Don't you just dislike it when your favorite restaurant closes down? I loved Bob's Big Boy back in the day. There are only a few locations left in California the last time I checked.

So I asked Montrose what restaurants do you miss? I've actually been to most of the answers also.

What restaurants do you want back, Montrose?

Oakley P.- Pancheros, which is now Tacos and Beer at 3410 Willams Drive

Lauren F.- Sushitini, which was located at 228 E. Main street.

Brad C.- The Vine Bistro, now Double Barrel Taco at 347 E. Main street

Karlie S.- Golden Corral, "Montrose needs a good buffet".

Paul D.- The Red Barn on Main street, which is now Jimmers barbeque

I miss The Vine Bistro for sure, it closed down during the pandemic in 2020. I loved their food, and fun bar area, great craft cocktails. Another great place was Shanghai Palace off Townsend ave. They had upscale Chinese food, and they also had a location in Telluride, Colorado, but that closed too.

It's sad when you really like a place and it closes. Especially when you live in a small town and there are not a lot of choices. The good thing is most of these locations have a new place in them now.

Small Locally-Owned Colorado Restaurants Worth The Drive

Do find yourself hopping in the car and driving 60 or 70 miles just to visit your favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurant or cafe. People in Western Colorado do this all the time. They gather the fam-damily and pile in the SUV to drive up to Mesa to visit the Wagon Wheel. Maybe you pile in the car and drive from Grand Junction to Meeker simply to visit Clark's Burgers.

I asked on Facebook, "Name a small, locally-owned restaurant/cafe/bakery in Western Colorado that's worth making the drive for." Here's what you had to say.

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