After the stress of arriving at Denver International Airport, you may need some time to unwind and relax before the flight. While you unload the stress, a bite to eat or a refreshing drink is a gateway to relaxation and an easy way to avoid airplane food. If you find yourself in a time crunch, there are plenty of chain restaurants and eateries that will serve you in moments. On the other hand, if you have time to spare and are looking for a nice sit down restaurant, we have you covered right here!  

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Jeppesen Terminal

The Jeppesen Terminal is filled with take out restaurants such as Einstein's Bagels, Subway, and coffee houses. If you are waiting for a loved one or simply can’t wait to eat, you have plenty of quick on-the-go options. If you are looking to sit down and stretch the legs before going through security, we recommend Red Rocks Bar and BBQ, that is open from 10:00am-8:30pm. Red Rocks Bar and BBQ if you are looking for a quiet place to hang out and have a cold micro brew beer on tap, this is the place for you! They also offer award winning BBQ sauce served atop a variety of smoked meats and sandwiches.  

A Gates

If you have a sweet tooth, A Gates are the stop for you. They have Dunkin Donuts, Hope’s Country Fresh Cookies and even Ben & Jerry’s! If you would like to fill your belly before heading over for the sweets, we suggest Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, open 6am-10pm. Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery is a well known name to most Denverites. They offer a great selection of All American food and even serve breakfast. This is a fun environment that will make you feel as if you are hanging out in Downtown Denver rather than at DIA.


B Gates

At B Gates they have the biggest selection of Denver international airport restaurants. From quick food like Chick-fil-A, Jamba Juice, and City Wok to sit down restaurants, they have you covered! Wolfgang Puck 7:00am-9:00pm Wolfgang Puck has a menu filled with many options including a number that are vegetarian. They offer a wide range of options including pizza, salads, and sandwiches. This is a great place to get a quick and nourishing meal before take off. Elway’s 7:00am-11:00pm #7 John Elway is a classic figure here in Colorado. Besides being a 2 time Superbowl Champion he also has multiple restaurants in the Denver Metro Area that cater to families and offer high quality Colorado themed appetizers and entries. If you’re looking to go out for a steak Elways is definitely the place to go!

C Gates

Located in C Gates are many coffee shops along with bars and lounges. They have multiples cuisines including Mexican, Italian, and American. Root Down is an award winning restaurant that caters to vegetarians and also has gluten-free options. This is a healthy option for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and the service is always great! They offer a selection of raw foods along with sandwiches, soups, desserts, and much more.

At the end of the day, navigating DIA’s restaurants isn’t so stressful and parking at Canopy Airport Parking is even easier! If you have trouble locating any of the restaurants and bars, here is a quick link for the denver airport map that will help guide your way around so you can travel satisfied and happy!