The restaurant scene ranges from the fine dining experience you are accustomed to finding in New York City or San Francisco, to casual Tex-Mex Cantinas and Thai food outlets. A big part of Telluride culture not to be missed is our take on fast food- the food cart. Adorable kiosks like Main Street in Telluride are scattered across Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village to satisfy rumbling stomachs, and quickly. Choose from grilled cheese, gyros, Diggity Dogs, crepes, and more! New carts tend to appear often- so who knows what may be available next season.

221 South Oak

With food inspired by Southern American, Classic French, and fresh Californian cuisines, Chef Eliza’s menu features seafood, game, and beef dishes. Come summer, brunch is served on Sundays from 10am-1pm on the patio.

Allred’s Restaurant

This iconic Telluride restaurant is located at the top of the Gondola, and offers contemporary American cuisine and an award-winning wine list. Enjoy a cocktail and take in the panoramic west-facing views of the San Sophia mountain ranges.

Alpino Vino

Perched at 11,966 feet in elevation and one of the many fine dining establishments of the Telluride Ski Resort, Alpine Vino offers renowned wine, cheese, soup, sandwiches, and antipasti plates. Embark on an adventure you’ll never forget- take the snowcat up to the restaurant for dinner where you will sip on fine wine in the cozy dining room next to the roaring fireplace.

Baked in Telluride

A 35-year-old Telluride staple, Baked in Telluride serves up delicious donuts, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and more

Bon Vivant

This outdoor restaurant is also part of the Telluride Ski Resort’s fleet of fine dining establishments. It offers up classic French cuisine, fine wines, crepes, and hot chocolate.

Brown Dog Pizza

This family-friendly sports bar has award-winning pizza, winning both the Best Pizza in Telluride, and the World’s Best Pizza at the 2013 International Pizza Expo. Be sure to try the 313 Detroit-style pizza, or if you’re up for it, their buffalo hot wings are the best in town!

Butcher and the Baker Cafe

A local’s favorite, Butcher and the Baker has mouthwatering fresh-baked goods that pair wonderfully with a fresh cup of coffee. Come lunchtime, try a fresh, gourmet sandwich or soup, or enjoy a delectable dinner complete with candlelight ambiance.

Cornerhouse Grille

Classic American fare in a refurbished, Victorian-style home characterizes this local hangout. Be sure to check their special board daily!


Named after the grand saloon that existed during Telluride’s mining days, this elegant restaurant is home to innovative fusion cuisine and a relaxed ambiance. Their Happy Hour of ½ priced sushi and $5 cosmos is one of the best in town!

Floradora Saloon

Floradora Saloon opened in October of 1973 when Florie and Charlie Kane moved to Telluride after college. Now the owners again and in partnership with their son Roscoe Kane (who is head chef), the restaurant serves up innovative and healthy dishes made with natural and organic regional ingredients.

High Pie Pizzeria and Tap Room

Telluride’s newest pizzeria features artesian flat bread styled pizzas and salads made with the finest ingredients. The only restaurant in Telluride with 25 beers on tap, High Pie focuses on bringing crafted beer to the masses while still offering plenty of the good ole favorites.

La Cocina de Luz

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, La Cocina de Luz uses only the finest ingredients to create delicious, contemporary Mexican and Southwestern dishes. The menu features vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as handmade tortillas, salsas, and ice cream.

La Marmotte

La Marmotte serves French cuisine in a charming, rustic atmosphere. The chef prides himself on a contemporary menu with traditional Colorado ingredients.

New Sheridan Chop House

This classic steakhouse is located in the heart of Telluride and serves up western aged beef and bison. Complete with a tailored wine list of regional US and French wines available from the nitrogen wine bar, the ambiance and fare of this restaurant is not to be missed.

Oak- The New Fat Alley

Oak, The New Fat Alley serves up beer, bourbon and barbeque at the base of the Gondola in Telluride. Enjoy mouth-watering, home-cooked, Southern food, and be sure to try the bacon bourbon whiskey shots. Vegetarian options available.


Offering affordable, fresh, and beautifully prepared sushi, Pescado is a great place to go to get your sushi fix. They offer an Asian-fusion menu with vegetarian and vegan options in a relaxed atmosphere.

Poacher’s Pub

Poacher’s is a comfortable and casual pub offering up rustic American food. Great for après or watching the game, and come summer, a great spot to grab a beer and enjoy a warm summer night.


Rustico offers a touch of Italy in Telluride. This casual, authentic restaurant offers specialty dishes from every corner of Italy. Stone walls, a fireplace, a villa room, and an enclosed veranda offer a variety of atmospheres perfect for parties, family dinners, or romantic evenings.

Shanghai Palace

Traditional Chinese cuisine on Main Street in Telluride. Appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and more!


Siam offers traditional and authentic Thai in Telluride.  Locally raised beef and free range poultry are available. Enjoy dinner in the dining room, or on the outdoor porch. Better yet, try their new sister restaurant in Mountain Village, Siam’s Talay Grille.

Steamies Burger Bar

Steamies Burger Bar is a contemporary burger bar serving up American classic burgers with a healthy twist. The burgers are steamed rather than fried, grilled, or charbroiled. Check out their “Sauce Bar” with everything from blueberry ketchup to chipotle aioli, and test out their frozen custard shakes!

Smuggler’s Brewpub

This Telluride microbrewery is also a restaurant serving award-winning beers alongside delicious sandwiches, gourmet burgers, salads, and pasta.

Telluride Bistro

Telluride Bistro is tucked into a quaint park on Main Street, and is one of Telluride’s best kept secrets. The authentic Italian bistro offers a world-class menu with competitive prices. The atmosphere inside the restaurant is relaxed, yet elegant; al fresco dining on the patio is very popular in the summer months.

The National

This high-end Telluride restaurant is known for its delectable cocktails and scrumptious contemporary American food. Its laid-back modern vibe brings a new energy to dining in Telluride.

There… Bar

Bar serves up inventive cocktails and irresistible Asian-inspired tapas. The unique, artsy décor is accompanied by a fantastic menu of small bites, tapas, meals, and desserts.

Tomboy Tavern

With a classically American and Colorado menu, there are options sure to please even the pickiest palates. A wraparound bar and oversized couches fill the inside, and the patio is a great place to catch some sun and watch skiers descend chair four.

Tracks Cafe and Bar

Located in the Mountain Village core, Tracks Café and Bar serves sandwiches, soups, salads, and the ever popular teriyaki rice bowl. The bar has an extensive list of local Colorado beers, and come summer, the patio is a great place to people watch and grab some grub.