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

Soupcon Bistro

127A Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5448 • $$$$
Seating at 7:00pm Oct 18, 19, 25, 26th (Closed Oct. 27th – Dec 18th) 


(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 • $$$

5:00pm–10:00pm Mon – Sat


(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. Open year round!

django’s Kitchen

209 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7574
   5pm – 9:30pm, Wed-Sun (closed Oct. 8 – 16th)

(American) – Enjoy new seasonal small and large plates, patio seating, and an intimate setting.

9380 Tavern

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

(Tavern) – 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 Thursday – Monday

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

The Sunflower

214 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 417-7767
   Dinner (Wed–Sat): 6pm–10pm, early & late seatings available (Closing Oct 12.)

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

26 open wed before thanksgiving rest of the month 2 for 1 pasta rest of off season.

Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill

321 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5457
lilssushibarandgrill.com • $$$
    5:00pm–close Tues – Sat (off season hours)

(Japanese) – Sushi and drink specials from 5:00 – 9ish

Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle

411 3rd St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7401
marchitellisgourmetnoodle.com • $$
   5:00pm–9:00pm, Daily (closing Oct 26 to Nov 21)

(Italian) – Family recipes highlight the traditional Italian cuisine here. (2 for 1 pasta deal weekdays during off season)

Ryce Asian Bistro

120 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-9888
ryceasianbistro.com • $$
    11:30am–close (closed Oct 27 – Dec 5)

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

Garlic Mike’s

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

(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

Closed for season

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

Ginger Cafe

Closed indefinitely: August 2018