Crested Butte Dining

The Lobar - sushi!

P104 Ranking: Visit every trip: *** | Have been more than once: **

“Eat Pasta, Ski Fasta.”
Serving delicious Homemade Northern Italian cuisine, the Bacchanale is a great place to relax after a long day. Enjoy entrees ranging from veal to vegetarian, to pastas, and seafood. Fine wines and cocktails are available. Go for dinner, or just drinks-and-appetizers at the antique bar. Happy Hour 4-6 pm. Reservations accepted.

209 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Brick Oven Pizzeria** 
Enjoy Crested Butte’s finest pizza, subs, pasta and libations at the Brick Oven. Pick from the best salad bar in town, pizza by the slice, or other menu items. The Brick has the most beers on tap in town plus a full bar. Located right in downtown Crested Butte at 3rd and Elk.

229 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Buckaroo Beanery 
Located on White Rock Avenue next to True Value, the Buckaroo Beanery is a great place for a cup of coffee. Stop into this local coffeehouse to fuel up before skiing or to relax. Serving slow roasted coffee, lattes, chai tea, cappuccino and bites to eat, it is the perfect place to have a conversation. Wireless internet available.

601 6th Street
Crested Butte, CO

Camp 4 Coffee ***
Camp 4 Coffee serves the “Best Coffee in Colorado,” breakfast burritos, sandwiches, muffins, and other snacks. Take some Camp 4 coffee with you to brew at home, or order it online. Visit Camp 4 Coffee at the two mountain locations – at the base area or on-mountain at the top of Painter Boy Lift. They are also located in town at 4th and Elk in the historic license plate house and in CB South.

402 1/2 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Donita’s Cantina
Enjoy tasty Mexican food in a fun atmosphere. The menu features large portions of enchiladas, burritos, chimichangas, and other Mexican favorites. Relax with the friendly service and sip on a famous margarita. Remember to take home some of the legendary homemade salsa. No reservations but special arrangements can be made for parties of 10 or more with 24 hours notice. Serving dinner nightly.

330 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO
970.349.6674  |

Gas Cafe    
As you fill your car at the gas station at Butte Avenue & Highway 135, go inside and fuel up for the day with breakfast at the Gas Cafe. Serving a variety of breakfast sandwiches and other grilled favorites, the Gas Cafe is also open for lunch until 4pm.

602 Butte Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Ginger Cafe **  
Located on Elk Avenue, the Ginger Cafe offers pan-Asian delights for your senses. Specializing in Indian and Thai cuisines, the Ginger offers Colorado Lamb, Pad Thai, many curries, soups, and some out of sight fusion dishes. Many veggie entrees are available. Full bar, exotic drinks, and an intimate setting make this not your average Asian restaurant. Entrees average $8. Reservations are helpful but not required. Serving lunch and dinner everyday, you can dine-in, take-away, or have your meal delivered

425 Elk Ave.
Crested Butte, CO

East Side Bistro  
East Side Bistro is an upscale-casual neighborhood bistro.  The menu evolves seasonally and represents the eclectic, creative and sophisticated visions of our passion for food, created with locally fresh ingredients and prepared in an innovative and contemporary style.  Our atmosphere is warm, intimate, and welcoming with spectacular views of majestic Mt. Crested Butte.

We present seasonally changing gourmet cuisine with entree selections featuring the finest cuts of beef, duck, lamb, game, the freshest seafood, and outstanding chicken, pork, and vegetarian entrees along with exciting nightly specials.  Featuring special menus for Christmas Dinner, New Years Eve, and Valentine’s Day.  We showcase an extensive, well rounded wine list and wonderful specialty martinis.

Dinner served nightly from 5 – 10 pm (call for off-season hours).  Also serving a wonderful Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 10 am – 2 pm.  Reservations appreciated.

435 6th Street
Crested Butte, CO
970.349.9699 |

Have breakfast or lunch creekside at Izzy’s, located behind the post office just off Elk Avenue. Try one of the fantastic deli sandwiches on homemade bread, or a stuffed Mediterranean crepe. They serve bagels and homemade potato latkes for breakfast, in addition to many other favorites. They also make homemade soups, bagels, muffins and cookies daily from scratch. Come in for lunch, just cappuccino and a cookie, or try one of many delicious dessert crepes. It is the perfect place to start your day. Open 7am-2pm daily

218 Maroon Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Karolina’s Kitchen 
Affordable home cooking located in the historic blacksmith shop of the Kochevar’s building, Karolina’s Kitchen offers soups, salads, sandwiches, incredibly fresh steaks, pork chops, fish, and grilled chicken. Have a taste of the “Real West” at Karolina’s, which serves lunch Monday-Friday from 11am-3pm and breakfast on the weekends at 9am.

