Crested Butte, CO
Crested Butte - Dining
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It's been said that Crested Butte has more fine restaurants per capita than any other American town. One thing's for sure, Crested Butte has more great restaurants than you can visit in a week. Diverse menus include French, German, Asian, Mexican, and American cuisine. Whether dining on-mountain, slopeside, or in the historic town, our culinary expertise is sure to satisfy your mountain appetite.

When the restaurants close, the rest of town doesn't. Crested Butte nightlife is quite exciting. Our little mountain town comes alive after hours - pubs, clubs, and breweries are full of the mountain spirit! Besides an excellent local taxi service, Crested Butte has one of the best ski town shuttle systems around.

We hope you can visit as many of our fine establishments as possible. Use the following info to assist you in your dining planning.

dining on the mountain

9380 Prime
For an upscale casual lunch that goes a step above the rest- 9380 Prime is the place to be. During the day, 9380 will feature satisfying breakfast, lunch and apres ski options as well as providing daily drink and menu specials. At night, the restaurant is your prime destination for family dinners or a celebratory date night. With hand-cut steaks and fine wine selections along with kid's menus and homemade desserts, we are sure to have just what you are looking for. Expansive new bars inside and out and seven flat screen TVs ensure that you can always keep up on the latest scores.  There is also plenty of outdoor seating and a large fire pit, which will afford our deck to be the base area's entertainment hot spot.
Location: In the Elevation Hotel
Phone: 970-251-3030

Avalanche Bar & Grille
Located at the ski area in Mt. Crested Butte, the Avalanche Bar & Grill features great breakfasts, relaxing lunches, and delicious dinners starting at 7:30am daily. The banana granola pancakes, biscuits & gravy, homemade clam chowder and chili, half pound burgers, smoked salmon salad, fish and chips, spinach manicotti, and caramel apple crisp are just a smidgen of the menu's collection of comfort foods. Don't forget the Rugrats. The Avalanche has a kids breakfast & lunch menu. Take-out, eat in, or enjoy a hot toddy after a cool day on the slopes. Happy Hour is from 3-7pm daily
Location: 15 Emmons Rd.
Phone: 970-349-7195

Bakery at Mt. Crested Butte & the Brown Labrador Pub
Located at the ski area in Mt. Crested Butte, the Avalanche Bar & Grill features great breakfasts, relaxing lunches, and delicious dinners starting at 7:30am daily. The banana granola pancakes, biscuits & gravy, homemade clam chowder and chili, half pound burgers, smoked salmon salad, fish and chips, spinach manicotti, and caramel apple crisp are just a smidgen of the menu's collection of comfort foods. Don't forget the Rugrats. The Avalanche has a kids breakfast & lunch menu. Take-out, eat in, or enjoy a hot toddy after a cool day on the slopes. Happy Hour is from 3-7pm daily
Phone: 970-349-4757

Butte 66
The most popular apres ski bar and eatery on the mountain offers live music, great lunches, and daily drink specials. New this year, our fully updated facility is here to offer warm sammie melts, specialty topped hot dogs, and homemade chili. Don't forget about our signature milkshakes. We also have added Spellbound Pizza as a grab-and-go option from our pizza window. The expansive outdoor deck has amazing slope side mountain views, so grab a drink at our bar and step outside to lounge in the sun after a long day on the slopes or come in to watch the big game. Open for lunch and apres ski.
Location: Treasury Building
Phone: 970-349-2999 

At django's, you'll experience creativity and variety in all sizes and flavors. The full menu includes 21 contemporary small plates with daily features, some wildly inventive and others more familiar. Visitors and locals both feel at home in this casually elegant atmosphere: sharing a quick bite, relaxing with a glass of wine, or exploring the full menu of southern European cuisine. django's has an incredible selection of wines from around the world, offered by the bottle, the quartino or in flights.  Staying in the Lodge? We deliver, just ask
Location: Mountaineer Square
Phone: 970-349-7574

The Ice Bar at Uley's Cabin
Always attracting a crowd, this is the place to see and be seen!  Join Chef Danny Rosa in the Cabin for a gourmet lunch of upscale Colorado Cuisine.  At the end of the day, sip on handcrafted specialty cocktails at the Ice Bar, located slope side, and enjoy the beautiful vistas while people watching!  Found on the mountain at the base of the Twister Lift. Open for lunch 7 days a week starting December 10th and Sleigh Ride Dinners, Wednesday through Saturday evenings starting December 17th.  Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for lunch. 
Location: On Mountain
For lunch reservations call: 970-349-2275
For Sleigh ride dinner reservations call: 970-349-4554

