Where to Eat: Crested Butte Casual Dining Restaurants


No reservations are required at these Crested Butte restaurants, although they do fill up often. The food here is tasty, affordable, and perfect for lunch or dinner. We’re talking burger, beer, taco, pizza…staples of a good ski town.

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Coal Creek Grill

$$• Menu • (970) 349-6645
Hours: Breakfast starting at 8am, Lunch and dinner 12pm-9pm, daily
129 Elk Avenue • Map

(American Fair) Located in the Forest Queen building on the west side of town Coal Creek Grill has good grub and a sweet view. Head for dinner or lunch and enjoy: the best happy hour in CB. $2 pints of Colorado Micro Brews from 3pm-6pm daily.

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The Last Steep

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-7007
Hours: Daily 11am – 11pm, famous Bloody Mary bar 11am-4pm
208 Elk Ave • Map

(Bar & Grill) This family owned and operated restaurant features freshly made salads and wraps, creative sandwiches, burgers & seafood, and a solid tap list. Soups to go during the week are a super fast and affordable option for lunch. Don’t miss the build-your-own-bloody bar on weekends.

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Pitas in Paradise

$ • Menu • (970) 349-0897
Hours: Daily 11am – 9pm
302 Elk Avenue • Map

(Mediterranean) – Tzatziki dripping gyros, fresh made hummus and Baba Gannoush. Try their new cheesesteak pita and don’t miss one of the town’s best happy hours 3-6pm daily. Plus you can enjoy your meal while watching the game on one of many large screen tvs or outside on the patio.

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Painted Pony

$ • (832) 544-7773
Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 7am-4:45pm, Sunday 8am-4:45pm, closed Tuesdays
201 Elk Avenue • Map

(Sandwiches, soups, coffee) – Crested Butte’s newest eatery located on Elk Avenue, in a sunny and warm corner location. Enjoy fresh coffee, soft drinks, paninis and soup along with a large selection of art. A perfect place for a quick lunch, or to stay while you work or catch up with friends.

The Secret Stash

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-6245
Hours: Daily 11am-10pm
302 Elk Ave • Map

(Pizza) – Voted best pizza every year since opening in 2002 with many pie varieties you’ve yet to experience. Wings, cocktails, salads, and appetizers compliment the menu along with a unique and welcoming atmosphere.

Teocalli Tamale

$ • Menu • (970) 349-2005
Hours: Daily 11am – 9pm
311 1/2 Elk Ave • Map

(Mexican) – Tasty margaritas, handmade tamales, a huge selection of burritos and tacos.

Why Cook?

$ • Menu • (970) 349-5858
525 Red Lady Ave, Majestic Plaza • Map

(Deli) – Easy deli sandwiches made to serve, pre-made takeaway pasta dishes, all around goodness.

Brick Oven Pizzeria

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-5044
Hours: Daily 11am-10pm
223 Elk Ave • Map

(Bar & Grill) – Enjoy 30 craft beers on tap, pizza, burgers, and a great patio when the weather calls for it.

The Sunflower Deli 

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-6866
Hours: Opening for breakfast and lunch on Dec 19th, 6am-3:30pm
214 Elk Ave • Map

(Deli) – The Butte’s only deli is the perfect spot for the quick, filling sandwich, soup, or salad.

Mikey’s Pizza

$ • Menu • (970) 349-1110
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-9pm, Saturday/Sunday 3pm-9pm
611 Third Street, Unit D • Map

(Pizza) – Best for delivery! Delicious NY style pizza, and their sandwich, salad, and kids menus will have you coming back for more.

Avalanche Bar & Grill

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-7195
Hours: 11am-9pm daily
15 Emmons Rd • Mt. Crested Butte • Map

(Bar & Grill) –  In the ski base area, enjoy comfort foods and happy hour from 3-6 pm daily.


$$ • Menu • (970) 349-5118
Hours: Open nightly at 4pm, happy hour 4-6pm, open Saturday/Sunday at 11am
130 Elk Ave • Map

(Mexican) – Brand new in CB, featuring street tacos, fresh guacamole, and a huge tequila list.

Butte 66 BBQ Roadhouse

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-2999
Hours: Bar open at 10:30am, grill open at 11am
Treasury Building • Mt. Crested Butte • Map

(Bar & Grill) – This après ski venue is great for some fried pickles or sweet potato fries.

Iron Horse Tap  

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-7300
Hours: Closed Tuesday & Wednesday, Monday, Thursday-Saturday open 4pm-9pm, open Sunday 11am-9pm
In the Plaza Condominiums • Mt. Crested Butte • Map

(Bar & Grill) – Delicious comfort food made from scratch and a kid friendly menu.

Woodstone Grille

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-8030
Hours: 7am – 10am & 4pm – 10pm daily
Grand Lodge Hotel • Mt. Crested Butte • Map

(Bar & Grill) – All you can eat breakfast, and dinner are served daily in a cozy dining room.

Sherpa Cafe

$$  •  Menu  •  (970) 349-0443
Hours: Open Sunday-Tuesday 12am-9pm, Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-9:30pm closed Wednesdays.
313 3rd Street • Map

(Indian/Himalayan) – Authentic and delicious saag, naan, chai, korma and tikki masala dishes.

Slogar Bar & Restaurant

$$  •  (970) 349-5765
Hours: Daily 5pm-9pm, closing at end of October, opening around Thanksgiving
517 2nd Street • Map

(Southern) – Enjoy southern hospitality, skillet-fried chicken dinners in this family restaurant.

Donita’s Cantina

$$ • Menu • (970) 349-6674
Hours: Daily 5pm – 9pm, closing October 9-December 7
330 Elk Avenue • Map

(Mexican) – Entrees include slow-cooked shredded beef, carne asada, gourmet veggies, and pulled pork.


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Hours: Daily 1pm – 2am  •  (970) 349-7117
127 Elk Ave • Map

The Umbrella Bar

$$ • Menu • (855) 436-9680
Top of Painter Boy Lift

(Bar & Grill) -Now open! Located at top of Painter Boy Lift, our newest addition is an umbrella bar with a retractable roof for those amazing Colorado blue-bird days! Come up and enjoy tasty beverages, grilled sausages, chili, the best views around, and so much more.

Off Elk

$$  •  Facebook Page • (970) 349-2070
Hours: Open 8am-3pm, closed 10/7-10/14, then closed Tuesdays/Wednesdays until Thanksgiving
16 6th St. • Map

(BBQ) – Smoked meats, breakfast skillets, delicious sandwiches, gluten free and vegetarian options to suit all dietary needs. Serving breakfast and lunch, with cocktails, wines and beer.

Ruben’s New Mexican

$  •  Website • (970) 349-5003
Hours: Daily 5pm-close, open for lunch Friday-Sunday at 11am
127 Elk Ave • Map

(Mexican) – From classic chips, salsa, guacamole and chili con queso, to traditional green chili, salads and burgers, Ruben’s has it all–including a great line up of margaritas.

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