Photo courtesy of the Secret Stash
A complete list of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, tasting rooms and more in Crested Butte, Crested Butte South, Mt. Crested Butte, Almont and Gunnison. If you are looking for a quick bite, family dining or a top notch foodie experience there is a restaurant for you in Crested Butte!
A Daily Dose ~ 502 Bellview Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-5589
A Daily Dose is serving up organic, local fare and healthy breakfast and lunch options. Try a made-on-the-spot smoothie, fresh juice a coffee- made with air roasted coffee beans which offer a hint of caramel flavor. Serving breakfast burritos, salads, sandwiches (also grilled on the panini press), soups and other treats, this is a great option for a quick snack or a hot meal without a long wait. Gluten free, dairy free and organic options available.
Bonez Tequila Bar and Grill ~ 130 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-5118
Bonez offers “not so traditional” Mexican food. Popular appetizers like queso flameado (melted cheeses, chorizo and green chilis, served with tortillas and fire) will get your appetite revved up. Next try fresh fish tacos or a quesadilla salad if you want to stay on the lighter side, or go big with the slow roasted Mexican pot roast. The large restaurant also offers an apres ski happy hour from 4-5:30pm in the winter.
Brick Oven Pizzeria and Pub ~ 223 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-5044
Locally known as “The Brick”, this hot spot takes pizza to new heights. You will find all the classics on the menu, plus special flavor combinations like the Spicy Cuban (olive oil & whole grain mustard pulled pork, canadian bacon, swiss, sriracha and pickles) or the Hot Rasta (garlic olive oil, hot sausage, basil, roasted red pepper, banana pepper, sriracha and pesto). The restaurant also offers wings, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and lots of vegetarian items along with around 30 beers on tap and daily pitcher and cocktail specials. Open 10am to 10pm daily.
Butte Bagels ~ 218 Maroon Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-5630
Open on Mondays and Wednesday through Sunday, Butte Bagels serves up delicious breakfast and lunch. The adorable red building is located between 2nd and 3rd street on Elk Avenue. Locals and visitors give rave reviews on their latkes, pancakes, bagels, cinnamon rolls, crepes, breakfast burritos and fresh pastries. For lunch they offer salads, wraps, and a variety of sandwiches made on fresh baked bread or a latke.
Camp 4 Coffee ~ 402 1/2 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-2500
With three locations (Crested Butte, Crested Butte South, and Mountaineer Square at Mt. Crested Butte) you can get excellent coffee and pastries no matter what part of town you are in! All of their coffee is hand roasted in small batches right in Crested Butte. You can order your favorite latte, hot chocolate, or spicy chai (it’s phenomenal) from a friendly barista or buy their coffee in one pound bags and bring the Camp 4 flavor home with you!
Coal Creek Grill ~ 129 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-6645
Located in the Historic Silver Queen Hotel, the Coal Creek Grill is right next to the creek (and directly across Elk Avenue from the old Town Hall free shuttle stop). Coal Creek Grill is known for great happy hour specials (like $2 Colorado craft microbrews) and steak house quality food with a casual atmosphere. Apps like brie baked in homemade pretzel bread and the chorizo nachos are fantastic. Popular mains include buffalo stroganoff, trout or a mouth watering steaks. Monday night wings and Taco Tuesdays are big with the locals, and they have live music most Friday and Saturday nights. Coal Creek is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and they have one of the best patios in town!
Django’s ~ 209 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO ~ 81225 (970) 349-7574
Small plates are served to perfection in this quaint Elk Avenue restaurant. The crispy brussels sprouts and roasted colorado striped bass are staples on their ever changing menu. Try an herb rubbed lamp loin or some bacon wrapped dates. The owners take great pride in their menu and I guarantee nothing will be disappointing. Make sure to stick around for some equally incredible dessert options!
The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin ~ 309 3rd Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-6338
Located one block off of Elk Avenue, this swanky cabin serves upscale cocktails with a twist. Try a Beetnik (beet, ginger, lemon-up and vodka) or a Dogwood Margarita (fruit, salted plum, tequila and a wine float served on the rocks). They also offer beer, cider and wine selections as well as small plates and desserts.
Elk Avenue Prime ~ 226 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-1221
The Elk Avenue steakhouse provides a beautiful setting for a night on the town. The upscale restaurant offers a meaty menu that includes USDA prime cuts of beef as well as Colorado lamb, buffalo, elk and trout. They also serve beautiful and tasty salads in addition to rich seafood dishes and hearty vegetarian options. Reservations are recommended.
