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The Sink

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1165 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302-7015
+1 303-444-7465
11:00 - 02:00
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Quito, Ecuador
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service wasn't very good- our waitress would disappear for very long periods of time. Expected the food to be a lot better too. Honestly other than being a bit of a novelty in appearances there is nothing special about this college-student oriented restaurant

Thank sofiajour
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I have no doubt this was once a great bar, our group had a poor experience on a Thursday night. The fixings on our food were poorly thrown together and the meat tasted like rubber. The waitress was defensive when asked about ordered drinks and had no skills to handle a compliant other then get super defensive and take... More 

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Superior, Colorado
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our son loves the Chicken and Waffles at the Sink...today he decided we should leave lunch here. I had the Texas Onion Straw burger with the Grass-feed beef, wow was that good. My wife had the Cowboy Reuben, I thought the smoked Brisket an interesting twist! Very cool college eatery with lots to look at. If you are tall remember... More 

Thank GregDieter
Austin, Texas
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We were told before visiting that we couldn't miss The Sink. It was mentioned a few times after we got into town. It was worth it, for sure! We started with bacon stuffed jalapeños. Yum!! We all had burgers. They were delicious! My husband had the Texas Onion Straw and said he would order it again. The rest of us... More 

Thank 4F0rds
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The Sink is a CU institution. One of the best college hangouts in America -- and President Obama's choice for a burger during a Boulder visit. And he made a good choice -- the burgers are outstanding. A very cool place -- gives you a real feel for CU and Boulder.

Thank Jim H
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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188 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Not gonna lie; I was snubbed by my 17-year-old son the second he made acquaintances on the CU Boulder campus. Best part about being snubbed? I got the freedom to go eat whatever I wanted. I thought about sampling some of the other local restaurants, but then I remembered I was fairly close to The Sink. When I say fairly... More 

Thank femaleboxer
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

College feel atmosphere. Writing and marker drawings on the wall. Drop-down low ceiling. All pizza creations were great. The Gluten chicken pizza crust was the best one but with most gluten pizzas it's much smaller - so we ordered two extra.

Thank Rachel H
Covington, KY
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506 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Being near the university this is obviously a place with a college crowd. We were there during a school break so the place wasn't crazy busy. The people who were there seemed to be mostly regulars and covered a spectrum of ages. The décor is pretty much funky art / graffiti with TVs within sight of most tables. The menu... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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258 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a must see when in Boulder. It was featured on Diners Drive ins and Dives. The food is good. service is good. A kinda busy place. Take a late lunch or early dinner if you can.

Thank Cowgirlkc
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189 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We ate lunch here on a college visit. It is near CU and a funky lunch spot! It has been featured on the Food Network with Guy Fieri. You can sign your name on their ceiling! The food was delicious. We had the chicken sandwich and, burgers. The onion rings were yum-o-licious! We were in a bit of a hurry... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1165 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302-7015
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-7465
The Sink has been a University of Colorado legend since 1923. Offering a wide variety of scratch made sandwiches, burgers, pizza and salads. Featuring grass-fed beef, locally baked organic breads and seasonal local produce. A full bar features eighteen draft beers and locally produced beers and spirits. This historic landmark is a must see for any visit to Boulder, truly one of a kind!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?