127 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Le Bosquet Restaurant 
Family owned and operated since 1976, Le Bosquet offers breathtaking views and mouth watering food. Enjoy old standards such as rack of lamb in a red wine garlic butter sauce, hazelnut chicken and salmon in a ginger glaze, as well as vegetarian entrees, crisp salads, great soups, a variety of appetizers, and break-your-diet desserts. Quality, consistency, and friendliness are Le Bosquet’s specialties. A full bar and a Wine Spectator award winning wine list will round out an evening to remember. Twilight menu and children’s options are available. Visit the prepared food take out, Why Cook?! when you’re here. Catering and private chef services available. Open nightly at 5pm, and reservations are helpful. Located at 6th and Belleview in Majestic Plaza.

525 Red Lady Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Come to Lil’s, and you will find the freshest seafood transformed into creative seasonal entrees and a wonderful assortment of sushi. Vegetarian entrees, elk and beef tenderloin, chicken and duck combined with fresh seasonal vegetables, sauces, pastas, and freshly prepared desserts complete a culinary offering for all tastes. The casual atmosphere combined with excellent cuisine, wines, beers, cocktails and service are why Lil’s has become a favorite of locals and seasonal visitors. Serving dinner nightly at 5:30pm, with a sushi happy hour until 6:30pm, come enjoy a true Crested Butte favorite. For reservations, call after 4:30pm.

321 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

LOBAR ***  
One of the most fun places to go in CB. Ask any local.  Locals and tourists alike have been raving about LOBAR since opening in 2004.  Follow the locals… and enjoy the freshest Sushi in CB, flown in daily from around the world. For NON sushi eaters + children we have alternative selections such as our Killer baja fish tacos, our new beef turf roll,  grilled beef, chicken, fish options, our famous crack fries and a children’s menu.

Lobar is also the place for large parties, come in and see why. Small parties and couples will also enjoy our intimate seating options. LOBAR has been recommended by the New York Times, SKI, Skiing, and many more as a place not to miss. On weekends, LOBAR transforms into CB’s only nightclub with live music, (THURSDAY night – karaoke) DJ’s + more.  Open EVERY evening at 5:00 PM.  Don’t miss the best happy hour in town.  Mon-Fri, 5-6:30)

303 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO
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Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle **
Come taste Italy tonight. Marchitelli’s proudly features generations of special family recipes. Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine including unique sauce and pasta combinations, as well as specialty entrees of Veal Marsala, Elk Medallions, Chicken Florentine, and Seafood Pasta. Also indulge in the gourmet homemade desserts, full bar, and wine list.  Open for dinner nightly at 5pm, and reservations are recommended.

411 3rd Street
Crested Butte, CO

McGill’s at Crested Butte 
Come to McGill’s to enjoy the newest breakfast restaurant in town. Serving fantastic breakfasts and lunches with a creative twist, McGill’s also offers malts, shakes, and floats at the soda fountain. McGill’s opens at 6am, serves breakfast until 3pm, and lunch starting at 11am. On Sundays, only the breakfast menu is available from 6am-2pm.

228 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Paradise Cafe  
A Crested Butte tradition for more than 23 years, Paradise Cafe features a casual atmosphere and excellent food. Specializing in your favorite breakfast burritos, skillets, pancakes, french toast, huevos rancheros, fresh fruit, and traditional breakfast, the Paradise Cafe is also open for lunches. A great selection of beer and wine, and a full children’s menu is available. Located in the Company Store at 3rd and Elk Avenue and open early.

303 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Pitas in Paradise 
Tzatziki dripping gyros, fresh made hummus and Baba Gannoush, Pita nachos and 7-Layer Mezes. Greek and Tahini salads, Lamb and Chicken kabobs, Spanokopita and nightly specials. Chase ‘em down with a shot of Ouzo and a delectable homemade dessert — maybe some “Baklava” or a decadent milkshake.  Serving everyday from 11:00am.  Don’t forget the famous Pitas Happy Hour 4pm to 6pm daily.  Available for private parties up to 75 guests.

212 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Ryce Asian Bistro
Offering selections of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese dishes along with premium vodka and sake concoctions in our full bar, you’ll always find something to enjoy at Ryce. Born from more than 40 combined years of restaurant experience, Ryce brings the best of the far East to the high country. Google search our website for updated hours, our full online menu, and special events.