Jefe's Mexican Restaurant
Whether you're looking to fuel up quick and get back on the mountain or sit down and enjoy a relaxed meal, make sure to check out Jefe's. The base area's Tex-Mex style eatery is located right across from the ticket office in Mountaineer Square and here to provide hand made burritos, tacos, and much more. Take a break from the cold and warm up with our variety of salsas or stop by for a breakfast burrito on your way to the lifts. New this year, the five pound burrito! Take on the challenge and try to get your spot on the wall of fame and get ready for a fiesta of food and fun. 
Location: Mountaineer Square Breezeway
Phone: 970-349-4450

Ten Peaks
Located at the top of the Painter Boy lift. Ten Peaks serves coffee, made to order sandwiches, soups and has a full-service Bar. Relax while soaking up the sun in one of the Bud Light loungers on Ten Peaks Beach! Open daily.

Paradise Warming House
Paradise Warming House offers cafeteria-style breakfasts and fresh lunches offering gourmet deli sandwiches, super salads and a selection of daily homemade soups and chili. Enjoy their outdoor grill, extensive seating and spectacular views. Located on the mountain at the base of the Paradise Lift. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Location: Base of the Paradise
Phone: 970-349-2274

The Woodstone Bar and Grill
The WoodStone Grille located in the Grand Lodge Hotel in Mt. Crested Butte offers breakfast and dinner daily in a cozy dining room. Warm up with a taste of the mountain at either of our two toasty fireplaces. For breakfast enjoy a hot cup of Buena Vista Roasters Organic coffee with our $8.95 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
For dinner enjoy The WoodStone Grille's tantalizing selection of hearty comfort cuisine, fused with an international flare. Open daily from 7am to 10:30am for breakfast. The Bar opens at 4 p.m. and dinner is served nightly from 5-9 p.m.
Location: Grand Lodge Hotel
Phone: 970-349-8030

dining in town

"Eat Pasta, Ski Fasta."
Serving delicious Homemade Northern Italian cuisine, the Bacchanale is a great place to relax after a long day. Enjoy entrees ranging from veal to vegetarian, to pastas, and seafood. Fine wines and cocktails are available. Go for dinner, or just drinks-and-appetizers at the antique bar. Happy Hour 4-6 pm. Reservations accepted.

Location: 209 Elk Avenue
Phone: 970-349-5257

Brick Oven Pizzeria
Enjoy Crested Butte's finest pizza, subs, pasta and libations at the Brick Oven. Pick from the best salad bar in town, pizza by the slice, or other menu items. The Brick has the most beers on tap in town plus a full bar. Located right in downtown Crested Butte at 3rd and  Elk.   

Buckaroo Beanery
Located on White Rock Avenue next to True Value, the Buckaroo Beanery is a great place for a cup of coffee. Stop into this local coffeehouse to fuel up before skiing or to relax. Serving slow roasted coffee, lattes, chai tea, cappuccino and bites to eat, it is the perfect place to have a conversation. Wireless internet available.
Location: 601 6th Street.
Phone: 970-349-5252

Camp 4 Coffee
Camp 4 Coffee serves the "Best Coffee in Colorado," breakfast burritos, sandwiches, muffins, and other snacks. Take some Camp 4 coffee with you to brew at home, or order it online. Visit Camp 4 Coffee at the two mountain locations - at the base area or on-mountain at the top of Painter Boy Lift. They are also located in town at 4th and Elk in the historic license plate house and in CB South.
Location: 402 1/2 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-5148

Donita's Cantina
Enjoy tasty Mexican food in a fun atmosphere. The menu features large portions of enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas, and other Mexican favorites. Relax with the friendly service and sip on a famous margarita. Remember to take home some of the legendary homemade salsa. No reservations but special arrangements can be made for parties of 10 or more with 24 hours notice. Serving dinner nightly.
Location: 330 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-9656

Gas Cafe
As you fill your car at the gas station at Butte Avenue & Highway 135, go inside and fuel up for the day with breakfast at the Gas Cafe. Serving a variety of breakfast sandwiches and other grilled favorites, the Gas Cafe is also open for lunch until 4pm.
Location: 602 Butte Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-9656

