Steamboat Springs Restaurants

Your Guide To The Best Places To Eat In Steamboat Springs

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The restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in Steamboat Springs are famous for hearty meals and excellent locally made craft options. As one saying goes, ‘travelers come for the mountains and stay for the food’— and that phrase certainly holds true.

For a casual meal after a busy day of mountaintop adventures, try Blue Sage Pizza, the spot in Steamboat Springs, Colorado for handmade pizza. Handcrafted with local ingredients, a few Blue Sage favorites include the ‘Vegetarian Nightmare’, ‘The Full Boat’, and the ‘Spinach Stuffed Deep Dish’—to name a few. Stop in for a pizza and a beer or grab a pie to-go.

Or, visitors seeking a great local spot for a local brew will love the robust selection at Mountain Tap Brewery. With well over 30 unique varieties that rotate seasonally on the 12 in-house taps, Mountain Tap provides plenty of variety for every taste or preference. The menu features seasonal offerings that are al prepared in the wood-fired oven. Popular picks include the Rocky Mountain trout, the house-made pork meatballs, and the local cheese and beer flight.

If a killer happy hour is on the agenda, stop in to Carl’s Tavern for great discounts on wine, wings, and more. The happy hour menu, offered daily from 2 p.m. to 5.pm and then again from 9 p.m. to close, includes 50% off select appetizers and snacks, 50% off all wines by the glass, in addition to deep discounts on house drinks and beer.

Of course, a mountain vacation wouldn’t be complete without a splurge, and E3 Chophouse provides a comfortable, homey spot for a decadent meal. From chef-selected charcuterie and dry-aged steaks that are cooked to perfection, E3 is the ideal place to kick back and enjoy the finer things in life.

These are just a few of the amazing restaurants that await you on the Steamboat Springs dining scene. Find the most popular, local favorites, and overall best restaurants in and around Steamboat in our full dining guide below!

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8th Street Steakhouse​

Downtown Steamboat tradition known for handcrafted steaks and fresh seafood in a rustic, western atmosphere. All entrees include unlimited salad bar and Texas toast. Twice daily happy hour food and drink specials. Voted “Best of the Boat” 2016, ranking first in bbq, steak, and ribs.

Highlights

Western-Style Steakhouse • Full Bar • All-You-Can-Eat Salad Bar

Address: 50 8th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-3131

Website: 8thstreetsteakhouse.com

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9 & 40 Diner

Traditional diner serving up breakfast and lunch options daily. From-scratch, home cooked comfort foods for dine-in or take-out. Varied burger and pizza options on the lunch menu, but the stars of the show are the on-the-go burritos! Casual dining with a local vibe.

Highlights

American Diner • On-The-Go • Breakfast Burritos • From-Scratch

Address: 104 6th St, Kremmling, CO 80459

Phone: (970) 724-1158

Website: https://www.facebook.com/9and40diner/

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Aurum Food & Wine

Modern, American eatery in the Yampa Valley acclaimed for its extensive wine list as much as its creative dishes. Daily happy hour specials with an expanded menu and raw bar. Live music Tuesday – Saturday nights in the lounge area, or on the outdoor stage (as seasons permit). Indoor and outdoor seating available on the Yampa River.

Highlights

New American Fare • Daily Happy Hour • Vegetarian – Vegan Friendly

Address: 811 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-9500

Website: aurumsteamboat.com

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Back Door Grill

This downtown gem offers up a range of locally-sourced, new-concept craft burgers and cold brews alongside fresh, hand-cut French fries and onion rings. Local favorite burgers include the Buzz Lightyear (with bacon, egg, avocado, and swiss) and the Dirty Harry (with peanut butter, egg, bacon, hashbrown, and cheddar on a glazed doughnut).

Highlights

Craft Burger Joint • Daily Happy Hour • Delivery Available

Address: 825 Oak St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 871-7888

Website: thebackdoorgrill.com

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Beau Jo’s Mountain Bistro

Pizza chain serving authentic Colorado-style pizza, as well as calzones, pasta, sandwiches, and more. Fresh-made dough incorporating locally-sourced honey in place of sugar – and this is just the start of their original process that results in Colorado’s best (and most unique) pizza. Endless list of specialty pies with assorted sauce options!

