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Best brunch in telluride DEFAULT

221 South Oak is open for the summer season. 221 South Oak features heated outdoor patio and indoor dining. Now is the time to make reservations as we are filling up our bookings for the summer. We are also serving our infamous brunch every Sunday. To make a reservation, you can call 970.708.1437 or use Open Table. Please be noted, our restaurant is following the social distancing and safety guidelines set by the state of Colorado.

The schedule for Eliza’s Wine and Delectable Pairing classes are Thursdays (unless noted otherwise) from 11AM to 2PM on 10/7 (Vegan). Learn how to cook appetizers, finger foods and canapes and pair them with wine. The classes feature a minimum of 14 dishes and 10 wines—usually it’s quite a bit more. The fee for the class is $200 per student. Click here for a photos of Eliza’s appetizer class. Please email Eliza at [email protected] to sign up for this course. Eliza is open to private classes and requests for classes not listed here.

The current featured artist for 221 South Oak is Marshall Noice. If you are interested in knowing more about the artist and his work please go to his Telluride gallery’s website


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We are back open for the Summer season with fresh floors, new flow, and indoor dining! Big thanks to all of you for supporting us this winter, and for respecting the ever-changing landscape of restaurant dining. We ask that you continue to help us follow COVID rules and regulations to keep the B&B thriving. Here's what we've got so far!

Limited Indoor Dining - We are excited to share that tables are back inside the B&B! In order to comply with COVID protocol, please do not move any chairs or tables throughout the restaurant. There is also plenty of outdoor dining space, as well as carry-out :)

Order In-Person, Online or By Phone - Come in & wait in line (physically-distanced of course), order online above or call us to place your order - whatever system works best for you!

Outdoor Dining Areas - We have plenty of spacious outdoor seating along the side of the restaurant as well as out back! We will also be adding a parklet out front of the restaurant to create more space for outdoor dining :)

Menu Updates - Stay tuned for new items in breakfast, lunch & dinner, and cocktails too as we update menus for the Summer Season!

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221 South Oak

A modern bistro, warm and inviting with diverse New American fare, an extensive vegetarian menu, and a broad wine list. Owner and author of three cookbooks, Chef Eliza’s cuisine is an eclectic blend of flavors and styles. 221 South Oak, Telluride 970.728.9507

Aemono Fine Foods

Deli, Burgers, Pizza, Take-Out, Catering 156 Society Drive, Unit A, Lawson Hill 970.728.2085 

The Alpinist & The Goat

Enjoy an intimate and uniquely alpine experience with fondue and raclette or come for dessert and a handcrafted cocktail made with house made liqueurs. 204 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5028

Baked In Telluride

This bakery, eatery, and pizza place is a Telluride institution. Grab a breakfast bagel, burrito or savory croissant in the morning, or a generous deli sandwich for lunch. Dinner specials nightly and a baked goods display case to die for! 127 South Fir, Telluride 970.728.4775

Brown Dog Pizza

Winner of several international pizza competitions—you simply must try their famous square Detroit style pizza. This family friendly sports themed restaurant offers American fare, 16 craft beers on tap and classic American and gluten free pies too. 110 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8046

The Butcher & The Baker Café

Gourmet Deli, Bakery, Take-Out. This hip option for housemade baked goods, sandwiches and breakfast plates also serves local brews and cocktails. 201 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2899


Located on the La Cocina de Luz Patio, Caravan offers delicious organic smoothies and Middle Eastern fare—from falafel to shish-kebab, featuring may vegan and gluten-free menu items. 123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.5611

Chocolate Shop by Telluride Truffle

Dedicated to offering the freshest, purest most flavorful treats available, enjoy chocolate, ice cream, pastries, and the famous Telluride Truffles, made with organic Colorado cream, Belgian couverture and no preservatives or waxes! 110 North Fir, Telluride 970.728.9565


Artisan Bakery, Deli 168 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.369.1116

Clark’s Market

Made-to-Order Food, Full Deli 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.3124

Coffee Cowboy Coffee

Baked Goods, Smoothies 123 East Colorado, Telluride

Cornerhouse Grille

Located in an historic house, this relaxed bar and grill with an outdoor deck offers American comfort food—great sandwiches and burgers, 11 HD TVs, a kid’s menu, daily food and drink specials and breakfast on the weekends. 131 North Fir, Telluride 970.728.6207 


