Denver’s Best Burger
Posted on May 31, 2010 by Tim Tolbert
Being allowed to order a burger grilled rare in a restaurant these days is indeed a rarity. Happily, I encountered an old stalwart in Denver’s upscale Cherry Creek north neighborhood that was happy to grill mine up rare and even provided a nifty little burger temperature guideline inside their menu. Oh, and did I mention it was one of the best burgers I’ve had in years?
The Cherry Cricket has been around for at least 60 years and has withstood the changes that time brings in the best way. The changes that they’ve made are by and large welcome: multiple large LCD TVs to watch the sports event du jour while devouring a juicy burger, air conditioning and an assortment of fine cheeses to place on top of your burger. Several local micro-brews are available on tap and world class shopping for the yuppies are just steps away from this neighborhood anchor.
Unfortunately, this isn’t a ‘sleeper’ establishment, it’s gaining a national following after a recent Man vs. Food episode and the burgers here regularly place in the top two burgers in Denver between the two competing city mags, 5280 and Westword. It’s just a perfect pit stop for a weekend day but be prepared to wait some extra time if you’re trying to secure a patio table. If you’re OK with loud volumes and the aforementioned TVs on full tilt, you’re likely to stroll right into a comfy table or booth inside.
Recommended: The Cherry Cricket 1/2 lb. burger with provolone, sauteed mushrooms and mayo on the side. Rare.