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The Red Onion

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American, Bar, Pub
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420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-9955
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Natchez, Mississippi, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice meal, but we were very disappointed in the service. The prices are a little high not to have good service. The server barely spoke to us, and there were very few patrons. I was surprise. My husband and I had nice entree, and an appetizer, no alcohol and the bill was close to $80. I am... More 

Thank Lori F
Colorado Springs.
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Aspen for the first time, and since it was the off season, there were fewer choices for dinner. We also have younger kids, so it was important to find a family friendly place that also had football on TV. Red Onion delivered on all accounts. They made sure we had a table so we could watch our... More 

Thank Jillian H
Toms River, New Jersey
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164 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK place to eat. Had a cheeseburger with a side salad. The salad was large and the burger good. A little pricey though. Service was good.

Thank 622eagle
St Albans, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Had a great late lunch here and the food was delicious. It's average value, which makes it good value for Aspen! The service was generally OK, but I felt we were being rushed - I still had my mouth full when the place was whisked away and I was asked if I wanted to order dessert! Otherwise a good meal,... More 

Thank Pole2Pole_Images
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon the Red Onion while downtown and we were surprised how good the food, service, and atmosphere was in basically a bar. We would recommend the Red Onion, if anything, the ambiance of this Aspen hangout,.....good food and beer was just a plus.

Thank Fred J
Evergreen, Colorado
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Simple food here with great flavor and fantastic service! I had the black bean burger and mashed potatoes...both so flavorful. My boyfriend had a cheeseburger and fries. He said the cheeseburger was perfect and I will attest, his fries were excellent. Nice, low-key atmosphere to have a casual dinner, a couple of drinks and watch a ball game. The bar... More 

Thank pasofan667
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Mellow place to grab a drink in the evening. Never been super impressed with dinner, but the crowd is good and great way to spend an hour after skiing or biking.

Thank petergbiker
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We were worried about the high price of restaurants in Aspen and were happily surprised to discover reasonable prices at the Red Onion. Original menu with very good sandwiches and killer french fries. I liked the sweet potato fries, and the others and my party could not stop eating the spicy fries. We had planned to ask for a box... More 

Thank Textraveler2013
Columbia, South Carolina
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Bar at the Red Onion looks exactly like it did in 1892! You can spend $6 on Colorado draft beers or $2 on PBR drafts (off season price, normally $3). I had the wings for 6 for $6 and they were great, celery and carrots with blue cheese/ranch included. 3 big screens in main bar for sports and a... More 

Thank PEBO16
Glendive, Montana
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372 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I ate lunch here. We both had sandwiches, which were very good, and a coke. The service was good. The Red Onion is the oldest restaurant in Aspen, so that is cool. The biggest problem I have with this restaurant is the same as I have with most of Aspen....incredibly overpriced. The two sandwiches and drinks cost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-925-9955
Original building and bar from 1892 in the heart of Aspen on the mall.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?