Dillon, CO, Restaurants

Whether you’ve been driving awhile and need to feed the beast or the town is your home base for lodging and fun, Dillon, CO, restaurants offer some great tastes to explore. For hurried chowhounds or those seeking a spot where there’s an interest in familiar menu choices, Dillon, CO, restaurants include a few chains found across the country that satisfy a desire for delicious consistency. Colorado is home to some of the country’s well-known fast casual restaurants such as Noodles and Chipotle, so you may find some places you’ve read about but never tried. Dillon is also home to a few of Summit County’s best social spots as in a brewery, a two-generation family-style Italian restaurant, a lakeside grill, an authentic Celtic pub and one of the county’s great spots to find East Coast-style pizza and cheesesteaks, among other destinations. There’s a bit of town history as a side dish to dining in Dillon, CO: The Arapahoe Café, opened in the 1800s, still operates today, having been relocated when the town was flooded to build the Denver Water reservoir now referred to as Lake Dillon. 

Dillon Restaurants are Convenient

Dillon’s diverse dining scene means it’s equally convenient to return from a day on the slopes to catch a quick bite or to hide your now-windblown hair under a hat to enjoy gracious tableside service. Also, most Dillon, CO, restaurants are located in the same general area of town, making it easy to find a great meal night after night. However, you shouldn’t limit yourself to this one area because a few other options are close by and are definitely worth a try.

Arapahoe Cafe and Pub

626 Lake Dillon Avenue, Dillon
(970) 468-0873
Bonnie
(970) 468-7553

A Café, as it is called by the locals, has served the residents of Dillon since the mining era. The building, built in the early 1940s, used to reside in old town Dillon and was moved to its current location in 1960 to make room for the lake. Serving homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. It's known for its... read more

A Café, as it is called by the locals, has served the residents of Dillon... read more

Cala Inn

40 Cove Boulevard, Unit 1A, Dillon
(970) 468-1899

The Cala Inn, located just outside of the busy ski resort area, is known for its great happy-hour food specials, Celtic pub vibe, rustic character and no-stress parking. With friendly, order-at-the-bar service, the menu consists of burgers, fries, fish and chips, chicken wings and must-try bread pudding. The scene can be lively on the weekends, with hours until midnight or later, so it's a great place... read more

The Cala Inn, located just outside of the busy ski resort area, is known for its... read more

Cameez

135 Main Street, Dillon
(970) 368-6071

Cameez is a frozen yogurt, coffee and crepe café that provides an excellent gathering place in downtown Dillon. It is in the La Riva building above the Dillon bowling alley. Cameez serves healthy, freshly made and irresistible crepes for breakfast and lunch, as well as fresh fruit smoothies and other beverages. You'll find soup and crepe of the day specialties, or try a regular menu item... read more

Cameez is a frozen yogurt, coffee and crepe café that provides an excellent gathering place... read more

Cheba Hut

265 Dillon Ridge Road, Dillon
(970) 468-7705

The Cheba Hut restaurants were started in 1998 featuring toasted subs touted as the ultimate munchie cure. Now the menu has 30 signature sub sandwiches, salads and munchies. The bar located against the back wall has craft beers and features local beers as well. Sandwiches are served on delicious white, whole wheat or signature garlic herb bread. Build your own sub sizes nug 4", pinner 8" or blunt 12". All of... read more

The Cheba Hut restaurants were started in 1998 featuring toasted subs touted as the ultimate... read more

Chimayo

324 U.S. Highway 6, Dillon
(970) 262-6734

Approximately five hours from Summit is the town of Chimayo, New Mexico, where a rare native chili grows from dirt that is said to have healing powers. You can be sure to cure your hunger here at Chimayo, a local favorite. Chimayo is known for their fast and friendly service in a casual, laid back space with an incredible view. Try the award-winning Epic fish tacos and Epic chili rellenos, which are... read more

Approximately five hours from Summit is the town of Chimayo, New Mexico, where a rare... read more

Dillon Dam Brewery

Dillon Restaurant
100 Little Dam Street, Dillon
(970) 262-7777

Dillon Dam Brewery is known as the largest brew pub in the Colorado Rockies, and they have been brewing beer and serving hearty food since 1997. With many award-winning craft beers under their belt, this is a place that beer enthusiasts will love. A couple of popular brews are the Dam Straight Lager and Sweet George’s Brown, but there are many more and they range... read more

Dillon Dam Brewery is known as the largest brew pub in the Colorado Rockies, and... read more

Einstein Bros. Bagels

35B Dillon Ridge Road, Dillon
(970) 468-7436

Locally owned and operated Einstein Bros. Bagels gives you a convenient neighborhood spot to fuel up before hitting the slopes, trails or waterways for your adventure du jour. This breakfast and lunch stop offers freshly brewed coffee, lattes, smoothies, sweets and house-baked bagels of all sorts. They serve a variety of breakfast and lunch sandwiches for a grab-and-go meal or for inside sit-down dining. Catering... read more

Locally owned and operated Einstein Bros. Bagels gives you a convenient neighborhood spot to fuel... read more

Gilchrist Catering

40 Cove Boulevard, Dillon
(970) 468-7860

Gilchrist Catering, a full-service catering company serving all of Summit County, has been piling up name recognition for quality food and service since 1995. These experienced folks specialize in fine dining, weddings and corporate events, but they'll also do a holiday party, a family reunion or even a backyard barbecue. Let them take over and they will spice up your event and make things easier... read more

Gilchrist Catering, a full-service catering company serving all of Summit County, has been piling up... read more

Jersey Boys Deli & Pizza

149 Tenderfoot Street, Dillon
(970) 513-1087

If you crave one of the best Philly cheesesteaks in Summit County, this is your place. Chicken Parm sandwiches are a favorite here, too, along with generous pizzas, strombolis, pasta and so many sub choices. The service is snappy, and the staff is friendly. Too tired to get out after a long day? They offer free delivery to Keystone, Dillon and Silverthorne. ... read more

If you crave one of the best Philly cheesesteaks in Summit County, this is your... read more

Jimmy John's

324 Dillon Ridge Way, Unit E, Dillon
(970) 468-9970

This sandwich shop is named after its creator, Jimmy John, and it is proud to provide food that is all-natural and minimally processed, just as it should be. Let the exceptional sandwich makers whip you up a fresh, from-scratch sub or club sandwich. Try a Turkey Tom, the original Italian, a B.L.T. or a vegetarian sub. Their list of sides like chips, pickles and cookies... read more

This sandwich shop is named after its creator, Jimmy John, and it is proud to... read more

Lake Dillon Tavern & Pizza Co.

119 La Bonte Street, Dillon
(970) 468-2006

If you are looking for bar food and brews in a laid-back scene near the lake shore in Dillon, Lake Dillon Tavern fits the bill. This place is not fancy; instead it's an easy hangout known as the town sports, beer and chicken wings kind of place. The tavern offers classic pub fare and stone-baked pizzas that are slathered with daily-made sauce. It serves locally crafted beers... read more

If you are looking for bar food and brews in a laid-back scene near the... read more

Last Chance Pizza

40 Cove Boulevard, Dillon
(970) 513-0900

Last Chance Pizza is the place for your late-night hunger. It is open until midnight on the weekends for inside dining or delivery. The shop is just outside of Keystone Resort in the neighborhood of Summit Cove. The pizza makers prepare a homemade New York–style crust and use all natural ingredients to make a difference in the what they serve. Their menu showcases a satisfying... read more

Last Chance Pizza is the place for your late-night hunger. It is open until midnight... read more