Elk Ave Brewing @ Eldo Brew Pub ~ 215 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 251-5191
Cold brews, warm friendly service, live music, and the best pub food in town! The Elk Ave Brewing @ Eldo Brew Pub has a full menu of appetizers, burgers (made with local beef from Scagna Meat Co. in Salida, CO), and other pub fare. Try the local favorite beer battered fish & chips and wash your meal down with one of the many beers on tap or a cocktail while you enjoy live music. Check their website for a list of upcoming shows and specials.
Fletch’s Grab N’ Go ~ 16 Sixth Street, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Fletch’s offers quick delicious grab and go style breakfast and snacks. Freshly made breakfast Burritos, bagels and cream cheese, coffee, and snacks, all perfect for your bus ride to the mountain or truck ride to the trailhead to go SHRED/ BRAAAP! Get there early, as they sell out fast.
Frank’s Deli and Creative Catering ~ 525 Red Lady Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-5011
Frank’s Deli serves up Crested Butte’s best sandwiches, to-go meals, homemade soups, amazing salads, fresh fish, and all natural meats. It’s a perfect spot to grab a bite to take with you on the trails. It’s also home to Creative Catering, ran by master caterer Josephine Kellett, who has over 20 years of restaurant and entertaining experience. Creative Catering specializes in weddings, reunions, special events, picnics, and barbecues in addition to private chef services. You pick the setting, they’ll bring the food.
Gas Cafe ~ 602 Butte Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-9656
Lovingly referred to as the “Gasser” by locals, this is your go to spot for a hearty breakfast or lunch. Order a Hurley (english muffin, fried egg, cheese with your choice of meat and a hash brown in the middle), or a “Truck Stop” (roast beef, fried egg, cheese and a hash brown with BBQ sauce on a kaiser roll). The lunch menu, served after 11:30am offers hot sandwiches like chicken parm, philly or rueben and out of this world burgers. Veggie burgers are also available. Cold sandwiches, salads and sides like jalapeno poppers can also be found on the menu.
Kochevar’s Saloon~ 127 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-7117
Established in 1886, Kochevar’s is the oldest bar and gaming hall in Crested Butte. Since its opening it has been the home of many different businesses, but today it is one of Crested Butte’s most popular bars. Enjoy a cold beer while you indulge in classic bar games like pool and shuffle board and make sure you check out some of the antiques from days past. Happy hour runs from 2pm-7pm daily and Rueben’s New Mexican Restaurant is now serving up great eats for hungry bar patrons.
The Last Steep ~ 208 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-7007
One of the most well known restaurants on Elk Avenue, The Last Steep is a go to spot for hungry locals and visitors. An eclectic menu includes jerk chicken dip, crab cakes, cajun chicken pasta, fish tacos, and creative sandwiches and burgers. The Ryder burger is a local favorite served with a slab of cream cheese, jalapeños and a teriyaki marinated pineapple ring. The food is fantastic, but The Steep is also one of the best places in town for a drink. Their build your own Bloody Mary bar is award winning and available on Saturdays and Sundays. The venue is small and The Steep is a very popular place, so leave yourself plenty of time for getting a table… it’s worth the wait!
Lil’s ~ 321 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-5457
A top notch sushi spot, Lil’s restaurant offers fresh, never frozen, quality fish, which is flown in to Crested Butte six days a week. Their exquisite sushi creations are not only extremely fresh, but each dish is as beautiful as it is tasty. Looking for something more? Enjoy a something from the Robata menu (a traditional Japanese grilling style) or one of many carefully prepared entrees. Entrees include filet mignon, colorado lamb chops, rocky mountain trout, miso salmon, a variety of entree salads or monster crab legs. They also have a killer happy hour nightly from 5:30 to 6:30 with great drink and sushi prices.
Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle ~ 411 3rd St, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-7401
Just one half block off of Elk Avenue, Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle is a classic Italian dining experience. Bruschetta, stuffed mushrooms and fried calamari are just a few of the available appetizers. For your entree try elk scaloppine, veal pizzaiola or seafood lasagna. You can also build your own meal by choosing your favorite pasta and sauce combination and top it off with a meatball, chicken or shrimp. Make sure to check out the extensive wine menu and beer selections to round out the experience at this local favorite Italian restaurant.
