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

(Tavern) – Breakfast, lunch and après ski options as well as daily specials in the Elevation Hotel. Conveniently located directly across from the Silver Queen and lifts. Now including the award-winning contemporary Mexican restaurant, José as part of 9380 Tavern’s food and beverage offerings!.


(Eatery & Bar) – Sourdough pizza, seasonal salads, small plates, and artisanal cocktails.

The Sunflower

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

Marchitelli's Gourmet Noodle

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

Thai Chili 78

(Thai) – Pad Thai, drunken noodles, pot stickers and more.


(French/American) – Blended cuisine in a cozy mining cabin.

Ryce Asian Bistro

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

Garlic Mike's

(Italian) - Red-checkered tablecloths, family friendly, and nicely decorated environs.

Wooden Nickel

(Steakhouse) - Crested Butte's oldest saloon and steakhouse.

Elk Ave Prime

(French/American) – Cozy cabin fine dining - memorable meals! 

Izakaya Cabin

(Japanese) – Sushi and Japanese cuisine. 

Uley's Cabin and Ice Bar

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

Local Realtor and Former Private Chef

Good taste is something you can count on with former Caribbean chef and top Crested Butte broker Nikki Pulitzer. She'll not only help you find the best adventure or enjoy a fantastic meal, but will work tirelessly for you and your real estate needs. Her goal is to always secure the best outcome in a timely and professional manner.