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 – all staples of a good ski town.

Featured Restaurant

The Last Steep

208 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-7007 • $$
12pm–9pm Daily


(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 from 11am to 4pm.

Featured Restaurant

Pitas in Paradise

302 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-0897 • $
11am–9pm Daily


(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.

Featured Restaurant

Coal Creek Grill

129 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6645 • $$
Open Tues–Sun 

Closed 4/15 – 5/15

Breakfast: 8:00 to 11:30am

Lunch/Dinner: 12:00pm to Close


(American) – 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. Pints of Colorado Micro Brews under $3 from 3 – 6pm daily.

Teocalli Tamale

311 1/2 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-2005
teocallitamale.com • $
   11:00am–9:00pm Daily

(Mexican) – Margaritas, handmade tamales, burritos, and tacos.

Brick Oven Pizzeria

223 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5044
brickovencb.com • $$
   11:00am–9pm Daily

(Bar & Grill) – Enjoy 30 craft beers on tap, pizza, burgers, and a great patio.

The Divvy

Lodge Mountaineer Square Courtyard, Mount Crested Butte
(970) 787-5447
11am–3pm, 5pm – 9pm, Wed – Sat

Closed for off-season

“A Shared Experience” – sophisticated sandwiches and other eats with a modern atmosphere.

Crested Butte Burger Company

22 Crested Mountain Ln, Crested Butte, CO 81225
(970) 349-8958
   11:00am–5:00pm Daily

Closed for off-season

(American) – Fresh, never frozen 100% beef patties served on hot buttered buns. The menu is straightforward, offering 4 signature burgers and fries. Go gluten free with your burger on a stack of fresh cut and fried Colorado fries.

The Secret Stash

303 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6245
secretstash.com • $$
    430pm–9pm Daily

Open only Thurs – Sun, 4/15 – 5/22

(Pizza) – Wings, cocktails, salads, and appetizers compliment the menu.

Octupus Coffee, Inc.

21 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 
(707) 326-3670
facebook.com/octupuscoffee • $
    6:00am–1:00pm Daily, Closed Monday

Closed for off-season

(Coffee & Light Eats) – Espresso drinks, breakfast and bakery items, and lunch.

Public House

202 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-0173
   11:00am–Close, Closed Mon, Tues

Closed until 5/5

(Gastropub) – A menu with pub style foods accompanied by a wide selection of craft beers and a great music venue downstairs.

Mikey’s Pizza

611 Third St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-1110
mikeyspizza.net • $$
   Mon–Fri: 9:30am–9pm, Sat–Sun: 3:00pm–9:00pm 

Closed 4/15 – 5/28

(Pizza) – NY style pizza, sandwiches, salads, and kid’s menus.

Avalanche Bar & Grill

615 Emmons Rd, Mt Crested Butte
(970) 349-7195
avalanchebarandgrill.com • $$
   11:00am–9:00pm Daily

Closed for off-season

(Bar & Grill) –  In the base area, happy hour 3-6 pm daily.


130 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5118
bonez.co • $$
   4:00pm–10:00pm Daily

Closed until 5/17

(Mexican) – Street tacos, fresh guacamole, and a huge tequila list.

Butte 66 BBQ Roadhouse

Treasury Building, Mt Crested Butte
(970) 349-2999
skicb.com • $$ 
   10:30am–6:00pm Daily

Closed for off-season

(Bar & Grill) –  Base area venue with live music and large sun deck; try some fried pickles or sweet potato fries.

Iron Horse Tap

Plaza Condominiums, Mt Crested Butte
(970) 349-7300
ironhorsetapcb.com • $$
   Mon–Sat: 3:00pm–9:00pm, Sun: 11:00am–9:00pm

Closed until 5/25

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

Woodstone Grille

Grand Lodge Hotel, Mt Crested Butte
(970) 349-8030
skicb.com • $$
   Breakfast: 7:00am–10:00am Daily

Dinner: 4:00pm–10:00pm Daily

(Bar & Grill) – All you can eat breakfast, and dinner are served daily.

Sherpa Cafe

313 Third St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-0443
Sherpa Cafe • $$
    Lunch: 12:00am–2:30pm

Dinner: 5:00pm–9:30pm

Closed until 6/1

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

Slogar Bar & Restaurant

517 2nd St, Crested Butte
(970) 349-5765
   5:00pm–9:00pm Daily

Closed until 6/1

(Southern) – Southern hospitality, and skillet-fried chicken dinners.

Tacos Local

127 Elk Ave, Crested Butte Co, 81225
(940) 349-7305
tacoslocal.net • $

Closed for off-season

Donita’s Cantina

330 Elk Ave, Crested Butte
(970) 349-6674
   5:00pm–9:00pm, Daily

Closed until 5/3

(Mexican) – Authentic Mexican dishes and drinks.

Off Elk

16 6th Street, Crested Butte
(970) 349-2070
     8:00am–2:00pm, Thurs–Sun

Closed for off-season

(Breakfast & Lunch) – smoke meats, breakfast skillets, delicious sandwiches.

The Umbrella Bar (Winter Only)

Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CO 81225
(855) 436-9680
skicb.com • $$
    11:00am–4:00pm Daily

Club at Crested Butte

385 Country Club Dr, Crested Butte
(970) 349-8601 • $$
Lunch: 11:00am–3:00pm Daily

Closed for until 6/14

Friday Night Grill and Sunday brunch

Ruben’s New Mexican

Closed for good in April ’18 

Painted Pony Gallery

Closed for good in Sept ’18