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Fresh Hand Crafted Beer Genuine Food Good Times Smuggler Union foramlly named Smugglers Brewpub loctaed in Telluride, CO
$12 - $45
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed October 7, 2021 via mobile

We had a really good experience. Great gluten free options. Nice, knowledgeable server. Really nice environment! Loved it.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed October 5, 2021

Food is affordable here, which isn't the case with most places in Telluride. Service was fast and good. We had burgers which were great. We're not big beer drinkers but the wine was good. We would return.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 20, 2021 via mobile

It’s a lively place with an expansive beer list and a nice menu. Unfortunately the beers didn’t live up to their elaborate descriptions and the food was simply average.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 16, 2021 via mobile

Great food!! Get there around 12 before all the people arrive from the morning hike. The cheese ball apps were awesome. The fish and chips were great. Only local beer, so don’t go in looking for copra light or killer

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

Wasn’t as expected. Arrived in a group and seated upon opening. Courteous service but felt unimportant. Beer selections were good. Husband and I shared 2 of the 3 taco selections. He had sirloin choice but was just ground meat, flavorless. I had Mahi Mahi which...was just one small deep fried fish stick on the bottom of the taco. The topping on each were okay. Can’t speak for the others in our group but I believe they were not impressed either. Not worth the money we spent, overpriced.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021

I was in a group of 8 roudy women, yesterday, and went here at lunchtime. They were super busy but got us in very quickly. The waitress was incredible, polite, funny with loads of initiative. The food was off the charts as were the drinks....Can't wait to go back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

My boyfriend and I love visiting Telluride so when we heard such great reviews of Smugglers we wanted to try it out. We sat at the bar which was fine with us being very busy, the woman working the bar was nice the food was...very good. My boyfriend paid the bill with his credit card and I tipped our waitress with cash. I would say our experience was very good until getting home to find out his credit card was charged $10.00 more than what our bill came to. Maybe I’m wrong but a restaurant shouldn’t be able to add a extra tip, I left what I thought was a very good tip. If I had any advice to someone visiting this establishment check your credit card statement compared to your bill after visiting you may be surprised out how much they tip themselves after you leave. We did try to call to talk to someone about this and they put me on hold for half hour and I never did talk to anyone.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 4, 2021

My family and I were seated quickly on a busy Friday evening. We had an outdoor table, which was great for people watching and soaking up the glorious Colorado weather. Our host was very accommodating, adjusting the umbrellas to keep the sun out of our...eyes and letting us choose where we wanted to sit. Our waiter was charming and professional. The food was mostly good. I ordered a chicken breast over risotto. The risotto wasn't even close to risotto - it was brown rice. The chicken was a bit dry, but overall not a terrible dish. The others in my party ordered burgers which were exceptionally good. The fries were good too. Overall - I would recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 2, 2021

Very surprised to see all the negative reviews on poor service. We came here for lunch after exploring Telluride and riding the gondolas. We arrived right at 11:30 am when they opened. Very friendly staff and our server was outstanding. Beautiful place with nice flowers...everywhere. We sat indoor as it was a bit breezy still outside. They make their own beers and root beer on site (both were excellent). One of the better root beer for sure. For lunch we got the mahi mahi fish tacos, and the Thai chili ribs with kimchi. Both were amazing. The waiter said everything is made in house, not processed/packaged. We can taste the quality. A+ experience.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 12, 2021

Terfible. Never go there. We arrived and were told 30 minutes on a waiting list. After 45 minutes I asked a staff person, who was not wearing a mask when we might be seated. Instead I received a scathing reply that 30 minutes was only...a guess, they have no hostest and a " You've got to be F#$%ing." Highly recommend no one ever go to this establishment.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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yes and yes please try my cell 970 7082451 thanks, Josh
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Unfortunately we do not allow dogs directly on our patio. We do our best to obtain you a table that is nearest to the fence so that you may tie your dog up next to you outside of the fence. We also provide water bowls for... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smuggler Union Restaurant & Brewery

Yes, Smuggler Union Restaurant & Brewery offers takeout services.

Smuggler Union Restaurant & Brewery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4