Dining and Nightlife
Telluride Bistro – 138 E. Colorado Ave-970-728-5239
A small rustic Italian restaurant in Telluride. Really a bistro by size. Not bistro service though: attentive and professional.
Baked in Telluride – 127 South Fir St. – 970-728-4775
A Community Institution offering Bakery/Pizza/Pasta/Delivery, nightly dinner specials! Scheduled to re-open June 9, 2011
Between the Covers – 970-728-4504
Coffee/Espresso/Baked Goods at Telluride’s bookstore on Main Street with an outdoor patio.
Brown Bag Telluride – In the vestibule on Main St. east of Fir St. – 970-728-5556
Take-Out Only. Sandwiches/Salads/Sushi/Pizza. Great food for on the go!
Brown Dog Pizza – 110 East Colorado Ave. – 970-728-0846
Sports Bar specializing in pizza and burgers. Comfortable kid-friendly atmosphere. Free in town delivery 5-9pm.
Cornerhouse Grille – North Fir St. -970-728-6207
Kid friendly, great food, great place to watch the game, and great hamburgers, grilled chicken, and sandwiches. Bar/American/Sandwiches/Appetizers. Located in Telluride on N. Fir Street one block up from Colorado Avenue in a quaint house.
Cosmopolitan and The Tasting Cellar – 300 W. San Juan Ave. -970-728-1292
Once a grand saloon in the mining camp of Telluride, now home to well known Chef Chad Scothorn. Serving dinner nightly, located in the luxurious Hotel Columbia at the base of the gondola. Contemporary Food and Ambiance!
Diggity Doggs – 970-728-5033
Chicago-style Hot Dog Cart/To-Go located at Elks Park next to the San Miguel County Courthouse on Main Street.
Emilio’s Grill and Bar- 226 W Colorado Ave. – 970.369.1101
Traditional Mexican fare with the best margaritas in town.
Fat Alley Barbeque – Base of the Gondola – 970-728-3985
This is the real deal for home cooked food – the place for Bourbon, Beer and Barbeque. Have a hankering for fried okra New Orleans style, or maybe pulled pork marinated in vinegar and brown sugar- then drop by for some awesome Southern food and hospitality!
Floradora Sloon – 103 W. Colorado Ave. – 970-728-8884
Lunch and dinner is served in a comfortable surrounding at the Floradora Saloon. Natural Creekstone burgers and homemade french fries; Rocky Mtn. Jr. Chicken with mashed potatoes and veggies are two great staples here. The Floradora supports local vendors and organic products whenever possible.
Honga’s Lotus Petal – East Colorado Ave. – 970-728-5134
A famed menu of exciting pan-Asian dishes and a full sushi bar, Honga’s is a favorite with everyone! Located on Colorado/Main St. in Telluride next to the coffee cart.
La Cocina de Luz – 123 East Colorado Ave. – 970-728-9355
Organic and whole food ingredients combine to make delicious Mexican food at this funky and fun local hangout. At first glance, it doesn’t look like much with its tiny dining room (although there is ample outside patio dining) and somewhat scruffy local clientele, but the food speaks for itself – top notch and reasonable! Newly improved with a bar serving beer, wine and margaritas!
La Marmotte – 150 West San Juan Ave. – 970-728-6232
Chef Mark Reggiannini, owner of La Marmotte, studied under some of the most influential chefs in the world and brings his expertise to this popular Telluride restaurant. Enjoy exquisite French dishes in their beautiful country elegant dining room. Also, offering a private chef’s table to accommodate 6-12 people.
The Cantina at Las Montanas – 110 E. Colorado Ave. – 970-728-5114
Rocky Mountain Mex cuisine. Featuring new menu items, a traditional Mexican pastor station, and shaved ice Margaritas are just a few additions to The Cantina that brings the taste of “Mountain Mex.” Reservations appreciated.
Maggie’s Bakery and Cafe – 970-728-3334
Cozy bakery and cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Burgers, pizza, sandwiches.
New Sheridan Chop House – W Colorado Ave. – 970.728-9100
The best steakhouse in town! Fine dining with elegant food and service. A lively bistro style steakhouse located on Main St. featuring dry aged New York steak-Au Poivre, Braised Colorado short ribs, french onion soup, fine cheeses, and tuna nicoise.
Place de Crepes – 970-728-3488
French Crepe Cart
Rustico – E Colorado Ave. – 970-728-4046
A casual authentic Italian ristorante in Telluride, with specialty dishes from every corner of Italy. Stone walls, a villa room, fireplace and enclosed veranda offer an intimate atmosphere for private parties, family dinners, or romantic evenings. Outdoor dining facing Main Street, too!
Shanghai Palace – E Colorado Ave. – 970-728-0882
Traditional, authentic Chinese cuisine with over one hundred fifty dishes to choose from. Appetizers, soups, salad, entrees. All chefs have over 15 years experience. Large servings and friendly service at reasonable prices!
Siam – 200 South Davis – 970-728-6886
Native Thai chefs with years of experience prepare authentic cuisine from Thailand, using locally grown organic produce, fish, free-range poultry and meats. Siam infuses the flavors of Thai cuisine in traditional as well as unusual delectable entrees. Located in the West End of Telluride- well worth the walk!
Smuggler’s Brewpub and Grill – 225 S Pine St. – 970-728-0919
Home brews and great eats at Telluride’s only brewpub located one block east of the Gondola at Pine and San Juan. Homemade rootbeer! Featuring great appetizers, gyros, ribs, steaks and seafood at affordable prices. Rib Nights are Friday and Saturday!
Steaming Bean Coffee House – W Colorado Ave. – 970-728-0793
Coffee House/Espresso/Netcafe. Hang at the Bean for some fresh sandwiches, pastries and smoothies, and catch up with friends and view the artwork.
The Sweet Life – 115 W Colorado Ave. – 970-728-8789
Satisfy your sweet tooth with scrumptious homemade ice creams, soda fountain treats and a wide selection of candies in a 1950s atmosphere. Offering a short order menu of very reasonably priced hamburgers and fries and chopped salads made to your specifications!