Grab a Tasty Bite at One of the Best Places to Eat in Golden, CO

At The Golden Mill, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of flavors for every kind of palette. We feature 5 high-quality food vendors in our food hall to meet any dietary restrictions. After one visit, you’ll see why we’re one of the best places to eat in Golden, CO. Check out our vendors' menus below.

 

Menus

 

Drawing inspiration from his childhood in the open-air markets of Monterrey, Mexico, Chef Jesus Silva offers a focused menu of authentic Mexican tacos, gorditas, fresh sides, and house-made salsas. If you’re looking for authentic Mexican street food or tacos in Golden, Tacos Al Chile won’t disappoint.

 

TACOs $4ea

choice of protein with onions, cilantro, and choice of salsa

GORDITAs $6.50ea

choice of protein with cabbage salad, queso fresco, refried beans, and choice of salsa

QUESADILLAS

Quesabirria $4.50

corn tortilla, chihuahua cheese, beef with birria sauce, and chopped onions

Gringas $8.50

flour tortilla, chihuahua cheese, al pastor pork, and caramelized onions

Piratas $8.50

flour tortilla, chihuahua cheese, carne asada, bell peppers, and on ions

Campechanas $9.50

flour tortilla, carne asada, al pastor pork, bell peppers, and caramelized onions

PROTEIN:

al pastor: achiote- and chile pasilla-marinated roasted pork

came asada: grilled sirloin and flank steak, sauteed chile morron, and onions carnitas: pork confit and Mexican herbs

chicharron: fried pork skins braised in spicy tomatillo sauce

birria: slow-cooked beef with dry guajillo peppers and lots of garlic (!)

tinga de pollo: slow-cooked chicken breast in a chorizo-chipotle sauce

calabazitas: zucchini, onions, bell peppers, and achiote sauce with queso fresco

HALF ROASTED CHICKEN $26

Friday Saturday and Sunday ONLY until we run out. Marinated in the achiote sauce, lime and garlic. Served with tortillas, cooked onions, side of guacamole, and cooked salsas.

TIJUANA-STYLE HOT DOGS $8.50

served with a side of chiles toreados (grilled jalapeños)

ensenada hot link: chihuahua cheese, bacon, jalapeño mayo, guacamole, pico de gallo, and charro beans

senora-style hot link: chihuahua cheese, bacon, pickled jalapeños, caramelized onions, and queso fresco

PANCHOS NACHOS $11.50

tortilla chips, special cheese sauce, corn, pico de gallo, and your choice of charro beans or calabazitas

AZTEC SALAD $11

romaine, watercress, pico de gallo, avocado, corn, spicy pepitas, queso fresco tortilla strips, and honey-chipotle dressing

GUACAMOLE CON TOTOPOS $9

fresh avocado smashed with pico de gallo and hibiscus tortilla chips

PRETZEL BITES $13.50

fluffy, salted, bite-sized pretzels with queso dipping sauce

TRIO DE SALSAS CON TOTOPOS $8

choice of three housemade salsas and hibiscus tortilla chips

Salsas:

salsa roja: tomatillo, chile cascabel, garlic, onion, chile pasilla molido (medium)

salsa verde de aguacate: tomatillo, jalapeños, avocado, cilantro, garlic, onion (mild)

pico de gallo: tamate, onion, jalapeños, cilantro (mild)

salsa FRESCA DE TOMATE: tamate, onion, jalapeños, garlic, cilantro (mild)

CHURROS $8

with cinnamon sugar and chocolate dipping sauce

 

"FRIED CHICKEN & MORE"

Come here for comfort fusion food with an updated twist! Do you like spicy food? At Republik of Chiken, you can order Korean, Japanese, and Nashville-style hot fried chicken sandwiches and more. Try a delicious Republik Cheesyburger or a Build-Your-Own Beyond Burger!

 

CHICKEN SANDWICHES

served with your choice of fries or sweet potato fries

Classic $16.50

fried chicken thighs, pickles, house dressing, lettuce 

Grilled Chiken Sandwich $16.75

creamy Caesar dressing, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and our special sauce

Nashville Hot $16.50

fried chicken thighs, super-spicy Nashville sauce, pickles, house dressing, lettuce

South K $16.50 

crispy, chicken thighs, kimchee coleslaw, gochujang mayo, pickles

 

BURGERS

Republik Cheesyburger* $15

served with your choice of fries or sweet potato fries

1/3lb beef patty, lots of American cheese, bacon, caramelized onion, kimchee, pickles, house dressing, lettuce

Double your pleasure $17

two 1/3lb beef patties and everything delicious above

Golden Build-Your-Own Burger *

served with your choice off fries or sweet potato fries

1/3lb beef patty $13
1/4lb plant-based patty $18

Add-ons | no additional price

house dressing, lettuce, onion, pickles, tomato

Add-ons | $2 each

bacon, caramelized onions, fried egg, fried onions, guacamole, kimchee, kimchee coleslaw, mushrooms

Add-ons | $1 each

American cheese, pickled jalapeños, watercress

Kids Burger $12

served with tater tots

Just meat and cheese!