Celebrating 25 years, contemporary and elegant, “Cosmo” is the perfect place to enjoy impeccable service and globally inspired New American fare. Nationally recognized Owner/Chef Chad Scothorn continues his quest to elevate his patron’s dining experience. 300 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.1292


Casual Mexican 226 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8399

Floradora Saloon

Casual American 103 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.8884

Ghost Town

Coffee, Tea, Smoothies and organic groceries 210 West Colorado, Telluride 970.300.4334

High Alpine Coffee Bar Coffee

Baked Goods 224 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4504

High Pie Pizzeria & Tap Room

Organic. Handcrafted. Local. This family friendly sports bar, pizzeria and tap room boasts 24 microbrews on tap. Featuring foosball, darts, and retro arcade games for the young and young at heart! 100 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2978

La Cocina de Luz

Wholesome, handmade dishes in the Mexican tradition. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring fresh squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, a fresh salsa bar and many vegetarian, vegan and gluten free menu items. 123 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9355

La Marmotte

Contemporary and refined French dining. A Telluride tradition for over 30 years! Located inside a quaint 19th century icehouse with outdoor patio and daily happy hour. 150 West San Juan, Telluride 970.728.6232

Last Dollar Saloon

Cocktails 100 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4800

Liberty Bar

Cocktails, night life and live music venue 121 S. Fir St, Telluride 970.728.2942


Farm-fresh delicatessen 219 W. Pacific Ave, Telluride 970.728.7020

The Market at Telluride

Market offering fresh groceries and spirits delivered to your home. 157 South Fir (Pacific and Fir) 970.728.6500

The National

Telluride’s newest fine dining restaurant is an elevated gathering place that offers unconventional yet approachable dining experiences. The menu changes seasonally and is often graced with duck breast, seared scallops, lamb, beef tenderloin and more. 100 West Colorado, Unit B Telluride 970.728.1063

New Sheridan Bar

Cocktails, Pool Hall 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4351

New Sheridan Chop House & Wine Bar

This steakhouse in the iconic New Sheridan Hotel on Main Street offers high-end filet, mountain game and seafood in a sophisticated atmosphere. Also serving brunch from 9am—2pm. Enjoy a delicious meal in an historic setting. 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100

New Sheridan Parlor Café

Wine Bar, Cocktails 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100

Oak, The New Fat Alley

For over 25 years this is this is the spot for BBQ, southern style cuisine and hospitality. You’ll want to take home a bottle of our signature Fat Alley Hot Sauce! Located at the base of Chair 8 and the Gondola, with plenty of outdoor seating,250 San Juan Ave, Oak Street Gondola Plaza, Telluride 970.728.3985

O’Bannon’s Irish Pub at Fly Me to the Moon Saloon

Live Music, Cocktails 136 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4100

Over the Moon

Gourmet Cheese & Wine 200 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.2079


Telluride’s only full sushi bar with traditional Japanese dishes as well modern Asian cuisine with character. Pescado features is “Indian Night” every Wednesday –do not miss your weekly opportunity to enjoy authentic Indian food in downtown Telluride! 115 West Colorado, Telluride 970.239.6025

The Phoenix Bean

Espresso, Sandwiches, Small Plates, Wine 221 West Colorado, Telluride

Red Dirt Studio Gallery & Buckel Family Wine Tasting Room

201 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride 970.729-2869

The Roof

Telluride's only rooftop bar. Enjoy 360-degree views with specialty drinks and tapas in the heart of town. Located atop the New Sheridan 231 West Colorado, Telluride 970.728.9100

Rustico Ristorante

Traditional Italian 114 East Colorado, Telluride 970.728.4046

Show Bar at The Sheridan Opera House

110 N Oak, Telluride 970.728.6363


Employing an artisanal approach to Thai cooking, Siam serves up authentic Thai dishes as well as fusion cuisine that draws on tastes from around the world. You’ll taste the passion in every dish. Most dishes can be prepared gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan. 200 South Davis, Telluride 970.728.6886 


A 1950's American lounge 225 S Pine St., Telluride 970.728.5618

Smugglers Union Restaurant & Brewery

Casual American, brewpub 225 South Pine, Telluride 970.728.5620

Steamies Burger Bar

Elevated casual cuisine featuring local, organic ingredients and clean cooking methods in a contemporary family friendly setting. Come by late night for a ‘Comfort Cup’ or a ‘Snackin’ Basket,’ featuring fun cocktails, milkshakes, cones, and desserts. 300 West Colorado, Telluride 844.THE.BUNS

