Telluride Restaurant Guide
Telluride has received multiple accolades for its vast array of delicious restaurants. There’s truly not a bad meal in this town, so be sure to explore the many dining options in the downtown areas as well as Mountain Village. During the winter, don’t miss the fabulous on-mountain restaurants. Use our restaurant guide and enjoy the best meals of any ski resort.
221 South Oak provides a unique Telluride dining experience in an intimate setting. Chef Eliza Gavin offers creative cuisine using the freshest local ingredients and specializes in homemade charcuterie, beignets and other delicious fare.
With locations in both Telluride and Lawson Hill, Aemono Fine Foods and Catering offers freshly prepared food from the deli case and yummy, made-to-order pizzas, burgers and sandwiches.
Equally famous for the cuisine as for its spectacular view high above Telluride, Allred’s should be at the top of every visitor’s list. We highly recommend cruising up the Gondola around sunset and grabbing a cocktail in the cozy bar area. The bar menu and the dinner menu feature classic dishes including Wagyu beef carpaccio, crispy calamari and hand-cut truffle fries.
Nestled high above Telluride, near the top of Gold Hill, Alpino Vino remains one of the best on-mountain dining destinations. Channeling the quintessential apres-ski spots in the Alps, enjoy a glass of wine and antipasto plate on the expansive deck or nestled up by the roaring fire.
A Telluride institution, Baked in Telluride has been serving up homemade pastries, bagels, salads and sandwiches for the past 35 years. Stop in for breakfast (they open at 5:30 a.m.!) lunch and dinner for guaranteed good meal.
Big Billie’s is set at the bottom of Lift 1 and Lift 10 and offers a family-friendly setting with classic American food. If you’d prefer to not ski down to Big Billie’s, diners can also access the restaurant using the Chondola.
One of the fantastic on-mountain dining options, Bon Vivant is located at the top of Lift 5.An impressive, French-inspired menu offers gourmet options, including crepes, homemade soups and hearty sandwiches like Croque Monsuier. The cocktail menu and wine list is sure to please any thirsty skier.
A perennial favorite for locals and visitors alike, Brown Dog Pizza has something for everyone. The award-winning Detroit-style pizza crust is a unique and hearty alternative to a traditional crust. Other menu offerings include calzones, pastas, burgers and salads. Kick back and relax in this casual, fun Main Street restaurant.
During warmer months, Caravan serves up delicious Middle Eastern fare out of the small silver trailer located on the La Cocina patio. Samplings include falafel, kebabs and the best spanakopita you’ll ever eat. You can also grab a healthy smoothie to-go.
This artisan bakery and deli located in Lawson Hill is open for breakfast and lunch. With an espresso bar, breakfast sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts, Cindybread is your one-stop shop for homemade goodness. Also, you can purchase her artisanal breads at local grocery stores to enjoy at home.
A popular sports bar and pub, Cornerhouse offers tried and true bar food including delicious burgers, wings and tacos. There’s also a great selection of specialty drinks and craft beers on tap, so belly up to the bar and enjoy!
Located steps from the Gondola, Cosmopolitan (or Cosmo as its more commonly known) has a varied menu with classic fare including house made burrata cheese, local filet and lamb and fresh sushi. The wildly popular happy hour from 5-6 p.m. brings in crowds for the $5 Cosmo cocktails and half-priced sushi -- just be sure to get there early!
This popular family pizza parlour is conveniently situated in the Mountain Village core and provides the ideal spot for kid-friendly meals. Enjoy hand-made pizza topped with the freshest ingredients as well as subs, salads and soups in a fun setting.
Esperanza’s provides authentic, casual Mexican cuisine like enchiladas, burritos, carne asada and amazing margaritas. Located on the bottom floor of a Main Street establishment, stop into Esperanza’s for delicious food for a fair price.
Open since 1973, Floradora Saloon is Telluride’s longest operating restaurant serving delicious, straightforward food. The selection of specialty burgers make this menu a homerun with everyone in your crowd. Don’t miss the famous brunch on weekends -- the banana French toast will change your life!
Located at the top of Lift 9, Giuseppe’s offers a Cajun-inspired menu with comfort food favorites including Po’boys, chili and gumbo. Enjoy incredible views that stretch all the way to Utah and grab a bite to eat at this fantastic on-mountain restaurant.
Arguably the most popular on-mountain restaurant and bar, Gorrono Ranch is perched midway down the Misty Maiden run on lift 4. This ski-in/ski-out hot spot serves up casual American food and has multiple outdoor bars, a firepit and occasional live music. If you’ve skied in Telluride, you’ve likely got a sweet spot for Gorrono’s.
Honga’s Lotus Petal has been a mainstay on the Telluride restaurant scene for over 20 years. The flavorful Pan-Asian fare offers eclectic menu options that never disappoint. In the summer, grab a table out front and order one of Honga’s famous (and potent!) mojitos. During the winter, the funky Main Street location is always buzzing.
Enjoy fresh, healthy Mexican and Southwest at La Cocina de Luz, located on Main Street. Nearly everything here is homemade and packs a punch of flavor. Their margaritas are a must and the homemade ice cream is to-die-for -- try the vegan coconut flavor!
A truly elegant dining destination just steps from the Gondola, La Marmotte offers inventive French cuisine located in a 19th century cabin. The warm and cozy setting is the perfect place to indulge in the bistro fare and the expansive wine list.