 

WINGS, TENDERS, SIDES, AND SALADS

Republik Chiken Wings 6 pcs $10 | 10 pcs $17 | 20 pcs $30

served with your choice of ranch or chunky blue cheese dressing

Korean fried wings, achiote sauce (mildly hot)

Karaage Bites $11.50

ginger- and garlic-marinated chicken thighs

served with spicy Japanese mayo and lemon wedges

Chiken Tenders $9

served with tater tots and special sauce

secret recipe - chicken tenders cooked to perfection! Great for your little ones.

Fries $4

Tater Tots $5

Republik Wedge $11

iceberg wedge, bacon, chopped egg, avocado, sundried tomatoes, red onion, watercress, chunky blue cheese dressing

Caesar Salad $10

baby romaine, anchovies, croutons, parmesan cheese, creamy Caesar dressing

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

 

Rolling Smoke BBQ prides itself on authentic down-home BBQ with an emphasis on Southern-style home cooking. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience for BBQ in Golden. Rolling Smoke at The Golden Mill offers a delicious variety of mouth-watering smoked dishes including ribs, brisket, sausage, pulled pork, homemade mac & cheese, collards, baked beans, and more!

 

PLATES

All plates come with two of our homemade sides.

1 MEAT PLATE $16.50 (Brisket or Burnt Ends +2)

2 MEAT PLATE $18.50 (Brisket or Burnt Ends +1.50)

3 MEAT PLATE $20.50 (Brisket or Burnt Ends +1)

PULLED PORK

Rubbed in homemade seasoning and slow-smoked for 8 hours.

SMOKED CHICKEN BREAST

In-house brined boneless skinless chicken breast.

BEEF BRISKET

Homemade rub, slow-cooked for 12-14 hours, then sliced to order to maintain that tender, juicy flavor.

BURNT ENDS (when available)

In true Kansas City fashion, these nuggets of bbq gold will melt in your mouth.

HOT LINKS

Hot and spicy premium sausage made in Colorado.

HONEY BOURBON SAUSAGE

Sweet and tender premium sausage made in Colorado.

THE WHOLE SMOKER $46

Sample of all available meats (1.5 lbs total), four sides (1/2 pint each), and four slices of Texas toast. No substitutions

 

KIDS

Kids Menu available for children 12 and under. Each comes with choice of 1 side.

2 RIB PLATE $8

1 MEAT PLATE $8

 

SIDES

Individual (1 serving) | Pint (3-4 servings) | Quart (6 servings)

SMOKED MAC N CHEESE $5 | $9 | $16

Shell pasta in a sauce of cheesy goodness

COLE SLAW$4 | $8 | $15

creamy dressing tossed with finely chopped cabbage

SMOKED BAKED BEANS $4 | $8 | $15

traditional bbq side made with onions, jalapenos, bacon, and just a touch of smoke

POTATO SALAD $5 | $9 | $16

red potatoes, veggies, hard-boiled eggs, dill pickles, and our delicious homemade dressing

SMOKED COLLARD GREENS $5 | $9 | $16

the southern soul food staple just like your grandma used to make

SEASONED FRENCH FRIES $4 (INDIVIDUAL ONLY)

tossed in house-made spices

SIDE OF THE DAY $5

(individual only) check the board for today's selection

 

PORK SPARE RIBS

St. Louis cut ribs prepared Memphis-style with our secret dry rub, then slow-smoked for that pull off the bone perfection.

3 RIB PLATE $12

comes with 1 side

1/2 SLAB $20

comes with 2 sides (1/2 pint each)

FULL SLAB $38

comes with 2 sides (full pint each)

RIB TIPS (when available) $12

comes with 1 side

 

MAC N CHEESE BOWLS

A bowl of our home-made mac n cheese topped with your choice of one meat. Add additional meats for $3 each.

PULLED PORK |  CHICKEN BREAST | HOT LINKS | HONEY BOURBON SAUSAGE $12

BEEF BRISKET | BURNT ENDS $14

 

MEAT BY THE POUND

One pound of meat serves 2-3 adults. All meats are gluten-free.