McGill’s at Crested Butte ~ 228 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-5240
On Elk Avenue, this is one of the busiest breakfast restaurants in town. Meaty breakfast burritos, fluffy pancakes, and scrumptious eggs benedicts fill the menu alongside cheesy omelets, stuffed french toast and biscuits and gravy. Sandwiches, soups and salads are offered to hungry lunch patrons who are looking for an affordable and scrumptious meal. If you are headed in for breakfast or brunch, be sure to get there early or be prepared for a wait.
Mikey’s Pizza ~ 611 3rd St, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-1110
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this pizza joint is a step ahead of the rest. It is located on 3rd and Whiterock avenue. The breakfast sandwiches and burritos are top notch for a quick meal in the morning. For lunch, salads include garden, chef, caesar, greek and caprese. Crankin’ sandwiches include meatball sub, chicken parm, artichoke spinach chicken and more. There are meatless options like the veggie muffuletta and caprese. Mikey’s is the real deal when it comes to pizza. Their perfect pies are piled high with meats, veggies and cheeses. Calzones, pizza rolls, pasta and desserts can also be found on their extensive menu.
Momo’s ~ 303 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-0480
Located in the Red Room (below the Secret Stash restaurant), Momo’s brings the Himalayas to Crested Butte. Karma “The Momo Man” serves up traditional Indian and Himalayan food for your dining delight. Menu items include homemade dumplings, beef curry, dahl baht and more.
Montanya Rum ~ 212 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 799-3206
Montanya’s is a tasting room for their house made rum, and they also serve up scrumptious eats. A new summer menu includes the Kokomo (think pi) and the Señorita (habanero and pineapple infused rum, fresh cilantro, agave and lime). Also try the time tested combinations like the Fiery Passion (habanero and pineapple infused rum with passion fruit, mint and lime) or the always popular Maharaja (Oro rum, North Indian spices, ginger, lime and cardamom). Enjoy small plates like the creamy crab and sausage dip, filet mignon tips, and sumac crusted scallops while you try rum that is distilled upstairs. Montanya’s is a MUST on any trip to Crested Butte.
Niky’s Mini Donuts ~ 327 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 363-6688
Open daily from 7am-9pm, mini donuts are made fresh and served warm. The classic toppings like cinnamon and sugar or homemade glaze are delicious. Gourmet toppings including chocolate sauces, sprinkles, graham crackers and candies can be added to make your donuts exactly how you like them. Ice cream shakes and malts are also served by friendly staff at this fifties diner style donut spot.
Octopus Coffee ~ 21 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Octopus Coffee has always been about promoting community, a shared sense of joy, giving a warm welcome and providing all things delicious. Our dedicated bakers arrive early to bake scones, frosted sweet rolls, cookies, sweet breads, and many other delights from scratch-using organic flour, sugar and eggs. Grab a pastry and warm cup of coffee to start your day off right.
Paradise Cafe ~ 435 6th St, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-5622
Paradise is open for breakfast and lunch. You will find everything from omelettes and benedicts to french toast. The Buckwheat Virgina pancakes, made with a variety or nuts and seeds in the batter get rave reviews. They also have a full bar, serving classic morning cocktails like mimosas and bloody marys as well as adult milkshakes. Located next to the Bank of the West, you will find a sizable crowd here, especially for weekend brunch. The restaurant patio is open for dining amongst the aspens in the Summer.
Pitas in Paradise ~ 302 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-0897
Pitas in Paradise provides Crested Butte with a taste of the Mediterranean. The casual restaurant offers appetizers like hummus (made fresh daily) and pita nachos. You can enjoy a Greek, Caesar, or tahini salad or a grilled cheese (on pita) with your choice of soup from the soup bar. A variety of flavor filled pitas are available, including the traditional Gyro or get a rice bowl filled with your choice of Thai or Indian ingredients and flavors. You can also get a good ol’ American burger and fries if you prefer. Be sure to top off your meal with a homemade baklava or milkshake.
The Princess Wine Bar ~ 218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-0210
Don’t be fooled by the name, the Princess Wine Bar is also a coffee and tea shop as well as a furniture store! They offer a cozy place to hang out with great service and a good selection of wines, coffees and teas. They also serve tapas and often offer happy hour specials with discounted wine by the glass or tapas. In the summer, their beautiful garden is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy a beverage of your choice.
