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Cherry Cricket

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(91 Reviews)

2641 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206

(303) 322-7666

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Today: 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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46
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IN BUSINESS
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General Info
History of the Cricket The term 'legendary' is overused these days. But the Cherry Cricket lives up to the lofty classification and the revered reputation it holds as a bastion of classic neighborhood-bar culture. Mary Zimmerman opened the original Cherry Cricket as 'Mary Zimmerman's Bar' in 1945. The bar was actually the living room of her home, which sat where the Sears Auto Center is today. Her customers were mainly garbage truck drivers working at the Denver trash dump, now buried beneath the Cherry Creek Mall site. (Yep, this was one of Denver's first successful 'recycling' endeavors.) Around 1950, Zimmerman purchased the property at 2nd and Clayton where she built what is now the Cricket's main dining room. Over the years she added to the structure, increasing its size to accommodate a growing clientele. After Zimmerman's death in the early Sixties, the Cricket changed proprietors a couple times before ending up in the capable hands of Bernard Duffy. Duffy gained local bar-culture fame as the owner of the equally legendary (and now shuttered, sniff-sniff) Duffy's Tavern in downtown Denver. Duffy installed the classic neon sign that now graces the front of the building and carried out a number of improvements at the Cricket. One of the most notable was a hugely popular $2.50 prime rib lunch buffet. (History says Duffy was a thrifty `tender who rarely offered a round on the house.) Duffy retired in 1972 and sold the bar. Over the following years, The Cricket was decked out in much sports memorabilia, making it one of Denver's first sports bars. Sadly, the Cricket also gained a reputation for bringing a 'dump' back to Cherry Creek. (Along with some of Denver's surliest waitresses and a contingent of six-legged visitors.) But Eli McGuire and her husband bought the bar in 1990 and returned the Cherry Cricket to its former glory. Under her watch, the Cricket took on more customers and more space for those craving a cold beer and a great burger in a friendly, unpretentious setting. Today, the Cherry Cricket's clientele includes working stiffs, old schoolers and shoppers taking a break from chic hunting. It also welcomes a younger crowd, business lunchers, and families who savor the aforementioned 'legendary' status of the Cricket. After Eli's passing in 2000, Wynkoop Holdings purchased the long-lived landmark. Today, the Holdings team and Cricket staff are honoring Eli's dream of making the Cherry Cricket 'the best damn bar around.'
BBB Rating
A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (303) 322-1233

Fax: (303) 322-0143

Brands
American, Rice
Payment method
amex, discover, master card, visa, diners club, travelers checks
Price Range
$
Location
Located on East 2nd Avenue in Cherry Creek North
Neighborhoods
East Denver, Cherry Creek North, Cherry Creek, Southeast Denver
AKA

The Cherry Cricket

The Cherry Cricket, LLC

Categories
Mexican Restaurants, Bars, American Restaurants, Latin American Restaurants, Brew Pubs, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Taverns, Restaurants
Other Information

Cuisines: Burgers, Brew Pubs, Mexican, American, Hot Dogs, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American

Specialties: American

Price Range : Below Average

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Ashley J.

06/22/2012

Overall
Great Burgers, fun atmosphere

In beautiful Cherry Creek this is a fun place to eat dinner. We were recommended it being new to the city as having great burgers and they did not disappoint. They have many ways you can customize your burger and good drink specials as well. Now we bring people who come to visit there too. We definitely enjoy it for date nights now and then.

7footjesus

04/08/2012

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Overall
Horrible people work here. Attend at

Horrible people work here. Attend at your own risk.

dschinagel

12/11/2011

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Overall
okay, but not the best

I've been to cherry cricket a few times and its just okay. the service isn't the best, and when i used to like burgers, i wasn't a huge fan of theirs. This place is not terrible though.

SummerTymes

06/21/2011

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Overall
Yummmm!!!

I love your bacon burger n wings it was so awesome!!!!!!!

Cjones252

05/23/2011

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Overall
Nice place.

This place has got so much better than the first time I went in. When I first got there a long time ago it was a dump. They have taken the time to create a patio and expanded their seatting area. Food ok but atomosphere great.

KelliR

04/17/2011

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Overall
JOKE of a place!

HORRIBLE SERVICE!!!! After waiting over a half hour we were called for a table. Then were told they made a mistake and it wasn't ready, and waited another half hour, only to be crammed into a too small booth and told we could find our own chairs if we needed more space. THEN it was another wait for a drink order, where half the drinks were forgotten, then another 30-40 minutes before our waitress felt the need to take our food order. Finally the food came and one of the dishes was forgotten, we had to go to the kitchen ourselves. When we tracked down our waitress AGAIN for the bill, we asked her to put a small amount on one card and the larger on the other. You guessed it she managed to mix that up too. The food wasn't great, the service is a joke, the Cricket has a reputation that it should lose!!! I was in favor of no tip, but luckily some others at my table were nicer and left an undeserved 10%. I wish I didn't have to give even one star to this place in order to post this review!

