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Feb 22, 2010 12:59 PM

Restaurants in Breckenridge, CO

Hi All,

I'm headed to Breckenridge with my mom in early March and we're wondering if there are any "not-to-be-missed" meals. I seem to remember a good Mexican place from when I was younger, but I don't even know the name! Any suggestions you can give would be greatly appreciated!

PS: My mom has requested that I ask if anyone knows of a nearby comedy club. Anyone?

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  1. Mexican might have been Mi Casa. IMO, best in town is Modis.

    1. may be too late, but i am partial to relish. the chef/owner does a fantastic job and also keeps his prices reasonable for the mountains

      1. Good stuff to know... I've never had even a decent dinner experience in Breck. I'm sure I'm just going to the wrong places, but have never known where the right ones are.

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        1. re: monopod

          breck isn't a great food town. we have a lot of pub-type restaurants.

          i loved cafe alpine.. they were replaced by ember (which i haven't tried..good reports though). i have not tried modis. mi casa has been hit and miss for us. ridge street is very good. a lot of people enjoy hearthstone. it's not bad, i just got bored with their menu pretty quickly. empire burger has good burgers. gianpietro's has good pizza. in frisco, we like hacienda real for mexican. and bagali's does good simple italian

          1. re: alpine chef

            I like Modis a lot, but its' been 1+ yrs since I was there.

            1. re: alpine chef

              Yeah, I thought Mi Casa on my one visit was mediocre, though the decor was pretty.

              1. re: alpine chef

                I'm heading to Breck for 2 days - can you recommend your top 5 or 6 favorite things to eat in town? Could be sandwiches, or a dish at a bar/restaurant, or....anything you think I should try while i'm there? Thanks!

              2. re: monopod

                I have really liked Hearthstone in Breck. Its been 2 years since I ate there, but in April 2008 they had a great prix fixe 3 course deal - something like 30 bucks including a glass of house red or white, soup or salad, main course, and desert. So good we went back two nights late to try other dishes.
                I'll be there again very start of April, and I'll post about Hearthstone again.

              3. Briar Rose is where we kick off our annual ski trip in Breck. Great service, reasonable wine list. Don't miss the elk medallions and the sausage appetizer.

                1. Since this was the first post that came up when I searched for great restaurants in Breck, I just wanted to update to be sure to include Mountain Flying Fish, where we had the meal of a lifetime.

                  I live in NYC and have been very fortunate to try many of the most famous sushi places in the city, and this one still blew us away.

                  We were lucky enough to be with someone who knew the owner, and ordered an Omakase ("Chef's Choice"). I cannot say enough good things about this place. It's a hidden gem that deserves it's day in the sun.

                  My full review is here if you're curious what we ate:

                  Mountain Flying Fish
                  500 S Main, Breckenridge, CO 80424