Crested Butte Restaurants & Bars

Chances are you’ll probably work up an appetite while you’re here. The good news is Crested Butte has some serious dining chops (lamb if you prefer), especially for its size. With over 50 restaurants, bars, distilleries, and nightlife venues in the area, you’ll want to use this guide to know which ones are best for your palate and for your budget.

Hours and Closings Updated for Off-Season

Featured Restaurant

(Steakhouse) - Elk Ave. Prime Steak house features the highest quality hand cut USDA PRIME steaks, pastas, lamb chops, elk, pork chops, fresh garden salads, a great kids menu and more. Choose from a vast array of import and domestic beers as well as the largest wine selection in the valley. Elk Ave. Prime is one of the largest venues in Crested Butte, ideal for large parties.

Featured Bar

Anthracite Spirits

319 Elk Ave, Unit C, Crested Butte
   Tue-Thurs: 3pm - 9pm
   Fri/Sat: 3pm - 10pm


(Spirits) – Paired with an ever-evolving menu of small bites, desserts and non-alcoholic cocktails, Anthracite Lounge is the perfect spot to layover before or after dinner or for an intimate night with friends and loved ones!

Fresh & Local

Discover new flavors from local farms to countries around the world. Enjoy craft brewed beer, award winning locally distilled rum, coffee beans freshly roasted in town, and organic juice smoothies of every variety. Apres-ski options range from burgers & beer to cocktails & small plates. All of these culinary creations are available within walking, biking, or a quick shuttle ride’s distance (most are on/off of Elk Avenue). Almost every restaurant and bar is independently owned and operated. And there’s no dress code anywhere in town so feel free to show up in your ski gear, pajamas, or tuxedo. Questions on the best Crested Butte restaurants or what to eat? Contact us