When in Breckenridge, eat what the locals eat! These Breckenridge restaurants will satiate your hunger and leave a delightful aftertaste! Updated March 5, 2021.
All-Star Restaurants in Breckenridge
If you’re visiting Breckenridge, Colorado, or are just passing through on the way to somewhere else in this great state, then you might be interested in checking out some of the great restaurants that this lovely little town has to offer.
Breckenridge is a popular destination year-round for skiing in the winter and outdoor recreation in the summer, and it’s far enough off I-70 to make you feel like you are getting away from it all.
Due to its popularity and its appeal to visitors from all over the country and even the world, Breckenridge restaurants offer something for everyone. There’s plenty of restaurants that offer traditional Rocky Mountain dishes like elk meat burgers and Rocky Mountain oysters, but there’s also a wide range of establishments offering great options for cuisines from other parts of the globe as well.
Here we’ve compiled a list of eight of our favorites. Since casual dining is the way of the West, you can come as you are to any of the following restaurants and you will be welcomed with open arms. Try one or try them all, and fill your hungry belly with some of the great food that Colorado has to offer.
1. The Canteen Taphouse and Tavern
If you’ve just arrived in Breckenridge, the Canteen Taphouse and Tavern is a great place to start. This casual eatery opened in 2014 and is owned by three friends who met on the slopes in Breck over twenty-five years ago. It offers excellent burgers and comfort food, local Colorado beer, and a great patio with beautiful views of the mountains.
The Canteen Taphouse and Tavern has over twenty beers on tap and an impressive wine list as well. Their Bison Burger is large and satisfying, their Mac N Cheese Guy is better than mom used to make, and their Wedge Salad is to die for. Have a seat with some friends and while away the hours while watching people pass by on foot and the clouds roll by in the sky.
2. Hearthstone Restaurant
The Hearthstone Restaurant is one of those Breckenridge restaurants that is perfect or a nice date after a long day on the slopes or on the trail. It’s been operating out of a building that was formerly the Kaiser family home in the late 1800s and early 1900s since 1989. This spot is popular with locals and tourists alike, and executive chef Michael Halpin’s menu puts the best of Rocky Mountain cuisine in the spotlight.
The Hearthstone is known for its adept use of local meats, cheeses, and produce, so if you want an authentic Colorado experience, this is the place for you.
Twist is a great spot for happy hour, which runs from 4-6 p.m., or anytime. This spot has both indoor and outdoor seating inside a historic building that housed the Summit County Leader newspaper office from 1881 to 1892. The cuisine is varied and exciting, and all of it is quite good. Many visitors rave about Twist’s Pork Chop, their Lamb Shank, and their Ruby Red Trout dishes, but chances are that you’ll like anything you try.
4. The Blue Fish Breckenridge
Both seafood and Japanese food may be unexpected in the middle of the Rocky Mountains, but The Blue Fish Breckenridge knows what’s it’s doing in both of these realms. This spot has some of the very best sushi that you will find in these mountains and the service and atmosphere at the Blue Fish is great too. Enjoy some wine or sake with some friends and then take a walk down Main Street, only a block away.
5. Pho Real
There’s nothing like a hot bowl of pho after a hard day of skiing or riding, and this is the perfect place for you to enjoy one. Their Spring Rolls and Bahn Mi are also right on target and will really hit the spot. The casual feel is unpretentious and the staff is enthusiastic and welcoming. If you love Vietnamese food, this is the place for you.
6. Giampietro Pasta & Pizzeria
Colorado isn’t exactly known for its pizza, but if you look hard enough, you can find some good pies in the mountains. We’ve saved you that chore; Giampietro’s pizza has a great crust, the perfect sauce, and just the right amount of cheese. Furthermore, this spot serves up great Italian food across the board; their Eggplant Parmesan, Baked Ziti, and Fettucine Alfredo are top-notch and are enjoyed immensely by all who order them.
This place is tiny, but they don’t accept reservations. You might want to order takeout or plan on waiting for a table if you plan to eat-in. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, so you may have the best luck getting a seat if you show up outside of standard mealtimes.
If you’re looking for a great breakfast spot, then there’s nowhere better than BreckFast. More than just a clever name, this great little place serves up some incredible breakfast dishes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Once you come here once, you’ll want to come every day so you can try the rest of the menu.
BreckFast’s dishes are beautiful to look at and they taste as good as they look. Try the Golden Nugget (chicken and waffles), The Zeiter (biscuit sandwich with egg, goat cheese, turkey, and more), or the Main Street (a giant breakfast burrito) and you’ll be amazed. Even better – many of their ingredients are locally sourced.
8. Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
There are a lot of Mexican restaurants in Colorado and this one is up there with the best. Not only do they offer tasty Mexican standards in very large portions, but they are also more than happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions you or anyone in your party may have. Their margaritas are huge for the grown-ups, but the menu is kid-friendly as well.
If you’ve been hiking in the mountains, this is a great way to wind down with some friends and great food. It’s located right in the center of Breck so you can walk off your burritos and beverages afterward with a nice stroll downtown.
Breckenridge Restaurants Welcome You
This is a small sampling of the many great eateries you’ll find in Breckenridge. No matter which you choose, Breckenridge restaurants will be happy to serve you and will make you feel like a local the second you walk through the door.
People come back to Breckenridge time and time again and one of the reasons for that is the food. Enjoy your visit to our little mountain town and come back soon!
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