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Saliman's Bar and Grill Records

Identifier: B418


Saliman's Bar and Grill was opened by Samuel Saliman near the beginning of the 1920s and was in operation for almost a century under various names. The restaurant was located at 1920 Larimer Street, Denver, CO. and later at other locations in downtown Denver. The collection contains a menu from C and E Saliman's Grill and a silver plated teaspoon from Saliman's. There are two photos of the restaurant in B063 (Beck Photograph Collection).


  • circa 1930


Biographical / Historical

Samuel Sholom Saliman was born in Russia on January 7, 1876 and settled in Denver, Colorado in 1889. He married Bessie Pessel in 1905 in Denver and their eldest son, Julius, was born in Denver July 22, 1900. Samuel Saliman established Saliman’s Bar and Grill around 1915 at 1920 Larimer Street. Before he started the restaurant, he made glass bottles. Julius began working at his father’s restaurant when he was 17 and eventually became the owner. The restaurant went through a number of name changes and was moved from the original location to 15th and Tremont and was relocated to the corner of 17th and California in 1960. Many of the Saliman family were involved in the restaurant and deli businesses, including Samuel’s brothers Abraham and Isadore Saliman. Samuel Saliman died in Denver on April 15, 1959 and his son Julius died January 22, 1986.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 half letter document box) : Menu and table spoon

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a 1933 menu from E and C Saliman's Grill and a silver plated teaspoon with "Saliman" and "Pick Co." engraved on the spoon.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428