Southwest Colorado Restaurants

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  • 1. Allred's

    $$$$ | American

    Unless you're planning some serious hiking, the only way to reach this sky-high eatery is via the gondola that connects Telluride with the Mountain...Read More

  • 2. La Marmotte

    $$$$ | Contemporary

    La Marmotte may be housed in one of Telluride's oldest buildings, but it provides one of its freshest dining experiences. A French influence...Read More

  • 3. Soupçon

    $$$$ | French

    Soup's on" (get it?) occupies two intimate rooms in a historic cabin tucked away in an alley and dishes up Nouveau American cuisine with a strong...Read More

  • 4. 221 South Oak

    $$$$ | European

    Housed in a beautifully restored Victorian, this classy bistro with two lovely patios entices you to linger with its cozy ambience and scrumptuous...Read More

  • 5. Amelia's Hacienda

    $$ | Mexican

    This is a local favorite, for good reason: authentic south-of-the-border food, expertly mixed margaritas, and a lively yet family-friendly atmosphere...Read More

  • 6. Baked in Telluride

    $ | Café

    This Telluride institution has expanded enormously over the years, as you can tell from the racks of fresh-baked breads, rolls, bagels, and...Read More

  • 7. Blue Mesa Grill

    $$$ | American

    The seafood is surprisingly fresh, and the weekend brunches are fabulous at this upscale-for-the-area restaurant, 2 miles east of downtown Gunnison...Read More

  • 8. Bon Ton Restaurant

    $$$ | Italian

    It might be in the basement, but it's the most elegant restaurant in town. Head down the stairs of the historic St. Elmo Hotel and you're standing...Read More

  • 9. Brown Dog Pizza

    $$ | Pizza

    This local hangout serves a mean pizza in a pub-style atmosphere. Choose from three pizza styles—Detroit square (an international award winner...Read More

  • 10. Carver Brewing Company

    $$ | American

    The "Brews Brothers," Bill and Jim Carver, have about 12 beers on tap at any given time at this Durango favorite. Popular brews include the...Read More

  • 11. Cavallo's Restaurant

    $$ | American

    From street level, wind down a spiral staircase to the little slice of Bourbon Street that is Cavallo's, a New Orleans–style eatery that provides...Read More

  • 12. Chimayo

    $$ | Contemporary

    The former chef for Michael Andretti's racing team runs this trendy bistro, in which every dish is cooked in one of two stone-fired ovens. The...Read More

  • 13. Colorado Boy Pizzeria & Brewery

    $ | Pizza

    The dough is homemade and the beer is home-brewed at this trendy downtown pizzeria with high ceilings, brick walls, and contemporary decor....Read More

  • 14. Cosmopolitan

    $$$$ | Contemporary

    The trendy Cosmopolitan lures guests with half-price happy-hour sushi rolls and keeps them there for some of Telluride's finest dining. Fresh...Read More

  • 15. Cyprus Cafe

    $$$ | Mediterranean

    In warm weather you can sit on the patio to enjoy fresh mountain air, and the rest of the year you'll have to cozy up to your fellow diners...Read More

  • 16. Django's

    $$$ | American

    End your ski (or biking) day with delectable small plates from this sophisticated eatery at the base of an otherwise laid-back mountain resort...Read More

  • 17. Dolores River Brewery

    $ | American

    This brewpub playfully advertises itself as "Dolores's Oldest Operating Brewery." (It's also the only one in town.) Order an ale or a stout...Read More

  • 18. East by Southwest

    $$$ | Asian

    Asian food gets a bit of a Latin treatment in this snazzy but inviting space. The menu has a strong Japanese bent, with sushi and sashimi, tempura...Read More

  • 19. Garlic Mike's

    $$$ | Italian

    The menu at this unpretentious Italian spot is surprisingly rich and complex. Good bets include the garlic fries, thin-crust pizza, minestrone...Read More

  • 20. Ginger Cafe

    $$ | Asian

    The small, sunny dining room and welcoming street-side deck provide a cheerful backdrop for the superb East–West fusion and Pan-Asian food,...Read More

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