Highlights

Italian • Legendary “Mountain Pie” • Lunch Buffet

Address: 704 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 870-6401

Website: beaujos.com

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Bésame

Experience the flavors of Cuba, Argentina, Portugal, and Spain in downtown Steamboat! Old-World, family-style dinner service nestled among Steamboat’s vibrant peaks and valleys. Check out the “Hot Zone” section of the menu for handcrafted fusion dishes from South America.

Highlights

Latin American • Tapas/ Small Plates • Daily Happy Hour

Address: 818 Lincoln Avenue Box 883427, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 761-2561

Website: besamesteamboat.com

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Big House Burgers & Bottlecap Bar

Known as a great place to simply hang out and relax, Big House offers locally-sourced, certified Angus beef, vegetarian black bean and bison burgers with delectable custard-based shakes and desserts. Part of Rex’s Family of Restaurants.

Highlights

Craft Burger Bar • Soda Fountain • Locally-Sourced Ingredients

Address: 2093 Curve Plaza # 101, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 870-8500

Website: bighouseburgers.com

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Blue Sage Pizza

Handmade pizzas from fresh ingredients. Choose from an assortment of specialty pies (including Chicago deep dish) or create your own. Takeout and delivery are available, but this is also a great place to pop in for a quick beer and a slice.

Highlights

Italian • Less Than A Mile From The Gondola • Dine-In, Takeout Or Delivery

Address: 685 Marketplace Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 870-8600

Website: bluesagepizza.com

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Brooklynn’s Pizzeria

Family-run pizzeria offering hand-tossed New York style pizza by the pie or slice, plus wings, hoagies, salads, and more. Fast and friendly service until at least midnight, daily. Free delivery after 5:00 PM.

Highlights

Casual Pizzeria • Voted Best Pizza In The Boat • Dine-In, Takeout Or Delivery

Address: 57 10th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Phone: (970) 871-1000

Website: brooklynnspizzeria.com

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Cafe Diva

Intimate, earthy cafe in Steamboat Mountain Village, at the base of the Steamboat Ski Area. Always-fresh produce sourced from local family farms, meats from regional ranches and sustainably harvested seafood create seasonally-revolving menus. 300 wine selections, sourced from the world’s great vineyards with three sommeliers to guide the perfect pairings.

Highlights

New American Cafe And Winebar • Peanut Butter And Bacon Sandwich • Scenic Yampa Valley Location

Address: 1855 Ski Time Square Dr, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 871-0508

Website: cafediva.com

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Carl’s Tavern

Named after Carl Howelsen, “the Father of Colorado Skiing”, Carl’s Tavern is as legendary as its namesake. From-scratch, Southern comfort food favorites paired with whiskey flights, craft cocktails, and cold brews. Daily happy hour food and drink specials.

Highlights

Gastropub • Best Happy Hour In Town • Upscale Atmosphere

Address: 700 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 761-2060

Website: carlstavern.com

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Circle R Gastropub

One of the best collections of craft beers in the county. Menu offerings change regularly as they are based around locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. Circle R promises to never be the same place twice. Also hosting regular open-mic nights and live music.

Highlights

Fusion Gastropub • Menu Changes Weekly • 70 Different Types Of Beer

Address: 202 Sharp Ave, Oak Creek, CO 80467

Phone: (970) 736-1018

Website: circlergastropub.com

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Creekside Cafe & Grill

Downtown Steamboat Springs’ cafe in the historic Soda Creek building. Peaceful outdoor seating available creekside, as well as indoors. Known for a diverse array of eggs benedict creations paired well with their award-winning Bloody Marys. Many ingredients sourced locally from area farms.

Highlights

Breakfast And Brunch • Creekside Patio Seating • Famous Eggs Benedict Menu

Address: 131 11th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-4925

Website: creekside-cafe.com

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Double Z Bar & BBQ

Established in 1983, the Double Z Bar & BBQ has become a favorite for locals and visitors alike. “Best of the Boat” awards for Best Ribs (2017, 2018) and Best BBQ (2018) acknowledge what many consider to be the best BBQ in the State of Colorado. The atmosphere is super casual and the food is affordable. Full bar with daily happy hour specials.

