Choices Among Steamboat Restaurants

Both on the mountain and in town, Steamboat Springs restaurant scene is pretty happening. Keep in mind that this is a resort town that is four hours from a major city. This doesn’t mean that all of the food here is expensive–as we did find some deals on our last trip there–but overall, food cost is above average. But for a town of 10,000 people, there is so much to eat and so much variety that you can always get what you’re looking for.


A great steak bar owned by Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche and his brothers. Located right on the river in Steamboat Springs. Go for the bacon-wrapped dates and the steaks. You won’t be disappointed. E3 Chophouse Review


If you are looking to hang where the locals do, this is the spot. Up just a ways from Slopeside, they have some heart-breaking hours that cater only to apres skiers. The food shuts off around 400p, but the drinks will flow for another hour or two after. Some of the best food anywhere in Steamboat. It’s a local favorite for a reason.


This is a traditional brewpub with one of the best happy hours in Steamboat Springs. With 7 brews crafted steps from your plate–along with a root beer for the kids–this is a family style brewery and grill with an expansive menu and a great vibe. Mahogany Ridge Review


You might have guessed it, this brewpub is slopeside. Located at the skier’s right side of Christie Base next to Saketumi, this is a big an popular apres ski joint with a solid selection of beers paired with pizzas and pub food. Slopeside Review


This is a great value option. If you are into dives, this isn’t actually a dive, but it seems like it used to be. On main around the corner from Mahogany ridge, you can get a lot of food–that is very good–for not much money. Beer and tequila selection is not great, but after skiing all day, you won’t mind. La Mex Review

Cugino’s – Classy Italtion Fare – $6-$15/person

Cugino’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant has a motto that some find egotistical, but that does not make it any less true.

Johnny B Goode’s Diner – Steamboat All Day – $5-$15/person

Johnny B Goode’s Diner is everything you could want from the diner experience.

Mambo Italiano – Steamboat Springs – $5-$25/person

Mambo Italiano is a dining establishment you go to when you want to enjoy a unique experience that you are not soon going to forget.

Old Town Pub – Steamboat Springs – $10-$25/person

Old Town Pub is known for large portions of filling and familiar foods, like burgers and ribs.

PaddleWheel Coffee & Tea Company – $2-$10/per

The Paddlewheel Coffee and Tea Company imports the highest quality coffee beans to Steamboat and expertly brews exquisite coffee.

Rio Grande – Steamboat Mexican – $10-$25/person

The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant is often hailed as the “best Mexican restaurant in Steamboat,” and they live up to their reputation.

Sumatera – Japan & East Asian Cuisine – $7-$17/person

Sumatera is open for dinner and boasts a delicious, plentiful, exotic menu with flavors from Japan, the Indonesian Islands, Thailand, and Singapore.

Sunpies – Great Food, Great Beer in Steamboat – $5-$12/person

Whoever coined the phrase—good food, good drinks, good times—probably had Sunpies in mind.

Sweet Pea Restaurant – Sustainable Dining in SB – $5-$40/person

Sweet Pea Restaurant is a change from the local restaurants you may find throughout Steamboat Springs.

The Tap House – Excellent Burgers in Steamboat – $7-$25/person

The Tap House is a fun and exciting place to be any night of the week. The restaurant offers a dinner and late night menu for all patrons to enjoy.

Truffle Pig – Steamboat Slopeside Fine Dining – $10-$40/person

Truffle Pig is known for their delicious antipasto platter with a variety of fresh cut meats, aged cheeses, straight from the grill vegetables, and a delicious glaze on top.

Rootz – Organic, Natural, Locally Sourced Food – $5-$14/person

Rootz is known for their organic food selections and drinks available. There are a variety of menu items to choose from including both breakfast and main dishes.

Sambi Canton – Asian Food in Warm Atmosphere – $5-$15/per

Sambi Canton is the place to be if you are looking for a fusion of traditional American and Oriental flavors.

Steamboat Seafood Company – Steaks, Too – $5-$30/person

Steamboat Seafood Company & Deli began serving residents in the local Steamboat Springs area in 1982.

Steamboat Smokehouse – Great Steamboat BBQ – $4-$20/person

Steamboat Smokehouse is a delicious compilation of finger-licking BBQ, great drinks, and good times.

Steaming Bean Coffee – Delicious Coffee in the Boat – $3-$8/per

The atmosphere at Steaming Bean Coffee is amazing. All of the staff is friendly and outgoing.

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