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Crested Butte, CO recommendations?

rschwim Jul 16, 2011 04:58 PM

I'll be in Crested Butte, CO (staying a few miles away at Mt. Crested Butte) the last week of July. Any good food there? I'm an omnivore...

  1. BlueOx Jul 16, 2011 06:58 PM

    My daughter tells me that Django's in the Mountain Village is really good. She has been trying to copy their Brussel Sprouts for the last year.

    , Crested Butte, CO 81225

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    1. re: BlueOx
      ClaireWalter Jul 17, 2011 08:22 PM

      Djano truly is good. Excellent wine list too. The former Buffalo Grille is now the East Side Bistro -- or at least was two years ago. The Slogar is a CB institution. Limited menu (chicken, steak & sides). Family-style service. I don't even like fried chicken, but I love their pan-fried chicken -- or I used to, anyway. New owners came in 3 or so years ago, and it might have lost its edge -- or maybe not.

      The Slogar Bar & Restaurant
      PO Box 386, Crested Butte, CO 81224

      East Side Bistro
      435 6th St, Crested Butte, CO 81224

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      willyum Jul 16, 2011 05:08 PM

      Been a few years but Soupcon was excellent the three times we ate there. A bit expensive but classy. I think the owner/chef has left since our last visit but hopefully the new guy(s) are keeping the same standards.


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      1. re: willyum
        rschwim Jul 16, 2011 05:10 PM

        My first time in Crested Butte... Are all restaurants fancy/ boutique'y or are there some nice atmospheric good food "hole in the walls?"

        1. re: rschwim
          willyum Jul 16, 2011 05:23 PM

          We used to go mainly in late Sept for aspen colors and seems like a lot of places were closed so we didn't get to try many places, but as I recall there were a couple 'family style' places with good reputations, a couple of places that made good take-out full meals including one French (lot of people rent condos or homes but don't want to cook, so get complete meals basically catered ... I think it was called Le Bosquet), a few health-oriented places, a couple of bars-with-food (probably fit your 'hole in the wall' ... I remember Wooden Nickel but we didn't eat there because of the smokers), a pizza place, couple of Mexican places etc. So a wide variety of places open in July.

          Soupcon was the fanciest place in town but we also enjoyed the Buffalo Grille for buffalo meat (may not still be there, I think I heard it closed). For several years I thought the meals at Soupcon were the best we had eaten in Colorado, until we dined at the Penrose Room in Colorado Springs last year. The family-oriented places are probably a good value.

          Penrose Room
          1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

          Le Bosquet Restaurant
          525 Red Lady St, Crested Butte, CO 81224

          Wooden Nickel
          222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224

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