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All About NoDō Dining in Glenwood Springs

You can eat well everywhere in Glenwood Springs, not just downtown. NoDō dining, as we call it, is where to go for food that’s delicious and off the beaten path.

If you’re looking to discover a great, new place for a satisfying meal, creative craft brew or decadent dessert in Glenwood Springs, give NoDō dining a try. NoDō restaurants are located outside Glenwood’s downtown footprint. These outliers offer guests a range of tasty options for sit-down and take-out meals.

“In a word, Glenwood Springs’ dining scene is diverse,” said Lisa Langer, director of tourism promotion for Visit Glenwood Springs. “Our visitors are always looking for new dining experiences and NoDō restaurants showcase a broad range of cuisine in unique settings and neighborhoods. With so many options, it’s easy to expand your culinary choices in Glenwood Springs.”

Outside of downtown, these niche eating and drinking establishments are worth checking out on your next visit to Glenwood Springs.

Along Highway 82

Ball Brewing – Tap into cold, craft beer brewed on-site at the newest brewery in Glenwood Springs.

China Town – This restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic Chinese dishes.

Nepal Restaurant – Sample fresh flavors from the Himalayas to the shores of south India.

Sal-Mex – The menu here is chock-full of authentic, delicious Salvadoran and Mexican cuisine.

Sweet Coloradough – Grab a dozen of these crazy-good donuts that taste nothing like their store-bought counterparts or get a tasty sandwich on a donut or homemade bread.

Sunshine & Moons Bakery – Making guests happy one cupcake at a time, the bakery also specializes in other sweet confections.

Taqueria El Nopal – Influenced by the fresh flavors of Mexico and El Salvador, give house specialties a try.

South Grand Avenue

Uncle Pizza – The pies are known for their chewy New Jersey-style crust, homemade sauces and quirky topping combos.

Casey Brewing Barrel Cellar Barrel Cellar and main production facility for Casey Brewing is located on the east bank of the Roaring Fork River.

On Highway 6 & West Glenwood Springs

Jilberto’s Mexican Food – Fast and affordable, enjoy your favorite south-of-the-border specialties.

Rosi’s Bavarian Inn – You’ll be yodeling for more after trying the delicious breakfasts and authentic German fare here.

Tequila’s – A festive atmosphere with classic Mexican food and cocktails; dine indoors or outside.

Vicco’s Charcoal Burger – Touted as serving the best burgers in town, Vicco’s has a throwback drive-in vibe.

Golf Course & Attraction Dining

Greenside Grill – at Glenwood Golf Club. Grab a bite to eat and a drink after playing a round of golf in town.

The Kitchen at Ironbridge – at Ironbridge Golf Club. Enjoy elevated yet casual fare for lunch or dinner in a stunning setting.

The Smokehouse and Lookout Grille – at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Fuel up for more adventure at the park’s two eateries.

Meadows Shopping Center

Everest Nepal Restaurant – Serving up Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan cuisine in a colorful atmosphere.

Russo’s Pizza & Wings – Enjoy a slice of New York-style, as well as other classic Italian specialties.

Zheng Asian Bistro – This neighborhood bistro is a go-to for Asian cuisine, and their happy hour is known as “Super Happy Fun Time.”

Midland Avenue

Kanpai Sushi – Stop by for mouthwatering sushi, in-house music and a well-stocked bar serving sake, beer and cocktails.

Off-Downtown Dining

19th Street Diner – In addition to amazing breakfasts, order retro favorites like meatloaf and pot roast and top it all off with a malted milkshake.

Deja Brew & Sunshine Too – Coffee perfection starts with locally roasted organic beans; Deja Brew also serves Taiwanese boba teas and features pastries from Sunshine and Moons Bakery.

Hugo’s – Go for creative, casual American cuisine that uses fresh ingredients and blends unique flavors.

Frida – Ambiance, top-shelf margaritas and artistic Mexican food that would make Frida Kahlo feel at home.

Kaleidoscoops – Stop in for a scoop or two with all the extras!

Za Pizza – Toppings feature premium meats and cheeses, as well as fresh local ingredients. Za also offers delicious subs and salads and serves their beer in ice-cold glasses.

Learn more about all the delicious dining options in Glenwood Springs and plan your vacation getaway to Colorado’s favorite hot springs town today!

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