Telluride Restaurants & Dining Guide

For a tiny mountain town, Telluride definitely has more than its fair share of fabulous food and drink. Whether you are seeking out a perfectly brewed flat white, craft cocktails, tacos with a cult following, or just a good old grass-fed burger, Telluride has plenty of options to keep your taste buds on their toes!

Coffee & Breakfast

Ghost Town

 

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210 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 300-4334

Hours: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.ghosttowntelluride.com/

Categories: Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy craft coffee beverages and locally sourced, organic breakfast items and snacks at Ghost Town Coffee. The cafe features espresso, coffee, and tea while the food menu offers a variety of toasts, granola bowls, egg dishes, salads, pastries, and smoothies. Ghost town is most favorite for its variety of delicious and filling avocado toasts, most ringing in for only $6-8 dollars which is a big value when it comes to eating in Telluride!

Coffee Cowboy

 

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131 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 708-0294

Hours: Seasonal

Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.thecoffeecowboy.com/

Categories: Coffee, Pastries

Telluride’s most unique coffee shop! The Coffee Cowboy is a stand-alone coffee truck stationed on East Colorado Avenue in downtown Telluride. They offer a variety of hot and cold coffee drinks, espresso beverages, and chocolate drinks. If you want a delicious smoothie (add the spirulina for $1!) or a quick pastry (sometimes a protein bar) this is also a good stop.

The Phoenix Bean

 

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221 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81320 |

Hours: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars

Website: http://thephoenixbean1892.com/

Categories: Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Historic

Ideally situated inside of a historic building on West Colorado Avenue, The Phoenix Bean is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee in style. If you like your latte on the strong side, this is the place for you! The classic menu features locally roasted coffee and a variety of breakfast and lunch treats, including daily quiche, avocado toast, and more. For lunch choose from sandwiches or salads. Local tip: The Phoenix Bean shares its kitchen with The New Sheridan Chophouse and offers nightly specials during most of the year for a steal, usually your choice of salmon or a steak with a glass of wine for a steal. You’ll also find live music here many evenings throughout the year.

High Alpine Coffee

 

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224 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-4504

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday – Thursday; 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday & Saturday

Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.between-the-covers.com/

Categories: Coffee, Breakfast

Between The Covers Bookstore has a little-known secret; tucked in the far back corner resides ‘High Alpine Coffee Bar’, a hidden gem for caffeine lovers. This cozy little cafe packs a big flavor punch, with regionally roasted coffee blends, homemade pastries, and plenty of great books to help pass the time. In the summer, enjoy a cozy seat on the back patio.

Telluride Coffee Company

 

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565 Mountain Village Blvd #103, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 369-4400

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Daily

Rating: 3.8 / 5

Website: N/A

Categories: Coffee, Breakfast

If you’re looking for a quick and easy place to grab breakfast on-the-go, Telluride Coffee Company has you covered. Situated in the heart of the Mountain Village, this bustling coffee shop offers piping hot coffee as well as a wide variety of house-baked pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and more. You can even load up on hot pancakes before you hit the slopes.

The Butcher & The Baker

 

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201 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-2899

Hours: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Saturday; 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday

Rating: 4.2 / 5 Stars

Website: http://www.butcherandbakercafe.com/

Categories: Modern, American, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Casual

Locally owned and operated, The Butcher & The Baker specializes in flavorful bakery and cafe items that are made-from-scratch daily. Menu items vary seasonally and include pastries, salads, sandwiches, soups and more—all of which are made with locally sourced ingredients. Local tips: the Simple Scramble is a generous portion for the price in Telluride and a yummy, hearty breakfast. Also be on the look out for their Bubbles & Bird special for dinner – enjoy this champagne and fried chicken for a special price! The Butcher & The Baker also offers a full bar and a seasonal list of specialty cocktails not to be missed.

Tracks Cafe & Bar

 

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9520, 670 Mountain Village Blvd, Mountain Village, CO 81435 | (970) 728-0677

Hours: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars

Website: https://trackstelluride.com/

Categories: Coffee, Breakfast, Bloody Mary

Home to “Telluride’s Best Bloody Mary”—you can’t go wrong with breakfast at Tracks Cafe & Bar. Conveniently located at the base of Lift 4, this local joint features a fierce breakfast menu with favorites like sandwiches, burritos, bagels, and plenty of Bloody Mary toppings to fill in the rest.

