Most Popular Restaurants in Ouray

April 14, 2018 Osvaldo Hartline

Surrounded on all sides by snow-capped peaks and set at the narrow head of a deep valley, Ouray touts itself as the "Switzerland of America." With no nearby ski area to attract the tourism of other alpine Colorado towns, Ouray has kept much of its authentic turn-of-the-century charm. The whole town is registered as a Historic District and includes many buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Its free Ice Park attracts amateur and pro ice climbers from around the world.
Things to do in Ouray

1. BrickHouse 737

737 Main Street, Ouray, Colorado 81427, Ouray, CO 81427 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Contemporary, Healthy, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 5 - SGD 34 +1 970-325-7236
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

BrickHouse 737

Reviewed By Carol D

This kicked off our first night in Ouray for Christmas. We did not have reservations on Christmas Eve and the hostess took us in on a cancelation, calling my husbands cell phone to inform us. Great customer service from the get-go! The waitress was also helpful and friendly. Quiet, cozy, and relaxing atmosphere. There was a long rectangular table with chairs and fireplace built in to the center of it outside before you come in. A nice touch for the cold mountain air.

We all enjoyed our meals. The portions were very hearty. The Elk Bolognese did not taste gamey at all and was a hit at the table. The steak was cooked to perfection and the fries were neither greasy nor burnt. Kudos to them for that as fries can easily be ruined. The Lamb pappardelle was a bit gamey but my husband loved it. My natural chicken with parmesan risotto was very filling and scrumptious. Maybe a bit heavy on the parmesan in the risotto but other than that, a very outstanding and flavorful dish. It was hard to taste the ginger reduction with the pork chop. This was the least favorite dish on the table. The pork looked like it was cooked correctly, however, I do have that one child who always seems to pick the least favorite thing on the menu.

The affogato with mini pistachio cannoli was a wonderful surprise on the menu. We ordered two of these and there was no waste. The flourless chocolate decadence cake with ice cream was a bit too caramelly tasting for all of us but it was good. The dessert menu seemed to have something for everyone.

My husband ordered coffee and red wine and they too were delicious. We will definitely be back to this gem in Ouray. Thank you for your hospitality and good food!

2. Mouses Chocolates and Coffee

520 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards American SGD 13 +1 970-325-7285
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 901 reviews

Mouses Chocolates and Coffee

Established in 2001. We are a small family of chocolatiers and coffee roasters living in a small town nestled in the San Juan Mountains in the southwest corner of Colorado. We use only the finest Belgian chocolate and make everything by hand. Our shop is open everyday except Christmas. Stop by if you are in the neighborhood. We'd love to hear stories about how our chocolate has been a part of your lives. It brings us together in our love for chocolate, fine ingredients and sharing them with our family and friends.

Reviewed By Bruce G - Ouray, Colorado

Great chocolates and lots more here. I love the peanut butter fudge, and of course the famous Scrap Cookies! They roast their own coffee beans, and if you like your coffee strong, this is the place to go. Good ice cream and coffee and ice cream drinks. YUMMY!

3. Artisan Bakery and Cafe

460 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 970-325-4677
Excellent
52%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Artisan Bakery and Cafe

Reviewed By rob2269 - Grand Junction, Colorado

This is an avoid and go elsewhere type of bakery. Everything in the case looked either under- or over-baked, but I purchased 3 items to check. My visual assessment was correct.

I purchased a slice of the quick bread. Within a 1/2" of the exterior, the quick bread was gummy. It was so under-baked, my fingers plunged into raw batter upon opening the paper sheet containing the slice.

The cookie was dark enough to be burnt. The disk smelled and tasted burnt.

The 3rd item, a BLT sandwich was just horrible. The two people inside claimed the bread was baked in their oven. They should get another baker.

The two people behind the bakery case were pleasant, so this place gets decent marks for service.

4. Bon Ton Restaurant

426 Main Street, Beneath the St. Elmo Hotel, Ouray, CO 81427 Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast SGD 18 - SGD 46 +1 970-325-4419
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 534 reviews

Bon Ton Restaurant

The Bon Ton is a local favorite! We offer a variety of entrees including pasta dishes, steaks, and seafood. All of our food is fresh and cooked to order. Please visit our website for up to date and correct menu.

Reviewed By Arkansastraveler74 - arkansastraveler74

Not sure how Bon Ton was rated number 1 by Trip Advisor.. Maybe our expectations were too high from reading the reviews.

