Where to Eat in Grand Junction: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Marianna Hollaway

Flanked by lakes, mountains and intriguing rock formations, Grand Junction offers a different side of Colorado. Mild weather year-round creates an agricultural oasis for 22 different wineries. Mountain bike along winding desert trails, wine and dine next to majestic rivers, and peruse a variety of shops, galleries and boutiques. For breathtaking natural beauty, don’t miss Grand Mesa National Forest and Colorado National Monument’s 23-mile stretch of scenic overlooks.
Things to do in Grand Junction

1. Cafe Sol

420 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2512 Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Contemporary, Healthy, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 970-986-3474
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 217 reviews

Cafe Sol

Café Sol strives to use our local farms to provide our customers with fresh, locally sourced, made from scratch food. Serving breakfast, lunch and espresso. We offer custom catering and private evening events.

Reviewed By JamaisVu - Colorado

We're so grateful for this little downtown eatery: real, healthy food, much of it organic & locally-sourced. It's a bright, friendly environment with booths, tables & small outdoor patio for good weather. Good music too, & NO televisions (thank you!). Real napkins, silverware & glasses for eat-in dining. You order at a counter but the food is brought to your table by efficient, friendly (& overworked) servers. They do a huge take-out business as well. We've not yet tried breakfast, but are looking forward to it.

Everything we've had here is delish (tho one of my husband's paninis was actually too smothered in cheese). Otherwise, the paninis are wonderful, & you have to be really hungry to finish a whole one. I LOVE the salads, chock-full of good stuff, & even the "small" salads are filling. Every day there are different soup & quiche choices ~ & the half-&-half combos are a great deal. Lots of interesting sides to add. Also, there's a case of fresh dessert-type breads & pastries; everything we've tried so far is fresh & wonderful.

There are lots of smoothie options, serve-yourself fresh fruit-&/or-herb water, as well as coffees, teas, beer & wine. Cafe Sol is open daily 8 - 3:30 & we go often.

2. 626 on Rood

626 Rood Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2742 Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 66 +1 970-257-7663
Excellent
73%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 369 reviews

626 on Rood

Reviewed By Devon F

The place is very nice and the food is very good. The service is great as well. the menu is very unique and they offer different wines and other drinks.

If you are looking for a romantic place or a place that isn't the normal chain restaurant then 626 on Rood would be a great choice for you.

3. Bin 707 Foodbar

225 N 5th St Ste 105, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2652 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 970-243-4543
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 902 reviews

Bin 707 Foodbar

Seasonal American Cuisine, Wine and Cocktails from local, Colorado and domestic sources

Reviewed By Gelatifan - Toronto, Canada

We had modest expectations of dinner in Grand Junction, but this stylish farm-to-table bistro has the polish and flair of a big-city restaurant. I wish we had more than one dinner to enjoy at Bin 77, but we left well pleased by my perfectly cooked duck breast (partnered with mayacoba beans and just enough cherries) and my husband’s juicy burger, which arrived with a crisp golden heap of fries. We weren’t wowed by the local Malbec, but the imaginative cocktail menu didn’t disappoint.

4. Pablo's Pizza

319 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2412 Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 970-255-8879
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 292 reviews

Pablo's Pizza

Reviewed By Kaelyn C

Coming home to visit GJ, Pablo's is always top of my list. Their salads are the best with loads of toppings and fresh greens - having a gluten allergy I so appreciate when a salad is just as good, if not better then the pizza. Don't forget to snag a chocolate chip cookie, my husbands favorite! Thanks Pablo's for your continued awesome food, awesome service, and being open to all!

5. Dream Cafe

314 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2413 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 970-424-5353
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

Dream Cafe

This is a new restaurant in Grand Junction, Colorado. It has reviews popping up on Google. I do not see that they have website.

Reviewed By Jennifer M - Grand Junction, Colorado

Love love love the variety of mimosas to enjoy with the super yummy breakfast food. My only complaint, long waits on the weekend, but that's because everyone else knows how great it is too!

6. Enzo's Pizzaria and Italian Cafe

707 Horizon Dr, Grand Junction, CO 81506-3906 Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night SGD 12 - SGD 39 +1 970-255-8500
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 456 reviews

Enzo's Pizzaria and Italian Cafe

Enzo's serves up Grand Junction's finest Italian fare with exciting dishes and comfortable ambiance. We will only serve the finest meats and seafood, freshest vegetables, our pizza dough and breads are prepared and baked fresh daily. At Enzo's every dish is created using only the freshest, and finest ingredients. Great, real Italian that melts in your mouth! That's how customers describe our menu. The reason our cuisine is so fabulous is because we take the time to prepare everything from scratch, from our pizza and bread to our pasta sauces and key dishes.

