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Local Restaurants

There are a handful of restaurants in the surrounding towns of Crawford, Hotchkiss and Paonia and if your adventures take you throughout Delta County there are more options in the towns of Delta and Cedaredge.  Find a majority of the area’s restaurants below and if you’d like our opinion on where to go, just ask!  In small towns like ours, we always recommend calling ahead to see if a restaurants hours have changed from what is listed online. Many of the restaurants have seasonal menus and their menus or specials are post on their websites or facebook page. (For convenience, we’ve linked their sites below.)


Backcountry Bistro

Coffee Shop

Unique social bistro located in downtown Paonia for organic fair trade coffee, light breakfast and lunch. We are a small business dedicated to using fresh local and organic ingredients whenever possible. We offer light breakfast and lunch, espresso, smoothies.

Berg Harvest Farm & Mercantile

Café | Mercantile | Farm

We are a family owned organic fruit farm on Colorado’s western slope in Paonia, CO. Come visit our mercantile for fresh produce and other local goods, along with great meal options, smoothies, shakes and fresh fudge. Hope to see you soon!

Big B’s Delicious Orchards

Restaurant | Specialty Grocery Store | Farm & Orchard

Delicious Orchards is a little slice of heaven located in the North Fork Valley of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy u-pick fruit, organic juices, hard ciders, local wines, local produce, cafe, camping, and orchard store. It is home to Big B’s organic juices, American Farmstead hard cider, and raw vinegar. Located on a beautiful 16 acre organic orchard located 1 mile west of Paonia, with a campground, cafe, wine and cider tasting room, and outdoor concert venue featuring free live music throughout the season.

The Blended Table

Mexican American Restaurant

The Living Farm Café

New American Restaurant

The Living Farm Café is a farm-to-table restaurant that focuses on serving local and organic food.


New American Restaurant

New American cuisine using traditional Mexican ingredients with Southern and Asian influences.

Ollie’s Ice Cream

Ice Cream Shop

Featuring Anne & Mann and Enstrom ice cream. We have homemade waffle cones, including the best ever gluten free cones! Always a dairy free option!

Paonia Bread Works

Bakery | Café

A small-town bakery and café serving the community artisanal sourdough breads made from organic and locally sourced ingredients. Our breads are naturally leavened with native yeasts, using a long fermentation to provide the health and culinary benefits of a local and elemental bread. We also make bagels, pizzas and other fun stuff, including gluten free creations.

Paonia Paella

Spanish Cuisine | Food Truck

Based in the quaint and picturesque North Fork Valley, Paonia Paella serves organic, fresh Spanish cuisine made from scratch. Everything is homemade, from classic Valencian paella to nutritious salads and Spanish omelet or “tortilla patata”.


Smoothie & Juice Bar | Restaurant | Cafe

Cold pressed organic juices, smoothies, panini’s, craft cocktails & beer, local wine. Monthly events & entertainment. Full lunch menu with soup, salad & panini’s
Full evening menu with small & large plates, charcuterie boards, soup and salads.

Rio Bravo

Mexican Restaurant

Family owned Mexican restaurant.

Root & Vine Market

Wine Bar | Restaurant | Coffee Shop | Local Market

Root and Vine Market Life is what happens between coffee and wine. We offer espresso, breakfast burritos, Wine Tasting, baked goods, small plates, snacks

salt, pollen

New American Restaurant | French Restaurant | Wine Bar

At salt, pollen we provide a taste of the fertile North Fork Valley on Colorado’s Western Slope. Working with local farms, ranches, orchards and wineries, we create a diverse, seasonal experience that expresses the particular terroir of this abundant region.

Third Street Grill


Third Street Grill serves breakfast and lunch all day. Local non-GMO meats and produce. Local loaf breads with no preservatives.


133 BRGR

American Restaurant

Our burgers are made fresh out of Colorado Angus ground beef. We have a great selection of sandwiches, sides, shakes, malts and ice cream. We strive for quality, quantity and great customer service.

Blue Sky Baking Co.

Bakery | Cupcake Shop

Blue Sky Baking Co. is a from scratch baking company that prides itself on using organic, locally sourced, and mindful ingredients. We bake fresh to order, in small batches following the flavors of the seasons. This means there is always something new to try, and likely features ingredients harvested that week from one of the many local farms in the valley.
Located inside The Station in Downtown Hotchkiss, CO, we have individual treats for purchase, as well as a full menu for special orders.

Coaltrain Coffeehouse

Coffee Shop

Just about any time of year, travelers and locals alike can be found at the little coffee shop that’s named for the big locomotive which still runs behind the store a few times each day. The ambiance inside is more than inviting as a fireplace burns in the main room during the winter and the staff is always ready with a smile. The coffee and pastries are fresh, and there’s even a cozy meeting room in the back with comfortable couches and a guitar that hangs on the wall for anyone to play if the urge strikes them. It’s the kind of place you can only find in a small town.

Pat’s Bar & Grill

American Restaurant | Bar

Small town family restaurant with a cozy full service bar in back. Home of the $3.00 Margarita! We offer a full service patio during the warm months.

PJ’s Neighborhood Pub

American Restaurant | Pub

P J’s is your Neighborhood Pub – you are among friends. Enjoy the eclectic cuisine of Chef Peter Knapp.


American Restaurant

Small restaurant in the heart of Hotchkiss! This is fine dining in a simple atmosphere. The kitchen is an open concept kitchen, so you can see the chef preparing food while you visit with your friends at your table. It’s like being in their home and having food prepared for you, right in front of you. Live music on occasion. Great place to go!

Taco Hut

Tex-Mex Restaurant | Quick Bites | Drive Thru

At Taco Hut, we serve Mexican food done right. Our mission has always been simple: to provide our community with delicious food and friendly service as quickly as possible. Just about everything is made under our own roof, so you know each bite is prepared carefully. With quality ingredients and a caring touch, we make meals that wow with flavor every time. After all, it’s not fast food around here — it’s just fast, friendly service! Come enjoy a margarita as you take in the fresh air on our patio, or order a couple of tacos to-go from our drive-thru. We’ll have fun times and good eats right up!

The Station at Farm Runners

Specialty Grocery Store | Shopping & Retail | Café

Farm Runners is a retail market, café, CSA, and wholesaler specializing in fresh farm products from local family farmers. Your one stop shop for all things local. We offer a year round supply of local produce, fruit, eggs, dairy, natural meats, pantry goods, and more. Also serving fresh pastries, grab-n-go breakfasts, quick lunches, and take-home dinners –all made from scratch with local and seasonal ingredients

Tucker’s Pizza, Pub & Arcade

Pizza Place | Arcade | Bar

Funnest pizza place in the area with a full bar, dance floor with stage, dining room and arcade!

Zack’s BBQ

Barbecue Restaurant | American Restaurant


Diamond Joe

American Restaurant | Pub

Family Friendly Café with delicious down-home cooking, and Good Time Honky Tonk Saloon

The Old Mad Dog Café

American Restaurant | Café | Ice Cream Shop

The Old Mad Dog Cafe (originally designed and operated by Pam & Joe Cocker) sports an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Fountain, Event/Banquet Facilities, Exquisite Dinning Room and Outdoor Patio and Park.