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.

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13434918_1358030944213941_3254635222923750382_nSoupcon Bistro

$$$$ • Menu • (970) 349-5448
Hours: Closed for off-season, open June 14 Wednesday-Saturday for regular seating at 6pm & 8:30pm
127A Elk Ave • Map

(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.

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$$$ • Menu • (970) 349-7574 • OpenTable
Hours: Closed for off season, open mid-May, Monday-Saturday 5pm-10pm
209 Elk Ave • Map

(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.

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Coal Creek Grill

$$$ • Menu • (970) 349-6645
Hours: Normal business hours for off season. Daily Breakfast 8am-11:00am, lunch & dinner 11am-9pm
129 Elk Avenue • Map

(Steakhouse) – Located in the Forest Queen building on the west side of town, enjoy delicious local specials like rainbow trout, buffalo burgers, and venison tenderloin. Homemade desserts are made daily and there’s a full beer and cocktail menu to accompany it all.

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Wooden-NickelWooden Nickel

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-6350
Hours: Closed for off season, open mid-May. Daily 4pm – 12am, kitchen open until 10pm on Friday & Saturday
222 Elk Avenue • Map • See Inside

(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.

Le Bosquet 

$$ • Website • (970) 349-5808
Hours: Closed for off season, open mid-May, Nightly at 5:30pm, closed Sundays
525 Red Lady Ave • Map

(French) – Located in the Majestic Plaza, just off Belleview with plenty of parking, Le Bosquet entrees include a nightly fresh fish special, rack of lamb in a red wine garlic sauce, hazelnut chicken in an orange thyme cream sauce, seared duck breast, and of course their steak frites with the world’s best french fries.

Garlic Mike’s

$$$ • Menu • (970) 641-2493
Hours: M-Th 5pm-8:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm-9pm
2674 Colorado 135, Gunnison, CO • Map

(Italian) -Garlic Mike’s, invites you to enjoy the finest Italian cuisine this side of New Jersey on the beautiful Gunnison River in Gunnison Colorado. Red-checked tablecloths, family friendly, outdoor dining and nicely decorated environs make for a warm ambiance that welcome you to an atmosphere where you will truly enjoy a unique dining experience.

9380 Prime

$$ • Menu  •  (970) 251-3030
Hours: Off season hours will be reduced, regular hours: Daily 11am – 8pm
Elevation Hotel • Mt. CB
Map • OpenTable

(Steakhouse) – 9380 features breakfast, lunch and après ski options as well as daily drink and menu specials. Located at the base of the mountain this is the perfect stop before or after adventures.

Elk Avenue Prime

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-1221
Hours: Closed for off season, open May 3, Daily 4pm – 10pm
226 Elk Ave • Map

(Steakhouse) – They feature the highest quality hand cut USDA PRIME steaks, pastas, lamb chops, elk, pork chops, fresh garden salads and more. There is also a great kids menu.

The Sunflower

$$ • (970) 349-6866
Hours: Lunch, 11-2pm every day, Supper resuming at end of May
214 Elk Avenue • Map

(American) – Find delicious ‘farm to table’ creations and small plates. Organic and natural come with the territory here.

Ginger Cafe

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-7291
Hours: Closed for off season, open Memorial Day. Regular hours: Open Thursday-Monday 12am-9pm, closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
425 Elk Avenue • Map

(Indian/Thai) – Colorado Lamb, Pad Thai, soups, and some out of sight fusion dishes including many veggie options.

Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill

$$$ • Menu • (970) 349-5457
Hours: Closed for off season, open May 12, regular hours: 5:30pm-9pm Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sunday & Monday
321 Elk Ave • Map

(Japanese) – Everyday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm enjoy drink specials at the bar like half-off on all hot sake

Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-7401
Hours: Closed for off season, open May 5, regular hours: 5pm – close
411 3rd St • Map

(Italian) – Family recipes highlight the traditional Italian cuisine here in this comfortable atmosphere.

Ryce Asian Bistro

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-9888
Hours: Mon-Sat 12pm-close & Sun 4pm-close
120 Elk Ave • Map

(Asian Fusion) – Offering Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese dishes along with premium vodka and sake.

Uley’s Cabin and Ice bar (Winter only)

$$$ • Dinner (970)-349-4554 • OpenTable
Hours: Lunch daily, 11am-2:30pm, Dinner Wednesday-Sunday (and additional nights around the holidays) by reservation only
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On the slopes of Mt. Crested Butte

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

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