Casual Bites

Baked in Telluride

 

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127 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-4775

Hours: 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars

Website: http://www.bakedintel.com/

Categories: Pizza, Sandwiches, Casual

If you can dream it, they can bake it. Baked In Telluride specializes in everything baked, from pastries and pizza pies to sandwiches, pasta dishes, and more. Locally owned and operated for over 40 years, this Telluride bake shop shows no sign of slowing down!

La Cocina De Luz

 

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123 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-9355

Hours: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars

Website: http://lacocinatelluride.com/

Categories: Mexican, Organic, Ice Cream, Casual

Featuring unique south-of-the-border flavors, La Cocina De Luz combines organic, locally sourced ingredients with bold, modern cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, La Cocina offers a variety of classic Mexican favorites, stunning cocktails, and some of Telluride’s best homemade ice cream.

Gnarly Tacos

 

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123 S Oak St, Telluride, CO 81320 | (970) 728-7938

Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday; Closed Monday

Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars

Website: http://gnarlytacos.com/

Categories: Mexican, Tacos, Vegetarian, Casual

Fresh, local, fabulous—Gnarly Tacos features great handmade tacos in an unpretentious setting. The menu is simple—about ten seasonal tacos, three salads, and a handful of sides is all you need for a great meal. Gnarly Tacos also features vegetarian tacos and kids’ meals.

OAK Fat Alley BBQ

 

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250 W San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-3985

Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars

Website: http://www.oakstelluride.com/index.html

Categories: BBQ, Bourbon, Casual, Family

Telluride’s premier spot for homemade BBQ, cooked low and slow for fall-off-the-bone perfection. Perfect for families and groups, the finger-licking menu features items like BBQ sandwiches, pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and tons of savory sides to match.

Floradora Saloon

 

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103 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-8884

Hours: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.floradorasaloon.com/

Categories: Burgers, American, Casual

Locally owned and operated, Floradora has been a Telluride favorite for over 40 years. The eclectic menu features a variety of homey plates, sandwiches, and appetizers, though they’re most well-known for their locally sourced, grass-fed burgers.

Brown Dog Pizza

 

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110 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-8046

Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.browndogpizza.com/

Categories: Pizza, Casual, Gluten-Free, Family

Are you looking for the best pizza in Telluride? If so, Brown Dog is the place to be—really! They won the Pizza World Championship in Parma Italy a few years ago, so these guys are the real deal. Their extensive menu features a variety of traditional and gluten-free pies, pasta, sandwiches, salads, and much more to please a crowd.

Smuggler’s Brewpub

 

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225 S Pine St, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-5620

Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.smugglerunion.com/

Categories: Brewery, Burgers, Beer

Smuggler’s Union offers a cozy, comfortable atmosphere to enjoy a warm burger and a cold brew after a busy day exploring Telluride. The hearty menu features locally sourced ingredients for burgers, house-made sausage, tacos, and plenty of award-winning beers to match.

High Pie Pizzeria & Taproom

 

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100 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-2978

Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday – Sunday

Rating: 4.1 / 5 Stars

Website: http://www.highpiepizzeria.com/

Categories: Pizza, Burgers, Beer, Casual, Happy Hour

Beer and a slice—a classic combo. Refuel after a busy day on the mountain or order a premium pie to-go at High Pie Pizzeria. This local joint offers creative pizza concoctions and an impressive array of local brews. They also offer a generous happy hour from 3:30 – 5 daily!

Siam Thai

 

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200 S Davis St, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-6886

Hours: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars

Website: http://www.siamtelluride.com/

Categories: Thai, Asian

Immerse yourself in far-eastern flavors with homestyle, authentic cuisine at Siam Thai. The bold Asian menu features options ranging from hand rolls and lettuce wraps to soups, stir fry, curry dishes, and more. Enjoy dinner in with a glass of sake or get it to go to enjoy at your rental.

The Corner House Grille

 

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131 N Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-6207

Hours: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Daily

Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.thecornerhousegrille.com/

Categories: Burger, Beer, Happy Hour

Casual dining at its finest, The Corner House Bar features great good, cold beverages, and fast, friendly service. What else could you need? Indulge in homestyle comforts like burgers, grilled cheese, wings, and more. Corner House also offers a generous apres ski happy hour from 3 – 6 daily!

Steamies Burger Bar

 

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300 W Colorado Ave Suite #1B, Telluride, CO 81435 | (844) 843-2867

Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Daily

Rating: 3.9 / 5 Stars

Website: http://www.steamiesburgers.com/

Categories: Burgers, Casual

With a diverse and affordable menu for every taste, Steamies Burger Bar checks all of the boxes. As the name suggests, burgers are their specialty, and their proprietary “steam” technique to cooking is unlike anything you’ve ever had before. Visitors can also nosh on seasonal salads, desserts, and drinks.