They put us up some stairs in the second area which was old and dated looking. We should have requested to sit in the main dining room. We even had reservations.

The service took forever to get our salads. The croutons looked like they were out of a bag. The chicken parmesan was bland and did not have good flavor. We had to ask for water several times. The prices were above average and they charge $6.00 splitting charge.

Overall, it was an ok experience. We probably will not be back.

5. The Candy Co.

480 Main St., Ouray, CO Takeout
Excellent
29%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
11%
Terrible
20%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 69 reviews

The Candy Co.

970-325-4077

Reviewed By Highlander022 - Scotland

Stopped in for some ice cream and decided to try the sundae. The only problem with it was to eat quickly enough before the giant mound of different flavor ice creams in the bowl melted down over the side. All of the ones that I tried were good as were the samples that I tasted from my companion's bowl.

Worth a stop just for the ice cream.

6. Maggie's Kitchen

703 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427 Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 970-325-0259
Excellent
57%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 592 reviews

Maggie's Kitchen

Reviewed By BoscoHouston - Houston

What an incredible find in this remote town. The burgers, onion rings, and fries were incredible. The family that runs the restaurant were great people, and offered wonderful service (The young daughter welcomed us, and was so pleasant to my special needs daughter). The inside is a little crowded, but if the sun is out, sitting on the front porch can be very comfortable. Two special notes. One, it is my understanding this restaurant has been owned by the same family for nearly 60 years, and two, they allow you to write on the walls, tables and almost anywhere inside the restaurant, so all over the place are written the names of guest and other special messages.

7. back street bistro

219 Seventh Avenue, Ouray, CO Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 970-325-0550
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

back street bistro

Reviewed By Andy S - Colorado Springs, Colorado

My wife and I had breakfast there the first morning of our visit on the recommendation of the place we were staying, and we ended up back there once more! The staff was pleasant, and food delicious. Great huevos rancheros (twice), as well as a breakfast burrito and standard 2-egg-potatoes-and-toast. I recommend going early, as the place is small, and fills up easily. There was a line out the door nearly the entire time we were there both days. (Many people were there for counter service, though.) The place used to be on Main street in a larger shop, but apparently they were "forced out." I'm glad they didn't pack up, and quit. A smaller place is better than no place for this fine restaurant in Ouray!

8. Outlaw Restaurant

610 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427-9903 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 970-325-4366
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 854 reviews

Outlaw Restaurant

Reviewed By cstraub1983 - Olathe, Colorado

My husband brought me to the Outlaw 9 years ago on our very first date and it was as good then as it is now! The environment is so comfortable and the food is amazing! Plus there is a full bar and the western decor is super authentic!

9. Ouray Brewery

607 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427-9903 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 8 - SGD 24 +1 970-325-7388
Excellent
39%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Ouray Brewery

The Ouray Brewery is open daily. Our brewery has three levels — with fine food and outstanding craft brews offered on each floor. Level one houses our kitchen and intimate pub. Level two offers our main dining area and brewery. And level three boasts the only rooftop patio in the “Switzerland of America” — Ouray, Colorado.Ouray has all the right ingredients — unspoiled scenery and water, a great local community and culture and close proximity to other great breweries. Come join us for a brew and a taste of all Ouray and Ouray Brewery have to offer. Our brewmaster is Jeff Lockhart. His creations include:Alpine AmberAutum Rye AleBox Canyon Brown AleCamp Bird BlondeSan Juan IPASeasonal Brews: Our seasonal offerings include Saisons, Alts, Stouts and Porters. Check with your server when visiting to see what’s currently on tap.

Reviewed By Ticketchick - DFW

My husband and I stopped here after making the trek from Durango. We enjoyed sitting at the bar and had a snack of the Onion Rings. Oh my they were huge and the beer batter was great!! Would definitely recommend place to eat when in...MoreThe beer batter should be great! When one's trek over Red Mountain pass is complete, one deserves a few moments to relax. We appreciate you winding down at Ouray Brewery!

10. Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina

515 Main St, Ouray, CO 81427 Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 970-325-4544
Excellent
42%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 701 reviews

Buen Tiempo Restaurant & Cantina

Reviewed By Linda S - Masonville, CO

This place was recommended to us by a local for their exceptional salads, as we were looking for lighter fare on Saturday evening. The Caesar Salad was great and their margaritas above average as well.

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