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Dining in Crested Butte

Bacchanale Italian Kitchen
209 Elk Avenue, Downtown Crested Butte. (970) 349-5257. Bacchanale introduces vibrant, seasonal Italian food to Crested Butte, from the team who opened django’s in 2008.  Our inventive and changing menu, all-Italian wine list, fresh pastas and locally-sourced products let you dine like an Italian! Open daily at 5 p.m. Reservations accepted at
The Bacchanale


BONEZ Restaurant
BONEZ is Crested Butte’s newest Mexican restaurant featuring an exciting collection of Mexican entrees, street tacos, and Crested Butte’s largest tequila selection. Have a fresh squeezed margarita at one of Crested Butte’s oldest historic bars, grab a seat at our 20 foot community table and enjoy house made chips, fresh salsa, queso blanco or our famous D.I.Y. Guacamole. Save $1 off all street tacos, margaritas and Mexican beers during happy hour, every day from 3 – 5:30pm. Located in the newly renovated historic powerhouse building at 130 Elk Ave. (Immediately west of the Old Town Hall bus stop). Open daily noon-9 p.m. (970) 349-5118.

Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub
Enjoy our 30 craft beers on tap on the Best patio in town. Featuring pizza-by-the-slice, deep dish & thin crust specialty pizzas. Join us for Stumptown coffee and fresh baked goods in the mornings. Gluten-free crust and non-dairy cheese available. Freshly made subs, fried appetizers, delicious big, juicy burgers, a kids menu and the best salad bar in town with over 30 fresh items to choose from.  Stop by for high end tequila, spirits and wine. Bring the family and watch your favorite sports on one of our large HDTVs. Lunch and dinner served everyday from 11 a.m.-til 10 p.m. Dine in, take out, take & bake and, as always, FREE DELIVERY on all menu items, (970) 349-5044. Come visit us at 223 Elk Ave. The locals’ hang-out for over 19 years.
Brick Oven

Mountaineer Square. (970) 349-7574. Dinner Tues-Sun 5-10 p.m. Nationally recognized, django’s will take you on a culinary adventure of seasonal, globally inspired small plates. With an extensive wine list to complement the night’s menu by bottle, carafe or flight, django’s is a dining experience you won’t want to miss.

The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin
Just a skip off the beaten path, this miner’s shack turn cocktail cabin has won awards for both drink & design and is a beloved treasure to locals & visitors alike.  The Dogwood’s warm & intimate interior provides the perfect backdrop for the menu of artisan house infused cocktails & the pairing of small plates that reflect the enthusiasm & creativity of both the husband & wife owners & their staff.  Be sure to step inside this historically remodeled cabin for the wonderland of experiences held within; from drink to decor, eats to beats, game night to garden gatherings, everything at The Dogwood Cocktail Cabin is an experience in creativity as unique & charming as Crested Butte itself! We are open Wednesday-Saturday 4-12 (cabin fever 4-6). The courtyard is open. 309 Third Street Downtown Crested Butte.  21+ (all hours)  970.349-6338.
The Dogwood

The Guild Café
The Guild Cafe is home to Mountain Oven Organic Bakery and First Ascent Coffee Roasters.  We are located in the old red cabin at the top of Elk Avenue, close to the public parking lot at First Street. Enjoy single-origin espresso, siphon-brewed coffee, or a quick cup to go from our beans roasted on-site.   We offer organic breakfast and lunch, artisan breads and pastries.   We have gluten-free options and we do special bakery orders! Open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. 21 Elk Ave, 349-5434.
First AscentMountain Oven

Last Steep Bar and Grill
VOTED BEST BLOODY MARY 10 years running. VOTED BEST MARGARITA ‘05 and VOTED BEST BURGER ‘09 – ‘11! A true Crested Butte Original named after one of our favorite ski runs on the mountain. The Steep’s specialties include freshly made salads, awesome appetizers, sumptuous sandwiches, fine desserts and the coldest beer in town. We’ll take care of those late night no-food blues. We are a smoke-free environment; however, we do have a smoking deck and patio for warmer months. Check out our daily “chalkboard specials”. Weekly specials include Build Your Own Bloody Marys on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free WiFi. We’ll meet you at the Steep! Open daily at 11 a.m. til late, located in downtown Crested Butte at 208 Elk Avenue. 970-349-7007. Check out our website:
Last Steep

Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill
Crested Butte’s ONE AND ONLY Sushi Bar. We are open 7 nights a week @ 5:30 and offer our Happy Hour every night at the bar and sushi bar from 5:30-6:30.  We are a casual ‘family friendly’ restaurant that promises to provide you with an incredible dining experience. Although we are known as having the best sushi in town, we offer an array of seafood and meat entrees, as well as options for the kids! Our fish is of the highest quality, flown in 6 days a week and on our doorstep within 24 hours from the docks- it doesn’t get any fresher than that in the Rockies!!!  Reservations are recommended but not necessary. Private parties and catering are available. (970) 349-5457. Located in the Historic District 321 Elk Ave.

