Riverside Grill Restaurant

River Runners Riverside Grill is a unique riverside property at the hub of whitewater rafting Buena Vista. The Riverside Grill is located remotely on the banks of the Arkansas River, at River Runners Riverside Resort, 6 miles South of Buena Vista off Hwy 285 (heading towards Salida). This outdoor bar and grill is a great place to relax and watch rafters float by, all while enjoying local, handmade creative food. The Riverside Grill has a small, intimate menu and café, order-up style service, making it a great casual dining experience. The menu ranges from Carne Asada Burritos and Buena Vista made-famous Fish Tacos to children quesadillas and simple chips and salsa. All products are purchased locally when possible and...

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Eddyline Restaurant Brewery Buena Vista, Colorado

Locally owned and operated, the Eddyline Restaurant and Brewery is a favorite. The Eddyline Restaurant and Brewery is the focal point of South Main, the new development area on the Arkansas River, south of Buena Vista just slightly. The Eddyline serves up a mean green chile addition to just about everything: hand tossed pizzas and calzones to pastas and burgers. The locally crafted beer at the Eddyline is award-winning and rotates frequently. Expand your taste buds with a firey Chile Porter or smooth Madame Mollys Brown Ale. The Eddyline Restaurant and Brewery in South Main is a large, vaulted newly developed building with a small quaint outdoor patio. Busy with locals and visitors, the Eddyline can be busy at times,...

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El Paraisio Mexican Restaurant Buena Vista, Colorado

Traditional mexican fare with a fun atmosphere. The margaritas here are awesome, but beware of more than one… El Paraisio Staff is friendly and well-attentive. The menu is large and it is hard to choose from the variety of options, but the Specialty Dishes are sure to please. Enjoy outdoor dining in the summer on a quaint brick patio out back. Glimpses of the nearby Sawatch Mountains can be seen from the patio. Conveniently located just off Highway 24, the restaurant is cozy yet has ample seating. Enjoy outdoor dining in front or rear of restaurant. If you are craving Mexican during your Buena Vista Colorado vacation, this is the place to get your fix. El Paraisio Mexican Restaurant Buena...

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Quincy’s Steak House Restaurant Buena Vista, Colorado

Truly, a place like no other. Quincy’s has three locations spread throughout the valley because it is so popular with the locals. No menus needed, just order what ounce steak you want, how you want it cooked and whether you want butter or sour cream on your baked potato. Easy. Here, we’ll show you how to order: “Hi, 8oz, Medium, Yes, Yes” Translation: I would like an 8oz steak, cooked medium, and like butter and sour cream on my baked potato. Your meal comes complete with a salad to start. No choice of dressing – it comes pre-dressed with the House Dressing which is actually an additive mix of ranch and….something. We will never know. To top it off, the...

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Evergreen Cafe Buena Vista, Colorado

We are unsure which came first: Buena Vista or the Evergreen Cafe. The Evergreen is the most well-known and frequented diner-style cafe in Buena Vista that continues to pump out awesome breakfasts and lunch. The legendary yellow Evergreen Cafe is just north of the Buena Vista stoplight in town, where all the cars are. Many creative dishes are named after the local mountains and provide a variety of spice, zest and twang to get you moving. The service is friendly, but slow at times, so bring the paper and relax. Dont forget your sunglasses as some tables get direct sun, or better yet, belly-up at the diner bar and get your sights on the cooking show. Evergreen Cafe Buena...

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Lariat Restaurant Bar & Grill Buena Vista, Colorado

The Lariat Restaurant and Bar is the Best Music Venue this side of the continental divide (Or at least in Buena Vista Colorado). The newly remodeled Lariat features good food in a great open atmosphere. There is ample seating both inside and outdoors. Don’t miss the big outdoor space in back! A must have is the Bloody Mary – its a made-to-order mix with some kick to boot. For dining, there’s a variety of bar-height tables and lower seating, and the service is outstanding and friendly. For a night spot, the Lariat is quite the hopping place, especially during the summer months. Come watch some sports, shoot some pool or take in some fabulous music. You’ll be sure to...

