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Tom's Home Cookin'

Map & Directions 800 E. 26th Ave.
Denver, CO 80205
  • Lunch
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot Available, Street


Westword's Description

For more than a decade, Tom's Home Cookin' has been a stick-to-your-ribs, lunch-only respite for soul-food seekers and Southerners, blue-collar workers and chefs, chatterers and chicken-chasers. The fried chicken, profoundly moist with skin crusted the color of copper, flies right every single time. It's a sign of more goodness to come: peach cobbler, macaroni and cheese (it's the Velveeta, people), cornbread stuffing and whatever else owners Steve Jankousky and Tom Unterwagner have on the day's chalkboard. Get in line early, because Tom's sells out fast.

Member Reviews

  • StevenGregory wrote a review for Tom's Home Cookin'
    on 02/28/14

    Tom's mom ran this same kind of establishment outside of Atlanta: "Meat and Two" indicating a hearty meal consisting of a main dish (fried chicken, meatloaf, braised ribs, catfish, pot roast, did I mention MEATLOAF?) and sides (mac-n-cheese, collard greens, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, peach cobbler). Don't miss the desserts: coca cola chocolate cake, sweet potato pie, and... More >>

  • tannaruzicka wrote a review for Tom's Home Cookin'
    on 04/14/10

    Fried Chicken! It is soooo worth it!

  • Ryan P1 wrote a review for Tom's Home Cookin'
    on 04/18/08

    Like the title says, this is the only reason I go here. This and also because it tastes delicious.

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  • Denver Westword on 04/20/11

    Voted Best Mac and Cheese in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!

  • Denver Westword on 12/06/10

    Winner of Westword's Best of Denver 2010 - Best Fried Chicken!

  • BestOf on 09/09/11

    Winner of Best Mac-And-Cheese 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/denver

  • DVLP Clothing on 09/01/10

    Collard greens, fried chicken and sweet tea!

  • Amy G. on 01/09/10

    Get there early for the best selection. Everything on the menu is incredible!

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