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Telluride Restaurants- A Local’s Guide to Dining in Town

There is no shortage of adventures to embark on when you visit Telluride. With so much to do and see, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Lucky for you, there are plenty of dining options throughout town that can satisfy any palate. Enjoy a meal at some of the best restaurants in Telluride that are favorites among locals and visitors alike.

Whether you’re planning a family summer vacation or a getaway for two, Exceptional Stays has the perfect vacation rental for you. From spacious family homes to modern condos, our diverse inventory means we have something for everyone. No matter which accommodation you choose, you’ll have a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal and can even book a private chef through our concierge services. However, Telluride’s restaurants offer an incredible scene with restaurants serving up everything from pizza to steak. Take a break from the cooking and visit one of these best Telluride restaurants.

Our Favorite Telluride Restaurants

Cosmopolitan Restaurant

For an upscale experience, dine at Cosmopolitan one of the best restaurants in Telluride. Chef Chad Scothorn is known for using locally sourced ingredients whenever ever possible in his fusion cuisine. This elegant yet simple restaurant is open nightly for dinner and features a range of menu options, like fresh sushi, seared duck breast, and more.

221 South Oak

221 South Oak is the brainchild of chef and owner Eliza Gavin, who appeared on “Top Chef.” This trendy Telluride restaurant is located inside a refurbished historic home, the restaurant is known for dishing up New American cuisine with a unique twice. In addition to beef, poultry, seafood, and game options, there is also a full vegetarian menu. 

Telluride Restaurants - 221 Oak

Brown Dog Pizza

If you’re looking for an incredible pizza, look no further than Brown Dog Pizza. Known for Detroit-style pizza, you’ll find everything range of specialty creations featuring a variety of toppings. The menu includes other options, from subs to pasta or burgers. 

Smuggler Union Brewery & Restaurant

There’s nothing better after a day spent outdoors than a cold beer and delicious food in one of Telluride’s iconic bars & restaurants. Smuggler Union Brewery & Restaurant checks both those boxes. Sip on one of their signature brews while browsing the extensive menu filled with hearty dishes

Treat Yourself to all the Best Telluride Restaurants

At Exceptional Stays, we strive to provide every guest with an exceptional vacation experience. Our variety of vacation rentals throughout the Telluride area means we can accommodate groups of all sizes. Try some of the best restaurants in Telluride before relaxing back at your home away from home. Book directly online when you’re ready to start planning your next visit.

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