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 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 in Steamboat Springs. See more of our favorites in our full dining guide below!