Have Some Heart: Top Artichoke Dip In Denver

April 25, 2012 7:50 AM

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The artichoke dip is one of the most popular appetizer menu items of all time. While restaurants usually serve this dish with the same ingredients — artichoke, spinach, cheese — it can be presented in many different ways. Find the dip in a basic glass bowl, bread bowl or hot skillet, or served with slices of soft pita bread or tortilla chips. However it’s presented, artichoke dip will almost always be one of a server’s top suggestions. The following eateries serve up five of the best palate-pleasing dips Denver has to offer.

Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily
Price: $9.95

Rock Bottom Brewery provides its customers with a unique take on artichoke dip Asiago cheese and a mixture of crab meat to create a warm and extremely creamy dip. While the dip is good enough to eat with a spoon, diners can enjoy it with perfectly toasted bread that provides an excellent platform for the dip to rest on.

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Hours: Mon-Sun: 11 a.m. – Close
Price: $9.49

C.B. & Potts creates a masterpiece when they blend together cheddar jack, pepper jack and parmesan cheeses that act as a creamy home to an extravagant mixture of roasted garlic, bell peppers, spinach, artichokes and sour cream. The thick, smooth dip is baked in a skillet, served with slices of flatbread and tortilla chips.

Artichoke dip at Patsy's (credit: CBS)

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sat: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Sun: 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Known as Denver’s oldest Italian restaurant, Patsy’s has a rich history. Built in 1921, the establishment has undergone some changes here and there, but has always maintained its quality food and service. While the dip is simple, Patsy’s is known for having some of the best artichoke dip in the Denver area. Using baked artichoke and ricotta cheese, this light creamy dip is best enjoyed with the freshly toasted bread.

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Hours: Sun-Wed: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Thurs-Sat: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Price: $6

A newer addition to Denver’s Uptown area, Park & Co. provides a neighborhood feel for customers looking to eat, drink and catch a game or two. With daily happy hours, this is a great place to sit and have a serving of freshly prepared artichoke dip. Prepared with excellence in mind, the restaurant uses the freshest ingredients to create its familiar but over-the-top version of artichoke dip. The warm, creamy dip is sure to please every palate around the table and raise the question, “Should we have another order of that?”

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Zack Christofferson, a self proclaimed beer geek from Denver Colorado, enjoys tasting and discussing Colorado’s wide selection of wonderful beers. His work can be found here.