Highlights

Traditional BBQ • Local Favorite • “Best Of The Boat” Ribs

Address: 1124 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-0849

Website: doublezbbq.com

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Dude & Dan’s Bar and Grill

Family-friendly, casual bar and grill with a house made, seasonal food menu and extensive beer selection. Fantastic appetizers for a light bite, or go all out with wings or burgers. Small game room and plenty of TVs to catch sporting events, or challenge yourself on trivia nights, which are a local favorite!

Highlights

Family-Friendly Sports Bar • From-Scratch, Seasonal Menu • Great Burgers And Wings

Address: 1106 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-1577

Website: dudeanddans.com

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E3 Chophouse

A genuine ranch-to-table dining experience, E3 Chophouse serves all-natural, antibiotic and hormone-free beef from the family ranch in Kansas and fresh “24 hours sea-to-table” seafood. Located on the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat Springs, seating is available indoors and outdoors with beautiful river views. Vegetarian and gluten-free menus.

Highlights

American Steakhouse • Famous Fondue And Truffle Fries • Beef Sourced From E3 Family Ranch

Address: 701 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-7167

Website: e3chophouse.com

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Glen Eden Restaurant & Tavern

Diverse menu including burgers, salads, steaks, pasta, and seafood in a cozy, cabin-like dining room. This is a genuine mountain lodge dining experience, and an ideal spot to warm up and refuel after some time in the Colorado mountains.

Highlights

Intimate Family-Style Tavern • Signature French Dip Sandwich • Near Mountain Recreation

Address: 54737 Co Rd 129 Clark, Colorado 80428

Phone: (970) 879-9151

Website: facebook.com/theglenrestaurant

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Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse

Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse is a cozy, unique spot in the mountain town of Clark, Colorado offering seasonal activities and entertainment. The Roadhouse also features a full-service restaurant and bar, and a convenience store – open daily. Line music every Saturday night.

Highlights

Casual, Quick Service • Lunch And Dinner • Mountain Recreation

Address: 60880 Co Rd 129, Clark, CO 80428

Phone: (970) 879-4404

Website: hahnspeakroadhouse.com

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Harwigs

Fine dining experience in a cozy atmosphere right in the heart of Steamboat Springs. Seasonal menus fusing international flavors with fresh, local agriculture. Home to Steamboat’s only wine cellar, and knowledgeable sommeliers to guide you through the award-winning wine list. Famous aprés-ski happy hour martinis.

Highlights

Elegant French-American • Winebar • Small Plates

Address: 911 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-1919

Website: harwigs.com

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HIWAY 40 Grill & Lodge

Simple menu of homemade food and drink served in one of the oldest continuous places of business in Colorado, featuring an original wood-carved bar and flooring. Most food made from scratch – especially recognized for burgers, wings, and homemade sides.

Highlights

Bar And Grill • Locally Known For Burgers And Wings • Rustic Historic Site

Address: 136 E Jefferson Ave, Hayden, CO 81639

Phone: (970) 276-4200

Website: hiway40lodge.com

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Johnny B. Good’s Diner

Nostalgic 50s-style diner in the heart of Steamboat Springs. Traditional favorites for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner into the late night. Legendary homemade pies, malts, and shakes (including alcohol-infused options). Soda fountain counter provides indoor seating or enjoy the fresh air by dining on the patio.

Highlights

American Retro Diner • Malts, Shakes, And Pies • All-Day Breakfast

Address: 738 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 870-8400

Website: johnnybgoodsdiner.com

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Joose

Specialty nutrition shop and juicery, offering casual snacks, soups, and entrees alongside natural juices and smoothies. Organic and vegan bulk items available as well as supplements and natural products to improve daily life. Everything at Joose is organic, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free.