This Mountain VIllage Italian eatery offers authentic family recipes in a cozy setting. Expect traditional Italian dishes including house made pastas, fresh salads and mouthwatering desserts. Many diners say that this is as close as you’ll get to Italy without getting on a plane.
Located adjacent to La Piazza in the Mountain Village core, La Pizzeria is a more casual Italian restaurant that is perfect for the entire family. The crispy, thin crust is a great vehicle for a variety of gourmet toppings and splurge on the gelato as a sweet ending to your meal.
Looking for classic comfort food? Maggie’s Bakery and Cafe is your place. With numerous breakfast offerings like big, fluffy biscuits and Heuvos Rancheros, Maggie’s is one of the best breakfast destinations in town.
Merle’s Brown Bag offers quick, delicious sandwiches, soups and salads for a meal on the go. There is limited seating inside this small restaurant but we recommend sitting outside on one of the numerous benches or walk down to Elks Park for a picnic lunch.
The Chop House continues to be one of the most popular dining establishments in town, and for good reason. Classic steakhouse menu items include tuna tartare, rack of lamb and a mouthwatering selection of steaks. The Parlour Bar is also a great spot to grab a cocktail and some light bites.
As the only true ski-in/ski-out bar in the town of Telluride, Oak provides a lively apres ski spot during the winter. Enjoy their spacious patio in warmer months (and bring your pup!) to indulge in the Southern cooking. Favorites include the barbecue chicken, gumbo and daily Po’boy specials.
As the main dining establishment of the Peaks Hotel and Spa, Palmyra offers a convenient and tasty destination if you are up in Mountain Village. The seasonal menu features dishes crafted with local ingredients and the freshest flavors.
Located in the Mountain Village core, Poacher’s Pub is a favorite local watering hole with classic American bar fare like wings, nachos, hot sandwiches and mac n’ cheese. Catch a game or play pool while you unwind from a big day or skiing.
Visit Rev, located inside Hotel Madeline in the Mountain Village, for fresh local food in a hip setting. Open for breakfast and dinner, non-hotel guests are welcome anytime.
This Main Street Italian eatery offers authentic dishes that will surely please any palate. Rustico would be appropriate for both a special occasion dinner or a casual weeknight meal.
Shanghai Palace serves up traditional Chinese comfort food in a laid-back setting. With a full bar and substantial menu, Shanghai Palace provides an easy, quick spot to grab a bite to eat in Telluride.
With an impressive array of authentic Thai dishes, Siam is consistently one of the liveliest eateries in town. Located on the corner of Pacific and Davis on the West End of Telluride, Siam has a fantastic porch for outdoor dining during the warmer months and a great cocktail menu.
As the sister restaurant to Siam, Siam’s Talay Grille is located in the Mountain Village core at the Inn at Lost Creek. The menu features Asian-inspired seafood dishes with many of the most beloved appetizers and small plates from the original restaurant, Siam.
Smak Bar, located in the Mountain Village core in Hotel Madeline, offers a creative selection of snacks and cocktails. Considering its location, Smak Bar is a great place for apre-ski drinks and nibbles.
This super convenient and delicious pub stakes its claim as the only brewpub in Telluride. With 16 hand-crafted beers on tap, Smuggler’s Brewpub provides a fun spot to drink a beer and indulge in the thoughtful, varied menu.
Telluride Bistro offers gourmet cuisine in a down-to-earth setting. Tucked back from Main Street, the Bistro’s menu features Northern Italian specialties including carpaccio of the day, Linguine, Lasagna and pizzas.
Located down valley in Placerville, The Angler Inn is a cozy hotel with 14 rooms and a full-service restaurant. The Angler features local, fresh options including pork belly Bahn Mi sliders, Baja fish tacos and buffalo burgers. Enjoy outdoor dining and the beer garden, complete with a firepit.
For a delicious breakfast or a healthy lunch, The Butcher and the Baker serves up the freshest, most flavorful options. The deli case is brimming with healthy items and homemade treats.
Located in a charming little trailer on the patio beside Honga’s, expect a consistent line in front of The Coffee Cowboy nearly all day. For anyone needing a caffeine fix, grab a quick cup of coffee or hot tea at this Main Street spot.
A true Telluride landmark, Steaming Bean (or “The Bean”) is a bustling morning coffee stop, a great casual lunch spot and a fun place for cocktails and karaoke. With a gourmet selection of java and fantastic cocktail menu, The Bean remains a favorite for both visitors and locals alike, anytime of day.
One of Mountain Village’s newest restaurants, The Village Table offers a variety of Spanish inspired tapas and Mediterranean dishes. Located in the Sunshine Plaza, stop in for lunch or dinner.
This cozy, eclectic eatery offers a fun menu of small plates and larger entrees. There Bar also has a delicious menu of cocktails created with unexpected ingredients. Go for weekend brunch or dinner and enjoy a unique dining experience.
Tomboy Tavern is a Mountain Village mainstay all year round. The giant umbrella over the patio beckons for you to enjoy a delicious apres-ski meal or a summertime cocktail. Comfort food classics including chicken pot pie and gourmet burgers make this a hit with all ages.
Tracks Cafe and Bar, located in the Mountain Village core, provides a quick, wallet-friendly destination. With breakfast burritos, delicious toasted subs, teriyaki bowls and more, the menu is sure to please. The bar area is often packed with those cheering on their team and relaxing with a cold beer.