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Root Down DIA Restaurant

8500 Pena Blvd, Denver International Airport Terminal C, Denver, CO 80249-6205
+1 303-342-6959
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb sliders” (43 reviews)
“bento box” (9 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8500 Pena Blvd, Denver International Airport Terminal C, Denver, CO 80249-6205
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Read the great reviews and had a generous wait before flight home so decided to have a leisurely dinner. The good: in spite of very full restaurant, service was friendly & attentive, and meals were delivered in a reasonable amount of time. Appreciated the flexibility...More

Thank narfishi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our flight was delayed so we got there just before the rush and were seated immediately! Had the chicken and waffles--delicious twist on a Southern classic. Their style is not too heavy on the breading, and a light, crispy, poppyseed waffle. Yum! We paid and...More

Thank rockymtnboilerbabe
Reviewed 5 days ago

A pleasant find on Concourse C; had more than enough time to fill waiting for flight so decided to have a sit-down meal. We know of the good reputation of the downtown Root Down but have never gone there, now inclined to try that one...More

Thank davontheroad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a great place to get a meal between flights. You will need 45 minutes at least. It is full service and the servers are very attentive. They were able to customize my selection to be gluten free. The fish tacos were excellent.

Thank DawgHiker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were delayed for an hour at the airport, so we wandered to the closest restaurant and lucked out at Root Down. Loved the funky decor, especially the suitcase shelving at the bar and globe light fixtures. Cool gastro-pub menu. Local beers. Not such a...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is one that actually gets airport travelers ! They have lots of charging outlets, they have good spaces for single travelers to eat, drink, work. The food options are reasonably healthy. They are well crafted, prepared. Servers are well trained. The host desk...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needed lunch and this looked promising. Very glad I stopped, Tiffany was on point as a server. Personable, professional, and fast. The salad was fresh and the dressing tasted homemade. The lamb sliders have to be the best entree I have ever had at any...More

1  Thank Spock_NCC-1701
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here for lunch in between flights. The service was friendly and the food was excellent! You'll be glad you stopped.

Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't expect the food to be as delicious as the restaurant in town but it was! Usually eating at the airport is a grim affair but the menus and food quality are the same level of awesome. One caution.... you need plenty of time...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grand daughter and I wanted just salads for lunch and thought we'd try them. It cost $50 for 2 salads,coke and lemonade. Not only was it overpriced but the food was horrible. Not only was the chicken dry, tasted funny and cold but the...More

1  Thank armstrong42
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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