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Downvalley Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Italian, Pizza, Pub
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68 El Jebel Rd, El Jebel, CO 81623-8531
11:30 - 09:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 09:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with friends. The atmosphere was pleasant. The wings were great. However the pizza was disappointing because of taste and presentation. Overall I felt that not much attention was being given to service and the food.

Thank Matt M
Aspen, Colorado
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at the Down Valley Tavern is really, really good. The location is a bit off the beaten track next to an auto parts store but don't let that deter you. Every time I've been there, I've been impressed with the quality of the food. Kudos to the chef.

Thank m0untaingirl2015
Grand Junction, Colorado
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181 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Went to Downvalley Tavern on the recommendation of a friend as we headed to Aspen for a play at the Wheeler Opera House. Our food was exceptional: spicy Tex-Mex, pork chop w/ an amazing glaze, and warm kale salad. All three of us were very happy with our meals . . . and the owner/chef's skills were apparent. They had... More 

Thank R S
Basalt, Colorado, USA
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good food, eclectic menu, active bar, moderate prices. Outdoor dining in summer. Seafood Pasta popular, as are burgers and pizza.

Thank Robert L
El Jebel, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

More like a friendly inn than a restaurant, you always feel welcome at the Tavern. Their food is consistently good, great presentation, just right portions. Make sure that you carefully consider the specials, usually terrific. Also check to see if the Happy Hour is on tap, good drink prices and terrific Happy hour bar menu. Highly recommended.

Thank zgshaw
New Castle
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191 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I hadn't been to this restaurant for a few years (side note: nice to know it's still around) but was disappointed that there weren't more options for vegetarians. The menu has a variety to choose from except for people like me. But the mushroom lasagna was VERY good. No one food overpowered and it was a tasty blend of everything.

Thank lulubird487
Basalt, Colorado
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

This place has wonderful mussels and burgers. They also have wonderful specials throughout the week. I have taken my family here when they visit and I go there a lot because of the food and the atmosphere.

Thank janery
Carbondale, Colorado
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Not just Italian food. They have a large variety of dishes from pastas and seafood to gourmet pizzas and burgers. Great beer selection. Cool atmosphere and friendly staff. Outdoor seating when it's warm and a playground for kids that keeps them entertained away from the main dining area. Great experience!!

Thank Tommy M
Snowmass, Colorado
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Good menu, especially for lunch. Love their pizza and many entree's. In the summer, outdoors is nice.

Thank Dave N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Downvalley Tavern is a sure thing. Great for a date or for a family night. You can't go wrong with the beet salad, the pasta dishes, or the creative burger selection. Awesome kid menu.

Thank Kim H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
American, Bar, Italian, Pizza, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 09:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 El Jebel Rd, El Jebel, CO 81623-8531
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Jebel
  • Phone Number: 9703092346
Italian inspired Tavern located in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley, in El Jebel, Colorado. We use fresh ingredients and serve creative dishes in a comfortable atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?