Dining Guide Summer 2023



Denver Post says, “Best Coffee in Colorado.” “Best of the Butte” award every year. Stop by our historic license plate coal shed—the most photographed place in town and see for yourself! Locally roasted and fresh every day. Take a bag home! We ship all over to satisfied customers. We ship for FREE when you buy 5 pounds. www.camp4coffee.com.


Clark’s Market in Crested Butte has everything you need to put together the perfect picnic. Our delicious made-to-order deli sandwiches featuring Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, fresh baked baguettes, large selection of deli salads, the freshest conventional and organic fruits and vegetables and a nice bottle of wine will have your picnic basket overflowing with amazing food. Dining in? Pick up the highest quality Certified Angus Beef steak or some of the freshest seafood in town. Clark’s Market Crested Butte – quality food from your hometown grocer. 500 Belleview Avenue, (970) 349-6492, www.clarksmarket.com.


525 Red Lady Ave, next to Clark’s Market open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Serving freshly prepared meals for large and small groups, using all natural and fresh ingredients in our interesting seasonal soups, salads and side dishes, there’s something for everyone! Find dinner ideas, seafood and specialty grocery items. Voted best sandwich made on freshly baked bread. Deli (970) 349-5011, www.crestedbuttecatering.com.


Join your host Michael, for traditional, regional Italian cuisine passed down to Michael from his grandmother. In our cozy, relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy dishes ranging from unique pasta and sauce combinations to seafood, veal, chicken and elk. Gourmet homemade desserts and a full bar and wine list. Open nightly from 5 p.m. Downtown Crested Butte. Reservations recommended (970) 349-7401. 


Everybody loves Mikey’s Pizza! We offer pizza by the slice, specialty pies, pasta, oven baked sandwiches, fresh salads and a variety of appetizers. Located across from the skate park, you can come pick it up or let us deliver to you. We are open 7 days a week. Evening delivery available. Order online and view the full menu at www.mikeyspizza.net. Call in your order at (970) 349-1110.


Do you love coffee, bacon and Bloody Marys? Then come in and check us out! Feast on huevos rancheros or our famous Maui pancakes with buttermilk, buckwheat or gluten free batter. Wash it all down with an espresso, latte or smoothie. Try a burger, fries and a milkshake. Experience fast and friendly service. Dine-in or take-out. Free wi-fi. Open Sunday-Saturday 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Come see us at 435 Sixth Street (next to the Alpineer), www.ParadiseCafeCB.com, (970) 349-5622.


Eat, Drink & Enjoy! Pitas in Paradise offers a wide variety of traditional Greek, Mediterranean and American cuisine with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available. Offering take out and catering in addition to our indoor and patio seating! The best Happy Hour in town from 2-5 p.m. We pride ourselves on the excellent service we provide to our customers, affordable rates and the freshest ingredients. Head over to Pitas in Paradise at 302 Elk Avenue. (970) 349-0897,

Public House

Public House is a modern execution of an historic Colorado saloon. Public House celebrates Colorado craft breweries, wineries, distilleries, seasonally relevant and farm-driven food, generous lodging, and the conviviality of live music. Located at 202 Elk Avenue, we offer lunch, dinner and daily happy hour specials. Check us out on Facebook or on our website at www.publichousecb.com for latest music schedules, menu and other specials. (970) 349-0173.


We make being in Crested Butte even sweeter: 16 fabulous flavors of ice cream, fine chocolates with milk, dark or white confection, fresh baked cookies, hand-made fudge, hand dipped caramel apples, illy® cappuccino & espresso, hot chocolate, kid’s candy, gourmet jellybeans, Pepsi® products, assorted chocolate gift boxes and sugar free chocolates. Remember your furry friend with white confection dipped dog bones. We are located downtown at 314 Elk Ave., Crested Butte. Open late. We follow all safety procedures. WE LOVE 2ND HOMEOWNERS, VISITORS AND LOCALS! FAMILY OWNED AND MANAGED!


Rumors Coffee and Tea House is a coffee shop on Elk Avenue for a great drink to take with you on your adventures. We are also home to Townie Books, Crested Butte’s independent bookstore. While drinking a nice hot (or iced) drink, browse our local history, non-fiction, historical fiction, young adult, and children’s books. Our cafe has breakfast burritos and energy bars when you just need to grab something and go. We also have delicious pastries from Frank’s Deli to go with our locally roasted coffee, large variety of chai, and hand blended loose-leaf teas. Our friendly baristas and booksellers are here to help you find that perfect book for your time in Crested Butte and provide a great hot or cold drink to quench your thirst or perk you up! 414 Elk Ave. (970) 349-7545.


Elevation Lodge: José Crested Butte

José Crested Butte is a modern Mexican restaurant with a focus on Guadalajara and Oaxaca-inspired cuisine. Its menu offers a range of approachable, chef-driven dishes (think tacos, carnitas, and ceviche) served alongside an extensive tequila collection and cocktail menu that includes José’s famous top-shelf margarita. Located at the base of Mount Crested Butte at the Elevation Hotel & Spa, José offers a casual, inviting indoor and outdoor environment that is perfect for all-day, slope-side dining and après ski. José Crested Butte opened in August 2022 and is the second location from the award-winning José brand, which was founded in Dallas and led by Executive Chef Anastacia Quiñones-Pittman. In 2022, José Dallas was a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Hospitality and Best Chef Texas. For more information, visit jose.mx and www.elevationresort.com



A wonderful, little restaurant and convenience store tucked away in Crested Butte South. Offering delicious sit-down breakfast, lunch and dinner, take out, and quick Grab N’ Go bag lunches. Come sit on our sunny deck with an ice-cold beverage, while taking in the stunning valley views. For lunch time, enjoy our deli sandwiches/paninis, appetizers, hot sandwiches and burgers. In the evening, come relax with a cocktail and one of our incredible dinner specials. Small grocery store attached with all essential items. We look forward to seeing you soon! 228 Elcho Avenue, Crested Butte South. 


1880 TAPAS 

Gunnison’s premiere tapas restaurant, voted best cocktails in town! Located at 206 N Main St. our menu changes frequently as we focus on a seasonal, local approach to traditional Spanish cuisine and tapas. Cocktails, no proof cocktails and a hand curated wine list compliment our dining experience. Choose 1880 for a casual quick bite or for date night. Thursday and Friday we have fresh seafood specials. Dining is offered on a first come, first serve basis but reservations are accepted for large parties. Patio seating is available as weather allows. Happy hour starts at 4pm, Dinner at 5pm. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. Visit www.1880tapas.com for current menus or call (970) 707-4331 for more info!


High Alpine Brewing Company is Gunnison’s only craft brewery. We serve a variety of delicious beers made on site, as well as a full lunch and dinner menu. Come in and enjoy our family friendly environment inside our beautifully renovated late 1800’s building or on our deck. Our menu has something for everyone- unique and satisfying Neapolitan style pizzas, entrée salads that are certain to please, and incredible appetizers including a rotating Charcuterie plate. Pair your meal with one of our tasty beers, too. Try our flagship Green Gate IPA or something maltier like our Sol’s Espresso Stout. Please visit www.highalpinebrewing.com for a full list of beers, our entire menu and a listing of live music. 111 North Main St. (970) 642-4500.