The majority of Crested Butte’s restaurants line both sides of Elk Avenue from 5th Street all the way to the zero block past 1st. If you can’t get a reservation at one, you can always stroll down the street to the next until something else sparks your interest. That being said, if you’re here during a busy week, pick a few out from the dining directory and call to make a reservation, especially if you have a large group or kiddos who won’t want to wait.
During the summer and fall seasons, patios are the preferred place to post up for an afternoon after a morning filled with activity. The après bike scene in CB is as big as the après ski scene in most mountain towns. You’ll find sweaty, happy people recounting tales of stoke from our 750+ miles of singletrack trails. Bikers love good beer and there is no shortage of locations to quench your thirst.
Venturing off Elk may require a few extra steps, or pedal strokes on your bike, but it will also reward you with everything from southern skillet-fried chicken, to two outstanding classic French restaurants, to Nepalese, to a cocktail bar tucked into a restored old miner’s cabin. Breakfast places tucked into quiet corners and hidden alleys offer a delicious way to start the day.