1/4lb | 1/2lb | 1lb

BEEF BRISKET $8 | $16 | $30

BURNT ENDS $9 | $17 | $32

PULLED PORK $6 | $10 | $20

HOT LINKS $7 | $12 | $24

HONEY BOURBON SAUSAGE $7 | $12 | $24

SMOKED CHICKEN BREAST $7 | $14 | $26

PORK SPARE RIBS Half Rack $16 | Full Rack $30

 

 

Sora means “sky” in Japanese, which is a fitting name for the only rooftop sushi bar in Golden. Chef Jesus Silva offers up the freshest sashimi, sushi, and other Japanese cuisines including poke bowls served only for lunch.

 

Lunch Combos 11am-3pm

Moriwase* $32

2 pc tuna. 2 pc salmon, 2 pc yellowtail, 1 pc ebi, and California roll or spicy tuna roll with miso soup

Sashini Lunch* $32

3 pc tuna, 3 pc salmon, 3 pc yellowtail, 3 pc madai with miso soup

Makanai Rolls* $28

1 California roll, 1 s!icy tuna roll, 1 tekka maki, 1 shake maki with miso soup

Vegetarian Rolls $24

1 garden roll, 1 asparagus roll, and 1 avocado roll with seaweed salad

Combo Deluxe* $33

1 roll (tekka maki, negihama, or salmon), 4 pc nigiri (tuna, salmon yellowtail, and shrimp), 6 pc sashimi (2 each of white fish, tuna, and 1 salmon) with miso soup

 

Poke Bowls lunch only 11am-3pm

All poke bowls are served on sushi rice or mixed greens with furikake, kizami nori, and ginger

Step 1: Choose Your Protein

Tuna* $17 | Salmon* $16.50 | Yellowtail* $18 | Shrimp Tempura $16 | Fresh Tofu $15

Add Additional Protein $5 | Add Ikura* (salmon eggs, 2oz) $8 | Add California Mix (crab surimi, 2oz) $4

Step 2 : Choose Your Sauce (additional Sauces $1 each)

Poke Spicy | Yuzu Dressing | Spicy Mayo | Tamari Yuzu (Gluten-Free) +$1

Step 3 : Choose 5 Toppings (additional toppings +$0.50 each)

Fried Onions | Edamame | Avocado | Hijiki Seaweed | Seaweed Salad | Microgreens | Carrots | Cucumber | Jalapeno | Takuan | Negi | Mango | Pineapple | Red Cabbage | Cilantro | White Onions

 

Appetizers

Miso Soup $4

tofu, negi, and wakame

Edamame $7

soy bean pods and sea salt

Cabbage Salad $8

sweet tofu dressing. garlic chips, gari shoga goma, shiso

Seaweed Salad $8

hiyashi wakame (aka tosaka) dressed with sweet sesame oil vinaigrette

Pork Gyoza (6 pc) $8.75

pan-seared pork and vegetable dumplings served with soy dressing

Pork Eggroll (3pc) $7.50

crispy fried pork, mushroom, and onion roll served with house dipping sauce

Shishito Peppers $10.50

served with yuzu, yuzu dressing. and bonito flakes

Side of Sushi Rice $3

 

Sushi Rolls

Salmon, Tuna, or Yellowtail with Avocado* $8.25

Tekka Maki (6 pc)* $7.75

tuna

Shake Maki (6pc)* $7.75

salmon

Negihana (6 pc)* $7.75

yellowtail with negi

California (8 pc) $8

surimi crab, mayo, cucumber, avocado, and masago

Spicy Tuna (8 pc)* $9.25

tuna, negi, cucumber, avocado, masago, and spicy mayo

Nova Lox Salmon (8 pc)*  $9.25

smoked salmon, cream cheese, cucumber, Maui onions, and masago

Spider (6 pc) $11

soft shell crab, cucumber, avocado, mayo, gobo, ooba, kaiware, and mixed greens

 

Tempura Roll

Shrimp Tempura Roll (6pc) $8.75

asparagus, masago, ooba. cucumber, avocado, and Japanese mayo

Veggie Tempura Roll (6pc) $7

asparagus, Japanese pumpkin, carrot tempura, shiso, and kaiware

 

Vegetarian Rolls

Cucumber Roll (6 pc) $5

Avocado Roll (6 pc) $6

Asparagus Roll (6pc) $6

Garden Roll (6pc) $7

avocado, asparagus, kaiware, cucumber, mixed greens. pickled daikon. yamagobo, and shiso

Green Monster Roll (8pc) $14

Japanese pumpkin tempura, tsukudani, avocado, cucumber and sweet tamari

 

