Telluride Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Telluride

In recent years Telluride has emerged as an up-and-coming culinary hot spot. Classically trained chefs have flocked here, bringing a variety of influences and flavor profiles with them.

The laid-back vibe and appreciation for Mother Nature is apparent on most Telluride restaurant menus. In fact, many local restaurants strictly adhere to the farm-to-table philosophy of exclusively using regional ingredients and organically sourced proteins.

Gastronomic influences are abundent here, so every taste bud can be satisfied by hearty meals and innovative mixology. Grab a slice of Detroit-style pizza at Brown Dog Pizza or make a stop by "Top Chef" alum Eliza Gavin's 221 South Oak for homemade sausages and game meats (think: elk, boar and bison). If you're looking for something that's not as adventurous, check out Baked in Telluride for homemade donuts, soups and sandwiches. The eatery also offers a few internationally influenced items like fresh pastas, potato knishes and burritos.

Another popular element of the culinary scene: dive bars. The small gathering places serve some of Telluride's best local microbrews on tap. Locals and visitors alike frequent spots like Smuggler's Brew Pub and Tomboy Tavern to knock a few back and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

The best part about Telluride's eateries, according to locals and visitors? The prices. You won't have to break the bank to fill up on gourmet grub, but if you are in the mood to splurge, the more pricey options are found close to the slopes. Try the European-inspired Alpino Vino for lunch at 11,966 feet or the American-focused Allred's Restaurant for dinner. Be advised that some resort restaurants are closed or have limited hours outside the winter season.

Find the Best Restaurants in Telluride

  • #1
    Brown Dog Pizza
    #1 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1466 reviewsTripAdvisor (1466)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, American
    110 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #2
    Chop House Restaurant
    #2 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 556 reviewsTripAdvisor (556)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    233 W Colorado Ave New Sheridan Hotel, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #3
    Cosmopolitan
    #3 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 562 reviewsTripAdvisor (562)
    $$ | American, Sushi
    301 Gus's Way Located in Hotel Columbia, across from the Oak Street gondola, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #4
    221 South Oak
    #4 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 511 reviewsTripAdvisor (511)
    $$ | American, International
    221 South Oak Street, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #5
    Taco Del Gnar
    #5 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 89 reviewsTripAdvisor (89)
    $ | Fusion
    123 S Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #6
    Baked in Telluride
    #6 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 736 reviewsTripAdvisor (736)
    $ | Mexican, Pizza
    127 South Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435-0575
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  • #7
    La Marmotte
    #7 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 318 reviewsTripAdvisor (318)
    $$ | French
    150 W San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #8
    Smuggler Union Restaurant & Brewery
    #8 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 812 reviewsTripAdvisor (812)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub, Gastropub
    225 South Pine Street, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #9
    Siam
    #9 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 468 reviewsTripAdvisor (468)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    200 South Davis, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #10
    Siam's Talay Grill
    #10 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 227 reviewsTripAdvisor (227)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    119 Lost Creek Ln The Inn at Lost Creek, Telluride, CO 81435-9503
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  • #11
    The Butcher & Baker Cafe
    #11 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 388 reviewsTripAdvisor (388)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Deli
    201 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #12
    Floradora Saloon
    #12 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 434 reviewsTripAdvisor (434)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    The Floridora Saloon, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #13
    Rustico Ristorante
    #13 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 462 reviewsTripAdvisor (462)
    $$ | Italian, Pizza
    114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #14
    There
    #14 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 241 reviewsTripAdvisor (241)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    627 W Pacific, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #15
    High Pie Pizzeria & Taproom
    #15 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 201 reviewsTripAdvisor (201)
    $ - $$ | American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pizza, Italian
    100 W Colorado Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #16
    Bon Vivant
    #16 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 149 reviewsTripAdvisor (149)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    Polar Queen Express Lift Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO
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  • #17
    La Cocina de Luz
    #17 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 379 reviewsTripAdvisor (379)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
    123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #18
    Steamies Burger Bar
    #18 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 259 reviewsTripAdvisor (259)
    $ | American, Bar, Contemporary, Healthy
    300 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #19
    Coffee Cowboy
    #19 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 83 reviewsTripAdvisor (83)
    $ |
    131 East Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435
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  • #20
    Telluride Bistro
    #20 of 74 Places to Eat in Telluride
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 205 reviewsTripAdvisor (205)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    138 East Colorado Avenu, Telluride, CO 81435
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