Highlights

Health Foods • Smoothies And Juices • Organic, Gluten-free, Vegan

Address: 2754 Downhill Dr C, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 846-5818

Website: jooseofsteamboatsprings.com

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Kate’s Cafe

Little hidden gem in Oak Creek serving up homemade breads, fresh-brewed coffee, traditional breakfasts, and hearty sandwiches. Get there early as this popular local favorite is known to sell out of their top menu items!

Highlights

American Cafe • Vegetarian-Friendly • Intimate Locals Hangout

Address: 216 Main St, Oak Creek, CO 80467

Phone: (970) 736-8491

Website: facebook.com/katescaf3

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Laundry Restaurant

Located in the historic Soda Creek building, Laundry specializes in globally-inspired shareable tapas (or small plates) and creative craft cocktails based on seasonally-inspired, locally-sourced ingredients. Creative new flavors are always at play incorporating fresh new concepts centered around smoking and curing natural foods.

Highlights

Craft Cocktails And Shared Plates • Seasonal, Regional Fare • Contemporary Urban Atmosphere

Address: 127 11th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 870-0681

Website: thelaundryrestaurant.com

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Lupita’s Cantina

Seasonal taco shack in the charming town of Oak Creek. Local hot spot known for exceptional shrimp tacos and chicken burritos as well as friendly service and a scenic, fresh-air dining experience beneath the mountains.

Highlights

Mexican, Seafood • Local Nook Taco Stand • Great Post-Rafting Trip Stop

Address: 102 Main St, Oak Creek, CO 80467

Phone: (970) 846-1626

Website: facebook.com/lupitascantina

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Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill

Voted “Best Hangout” in Steamboat Springs, Mahogany Ridge is a microbrewery and casual eatery that feels as friendly as home. Seasonal beer selections hand-crafted onsite. Internationally-inspired artisan menu creations include “Dipping Entrees” with an array of tantalizing sauces, and the acclaimed Tuna Ceviche appetizer.

Highlights

Grill And Brewery • Creative-Concept Small Plates • Rotating Beer Menu

Address: 435 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-3773

Website: mahoganyridgesteamboat.com

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Mambo Italiano

Relaxed Italian eatery in the heart of the Yampa Valley providing housemade pastas and seasonal Italian dishes. Mambo puts a modern spin on Old-World European favorites with bold flavors and locally-sourced ingredients. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Named “Best of the Boat” for Italian dining.

Highlights

Italian • Brick-Oven Pizzas • Award-Winning Wine List

Address: 521 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 870-0500

Website: mambos.com

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Mazzola’s Italian Restaurant & Lounge

Located in downtown Steamboat Springs, Mazzola’s is a cozy eatery off Lincoln Avenue, where visitors are encouraged to “eat big, talk loud and break a few rules”. Enjoy home-style pizza, pasta, salad, and dessert creations. Open daily for dinner service, with happy hour specials. Part of Rex’s Family of Restaurants.

Highlights

Italian • Daily Happy Hour • Famous “Designer” Pies And Bison Lasagna

Address: 917 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-2405

Website: mazzolas.com

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Moe’s Original Bar B Que

The finest in hardwood smoked Bama bbq in the heart of Steamboat Springs. Guests enjoy daily happy hour specials, traditional Southern sides, and sinful desserts. Full-service bar featuring Colorado brews. Takeout and catering services available. Generational, soul food favorites in a vibrant, inviting atmosphere.

Highlights

Alabama-Style BBQ • Hardwood Smoked Meats • Full Bar

Address: 1898 Kamar Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-1615

Website: moesoriginalbbq.com

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Mountain Tap Brewery

Located across from the Yampa River with breathtaking views of Howelson Hill, Mountain Tap Brewery’s patio scene is only made better with craft beer (made on site) and artisanal brick-oven pizza. Additional menu offerings include fresh salads, small plates, signature Neapolitan-style pizzas, and desserts including the legendary Campfire S’more.

Highlights

American Brewpub • Wood-Fired Pizza • Scenic Outdoor Seating

Address: 910 Yampa St #103, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-6646

Website: mountaintapbrewery.com

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MountainBrew

A relaxed friendly place to start the day in Steamboat Springs. Enjoy artisan, small batch roasted coffee with fresh-baked pastries, gourmet cupcakes, hearty soups, salads, or sandwiches. Indoor and outdoor dining options. Catering and event services available!