Marchitelli’s Gourmet Noodle
Join your host Michael for traditional, regional, Italian cuisine passed down to Michael from his grandmother. In our cozy, relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy dishes ranging from unique pasta and sauce combinations to seafood, veal, chicken and elk. Homemade desserts and a full bar and wine list. Open nightly from 5 p.m. Downtown C.B. Reservations recommended 349-7401.
Gourmet Noodle

McGill’s at Crested Butte
Located downtown in Historic Crested Butte. Serving fantastic breakfasts and excellent lunches with a creative twist. Come in and try the best malts, shakes and floats in town from our soda fountain. Serving Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Beer, Wine & more. Open early and serving full breakfast all day! Offering daily breakfast, lunch and dessert specials. Dine-in or take-out. All major credit cards accepted. Open 6 a.m. Daily. 228 Elk Avenue (970) 349-5240.

Pitas in Paradise – Bar and Grill
Come See Our New Location! Gyros, fresh made hummus and baba gannoush, Greek and tahini salads, and the town’s best  fries! Great bar menu with burgers, sliders, and chicken wings. Finish with a delectable homemade dessert like the baklava or decadent milkshake! Serving lunch and dinner every day starting at 11:00am.  Pita’s has the best happy hour prices around… Every day from 3-6pm, come on in for $1 PBR, $3 Micro Drafts, $2 Well Cocktails, and great specials on food! We have four big screen TVs to watch all your sporting events!  Enjoy all of this and much more on our awesome sunny patio on the corner of 3rd and Elk. Call 970-349-0897 for take-out.
Pitas in Paradise

The Historic Princess Wine Bar & Coffee House
Local musicians featured every night of the week! We have an ever expanding wine cellar and offer wines by the glass, tapas, desserts, espresso, specialty martinis and signature cocktails in one of Crested Butte’s most beautiful historic spaces. Happy hour is from 5 to 7pm daily with $2.00 Margaritas and 1/2 off wine and tapas. Nightly music begins shortly after happy hour. Enjoy a plate of warm brie with a wine flight in our beautiful garden patio dining area. On cooler nights, cuddle up with a Cafe Royal next to our fireplace. Voted “Most Romantic Bar in Crested Butte” we have something for everyone. Come in and enjoy our daily bottle specials from our wine cellar. Private parties and receptions welcome. Open daily 9am to midnight. 218 Elk Avenue, downtown Crested Butte (970)349.0210.

Ruben’s New Mexican Cuisine
COME ENJOY THE TASTE OF SANTA FE!  Located in the old Cement Creek Tavern in Crested Butte South.  Ruben’s offers authentic New Mexican cuisine featuring all natural beef and chicken, using fresh ingredients and homemade salsa, locally roasted chiles, a full bar with fresh juice margaritas, a full kid’s menu and happy hour specials from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Kitchen for dinner opens at 5 p.m. Take out also available. Come try the newest restaurant in CB South. Located at 207 Elcho Avenue, Crested Butte South 970-349-5003.

Ryce Asian Bistro
Born from more than 40 years of combined restaurant experience, Ryce brings the best and greatest variety of asian foods to Crested Butte.  Specialties from Japan, China, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as sakes, champagne, and creative martinis; a casual atmosphere with patio and riverside dining available.  Open Daily, Lunch and Dinner @ 120 Elk Avenue. 349-9888.

Slogar serves delicious skillet-fried chicken and grilled steak dinners, using 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 with all the trimmings. Open nightly 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Full drink menu and excellent wine list plus a selection of specialty beers on tap. Reservations highly recommended. Located on the corner of Second & Whiterock, Crested Butte. (970) 349-5765.

Soupçon is a romantic petite bistro located just off Elk Avenue on Second Street behind Kochevar’s Bar. We feature traditional French technique using local ingredients married with the finest cuisine from around the world. Open seven days a week. Reservations recommended. 349-5448.

Why Cook?!
Offering already prepared foods so…….Why Cook?! Easily microwaveable or oven-heated meals are available in generous single portions from $6.99. Please call ahead for larger quantities.  Lasagnas, stroganoff, shepherd’s pie, chicken parmesan, and meatloaf are some favorite standards.  You will also find a variety of salads as well as gourmet cheeses and pâtés, all natural deli meats, fresh and frozen soups, breads and desserts.  Design your own sandwich or choose a specialty sandwich for here or one for the road.  Try our fresh fish and meat market. Please call in your orders and we’ll have them ready.  Open Monday-Saturday from 11-6. 6th and Belleview, in Majestic Plaza next to Le Bosquet. (970) 349-5858.
Why Cook?!

Wooden Nickel – Bar and Steakhouse
The original and best steakhouse in Crested Butte since 1981, the iconic Wooden Nickel, one of the few remaining historic, ski-town bars, is known for serving the finest steaks in town. The Nickel specializes in USDA Prime graded, tender Filet Mignon, N.Y. Strip. Rib Eyes and our famous, succulent Prime Rib. Our menu additionally features Elk Tenderloin, Rack of Elk, Alaskan King Crab, BBQ Pork Ribs, Pork Chops, Rack of Lamb, fresh grilled seafood and fresh garden salads. The largest and best Burgers, Buffalo Burgers and Chicken Fried Steak add to your menu choices. Giant Lobster Tails and a variety of Surf and Turf specials are available nightly. The historic bar offers a wide range of martinis, your favorite liquors and, to complement your meal, a select wine list at attractive prices. Please join us for your special evening out at Crested Butte’s oldest bar and best steakhouse. Classic yet casual. Bar opens at 4:00 with Happy Hour till 6:00. Dinner till 10:00—222 Elk Ave. Downtown Crested Butte—Open year-round. Reservations, please call 349-6350 after 4.
Wooden Nickel