Craving some delicious food after your day out on the hill? You will not have to travel far as Dillon has quite the variety of dining options from sushi to a juicy burger. With local favorites that are in walking distance, plus a few chain restaurants that you will recognize, Dillon can accommodate just about every taste. Great breakfast spots, coffee shops, and of course lunches and dinners that will be sure to satisfy any hunger craving you, or your family may have.
Nozawa Sushi & Teppanyaki 970-262-6600
Do you love sushi? Or do you want to have your food prepared in front of you by a teppanyaki chef? Nozawa offers the solution to both! Located right in the heart of Dillon, Nozawa will satisfy all your hunger cravings. Try the Shredder roll or the Sunset roll which will melt in your mouth. If you are in the mood for teppanyaki, the fried rice is absolutely mouth-watering.
Bamboo Garden 970-468-6888
Enjoy a variety of food at this Asian favorite. With options from Sushi, Thai, and Chinese, Bamboo Garden will be sure to not disappoint. Their Sesame Chicken and Sesame Tofu are delicious. Along with their signature Bamboo Garden roll, you will enjoy being able to try quite the selection of food. If you do not feel like leaving your condo, they also deliver!
Red Mountain Grill 970-468-1010
Want to dine somewhere with a great alluring atmosphere and excellent food? Red Mountain Grill is elegantly decorated, and its huge windows provide stunning views while you dine. The food is incredible, from oven-fired pizzas, to scrumptious pasta dishes, and sandwiches. Everyone will be sure to find just what they are looking for to satisfy their palates.
Dillon Dam Brewery 970-262-7777
A favorite for locals and visitors alike, the Dillon Dam Brewery has quite a selection of microbrews and a menu to please the whole family. Their happy hour offers great deals on appetizers, while entrees range from salads and sandwiches to steaks and pastas. If you are looking for a great dessert the Monster Brownie will hit the spot and is plenty for the family. Feel free to come in straight from the ski hill in your snow gear; they will not mind!
Pug Ryan’s 970-468-2145
One of locals’ favorite places to go for happy hour and dinner Pug Ryan’s is a great year-round spot. Their spacious dining area will please those looking for a relaxing atmosphere, while their bar satisfies those hoping to sit back and watch a game or swap skiing stories from the day. Don’t forget to try one of their award-winning beers, brewed on-site.
Arapahoe Cafe 970-468-0873
If you are looking for a fresh and filling breakfast, or a fantastic lunch or dinner, go where the locals go! With their great barbeque and steaks plus the perfect, scenic location near the lake, Arapahoe Cafe will be sure to make your list more than once. Be sure to check on the nightly special, as well! The “A-Café” offers great seating for families and those looking for peace and quiet as well as “The Pub Down Under”, where the locals go to play pool and grab a bite to eat while catching up on sports.
Sunshine Cafe 970-468-6663
Do you want to take it easy in the morning and have a great breakfast before hitting the slopes? Sunshine Cafe is a hidden gem of Dillon and a great spot to have an excellent breakfast. They have quite a variety of breakfast items including plenty of great options for kids. Are you looking for lunch instead? Not to worry! Sunshine Cafe also has a great selection of soups, salads, sandwiches and more to satisfy your appetite.
Chimayo Mexican Grill 970-262-6734
Are you a fan of Chipotle or Qdoba? Well, make room for Chimayo! This fantastic, locally owned restaurant has made a name with their amazing fish and shrimp burritos. They have a variety of food on their menu and can also accommodate children. Be sure to try a churro as well!
Silverthorne offers dining to suit everyone’s taste buds. Aside from assorted chain restaurants from Wendy’s to Chipotle, there are delicious local places to grab a bite to eat. Options range from simple family fare to pub food and ethnic cuisine. If Asian is more what you are in the mood for, Nozawa is a memorable dining experience for the whole family with the only teppanyaki in Summit County. Looking to grab some breakfast before you head to the mountain then head to Sunshine Cafe to fuel up before a day outside. Another place that is not to be missed is the Mint Steakhouse where you can cook your own steak exactly how you want it.
Fiesta Jalisco 970-468-9552
In the mood for some Mexican food after a day of skiing? Fiesta Jalisco will hit the spot with their great margaritas and everything from enchiladas to tamales. A great place for families to eat with their reasonably priced menu. You will not have to worry about traveling far, as Fiesta Jalisco is located right in town.
Murphy’s Food and Spirits 970-468-2457
This Irish restaurant and pub definitely goes down as a local’s favorite in Summit County. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and serving everything from fish and chips to a wide range of burgers and delicious steaks, they also have a fantastic kids menu that has all of your youngsters favorites including chicken tenders and noodles with butter. Murphy’s offers daily specials as well as happy hour from 3:30 to 6:30. This is a great spot to catch up on all of excitement from the day!
Old Chicago 970-468-2882
Specializing in Chicago-style pizza, Old Chicago has a large menu to please everyone’s taste buds. While Old Chicago is a chain, this particular store has become a local favorite, and it’s a great place to relax, drink an ice cold beer and share laughs and stories from the day. Looking to catch up on your favorite team? With Old Chicago’s 13 tv’s you’ll never miss out on a game! Be sure to bring the kids along ,as there are also some great arcade games for them to play.
Do you enjoy sushi? Or would you prefer teppanyaki? This Japanese restaurant has over fifty different sushi rolls as well as many other pan-Asian and Thai options, and it serves the only teppanyaki in Summit County. The chefs do a great job of engaging everyone in the cooking process and will cause many smile and laughs! If you plan to go out for teppanyaki do not plan for an ordinary night out at a restaurant, as the food can – and will – start flying at any moment! This will definitely be a memorable dining experience.
Sunshine Café 970-468-6663
Start your day off with a delicious breakfast at this lively cafe before heading to the mountain. With great, classic, breakfast dishes, the entire family will enjoy this local favorite. If you are unable to make it by for breakfast be sure to stop in for lunch for some burgers, sandwiches, great vegetarian options and more. The friendly and attentive staff will be ready to bring a smile to your face will bringing some scrumptious food as well!
The Mint Steakhouse 970-468-5247
This historic steakhouse has been in business since 1863! The Mint was actually moved to Silverthorne when they were building the Dillon Dam, since the original location was right in the heart of where Lake Dillon sits today. When you are ready to eat, you get to choose your steak or seafood, then cook it yourself to your exact liking over the lava rock grill. The grill produces 1100 degree fire which quickly sears the meat to lock it the juices and flavors. All entrees come with the all-you-can-eat salad bar, and you can choose a la carte sides, as well.
Blue Moon Bakery
Blue Moon’s mouthwatering sweets are well-known throughout Summit County. From desserts like cupcakes, cookies, and brownies, to breakfast pastries and chocolates, you’ll have no problem satisfying your sweet tooth! Are you gluten-free? Not a problem at Blue Moon, where they have gluten-free sweets and breads. Blue Moon also offers a wide range of savory fare, including breakfast sandwiches and lunch options that include sandwiches, soups, and salads. Grab a breakfast burrito and a cup of coffee – it’s the perfect combination to prepare for a day of skiing.