Recommended Crested Butte Restaurants

While there are some good spots on the mountain, such as 9380 and Avalanche, the town of Crested Butte is where it’s at. Elk Avenue, their main street, has an avalanche of great places to eat, from many different culinary traditions, both large and small. Where do you want to go? Well that depends on a lot of things, and we have some suggestions/reviews below. If you want pizza, you are going to be lured in many directions, but the ski bums like the Stash, and we tend to agree. We were told all about Ryce, but never got a chance to try it. If you are in town a few days, you’ll probably bounce around and find the spot for your group. Do call in advance if you know you want a certain spot. These places are plenty big, but if the snow is good a lot of people can come crashing down on your favorite spot. 

Remember there are free buses to/from the mountain every 30 minutes, so there is really no reason to drive if you have been drinking.

9380 Spirits & Food – Slopeside – $3-$31/person

Named for its elevation, 9380 Spirits & Food has a lot of things going for it.

Bacchanale – Crested Butte Italian Job – $6-$28/person

Bacchanale delivers with its fresh, light menu focused on simple flavors, colorful salads, artisan flatbreads, and handmade specialties.

Brick Oven Pizzeria – Outdoor Patio in CB – $5-$24/person

Brick Oven Pizzeria & Pub is the choice of many year-round residents.

Camp 4 Coffee – The CB Coffee Spot – $1-$6/person

Camp 4 Coffee strives to create the same sense of camaraderie and comfort that the camp offers to climbers.

Coal Creek Grill – Craft Cocktails & Grillables – $8-$43/person

If you’re looking for a quiet, romantic meal, Coal Creek Grill probably isn’t the right place for it.

Pitas in Paradise – Sweet Pitas & Great Patio – $4-$10/person

Pitas in Paradise is a quaint and unique place to grab a bite to eat. The restaurant is always buzzing with a good conversation, and the atmosphere is lively.

Ryce Asian Bistro – Asian Fare on Elk Ave – $5-$15/person

Ryce Asian Bistro is known for their delicious fare and pairings that are made with the freshest ingredients available.

Secret Stash Pizzeria – Best Pizza in Crested Butte – $8-$25/per

Secret Stash Pizzeria has received the commendation of being one of the best pizza joints in all of Crested Butte.

Sherpa Café – Traditional Indian Cuisine – $2-$15/person

You can eat at Sherpa Café and enjoy a large plate of food for under $10 per person.

Sweet Spot – They Have a Candy Store Next Door – $5-$15/per

Sweet Spot is most notably known for their delicious food and their attached candy store.

Djangos – Small Plate Dining in CB – $5-$25/person

If you’re in the Crested Butte area, then you cannot miss your chance to enjoy a meal at Django’s Restaurant & Wine Bar.

Donita’s Cantina – Solid Tex Mex, Big Portions – $5-$30/person

Featuring a wide variety of Mexican cuisine, Donita’s Cantina is one of the longest standing restaurants in Crested Butte.

Eldo Brewery & Taproom – Great Local’s Pub – $5-$15/person

When you’re looking for a casual bar scene in Crested Butte, you should consider checking out Eldo Brewery & Taproom.

Ginger Café – Great Thai Food in Crested Butte – $5-$20/person

A new found favorite in Crested Butte is the Ginger Café. This place offers a wide variety of unique Thai food.

Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill – Great Sushi in the Mountains – $5-$30/per

Lil’s Sushi Bar & Grill offers some of the most delicious sushi in the area, giving even many coastal establishments a run for their money.

Crested Butte Restaurants