The Public House ~ 202 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-0173
The Public House is a modern Colorado saloon in the heart of Crested Butte. They celebrate local foods and offer a wide assortment of Colorado beers, including our own Irwin Brewing Company brews. Come for the food but stay for the music. The Public House is Crested Butte’s newest, most modern, intimate music venue. Available for private events, the Public House is a great local spot for great food and music.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory ~ 314 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-0933
Looking for something to satisfy that sweet tooth? A chocolate lovers dream, this shop has everything from individual chocolates, caramels and truffles to heavenly caramel apples- topped with almost anything you can imagine. Chocolate dipped strawberries, pretzels, and potato chips are offered for your delight. Salty peanut butter buckets, crunchy nut clusters and rich fudge are also readily available. If you are looking to treat yourself, get something sweet for your sweetie or stock up on gifts for the chocoholic family, this is your best bet for a cocoa filled experience.
Rumors Coffee and Tea House ~ 414 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-7545
Connected to Townie Books, Rumors is a full service espresso bar. They offer a variety of coffees, loose leaf teas and more. Founded in 2009, this is a great “hang out” where you can browse the selection of books next door or use the free wifi while you enjoy your favorite latte, cocoa or hot apple cider.
Ryce Asian Bistro ~ 120 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-9888
Serving a range of asian dishes, this bistro in the mountains is one to add to your Crested Butte culinary bucket list. The riverside dining room is beautifully designed with large doors that open up to provide fresh air and a view! The menu is extensive as this asian inspired restaurant, filled with creative apps, classic soups and unique greens like the grilled duck salad. Fill up on an entree such as thai peanut chicken, pork katsu, drunken noodle, yushan eggplant or basil duck. The full bar is stocked with saki and Japanese beers in addition to all the traditional options.
The Secret Stash ~ 303 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 6245
Voted Crested Butte’s Best Pizza and Wings since 2002, the Stash is a go to spot for a slice at lunch or a great dinner. The pizza at this Elk Avenue restaurant will blow your mind. Try an award winning Notorious F.I.G. (mozzarella, bleu & asiago cheeses, thinly sliced prosciutto, dried black mission figs and a truffle oil drizzle) or the Mac Daddy (Thousand island dressing, mozzarella, shaved rib-eye, onions, american & cheddar cheese, topped with cool lettuce, pickles, on a sesame seed crust) or Kyleena’s Meatball Pie inspired by the owner. The salads and appetizers are great too and there’s a kids menu for the little tikes and don’t forget an order of wings.
Sherpa Cafe ~ 313 3rd St, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-0443
Serving Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian food, the Sherpa Cafe is simple and quaint. The owner is an experienced Everest climber and former sherpa and the family owned restaurant offers a comfortable, homey space to enjoy a good meal. The menu includes curries, chicken tikka and saag as well as many other healthy and great tasting options. If you can’t decide what to order, try the combination plate and get a sample of several items served with naan.
The Slogar Restaurant ~ 517 2nd St, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-5765
In the mood for good home cookin’ and comfort food? The Slogar Restaurant is a perfect choice. Known for their skillet-fried chicken and grilled steak dinners, they’ve been using the same time tested recipes since 1915. All dinners are served family style with all the fixings. Prices are modest and the food is delicious!
Soupcon ~ 127 Elk Ave # A, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-5448
The classy French American Bistro serves some of the best food in town! Start off your culinary adventure with caviar, escargot, slow braised veal cheek, or duck confit. Next enjoy stuffed quail, veal porterhouse, colorado lamb rack, elk tenderloin or seared sea scallops. Finish off your meal with a traditional creme brûlée, flourless chocolate torte, or another of the fine dessert options. The upscale restaurant will satisfy any finely tuned palate. Signature cocktails and a fantastic wine menu are also available.
The Sunflower Deli ~ 214 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-6866
The Sunflower Deli offers coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their communal cooking and dining style is a unique experience in Crested Butte. Ground to order coffee is available starting at 6am, breakfast and lunch are served daily and a farm to table dinner is served most nights. Local and organic ingredients produce quality, healthy meals at this unique restaurant.
T-Bar International Tea House ~ 229 Elk Ave, #C Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 642-5632
Brand new to Crested Butte in 2016, the T-Bar offers a variety of teas and snacks. Dozens of tea options fill the menu board in all kinds of categories, but don’t be intimidated if you don’t know your assam from your oolong. The small staff is happy to help you navigate the menu to target your personal taste or even help with a specific ailment or pain. Coffee drinks and light snack are also available.
Talk of the Town ~ 230 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-6809
One of Crested Butte’s most popular watering holes, The Talk offers friendly service and a lot of fun! Hosting events like the annual Zombie Prom, a potluck ugly sweater party, Thursday night Karaoke and a pumpkin carving party they are above and beyond any average bar. As one of the few places that stays open late, it’s a great option for pool, giant jenga or dj music. Get your mountain mingle on here.