Highlights

Coffee Shop, Bakery • Fresh-Baked Pastries And Gourmet Cupcakes • Family-Owned And Operated

Address: 427 Oak St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-6646

Website: mountaintapbrewery.com

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Noodles & More Saigon Cafe

Authentic Pan-Asian cuisine in downtown Steamboat Springs. Featured menu items include pho, curry, pad thai, vermicelli bowls, sushi, and fried rice entrees. Great meals at a fair price (everything under $15) in a friendly, relaxed setting. All food prepared fresh daily using high quality ingredients. Previously named “Best of the Boat” Vietnamese.

Highlights

Sushi, Asian Fusion • Spicy Menu Options • Authentic, Tasty Pho

Address: 635 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 870-1544

Website: noodleandmore.net

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O’Neil’s Tavern & Grill

Downtown Steamboat Springs’ only authentic Irish Tavern – tucked away in an unassuming basement location. Specializing in traditional Irish fare, juicy steaks, fresh fish, and seasonal salads. Known for an extensive whiskey menu and rotating draft beer selection.

Highlights

Irish Pub • Laid-Back Casual Hangout • Traditional Shepherds Pie

Address: 737 Lincoln Avenue Unit 1, Basement, Steamboat Springs, CO 80488

Phone: (970) 879-6380

Website: oneilstavernandgrill.com

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Old Town Pub & Restaurant

Grab a bite and a pint at the legendary Old Town Pub & Restaurant. Proudly serving an entirely from-scratch menu, Old Town Pub elevates the expectations of traditional favorites. Rotating draft list featuring up and coming local breweries, and innovative specialty drinks. Late-night pizza menu and happy hour specials on food and drink items.

Highlights

Sports Bar And Pub • Live Music • From-Scratch Menu

Address: 600 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-2101

Website: theoldtownpub.com

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Ore House At the Pine Grove Restaurant

A Steamboat tradition for nearly 50 years, Ore House at the Pine Grove Restaurant serves up some of the finest family-style steak and seafood menus in the Yampa Valley in an intimate, rustic setting. Proudly serving fresh, never frozen Certified Angus Beef, cut by hand in-house as well as a legendary Mountain Mud Pie, freshly-baked dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls that are second-to-none.

Highlights

Steakhouse • Vegan – Vegetarian Friendly • 1.5 Miles To The Gondola

Address: 1465 Pine Grove Rd, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-1190

Website: orehouse.com

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otto PINT

Colorado vibes, hometown brews, and signature pizzas made from locally-sourced ingredients straight from the Steamboat community. Choose from an assortment of appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, or specialty pizzas = or create-your-own pie from a vast selection of toppings and sauces. 25+ craft brews and specialty cocktails. Daily happy hour food and drink specials.

Highlights

Italian Brewpub • Locally-Sourced Ingredients • New Location

Address: 700 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 875-3304

Website: ottopint.com/steamboat

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Rachel’s Smokin BBQ

Homestyle bbq in scenic Oak Creek offering simple, affordable breakfast items on Mondays and Tuesdays, lunch Thursdays – Saturdays, and dinner Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, Local favorite for friendly service every bit as good as mom would make. Locally-legendary fresh beef brisket and ribs.

Highlights

BBQ • Signature Line Of Sauces • Known For Beef Brisket

Address: 112 W Main St, Oak Creek, CO 80467

Phone: (970) 736-1196

Website: rachelssmokinbbq.com

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Ragnar’s

Ragnar’s is one of Steamboat’s finest on-mountain restaurants, featuring pasta, seafood, game, and beef specials. Gourmet lunch, Scandinavian mulled wine (glogg), and a five-course sleigh ride dinner under the stars are just a few of the notable, unique experience that rank this as a must-visit location for a memorable dining experience in the Colorado mountains.

