The Best Lunch Spots with Outdoor Seating in Telluride

The Best Lunch Spots with Outdoor Seating in Telluride
August 4, 2023 Jordan Verroi

Telluride and Mountain Village have some of the most incredible views around, so why not bask in them while you enjoy a quick lunch? From Italian piazzas to rustic grills, we’ve compiled a list of the best spots to enjoy a delicious meal with a view.

Altezza Patio

1. Altezza

Based out of the Peaks Resort & Spa, Altezza has the best views in Mountain Village hands down. From their beautiful balcony seating, you can see Palmyra and Wilson Peaks, all while enjoying meals made with the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients.

2. Sheridan Chop House

Indulge in an elegant lunch at Sheridan Chop House in Telluride, with prime cuts of steak and fresh seafood served on a refined outdoor terrace. The Chop House is a Telluride classic, and one of the top fine dining restaurants in town.

Black Iron Grill Outdoor Dining Patio Mountain Village

3. Black Iron Grille

Situated in Mountain Village, Black Iron Grille serves Colorado cuisine with a twist, featuring dishes like bison burgers and wild game sausages. Enjoy a gorgeous setting and some of the best food in the Village.

4. The Oak

At the base of the gondola in Telluride, The Oak serves American classics and creative dishes on an inviting patio surrounded by Aspen trees. We can confidently say The Oak offers the best BBQ in Telluride. Don’t skip out on their steak fries or signature homemade hot sauce!

Tomboy Tavern Outdoor Patio Dining in Mountain Village

5. Tomboy Tavern

Located in Mountain Village, Tomboy Tavern is a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike. Offering a casual and relaxed atmosphere, Tomboy Tavern serves up delicious pub-style fare with a wide selection of beers on tap. Their outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy a laid-back lunch with stunning views. They also have a cornhole setup right next to the patio, which is great for entertaining the family while your food is being prepared!

6. Stronghouse

Located in the historic town of Telluride, Stronghouse offers Colorado-inspired dishes like elk sliders and local craft beers on a rustic terrace. They were voted among the Top 5 Brew Pub
in the USA two years in a row (2021 and 2022) by USA Today. If you stop by Stronghouse, you have to get a soft pretzel and their infamous beer boot!

Outdoor Dining Spots in Mountain Village - La Piazza and La Pizzaria Patio

7. La Piazza

Located in Telluride, La Piazza offers Italian classics like wood-fired pizzas and fresh salads in a charming outdoor setting.

8. The Butcher & The Baker

Visit The Butcher & the Baker down at the end of mainstreet. This gourmet market and eatery offers artisan sandwiches and delectable pastries on a cozy, private outdoor patio out back. This is also one of the most popular brunch spots in town! Just be warned – there will probably be a line.

Tracks Cafe & Bar Outdoor Lunch Spot in Mountain Village / Telluride Colorado

9. Tracks Cafe & Bar

For a contemporary dining experience, visit Tracks in Telluride and enjoy globally inspired dishes on their outdoor patio, just steps away from the Gondola. Their menu ranges anywhere from artisan sandwiches to teriyaki rice bowls to ice cream. This restaurant has something for the whole family, any time of the day.

Crazy Elk Pizza Family Friendly Outdoor Dining Spot in Telluride's Mountain Village Colorado

10. Crazy Elk Pizza

Crazy elk is the perfect casual lunch spot located in the core of Mountain Village. Offering pizza, sandwiches, subs, and ice cream, you can’t go wrong with this family friendly pizza joint!


With a range of food options and unbeatable views, Telluride and Mountain Village offer plenty to choose from for you next outdoor lunch adventure. Explore these unique spots and savor the flavors while soaking in the Colorado sunshine.

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