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Buena Vista Roastery & Coffee Shop

The newly remodeled Buena Vista Roastery is the best. That sums it up. The Buena Vista Roastery moved from its former housing across the street, behind Mother’s Bistro. It now sits directly on Main Street, a few blocks east of the stoplight, near Colorado Kayak Supply. The ‘Roastery’ as it’s called by locals, roasts coffee onsite from all walks of the earth and prides itself on its organic products. New arrival to the Roastery are its in-store bakery delights. We haven’t tried them all yet, but the Berry Pie was outrageously good. Grab a cup of java or a whole pound or two of fresh beans to go. Better yet, sit and relax in their quaint indoor or outdoor seating areas....

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Biggies Restaurant Buena Vista, Colorado

One of Buena Vista’s newer daytime restaurants is Biggies. Biggies has some of the best Sub Sandwiches in Chaffee County. They weren’t kidding chosing the name Biggies, because the sandwiches are big and homemade. Choose between Hot or Cold subs, each handmade in front of you. You wont be able to resist a bite once it’s in your hands, so opt for a cozy diner-style table inside and outside. Or go across the street to the Park and enjoy your Biggies Sub sandwich. Just a half block or so South of the stoplight in Buena Vista, Biggies will not dissapoint those seeking a quick, tasty and sometimes even heathly lunch or early dinner. Biggies Restaurant Buena Vista, Colorado 234 Highway...

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K’s Hamburgers Buena Vista, Colorado

It’s amazing how a Burger joint can be so popular. K’s Hamburgers (or K’s Dairy Delight as it’s formally called) is jam packed, from Noon to Night during Buena Vista summers. Indoor seating is limited, so most enjoy dining outside on the few tables along the highway or in the adjacent park. K’s Dairy Delight is located just south of the Stoplights on Highway 24 in Buena Vista. K’s serves up burgers fast and fun. Your order is affiliated with a movie star, so once your order is ready, they will call out your Movie Star’s name. Cute. “Marilyn Monroe, you order is ready….” It’s been a no frills hamburger and ice cream parlor in Buena Vista for ages. A visitor...

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Branding Iron Bar & Grill Restaurant Buena Vista, Colorado

Unfortunately, the Branding Iron Bar & Grill has changed hands a few times and has lost a bit of its luster. Currently, the menu is rather limited to burgers and other bar-type frozen food. The Buffalo Burger is pretty darn good, but the bun it sits upon is small and fragile. We found ourselves asking “where’s the bun?” instead of the infamous “where’s the beef?” The interior is quaint in the bar, with some outdoor seating (one of the few OUTDOOR dining spots in Buena Vista), but the main dining area lacks an inviting feeling. We encourage you to try the Branding Iron Bar & Grill as we would like it to succeed, but don’t say we didnt warn...

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Jan’s Restaurant Buena Vista, Colorado

Jan’s is a Buena Vista staple restaurant. Local’s eat here. It’s signature purple building will fool you, so come inside and treat yourself to some home cooking with heart. Jan’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, complete with a full bar. The breakfasts are quick and offer substantial portions. Lunch and Dinner menu’s are hearty and homemade. There are usually an abundance of daily specials on the board so be sure to ask. You will be sure to find friendly and fast service. The interior can be dim at times, so we prefer daylight hours while dining at Jan’s. Jan’s Restaurant Buena Vista, Colorado 304 US Highway 24 South Buena Vista, CO 81211 719-395-6940 Open Year...

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Panchos Mexican Restaurant Buena Vista, Colorado

Pancho’s is a favorite with folks passing thru town because of its convenient drive-thru service. Grab a breakfast burrito on the go, or ice cream for the kids. Pancho’s also has vegitarian fare. Besides drive-thru service, Pancho’s offers dine-in or outdoor dining, but the service is order-up counter style and no-frills. More American Mexican, than true Mexican food, it is quick. Located just North of the stoplight in Buena Vista. Panchos Mexican Restaurant Buena Vista, Colorado 215 N. Highway 24 Buena Vista, CO 81211 719-395-2863 Open Year...

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Eddyline Brew Pub Buena Vista, Colorado

Eddyline Brew Pub is a smaller version of its well-known South Main restaurant. This is where all the brewing magic happens for Eddyline Brewing. Eddyline Brew Pub has a well rounded abbreviated menu, complete with its signature wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches and some pleasing appetizers. The brew pub has community seating, meaning larger tables where smaller groups mingle together. There is also bar seating as well as a newly constructed outdoor seating area with a music stage. Enjoy weekly music concerts here all summer along with your favorite Eddyline beer. Eddyline Bew Pub Buena Vista, Colorado 102 Linderman Ave. Buena Vista, CO 81211 719-966-6017 Open Year...

