Dining Out near Winter Park

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Dining Out near Winter Park, Colorado

Dining in Winter Park, Colorado

Some may think that Winter Park’s size could mean a lack in cuisine, but with over 60 restaurants, Winter Park has something to appease every palate. Whether you are looking to score some bar seats for happy hour or enjoy a romantic dining experience, there are plenty of delicious options in and around town.


The ‘Most Important Meal of the Day’ should not be missed when heading out for a full day of adventure in Colorado’s Favorite Playground. Many of our local bakeries can start your day with freshly baked bread, homemade hollandaise and some sweeter treats too. Mountain Grind Coffee & Bistro says, “We think you should know your food. That's why we make our own sausage and chorizo free of nitrates and chemicals. We bake the bread. We know the farmers who raise the organic chicken you eat. We raise a few greens of our own. We know the roasters who blend our organic coffee. We buy local, we recycle, we care.”


You will certainly need to refuel if you hit the slopes or trails hard in the morning! Grab a bite at one of our 7 Deli/ Sandwich shops or perhaps just a snack and afternoon pick-me-up at one of the local coffee houses!  If you came to Colorado craving Green Chilis, be sure to stop in The Ditch on 40 for delicious homemade New Mexican food featuring Hatch Red and Green Chili. Bistro 28 @ Pole Creek offers modern Colorado cuisine with world influences in one of Grand Counties most spectacular settings located just outside of Winter Park on the Pole Creek Golf Course, one of the best places to catch a Grand County Sunset!

Happy Hour

Happy Hour, or ‘Après Ski’ as we like to call it, is nearly mandatory after a day on the slopes. You will certainly run into locals at some of the area Happy Hour hot spots that will be sharing stories of their ski day! Deno's Mountain Bistro has been a Winter Park tradition for over 40 years and is a local favorite for their extensive Happy Hour menu! The Winter Park Winery offers Happy Hour in Fraser on Friday and Saturday 6:00 to 9:00, enjoy 2 for 1 glasses of wine. Locally crushed, bottled and aged at 9,000ft in Fraser, Colorado! And the happiness continues, Tabernash Tavern in a must stop with daily happy hours that include not just drinks but apps to die for, you don't want to miss out! For all the Local Happy Hours, Click Here!


There is every type of cuisine to choose from for dinner, whether your tastes are for Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Asian-fusion, you name it, we’ve got it near Winter Park! In fact, at Casa Mexico in Cooper Creek Square claim its, “Mexican Food so Authentic you may leave speaking Spanish.” Find ‘Cajun American’ style food at Fontenot’s Seafood & Grill and  Asian-Fusion at Pepe Osaka's Fish Taco Tequila Bar & Grill!

Devil’s Thumb Ranch, located in Tabernash just outside of Winter Park has a couple different restaurants on their grounds, Heck’s & Ranch House, as well as, their sister restaurant located in downtown Winter Park, Volario’s. Devil’s Thumb just recently named Joshua Bettis as its new executive chef who brings 18 years of award-winning hotel, restaurant and resort culinary experience to the Winter Park area!

Depending on your style, there is an atmosphere for you at one of our local eateries. If you are looking for a relaxed mountain pub or a fine dining establishment, there is something for every taste in town.

Late Night

Sometimes we get carried away with all the fun things there are to do in the Winter Park area and need a late night fix. Check out Leo’s Kitchen, which offers a late night Happy Hour from 10pm-12am with deals on drinks and food service until midnight! Also, The Spot Grill serves directly into Ullrs Tavern for a fun, beer garden vibe with Panini Pressed Grilled Cheese Sandwiches as their specialty, served until 1:45am! Ullrs Tavern has a full bar to compliment the food and to ensure a good time with live music and billiards.

For a List of all Restaurants in the area, Click Here and Eat Up! Take a look at our Event Calendar to see what fun events we have coming up!