Reposted from DiningOut Denver&Boulder
By Tyra Sutak | Contributor

The Roadhouse Hospitality Group—the operators behind well-known Colorado restaurants like the Kickapoo Tavern in Keystone, the Wazee Lounge & Supper Club, and the chain of Dusty Boot restaurants found all over the state—is bringing their blend of contemporary and casual dining to Boulder’s up-and-coming Boulder Junction neighborhood. Housed in the city’s iconic 126 year-old train depot, the Roadhouse Boulder Depot {2366 Junction Place, Boulder; 303.443.2167} is a tasteful shrine to the building’s past combined with urban elements that breathe new life into its old stone walls.

Black and white photographs showcasing the depot’s colorful history adorn the walls in the restaurant’s upstairs community area, bar, dining room, and the “private car” club room on the lower level that is a throwback to the heyday of train travel and can be reserved for parties of up to 80 people. Diners will find lunch and dinner menus filled with elevated pub fare like juicy burgers, an assortment of flatbread pizzas stacked with fresh ingredients, hearty entrées like a Short Rib dinner, Colorado Striped Bass, Barbecue Shrimp Tacos, and much more. Along with a large variety of healthy items like a Kale and Quinoa salad, the Roadhouse Boulder Depot also offers a menu section completely devoted to gluten-free items.

“We wanted to create an approachable menu filled with homemade dishes made from scratch in our kitchen,” says John Shipp, who along with brothers Dan and Mike founded the Roadhouse Hospitality Group. Alumni of the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Shipps’ pride and love for the city can be found all over the restaurant, but is especially evident in a large community booth done up in the colors of their alma mater, complete with a large TV perfect for watching the hometown sports teams. The Roadhouse Boulder Depot will also feature a selection of locally made craft beers and spirits that can be enjoyed on the restaurant’s large outdoor patio during the warm weather months.

The Roadhouse Boulder Depot is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and has plans to incorporate a brunch menu in the near future.

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