Aemono Fine Foods & Catering

156 Society Dr # A, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-2085

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Saturday; Closed Sunday

Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.aemonofinefoods.com/

Categories: Pizza, Breakfast

Fresh and innovative, Aemono Fine Foods features high-quality, locally sourced ingredients in simple recipes that highlight natural flavors. Enjoy breakfast classics, hot and cold sandwiches, and gourmet salads during the day and creative wood-fired pizzas at night.

Rustico

 

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114 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-4046

Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars

Website: http://www.rusticoristorante.com/

Categories: Italian, Wine, Mid-Range

Enjoy a touch of Italy in a casual, romantic atmosphere at Rustico. This hole-in-the-wall Italian joint features authentic Italian cuisine like wood-fired pizzas, homemade pasta and risotto, and hand-cut chops that are cooked to perfection. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in a rare bottle of Italian wine from the extensive cellar.

Pescado

 

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115 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 239-6025

Hours: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday; Closed Sunday & Monday

Rating: 4.2 / 5 Stars

Website: http://www.pescadosushi.com/

Categories: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Indian, Mid-Range

Indulge your sushi craving at Telluride’s hottest Japanese restaurant. Locally in the heart of downtown Telluride, Pescado offers an extensive selection of hot and cold appetizers, nigiri, sashimi, and specialty sushi rolls to appease any craving. Pescado also features an Indian cuisine pop-up once a week on Wednesdays. Don’t miss their happy hour deals!

Best Bars

There Bar

 

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627 W Pacific Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-1213

Hours: 4:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars

Website: https://experiencethere.com/

Categories: Cocktails, Tapas, Trendy, Happy Hour, Late Night

Have you been There? Yes—There! If not, we promise you’re missing out. This hip bar serves up creative cocktails and a flavorful Asian-inspired tapas menu that keeps guests coming back for more. There also offers a great happy hour from 4:30 – 6 daily and a late-night menu until 10.

Historic Bar at Sheridan Hotel

 

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231 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | 970.728.9100

Hours: 3 p.m. – 2 a.m., Daily

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars

Website: http://www.newsheridan.com/historic-bar-telluride/

Categories: Historic, Cocktails

Enjoy a classic cocktail in Telluride’s oldest and most historic bar. Aptly named, the Historic Bar at the Sheridan Hotel features everything you could want in a great bar—pool, foosball, live music, and affordable drinks. Historic Bar offers $5 Jack Daniel’s drinks in addition to other daily specials.

The Roof at Sheridan Hotel

 

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231 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | 970.728.9100

Hours: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars

Website: http://www.newsheridan.com/roof-top-bar-telluride/

Categories: Rooftop, Historic, Cocktails

Enjoy panoramic vistas of the surrounding San Juan mountains and downtown Telluride at the Sheridan Rooftop Bar. This trendy hotel spot features chic cocktails and specialty drinks with unbeatable views along side a short but perfect menu of appetizers and bar meals. Don’t want to miss the opportunity to sip and savor in style.

The Last Dollar

 

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100 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-4800

Hours: 2 p.m. – 2 a.m., Daily

Rating: 4.0 / 5 Stars

Website: https://lastdollarsaloon.com/

Categories: Historic, Beer, Late-Night, Rooftop

The Last Dollar (aka “The Buck”) holds a special place in the heart of Telluride locals. Though the name has changed a few times in this bar’s historic history, the now-famous Saloon still stands as a Telluride staple. Stop by for one of the 60+ beers in the recently renovated building, which now offers a rooftop bar and patio.

Liberty Bar

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121 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-2942

Hours: 4:30 p.m. – 2 a.m., Wednesday – Monday; Closed Tuesday

Rating: 4.3 / 5 Star

Website: https://libertytelluride.com/

Categories: Trendy, Late Night, Cocktails

Beer, wine, champagne, and cocktails—no matter your preference, you’ll find a palate pleaser at Liberty Bar. This rustic, modern mashup offers a warm, cozy atmosphere for libations and live music. Light snacks provided by Over The Moon are offered to appease any cravings.