Teocalli Tamale ~ 311 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, C) 81224 ~ (970) 349-2005
Teo is home to the BEST burritos around. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Teocalli Thai burrito with carrots, scallions, snow peas, ginger and peanut sauce. If you like green chile or pesto, combine them in the Green Chile Pesto burrito and be prepared for perfect marriage of sweetness and spice. You can stick to the basics with a chicken, steak, shredded beef or veggie burrito or try a taco or tamale. If you are really nice to the staff, they may let you order off menu (get a double decker taco with guac as your glue). There are bottled beers in the fridge or get a made-to-order marg. Hungry on a powder day? You’ll have to wait for the staff to get back from the mountain as the restaurant is closed on big snow mornings until noon.
Third Bowl Ice Cream ~ 201 1/2 Elk Ave, Crested Butte ~ (970) 349-2888
Third bowl is the homemade ice cream shop that will have you wanting ice cream in a snow storm. Open seven days a week, the shop offers a wide variety of ice cream flavors from chocolate to honey lavender. They have a rotating menu of fantastic flavors, made in small batches in Crested Butte. Third bowl also offers fresh homemade donuts for your sweet tooth satisfaction.
Tin Cup Pasty Co. ~ 425 Elk Ave, Crested Butte ~ (970) 349-2640
Tin Cup Pasty pays tribute to the area’s mining past, bringing back the Cornish pasty long since forgotten in Gunnison County. Dine-in, or carry-out so you can get back to your adventures, either way their pasties and sides are for the entire family to enjoy. Craft beer, craft soda, and fun desserts too! And depending on the season, plan to take advantage of their large outdoor patio and lawn.
The Wooden Nickel ~ 222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349- 6350
The Wooden Nickel is housed in a 1929 mining era building. The Nickel has a fantastic menu with appetizer options ranging from beer battered onion rings to smoked trout or steak tartare. Sandwiches, salads and soups are offered as well as fish selections or pork, lamb and veal. The real reason to go to this restaurant is for the prime rib and steaks! Herb crusted and slow roasted to perfection, their prime rib is a must. They also have an elk tenderloin and a buffalo rib chop that are sure to please any meat lover.
Mt. Crested Butte
9380 Prime ~ 500 Gothic Rd, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225 ~ (970) 251-3030
Located slope-side at the base area, 9380 Prime is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Dine inside or relax at the outdoor fire pits while you grill s’mores or enjoy an apres ski cocktail. The conveniently located restaurant has daily specials too.
Avalanche Bar & Grill ~ 15 Emmons Rd, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225 ~ (970) 349-7195
Located between the bus stop and the ski lifts, the Avy is a sports bar style restaurant that is family friendly. Open for lunch and dinner, their menu is huge and diverse. From turkey melts to fajitas, there is something for everyone. They are open until 9pm and happy hour starts at 3pm.
The Bakery and Brown Labrador Pub ~ 22 Crested Mt. Way, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225 ~ (970) 349-4757
These two businesses share a space next to Christy Sports. In the morning the Bakery is a quick option for a pastry or burrito to go. For lunch they make a mean (and VERY cheesy) pizza or if you wait to hit the pizza counter until after 3pm, you can get pizza slices and many of the remaining baked goods for $1. The Brown Labrador runs the bar. Enjoy daily specials at the bar or hang out on the patio and people watch while you enjoy a cold one.
Butte 66 BBQ Roadhouse ~ 11 Snowmass Rd, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225 ~ (970) 349-2999
The Butte deck is one of the most popular restaurants for hanging out between runs. Located near the Red Lady Lift, this casual dining experience offers burgers, BBQ and salads. The loaded mac and cheese is awesome. They also have spiked (and regular) milkshakes. Mmmmmm.
The Coffee Lab, conveniently located in Mountaineer Square, features specialty coffees, doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches and soup! Stop by for great coffee, tasty grub & more! All proceeds from Coffee Lab help to support scientific research at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL). RMBL provides logistical support for scientists and students, including access to living quarters, research laboratories, and protected research sites.
These three businesses share one space, located directly across Gothic Road from the Grand Lodge. The Store is a convenient option for some quick groceries or you can get a made to order sandwich, bratwurst or meatball sub at The Deli.
Iron Horse Tap ~ 11 Snowmass Rd, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225 ~ (970) 349-7300
Located in the Plaza condos, this is a casual, kid friendly grill where everything is made from scratch. You’ll find pizza, salads, burgers, wings and more comfort food items at this Mt. Crested Butte restaurant. They also offer on mountain delivery.
