Where to Eat: Crested Butte Fine Dining

Choosing where to eat can be more challenging than skiing down that double black run. This is especially true in Crested Butte, which offers more fine dining than any other town its size in Colorado. Be sure to make reservations early (days or even weeks before), to ensure you can grab a table during the busy seasons.

Featured Restaurant

django’s Kitchen

209 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7574 • $$$
 5:00pm–9:30pm, Wed–Sun

Closes April 8th, reopens mid May 


(American) – The same django’s Restaurant & Wine Bar you loved in the Mt. CB base area is now on Elk Ave. Enjoy new small and larger plates, patio seating, and a lunch menu. It’s intimate, romantic, and delicious. Swing by the new location or call for reservations and snag your table.

Featured Restaurant

Soupcon Bistro

127A Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5448 • $$$$
Nightly seatings at 6:00pm & 8:30pm, Wed–Sun

Closes April 8th, reopens June 13th


(French) – Looking for a special meal? Paired with impeccable ambiance, the charm of a mining cabin, and the blended cuisine steeped in French & American tradition Soupcon is for food lovers everywhere.

Featured Restaurant

Wooden Nickel

222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6350 • $$$
4:00pm–10:00pm Daily

Closed now until May 18th


(Steakhouse) – Crested Butte’s oldest saloon is a must while in town. The Nickel has been under the current ownership since 1981 and serving visitors and locals alike. Great steaks, seafood, lamb, pork, lobster, crab, and their famous prime rib compile an excellent menu for this must stop in CB.

9380 Prime

Elevation Hotel, Mt Crested Butte
(970) 251-3030
9380prime.com • $$$
8:00am–8:00pm Daily

(Steakhouse) – Breakfast, lunch and après ski options as well as daily specials.

Elk Avenue Prime

226 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-1221
elkaveprime.com • $$$
5:00pm–9:00pm Daily

Closes April 5th, reopens May 2nd

(Steakhouse) – Hand cut USDA PRIME steaks, pastas, fresh garden salads and more.

Revelden (formerly known as The Sunflower)

214 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 417-7767
   Dinner (Tues–Sat): 6pm–10pm, early & late seatings available    

Breakfast (Wed–Sat): 8am–12pm    

Brunch (Sunday): 9am–2pm

Closes April 7th and reopens for Memorial Day Weekend at the end of May 

(Farm to Table) – Delicious organic creations and natural small plates.

Ginger Cafe

425 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7291
thegingercafe.com • $$
    11:00am–10:00pm Daily

Closes first week of April, reopens end of May

(Indian/Thai) – Colorado Lamb, Pad Thai, soups, and many veggie options.

Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill

321 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5457
lilssushibarandgrill.com • $$$
    5:30pm–10:00pm Daily

Closes April 7th, reopens May 22nd

(Japanese) – Sushi and drink specials from 5:30-6:30.

Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle

411 3rd St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7401
marchitellisgourmetnoodle.com • $$
   5:00pm–9:00pm, Tues–Sat

Closes April 8th, reopens May 4th

(Italian) – Family recipes highlight the traditional Italian cuisine here.

Ryce Asian Bistro

120 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-9888
ryceasianbistro.com • $$
     Mon–Sat: 12:00pm to Close, Sunday: 4:00pm to Close

Closed until summer 

(Asian Fusion) – Offering Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese dishes.

Garlic Mike’s

2674 Colorado 135, Gunnison
(970) 641-2493
garlicmikes.com • $$$
5:00pm–9:30pm Daily

(Italian) – Red-checkered tablecloths, family friendly, and nicely decorated environs.

Uley’s Cabin and Ice bar (Winter only)

On the slopes of Mt. CB
(970) 349-4554
opentable.com • $$$$
Lunch: 11:00am–2:00pm    

Dinner: Wed–Sun, by reservation only

(American) – Sleigh ride dinners ($95 per guest) via snow cat pulled open sleigh.