There are so many great restaurants in Winter Park its difficult to know where to start. Here are a few of our favorites, but be sure to check out the Winter Park Menu Guide to see menus for all of our local restaurants.
The Mountain Rose Cafe for Breakfast
78542 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80482 | (970) 726-1374
Breakfasts at The Mountain Rose are warm, cozy, and delicious. Everything they serve is homemade – from whole grain, white, sourdough, and rye toasts to salsa, green chile, and corned beef hash. When you visit, make sure to ask your server about the day’s fresh baked goods.
We love this little cafe because of their history here in Winter Park – ask them why the road next door is called Rosie’s Way or the Highway. We also love that the motto has always been to slow down and enjoy life. You’ll have to try a Bloody Mary with a Mountain Man Breakfast Taco.
To get here from The Viking Lodge, head northwest on US-40 (towards Fraser). The Mountain Rose Cafe is on the same side of the road as The Viking Lodge and is a short 8 minute walk away (or 0.4 mile drive).
Rudi’s Deli for Lunch
78699 Main St, Winter Park, CO 80482 | (970) 726-8955
Since 1990, Rudi’s Deli has been a locals favorite restaurant for some of the best sandwiches around. Their menu is written on the wall and the place is filled with some pretty interesting items, like old Winter Park street signs and a Berthoud Pass avalanche pass poster. Rudi’s uses all-natural meat products, organic and local produce, and made-from-scratch food.
If you visit, make sure to try the Turkey Avocado Melt with the Pasta Salad. It’s hard to forget that flavor, it’s so unique, but so good. Get a side of turkey chili too, because it’s just as unforgettable too!
To get here from The Viking Lodge, head northwest on US-40 (towards Fraser). Right after Hideaway Park, you’ll see a shopping plaza on the opposite side of the street. Cross over, and Rudi’s Deli will be at the end. Total walk time is 5 minutes from The Viking Lodge.
Hernando’s Pizza for Dinner
78199 US-40, Winter Park, CO 80446 | (970) 726-5409
If you haven’t experience Hernando’s Pizza Pub yet, you haven’t experience Winter Park. There’s rumored to be over $20,000 covering the walls in one dollar bills, but it’s the cold beer and delicious pizza that keeps people returning to Hernando’s every time they visit.
You can create just about any style of pizza or calzone and not be disappointed with what you get. For starters, we love the Greek salad and garlic bread sticks with cheese and marina. Make sure to get one of the nice, cold beers on tap to go with your meal.
To get to Hernando’s from The Viking Lodge, head towards Fraser. You’ll walk about 12 minutes or 2 red lights down from our lodge. When you reach The Pub, Hernando’s will be across the street from you. Cross at the light.