Telluride is a great destination for a winter vacation. In between time on the slopes, make sure you check out all of the incredible restaurants we have here in town. You can find a variety of cuisine options suited to any taste. Take a look at some places where you can get a hot and delicious winter meal in Telluride below:

The Tunnel

Telluride is an old mining town, and many who visit wish to find a spot which offers an historic atmosphere. The Tunnel is a local favorite that captures the speakeasy vibe and brings it into the modern era. Visitors can enjoy this restaurant after they provide the super-secret password to get inside. We did the hard work for you; simply tell the bouncer, “natch,” and you will get right in! Once inside, you will find a six-course meal that changes with the season. Each item in your meal uses the freshest ingredients for incredible flavors that only The Tunnel can provide. Since this is a speakeasy, you can expect unique cocktails that uses craft spirits. The Tunnel is open for dine-in services from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM Wednesday through Saturday. You can find The Tunnel at 700 W Colorado Ave #242.

221 South Oak

Telluride is home to 221 South Oak, a seasonal restaurant that offers New American fare, including a vegetarian menu and diverse wine list. 221 South Oak is open during the popular winter season here in Telluride. Entrees include unique Colorado items such as braised bison, rocky mountain trout, wild grouper, and elk T-bone. The wine list features plenty of red and white wines to pair with your entrée. Each Thursday visit 221 South Oak for a wine class sampler where tasty appetizers are paired with sample sizes of wine. You can enjoy 221 South Oak located at 221 S Oak St. here in Telluride. The restaurant is currently open for outdoor dine-in services. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 970-708-1437.

La Cocina de Luz

Come experience organic Mexican food with a modern twist here at La Cocina de Luz. This Telluride restaurant offers tasty bites in a cozy and colorful environment. Many of the entrees are served vegetarian or vegan style. La Cocina de Luz offers a delicious and filling breakfast menu full of classic favorites such as huevos rancheros and chilaquiles. Lunch and dinner only increase the number of entrees for you to pick from. Local favorites include the vegan tamales and three tacos made with corn tortillas. Combination plates let you mix and match for a full plate of delicious food! Don’t forget to add on one of La Cocina de Luz’s famous margaritas. You can enjoy all of this at La Cocina de Luz located at 123 E Colorado Ave. The restaurant is open daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM for patio dining and takeout services.

Smuggler-Union Brewery & Restaurant

There is nothing better to warm you up on a cold day here in Telluride than a craft cocktail or beer. Stop by Smuggler-Union Brewery & Restaurant to find a variety of drinks along with delicious comfort food. Smuggle-Union produces a variety of craft beers including some favorite styles such as IPAs, ambers, lagers, and more. The craft cocktails use top of the line spirits for a tasty treat. Smuggler-Union now features a renovated facility and expanded menu to check out. Delicious entrees include the house sausage, pork chop, rabbit pot pie, short rib, and more. As you can see, all kinds of Colorado favorites can be found on the menu. You can find Smuggler-Union Brewery & Restaurant at 225 S Pine St. The restaurant is open daily from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM for outdoor dining and takeout services.

Floradora Saloon

Come relax and take the edge off by visiting local favorite Floradora Saloon. This casual eatery bills itself as Telluride’s original restaurant and features delicious burgers along with a full-service bar. You can order classic comfort food such as jalapeno poppers, wings, and much more. Floradora Saloon is located at 103 W. Colorado Ave here in Telluride. The restaurant is open daily Monday thru Friday from 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Enjoy a Cozy Winter Journey to Telluride

As you can see, there is a variety of restaurants available in Telluride. While many restaurants may only be offering patio dine-in service at this time, they are taking extra steps to ensure diners’ comfort. Go a step further by renting one of our warm and inviting properties in the area! Prepare for your trip by booking a vacation rental here in Telluride today.