Reviewed By BabyDriver51

The food is terrific but the last time we were there the bartender (Tiffany) sarcastically asked if I wanted more lettuce when I inquired if they didn’t get the salad order mixed up. I ordered a side salad and my husband’s meal came with a salad. He got the bigger salad. It was no big deal but there was a better way to handle it besides acting like she was doing us a favor by even serving us and treating me like she was insulted I even asked. She completely ruined my evening.

7. il Bistro Italiano

400 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2512 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 12 - SGD 52 +1 970-243-8622
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 721 reviews

il Bistro Italiano

il Bistro Italiano opened in August 1998. Our focus is on bringing a combination of traditional Italian dishes together with some innovative ones created within the boundaries of modern Italian cuisine. The pastas, breads, sauces, and desserts are all made at the restaurant from fresh ingredients. Our wine list features a large selection of wines from Italy and Colorado, and whenever possible, we use local ingredients in our kitchen. There is always something going on at the Bistro, so look at the Events Section to learn of special wine nights, cooking classes or other featured events.

Reviewed By ColoradoVacationers - Fruitvale, CO

We have eaten here numerous times. Sometimes the food is good and sometimes not so good. They have cut their hours because they seem to have a help problem or so the local paper has stated. Food here is pricey too . Oh, and they like reservations no matter how empty they are.

8. Spoons Bistro & Bakery

3090 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO 81506-2814 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 970-255-7237
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Spoons Bistro & Bakery

At Spoons our philosophy is simple - fresh, local, from the heart. Our food not only boasts local flavor but also handmade quality. While you savor your meal, know that you are also supporting HopeWest - a non-profit organization dedicated to profoundly changing the way our community experiences serious illness and grief - one family at a time.

Reviewed By AVGTXN - Dallas, Texas

Tuesday breakfast. Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we made a special trip here. I didn't know it was located in a senior care complex. The breakfast food is nothing special. Eggs, hash browns, and toast are average. We could have had breakfast at the Doubletree and done just as well. Order at the counter and pick up there too.

9. Rockslide Brewery

401 Main St, Grand Junction, CO 81501-2511 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Brew Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 970-245-2111
Excellent
31%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 719 reviews

Rockslide Brewery

It's about 100 percent pure enjoyment at the Rockslide Restaurant and Brewery, celebrating more than 20-years of quality food, beer and fun.You'll feel right at home in our eclectic and historic building. We have two patios for you to enjoy al fresco dining, or move the party indoors to our comfortable bar or family-friendly dining room. The Rockslide Restaurant and Brewery offers Sunday brunch, and is open for lunch, dinner and anything in between seven days a week. Locally owned and operated, The Rockslide is committed to serving up local meats and produce. Whatever your taste buds are craving, the Rockslide has you covered. From Grilled Top Sirloin and Blackened Catfish, to fresh and delicious salads and sandwiches. There's something for everyone at The Rockslide Restaurant and Brewery.

Reviewed By charlieD76 - Grand Junction, Colorado

We try to go to this restaurant about once a month to have a couple of home-brewed beers and have a good Americana meal while we listen to free authentic Irish-session music by volunteer musicians. They play every first and third Wednesday of the month in the evening from 6-8pm.
The Rockslide is located in a nice part of Grand Junction on the town's beautiful Main St. There is a large public parking lot behind the restaurant. There is rarely a wait for a table. The wait-staff are very nice and efficient. The food is good and plentiful.
There is outside table/seating and a cordial, active bar separated from the dining area. Their on-the-premises crafted beer with about 6 types is really good.
We really like this place.

10. The Ale House

2531 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO 81501-8202 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 970-242-7253
Excellent
37%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 305 reviews

The Ale House

Reviewed By conwaypapa - Conway, South Carolina

We had dinner outside with our youngest grandchild. The temperature always feels 5 to 10 degrees less than reported for the area due to the tree shaded dining area and the irrigation water (mountain snow melt) that runs through the city close by.
The beer selection is very good. We had draft beers, Breckenridge Avalanche and Agave Wheat with orange slice. Both we're outstanding. I had their pork Chile smothered burrito with steak added. My wife had their shrimp tacos and our grandson had a child's grilled cheese with fries and root beer and loved it. Our water was very knowledgeable

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