Jefe’s ~ Mountaineer Square Breezeway, Mt Crested Butte, CO 81225 ~ (970) 349-4450
Located in Mountaineer square across from the Adventure Center, Jefe’s is a great spot for some delicious tex-mex on the mountain. Enjoy homemade burritos and tacos with a refreshing beverage on the stone patio or inside the restaurant. It’s a quick and casual spot for a snack between runs or a quick, casual and yummy meal.
Paradise Warming House ~ Crested Butte Mountain Resort (970) 349-2333
Located at the bottom of the Paradise Lift, this is a perfect spot for lunch between runs. Open during ski season from 11-3, you can enjoy hot soup in a bread bowl, wraps, burgers and sandwiches, pasta or Hawaiin style ribs at the mid mountain restaurant. Beer and wine is available. They also offer a kids menu and Paradise has a huge patio for soaking up that Colorado sun.
Trackers ~ Lodge at Mountaineer Square, Crested Butte Mountain Resort ~ (970) 349-4228
Inside the Lodge at Mountaineer Square, Trackers Bar & Lounge provides a cozy place to relax after a busy Crested Butte day. Featuring a wide variety of whiskeys, wines and bottled beer, you can hang out next to the fireplace in comfortable couches and enjoy the large plasma TVs on cold days or bask in the patio sun during warmer weather.
Uley’s Cabin and the Ice Bar ~ Crested Butte Mountain Resort ~ (970) 349-2275
Located mid mountain at the base of the Twister Lift, Uley’s is a classier alternative to burgers and nachos. The mid mountain restaurant offers a more sophisticated french inspired menu with items like P.I.E muscles, wild game charcuterie, salmon filet and risotto. Soups and a meat and cheese selection can be found on the deck menu for those at the Ice Bar or patio. Uley’s Cabin also hosts the sleigh ride dinner, serving a five course meal Wednesdays through Sundays.
The Woodstone Bar & Grill ~ 6 Emmons Rd, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-8000
The Woodstone restaurant located inside the Grand Lodge. They are open for a breakfast buffet in the morning and then again for apres ski and dinner. The menu includes wood fired pizza, pasta and grille items in addition to appetizers, soups and salads. This restaurant is extremely convenient for Grand Lodge guests, but can be easily accessed by anyone as it is just steps from the bus stop at Mountaineer Square.
Crested Butte South
Camp 4 Coffee ~ 161 Gillaspey Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
Camp 4 Coffee has a Crested Butte South location! All of the coffee is roasted by hand in small batches. In fact, only two human beings know the top-secret recipe for creating the delicious Camp 4 beans. Camp 4 is lucky to have a great team of baristas, kitchen crew and roasters, who are led by a dynamic personality known as Al Smith.
The General Store ~ 282 Elcho Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-2444
Located in the heart of Crested Butte South, the General Store serves great food and Irwin Brewing Company beers on tap. Enjoy lunch and dinner in a casual setting pizza, salads, sandwiches or a hamburger on fresh, homemade buns made daily.
Tully’s ~ 282 Elcho Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224 ~ (970) 349-2444
Tully’s is one of the only options for dining in Crested Butte South. The large open indoor dining room and the sunny outdoor patio offer a friendly atmosphere for munching on burgers, pizza and sandwiches with a selection of beer on tap and a full bar. Soups, salads, appetizers and a kids menu are also available.
Rural Crested Butte
The Club at Crested Butte ~ 385 Country Club Dr, Crested Butte, CO 81225 ~ (970) 349-6127
The country club is a great place to golf, but they also provide a great dining experience. The restaurant at the Club is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They offer lunch daily and a Sunday brunch. Special dining events happen throughout the year and all options are open to the public.
Almont Resort Restaurant and Lounge ~ 10209 N CO-135, Almont, CO 81210 ~ (970) 641-4009
The Almont resort is located on highway 135 about half way between Gunnison and Crested Butte. The restaurant and bar are affordable options for delicious food at affordable prices. Soups, salads, burgers, wings and nachos are tasty bar options or sit in the restaurant for more sophisticated food. In the summer, you can dine by the river outside. They also have a fish fry on Fridays that is worth checking out!