120 Elk Avenue, Unit B
Crested Butte

Slogar Bar & Restaurant   
Serving spectacular skillet-fried chicken dinners and grilled steaks, the Slogar uses a recipe famous for great flavor since 1915. Hospitality at the historic Slogar includes family-style service in comfortable and unique Victorian surroundings. Enjoy the generous portions and the modest price of the Slogar’s sensational skillet-fried chicken served with mashed potatoes, creamed corn, biscuits, and ice cream for dessert. Serving dinner daily from 5-9pm. A full bar and wine list are available.

517 2nd Street
Crested Butte, CO

Serving creative French and American cuisine using the freshest seasonal ingredients in a warm, cozy atmosphere, Soupçon’s changing menu includes Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Rack of Lamb, Grilled Elk Tenderloin, Atlantic Salmon, and Sauteéd Halibut. Soups and desserts are made fresh daily. Soupçon has one of the most extensive wine lists in town as well as cocktails. Seating nightly at 6:00pm and 8:15 pm, Soupçon is located in the alley behind the Forest Queen Building in downtown Crested Butte. Reservations recommended.

127 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Sunflower Deli   
For a quick, fresh meal in a friendly atmosphere, go to the Sunshine Deli located on Elk Avenue across from the Post Office. The breakfast menu offers favorites ranging from Eggs Benedict to spicy Huevos Locos. For lunch, a variety of deli sandwiches are available. The Sunshine Deli also makes homemade soups daily

214 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Teocalli Tamale   
Tasty fresh lime margaritas, handmade tamales, a huge selection of burritos and tacos, affordable prices and lightning-fast service – what more could you ask for? The fresh salsas include mild tomato, salsa verde, roasted chile corn, and a hot smoky chipotle. Burritos and tacos feature slow-cooked shredded beef, marinated and grilled steak or chicken, gourmet veggies, and blackened mahi-mahi. Try one of the many unique creations – a chile pesto or spicy Thai burrito with peanut sauce. Dine in and enjoy a drink from the large selection of Mexican beers, or take it to go. A fresh and healthy alternative, the Tamale is open every day at 7am for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night.

311 1/2 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

The Last Steep Bar & Grill
Voted Best Bloody Mary four years running, The Last Steep Bar & Grill is a true Crested Butte Original named after a favorite ski run on the mountain. The Steep’s specialties include fresh salads, appetizers, sandwiches, wonderful desserts, and more. With one of the largest menu’s in town, you will find something for everyone’s tastes. Open for lunch, dinner, and late night from 11am daily.

208 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO
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The Secret Stash Pizzeria Restaurant & Bar ***
The Secret Stash – not so much of a secret anymore.  Voted best pizza every year since it opened in 2002.  Serving continuously starting at 11:30 AM, until late. Go for lunch or for an early dinner to avoid the crowds.  Award winning margaritas, grilled asian style wings or our legendary pizza.  This 100 year old miner’s cabin has been decorated with treasures from the owners’ world travels making the atmosphere at The Stash one that is not to be missed.

The Stash has been recognized by Ski, Powder, Outdoor, and Travel + Leisure magazines, The New York Times, Foders travel guide, and many others as the place not to miss on your visit to Crested Butte.  Just take a stroll to the top of Elk Avenue. If you can’t find The Stash, you haven’t walked far enough!

21 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO
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Why Cook?
Located next to Le Bosquet at 6th and Belleview in the Majestic Plaza, Why Cook?! offers delicious, healthy items ready to take out for an evening of entertaining, or a quiet night at home. Mouthwatering entrees, fresh baked bread and pasta, green salads, pates and cheese are just a few of the many items to choose from. Now featuring all natural and organic deli meats. Catering services available.

555 Red Lady Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

Wooden Nickel
Known for the best steaks in town, the Wooden Nickel specializes in tender Filet Mignon, USDA Prime Graded NY Strip and Rib Eye steaks, succulent Prime Rib, Elk Tenderloin, Alaskan King Crab, BBQ pork ribs, pork and lamb chops, fresh grilled seafood, and fresh garden salads. The Nickel also serves burgers, chicken fried steak, and buffalo burgers. Whole Maine lobster and a variety of surf and turf combinations are available nightly. Go for a special evening at Crested Butte’s oldest bar and meeting place. The bar opens at 4pm daily with Happy Hour until 6 pm daily. Dinner is served nightly until 10pm.

222 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte, CO

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