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 • $$$$
11am – 8pm

Open for lunch and dinner, limited seating and take-out


(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

Reopening Friday, June 26th


(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.

Elk Avenue Prime

226 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-1221
elkaveprime.com • $$$
4:30pm – 6:00pm

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

Reservations encouraged

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.

Estimated opening June 23rd

Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill

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

(Japanese) – Sushi and Japanese cuisine

Opening June 17th

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.

Dine-in and pick up available

Ryce Asian Bistro

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

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

Opening Soon

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.

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