Check, Please!

Q: I am looking for late-night, diner-type food in the Boulder area -- something more like McCoys on Federal and less like Denny's. Any ideas?

A: You have a better chance of finding a Boulder restaurant that allows smoking than you do of discovering a cool, all-night diner. The Boulder Diner of the early '80s is now a distant memory, and the lack of cheap, casual, 24-hour eats is a common complaint of Boulder residents. Slightly closer than McCoys (4855 Federal Boulevard, 303-433-9511) is the last Great Scott's Eatery (1551 North Cortez Street, Westminster, 303-428-3558), which has closed its other locations but still serves killer chicken-fried steak 24-7 at this one.

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Kyle Wagner
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