Ouray County is not home to any restaurant chains or franchises. Small, independent restaurateurs developed the cuisine and dining concepts from years of experience and loads of hard work. Local chefs develop their own menus and so dining in Ouray is a very new experience for many. Please know that Ouray Colorado dishes up some divine culinary options should you desire some perfect vacation getaway at an affordable price. The following list outlines some of the restaurants in Ouray and we recommend these choices wholeheartedly.
Select Ouray Restaurants
Buen Tiempo – They serve the best Mexican food and margaritas this side of Santa Fe! Entrees include such items as Carne Adovada, Camarones (spicy grilled shrimp), Carne Asada, Chile Rellenos, Spinach Enchiladas with Blue Corn Tortillas, Vegetarian Quesadilla, Fajitas and Huevos Rancheros.
Bon Ton – A delicious and intimate dining choice where you can experience upscale casual dining with an Italian flair, serving prime Angus steaks, fresh seafood and pasta, complemented by a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, and Martini bar.
Goldbelt Bar and Grill – Classic American fare including sandwiches, salads and pizza. The new ownership of the Goldbelt make their homemade pizza dough and marinara sauce daily. The french fries are handcut in-house and made fresh daily. There is ample outdoor seating for those bright, sunny winter days and all summer long. The Goldbelt Bar and Grill has domestic and microbrew beer on-tap, a large selection of beers in bottles and many assorted wines.
O’Briens Pub – Offering homemade Irish-American cuisine and a full bar, including Guinness on tap, as well as an assortment of microbrews. The menu includes Irish Eggrolls, Scottish Eggs, Guiness Stew, Fish & Chips and other Irish specialties.
Ouray Brewery – The Ouray Brewery has three levels — with fine food and outstanding craft brews offered on each floor. Level one houses the kitchen and intimate pub. Level two offers the main dining area and brewery. And level three boasts the only rooftop patio in the “Switzerland of America” — Ouray, Colorado. The menu includes gluten free specialties too as well as some variations to typical pub grub!
Outlaw – The Outlaw has a complete menu of aged steaks, prime rib, crab, lobster, vegetarian options and kids menu. The Outlaw has the perfect wine list too. Voted best steaks in Ouray county. On the weekends in winter and nightly in the summer, enjoy the saloon piano playing for a great evening of fun.
You can also enjoy one of the three breweries in Ouray County. If your road trip takes on a larger scale, be sure to utilize the SW Colorado Brewery Tour to scout out the latest and greatest local breweries and pubs.