Ginger Cafe
Located on Elk Avenue, the Ginger Cafe offers pan-Asian delights for your senses. Specializing in Indian and Thai cuisines, the Ginger offers Colorado Lamb, Pad Thai, many curries, soups, and some out of sight fusion dishes. Many veggie entrees are available. Full bar, exotic drinks, and an intimate setting make this not your average Asian restaurant. Entrees average $8. Reservations are helpful but not required. Serving lunch and dinner everyday, you can dine-in, take-away, or have your meal delivered.
Location: 425 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-7291

Come have breakfast or lunch creekside at Izzy's, located behind the post office just off Elk Avenue. Try one of the fantastic deli sandwiches on homemade bread, or a stuffed Mediterranean crepe. They serve bagels and homemade potato latkes for breakfast, in addition to many other favorites. They also make homemade soups, bagels, muffins and cookies daily from scratch. Come in for lunch, just cappuccino and a cookie, or try one of many delicious dessert crepes. It is the perfect place to start your day. Open 7am-2pm daily.
Location: 218 Maroon Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-5630

Karolina's Kitchen
Karolina's Kitchen offers soups, salads, sandwiches, incredibly fresh steaks, pork chops, fish, and grilled chicken. Have a taste of the "Real West" at Karolina's, which serves lunch Monday-Friday from 11am-3pm and breakfast on the weekends at 9am.
Location: 127 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-6756

Le Bosquet Restaurant
Family owned and operated since 1976, Le Bosquet offers breathtaking views and mouth watering food. Enjoy old standards such as rack of lamb in a red wine garlic butter sauce, hazelnut chicken and salmon in a ginger glaze, as well as vegetarian entrees, crisp salads, great soups, a variety of appetizers, and break-your-diet desserts. Quality, consistency, and friendliness are Le Bosquet's specialties. A full bar and a Wine Spectator award winning wine list will round out an evening to remember. Twilight menu and children's options are available. Visit the prepared food take out, Why Cook?! when you're here. Catering and private chef services available. Open nightly at 5pm, and reservations are helpful. Located at 6th and Belleview in Majestic Plaza.
Location: 525 Red Lady Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-5808

Come to Lil's, and you will find the freshest seafood transformed into creative seasonal entrees and a wonderful assortment of sushi. Vegetarian entrees, elk and beef tenderloin, chicken and duck combined with fresh seasonal vegetables, sauces, pastas, and freshly prepared desserts complete a culinary offering for all tastes. The casual atmosphere combined with excellent cuisine, wines, beers, cocktails and service are why Lil's has become a favorite of locals and seasonal visitors. Serving dinner nightly at 5:30pm, with a sushi happy hour until 6:30pm, come enjoy a true Crested Butte favorite. For reservations, call after 4:30pm.
Location: 321 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-5457

One of the most fun places to go in CB. Ask any local.  Locals + tourists alike have been raving about LOBAR since opening in 2004.  Follow the locals... and enjoy the freshest Sushi in CB, flown in daily from around the world. For NON sushi eaters + children we have alternative selections such as our Killer baja fish tacos, our new beef turf roll,  grilled beef, chicken, fish options, our famous crack fries and a children's menu.
Location: 303 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-0480

Marchitelli's Gourmet Noodle
Come taste Italy tonight. Marchitelli's proudly features generations of special family recipes. Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine including unique sauce and pasta combinations, as well as specialty entrees of Veal Marsala, Elk Medallions, Chicken Florentine, and Seafood Pasta. Also indulge in the gourmet homemade desserts, full bar, and wine list.  Open for dinner nightly at 5pm, and reservations are recommended.
Location: 411 3rd Street.
Phone: 970-349-7401

McGill's at Crested Butte
Come to McGill's to enjoy the newest breakfast restaurant in town. Serving fantastic breakfasts and lunches with a creative twist, McGill's also offers malts, shakes, and floats at the soda fountain. McGill's opens at 6am, serves breakfast until 3pm, and lunch starting at 11am. On Sundays, only the breakfast menu is available from 6am-2pm.
Location: 228 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-5240

Paradise Cafe
A Crested Butte tradition for more than 23 years, Paradise Cafe features a casual atmosphere and excellent food. Specializing in your favorite breakfast burritos, skillets, pancakes, french toast, huevos rancheros, fresh fruit, and traditional breakfast, the Paradise Cafe is also open for lunches. A great selection of beer and wine, and a full children's menu is available. Located in the Company Store at 3rd and Elk Avenue and open early.
Location: 303 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-6233

