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 6:30pm and 8pm

Dining Room Closed for the Season – Curbside pickup available with a limited menu


(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 5pm Mon – Sat

Closed for the Season (Opening in May)


(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

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

Closed until further notice

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.

Closed until further notice

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.

Closed for the season (Opening date May 7th, 2020)

The Sunflower

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

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

Closed until further notice

Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill

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

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

Dining Room Closed for the Season – Curbside Pickup/Delivery TBD

Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle

411 3rd St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7401
marchitellisgourmetnoodle.com • $$
    4:00pm–9:00pm, Daily

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

Take out and delivery available

Ryce Asian Bistro

120 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-9888
ryceasianbistro.com • $$

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

Closed for the 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.

Take Out & Delivery Only

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