Address: 146 N Main St., Minturn
Hours: Bar opens at 3:30p, dining room opens at 5p. Summer: Bar & Riverside Deck opens at 4p, dining room opens at 5:30p.
Open since 1901 and operated by current management since 1976, Minturn Saloon is a historic destination for travelers. If you have an extra minute, be sure to read about the history of the place. It will only add to your appreciation of the western décor and walls covered in an impressive collection of sports memorabilia that span the restaurant’s long history. Their eclectic menu features a mix of Mexican food, wild game birds, and ribs. It also boasts a full bar service that includes beer, wine, and cocktails.
This place is a go-to for large groups with their generous, shareable portions and pitchers of margaritas. It offers plenty of value, but the restaurant is also willing to go that extra mile for special events. When the weather is nice, you can watch the sun go down on the patio overlooking the river. The Minturn Saloon is easily accessible from Vail or Beaver Creek.
What They’re Known for: Known for their chips and guacamole and natural margaritas, Minturn Saloon is one of the most popular Mexican restaurants in the area. If Mexican food is not your thing, try the ribs or the quail.
What to Watch for: This place can get quite crowded during peak times.