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Cool Beans Coffee Shop Buena Vista, Colorado

If you want to do a little shopping while sipping on your morning coffee, Cool Beans Coffee is for you. Not a typical Coffee Shop, Cool Beans Coffee offers drive thru service as well if you dont have the time to shop. Located South of the stoplight in Buena Vista, Cool Beans Coffee Shop seems to be somewhat popular with the locals and its mix of eclectic and unusual home furnishings and tourist souveniers is worth a little look-see. Locally owned and operated, Cool Bean Coffee Shop in Buena Vista does not pop into your head at first as a coffee shop, but it is. Cool Beans Coffee Shop Buena Vista, Colorado 328 Charles Street Buena Vista, CO 81211...

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Simple Eatery & Spoon It Up Buena Vista, Colorado

Simple Eatery & Spoon It Up is a combined eating establishment conveniently located inside The Trailhead outdoor store on Buena Vista’s Main Street. This Panera Bread style restaurant offers good soups, salads and bread options along with a frozen yogurt bar where guests can pile a crazy amount of ‘fro-yo’ and toppings that gets weighed at check-out. Be sure to watch the kids at the toppings bar unless you want a hefty tab. Cafeteria style indoor seating and nice outdoor sitting area to unwind and enjoy lunch or dinner. Simple Eatery & Spoon It Up Buena Vista, Colorado 402 E Main Street Buena Vista, CO 81211 719-207-9400 Open Year...

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House Rock Kitchen Buena Vista, Colorado

House Rock Kitchen is the newest restaurant to call Buena Vista, Colorado home. The counter-ordering service can be intimidating since the menu is extensive, but once you learn the system it is straight forward. The food here is light, healthy and pretty affordable. The vegetarian burger is hand-made and great meatless option. Be sure to grab a side dish since everything is a la carte. The restaurant itself is clean and modern inside and offers ample outdoor seating, some with cozy couches and fire pits. Located on Main Street, House Rock Kitchen is just a short walk from the Tennis Courts, Baseball Diamonds and Frisbee Golf Course. Grab some lunch and walk all the way down to the Buena...

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Brown Dog Coffee Buena Vista, Colorado

Brown Dog Coffee is an iconic coffee house on the south end of town. The food menu is substantial for a coffee house, if you can read it. We recommend the breakfast burritos, quiches and sandwiches. Oh, and don’t forget the sublime baked goods to top it off. Great cup of brew, locally roasted onsite. Free wi-fi for travelers, indoor and outdoor seating. Brown Dog Coffee 713 US Hwy 24 Buena Vista, Colorado 81211 (719) 395 – 2634 Open Daily Year...

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The Asian Palate Buena Vista, Colorado

Established in 2009, The Asian Palate is one of the Best Buena Vista restaurants. The mix of Thai and Asian-inspiried meals is sure to please. Plus, the Asian Palate also offers a whole range of fresh and creative Sushi from Chef Eddie. The decor inside is warm and inviting and the service is excellent. Enjoy some warm sake with your meal, glass of wine or small variety of beers. Don’t pass up their nightly specials…creative, decadent and plated beautifully. The Asian Palate is located on Main Street in a cute dark red building near the Buena Vista Bakery, across the street from Colorado Kayak Supply. For special occasions, the Asian Palate has been known to get down and funky too....

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Subway Restaurant Buena Vista, Colorado

Buena Vista’s only national chain restaurant is Subway. We like it that way. Besides, at least Subway is a healthy alternative to fast food and is super affordable. Grab a famous $5 footlong sub before jetting off to white water rafting, skiing, snowmobiling or whatever outdoor activity you choose in Buena Vista. Also available are fountain drinks, chips and cookies. Subway Restaurant Buena Vista, Colorado 720 US Highway 24 South Buena Vista, CO 81211 719-395-9181 Open Year...

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Casa Del Sol Mexican Restaurant Buena Vista, Colorado

Casa Del Sol Mexican RestaurantBuena Vista, Colorado 303 US Highway 24 N Buena Vista, CO 81211 719-395-8810 Open Year...

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