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Steamies – Telluride

After hiking the Telluride River trail it was time to take my first trip to downtown Telluride. The downtown is a mix of restaurants and small shops and has a very tourist town feel to it. I was there at an off time, after lunch but before dinner, and some of the shops weren’t open yet but I found a winner with Steamies Burger Bar.

For my avid readers you know that I can’t pass up a cool sign. I think Steamies had the most attention grabbing sign on the strip of Colorado Avenue and I just had to stop in. Inside the walls are full of stickers and it felt a bit like a dive bar but a modern take on it.

The sign for Steamies Burger Bar in Telluride is a rectangular wood sign with the word Steamies in yellow and burger bar framing it in white.

The Food

We all know it doesn’t matter how cool a place is if the food isn’t good. Steamies takes a different approach and instead of grilling a burger they steam them. They claim that the steam helps infuse all of the flavors into the meat. Each burger has a demi glaze that they use that the steam helps capture. They also say that it helps the food be healthier and it is better for the environment.

With all of that in mind I decided to go with the Yeti burger. This was topped with American cheese, Applewood bacon, crispy onion strings and a BBQ ranch aioli. I added a side of onion rings because apparently I was really into onions this day!

I can say that I really enjoyed the steamed patty. The BBQ ranch aioli was the dominant flavor on the sandwich and it was really nice. The bacon was cooked crisp and I wondered if that was steamed as well? I liked the burger. The bun was a little softer than usual but I wasn’t sure if that was from steam or the extra aioli. The onion rings were also good. They had big slices of onion and a medium batter so the onion really came through and it wasn’t just biting into breading. Overall, a very fine place to eat!

The Yeti burger with a side of onion rings from Steamies Telluride.

Finding Steamies

Steamies is located at 300 W. Colorado Ave in downtown Telluride. Basically can’t miss it on the main strip into town. I didn’t see any parking lots but ended up parking on the street. There is pay to park spots on the main street. I think parking cost me $0.89 but the rates probably vary.

I have added this restaurant and all of the restaurants I have been to on my interactive map that you can find here. If you have a suggestion for a restaurant or any comments feel free to email me at or you can follow me on any of the below social media platforms. Bon Appetit!

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