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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Breakfast Spot
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“A Carbondale icon for breakfast and lunch. Opened in 1975 by locals, the "Smithy" creates great dishes and has a quaint rural atmosphere desired by all.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“Classic Asian Cuisine with mountain flair and flavors. Big plates for communal eating. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“The spot for steak and homemade scalloped potatoes. Don't forget the creme brulee! Excellent local restaurant. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Love the live music most nights, the best pie and pastries around, solid great food and good local vibe.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fancier food, but don't need to dress up. Great place for pairing wines and beers.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
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“Great happy hour specials and large TVs for games. We love the Spinart Dip for an appetizer and the pizzas are delicious.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great Colorado beers on tap. Food is above average for a brewery. Lots of local color and character.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“Great for lunch or dinner. Might need to drive there -- not centrally located. I love the salads, the ahi, the ravioli.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Just a local version of a slightly fancier dive bar, great burgers and bar foods while you watch the game. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Best Italian food in town. Reservations recommended because it is a small place. Seating available at bar. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“BBQ where everything is smoked. Great For kids with lots of Sauces and Crazy Good Mac and Cheese.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Because I am a foodie, and they are inventive with locally sourced ingredients.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“That turkey sammy will blow you away for lunch, I'm not much of a burger person-but I always hear theirs is the best in town!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Adorable tiny French cafe only open for breakfast and lunch. Delicious omelettes and pastries! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Set in a historic Victorian building in the heart of Basalt downtown, this is an upscale tapas-style Spanish/Italian eatery with an extensive wine list. Great ambiance for a romantic date night. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Only place in town to sit next to the River. I suggest Breakfast or Brunch.”
  • 10 locals recommend