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131 N. Fir Street, Telluride, 970/728-6207

Asked to name Telluride’s neighborhood bar and grill, most locals would say it’s the Cornerhouse Grille. And they’d be right. Just a few steps north from Telluride’s main street, owner Kenny Rosen and his staff continue to provide what every town needs: satisfying food, cold beer, a lively bar and a comfortable, unassuming place to have a good time.

Residents can probably tell you which day of the week at the Cornerhouse is their favorite. Monday night is burger night, where six bucks will get you a burger and fries. Rosen takes his burgers ($9.50) seriously and aims to make the best burger in town. Monday is also trivia night. It’s become a popular weekly event, so show up early and bring your A game.

If flavors from South of the Border are your thing, the Cornerhouse has that, too, on Taco and Tequila Tuesday. Beef tacos are $1, fish tacos are $5, margaritas are $4 and tequila shots, only $3.  

For Mexican dishes throughout the week, Cornerhouse offers a customize-your-own menu: Step 1, pick your meat (carne, pollo, pork carnitas or veggie); Step 2, pick your style: tacos (two for $7.50, three for $9.50), burrito ($8.95) or quesadilla. Fish tacos ($7.95) are also an option.

Then too, there’s Whiskey Wednesday, with cheeseburger sliders, fried chicken sliders and buffalo chicken sliders (all just two bucks!). Jack-and-Cokes are $4, and Beam shots are $3.

A few of the new menu items at the Cornerhouse warrant mentioning, especially Rosen’s pride and joy, the Pork!, Pork!, Pork!, sandwich ($10.95), the soon-to-be-famous Cornerhouse take on a classic Cuban sandwich piled with ham, pulled pork and bacon.

There’s also Mom’s Brisket sandwich ($10.95), served with onions, mayo and au jus; and the nostalgic Day After Thanksgiving on a Sandwich ($10.95), piled with turkey, stuffing, gravy, potato chips, cranberries and aioli.

Of course, there are mainstays that never lose their allure – the Reuben ($10.95) and the ever-famous Big Willy ($10.50) sandwich made with turkey, cheddar, tomato and guacamole. It’s as dressed-up as a grilled cheese gets.

With names like Whiskey Wednesday and Tequila Tuesday, parents may wonder if this is the kind of place to bring their kids. With plenty of seating away from the bar and a sunny patio, the Cornerhouse is both child-and adult-friendly. The kids’ menu includes a chicken fingers basket ($6.95) and cheeseburger sliders ($7.95).

Fries or tater tots with that sandwich? The fries are good, and the tater tots even better.

It’s no accident that the Cornerhouse is located in a large Victorian house. It’s been home to locals for years, and, given its menu and ever-changing lineup of specials, it’s no wonder visitors are so quick to feel at home here, as well.

LATE NIGHT: The Cornerhouse is one of the few restaurants to serve food late at night in Telluride. Aside from short closures in offseason, Rosen and crew serve food until midnight.

HEY LADIES!: Thursday night is Ladies Night, with half-off on all drinks for the fairer sex. It is also wing night, with an order of 12 chicken wings for just $6.

Open daily, 11 a.m. to midnight.  

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