Smithy is the pulse of Carbondale. Locals catching up with each other, business meetings, visitors from out of town looking for a hearty meal at a reasonable cost. During the summer you will find people who have biked down from Aspen on the 40 miles bike trail from Aspen to Glenwood (or vice versa).
The restaurant has an indoor and outdoor seating area. Indoor is homey and warm with Tiffany style light shades. Outside is the porch which has a kind of cheesy canvas cover and heaters to accommodate people in the winter. During the summer the porch is open and really nice.
Expect to wait on Sunday and many Saturday mornings. Sign up and go across the street to Misers Merchantile to check the consignments. No reservations accepted.
Good coffee, quality teas, sport iced tea, fresh juices, and bloody mary are available.
For breakfast they have the usual egg offerings but are noted for huevos and variations on huevos. On weekends they have eggs benedicts. I like the breakfast quesadilla with spinach. Seasonal pancakes and cornmeal cakes are good choice as well. They offer a kashi medley as alternative to hash browns that is excellent. Oatmeal is good if you get there early in morning, later in day not so much.
Cinnamon rolls are made on site and the muffins and pies are really good.
Lunch includes panini sandwiches, homemade soups, big salads, and locally grown burgers. They also have some mexican food but there are better mexican lunch options around.
They also offer dinner a few nights a week during summer but it is mostly the lunch menu and Carbondale has lots of other choices for dinner that should be enjoyed. Nothing special.
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