Telluride Brewing Company

Locally Brewed Beer 156 Society Drive, Lawson Hill 970.728.5094

Telluride Coffee Roasters

Coffee shop and roaster. 164C Society Drive, Telluride 970.369.0060

Telluride Truffle

Artisan Chocolatier, using organic Colorado cream, Belgian couverture and no preservatives or waxes. A perfect solution to your problem-free gift giving. Specializing in corporate gift giving and special events. 110 North Fir, Telluride Lawson Hill - 3 miles from town 970.728.9565


Signature Cocktails, Appetizers 627 West Pacific, Telluride 970.728.1213

The Tunnel

A speakeasy with creative prix fixe dining 700 West Colorado, Telluride 970.708.FOOD (3663)

The West End Bistro at Hotel Telluride

Casual American, Cocktails 199 Cornet Street, Telluride 970.369.1188

Wine Mine at Pacific Street Liquors

Beer, Wine, Spirits 220 South Davis, Telluride 970.728.9463

The Wok of Joy

Asian, Thai 970.7080149 200 W. Colorado Ave. 970.708.0149

Wood Ear Whiskey Lounge & Noodle Bar

Inspired Asian Smokehouse. Texas smokehouse classics meet Asian cuisine at this whiskey centric cocktail bar. Located in the historic Roma Building, with street level patio seating. The 135 East Colorado, Telluride 970.852.0469

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Cap a thrilling day on the mountain with an intimate ending at Timber Room with a loved one or small group of friends. Toast to the moment with expertly crafted whiskey-forward cocktails and our extensive champagne selection around a warming fireplace or the commanding bar. When it’s time to dine, elevated small plates meant for sharing have a touch of Old World flair, whether it’s Devilish Eggs with shaved black truffle or a Timber Room baked potato topped with crème fraîche and Russian osetra caviar. Sophisticated, yet always approachable modern mountain dishes range from line-caught wild salmon with lemon caper butter to Rocky Mountain elk loin with local huckleberry jus.

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Have your beverage prepared just the way you like it at the only Starbucks in Telluride. Starbucks works directly with farmers to develop responsible growing methods and invests in their communities to ensure a sustainable supply of quality coffee.

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When you crave a night unlike any other, our chef will craft a menu personalized for your special occasion. It will unfold in your room or suite in an atmosphere of understated romance—created for you two and for one unforgettable moment in time.

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Get a richer understanding of the flavors of the Rockies by joining our locally-inspired culinary events, classes, and tastings.

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CelebrateEven Butch Cassidy Can't Steal Our 4 Diamond Ranking

Each year, AAA announces all hotels and restaurants across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean that received the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the previous year. What an honor to be among the ranking and to receive our first 4-Diamond rating! Telluride is a town of great history, character and lore. It is where Butch Cassidy robbed his first bank and was the first city lit by Nikola Tesla’s method of alternating current electric power. More recently Telluride has been recognized as one of the best ski destinations in the U.S. and the world.

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Top Telluride Restaurants: 9 Places to Satisfy Your Craving

Although this top ski town is tucked inside a canyon in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, it packs a big punch with its raved-about dining scene. So much so, Telluride was named in the top 20 Best American Cities for Foodies by Conde Nast Traveler. With more than 50 restaurants, Telluride has a spot to satisfy cravings for quick snacks or sit-down meal. Ready to dig in? Check out the top Telluride restaurants.

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Breakfast: Baked in Telluride

Baked in Telluride ranks as a top pizza restaurant, however many know it as a hot spot for sweet treats and breakfast. As the name suggests, Baked in Telluride features fresh-baked goodies made by local Jerry Greene, who has served Telluride food lovers for more than 40 years.

For breakfast, visitors have a huge selection of fresh donuts, bagels and specialty sandwiches. Before heading out on the slopes, order a breakfast croissant with ham, bacon or turkey, and eggs. Those really hungry should bite into the potato and egg burrito. If breakfast isn’t an option, don’t worry. Baked in Telluride stays open until 10 p.m., and serves daily down-home favorites for dinner.

