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The Red Onion

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420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1832
+1 970-925-9955
11:00 - 02:00
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Oxford, Michigan
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157 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the famous Red Onion Salad which was very good. Decent beer selection. Good service. We would try again.

Thank Snoil54
Midland, Texas
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good experience at the Red Onion. A classic bar in the front part of the building with dining in the back. The food and service was good and not as pricey as I expected for Aspen. +++

Thank mikejdav
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the oldest restaurants in Aspen, the atmosphere was great! food was very good, as was the service. They have a very large whiskey menu, which my husband loved.

Thank kmcd1114
Costa Mesa, California
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The title says it all. I had the cajun mahi mahi salad, my husband the Buffalo burger, and our son the pulled pork and cheddar sandwich. All very very good at very reasonable prices. We arrived while it was so happy hour so drunk prices were also good. The bread pudding was also excellent and the banana cream pie though... More 

Thank Dawn B
Key Largo, Florida
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Had lunch at the Red Onion. The service was good and everyone liked their meals. We had a new born in a stroller and the staff moved tables to permit us to have the stroller at the table.

Thank David S
Elgin, Illinois
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We stopped in here for lunch on a snowy Mon afternoon and the place was packed. Nice atmosphere, good service and good food. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Robert N
McAllen, Texas
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265 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

prompt friendly service. the trout was great. the burgers were good as well. the chicken wings so-so.

Thank Dkazooman
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Authentic atmosphere, friendly staff and management, delicious food. What more could you ask for? Oh, moderate prices.

Thank Gary W
Pueblo, Colorado
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Yes, we drove for hours, with the wild expectations of "the worlds greatest cheese grits" (wife's description from past motorcycle trip). So I'm thinking, ok, let's make a special day trip for that.......we got there about one-ish, to find out the chili and cheese grits aren't served till 4:30 for dinner...... so looking over the menu, I decided to have... More 

Thank Raimond M
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67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the food, atmosphere and friendliness of the RedOnion. We were seated quickly, the staff was attentive and there when needed. We actually visited twice during our stay. The food was fresh, hot, and well proportioned. Loud, but not too noisy. Fun pics on the walls. Overall pleasant Daniel was awesome btw she wears cool head bands, definitely will... More 

Thank chicritic

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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$10 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1832
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-925-9955
Original building and bar from 1892 in the heart of Aspen on the mall.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?