Nigiri/Sashimi Sushi

2 pieces per order

Maguro (tuna)* $7.50

Shake (salmon)* $6.75

Hamachi (yellowtail)* $8

Maguro Tataki* (tuna with garlic) $8

Japanese Tai (red snapper)* $9

Ebi (shrimp) $6.50

Kunsei (smoked salmon)* $8

Unagi (freshwater eel) $7

Kaibashira (scallop)* $8.50

Tako (octopus) $7.25

Masago (smelt eggs)* $7.50

Ikura (salmon roe)* $12

Tamago (egg custard) $6

Saba (mackerel)* $6.50

Kani (crab)* $11

 

Chef's Specials 8pc unless otherwise indicated

Golden Roll* $18

spicy scallops and asparagus topped with yellowtail, macho sauce, negi, and lemon slices

The Mill $16.75

crab mix, shrimp tempura, and cucumber topped with mango, gochuchang sauce, and cilantro

Orange Lion* $16

smoked salmon, sliced lemon, kaiware, jalapeno, cucumber, cream cheese, and yuzu wasabi mustard sauce

Tiger Roll* $17

spicy tuna, cucumber, avocado, mustard yuzu sauce, spicy ponzu, and maguro tataki sashimi

Dragon Roll $18

shrimp tempura, surimi crab mix, unagi, avocado. and strawberry

Tropical Coconut (10pc) $18

salmon tempura, spicy aioli. jalapeno, avocado, cucumber. and toasted coconut on soy paper

Green Hama Roll* $15

masago, green onion, yellowtial, spicy mayo, jalapeno, tempura flakes, cilantro, and macho sauce

Rainbow Roll* $17

California roll with 5 pcs of raw fish wrapped around the roll

Caterpillar Roll $17

eel, tamago. and cucumber wrapped with avocado and eel sauce

Rocky Mountain High Roll* $16.50

shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, cucumber, macho sauce, and toasted coconut

Meiji Maguro Roll* $18

Avocado, cucumber, kaiware, and jalapeno topped with tuna poke

South Table Roll* $18

cream cheese, jalapeno, cucumber, yellowtail. macho sauce, and negi served with spicy ponzu on the side

Green Canyon Roll* $18.50

salmon tartare, shrimp tempura. cu::umber. smoked salmon, fresh salmon, and spicy mayo

Sora Roll* $19

tuna, salmon, yellowtail, takuan, ooba, masago, masago, cucumber, and mustard sauce

 

*These items may be served with raw or undercooked ingredients. Some rolls may contain avocado and masago. Not all ingredients are listed on the menu. Please inform your server of any allergies or restrictions. Consuming undercooked or raw foods may increase yow risk of food-borne illness.

 

What’s the scoop? Grab some New Zealand-style ice cream at Happy Cones! A mixture of the freshest sweet cream ice cream and a scoop of real fruit is made to order in their New Zealand-made ice cream machine. New flavors drop monthly, including vegan options, making Happy Cones a top option for ice cream in Golden. Don’t worry: your dog can also enjoy a pup cone alongside you.

 

New Zealand Style

Real Fruit Ice Cream

Sweet Cream blended with you choice of fruit.

Single Twirl $4.49 | Double Twirl $5.49

Mixed Berry

strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry

Strawberry

Strawberry Banana

 

American Style

Scoops

Single Scoop $4.49 | Double Scoop $5.49

Sweet Cream

Chocolate

Cookies-N-Cream

Hokey Pokey

vanilla w/ caramelized toffee honeycomb

Salted Butter Caramel

Weekly Rotating Flavors Available at Shop

 

Vegan Gelato

Single Scoop $4.99 | Double Scoop $5.99

Vanilla Coconut

Chocolate Oreo Coconut

Weekly Rotating Flavors Available at Shop

 

Floats

$5.99

Colorado Cola

Root Beer

 

Extras

Waffle Cone +$1

Sprinkles | Caramel Drizzle | Happy Dust +$0.50 each

 

Be Your Own Bartender! Top-Rated Drinks to Pair with Your Food in Golden

That’s right, at The Golden Mill, we have two state-of-the-art self-pour tap walls to round out your experience at the best restaurants in Golden. Our rotating taps feature some of the tastiest brews on the market, including many local Colorado brands.

In our main taproom, we have 46 taps for many unique beers, wines, house-made cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks, including non-alcoholic beer and kombucha. Whether you’re looking for pinot noir, margaritas, or a crisp lager, you can find what you’re looking for at The Golden Mill.

Our rooftop beer wall features 16 taps for a slightly smaller selection of beers, wines, cocktails, and even sake to compliment Sushi Sora.