Three Rivers Smokehouse ~ 130 County Road 742, Almont, CO 81210 ~ (970) 641-1303
Open daily from just before Memorial Day weekend through the end of September, enjoy a fantastic breakfast, lunch or dinner. Breakfast is offered at the counter and you can take it to go or eat on the patio. The outdoor patio is open for seating all day and includes covered seating and heated areas. Full table service is available on the outdoor patio for lunch and dinner, including a beer, wine and cocktail bar. Quench your thirst and feed your hunger after a long day on the river with the best ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken and burgers in the area. You can also enjoy a nice variety of salads and sandwiches. Each night there is a featured special.
5Bs BBQ ~ 303 E. Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-7360
If you’re looking for great BBQ, this is one of your only options. 5Bs offers a restaurant for the casual diner as well as extensive catering packages for events of any size. You’ll find hickory smoked meats, pulled pork and an array of sides at this local barbecue restaurant.
Anejo Bistro and Bar ~ 107 S. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-1427
This small restaurant and bar doesn’t look fancy from the outside, but the food gets great reviews. They make their own tortillas in house and have some fantastic authentic Mexican dishes like adobado tacos.
Blackstock Bistro ~ 122 W. Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-4394
Small plates like mahi tacos or braised short rib and large plates like butternut squash and prosciutto fettuccini or filet mignon are available at this Gunnison restaurant. The menu also offers decadent cocktails and nightly specials.
Cafe Silvestre ~ 903 N. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-4001
Chips and salsa, queso, shredded beef tacos, enchiladas and chimichangas fill the menu of this small, family owned Mexican restaurant. One reviewer calls it “the best Mexican food in Gunnison.”
The Dive ~ 213 W Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-1375
The Dive is a contemporary pub with an upbeat vibe, serving local brews, signature cocktails & Southern bar grub.
Double Dragon ~ 113 W. Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 642-6363
This Chinese restaurant serves each entree with an egg roll or crab and cheese wonton, fried or steamed rice and your choice of soup. They have vegetarian, chicken, beef, shrimp and pork options and serve an affordable lunch menu.
Double Shot Cyclery ~ 222 N. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 642-5411
The bike shop and coffee shop get excellent reviews. They serve Americano, mochas, lattes, chai (sweet or spicy), iced drinks, teas and everything else you would expect to see on a legitimate coffee menu. They also offer smoothies and frozen frappes if you are seeking something from the blender.
El Paraiso ~ 112 S. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-4957
The family Mexican restaurant is local owned and offers a large selection of classic Mexican dishes. You will find everything from nachos to fajitas on the extensive menu. Specials include mole dishes, chilaquiles, chimichangas, shrimp enchiladas and more.
Firebrand Delicatessen ~ 108 N. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-6266
The Firebrand is a locals favorite for waffles, breakfast specials, sandwiches and homemade soups!
Garlic Mike’s ~ 2674 Colorado 135 Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-2493
On the banks of the Gunnison River, authentic Italian food is served in a beautiful, relaxed setting. The restaurant has traditional antipasti, soup and salads and pastas. Enjoy steak, chicken, fish, veal or vegetable options prepared in a variety of delicious techniques. Specials like lasagna and gnocchi are available as well as pizza. Wine, beer and cocktail selections are plentiful. Also check out the float trip and dinner down the Gunnison in the summer.
The Gunnisack Cowboy Bistro Restaurant & Bar ~ 142 N. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-5445
Serving comfort food with a western vibe, the affordable prices and family friendly atmosphere make the Gunnisack a fixture in the community. The family owned restaurant has an extensive menu, a great happy hour and even take and bake meals to go. Gluten free options are available.
House of China~ 405 W. Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ 970-641-0667
Gunnison’s oldest Chinese restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily. The welcoming atmosphere and wide selection of classic American Chinese dishes makes this a go to spot for locals. Reviews of the hot and sour soup, Empress chicken and anything with the garlic sauce are all positive. Prices are affordable and portions are generous.
At Mario’s everything is made from scratch. Their pizza is awesome, but they also have fantastic house specialties like nine-layer lasagna, four cheese ravioli, and sausage or chicken cacciatore. The family owned Italian restaurant has been operating in Gunnison since 1965 and is a staple in the community. They even have a community dinner every second Tuesday of the month.
McDonalds ~ 800 E. Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-5050
The McDonalds franchise has been serving burger lovers since 1955. The fast food restaurant giant is well known for their Big Macs, quarter pounders, chicken McNuggets and signature fries. You can also get breakfast, salads and ice cream on any McDonalds menu.
