Dining

If all that adventure has built up your appetite, just visit one of our dining areas for some flavorful food to get you back into the action.

Café 1230

Ever eaten pizza 1,230 feet above a roaring river and extraordinary gorge? Have a slice at Café 1230, one of the most scenic restaurants in Colorado. Dig in to our award-winning chef’s menu, which also features favorites like the “Cheesy Big Boy” burger, chicken tenders, veggie burger, signature salad, and the Whistlin’ Dixie Fried Chicken Sammy. Wash it down with a selection of cocktails and brews including Eddyline Breweries and New Belgium. You can cozy up by the fireplace or sit out on the open patio. Either way, your hunger will be satisfied.

  • Hours: Open during Park hours
  • Location: Visitor Center
  • Our Suggestion: Pizza

Bridge View BBQ

Sometimes on the south side of the Bridge you can smell the aroma of smoked meat wafting through the breeze. The reason? Bridge View BBQ, where a whole smorgasbord of southern cooking is at your fingertips. Stop in for a cut of their brisket, delicious sammies, cheesy potatoes, black beans and more. You can order single meals or go family-style and get three homemade fixin’s, a whole pound of your choice of BBQ and a selection of special sauces. All meat is smoked in-house with a secret rub.

Complete your feast with a craft-brewed Root Beer from Eddyline Breweries and leave your stomach speechless.

  • Hours: Seasonal
  • Location: South side of the Bridge
  • Our Suggestions: Smoked brisket, cheesy potatoes, black beans

Cliff Side Patio

Enjoy a peaceful view and snacks for all ages at Cliff Side Patio. This picnic and seating area looks out on one of the best views in the Park. Savor a cool ice cream or ICEE on a hot day. Or munch on some cotton candy or popcorn. And for you adults, try a glass of local wine from The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey right here in Cañon City. Take a sip. Have a bite. Soak in the scenery.

  • Hours: Seasonal
  • Location: Between the Visitor Center and the Bridge
  • Our Suggestion: Soft serve ice cream cone sundae