Tomboy Tavern

562 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-7467

Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.tellurideskiresort.com/events-activities/dining/tomboy-tavern/

Category: American, Casual, Beer Garden

Homestyle comfort cuisine and fast, friendly service, Tomboy Tavern is just about all you could ask for in a satisfying mountain meal. Open for lunch and dinner, their succulent menu features a variety of salads, sandwiches, burgers, wings, and true comforts, like buffalo meatloaf, chicken pot pie, and more.

Classic Fine Dining

221 South Oak

 

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221 S Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-9507

Hours: 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.221southoak.com/

Categories: American, Fine Dining, High-End, Wine, Vegetarian

Owned and operated by former Top Chef competitor, Eliza Gavin, 221 South Oak showcases the flavors and colors of the mountains. The eclectic menu changes often and features local and seasonal ingredients, and 221 always boasts an amazing selection of vegetarian-friendly items and an award-winning wine list.

La Marmotte

150 W San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-6232

Hours: 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.2 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.lamarmotte.com/

Categories: French, Wine, Fine Dining, High-End

Head Chef Will Nolan infuses his New Orleans roots with classic French cuisine for decadent dining in Telluride. The classic menu offers items like escargot, charcuterie, ratatouille gnocchi, Colorado roasted chicken, and rich desserts, in addition to an impressive wine selection.

Chop House Restaurant at Sheridan Hotel

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231 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 | 970.728.9100

Hours: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.newsheridan.com/chop-house-restaurant-telluride-new-sheridan/

Categories: Steak, Wine, Historic, Brunch

You can’t get more classic than the Chop House Restaurant at Sheridan Hotel—and the masses agree! Chop House is currently the #1 rated restaurant in all of Telluride. This historic steakhouse offers hand-cut chops, decadent sides and desserts, expertly curated wines, and an amazing Sunday brunch.

The Cosmopolitan

 

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301 Gus’s Way, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-1292

Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars

Website: https://cosmotelluride.com/

Categories: Sushi, Steak, American, High-End, Fine Dining

Kick back, relax, and indulge in some of Telluride’s best fine dining at The Cosmopolitan. The modern menu offers a variety of classic steakhouse features and a high-end sushi menu. A few notable favorites include the Pork Two Ways, Colorado Center Cut Filet, and the Organic Salmon Tataki.

Alpino Vino

 

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12100 Camels’ Garden Rd, Colorado 81320 | (970) 728-7560

Hours: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Daily (Seasonal)

Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.tellurideskiresort.com/events-activities/dining/alpino-vino/

Categories: Italian, Wine, Amazing Views, High-End, Fine Dining

If you’re seeking Telluride’s most unique dining destination, Alpino Vino is calling your name! As the highest elevation fine-dining establishment in all of North America, it’s not hard to see why Alpino Vino is a popular destination. The mouthwatering Italian cuisine and an impressive selection of fine wine are just the icing on the cake. Reservations are highly recommended! Open during ski season only.

Allred’s Restaurant

 

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565 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435 | (970) 728-7474

Hours: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.tellurideskiresort.com/events-activities/dining/allreds-restaurant/

Categories: American, Modern, Amazing Views, High-End, Fine Dining

Situated at the top of Telluride’s Gondola Ride, Allred’s Restaurant offers picturesque views of the mountains below. The modern, eclectic menu features a variety of creative appetizers, salads, small plates, and entrees with an award-winning wine list to match.

Bon Vivant

 

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Polar Queen Express Lift, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride, CO | (970) 728-6900

Hours: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Daily (Seasonal)

Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.tellurideskiresort.com/events-activities/dining/bon-vivant/

Categories: French, Fine-Dining, High-End, Wine

Featuring sweeping views of the surrounding San Juan Mountains and classic French cuisine, Bon Vivant is a true culinary destination. The sumptuous menu, designed by “Telluride Top Chef” Jared Campbell features favorites like sweetbreads, escargots, duck confit, and plenty of classic French wines. Open only during ski season.

Telluride Bistro

 

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138 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435 |

Hours: 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Daily

Rating: 4.0 / 5 Stars

Website: https://www.telluridebistro.com/

Categories: Italian, Wine, Fine-Dining, High-End

Tucked away in a quiet corner off Main Street, Telluride Bistro is one of Colorado’s best-kept secrets—but not for long! This quaint Italian eatery offers every nostalgic dish imaginable, including homemade bolognese and pasta plates, antipasto plates, crispy calamari, and much more.

Are you ready to sip and savor your way through Telluride? Wining and dining are just one of the many things to do on the mountain, be sure to check our official Telluride blog for more ideas on new and exciting things to do during your mountain getaway!