Dining & Nightlife
“Play hard. Eat well.” Say it with us.
Such a special place is destined to draw special people. That list includes some of the country’s most celebrated chefs, many who now call Telluride home. Truth is, you sort of work up an appetite here, and whether you’re looking for a fresh pizza, foie gras, or free-range steak, we’ve got a collection of restaurants that get our mouths watering just talking about them.
Condé Nast readers ranked Telluride in their Top 20 List of Best American Cities for Foodies. And Fodor’s ranked us in the Top 10. Imagine how far up the list we’d be if you took the actual “cities” off that list. We’re also a town known for playing hard, and that doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. In fact, USA Today ranked us Top 5 Ski Resorts for Nightlife. Wander Main Street for some saloon hopping, catch some live music, or tuck into a wine bar and enjoy our friendly, festive atmosphere for yourself.
Many of Telluride's restaurants close for the Spring off-season when the Telluride Ski Resort closes on April 7. Please refer to our off-season dining list to review restaurant options.