Restaurants in Crested Butte and Gunnison

From Classic to Fine Dining

This small community is home to beer lovers, wine connoisseurs, coffee junkies and foodies of all kinds, and it shows! Use our restaurant guide to find restaurants in Crested Butte and Gunnison which range from casual to upscale. From breakfast cafes to sit-down dinner spots, there is delicious food for any meal in every corner of the Gunnison Valley. Many restaurants source their meat and produce locally, making it easy for you to eat local.

Wherever you choose to eat, making a reservation in advance is strongly recommended!

Crested Butte Restaurants and Dining

There are dozens of restaurants in the town of Crested Butte, most of which are located on or around Elk Avenue, the main drag. Whether you’re looking to grab a smoothie before a bike ride, or sit down and enjoy a pizza after a long day on the slopes, the Crested Butte restaurant scene will provide. You’ll find skiing-themed menu items and a selection of Colorado’s famous craft beer at almost every establishment. Use this restaurant guide to pinpoint the dining you are searching for!

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    Mt. Crested Butte Restaurants and Dining

    Mt. Crested Butte is the perfect place to grab a bite after skiing or mountain biking at the Crested Butte Mountain Bike Park. Nearly all of Mt. Crested Butte’s eateries are located at the base area at Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR). There’s a spot that hits every price point. 

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      Almont Dining

      Don’t let Almont‘s small size fool you! You’ll find large portions and a casual, Western-themed atmosphere at the town’s two restaurants. 

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      Gunnison Dining

      Gunnison is a great place for a casual bite to eat at prices that are noticeably lower than you’ll find in a typical resort town in Colorado. Most restaurants are nestled in the downtown zone around the intersection of Highway 50 (Tomichi Avenue) and Highway 135 (Main Street). You’ll notice many menu items are named after the local mountain biking trails at nearby Hartman Rocks. Use this restaurant guide to find the type of dining you seek.

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        Farmers Markets and Events

        Local Colorado food

        During the summer months, there are two farmers markets in the Gunnison Valley. The Gunnison Farmers Market is held on Saturday, and Crested Butte’s is on Sunday. Check our event calendar to see if the market will be going on during your visit. It’s a great place for a late breakfast or lunch, and an even better spot to pick up tasty, seasonal produce grown right here on Colorado’s Western Slope. Late June and early July is cherry season, and Paonia peaches arrive in late August and early September.

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