Ruth Tobias/Thrillist

Welton Street Cafe

Mon11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tues11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Welton Street Cafe

2736 Welton St

Denver, CO 80205

This soul food spot has some of Denver's best fried chicken. So natural is Welton Street’s frying technique that the expertly seasoned crust becomes a second skin, clinging fast to meat that’s juicy through and through, the breast no less than the leg. It’s all greaseless, too -- but just in case, the kitchen sets the pieces atop slices of white bread to act as paper towels, which is funny because it’s true. Of course the platter also comes with actual, edible bread (as well as two sides): the dense, almost-sweet sticks of fried dough they sensibly call frybread will make you swoon like a church lady in a heat wave.