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View: Allred’s Restaurant

Dine with a view at Allred’s Restaurant. This signature Telluride restaurant sits at the top of the gondola with window seating that overlooks the town. Open for dinner only, Allred’s serves seafood, elk, beef, lamb and several more selections. The restaurant also sources many ingredients from Colorado, infusing local flavors that showcase contemporary American themes. Popular choices include juniper-bourbon marinated elk strip, Colorado rack of lamb and all-natural roasted chicken.

Not only does Allred’s rank as among the top Telluride restaurants, but it also provides a great place to watch the sunset. Both the bar and dining room offer seating near windows, and availability is first-come, first-served.

Upscale: Chop House Restaurant

Located in New Sheridan Hotel and only open during summer and fall, Chop House Restaurant serves breakfast lunch and dinner. This upscale restaurant sits directly off the hotel lobby and has seating indoors and outside.

Chop House offers a large menu but specializes in Western-aged beef and bison. For dinner, try Rocky Mountain elk short loin, Chop House steak burger, or from ribeye, strip and porterhouse steaks.

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Burger: Steamies Burger Bar

Head to Main Street to try a spin on an American favorite, the hamburger. Steamies Burger Bar – a contemporary burger restaurant in Telluride – serves juicy stacks that have been steamed rather than fried, grilled or charbroiled. This spin creates a healthier burger option without losing the flavor.

Diners will find the signature Steamie, spicy zonie, vegetarian ‘bello and gobbler made with turkey. In addition, Steamies also serves sandwich melts, chicken dishes and hot dogs. They even have a full breakfast menu, too.

Pizza: Brown Dog Pizza

Who doesn’t enjoy a big slice of pizza? Award-winning Brown Dog Pizza serves just that and more Italian favorites. For pizza, select American classic rounds, Chicago deep dish, Detroit square style and gluten-free Roman style. The pizza is so good, it won first place at the 2015 Pizza World Championships in Parma, Italy.

Diners looking for something extra have a selection of salads, pastas, burgers, subs and wraps. To ensure the freshest flavors, all pastas and breads are made in-house. Don’t forget to pair the meal with a glass of wine or beer.

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Nightlife: Smugglers Brew Pub

For over 20 years, Smugglers Brew Pub has delighted skiers and night owls. This restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients in dishes, sauces, cocktails and dressings. Open in winter from noon to 9 p.m., Smugglers serves traditional pub food, such as burgers, sandwiches, seafood, pasta and other entrees. To fill up, try BBQ rib sliders, jumbo hot wings, white truffle burger or filet mignon.

In addition to food, visitors also enjoy treats from the brewery or bar. All brews and drinks are made to reflect Colorado culture and celebrate flavors from around the world.

Thai: Siam

Among the best Telluride restaurants is family-owned and -operated Siam, which specializes in Thai food. Every dish is made from scratch, to order with recipes uniting international flavors. The restaurant employees are native Thai chefs who use local ingredients to create signature dishes.

Siam House specialties include a main ingredient coupled with a stir fry selection, so guests create their own dishes. One option is the high-wire ranch elk and Siam stir fry. Guests can also select from hand rolls, lettuce wraps and soups.

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French: 221 South Oak

This favorite Telluride restaurant serves French-inspired dishes in an upscale atmosphere. 221 South Oak sits inside a refurbished historic home with traditional seating and intimate areas. With a focus on fresh ingredients, guests find a large selection of dinner options, including salads, seafood, beef, poultry and bison.

For the main course, try Rocky Mountain trout, elk t-bone, smoked wild boar tenderloin or maple leaf duck breast. Looking for something lighter? 221 South Oak also offers a full vegetarian-friendly menu. Try tofu cooked different ways, or order one of the rich vegetarian dishes, such as roasted beets with spaghetti squash or cauliflower steak with asparagus.

Mexican: La Cocina de Luz

Find both Mexican and southwestern dishes at La Cocina de Luz. Open year-round for breakfast, lunch and dinner, La Cocina de Luz serves traditional favorites with local ingredients. For breakfast, visitors enjoy burritos, omelets and egg specialties, which pair well with a glass of organic juice. The lunch and dinner menu features tacos, burritos, combination plates, enchiladas and other traditional dishes.

If there’s room, savor handmade organic ice cream. Flavors cater to most diets and include vegan and sugar-free options. Popular choices are: vegan chocolate almond, strawberry jam, cafe con leche, salted caramel and banana chocolate pecan.

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