Pitas in Paradise
Tzatziki dripping gyros, fresh made hummus and Baba Gannoush, Pita nachos and 7-Layer Mezes. Greek and Tahini salads, Lamb and Chicken kabobs, Spanokopita and nightly specials. Chase 'em down with a shot of Ouzo and a delectable homemade dessert - maybe some Baklava or a decadent milkshake.  Serving everyday from 11:00am.  Don't forget the famous Pitas Happy Hour 4pm to 6pm daily.  Available for private parties up to 75 guests.
Location: 212 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-0897

Serving spectacular skillet-fried chicken dinners and grilled steaks, the Slogar uses a recipe famous for great flavor since 1915. Hospitality at the historic Slogar includes family-style service in comfortable and unique Victorian surroundings. Enjoy the generous portions and the modest price of the Slogar's sensational skillet-fried chicken served with mashed potatoes, creamed corn, biscuits, and ice cream for dessert. Serving dinner daily from 5-9pm. A full bar and wine list are available.
Location: 517 2nd Street.
Phone; 970-349-5765

Serving creative French and American cuisine using the freshest seasonal ingredients in a warm, cozy atmosphere, Soupcon's changing menu includes Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Rack of Lamb, Grilled Elk Tenderloin, Atlantic Salmon, and Sauteed Halibut. Soups and desserts are made fresh daily. Soupcon has one of the most extensive wine lists in town as well as cocktails. Seating nightly at 6:00pm and 8:15 pm, Soupcon is located in the alley behind the Forest Queen Building in downtown Crested Butte. Reservations recommended.
Location: 127 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-5448

Sunflower Deli
For a quick, fresh meal in a friendly atmosphere, go to the Sunshine Deli located on Elk Avenue across from the Post Office. The breakfast menu offers favorites ranging from Eggs Benedict to spicy Huevos Locos. For lunch, a variety of deli sandwiches are available. The Sunshine Deli also makes homemade soups daily.
Location: 214 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-6866

Teocalli Tamale
Tasty fresh lime margaritas, handmade tamales, a huge selection of burritos and tacos, affordable prices and lightning-fast service - what more could you ask for? The fresh salsas include mild tomato, salsa verde, roasted chile corn, and a hot smoky chipotle. Burritos and tacos feature slow-cooked shredded beef, marinated and grilled steak or chicken, gourmet veggies, and blackened mahi-mahi. Try one of the many unique creations - a chile pesto or spicy Thai burrito with peanut sauce. Dine in and enjoy a drink from the large selection of Mexican beers, or take it to go. A fresh and healthy alternative, the Tamale is open every day at 7am for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night.
Location: 311 1/2 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-2005

The Secret Stash
The Secret Stash - not so much of a secret anymore.  Voted best pizza every year since we opened in 2002. We are now serving continuously starting at 11:30 AM, until late. Come in for lunch or for an early dinner to avoid the crowds.  Come in for award winning margaritas, grilled asian style wings or our legendary pizza.  This 100 year old miner's cabin has been decorated with treasures from the owners world travels making the atmosphere at The Stash one that is not to be missed.
Location: 21 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-6245

Why Cook?
Located next to Le Bosquet at 6th and Belleview in the MajesticPlaza, Why Cook?! offers delicious, healthy items ready to take out for an evening of entertaining, or a quiet night at home. Mouthwatering entrees, fresh baked bread and pasta, green salads, pates and cheese are just a few of the many items to choose from. Now featuring all natural and organic deli meats. Catering services available.
Location: 555 Red Lady Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-5858

Wooden Nickel
Known for the best steaks in town, the Wooden Nickel specializes in tender Filet Mignon, USDA Prime Graded NY Strip and Rib Eye steaks, succulent Prime Rib, Elk Tenderloin, Alaskan King Crab, BBQ pork ribs, pork and lamb chops, fresh grilled seafood, and fresh garden salads. The Nickel also serves burgers, chicken fried steak, and buffalo burgers. Whole Maine lobster and a variety of surf and turf combinations are available nightly. Go for a special evening at Crested Butte's oldest bar and meeting place. The bar opens at 4pm daily with Happy Hour until 6 pm daily. Dinner is served nightly until 10pm.
Location: 222 Elk Avenue.
Phone: 970-349-6350