Choosing a restaurant is highly subjective, since everyone likes something different; our best advice is to check out the dining scene in Glenwood Springs for yourself. But in case you need some guidance, here’s a quick glance on where to go and what to order.
Essential restaurants in Glenwood Springs
Some of the most delicious Glenwood Springs eating experiences are clustered together in downtown, along Seventh St.—what locals call Restaurant Row. Here you’ll find The Pullman, owned by chef Mark Fischer; it’s an upscale yet casual eatery featuring simple food that’s been reimagined. Try: the pierogis.
Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse is a consistent winner of the Locals’ Choice Awards; be sure to check out their daily specials. Try: the ribeye.
The co-owners of the Riviera Supper Club & Piano Bar, Chef Travis Owen and Broadway music man Jonathan Gorst team up to give patrons a combo of fine dining and top-notch entertainment. Try: devils on horseback.
CO Ranch House has a western-inspired vibe and serves locally-sourced beef, Rocky Mountain Trout and wild game dishes. Try: the duck wings.
Look for the red door of Brava Modern Trattoria, a local favorite for modern, creative Italian cuisine. Try: the primo corso.
Rivers Restaurant, a little farther afield, overlooks the Roaring Fork River. Highlights include steak, fish and pasta dishes. Try: the trout pâté.
More mouth-watering options
The Grind: custom-made burgers
Italian Underground: lasagna
Lost Cajun: beignets
Slope & Hatch: all the tacos
Smoke Modern BBQ: shrimp & sausage mac & cheese
Restaurants in historic settings
Glenwood Springs also has two historic hotels that happen to be foodie destinations.
- For a romantic dinner, settle in at Barron’s at the Hotel Colorado. Try: the ricotta & pistachio cake.
- Across the river, on the ground floor of the Hotel Denver is the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub, a family-friendly neighborhood hub. Try: the wings with sriracha sauce.
- Snapping a photo of the neon gun above the Doc Holliday Tavern is a classic Glenwood Springs image, but step inside for a true western experience. Try: the Rocky Mountain oysters.
Where to eat pizza in Glenwood Springs
When you’re craving a slice, you’ve got plenty of options and toppings from which to choose. For a crazy good pizza served alongside juke box tunes, head to Rocky Mtn. Pizza Co. For New York style try Peppino’s and Russo’s. For a New Jersey and Chicago style twist, choose Uncle Pizza.
Where to drink beer in Glenwood Springs
If you’re a beer aficionado, Glenwood Springs is home to award-winning Colorado suds. Glenwood Canyon Brewery is a frequent top finisher at the Great American Beer Festival and Beer World Cup. Try: the beer sampler. Another Glenwood Springs accolade-heavy brewery is Casey Brewing & Blending, specializing in sour beers. Tasting sessions sell out fast, book online. Try: their Fruit Stand series.
For Asian flavors go to Zheng Asian Bistro for Atomic Shrimp, Masala & Curry for Tikka Masala with lamb, Kanpai Sushi for all you can eat sushi on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and Kedai for the Bento Box sampler. Mexican food always satisfies, especially when paired with a margarita; try any of these south-of-the-border establishments for authentic Mexican cuisine in Glenwood Springs.
Who’s hungry? Let’s eat in Glenwood Springs!
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