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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“YUM!!! Preparing fresh, seasonal Colorado Cuisine is the mission of BIN 707 Foodbar, which makes it a point to get ingredients locally first, from Colorado second, and domestically third. That principle applies to the beverage as well — almost all the beer, cider and wines are Colorado-based, with local names like Kannah Creek, Colterris and Palisade Brewery on hand. While the menu is always changing, the classic Bin Burger with beehive white cheddar and twice cooked, hand cut skinny fries are a staple.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Inspired by Pablo Picasso who changed the art world with his revolutionary creations, Pablo’s Pizza hopes to have the same extraordinary impact on your taste buds. Everything on the menu is made from scratch and currently includes 28 pizzas, 11 salads, plus homemade cookies.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Dream Cafe offers a fun and uniquely hip atmosphere to enjoy the breakfast or lunch you've been "dreaming about". Busy most mornings so be patient the food is worth the extra wait. You’ll find a wide variety of options ranging from deliciously distinctive Eggs Benedict and Specialty Pancakes (including a gluten free option), to mid-morning Bloody Mary's or sparkling Mimosas.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Route
“Lots of little antique shops and art galleries tucked in all over the place. Hosts Farmers Markets in the summer on Thursday nights and music festivals throughout the year.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“ il Bistro specializes in preparing authentic Northern Italian cuisine and offers a wine list focused on Colorado and Italian wines only. Since the restaurant’s beginning in 1998, there has always been a conscious effort to use as many local ingredients and Colorado foods as possible. The menu changes often with the seasons, but signature dishes like the Rosetta, a house made pasta rolled with oven roasted rosemary ham and provolone cheese, baked and served with spicy tomato cream sauce, are generally always available.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Eye Doctor
“Spanning Colorado's history, with 19th-century firearms, adobe pottery & a uranium mine exhibit.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Good spot to go get on wifi and do some work. Some good breakfast options, good coffee, and an open, inviting place to work.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Nature
“Hiking and biking trails galore, dog friendly. Beautiful setting, just 3 miles away. On the left about a mile or so before you get to the East Colorado National Monument Entrance.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place is really close and has a great patio, good food and live music depending on the night.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“At staple in downtown Grand Junction since 1994, Rockslide Restaurant & Brewery is committed to serving up local meats, produce, and of course, beer! Whether you’re craving jalapeno chicken mac-n-cheese, blackened catfish, or fresh salads and sandwiches, there is something for everyone. Pair your meal with any of Rockslide’s popular brews with names like Widow Maker Wheat, Rabbit Ears Amber Ale, Big Bear Stout, Cold Shivers Pale Ale, Raspberry Wheat or Kokopelli Cream Ale. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“About 12 miles away. Provides a full selection of mall shopping stores and food court selections as well. Grand Junction has one of everything as far as restaurants and soprts bars are concerned.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“We highly recommend the Tostado's they are yummy! Tacoparty’s menu is designed to showcase locally grown and sourced products from farmers, ranchers, brewers, distillers, and winemakers in the Grand Valley. Each day, there is a unique selection of six appetizers and six tacos available, as well as soft serve ice cream in unique flavors such as roasted beet and sweet corn.”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Most evenings this is where you can find Cody as a Wine Specialist and server. Yummy Cuisine: American, Continental, French, Fusion, Gourmet/Continental, International, Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian Features: Colorado Wines Served, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Locally-grown Foods Served, Outdoor Dining, Reservations Suggested”
  • 12 locals recommend
Theatre
“The newly redesigned and remodeled Avalon Theater always has something going on! Check out their website for upcoming shows! www.avalontheatregj.com”
  • 12 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“Grand Junction has a really cute main street with fun local shops and restaurants. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
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“At Café Sol, meals are prepared from scratch, incorporating as many locally sourced, organic, high quality ingredients as possible. Not only is the food delicious and filling, but it’s also nutritious. Relax in the dining room or on the outdoor patio with some homemade quinoa oatmeal, a freshly tossed salad, or a grilled panini.”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“YUM!!! Preparing fresh, seasonal Colorado Cuisine is the mission of BIN 707 Foodbar, which makes it a point to get ingredients locally first, from Colorado second, and domestically third. That principle applies to the beverage as well — almost all the beer, cider and wines are Colorado-based, with local names like Kannah Creek, Colterris and Palisade Brewery on hand. While the menu is always changing, the classic Bin Burger with beehive white cheddar and twice cooked, hand cut skinny fries are a staple.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Inspired by Pablo Picasso who changed the art world with his revolutionary creations, Pablo’s Pizza hopes to have the same extraordinary impact on your taste buds. Everything on the menu is made from scratch and currently includes 28 pizzas, 11 salads, plus homemade cookies.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“ il Bistro specializes in preparing authentic Northern Italian cuisine and offers a wine list focused on Colorado and Italian wines only. Since the restaurant’s beginning in 1998, there has always been a conscious effort to use as many local ingredients and Colorado foods as possible. The menu changes often with the seasons, but signature dishes like the Rosetta, a house made pasta rolled with oven roasted rosemary ham and provolone cheese, baked and served with spicy tomato cream sauce, are generally always available.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“This place is really close and has a great patio, good food and live music depending on the night.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“At staple in downtown Grand Junction since 1994, Rockslide Restaurant & Brewery is committed to serving up local meats, produce, and of course, beer! Whether you’re craving jalapeno chicken mac-n-cheese, blackened catfish, or fresh salads and sandwiches, there is something for everyone. Pair your meal with any of Rockslide’s popular brews with names like Widow Maker Wheat, Rabbit Ears Amber Ale, Big Bear Stout, Cold Shivers Pale Ale, Raspberry Wheat or Kokopelli Cream Ale. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Taco Place
“We highly recommend the Tostado's they are yummy! Tacoparty’s menu is designed to showcase locally grown and sourced products from farmers, ranchers, brewers, distillers, and winemakers in the Grand Valley. Each day, there is a unique selection of six appetizers and six tacos available, as well as soft serve ice cream in unique flavors such as roasted beet and sweet corn.”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Most evenings this is where you can find Cody as a Wine Specialist and server. Yummy Cuisine: American, Continental, French, Fusion, Gourmet/Continental, International, Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian Features: Colorado Wines Served, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Locally-grown Foods Served, Outdoor Dining, Reservations Suggested”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“At Café Sol, meals are prepared from scratch, incorporating as many locally sourced, organic, high quality ingredients as possible. Not only is the food delicious and filling, but it’s also nutritious. Relax in the dining room or on the outdoor patio with some homemade quinoa oatmeal, a freshly tossed salad, or a grilled panini.”
  • 17 locals recommend

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