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Top Choice Modern American in Grand Junction

626 on Rood

Elegant and inventive, this is contemporary American at its best, like whole plates of stunning heirloom tomatoes in season, house-made mozzarella and lobster mac 'n' cheese. Artful mains change with the seasons and…
Top Choice Brewery in Grand Junction

Kannah Creek Brewing Company

Kannah’s Broken Oar is probably the best IPA on the Western Slope, and the Black Bridge Stout – an Irish-style dry stout with lots of depth – isn’t fooling around either. Students from Mesa State, beer lovers and mo…
Top Choice Pizza in Grand Junction

Pablo’s Pizza

These creative pies are easily the best pizza in town and we love the bike-to-dinner incentives. With sidewalk seating and a small-town vibe, this place serves steaming thin-crust pizzas with names like Dracula’s Ne…
Cafe in Grand Junction

Cafe Sol

This cute downtown cafe is crushing it with its tempting selection of salads (like bleu fig with prosciutto and greens), fresh smoothies and satisfying panini sandwiches. Breakfasts are also creative. Has good optio…
Sports & Outdoors in Grand Junction

REI

It’s not as mammoth as some of the other sporting-goods outlets in town, but for camping and climbing, REI sells the best gear and the enthusiastic staff give the best advice.
Sports & Outdoors in Grand Junction

Summit Canyon Mountaineering

You’re in good hands here: the bearded dude behind the desk greets you as ‘bro,’ breaks down the region’s climbs with back-of-hand familiarity and, a moment later, reminds his female counterpart (an avid mountain-bi…
Museum in Grand Junction

Museum of Western Colorado

The most impressive of Grand Junction’s sites, this well-arranged museum is the largest in the region, featuring impressive multidisciplinary displays on regional history (such as the awesome Thrailkill Collection o…
Breakfast in Grand Junction

Dream Café

Hit this bright, sleek cafe for Grand Junction’s best breakfast. Our favorite of the five eggs Benedict dishes is the California Dreamin’ Bene, topped with red peppers, avocado, asparagus and hollandaise. For someth…
Club in Grand Junction

Mesa Theater & Club

With occasional live music, this small theater serves more as a nightclub, popular with students from the local university who come to dance to hip-hop and drink away the weekend. The website details upcoming events…
Cinema in Grand Junction

Avalon Theatre

This enormous historic theater hosts art-house films, live comedy shows and live music. It might be the only stage in the world that can boast hosting both composer John Philip Sousa and pop songstress Pat Benatar. …