Telluride + Southwest Colorado

Restaurants in Telluride + Southwest Colorado

This Mediterranean-American café and bakery opened in the Four Corners region in 2000. Local pastry chef Barbara Helmer and her business partner, chef Miguel Carrillo, converted an old motel into this Tuscan-style restaurant with tall windows, wooden beams, and an arched ceiling.

With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Telluride valley and surrounding peaks, Allred's is a 12,000-foot fine dining resturant at the Telluride Ski Resort's St.

Housed in a former Old West saloon with a striped awning in the front, Honga's is bigger than it looks from the outside, with a sushi counter on the ground floor and a central skylight above exposed beams over the second floor dining room.

Along the Old West-inspired Main Street in downtown Durango, Ken and Sue Fusco fused two menus from previously owned locations to form this larger version of their eponymous restaurant.

For an intimate dinner, reserve a table at La Marmotte, a 125-year-old former icehouse.

Grown-ups may appreciate the Steam Engine Lager and Lizard Head Red served here, but the whole family can tuck into pizzas, burgers, and other good-quality pub grub.

Set on Telluride Mountain at the exact elevation for which it’s named, the restaurant turns out rarefied Rocky Mountain dishes, from elk carpaccio to ruby trout in brown butter.

The Metate Room restaurant at the Far View Lodge, whose soaring windows afford views of all the Four Corner states, serves Native American dishes like blue corn–dusted trout.

At the cozy refurbished 1912 bungalow, you can dine on sesame-crusted ahi or rosemary-lemon-chicken pizzas.