Highlights

Scandinavian Comfort Food • On-Mountain Dining • Sleigh Ride Dinner

Address: 2301 Mt Werner Cir, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 871-5150

Website: steamboat.com/ragnars

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Rex’s American Grill & Bar

Rex’s American Grill & Bar is a casual eatery specializing in fresh food and friendly service. Open early every day, Rex’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus with daily happy hour food and drink specials. Full bar outside on the patio where live music provides summertime entertainment.

Highlights

Upscale Casual Bar And Grill • 1.5 Miles To The Gondola • Outdoor Seating With Views Of Mt. Werner

Address: 3190 S Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 870-0438

Website: rexsgrill.com

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River Rock Cafe

Rustic mountain eatery in the heart of Walden, Colorado and the North Park recreation area. World-class food in a timber lodge setting. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served daily. Don’t miss the Saturday Prime Rib Feast and acclaimed chicken fried steak – featured in National Geographic Traveler.

Highlights

American Rustic Cafe • Char-Grilled Burgers And Steaks • Vegetarian Options

Address: 460 Main St, Walden, CO 80480

Phone: (970) 723-4670

Website: waldenriverrock.com

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Rootz Organic Cafe & Shop

Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free sandwiches, smoothies, and juices served in a funky, art-filled space. Organic, natural ingredients. Exciting selection of fresh salads, wraps and healthy dishes prepared in the open kitchen. The perfect stop for a healthy, customized dining experience heightened by local culture and unique personalities.

Highlights

Health Foods • Eclectic, Artsy Space • Organic, Natural Smoothies And Snacks

Address: 737 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 871-4510

Website: rootzcafe.com

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Sake2U

Consistently voted “Best of the Boat”, Sake2U offers signature sushi and Asian-influenced cuisine. Brilliantly nestled along the Yampa River, upper and lower deck seating provides unrivaled views of Emerald Mountain, Howelsen Hill and Mt Werner. The perfect setting for a uniquely exotic dining experience. Happy hour specials, and always-fresh seafood.

Highlights

Sushi, Asian Fusion • Outdoor Seating With Views • Locals Love The “Tree Hugger” And “Miles o’ Smiles” Rolls

Address: 609 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 870-1019

Website: sake2u.com

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Salt & Lime

Rex’s Family of Restaurant’s twist on classic Mexican cuisine, with an emphasis on street tacos and craft tequila cocktails. Unique menu inclusions like lamb and bison reveal the signature twist that makes Salt & Lime a local favorite. Family-friendly, vibrant environment with a rooftop deck and burrito bar (seasonally). Daily happy hour specials on food and drinks. Brunch every Saturday and Sunday.

Highlights

Mexican • Craft Tequila Cocktails • Weekend Brunch

Address: 628 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 871-6277

Website: suckalime.com

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Seedz Cafe

Breakfast and lunch cafe in downtown Steamboat Springs focused on using organic, local ingredients on a diverse menu of creative new concepts and traditional favorites. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menu options. A quaint hidden gem with quirky inspiration and healthy options.

Highlights

Breakfast Cafe • Organic, Locally-Sourced Ingredients • Fruit Smoothies, Mimosas, Sangria

Address: 1117 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 761-2276

Website: seedz-cafe.com

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Sharons at Riverside

Local daily gathering place for fresh-brewed coffee, a home-cooked meal, and great company.  Made-from-scratch comfort foods from traditional breakfasts and pastries to burgers and Philly cheese steaks. Heaping portions at a fair price.

Highlights

Breakfast And Brunch • Local Hangout • Affordable, Generous, Traditional Dishes

Address: 2851 Riverside Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 

Phone: (970) 761-2467

Website: facebook.com/Sharons

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Skull Creek Greek

Affordable, fun, quick-service Greek eatery in the heart of Steamboat Springs, serving traditional Mediterranean cuisine. Specialty gyros, pitas, salads, baklava, and more. Made-to-order lunch and dinner daily. “Best of the Boat” winner, and favorite local hot spot.