TracyN

04/06/2011

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Overall
Horrid Service!

My boyfriend brought me here for my birthday dinner last night (4/5/11) and the ONLY thing we got from our order was our drinks! No salads, no dinner. NOTHING. After 35 minutes the waiter came by and asked if we had gotten our salads yet? I replied ""No..we haven't gotten anything! And besides YOU would be the one bringing it to us!""

After 40 minutes we were tired of waiting and left. We weren't in there when it was busy, it was 7:30pm!

It's really too bad that this place had such horrid service...thanks for ruining my birthday night. We won't ever be coming back...and this was our first time there.

main123datt

03/01/2011

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Overall
Professional and Friendly

This is our 2nd move with them and once again we are VERY happy with the outcome. Our
movers came early and were ready to go. They disassembled and reassembled our King size
bed-frame in record time making our lives so much easier. They know what they are doing when
it comes to wrapping and protecting your furniture etc. Our foreman Esteban in particular was
awesome. We will be requesting him for our next move. You may pay a little more then the
average mover but in this case you really do get what you pay for!

Foodie77

03/01/2011

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Overall
Awesome Burgers!

Fantastic Burgers and Green Chili, you won't be disappointed!!

jenna78

12/10/2010

Overall
Great Cherry Creek Restaurant

Great Cherry Creek Restaurant. Fun atmospshere. delicious food.

DKline

10/10/2010

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Overall
Da Burgers

This place is always busy busy but the servers are very friendly and the food's always cooked well and it tastes great. I like all the different options and creative possibilities.

P.S. Avoid this place if you happen to see it on TV that day/week because there will be an even longer wait!!

foodie58

07/08/2010

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Overall
Cherry Cricket was worth the drive!!!

First off, let me start out by saying a friend and I went to this restaurant on a Wednesday afternoon at about 3:00 p.m. so we did not have to deal with the crowds, but the place was still very busy.

The burger was amazing!!!!! I ordered medium rare, which was just perfect, with jalapenos and white cheddar.... I just wanted to keep eating it all day... great flavor, perfectly done and a true burger lovers dream

Slightly better than My Brothers Bar and City Grill but I would still recommend those also. If you live in the Boulder area, I would say it is comparable with Southern Sun's burgers, but still better.

If you are in the area of Cherry Creek, or if you are like me and will drive a good distance for a great burger experience, then go! I would be shocked if you did not find this to be one of the best burgers you have ever experienced!

wilks0731

03/17/2010

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Overall
Very disappointing

It was my dispeasure to have visited Cherry Cricket, for the 1st time, on 03/15.
When I arrived, I was told there was a 10 minute wait. I was given a pager and told they would let me know when a table was ready. My party waited just outside of the main door. Well, 20 mins later, I went in to see the hostess and ask what the problem was. She told me that they had paged me 3 times and thought I had left. They tested the pager and it didn't work. I asked the hostess if it had occured to her to check outside to see if we were out there. When I said this, one of the doormen began to berate me for being rude to the hostess. He let this go on for about 3 minutes. Then I was told that we would have to wait for another table to become available.
I was appaulled at the lack of customer service and how rude the employee was to me. I do not believe he should be treating a customer that way, especially one that is visiting for the first time.
I chose to not eat there and went somewhere else. I do not plan to return to Cherry Cricket.

TexasBoy78

01/15/2010

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Overall
Looking for a decent burger?

Overall this was a good burger. I was walking into this place with an empty stomach so I left content and loved the onion rings.

jkoz

11/09/2009

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Overall
The Honda Civic of the Denver burger scene

I’ve often said that The Cherry Cricket is the Honda Civic of the Denver burger scene. It’s never gonna wow you, but it also won’t let you down either. Exhibit A: The white cheddar and green chili burger. Toppings were fairly flavorless, but once again, the excellent meat redeems it. You always leave thinking, “that was good… not great, but pretty good”. Rating: 6------

Jko------
www.musteatdenver

JedZeppelin

02/08/2009

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Overall
These are the best burgers in Denver

Always a beer of the day on sale. Like that a lot. The burgers are the best. Better than CityGrille. Better than My Brother's Bar. Better even than fancy steakhouses (Elways, etc...). Think I'm wrong? I'm willing to continue to try the competition... tell me what I'm missing.....

OLY82

01/04/2009

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Overall
Best Burger in Denver

I like to sit at the bar and order Bloody Mary's on while watching whatever sporting event is on and getting an earful from the friendly staff while waiting for my burger. I like to get my burger with cream cheese and jalapenos.

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