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Root Down DIA Restaurant

#31 of 2,431 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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8500 Pena Blvd, Denver International Airport Terminal C, Denver, CO 80249-6205
+1 303-342-6959
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went back to Root Down as i passed through Denver airport to get back home. I ordered the cranberry chipotle duck wings, stuffed butternut squash and a couple of beers. The duck wings were excellent. The tangy, sweet duck wing paired with cucumber and white sauce was a perfect combination of flavors. The stuffed squash dish was ok. It was... More 

Thank yuhoo7
London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My flight was out of a different terminal but as delayed, had time to stop by thus highly recommended local treasure. It's the airport branch of a restaurant in central Denver and not your average airport restaurant. It's worth diverting here - the terminal train runs frequently so it's not a problem moving between the terminals. They have an extensive... More 

California Hot Springs, California
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243 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall a great place to eat. It was my second time there and definately not my last. Good food with a twist of class.

Thank Brinbri
Steamboat Springs
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vegan and vegetarian friendly; tons of delicious choices, modestly priced, pretty setting. Today was just the second time I've been to the restaurant; whenever I fly out of Denver, I'm going to be sure to leave myself enough time to eat there. I had the tofu scramble today...yum!

Thank sswsc07
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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217 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for breakfast located in Concourse C. Pancakes were delicious and service was first class. Coffee on the weak side.

Thank Bill D
Cupertino, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is so good, I actually go to the airport an extra hour early to eat here before take off. It is worth going to this terminal early. Trust me. Eating gluten free and vegan is simple; they are very careful. The food is delicious, the wine list is good, the bar is busy and one wall is all windows... More 

Thank KG1000
Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I actually went to this terminal before my flight leaving out of a different terminal. Vegan, gluten free, carnivore...excellent cocktails. I had lamb burger and sweet potato fries. They were delicious. Next time I'm in Denver I want to try the salads. Great staff.

1 Thank Tamika B
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way through. airport food is usually iffy. But not here. We had the breakfast tacos. They were very good. We split an order and that was just right. Good service. So if you need breakfast this is a good place!!

Thank Mike M
Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food from a quirky menu. Options are limited at the airport and this is the place you should eat at DIA. I'm a business traveler and this is where I go any time I'm at this airport. Hard to get a seat, especially as a single.

Thank Elisalyn
Reno, Nevada
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1,290 reviews
567 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 420 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

After being out of the country for a week eating heavy foods it was delightful to have so many healthy choices in the airport. I had the veggie burger with sweet potato fries. My meal was great. Others ordered the tacos and soup and everyone was very happy.

Thank Deb W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8500 Pena Blvd, Denver International Airport Terminal C, Denver, CO 80249-6205
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-342-6959
  • This restaurant is at Denver Intl Airport (after security)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?