Highlights

Greek, Mediterranean • Local’s Favorite • Specialty Gyros, Pitas

Address: 635 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-1339

Website: skullcreekgreek.com

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Smell That Bread Bakery

Quaint cafe specializing in rustic and artisan breads. High-quality homemade baked goods with fresh-brewed coffee served from noon until sold out. Downtown mountain nook with friendly service and a cozy atmosphere. Grab and go, or spend some time on the patio chatting with the locals and taking in the views.

Highlights

Bakery And Cafe • Creekside Patio • Local Hot Spot

Address: 135 11th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 761-2692

Website: smellthatbreadbakery.com

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Snow Bowl

A Steamboat Springs tradition – recently renovated, and now offering lunch service. First class bowling, great dining, outdoor patio bar and beer garden. Expansive menu featuring char-dogs/sausages, burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads, and more. Snow Bowl strives to use the highest quality, locally sourced products whenever possible. Happy hour specials five days per week.

Highlights

Bowling, Drinks And Small Plates • Great Yampa Valley Apres-Ski Gathering Place • First Bowling Alley In Routt County

Address: 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-9840

Website: snowbowlsteamboat.com

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Steamboat Meat & Seafood

Steamboat Meat & Seafood Company has been providing the freshest seafood and healthiest meats to the Rocky Mountains since 1982. Sourced by East Coast fish markets and local-growers to create original gourmet breads, house-made sauces, sandwiches, and gourmet hickory-smoked jerky that are the talk of the town. Deli and retail services available daily.

Highlights

Seafood, Sandwiches • Specialty Grocer • Locally-Sourced Bison

Address: 1030 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80488

Phone: (970) 879-3504

Website: steamboatseafood.com

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Steamboat Smokehouse

Family-friendly smokehouse using old-fashioned low and slow hardwood cooking techniques to create legendary, tender bbq favorites. Add in perfectly-crafted sides and cold brews for a great casual meal all-around. Daily happy hour specials on food and drinks. Dine-in, takeout, delivery, and catering options. Save room for the seasonal cobbler desserts!

Highlights

BBQ Smokehouse • Flavorful Wings • Excellent Brisket Dishes

Address: 912 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-7427

Website: steamboatsmokehouse.com

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Steamboat Whiskey Company

Steamboat Springs’ first and only craft distillery. High quality spirits batch-made by hand, using traditional methods in an American-made pot still. One of only a few distillery/cocktail bar combos in the state of Colorado. Gin, whiskey, vodka, and moonshine cocktails and flights. Small menu of shareable tapas and sweet treats.

Highlights

Craft Distillery • Small Plates And Desserts • Award-Winning Spirits

Address: 55 11th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 846-3534

Website: steamboatwhiskeyco.com

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Sumatera

Asian-inspired dishes – gourmet ‘Ring of Fire’ Pacific Rim cuisine in a cozy, authentic setting. Located in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs. Daily dinner service and happy hour with everything from light bites to generous entrees.

Highlights

Indonesian, Thai • Full Bar • Fabulous Pad Thai And Curry

Address: 1106 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-2929

Website: steamboat-dining.com/Sumatera

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Sunpie’s Bistro

Fun place to hang out during a Yampa Valley adventure. Steamboat Springs’ only New Orleans-themed neighborhood bar and grill, situated on the Yampa River. Outdoor seating available. Open late, with daily happy hour specials.

Highlights

Cajun Cuisine • Neighborhood Riverside Bar • Nightly Dinner Specials

Address: 735 Yampa Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 870-3360

Website: facebook.com/Sunpies-Bistro

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Table 79 Foodbar

Contemporary American fare paired with craft cocktails in an upscale, intimate atmosphere centered around a chef’s counter and open kitchen. Exotic, new-concept dishes and bold combinations. Enjoy craft cocktails, small plates and craveable desserts. Daily dinner service.

Highlights

Contemporary American • Vegan – Vegetarian Friendly • Regional Drafts And Local Wines

Address: 345 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 761-2463

Website: table79steamboat.com

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Taco Cabo

Tiny taco shop with big flavor and a prime location on the Yampa River. Authentic, traditional Mexican with a modern twist. Seafood, slow-roasted pork, chicken, and beef fillings in the area’s most raved-about tacos and burritos. Signature sauces, friendly service, and a beloved locals favorite.

