You just took on an amazing, mental and physical challenge upon the shadows of the Collegiate Peaks in stunning Buena Vista, as you conquered the Granite Via Feratta, now what? Now that you are an expert mountaineer after climbing, hiking, rappelling, and zipping, you’ve worked up quite the appetite. Check out these awesome local eateries to quench your appetite and tell some stories (or tall tales) about how you own mountainside now!
Quincy’s Tavern and Steak House
Try a locals favorite, for the true mountain man or woman, of course. This famous joint is situated in the heart of the Upper Arkansas River valley. It’s a good ole’ simple family restaurant that prides itself on a hearty meal and straight forward menu. From Prime Rib to a juicy Filet Mignon, including all the normal partners of meat that include Baked potatoes, salads and sweet bakery bread, it can’t be beat. So, don’t pass this old school steakhouse up if you are ready for a true Rocky Mountain meal.
Eddyline Restaurant @ South Main
Located right in the heart of Buena Vista, this local brewery has it all. A menu that features true American classic comfort food, to some really great local pizza, this wood fired treat is a favorite of travelers from all over. Don’t leave out a chance to try the ribs and burgers, but like we said before, you must bring you appetite for these mountain delights. Yes, dessert is for some, but let’s focus on what Eddyline is truly know for. Yes, you guessed right, it’s the beer! Local beers on tap, that rotate as much as the rapids they are named for you are sure to find one frosty that suits you and your tastes. From light and mild to dark and bold Eddyline truly has something for everyone. Eddyline is named after a river characteristic that is the dividing line between the chaotic flow of the river and a calm eddy, similar to our day-to-day lives! So, kick back and enjoy a well deserved cold one.
No mountain adventure is truly complete without a classic cheap eat. This little diamond in the rough will wet your whistle and curb your appetite. Specializing in all day breakfast, get a nice hearty meal that you will know is homemade. The omelets are huge and flavorful and the prices are the opposite of that, small and affordable. Choose from 10 different house favorites, that you know have been enjoyed after many a mountain adventure or just stick with the basics that you know will deliver. This is a perfect stop after a long day dominating the mountain side.
Buena Vista is just a short mountain drive from our Colorado Via Ferrata Granite outpost. Now that you have a few different options that spans your taste buds, choose wisely and take some time to sit down, enjoy a drink and re-live your amazing Via Ferrata mountain side experience.