When it comes to dining options, Telluride has a little bit of everything and some incredible restaurants to choose from. From upscale French cuisine to steakhouses, Mexican restaurants, pizzerias, and cozy cafes, Telluride offers something for every mood, any time of the day. Telluride may appear to be a small town, but the food options in both Telluride and Mountain Village are big. An assortment of some of Telluride and Mountain Village's restaurants can be found below, but this is just a portion of the wonderful food that can be found in Telluride — the town offers over 50 retaurants and cafes.
Upscale Telluride Dining
La Marmotte - Serving elegant French bistro fare for over 20 years, La Marmotte features a rotating menu that showcases seasonal ingredients. This Telluride favorite is located in one of the oldest buildings in town and offers a romantic and charming dining room as well as a great patio for enjoying the sunset with a cocktail.
150 W. San Juan Avenue
Allred's Restaurant - Located at the top of the gondola, Allred's offers a unique dining experience with incredible views of the entire town of Telluride and surrounding peaks. Serving upscale steakhouse fare, Allred's features local and regional cuisine. Because of the stunning views, this is a great spot to enjoy a happy drink and an appetizer as well.
Gondola mid-station, Mountain Village
REV at Hotel Madeline - REV offers a fine dining experience with
local and seasonal farm to table cuisine and an expansive wine list.
Dine on Colorado beef, lamb, and elk and sip world class wines in a
handsome dining room.
568 Mountain Village Blvd
New Sheridan Chop House Restaurant - The Chop House, set in the
historic New Sheridan Hotel, is renowned for its upscale new American
cuisine and Telluride's only nitrogen wine bar. Seafood is flown in
daily, meat is free-range and organic, and a rotating menu of fine
cheeses from all over the world will captivate any foodie.
231 W. Colorado Avenue
221 South Oak - Set in a renovated Victorian home, 221 South Oak
features incredible food, an extensive wine list, and an intimate
atmosphere. Using only the freshest ingredients, chef Eliza Gavin has
been wowing guests for years with a wide range of homemade dishes, from
sausages, soups, and pastas, to bread and even homemade ice cream.
221 S. Oak Street
Telluride Casual Dining
Honga's Lotus Petal - A favorite of locals and visitors for over 20 years, Honga's serves dinner nightly in the heart of downtown Telluride. This restaurant serves Pan-Asian cuisine with a full bar offering wine, sake, beer, and tropical cocktails. Dine in the bustiing and chic main floor dining room, or relax in the comfortable, downstairs lounge with a DJ on Wednesday nights.
135 E. Colorado Avenue
Telluride Bistro - Telluride Bistro is considered to be a local's
favorite spot, serving world-class cuisine at reasonable prices. The
cozy and casual setting is the perfect place for a special night out,
and guests will enjoy Northern Italian fare using fresh, local
ingredients. Telluride Bistro serves lunch and dinner, with a charming
dining room and a great outdoor patio.
138 East Colorado Avenue
Cornerhouse Grille - Set in a funky blue painted Victorian house,
the Cornerhouse Grille serves up burgers, salads, and other hot
sandwiches, paired with french fries or the local's favorite, tator
tots. Sit on the outdoor patio and soak up some sun, or secure your spot
at the bar on game day and watch your favorite team. The Cornerhouse
offers a varety of bottle beers and beers on tap, and the atmosphere is
casual and kid-friendly.
131 N. Fir Street
Oak BBQ (previously Fat Alley) - Oak BBQ is the place for BBQ,
bourbon, and beer. Set in a Victorian home, diners will find real BBQ,
southern style home cooking, and even a homemade hot sauce that is out
of this world. Stop in for lunch, dinner, or takeout.
250 San Juan Avenue
Baked in Telluride - Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Baked in Telluride has been serving a variety of specially baked good for over 30 years. Enjoy homepage bagels, breads, pastries, and pizza, while sandwiches, soups, and tacos round out the menu. Baked in Telluride also serves wine and locally brewed beers, with a small patio off the front. Come in and try this long-time Telluride favorite.
127 S. Fir Street
Brown Dog Pizza - Brown Dog Pizza offers east coast style pies homemade crust and sauce. With several televisions and a variety of beers on tap, Brown Dog is a great place to watch a game, or to gather with friends and family. Open from lunchtime to late night, diners will also find specialty sub sandwiches, salads, and pastas.
110 E. Colorado Avenue
La Cocina de Luz - Diners will enjoy Mexican and Southwestern food in a fun and casual setting. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, La Cocina de Luz uses traditional recipes featuring homemade tortillas, daily specials, and locally grown ingredients. A juice bar, margaritas, and beers keep people hydrated, and guests can choose from outdoor patio seating or the festive indoor dining room.
123 E. Colorado Avenue
Smuggler Brew Pub and Grille - At the Smuggler Brew Pub, craft beers, lunch, and dinner are served in a historic mining warehouse. The beers are made on-site at this brew pub, and the food menu includes casual fare like ribs, steaks, seafood, gyros, and appetizers.
225 S. Pine Street
The Sweet Life - Located in downtown Telluride, the Sweet Life serves a variety of sweet treats as well as delicious burgers, fries, and salads. With a 1950's diner atmosphere, the Sweet Life has been making and serving homemade ice cream in Telluride since 2003 and has become a favorite for locals and visitors of all ages.
115 W. Colorado Avenue plus a location in Mountain Village
Butcher and the Baker - This charming spot on Telluride's main street serves breakfast and lunch, and a deli case features a variety of prepared meals to take home. There is also a delicious brunch offered on Sundays from 8am to 2pm. Diners will enjoy homemade food including pastries, sandwiches, salads, and pizzas, all using local and organic ingredients.
217 East Colorado Avenue