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.
(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.
(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.
Coal Creek Grill
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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
(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.
$$ • (970) 349-6866
Hours: Lunch, 11-2pm every day, Supper resuming at end of May
214 Elk Avenue • Map
(American) – Find delicious ‘farm to table’ creations and small plates. Organic and natural come with the territory here.
(Indian/Thai) – Colorado Lamb, Pad Thai, soups, and some out of sight fusion dishes including many veggie options.
Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill
(Japanese) – Everyday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm enjoy drink specials at the bar like half-off on all hot sake
Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle
(Italian) – Family recipes highlight the traditional Italian cuisine here in this comfortable atmosphere.
Ryce Asian Bistro
(Asian Fusion) – Offering Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese dishes along with premium vodka and sake.
Uley’s Cabin and Ice bar (Winter only)
$$$ • Dinner (970)-349-4554 • OpenTable
Hours: Lunch daily, 11am-2:30pm, Dinner Wednesday-Sunday (and additional nights around the holidays) by reservation only
Dinner reservations required | Photos
On the slopes of Mt. Crested Butte
(American) – Sleigh ride dinners ($95 per guest) Wednesday to Saturday via snow cat pulled open sleigh.