When eating out calls for the tastes of home, here are a few options in Aspen’s culinary scene which put comfort back into the dining experience.
1 Little Annie's Eating House
For more than 40 years, Little Annie's iconic restaurant has been serving up Aspen's best homestyle-cooked meals. From chicken-fried steak and vegetarian lasagna to beef stew, Rocky Mountain chili and homemade apple crisp, this eating house is the ticket to comfort food in downtown Aspen.
517 E. Hyman Ave. Aspen, CO 81611
2 Boogie's Diner
The multi-page menu includes several kinds of burgers, hot sandwiches and popular items like the meatloaf dinner. But, locals know that even when you come to fill up on entrees, the real treat are the wide selection of homemade pies and heaping milkshakes and malts.
3 Red Onion
The Red Onion is the oldest restaurant and bar in Aspen, and miners used to pass the time here in the 1890s between shifts. With a new chef at the helm, the emphasis on comfort food translates into dishes like crab hushpuppies, pulled pork and cheddar sandwiches, and a green chile cheese grits all complemented by a healthy bourbon menu to wash it down.
420 E. Cooper Avenue Aspen, Colorado, 81611
This remodeled Irish pub and kitchen has a little something for everyone, from delicious and hearty gourmet salads like the kale or heirloom tomato. But to fill up on something soothing for the mind and tummy, the shepherd's pie with house-ground lamb or the old fashioned reuben should do the trick.
415 E Hyman Ave Aspen, CO 81611
The food at this French bistro does all the talking, while more complex dishes please sophisticated palates. However, the award-winning macaroni and cheese with truffles and mushroom or the roasted chicken with apricot serrano stuffing are items that keep all sorts of customers coming back for more.
216 S Monarch St Aspen, CO 81611