Many restaurants in Grand Junction are committed to using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients that champion the area's rich agricultural bounty. Discover the flavors of Grand Junction at these farm-to-fork restaurants.


1. Cafe Sol

Cafe Sol Sandwich

Preparing nutritious meals from scratch daily, Café Sol prides itself on serving up healthy, seasonal dishes, as well as tasty gluten-free items. Produce comes from local farmers, bread is made in a local bakery, beverages come from around the state, and the owners grow their own herbs. The café is also known to be highly accommodating for customers with allergies or food sensitivities. Besides wonderful food, Café Sol is committed to environmental practices by recycling, composting, and using cloth napkins.

What to Try: Open for breakfast and lunch, try a loaded breakfast burrito or chimichurri chicken panini.


2. 626 on Rood

626 on Rood

626 on Rood incorporates local beef and ingredients from the chef’s personal garden and the community garden into their seasonal menu. Chef Theo Otte, a well-respected member of the culinary scene in Grand Junction, blends flavors from Southern Europe, Latin American, and Asia to create delicious, modern meals. Including a variety of plant-based and meat options, both omnivores and herbivores are happy here. 626 on Rood also offers an extensive list of wines, cocktails, beers, and spirits.

What to Try: Truffle cheese fries and the flatiron steak salad


3. The Winery Restaurant

The Winery Restaurant

The Winery Restaurant is one of the more unique settings in town, situated in a 100-year-old restored building that was once a fire station with horse-drawn fire wagons. With stained glass windows, a wood and brick interior, and a gas lamp, vine-lined alleyway, it’s the perfect spot for a romantic night out. Many ingredients come from local providers. The Winery is a premiere location for a luxurious night in Downtown Grand Junction.

What to Try: The Whitefield mushrooms in garlic butter are a must-try appetizer and the all-natural colorado lamb chops will melt in your mouth. 


4. Bin 707 Foodbar

Bin 707 Foodbar

With a philosophy of “local first, Colorado second, domestic third,” BIN 707 Foodbar has been serving responsibly sourced meals since 2011. Offering lunch and dinner seven days a week, locals have come to appreciate their unique take on food with dishes like elk tartare and cured duck breast topped with onion soubise, squash, Freemont beans, and sumac jus. Pair your meal with a local beer or an innovative cocktail for a dining experience you won’t forget.

What to Try: Bite into a Binburger, made with Colorado beef and white cheddar, or the Bison Ribeye.


5. Tacoparty

Craft Food & Beverages

It wasn’t enough for James Beard nominated Chef Josh Niernberg to have one restaurant (BIN 707) in town, so he decided to open another called Tacoparty. But this isn’t your typical restaurant—Taco Party has a rotating menu featuring six appetizers and six artisan tacos at a time. Using seasonal local ingredients, the tacos change weekly, if not sooner. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for current offerings. Rumor has it, they have the best soft serve around.

What to Try: The guacamole is out of this world and the soft serve is second to none.


6. Rockslide Restaurant & Brewery

Rockslide Brewery

A mainstay for more than 25 years, Rockslide Restaurant & Brewery is a local favorite for a cold pint and hanging out on one of their two patios year-round. Like many spots on this list, Rockslide is locally owned and operated, and they partner with local producers.

What to Try : A cold seasonal microbrew and salmon fish and chips or a bison burger with fries or sweet potato wedges.


7. Spoons Bistro & Bakery

Spoons Bistro & Bakery

If your favorite way to finish off a meal is with a scoop of handmade ice cream, then head to Spoons Bistro & Bakery. They’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and incorporate local ingredients into their menu. Everything is made in-house, and profits support HopeWest, a nonprofit hospice organization that has been in the community for over 25 years.

What to Try: Biscuits and gravy for breakfast; a pear, goat cheese, and pecan chef salad for lunch, or pan-seared salmon fillet for dinner. (Don’t forget a scoop of the famous Enstrom Toffee ice cream for dessert!)


Learn more about Grand Junction's culinary scene in the Grand Junction Visitor Guide