Minturn Country Club
Address: 131 Main St., Minturn
While this place is called a ‘country club’, you can expect a fun twist on a steakhouse. Minturn Country Club has a CIY concept allows you to choose your own cut of meat, and cook it yourself on one of the grills set up around the restaurant. Creamed spinach and the Famous Minturn potato are among the favorite side dishes. Enjoy a tableside magic show Tuesday through Saturday. Expect a fun, family-friendly atmosphere instead of the pretentiousness of an exclusive country club dining room. Skip the posh Vail dining and head to a restaurant with character.
What They’re Known for: Their ‘CIY’ (Cook it Yourself) concept has been a hit among locals and travelers for years. Choose from lots of different cuts of meat, not just steak. Classic accompaniments are served when you have finished grilling your meat.
What to Watch for: If you’re not into grilling your own meat, there is an option to have it cooked for you, but what’s the fun in that. This isn’t your typical high-end steakhouse; if you want a quiet evening, this may not be the best option for you. Also, don’t assume that the cook-it-yourself theme means a lower bill at the end of the evening. You could still end up spending the same amount you would at a typical steakhouse.