Denver >Food & Dining > Dozens
236 W 13th Ave, Denver, CO | Directions 8020439.736641 -104.991332
Monday To Sunday From 06:30 AM To 02:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Civic Center, Southwest Denver, Golden Triangle
No high-chairs for your stupid brats, yay! – Your kids are only cute to you...I'm glad to have a place I can eat breakfast without the irritating sound of you baby talking to your child.
I only hope that someday I get to see this famous manager go off on idiotic, demanding customers. I'm getting the feeling I want to shake his hand.
Worst Customer Service Ever – Having just moved to Denver, a friend recommended Dozens as a wonderful breakfast place. It was - until the end of the meal. This same friend who told me to eat at Dozens and his wife joined my table just as my breakfast companion was leaving. While the four of us chatted, the waitress came over and confirmed that the new additions would want food. She didn't seem to be upset.
We were unaware this would be a problem. Suddently the manager appeared and let us know that even if one of us was on the way out, three people could not occupy a "two top" and that we were "taking liberties" in his restaurant without going through proper seating protocol. He was visibly upset, and none of us could really wrap our minds around why.
The confusion spiraled from there. After a series of questions from us about where we could sit, without getting answers, my friend suggested that perhaps this was too complicated and he should eat elsewhere. At this, the manager told him to leave saying the actual words: "get out of my restaurant NOW," so loudly that others in the area stopped talking to look. With sympathies from the diners around us, we got up to leave and - I kid you not - as I paid in full for my breakfast with 20 percent tip at the register, the manager continued to berate us, talking about how he's sick of customers who "come in to my restaurant and want to be in control."
I'm just absolutely baffled. I've never been kicked out of a restaurant. I still don't even understand what got him so upset in the first place. After looking here at a few reviews regarding the difficult seating situation, it makes sense that there is tension. But really, with so many wonderful places to eat there is no reason for me to ever return to a place with such a horribly rude manager. I don't need a side of fighting to go with my food.
GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE :) – I love Dozen's. I've only been there to sit down twice but i order it to go all the time! (key to getting quick food on a saturday. I think the guy that works in the front ROCKS. He is always friendly and always fun to talk to. They messed up my order once and gave me free food. They do everythign to make sure you will come back to eat with them.
There food is alright. Sometimes it rocks and other times it's on the normal side. However, overall I LOVE DOZENS! :) :)
Well Worth the Wait! – There are a lot of complaints about Dozens on this site and I don't understanding why. Tasteless my ___! This is one of my husband's favorite breakfast places, and in fact we're just about to go there now! (I found this site looking for their hours.)
The atmosphere is also fantastic. I love the fact that it's in an old house. Yes the wait can be long but that's because there's more demand than they can accommodate. But it's well worth the wait!
Good food, a tad expensive, rude staff/owner, loooong wait – I've eaten at Dozens quite a few times over the years. The food is generally pretty tasty, and the prices are on the higher side of moderate. However, the wait to be seated can be unbelievable, which really stinks when you're starving! Also, after I had kids I made another discovery about this place: apparently, the owner hates breeders. When we committed the unconscionable sin of asking for a high chair, he actually out and out told us in a very snotty way that they made an effort NOT to be family friendly; hence, no booster seats or high chairs. The food is pretty good, but not good enough to deal with that attitude, so we have gone elsewhere for the past 5 years or so.
The Eggshell, Mona's, Racine's, and Stella's are all places you can go with your kids and not be reviled for procreation. I know other parents who have personally encountered the same thing here, and boycott for that reason.
Never Again – The service was good, otherwise: no real maple syrup, no jalapeno peppers (in Denver!), a slab of cold potatoes, and omelettes with neither taste nor flair. Original Pancake House, here I come!!!
Nice breakfast out on the deck! – Had a nice breakfast here out on the deck. Remarkably prompt service, a pleasant atmosphere and good food. Definitely a good Denver spot, and close to downtown.
A place dedicated to the incredible, edible egg. – In Short
Businessmen, congressmen and construction workers wander here for a quick breakfast or lunch. The swift pace is perfect for folks in a rush. Customers can order eggs hard-boiled, scrambled or over easy with the yolk running over the plate. Omelet creations range from the Aspen--stuffed with tomato, feta and avocado--to the truffled Elway. Besides eggs, there's French toast, waffles or oatmeal and great sandwiches to complement the morning fare.
Great bakery! But........ – The fresh fruit and muffin I had was great, but the omlette had much to be desired. It was average, but nothing too special.
Come hungry. – I really like the breakfast here, but they lay it on thick and heavy...defeintly not a place for a light breakfast on the go. A great place to start a lazy sunday of sitting around doing nothing.
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