Mikey’s Pizza ~ 303 E. Tomichi Ave, Suite E Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-1101
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this pizza joint is a step ahead of the rest. The restaurant’s breakfast sandwiches and burritos are top notch for a quick meal in the morning. For lunch, salads include garden, chef, caesar and greek. Crankin’ sandwiches range from meatball subs to artichoke spinach chicken and more. There are meatless options like the veggie muffuletta and caprese. Mikey’s is the real deal when it comes to pizza. Their perfect pies are piled high with meats, veggies and cheeses. Calzones, pizza rolls, pasta and desserts can also be found on their extensive menu.
Mocha’s Drive Thru Coffeehouse ~ 710 N. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-2006
Mocha’s is an adorable little coffee and ice cream shop in the Meadows shopping center. You can walk or drive through, but they also have seating inside and wifi. They offer a quick drip coffee if you are in a hurry or a made to order drink. Ice cream, bagels, teas, sandwiches and wraps can all be found here.
Ol Miner Steakhouse ~ 139 N. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-5153
This old west looking steakhouse is known for its good home cooked country food, and of course the steaks. Bacon, eggs and sausage, buttermilk pancakes and french toast are just a few of the classic items on the breakfast menu. Lunch and dinner options include appetizers, soup and salads as well as an extensive burger and steak menu – what this restaurant is known for. They also have several fish and seafood options.
Palisades ~ 820 N. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-9223
Palisades restaurant is located near City Market in Gunnison. The friendly staff have been providing comfort food to locals and travelers for 14 years. Menu items include salads and soups, pasta, fish and chips, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, fish and ribs.
Pie-zans Pizzeria ~ 800 W Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-5255
Get your pizza by the slice or take the whole pie. With topping combinations like the Big Kahuna, Garden of Eden and Pepperhead, you’ll want to try them all! This small restaurant- located in the Meadows Shopping center, this is a top spot for a great pizza. They also have deals on their menu that will save you some hard earned cash.
Powerstop ~ 905 N Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-2328
Don’t be fooled by the gas station exterior, there is a downright delicious restaurant inside. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served as well as Camp 4 Coffee and beer. Breakfast choices include sandwiches, burritos and french toast sticks. For lunch, choose from one of around 20 burger options or try some tasty wings with one of a dozen flavors. Made to order sandwiches and appetizers are great any time of the day.
Sherpa Cafe ~ 323 E Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-7480
Serving Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian food, the Sherpa Cafe is simple and quaint. The owner is an experienced Everest climber and former sherpa and the family owned restaurant offers a comfortable space to enjoy a good meal. The menu includes curries, chicken tikka and saag as well as many other healthy and great tasting options. If you can’t decide what to order, try the combination plate and get a sample of several items served with naan.
Subway ~ 134 E. Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-1853
Subway offers six or foot long sandwiches made to order fast at each of their chain restaurants. Choose all of your favorite fresh toppings to design the perfect sub. Salads and flatbreads are available as well as warm cookies, chips and fountain drinks.
Taco Bell ~ 310 W. Tomichi Ave, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-0414
Think outside the bun. If you haven’t heard, Taco bell serves tacos, burritos and breakfast burritos at their chain restaurants. This highly Americanized Mexican food is available until 11pm on most nights and midnight on weekends.
Tributary Coffee Roasters ~ 120 N Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-2408
Open daily, Tributary Coffee Roasters is located on Main Street in Gunnison. The menu goes well beyond coffee with a variety of from scratch baked goods, as well as nourishing and creative breakfast and lunch fare made right in their kitchen.
Twisted Fork ~ 206 N. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-1488
This restaurant has been getting great reviews for the service, atmosphere and the food. With over 80% of the menu gluten free, it’s a great place to go if you have dietary restrictions or allergies. The menu is refreshing with small plates like spicy steak fries and lettuce wraps, noodle dishes and burgers and baguettes. Entrees like vietnamese tacos and fried chicken show the wide range of food offered at the Twisted Fork.
Gunnison Vitamin and Health Store Cafe ~ 804 N. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-5928
A cafe in the health food store is a quick and healthy alternative to a formal restaurant. They proudly offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and meat-tastic menu options. The menu has a huge selection of sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads and smoothies as well as noodle and brown rice bowls.
W Cafe ~ 114 N. Main St, Gunnison, CO 81230 ~ (970) 641-1744
It’s “where the locals eat”. Serving breakfast and lunch on weekdays, they also deliver anywhere in Gunnison. The cute restaurant has a wide variety of menu options. Omelets, french toast and steak and eggs are a few great options for the most important meal of the day. Tons of sandwich options, burgers, soups and salads fill the lunch menu.