Dining Food aficionados across the country are taking notice of chef innovation in this small resort boasting over 50 restaurants and bars. New approaches in American cuisine, wine cellars that rival those found on either coast, and tasting menus prepared by seasoned chefs are helping make Telluride a dining destination. Reservations are recommended at most restaurants.
Some restaurants you can book directly on their site or you can also see availability and book dining reservations @ OpenTable.com.
Town of Telluride Restaurant Mountain Village Restaurant Pam’s Favorite Restaurants Other
American Cuisine and Continental Cuisine
221 South Oak
Oak Street, Telluride
South Oak enjoys a reputation for excellence in an intimate atmosphere with an always-changing menu to ensure the freshest ingredients. 221 is set in a tastefully refurbished historic home nestled in the trees on South Oak Street, just steps from the Gondola.
Top of the Gondola between Telluride and Mountain Village
Allred’s is an elevated dining experience, with spectacular views perched at 10,550 feet, the restaurant is located at the top of the gondola. There is a 40-foot wall of glass with impeccable views overlooking Telluride. Live piano music most nights. Great little bar that you can also have a meal with a view. Wonderful Après ski spot.
Altezza at The Peaks
Peaks Resort and Spa in the Mountain Village
Offers mountain dining with regionally sourced ingredients and panoramic Telluride Views from both the restaurant and outdoor deck. Best Deck in all of Telluride. Enjoy some local talent featuring guitar musicians varying in genre and style.
300 West San Juan Avenue, Telluride
Located in the Hotel Columbia at the base of the gondola in town, Cosmo serves cuisine with a rich mix of regional ingredients and international flavors to delight the most discriminating palette. With 20 years of innovative food preparation and restaurant experience, Executive Chef Chad Scothorn creates delectable dishes.
100 E Colorado Avenue behind Last Dollar Saloon
An elevated gathering place that offers unconventional yet approachable dining experiences. Menu is styled after ever-changing ingredients of the season. Fun bar experience with a large selection of craft cocktails.
The New Sheridan Chophouse
233 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride
The New Sheridan Chop House offers a diverse menu of prime beef, farm-fresh game and seafood in a restored building from the 1800’s. The Chop House consistently has the best steaks in Telluride.
225 South Pine
Open Wednesday – Sunday
Cozy 1950’s American Lounge in intimate setting offers a full menu that changes everyday it’s open. Sharable plates and delectable cuisine. Considerable wine list. Presented with love with an attention to detail from the thirsty underground of discerning taste and warm desire.
115 West Colorado, Telluride
A blend of Japanese mixed with a new twist on old flavors. Sushi bar and an interesting selection of offerings from grilled appetizers to a fresh udon noodle bowl.
200 South Davis, Telluride
Offering an eclectic Asian fusion menu with an extensive menu. This is a small casual restaurant that does not accept reservations. So stop in earlier and put your name on the list. While waiting, check out There across the street for some unusual drinks.
20643 Highway 145, Sawpit, CO
Colorado’s Best Barbecue! Stop in the store, located down valley and have lunch or pick up some BBQ to take home. Can’t make it down valley? Call about delivery to Telluride or Mountain Village.
Baked in Telluride
127 South Fir Street
Bakery & Casual Dining. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Telluride’s spot for fast grab and go breakfast. Large selection of casual dining options. Best Bagels.
Butcher and the Baker Café
201 E Colorado Ave
Bakery and café specialize in handcrafted, fresh & local cuisine. Luscious handmade breads and artisan pastries, creative fresh salads composed of local greens, fruit and vegetables, locally sourced and house-roasted meats, cheeses, handmade sausages, and sustainably harvested fish. Great spot for breakfast and lunch.
M Lounge Restaurant
M Lounge features indoor and outdoor dining areas for enjoying shared plates, craft beers and barrel-aged cocktails along with shuffleboard and foosball matches and a round of pool. Great for Après ski or a casual comfort cuisine.
Blue Mesa Building, Mountain Village
In Mountain Village, feature apres-ski munchies and pub fare. Try the house specialty at Poacher’s, the San Juan roast beef sandwich. Serves All-American fare for lunch and dinner.
225 S. Pine St., Telluride
A casual restaurant and bar offering excellent beers brewed on the premise, good burgers and bar food in a relaxing local atmosphere. Kid friendly environment too.
The Brown Dog
110 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride
A casual sports bar offering Colorado beers on tap, pizza and subs. “We proudly prepare our dough and sauce from scratch”. Brown Dog is known for its Detroit Pizza.
The View Bar & Grill
Mountain Lodge @ 457 Mountain Village Blvd
Chef inspired food, mountain style mood. Tavern fare with flare. Good selection of sharable plates. Stop off from skiing for lunch, best kept secret.
150 West San Juan Avenue, Telluride
Telluride’s favorite La Marmotte features fine French cuisine in a cozy, romantic setting. Formerly an ice house in the mining days, the changing menu offers a selection of dishes with French and international influences.
114 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride
A casual authentic Italian Ristorante. The open Kitchen is the focal point of the restaurant, with stone walls, fireplace, enclosed veranda and in the summer large outside patio.
La Cocina de Luz
123 East Colorado Ave, Telluride
Authentic Mexican and Contemporary Southwestern cuisine using traditional cooking methods. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Indoor and outdoor dining options available.. Almost 100% organic ingredients, always fresh. Great margaritas too. Casual dining no reservations necessary
Alpinist and The Goat
204 W Colorado Ave
Raclette and Fondue are a not-to-be-missed culinary experience in Telluride.
Late night menu served 9 – 12 PM
Chalet Dining @ The Top of Gold Hill
Alpino Vino is offering a nighttime dining experience like no other. Guests will travel to Alpino Vino via an enclosed Snow-Coach, where they will enjoy a five-course Italian themed menu with an optional wine pairing. Guests must be a minimum 21 years of age to attend the nighttime experience. Alpino Vino is also available for private nighttime events for groups and families with room for up to 28 guests. Reservations are required for nighttime dining, please call our reservationist at Allred’s Restaurant
On Mountain only accessible by skis during lunch.
Bon Vivant means “a person who enjoys a social and luxurious lifestyle.” This is the perfect description of the seasonal restaurant located on the mountain at 11,220 feet above sea level. The restaurant serves up equal amounts of spectacular views and tasty French cuisine.
700 West Colorado Ave #242
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Seating’s @ 5:30 PM
Visit this throwback to the prohibition era during Telluride’s mining days. A small trap door will open on the front door where the password is to be given. Once inside, up to 12 guests will be escorted through the kitchen into the quaint and hidden dining room.