCoys Restaurant

4855 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
Best Of


  • $, $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Open 24 Hours
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Watch daybreak over Denver or sunset over the Rockies from this all-hours eatery's perch above I-70 on Federal Boulevard. Slide into a vinyl booth or swivel on a stool at the counter while you wait for your chicken-fried steak or smothered burrito. The lonely lives of truckers, the frantic conversations of angst-ridden teens jolted with java, the slow shuffle of guests in their golden years: These are the sights and sounds of McCoy's every night of the week — sights and sounds that come with a free mini-loaf of bread and whipped butter. Pull an all-nighter with no-nonsense waitresses in this classic diner that hasn't changed in decades, then greet a new dawn with a Tequila Sunrise.

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