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

Wooden Nickel

222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6350 • $$$

Bar opens at 4pm Dinner at 5 – 9 pm, Daily

Closed for off-season, until 5/26


(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 Tavern

Elevation Hotel, Mt Crested Butte
(970) 251-3030
9380tavern.com • $$$
7:00am – 9:00pm, Daily

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

The Divvy

602 Gothic Rd, Mt. CB in Mountaineer Square
(970) 787-5447 • $$$
Delivery services between 5 – 9pm, Tues – Sat

Closed for off-season

Soupcon Bistro

127A Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5448 • $$$$
Dinner seating at 7pm, Reservations required

Closed for off-season, until mid-June

Elk Avenue Prime

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

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

Closed for off-season, until 5/27

django’s Kitchen

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

(Contemporary)Stylish New American cafe with a front patio pairing seasonal small plates with an ample wine list.

Closed for off-season

The Sunflower

214 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 417-7767
   Dinner (Wed–Sat): 6pm–10pm, one seating and menu

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

Closed for off-season

Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill

321 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5457
lilssushibar.com • $$$
    Reservations only: 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Tues – Sat

(Japanese) – Sushi and Japanese cuisine

Closed for off-season

Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle

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

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

Closed for off-season until 5/7

Ryce Asian Bistro

120 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-9888
ryceasianbistro.com • $$
    11:30am–9pm, Mon – Sat.  4:30pm – 9pm, Sun

(Asian Fusion) – Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese cuisine.

Closed for off-season

Garlic Mike’s

2674 Colorado 135, Gunnison
(970) 641-2493
garlicmikes.com • $$$
5:00pm–8:30pm Mon – Sat

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

Reservations encouraged

Uley’s Cabin and Ice bar (Winter only)

On the slopes of Mt. CB
(970) 349-2275
opentable.com • $$$$
Dinner: Wed–Sun, by reservation only

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

Closed for the Season 

Ginger Cafe

Closed indefinitely: August 2018