Top 13 Restaurants in Winter Park, CO

No matter what time of year you are traveling to Winter Park, there will always be new things to experience and exceptional new restaurants to try. With more than 60 dining establishments, Winter Park has a variety of options, sure to please every member of your group. Without a doubt, no matter what dining experience you seek, you’re sure to find an impressive and delicious option in Winter Park. After you’ve hit the slopes, teared up the trails, shopped till you almost dropped, played in the wilderness, and taken in the best of the best in Winter Park, treat yourself and try one of these great places on our curated list. Because, when it comes to a vacation to remember, it is all about the experiences you have, people that you’re with, and the food that you eat.

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1. Durbar

In Cooper Creek Square, you can find truly delicious and authentic Indian Cuisine. A local’s favorite, Durbar incorporates quality ingredients with authentic Nepalese and Indian recipes. Their team specializes in a homemade menu selection, including appetizers, soup and salad, momos, Tandoori breads, whole wheat breads, rice dishes, Tandoori sizzlers, and a variety of hearty entrees. They also offer a variety of great veggie options for the vegetarian in your group. Note: Durbar is extremely mindful of spice levels, and offer a spectrum of heat to meet every preference in your group. From mild to supersonic, they have it all!

Local’s Tip: Chicken Tikka Masala is a local’s favorite. Also, try the Garlic Cheese Naan, it is amazing!

47 Cooper Creek Way #222
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 363-7081

2. Volario’s

Northern Italian cuisine meets the Western table at Volario’s. Tucked away in the welcoming Vasquez Creek Inn in the heart of Winter Park, Volario’s invites you to enjoy the views of the towering peaks combined with the sounds of the Vasquez Creek. Importing unique flavors from the mountains of Northern Italy to the peaks of the Colorado Rockies, Volario’s presents elevated Italian cuisine in a down-to-earth setting. The chefs specialize in slow-roasted organic meats, rich savory sauces, handmade pasta, fresh-from-the-farm vegetables, and authentic Italian flavors. Enjoy signature dishes, such as Wagyu Beef Lasagna (from the locally raised herd at Devil’s Thumb Ranch) and pair these signature entrees with Italian wine, infused spirits, or house-brewed limoncello. Bon appétit!

Local’s tip: This is the absolute yummiest Italian food in town. Their complimentary bread is amazing, but don’t fill up on bread, they serve locally raised Wagyu Beef, DELISH!

78786 US Hwy 40
Winter Park, Colorado 80482
(970) 722-1199

3. Deno’s

Deno’s Mountain Bistro has been a Winter Park tradition for over 45 years. Voted Best Restaurant in Grand County 2018, 2019, and 2020 & Best of Award Wine Spectator Award 2011-2019 – Their food & wine selection is off the charts! Their chefs boast an exceptional and varied menu featuring fine aged steaks, abundant pastas, fresh seafood, hand tossed pizzas and the best burgers in town. In addition to incredible food, you can enjoy their bar menu, live music, and a variety of beer on tap.

Local’s tip: Enjoy their outdoor patio, and take in the gorgeous Winter Park sunsets!

78911 US Hwy 40
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 726-5332

4. Tabernash Tavern

For a romantic night out, try Tabernash Tavern. A bit further off the beaten path, this tucked away hidden gem boasts some of the best food and wine selection in the region. Located in historic Tabernash, only 10 minutes from Winter Park Resort, Tabernash Tavern offers inspired creations by Chef Alberto Sapien. The menu covers creative delights from around the globe as well as USDA prime-aged beef, nightly specials, and an ever-changing menu. The only consistent item that remains on the menu year-round is their signature Paella, a must-try! The Tabernash Tavern boasts a Wine Spectator award-winning wine menu and carefully selected craft beer selection to accompany the Chef’s creations. The winner of multiple awards, everyone will find something to delight their palette. Offering happy hour seven days a week and live music regularly, no trip to Grand County is complete without enjoying dinner at our intimate restaurant. Reservations highly recommended.

72287 US Hwy 40
Tabernash, CO 80478

(970) 726-4430

5. Fraser Valley Distilling

Looking for a local Colorado distillery in Winter Park? Look no further than Fraser Valley Distilling! This family owned and operated distillery and restaurant is in the heart of downtown Fraser, right off Hwy 40. Enjoy the outdoor patio, complete with heaters and fire pit! They serve much more than world-class spirits, including a seasonal menu, craft cocktails, cocktails to go, flights, flights to go, bottles and more! Best chocolate cake in town but also really fun cocktails and outside seating with outdoor heaters! Fraser Valley Distillery: tremendous liquors all made right there! Food is really just right too. Plus, ask for Barry or Debbie to give you a tour! They love showing off their place and how it all goes over there.

Local’s tip: Try the Gin & Tonic, made with the in-house made tonic, their most popular drink!

410 Zerex Street
Fraser, CO 80442
(970) 363-7792

6. Hernandos

Locally owned and operated since 1967, Hernando’s is a Winter Park town classic! This super fun pizza place is a crowd pleaser, and fun for the whole family. The walls is Hernando’s are lined with dollar bills and you can decorate your own dollar bill and staple it right to the wall! Their from-scratch menu features homemade pizza, gluten free pizza, stromboli, lasagna, spaghetti, ravioli, and a list of decadent desserts. At Hernando’s they are committed to providing a warm, cozy atmosphere with delicious Italian cuisine at affordable prices. Enjoy their full bar and wine list, featuring over 25 selections, sure to please every member of your group. We would recommend making a reservation because the wait does get long!

