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 • $$$$
Dinner seating at 7pm, Reservations required

Open for dinner, limited seating and take-out. Reservations required


(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 • $$$

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

Open, Reservations Recommended


(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!

Featured Restaurant

The Divvy

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


(Contemporary) – Bringing high end cuisine straight to your door in Mount Crested Butte and Crested Butte. Thanks to Divvy Ghost Kitchen, you no longer have to brave the limited seating capacity and long lines a restaurants in town to enjoy a quality dining experience in Crested Butte.

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.

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.

Reservations encouraged

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.

Reservations encouraged 

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.

Reservations encouraged

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 Winter 20/21 for renovations 

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.

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.

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 • $$$$

Lunch: 11:00am–2:00pm

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