Mountain-Town Meals: Restaurants in Winter Park Worth Exploring

A group of people sitting at the bar at Hernandos Pizza and Pasta Pub restaurant in Winter Park.

Winter Park, Colorado is a town not only known for its powdery slopes and next-level mountain biking – it also offers some of the best dining in the region. Whether you’re settling in for an après-ski dinner and drink or grabbing a meal after trekking wildflower-lined trails on a warm summer day, these restaurants in Winter Park will not disappoint.

Restaurants in Winter Park, CO

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Deno’s Mountain Bistro

Deno’s Mountain Bistro has been a Winter Park staple for decades. The building was originally constructed in the early 1900s as a stagecoach stop. Now, the second-generation business is the longest-running family restaurant in Winter Park. Cheers to a well-earned glass of wine and sit back in their cozy dining room. Then, treat yourself to their creamy chicken marsala, with tender pan-seared chicken, savory mushrooms, crispy potatoes and a side of Brussels sprouts.

Address: 78911 US-40, Winter Park

Casa Mexico

For a fun meal with the family or a group of friends, head to Casa Mexico. Take a seat in their welcoming dining room and start off your evening with one of their sweet-and-tangy margaritas (they’re known for having the best!) and a big basket of homemade chips dunked in white jalapeño queso dip. For a special treat, dig into their spicy pork carnitas on toasty corn tortillas.

Address: 47 Cooper Creek Way, Winter Park

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Namaste India

Nothing is more comforting after a long day of skiing than a warm, perfectly spiced bowl of curry with a steamy side of naan. One of the best places to get yours? Namaste India in Winter Park. Cozy up to a hearty bowl of Palak Paneer, a spinach-based gravy cooked in Indian spices and served with creamy Indian cottage cheese. Add tofu or chicken for some extra protein after a day of exploring the outdoors.

Address: 78415 US-40, Winter Park

Fontenot’s Seafood & Grill

Fontenot's Fresh Seafood & Grill feels like you’re stepping into a vibrant New Orleans eatery. Based in Winter Park since 1990, they're all about down-to-earth dishes. Dig into the chicken fried steak, hand-breaded and topped with spicy andouille-sausage gravy. Or choose a classic gumbo with chicken, shrimp, okra, tomatoes and a beautiful blend of Cajun spices. Their chill atmosphere and delicious bites bring a slice of The Big Easy to our little mountain town.

Address: 78336 US Hwy 40, Winter Park

Fraser Valley Hot Dog

Discover gourmet hot dogs at Fraser Valley Hot Dog. From the classic Chicago style to inventive options like the Fozzy Dog with Vienna beef, blue cheese, crispy bacon and sweet caramelized onions, this casual canteen offers tons of delicious options. Choose from a variety of proteins, including Vienna beef, elk brat, bison, wild boar or the carrot veggie dog. The downtown location also serves up burgers, gyros, ice cream and sandwiches.

Address: 78927 US-40, Winter Park

Pepe Osaka’s Fish Taco Tequila Bar & Grill

For a truly unique culinary experience, stop by Pepe Osaka’s Fish Taco Tequila Bar & Grill. With a reputation for margaritas that pack a punch and tacos that push boundaries, this spot stands out. The ever-evolving menu includes dishes like the spicy steak tataki bowl with black beans, blistered jalapeños, chili garlic, guacamole and tortilla chips. Or try the sushi burrito with black beans, fried plantains, avocado and spicy tuna, all rolled up in nori and sticky rice. You’ll be sure to leave this one-of-a kind restaurant satisfied.

Address: 78707 US-40, Winter Park

Randi’s Pub and Grill

Randi’s Pub and Grill champions field-to-fork dining, highlighting lots of local ingredients. With a focus on Colorado-raised meats and veggies from nearby growers like Morales Farms, the menu takes innovative spins on Irish and American classics. From specialty burgers like Randi’s burger with Jameson barbecue sauce, Irish cheddar and crispy onions to desserts like the sweet bananas Foster with cool vanilla ice cream, everything is crafted in house. As a nod to its Irish-pub roots, the bar serves an array of Colorado and imported brews on tap, including slow-poured Guinness.

Address: 78521 US-40, Winter Park

The Ditch on 40

The Ditch on 40 is a family-run roadside gem. The bar and grill puts the spotlight on the vibrant flavors of New Mexico, with a menu full of mouthwatering burgers, piled-high sandwiches and  zesty margaritas. Order the El Ultimo Burrito, a choice of steak or chicken, with grilled onions, chopped Hatch green chile and white American cheese, wrapped up with refried beans in a flour tortilla. Beyond the food, this casual eatery invites you to unwind, watch the game, enjoy the nice patio in the summer and savor local live music.

Address: 78941 US-40, Winter Park

Hernando’s Pizza & Pasta Pub

A Winter Park icon since 1967, Hernando's Pizza & Pasta Pub is a go-to stop for locals and newcomers alike. Dive into the Veggie pizza for their classic crisp crust with black olives, mushrooms, onions and green peppers. If you're up for a hearty salad, the Antipasto delivers a mix of cured meats, cheeses, veggies, parmesan and crunchy croutons, all tied together with a creamy Italian dressing. While you're           there, check out their wall of dollar bills, which started as a bet between the owner and an employee. Visitors continue to add to the wall year after year.

Address: 78199 US-40, Winter Park

Discover More Winter Park Restaurants

Whether you're kicking back with a Colorado brew or digging into some pepperoni slices, Winter Park has plenty of restaurants to satisfy any craving. Luckily, this list only scratches the surface, browse all the local eateries so you can find the perfect meal while you’re visiting Grand County.

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