SW Colorado/SE Utah Help Needed
I'm a CO native that has not spent much time in the Four Corners area in quite some time (I lived in Durango in 93-94). I need help finding some good restaurants in the area - specifically Durango, Cortez, Dove Creek, Blanding/Monticello and anywhere around there.
I'll be travelling with my GF who is picky (read: pescetarian), but open minded. We both like New Mexican style cuisine, but somewhere that does good local fish (trout) would be appreciated as well.
Our budget is pretty open - we live in San Francisco and dropping $120 on a meal is kind of the norm for a decent place.
Last time we were in CO we spent two weeks in my home town (Summit County) and, aside from breakfast, we had a hard time finding places we liked.
We are totally willing to travel up to an hour for exceptional places. Thanks for any and all responses!
Blondie's Pub & Grub, 45 E Main, Typical pub food, wannabe biker bar
Main Street Brewery, 21 E Main, good beer, food ok nothing great with new owners! (970)564-9112
Spruce Tree Coffeehouse, 318 E Main, good spot for light lunch and bagels, excellent coffee (970) 565-6789, www.sprucetreecoffeehouse.com
The Silver Bean, 410 W Main, espresso and coffee etc in an old airstream trailer,
Far View Lodge The Metate Dining Room, inside Mesa Verde NP - really good
Pepperheads - 44 West Main Street new, nice space, expensive for what it is, HOT stuff
Stonefish Sushi - 16 W Main St - didn't check this one out. Honestly, you are in the middle of the southwest, no water in sight, not where I want to have fish.
HongKong Chinese 332 W. Main , only IF you have to, (970)5648423
Koko’s Pub 2121 E. Main, next to Holiday Inn Express, standard diner like food. (970) 565-6000
Let it Grow Garden Market – 90 Mildred [just across from Visitor’s Center] nice place for light lunch or coffee, (970) 565-3099
Lotsa Pasta / That'za Pizza just out of town, heading south on 491 – name says it all, ok food and pizza (970)564-9131, www.lotsapastathatzapizza.com
Nero's, 303 W. Main Street, almost foodie worthy Italian (97 0)565-7366, www.subee.com/neros/home.html
Pippo’s Diner 100 W Main St, home cooking in a tiny, diner like space Navajo Tacos are best thing on menu (970) 565-6039
Shiloh Steakhouse, Main Street Cortez, CO 81321
TEQUILA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT good Mexican [not New Mexican] food at reasonable prices 1740 E. Main Street (970)565-6868
Dolores River Brewery – great wood fired pizza and beer to match 100 S. 4th St Dolores (970)882- HOPPS
Ponderosa Restaurant diner like food, 108 S 8th St, Dolores, CO - (970) 882-7910
Not much to chose from:
Absolute Bakery and Café , decent breakfast and lunch 110 S Main, Mancos, CO - (970) 533-1200
Hamburger Haven, something from the 50’s, decent burgers and shakes, onion rings and fries 108 Grand Ave, Mancos, CO - (970) 533-7919
Millwood Junction , only place that serves dinner 101 Railroad Ave, Mancos, CO - (970) 533-7338
BART'S NEW YORK DELI traditional NY eats a bit out of the way, but worth it 939 Hwy. 3, 247-1144.
CHRISTINA'S GRILL & BAR American food, just west of town 21382 Hwy. 160 W., 382-3844.
COSMOPOLITAN $$$$ a branch of the Telluride restaurant, foodie worthy, 919 Main Ave., 259-2898.
CYPRUS CAFÉ Mediterranean, local, seasonal, sustainable food 725 E. Second Ave., 385-6884
DURANGO DOUGHWORKS for breakfast, lunch & good coffee, northern end of town 2411 Main Ave., 247-1610.
EAST BY SOUTHWEST $$$ fusion, southwest meets asian 160 E. College Dr., 247-5533.
GAZPACHO for the closest thing to New Mexican you are going to find here 431 E. Second Ave., 259-9494
GUIDO'S FAVORITE FOODS Authentic Italian trattoria.,[our favorite Italian, closest to NY Italian other than my house] excellent take –out, gelato, groceries too 1201 Main Ave., 259-5028.
THE HAMILTON CHOP HOUSE $$$$another foodie worthy place with gorgeous views, north of town, heading towards ski area Glacier Club at Tamarron, 40290 Hwy. 550, 259-6636.
THE KENNEBEC Café, west of town, on the way to Mesa Verde NP- our favorite place to eat; Mediterranean and American Hwy 160 west, Hesperus,.
MAMA'S BOY ITALIAN RISTORANTE decent Italian and Pizza, northern end of town, reasonable prices 2659 Main Ave247-0060; 32225
MUTU'S ITALIAN KITCHEN$$$ Very good Italian 701 E. Second Ave., 375-2701.
NATURE'S OASIS for shopping and take out [local version of Whole Foods] 300 S. Camino del Rio, 247-1988.
ORE HOUSE steaks, very good $$$ 147 E. College Dr
SEASONS ROTISSERIE & GRILL modern American , pretty space, outdoor dining 764 Main Ave., 382-9790.
SERIOUS TEXAS BAR-B-Q 2 locations at each end of town, pretty decent BBQ 3535 N. Main Ave., 247-2240; 650B S. Camino del Rio, 259-9507.
SKA BREWING good beer and small menu of Mexican food, great fish tacos Bodo Park location 225 Girard, in BODO industrial area off 550.
STEAMWORKS BREWING CO excellent beer and good brewery food, crab boil is fun. 801 E. Second Ave., 259-9200.
TEQUILA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT good Mexican [not New Mexican] food at reasonable prices 948 Main Ave., 259-7655.