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Downvalley Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Italian, Pizza, Pub
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68 El Jebel Rd, El Jebel, CO 81623-8531
+1 970-963-4388
11:30 - 22:00
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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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Grand Junction, Colorado
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173 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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181 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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158 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I had heard so many good things about DVT that I wanted to try it. Nothing lived up to its expectations. The calamari was soggy, undercooked, and we barely touched it. The server didn't even notice. Meatballs were bland and uninteresting. We had talked about ordering more food, but declined after the poor appetizers. Again, the server didn't seem to... More 

Thank LovesEats
dtscott, Manager at Downvalley Tavern, responded to this review

LoveEats, I am sorry to hear the DVT did not live up to your expectations. We strive to serve great food, and that is not what you received on your visit. While i will make no excuses, I hope you will consider another visit. Please contact me @ drewtscott@yahoo.com so that we can try to make things right. More 

Carbondale, Colorado
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

We had a lovely meal with friends last night. They have a beer and a burger deal for 12$!! It was super yummy!! The service was top notch. I really enjoyed myself. We are becoming regulars.

Thank YUMMY812

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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
Child-friendly, 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: +1 970-963-4388
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?