When visiting Telluride, you deserve to treat yourself to a variety of meals held at the many local restaurants in the area. Telluride restaurants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from fine dining establishments to casual dining spots that are perfect for a relaxing meal out. Take a look at our favorite casual dining spots that can only be found in Telluride and nowhere else:
Take your next dining experience back to the 1800s by visiting a local favorite Floradora Saloon. This casual restaurant is styled just like a real-life saloon and features locally sourced and seasonal American cuisine. Since the restaurant features seasonal entrees, the menu is always changing. You can choose from a variety of Colorado themed entrees such as locally raised beef steak, grilled tofu, fish and chips, salmon tacos, and much more. Get even more casual with a variety of sandwiches, soups, and salads. Each grass-fed burger is grilled to order and comes with a delicious side such as fries or a small salad. Since this is a saloon, you can expect to find all of your favorite cocktails and even a few specialty drinks that are handmade to order. Floradora Saloon is the best callback to the Wild West here in Telluride!
Smuggler-Union Brewery & Restaurant
There is nothing that pairs better with good ol’ comfort food than handcrafted beer made right here in Telluride. You can get all of that and so much more when you dine in at Smuggler-Union Brewery & Restaurant. This local brewery has been serving the patrons of Telluride for years and continues to be a local favorite. This rustic-chic vibe pairs well with their house beers and cocktails made at the full-service bar. Similar to Floradora Saloon, Smuggler-Union Brewery & Restaurant features a seasonal menu that will change two to three times a year. This is no classic bar menu either as it features incredible items using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Enjoy a prime flat iron steak. Pacific grilled salmon, fish and chips, freshly grilled burgers, and more just to name a few. Smuggler-Union Brewery & Restaurant is family friendly with a kids’ menu so make sure to bring the whole gang. Try out a flight of their core beers and bringing a growler fill back to your vacation rental when you are all finished up!
The Butcher & The Baker
Not every meal you have in Telluride is going to be for lunch or dinner. Whenever you are looking for a great breakfast spot with a hip and casual vibe look no further than The Butcher & The Baker. While this local restaurant is open for lunch and dinner too it really established a following for its home baked goods and breakfast plates. For your morning routine you can choose from classic favorites such as breakfast sandwiches, burritos, omelets, and baked goods. Each bakery item such as their croissants, scones, and donuts are baked fresh that morning so you never will have anything stale. If you do stop by for lunch or dinner, you will find plenty to munch on including sandwiches, burgers, salads, shishitos, cheese steaks, and much more. Pair your dinner with a pint of local craft beer or a house made cocktail. The Butcher & The Baker makes it easy to keep it casual while having a great meal here in Telluride!
Brown Dog Pizza
Everyone knows that when the word “casual” is thrown around for lunch or dinner that pizza is on someone’s mind. This is where Brown Dog Pizza comes in with award-winning pizza and a comfortable and fun atmosphere. Brown Dog features all of the delicious options you would expect such as chicken wings, salads, and pastas as well as a variety of pizza crust options; order the Classic American, Rustic Medium, Cracker Thin, Detroit Square, Brooklyn Sicilian, or Gluten-Free Detroit Square or Roman Style. 1st place winners at the International Pizza Expo in 2013 for the American pie division, you are sure to love Brown Dog Pizza’s truly fantastic flavors!
More Dining Done Right in Telluride
These are just a few of the many unique and casual restaurants we have right here in Telluride. Our home is like no other, so experience Telluride in the best way by reserving one of our vacation rentals. Experience luxury amenities and spacious floor plans that will make your stay the most comfortable yet!