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Off Season Dining Options in Telluride and Mountain Village

Ahhh, off season: The leaves have fallen. The Gondola has stopped. Early mornings are frosty. Snow is in the air, if not on the ground, and Town is more mellow as a bunch of local businesses hang out the “closed” sign while their owners take a breather or head to sunnier climes.

You still have to eat, though, right? Well, here are restaurants in Telluride and Mountain Village  that are open and ready to feed you in off season. 


The Alpinist and the Goat is open, but with modified hours, while Cosmo is open Wednesday to Sunday serving up off season specials like 1/2 price sushi on their take out menu or dine in a private dining room. Carry out will be very easy once Cosmo’s drive through is open in the next few weeks.

Thankfully, Brown Dog and High Pie are open all of off-season for anyone looking for a pizza fix.

Caffeine enthusiasts will be happy to know that Coffee Cowboy, High Alpine Coffee and Ghost Town are open as normal.

The Cornerhouse is open with modified hours and Floradora is open, except for Tuesdays.

Pescado is open Wednesdays and Fridays for takeout only and Rustico is open every day except Mondays.

Off-season fixtures like La Cocina de Luz, Smugglers and Steamies are open throughout.

For a cocktail, mocktail or just a nice chat with your favorite bartender, the Buck is open as usual and the Liberty is open Wednesday to Sunday. There is also open with limited seating inside and a carry-out menu.

Need a treat? Baked in Telluride is open every day but Tuesday, while the Butcher and the Baker is open except from Nov. 22-28 and Telluride Truffle is open with modified hours.

In Lawson Hill Aemono is open  but will close from Nov. 23-Dec. 15.

And, there’s a bunch of establishments where you will need to call or check online to see what their off-season arrangements are, including Cindy Bread, Esperanza’s, La Marmotte, Oak, Telluride Bistro, the Tunnel and Wood Ear.


Several of Mountain Village's restaurants and hotels including Bear Creek LodgeMountain Lodge and The Peaks  will remain open through the fall.

The Mountain Village Common Consumption Area allows for the consumption of alcohol from approved establishments throughout much of the Mountain Village Center (including Sunset Plaza, Heritage Plaza and now Village Pond Plaza) noon-9 p.m. daily.

The following Mountain Village restaurants are open:

Altezza at The Peaks offers casual mountain dining with regionally-sourced ingredients and sweeping panoramic views of Mt. Wilson. Altezza will be open daily for dinner 5-9 p.m.

The Pick offers customized, hand-rolled, gourmet burritos and bowls for guests and adventurers who are looking for a hearty, delicious, quick breakfast or lunch. Open for breakfast and lunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Adjacent to Sunset Plaza, Poachers Pub is the perfect place to grab a drink to along with a dish off its classic pub inspired menu. Open Sunday-Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Shake n Dog Grub Shack offers high-quality hot dogs, milkshakes, salads, wraps and snacks made to order, fairly priced and served quickly with a smile. They are open daily 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Telluride Coffee Company offers gourmet coffee and espresso, alcoholic beverages, made-to-order breakfast and baked pastries to get your day started. They will be open Monday-Friday 8 am.-5 p.m.

The Telluride Distilling Company Tasting Room will be open this fall shoulder season daily 2-8 p.m. with extended hours on Sundays during the fall 11 a.m.-8 p.m. for Sunday football!

Tomboy Tavern will remain open daily this fall from 4-5 p.m. bar and appetizers and for dinner 5-9 p.m. Check out their new and improved dinner menu.

Tracks will be open Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. serving tasty food and drinks that can be enjoyed in the Common Consumption Area.

The gondola is now closed for the off season until November 20.