78199 US Hwy 40
Winter Park, CO 80482

(970) 726-5409

7. Idlewild Distillery

Lift your spirits at Idlewild Distillery! Whether you’re a connoisseur of single malt whiskey, a casual gin drinker, like the fun of rum, or want the versatility of vodka, Idlewild Distillery has something for every member of your group! Ever since Jeff Ruhle opened the restaurant in the summer of 2016, Idlewild Distillery has produced high-quality spirits both for the enjoyment of Winter Park locals and beyond. To get the full experience of a visit to Idlewild Distillery, you’ll want to be sure to try some of the delicious small-plate food on their menu, which includes gluten-free and vegan options. The roasted Brussels sprouts and exquisite truffle fries are a local favorite! Whether you’re looking for a place for après ski, a drink to warm up with, or simply a place to unwind for a little while, Idlewild Distillery Spirits is one of the best places in Winter Park to enjoy a high-quality beverage.

Local’s tip: Their basement style location makes Idlewild feel like a speakeasy. Definitely try the truffle fries and their signature Hibiscus Gin Mule – then take home some canned Moscow Mules to-go!

78737 US Hwy 40 #1000
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 281-5773

8. Wake N’ Bacon

Located on Main Street in Winter Park, Wake N’ Bacon is perfectly situated for grabbing a breakfast burrito on your way to the slopes, or for leisurely having a weekend brunch. Featuring a menu that is entirely made by hand, bakers arrive between 3am and 4am daily to whip up fresh batches of pastries, cookies and treats. Wake N’ Bacon is not only a great place for breakfast, but also for a sit-down, or grab-and-go lunch. This new spot in Winter Park has quickly become a local’s favorite!

Local’s tip: For lunch, try the My Pot Pie or the Hot Hog skillet. You also can’t go wrong with their French Toast or Homemade Donuts!

78415 US Hwy 40 #200E
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 363-7520

9. Fontenot’s

Since 1990, Fontenot’s Fresh Seafood & Grill has been a local’s favorite restaurant in Winter Park. With a Cajun flair, Fontenot’s has built a reputation for high quality seafood, steaks, and original dishes that bring a taste of The Big Easy to Winter Park. Their chefs use the freshest and highest quality ingredients to create their ever-changing menu. Serving crowd-pleasers like their Catch of the Day, Chicken Roulade, Steaks , Southern Chicken Fried Steak, and of course our signature Gumbo, every member of your group is sure to find something they will enjoy.

 

78336 US Hwy 40
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 726-4021

10. Casa Mexico

Owner Chef Esteban Rocha and his wife, Imelda, have been in the restaurant business for 28 years. Casa Mexico has quickly established itself as a place for locals and visitors alike to eat, drink, and relax in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Serving the best Mexican food in Grand County, Chef Esteban Rocha prides himself on only serving the freshest and most delicious authentic ingredients. Everything is made in-house from the homemade chips and salsa, to the fresh, warm tortillas. House specialties include the white jalapeño queso dip, traditional street tacos, pork carnitas, and seafood, as well as unique items such as beef tongue. The complex flavors from the kitchen are complimented with the creative drink menu from the bar. Unwind in the festive atmosphere with the BEST Margarita’s you’ll find anywhere. Great for families and large groups, see Chamber ”hot deals” for discounts!

Local’s tip: At the end of your meal, ask to try the hoof- their house made tequila out of a hoof!

47 Cooper Creek Way
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 726-9674

11. Pepe Osaka’s 

Pepe Osaka’s is bringing unique flavors to Winter Park! Featuring a Japanese-Mexican fusion cuisine, this asian-fusion restaurant is a local’s favorite in Winter Park. While the strip mall location in downtown Winter Park appears modest from the outside, inside the food is incredible. Their menu features delicious Mex-asian fish tacos along with freshly handcrafted margaritas and wide selection of Mexican beers, unique sakes and tequilas. This place is a must visit on any trip to the high country.

78707 US Hwy 40
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 726-7159

12. Randi’s Grill & Pub

At Randi’s Grill & Pub, they strive to follow the “field to fork” mentality – offering local products whenever possible. Morales Farms, located in Granby, seasonally provides all of the spinach, salad greens and fresh herbs on the menu. This, along with all natural Colorado-raised beef, lamb and chicken helps not only lower our environmental footprint but increase the quality of food. The chefs are always seeking innovative ways to serve up Irish and American favorites in new and enticing ways. They have an incredible selection of Colorado and imported brews on tap – where else can you get a slow-poured Guinness served just right or a Bulmer’s cider? Don’t forget that this is a traditional pub – so come during a game, and watch your favorite team with 7 HD LED TV’s! Try Randi’s for a pint, great food & a fun atmosphere!

Local’s tip: Randi’s Burger and the Irish Nachos are a no-miss!

78521 US Hwy 40
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 726-1172

13. Pizza Pedal’r

Local & family-owned mountain style pizza located at the base area in Winter Park. Pizza Pedal’r creates fresh made-to-order pies that’ll satisfy your appetite on and off the mountain! From fresh made pizza dough to homemade San Marzano tomato sauce, the chefs pride themselves on using only locally sourced, high-quality ingredients for familiar favorites to their signature dishes. Grazie!

125 Parry Peak Way
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 726-5944

LOCAL’S PICK: Gravity Haus

Looking for a hip new spot in Winter Park? Gravity Haus is the new local’s favorite hot spot! Gravity Haus boasts a variety of cozy indoor nooks and outdoor gathering spaces to enjoy coffee and small bites in the heart of downtown. Get your remote work done here with their free high-speed wifi or catch up with good friends as you watch the hustle and bustle from their outdoor patio.

78869 US Hwy 40
Winter Park, CO 80482
(970) 557-2340

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