10 Best Lunch Spots in Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs has dozens of places you can get lunch, but here are the 10 best lunch spots that are all a little off the beaten path.  All of them offer lunch-appropriate menus.  We didn’t include the major “dinner” restaurants that also serve lunch or any of the fast-food major chains like Subway, BK, McDonalds etc.  Bon Appetit!

Chomps Delicatessen Chomp’s Delicatessen – This is the closest restaurant to the Best Western Antlers — it is right across the street. It also has the BEST sandwiches in Glenwood!  They taste incredible!  The 7″ sandwiches start at $6.99 and include only high-quality meats, vegetables, cheeses and condiments.  172 West 6th Street | 970-945-9355 | Website
 johnny mcguires Johnny McGuire’s – An irreverent sandwich shop with creative sandwich names that tend to be big and heavily laden with ingredients.  If you want a big sandwich, this is the place.  Breakfast is served all day here, a good option for grab and go.  205 8th Street | 970-928-9255 | Website
 the lost cajun The Lost Cajun is Glenwood Springs’ newest restaurant.  Offering authentic Louisiana cuisine and friendly service in a casual eatery that opens right up to the sidewalk on nice days.  Try their Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, crawfish etouffee or beignets.  Its a neat place to eat.  711 Grand Avenue | 970-230-9410 | Website
 viccos charcoalburger drive-in Vicco’s Charcoalburger Drive-In is an old fashioned drive-in burger joint.  It has been serving burgers and fries in Glenwood since 1953! Definitely an authentic alternative to the fast-food chains that dominate the American landscape.  Charcoal Burger is just a few minutes down the road (to the West) from the Best Western Antlers.  51659 Highway 6 & 24 | 970-945-6652 | Website
 the grind The Grind specializes in delicious burgers.  They only use fresh locally raised beef, and grind the meat themselves. They also fresh bake their yummy buns and hand cut their fabulous russet fries.  Don’t want beef?  Try their house-made black bean, lamb, buffalo or pork options. 720 Grand Ave | 970-230-9528 | Website
 Slope and Hatch Slope & Hatch only offers tacos and hot dogs.  But, wow, their dogs and tacos are amazing.  The hot dogs are foot-longs (natural casings) smothered with delicious toppings and with a side of fresh-cut fries. Tacos are served two per order, are pretty large, and are served with a side of chips and pico.  208th 7th Street | 970-230-9652 | Website
 Polanka Polanka – This restaurant is one of the best-reviewed eateries in Glenwood.  It is a small, family run restaurant with a small menu.  The home-made food is cooked right in front of you and the proprietors are delightful. Everything is so delicious, but try the combo plate to get you started: Pierogis, Kielbasa, sauerkraut and cabbage rolls. Polanka feels like it belongs in an old Chicago neighborhood.  This restaurant is close to the Best Western Antlers, just a 5 minute walk to the East, on the other side of the street.  216 6th St | 970-945-9220 | Website
 jilbertitos Jilbertitos Mexican Food is a little Mexican cafe about two miles to the West.  It is not fancy and is best suited for takeout.  But the food is delicious. We recommend you try their breakfast burrito — all day!  51241 Hwy 6 | 970-945-2812 | Website
 trattoria dionysia Trattoria Dionysia is located downtown on the West side of Grand between 8th and 9th street.    A modest restaurant that specializes in Italian food and has nice lunch menu.  Their pizza is a favorite with locals.  Try the Carbonara and the Gelato too. 809 Grand Avenue | 970-945-5462 | Website
 peppinos Peppino’s Pizza is a favorite local pizza spot.  Located just south of downtown next to the high school, you can’t go wrong with the pizza.  They charge $5 for delivery, but make their pizzas pretty fast if you pick-up.  Plus, they have slices ready to go if you just want to drop in and grab something fast.  1605 Grand Avenue | 970-945-2221 | Website