Telluride Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Telluride

April 14, 2018 Russell Mellin

Nestled in the towering San Juans, Telluride offers visitors abundant trout fishing and hiking opportunities in summer, plus downhill and cross country skiing in winter. One of the world's most beautiful ski resorts, this former gold rush town has been popular with skiers since the '70s. Walk, catch free shuttles or soar to 9500 feet on the Mountain Village gondola. Appreciate the area's history and beauty at Telluride Historical Museum and Bridal Veil Falls, Colorado's longest free falling falls.
Things to do in Telluride

1. Brown Dog Pizza

110 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 970-728-8046
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Brown Dog Pizza

Reviewed By James S - Evergreen, CO

Went down for a few days of hiking and sight-seeing and stopped in here for lunch and so glad we did!. So good we came back the next day as well. Between us over the 2 days we had the Boone's meaty pizza( loved the Italian sausage), the Brooklyn Bridge( pepperoni and Italian sausage plus), and the Stumper( chicken breast, ham and Swiss)- my new favorite. Everything was terrific, fresh great sauces and served up by attentive and friendly staff. Can't wait to go back!

2. Baked in Telluride

127 South Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435-0575 Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 970-728-4775
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 663 reviews

Baked in Telluride

Affectionately known as B-I-T, the Bakery is Telluride's favorite spot for fast breakfast, sandwiches, pizza, and modestly priced dinner. The Five year old building is 1/2 block south of Main Street at 127 S. Fir. Look for the big red warehouse building. We're fast, and can handle everyday needs and the crowds during the big festivals in moments. Thanks to all for the kind reviews. We read every one and make frequent improvements from your comments.

Reviewed By ColoRaphy - Denver, Colorado

You must visit this bakery! It will blow you away! Incredible donuts, cookies, pastries, breads and more!!!

3. Allred's Restaurant

Gondola Station Saint Sophia, Mountain Village, CO 81435 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks SGD 52 - SGD 79 +1 970-728-7474
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 732 reviews

Allred's Restaurant

Telluride's most unique dining experience is Allred's, where culinary excellence, an award winning wine list, exquisite views and impressive ambiance mesh to create a unique dining experience at 10,551 feet above sea level. Allred's Contemporary American cuisine is available nightly throughout the Summer and Winter seasons.

Reviewed By sammac0110 - Sydney, Australia

Allred's is an easy access restaurant right in the free goldola building. The views are sensational, but the food is the real attraction. My party of 2 shared some potatoe croutons with a glass of wine, had a starter each & a main each, yes, we’re good eaters! There wasn’t anything about the food that either of us could fault. I had the veal scallopine & can happily say that it was the best veal dish I have ever eaten. Both starters, both mains & our shared créme brûlée were fabulous. This is a must do if you like nice food in a lovely venue. The staff are welcoming, friendly, knowledgable & helpful; the ambiance pleasant, the wine list extensive & as I’ve said, the food is sensational. If I had to criticize anything, it would be that the main dishes are served too close to the stater to allow time to fully appreciate just how fabulous each dish is. We have travelled in the US many times & have found that this is very common in American restaurants. From now on, we’ll be ordering our starters, appreciate them, then order our mains. Clearly the people responsible for Allred's know what they’re doing, they have excellent chefs & some of the best wait staff we have met. Well done Allred's. Should we ever have the pleasure of visiting Telluride again, we will return to Allred's.

4. Coffee Cowboy

131 East Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Dinner +1 970-369-4946
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Coffee Cowboy

Reviewed By Jnland

It was a great place to stop for a delicious cup of coffee while walking in telluride in the morning! Staff was also very friendly!

5. Chop House Restaurant

233 W Colorado Ave, New Sheridan Hotel, Telluride, CO 81435 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 66 - SGD 66 +1 970-728-9100
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 485 reviews

Chop House Restaurant

Reviewed By jamie5126 - Boston

I have been coming to Telluride many years now for the excellent skiing, the authentic mountain town vibe and the great locals. The Chop House sums up what is great about this town. Set in the historic "New" Sheridan Hotel (built over 120 years ago) the Chop House serves up excellent classic cuisine. What I love about visiting the Chop House is that it is authentically in keeping with Colorado Ave (aka "Main Street"). There are other restaurants in Telluride that serve fine cuisine - and they are quite good but in my mind they simply "try too hard" relative to the Chop House. Here you get two classic bars - and a beautiful dining room. The food is spot on and the clientele is a nice mix of visitors and locals. For great conversation grab a seat at the bar in the dinning room, chat with Brian Ahern and he'll tell you stories about growing up in Chicago with a great uncle who worked for Capone. Or if you want a more "cultured" conversation you can chat with Steve Foster and practice your German... (he moved to Telluride in 1995 so maybe in another 10 years they will consider him a local). And all this while you enjoy the finest cuts of meat this side of the Mississippi!

