Set at 10,128 feet and just over an hour from Denver, Winter Park is one of the easier ski towns to get to from the front range. This area is very popular with folks that live in the Denver metropolitan area but has now become a four-season vacation destination for travelers near and far. Located in Grand County, there are two main towns that service visitors that find themselves in the accessible ski town: Winter Park and Fraser.
Both towns are quaint and heavily revolved around the two main sources of industry; tourism for visitors and agriculture for locals; and for being a quiet area, there are over 60 dining options. These include an assortment of coffee shops, fine dining establishments, casual offerings, and breweries! Whether you’re in the area for long ski days, snow tubing, white water rafting mountain biking, or spending time in the village participating in summer events, you’ll inevitably be craving some fine Winter Park eats!
Continue to read to learn more about what we recommend when visiting Winter Park!
Coffee Shops and Breakfast:
Goodys Mountain Creperie – Priding itself in “Breakfast — Lunch – Après — Slopeside”, this popular all-day spot is in the Village is not far from the base of the gondola. Known best for its sweet and savory crepes, Goodys Mountain Creperie is a great place to hit on your way to starting your ski day!
Wake N Bacon – Wake N Bacon is best known for its high quality take on classic breakfast and lunch offerings with a bit of personal flare from Wake N Bacon. Boozy cocktails, eggs benny in many forms, and Italian beef sandwiches … say less. Grab some grub and get out on the mountain!
Rollin Street Bakery – Known as Colorados first Chimney Cake shop, Rollin Street Bakery is a unique spot located in Winter Park Colorado. What is a Chimney Cake, you may ask? It is a Hungarian rolled dough style treat,
wrapped in a cylindrical shape and generally stuffed with sweet or savory fillings. This place is amazing, and everyone knows it!
The Perk – Located conveniently next to The Trailhead, a popular gear shop in Winter Park, the Perk is a great spot to stop and grab a cup of coffee if you also need to grab some adventure gear for your Nordic ski, snowshoe or ice axe adventures. With a traditional coffee shop menu and elaborate seasonal offerings, people claim the Perk is some of the best coffee in the valley!
Hernando’s – Known for its signature dollar-bill covered walls and central fireplace located in the dining room, this local pizza spot is a great place to dine in or get takeout from. Whether looking for a pasta dish, a well sought after Greek salad, or an elaborately topped pizza, Hernando’s could be your ticket!
Noble Buck – This gastro brewery is a great spot to grab local brews and enjoy higher-quality food in a casual atmosphere. Noble Buck consistently has twelve rotating tap offerings, a full-service bar, and a tasteful American-fusion menu. Raved about quite often, you should try the Faming Hot Cheetos chicken sandwich, peach stuffed chicken, or the crab stuffed avocado!
Deno’s Mountain Bistro – Claimed to be Winter Parks Original Chop House and Watering Hole, this elevated dining option is in an historic building originally used as a stagecoach stop! If you’re looking for a more upscale option in town, this spot is truly a classic for fine salads, seafood offerings, steaks, fine wines, pub fare, and scotch’s, whiskeys, and wines!
Here is a list of a few more spots to check out in the valley!
- Rocky Mountain Roastery Café
- Waffle Cabin (on mountain)
- Solstice Winter Bistro
- Paellas Bakery and Restaurant
- Pepe Osaka’s Fish Tacos