Steamboat Springs Dining Guide

Steamboat Springs hosts an array of culinary options, though the dining scene trends toward casual restaurants serving cuisine featuring local and regional ingredients. From quick, affordable grub to fine-dining, here are some of the top places to eat in Steamboat Springs:
  • Backcountry Delicatessen serves fresh sandwiches, including breakfast sandwiches, including specialties like the backcountry Cuban. Backcountry Delicatessen closes at 5 p.m.
  • For big portions, go to Freshies for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or any time to try their lauded cinnamon rolls. For supper, select from healthy dishes like the Sicilian dinner, a salad trio with quiche.
  • Head to The Shack Café for breakfast and lunch, where the waffles are esteemed and the atmosphere is cozy.
  • Old Town Pub and Restaurant boasts that it serves “the best burgers in the ‘boat.” They have options like chili-rubbed burgers, barbeque burgers and homemade black bean and sweet potato veggie burgers.
  • Rex’s American Grill and Bar’s affordable menu features brick-oven pizza, gourmet mac and cheese and burgers. Rex’s American Grill and Bar is consistently voted a local's favorite.
  • Carl’s Tavern combines a friendly atmosphere with comfort food, like brick oven pizza, meatloaf, sandwiches, salads and soups, all made with quality ingredients. Parents will appreciate the signature cocktails, which feature local ingredients.
  • The Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill serves hearty upmarket grub at reasonable rates. The appetizer menu is extensive and varied, making Mahogany Ridge a popular après-ski spot. Items range from eggplant hummus to custom satay and giant twisted pretzels with house-made mustard and cheese dipping sauces. The salad options are plentiful and you may also select from sandwiches, burgers and vegetarian options.
  • Sweetwater Grill on Yampa Avenue offers lip-smacking menu items like blackened chicken sandwich, a black and blue burger and a pulled pork sandwich and an assortment of local craft beers.