Top New Downtown Winter Park Eats & Drinks
Are you hungry? Are you thirsty? Are the kids ready for a treat?
Here are some newly opened restaurants, cafes, a market, an ice cream stand, and even a food truck, all ready to satisfy those cravings. Try one—or visit them all—you will not be disappointed in these delightful places that are focused on serving up what they do best!
Alley Bar, the après-ski/ evening menu side of Opa! Charlie’s Gyros
78415 US Highway 40 (next to the Conoco Gas station in Downtown Winter Park).
Opa! Charlie’s Gyros, a favorite gathering spot for Greek cuisine, in downtown Winter Park, has recently expanded their hours to open The Alley Bar for late afternoon and evening apres bites and drinks. The night menu boasts sliders, $3 lemon-drop shots, and other fun pub grub, to appreciate as you relax to the sounds of live music.
Opa! Charlie’s Gyros’ regular hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 11 AM to 3 PM. The Alley Bar extended hours are offered: Thursday—11 AM to 8 PM, and Friday & Saturday—11 AM to 9 PM. Free parking, casual, good for kids, full bar.
Durbar Nepalese & Indian Bistro
47 Cooper Creek Way, Downtown Winter Park (second floor of Cooper Creek Square)
Known for its hospitality and lovely interior, this fine, but affordable, restaurant specializes in curry, momos, mixed grill, biryani, and other gastronomic delights from the Himalayan region. Happy hour every day, 2:30 PM to 5 PM
Open daily, 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM. Free parking garage available. Good for groups, family friendly, take-out available.
Fireside Market & Eatery
78337 US Highway 40, in central town of Winter Park.
With a soup bar, salad bar, fresh sushi, delicious bakery temptations, ready-to-eat Mexican grill entrees, hot pizza, ice cream counter and Stubborn Soda on tap; Fireside Market is a cut above your ordinary grocery store.
Whether you are shopping for high quality cuts of meat, crisp produce, or just want to pick up a ready-made flavorsome meal, this market is a one-stop shop for all your culinary needs. Open daily: 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Free underground parking plus bike parking available, kid friendly.
78977 US Highway 40, downtown Winter Park (at first traffic light entering town from the East).
This cozy coffee cottage will draw you in with its light, inviting interior and comfortable furnishings, making it an easy place to linger. Community is integral to the company’s mission, whether you are in Grand County for a day or a decade, this is great place to gather and sip—espresso, teas, or coffee drinks, while nibbling a perfect cinnamon roll. They also serve hot chocolate, chai, and lactose-free options.
Open Sunday through Thursday 7 AM to 6 PM; Friday & Saturday 7 AM to 7 PM. Free WiFi access with beverage purchase. Dogs allowed, outdoor seating available, street and private lot parking.
Charlies’ Frozen Treat Shop
78966 US Highway 40 (in the Viking Lodge and Ski Shop)
Phone: 970-531-4656, 78966
Another stop in downtown Winter Park that you really don’t want to miss! It’s never too cold to indulge in the perfection of great ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, and gelato. Serving up sweet frozen treats with a wide variety of toppings four days a week.
Thursdays from 12 Noon – 8 PM, Friday & Saturday from 12 Noon – 9 PM, Sundays from 12 Noon – 8 PM. Take-out, bike parking, private lot parking, kid-friendly, dog-friendly, free WiFi, military discount.
Stuffed – Fraser Food Truck
76827 US Highway 40, Fraser (in the parking lot of Rocky Mountain Moonshine Liquors, or across the highway by Ski Broker)
This Fraser based food truck serves up fresh and flavorful runsas (aka German bierocks)—a savory yeast dough pocket-sandwiches with a variety of delicious fillings that are certain to satisfy a hearty appetite.
Open for breakfast and lunch from Wednesdays through Sundays, from 8 AM – 2 PM (though hours may vary).
And there you have it, our top new establishments welcoming you in the town of Winter Park—or a bit west, in Fraser, Colorado. Tune in next week for our shiny new welcome mats in Winter Park Resort!
–January 2018—by Anne-Marie & Larry