6. The Village Table

618 Mountain Village Blvd, Mountain Village, CO 81435-9541 Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards American, Spanish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 970-728-1117
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 192 reviews

The Village Table

A new addition to the Telluride- Mountain Village dining scene, The Village Table is perfect for your next meal. Chef John Gerona brings a creative menu ranging from traditional Spanish to contemporary Colorado fare. Our warm, inviting atmosphere is perfect for the whole family or even a romantic evening. Our staff are friendly and attentive and sure to make your experience one to remember. A full bar offers creative house cocktails and specialty sangria along with a daily bar special. Our patio seating offers a way to enjoy the views and fresh mountain air. We also have live Spanish guitar music on Tuesday and Thursdays 6-9.

Reviewed By bristolroad - Ormond Beach, Florida

Wife and I ski vacation. Such a nice place service atmosphere so kind. Menu so broad a range of tapas have to return next week to further travel the menu...Such a lovely review, thank you. We hear, often, that our atmosphere is soothing and I appreciate you pointing that out. We will see you back soon!

7. Cosmopolitan

301 Gus's Way, Hotel Columbia, Telluride, CO 81435 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Sushi, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 92 +1 970-728-1292
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 517 reviews

Cosmopolitan

The Restaurant is closed for the off-season and will reopen May 24.<br><br>Once a grand saloon in the thriving mining camp of Telluride, The Cosmopolitan is now home to the fresh, innovative creations of Chad Scothorn, who has received national attention and praise for his original, fresh approach to food preparation. Serving dinner nightly, this elegantly simple 80 seat restaurant is located in the newly remodeled luxurious Hotel Columbia at the base of the Gondola. Known locally as "Cosmo", the custom cherry wood bar is the perfect place to unwind. In the summer, the west patio lounge is a refreshing outdoor dining experience.

Reviewed By Carol W

When my husband’s Ahi tuna arrived 1/2 cooked, a awesome waitress took the plate back to show the chef. He sent word that it wouldn’t make him sick since it was sushi grade fish. Unfortunately, he hadn’t ordered sushi. For a $32 entree, we were shocked and surprised at the chef’s response. So was our waitress. She asked which dessert we’d like, and brought us one at no charge. I’d ordered the same meal and really enjoyed it. My husband had been delayed or we could have shared my tuna. No discount was offered for the undercooked food. Very strange.

8. The View Bar & Grill

457 Mountain Village Blvd, Mountain Lodge Telluride, Mountain Village, CO 81435-9415 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi American, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 46 +1 970-369-6021
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

The View Bar & Grill

Chef Bud Thomas would like to invite you to join us at The View Bar & Grill. Thirty foot floor to ceiling windows looking out at the iconic San Sophia ridge, a grand wood-burning stone fireplace, and 4 big screen TV&apos;s (including one 80" LED) combine to make this the ultimate Telluride hangout. The View Bar & Grill is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy a cocktail, great dinner, or have some apres ski fun!

Reviewed By Tyssen - Sydney, Australia

I was staying at the mountain village lodge so we got take aways a few times from here.

We ordered the cesear salad which was okay but had too much dressing

The toasted cheese was fine
Every time we ordered we were told the food would be 10 minutes away and so we got there 10 minutes and it took another 10 minutes when I got there Which wasn't good

There were a few times that we were sitting there having drinks and they forgot about our order!

The chicken tender basket was average

The smoked salmon bagel wasn't smoked salmon and on the menu it was advised that it came with kale but it didn't

9. 221 South Oak

221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 970-728-9507
Excellent
67%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 474 reviews

221 South Oak

221 is set in a tastefully refurbished historic home nestled in the trees on South Oak Street, just steps from the Gondola. For years, 221 South Oak has been renowned for its intimate atmosphere, incredible food, extensive wine list, friendly service and uncompromising quality. Chef/Owner Eliza serves cuisine classified as Modern Bistro with an eclectic blend of flavors and styles. A mélange of seafood, game and beef, with accompaniments that range from Deep South to Calypso to Classical French to Californian Cuisine to Creole—we call it Eliza’s cooking.221 Offers Off-site Catering You&apos;re accustomed to great food at the restaurant, now experience it in your home. Whether it&apos;s a dinner party, quiet luncheon or drinks and nibbles, we&apos;re here for you. If you&apos;re lacking space for a large party, you may rent out 221. A great space for rehearsal dinners, family reunions, and holiday parties.

Reviewed By Debbie R - Dallas, Texas

Very nice people. Good food. Small— so get a reservation in advance. We had a few hiccups last night. Wrong appetizer and redo wasn’t correct either. My salad was just average.

10. Tomboy Tavern

565 Mountain Village Blvd, Mountain Village, CO 81435-9521 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 970-728-7467
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 504 reviews

Tomboy Tavern

Tomboy Tavern features a wraparound bar, expanded indoor seating, and big screen televisions for game day to go along with the best beer garden and patio in Telluride. Enjoy craft and international beers, cocktails and a menu to suit the whole group for lunch and dinner. Enjoy a beer and the view under the umbrella at Tomboy Tavern.

Reviewed By Ian S - London, United Kingdom

We ended up here as there are, relatively, few places to eat on the mountain and even fewer in the more affordable range.
Staff were great and, despite it being very busy outside, we were quickly seated inside.
Menu is wide ranging and has the feel of pub/bar dining rather than smart restaurant. Also very good drinks selection.
The chilli soup was excellent.

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