The Best Restaurants in Telluride
Collected by Kathryn O'Shea-Evans , AFAR Local Expert
Telluride’s food scene goes well beyond the typical ski town’s burgers and chicken fingers. Here, you’ll find everything from award-winning pizza to renowned Thai fare to a Top Chef star’s take on vegetarian cuisine, making Telluride worth a visit for the restaurants alone.
221 S Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Vegetarians flock to this Oak Street gem for its addictive, meat-free menu offerings, like chips made from delicata squash, and chickpea cakes with plum butter. There’s also plenty here for carnivores, including the Rocky Mountain elk T-bone...
117 Sunny Ridge Pl, Mountain Village, CO 81435, USA
By day, Alpino Vino functions as a cozy, ski-in lunch spot, known for its tomato soup and grilled cheese. By night, however, it’s a world-class restaurant, with a five-course, Italian Dolomites-inspired menu that would satisfy any nonna....
565 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
If you think food tastes better al fresco, wait until you grab dinner at altitude. Allred’s Restaurant sits halfway up Telluride Ski Resort and is only accessible by gondola—from Lift 4 all the way up to San Sophia station....
127 S Fir St, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Picky eaters should make a beeline for eco-friendly Baked in Telluride, where menu offerings include gluten- and dairy-free cakes and cookies, plus traditional deli counter delights like Reubens bursting with enough pastrami to power you through...
110 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
You might not expect a restaurant in a teensy town to have taken top prize in Parma, Italy’s Pizza World Championship, but that’s part of Brown Dog’s understated charm. The pizza here is unexpectedly delicious—especially...
100 W Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
High Pie’s creative pizzas—the “Omaha” features Sriracha, BBQ sauce, chicken, and pepperoni, while the “Railjam” pairs prosciutto with sausage, pears, and goat cheese—go perfectly with a cold beer from the...
150 W San Juan Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
The epitome of fine dining, La Marmotte is as sophisticated as Telluride’s mountains are wild. While dining here, you can expect to enjoy expertly prepared dishes like beef tartare with caper berries and lemon, and roasted mahi-mahi, dusted...
118 Lost Creek Ln, Mountain Village, CO 81435, USA
This Oklahoma institution opened its first Colorado outpost in 2018 at the Lumière Hotel, offering unconventional menu items like cauliflower steaks with mushroom risotto, mahi-mahi mango ceviche, and new spins on local classics,...
164C Society Dr, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Telluride is blessed with several great coffee shops, but Steaming Bean is special for its world-class loose-leaf teas. Sure, you could come in for the home blend, the local organic roast, the daily drip, or the French press. You could enjoy the...
200 S Davis St, Telluride, CO 81435, USA
Even though Thailand is thousands of miles from Telluride, Siam has perfected an edible ode to the country. In fact, the food here is so good that 5280 magazine named Siam one of the best Thai restaurants in the entire state of Colorado. At this...
201 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81320, USA
With a name like The Butcher & The Baker, this locally owned favorite reads like a Disney movie storefront—and it should. Everything inside is pure magic, especially for the food-obsessed. Stop by to dine on local cheddar cheese curds...
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