Dining in Breckenridge

food%20and%20wine.jpgNearly everyday the question is asked: Where to eat while in Breckenridge? It begs the question, What do you like to eat? Do you have children or would you like more of a fine dining experience?

food%20and%20wine.jpgNearly everyday the question is asked: Where to eat while in Breckenridge? It begs the question, What do you like to eat? Do you have children or would you like more of a fine dining experience?


Nearly everyday the question is asked: Where to eat while in Breckenridge? It begs the question, What do you like to eat? Do you have children or would you like more of a fine dining experience?
With the hundred or so restaurants in Breckenridge, it can be a hit or miss.
This will be an ongoing blog. I may change it as I come across other dining experiences.
food%20and%20wine.jpgOn-Mountain:
Spencer’s at the Beaver Run Resort. Spencer’s is at the base of the Beaver Run Superchair. Rarely a line, a nice lunch menu. But the real bonus of Spencer’s is the salad and entree’ bar. $8 for All you can eat salad and soup. And it is very fresh. You can add the entree for $4.
Carpeted and with little noise, Spencer’s is a relaxing place to eat. The on mountain cafeteria style dining is ok, but there can be lots of lines. It is somewhat frustrating to wait for your food to get cold as you pay high on mountain prices. Make Spencer’s your place to eat while you are at Breckenridge.
Dining in town (not in order of preference, but all very good)
1. Relish – This is a new kid on the block. It is in the center of Main Street.
2. Rasta Pasta – Think spaghetti with a Jamaican twist! Interesting and unusual pastas make this a top choice of locals and visitors. Try the Tortellini Jamaican with island spices, bananas, pineapples, and grapes. Amazing!
3. Hearthstone – Located in a 100-year-old Victorian home, this restaurant has received numerous awards from Wine Spectator Magazine. The steaks and seafood are wonderful, too.
4. Salt Creek – In the mood for some real Texas BBQ? You’ll find it here, where they slow cook their meat over post oak wood for that great barbecue flavor. The platters are quite affordable. Upstairs offer dancing and a large bar with lots of seating around the dance floor.
6. Blue River Bistro – This elegant restaurant serves award-winning pasta dishes as well as hearty steaks and wonderful seafood. Don’t miss the drink menu featuring 75 different martinis.
7. Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant – Classic Mexican menu with a few twists. Fun apres ski. If you have group, send someone get dibs on the U-shaped couch. Voted a favorite by Snow Country Magazine, Mi Casa also has a good kid’s menu.
8. Downstairs at Eric’s – Try the Garbage Pizza. BUSY after skiing, get there early or be prepared for a wait. Football on Sundays. If the Steeler’s are playing, Eric will be there. Eric’s has the best bar food in the county. This is also the place for teams kids and adults to go after a game. Fun, sports bar atmosphere.
9. Kenosha Steak House – Angus Steak, and award winning BBQ. Formerly the Breckenridge BBQ, but it is better now.
10. KEYSTONE RANCH – (not in Breckenridge) – 3 years in a row was rated the best restaurant in Colorado! by Zagat’s. It is an awesome experience, with incredible food and wine selection. AAA 4 star rating. Misses the 5 star because there is no Valet. Bar before dinner, 5 or 6 course dinner, and then retire to the “Living Room” for dessert. AWESOME. the 1860 ranch house is one of the most comfortable places in all of Colorado. Call 970.496.4FUN for reservations!
11. Empire Burger – Absolutely the best burgers in Breck. Perhaps anywhere. Very casual and multi-flat panel TVs at bar.
12. Nozawa – Best sushi and Teppanyaki in Summit County. Unfortunately it is not hard to be the best in Summit County. That said, This place is GOOD and the service is very good as well. Nozawas is very family friendly too. My children like the Eel and the Octopus, it always surprises the owner.
EATING IN:
Gourmet Cabby – If you would rather dine in, Gourmet Cabby gives you options of most of the restaurants in Breckenridge.
Hearthstone Catering – If you prefer a fully catered affair give Hearthstone Catering a try.
Feel free to leave comments in the Comment section. Also, if you need recommendations or reservations for larger groups give me a call. I can pop in and talk with the manager/owners to help you put your event together.
dine well,
Jon

6 thoughts on “Dining in Breckenridge”

  1. I am bringing a group of 30 singles in their 30s and 40s and I am trying to find a group dinner place. Nice, with an area for privacy, any recommendations?
    Also, we may be interested in setting up group lessons…
    will be in Feb. 4-11

  2. My family and I recently returned from Spring Massive week in Breckenridge. We love Breck and go every year. This year we had a HORRIBLE experience at Wasabi Japanese restaurant and we will NEVER go back there. I was deeply dissappointed in the treatment from the staff. Wasabi is also very over priced for your meal. Not a good recommedation for dining if you have kids! The rest of the trip was fabulous.

  3. Tricia,
    I’m sorry to hear of your bad experience @ Wasabi. My daughter and I go in there for lunch quite often. I am saddened to hear of the service there. I will pay closer attention on the next visit.
    jon

  4. You mentioned the Cellar for Group dining – would you still recommend it for a group of 13 year old hockey players? If not, where’s a good spot to take the boys after a big hockey game? Parents will want a beer ….
    (fyi – coming this weekend)
    thanks in advance-
    Faye

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