Highlights

Mexican • Best Tacos And Burritos In Steamboat • New Yampa River Location

Address: 729 Yampa St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 846-2307

Website: facebook.com/Taco-Cabo

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The Bakery Express

Serving a variety of baked goods, egg dishes, breakfast sandwiches, soups, lunch sandwiches and salads. Unique, original offerings like the Chunky Monkey muffins and assorted scones in the charming small town of Phippsburg.

Highlights

Bakery And Cafe • Outdoor Deck/Indoor Seating • Fresh Homemade Goods

Address: 21595 Second Ave, Phippsburg, CO 80469

Phone: (970) 819-7537

Website: facebook.com/The-Bakery-Express

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The Barley Tap and Tavern

Neighborhood tavern specializing in locally sourced beer and spirits paired with light snacks in a relaxed casual setting. 31 beer taps and 8 wine taps rotate almost daily. Craft cocktails, snacks, and shareable board platters. Great hangout in the center of town, with friendly folks.

Highlights

Neighborhood Pub • Small Plates • Extensive Beer Selection

Address: 635 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 761-2195

Website: thebarleycolorado.com

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The Corner Slice

Authentic New York-style pizza in the heart of Colorado. Order by the whole pie or by the slice, paired with your choice of cool brews. Also serving subs, salads, calzones, and appetizers. Now offering delivery and late-night online ordering. Regular live music and open mic events.

Highlights

Pizzeria • Open Late • Great Craft Beer Selection

Address: 635 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 871-0005

Website: thecornersliceco.com

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The Shack Cafe

Quaint cafe for simple, yet hearty breakfast and lunch options. A Steamboat Springs staple since 1969 proud of its friendly service, local knowledge, quality ingredients, and “Shack Specialty” combo breakfasts. Save room for shakes, malts or floats – or take a homemade pie to go!

Highlights

All-Day Breakfast Cafe • Vegetarian-Friendly • Homemade Pies

Address: 740 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-9975

Website: steamboat-dining.com/The_Shack_Cafe

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The Tap House

Laid-back sports bar with 50 flatscreens, classic American eats and 21 craft beers. Award-winning wings, craft burgers, boozy milkshakes, and more. Daily specials and (seasonal) live music, centrally-located in downtown Steamboat.

Highlights

Bar And Grill • Peanut Butter And Jelly Wings • Great Place To Watch The Game

Address: 729 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-2431

Website: thetaphouse.com

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Vaqueros Mexican Restaurant & Taqueria

Authentic Mexican cantina in downtown Steamboat Springs. Family recipes made from scratch daily. Legendary margaritas and original house specialties, including tamales to appease the harshest critics! Endless options of small and large combination plates. Healthy selections and fair prices.

Highlights

Mexican • Entirely From-Scratch Menu • Vegetarian-Friendly

Address: 730 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-7570

Website: vaquerosmexican.net

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Wild Goose Coffee At the Granary

Wild Goose Coffee at the Granary is a neighborhood coffee house and gathering place for local food, art, heritage and community in the picturesque town of Hayden, Colorado. Listed on the County, State and National Registers of Historic Places, the granary continues to use great food to bring people together. Local favorites include the quiche, scones, breakfast burrito, and sausage rolls.

Highlights

Coffee Shop And Cafe • Fresh-Baked In-House • Savory Sausage Rolls

Address: 198 E Lincoln Ave, Hayden, CO 81639

Phone: (970) 276-4250

Website: wildgoosegranary.com

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Yampa Sandwich Company

Local deli chain serving gourmet sandwiches, including breakfast options, in a casual setting.  Quality ingredients and inventive flavors for made-to-order, from-scratch sandwiches, soups, salads, sides, and breakfast items. Build-your-own sandwiches… perfect for a hike in the valley or a day on the river.

Highlights

Deli, Sandwich Shop • Hot Breakfast And Lunch And To Go Options • Traditional, Healthy Comfort Foods

Address: 635 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: (970) 879-3617

Website: yampasandwichco.com