— Places to Eat in Winter Park, Colorado —

Winter Park, Colorado is a small town with a population of less than 1,000 residents, but they certainly have no shortage of delectable restaurants to choose from.

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Upon exiting the cabriolet at the Winter Park Village Resort, we walked a few hundred feet to the The Back Bowl Soup Company.

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It was just what we were in the mood for on a chilly November day!

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 They have a great selection of tasty home-made soups, yummy sandwiches and healthy salads.

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Later in the week, following a morning of snowmobiling, we asked our guide for recommendations on good places to eat. He recommended Smokin’ Moe’s BBQ (located in the Cooper Creek Plaza).

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The place had a great Western vibe!

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We hit up the joint just as happy hour was beginning!

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They had great prices on beer, wine and cocktails.

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The food was pretty decent! The portions were huge!

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During our week-long stay in Granby, we made one more trip into Winter Park where we had our Thanksgiving dinner at Deno’s Mountain Bistro.

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They offered a reasonably priced Thanksgiving dinner, which everyone in our party ordered, except for me. I decided to go for the chicken marsala. I simply couldn’t resist!

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We started out with the Gorgonzola fondue!

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Then, out came the excellent Thanksgiving dinner for Sam and his parents…

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… and my chicken marsala!

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We were pleased with our choice for Thanksgiving dinner and would recommend Deno’s to others for a nice dinner out when visiting Winter Park!

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Mountain Grind Coffee & Bistro is another one of the many eateries located in Cooper Creek Plaza.

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We visited Mountain Grind twice throughout our week in Colorado. According to the coffee drinkers in our group, the first visit was great; the second… a little off. I’d say they are hit-or-miss. I had a caramel apple cider both times and it was decent. I also sampled their home-made fudge. It was rather tasty!

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One other place worth checking out, although located slightly outside of Winter Park in the neighboring town of Tabernash, is Heck’s at Devil’s Thumb Ranch.

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We stopped by for Wine Down Wednesdays at Heck’s- Read about out experience here!

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For a quick-reference destination guide to what we did during our entire stay in North Central Colorado, click here.

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