13 Best Places To Eat In Breckenridge, CO

places to eat in breckinridge co
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Visiting this gorgeous ski town is thirsty - and hungry - work. There’s so much to seek out and explore. While you put up your feet in one of the homey Airbnb vacation rentals or in one of the most popular and stunningly beautiful hotels in Breckenridge, you would need to refuel your energies with yummy food after a long day. Whether you’re skiing in the winter or hiking up wildflower trails in the summer, the restaurants that have popped up in this historic mountain town are going to knock the winter socks right off your feet. They’re so outstanding it is hard to choose just ten. But, let’s get started with what we have here. Your mountaintop vacation, way up in the clouds of Breckenridge, is about to get a whole lot better. Read on to find out about the best places to eat in Breckenridge, CO.

1. Downstairs at Eric's

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Due to Public Health Orders, restaurants in Summit County must temporarily pause in-person dining. HOWEVER, we will...

Posted by Downstairs at Eric's on Monday, November 23, 2020

Located in the busy city hub, this restaurant serves the best-ever hot buffalo wings. You can pair it with sweet potato fries and fried mozzarella with marinara.

If you are a fan of nachos, get some on your plate. The crispy corn chips are layered with cheese, topped with jalapeños and black olives, and served with sour cream, guacamole, and homemade salsa. You can also enjoy a delicious hummus that is plated with pita chips, carrots, cucumber, and celery.

With an array of pizzas to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice. Don’t miss the barbeque chicken pizza that comes with a yummy topping of BBQ sauce, red onions, and mozzarella. For fans of short ribs, you can go for the sumptuous sliced short ribs served with a side of veggies. Downstairs Bloody Mary is a must-try from the impressive range of cocktails.

Downstairs at Eric's

Address: 111 S Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424, United States

Website: Downstairs at Eric’s

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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2. Giampietro Pasta & Pizzeria

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Giampietro Pizzeria on Friday, September 9, 2022

Known for its distinctive thin-crust pizzas, this pizzeria is nestled in the very heart of Breckenridge. Chicken, veal, and eggplant entrées are served with fried potatoes. For vegetarians, you can try a plate of broccoli sautéed with olive oil and crushed garlic.

With an impressive variety of pizzas and calzones to choose from, you will be left craving more. Don’t miss the delicious calzone - stuffed with mozzarella and ricotta and served with a side of marinara, this one is a beauty. You can dig into some of the yummiest cured meats like the sweet Finochhiona salami spiced with fennel seeds or the Italian dried ham.

For those who love their dessert, the Italian Ricotta Cheesecake is a must-try. This place has curated meals for kids. If you are here with children, you can get them a pasta bowl of spaghetti with butter or fettuccini bolognese.

Giampietro Pasta & Pizzeria

Address: 100 N Main St #212, Breckenridge, CO 80424, United States

Website: Giampietro Pasta & Pizzeria

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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3. Fatty's Pizzeria

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

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Posted by Fatty's Pizzeria on Sunday, October 2, 2022

Walk into Fatty’s Pizzeria, one of the oldest pizzerias in town, and be delighted with the lunch and dinner spreads in this family-friendly eatery. You will have an impressive range to choose from, and if you are not sure, you can definitely try the delicious chicken wings served with a sauce and cheese of your choice. The tortilla chips served with a topping of parmesan will have you come back for more.

For those who love to eat healthy while retaining the good taste, you can opt for a cranberry apple walnut salad - sliced apples are mixed with field greens, dried cranberries, and candied walnuts.

The thin-crust buffalo chicken pizza is another must-try item. Made in a sauce base of buffalo meat and chicken, it is topped with red onion, mozzarella, and blue cheese. Enjoy a glass of Pinot Grigio during happy hours!

Fatty's Pizzeria

Address: 106 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424, United States

Website: Fatty’s Pizzeria

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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4. Hearthstone Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Situated in a warmly decorated Victorian home, Hearthstone Restaurant is going to delight you with some of the freshest cuts of beef. This historic restaurant offers a laser-sharp focus on freshness and taste that makes for an elegant dining experience. For your main course, you’ll want to sample the blackberry elk in garlic granola crust and marion blackberry demi-glaze. If seafood is calling your name, then the organic Norwegian salmon is your best bet. With lemon avocado yogurt sauce and honey whipped potatoes, your mouth will be watering all the way home to your hot tub under the stars.

If your plate has been cleared and you haven’t quite finished your crisp glass of Chenin blanc, be absolutely certain you order their vanilla crème brûlée, made with Madagascar vanilla beans.

Hearthstone Restaurant

Address: 130 South Ridge Street, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Phone Number: +1 9704531148

Hours of Operation: Daily, from 4 pm - 9:30 pm

Website: Hearthstone Restaurant

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5. Relish

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Relish serves up tasty menu options filled with Colorado inspiration. Their menu changes seasonally - and sometimes daily - to adapt to the freshest grown products. Their ribeye paired with truffled salt parmesan mashed potatoes as well as Macadamia nut-seared Mahi Mahi with rice noodles are divine. Likewise, the pecan-crusted ruby red trout - paired with white cheddar Anson Mills grit cake - will leave your taste buds completely satisfied. While touring through this lovely town, it’s nice to dine in an establishment that prides itself on local delicacies only. You won’t leave here disappointed - not by a long shot.

Relish

Address: 137 South Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Phone Number: +1 9704530989

Hours of Operation: Daily, from 4 pm - 9 pm

Website: Relish

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6. The Canteen

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

If you are in the city and wondering about where to eat in Breckenridge, you must try visiting The Canteen. It is a locally owned and operated restaurant, specializing in modern comfort food, Colorado beer, handcrafted cocktails, and world-class wine selections. Their mac & cheese is out of this world. Mixed with four different kinds of cheese and Cheez-It crumbs (brilliant!), you won’t need a doggie bag for this dish.

While you await that heavenly delight, you simply must sip on a canteen ahhh rita. This is a margarita mixed with maestro dobel tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and a dash of orange juice. Here’s the kicker. A float of grand mariner takes this one to the top. Yes, a night at this casual dining restaurant will leave you pleasantly plump with happy memories and an eternal hankering for mac & cheese.

The Canteen

Address: 208 N. Street, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Phone Number: +1 9704530063

Hours of Operation: Daily, from 11 am - 10 pm

Website: The Canteen

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7. Blue River Bistro

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Blue River Bistro offers you the best food in Breckenridge. The menu consists of two particularly delectable delights: Sunday brunch and evening dinner. Its seasonal wine and cocktail menu pair up nicely with absolutely all its Italian-American cuisine. Run, don’t walk, to their Sunday brunch offering the most decadent French toast and delicious afternoon mimosas. Their French toast is made with french bread browned in cinnamon-spiced egg batter, caramelized apples, and pecans.

Now, for the best part - their dinner menu. Truthfully, there are several “must-haves”. But, the braised pork shank and Atlantic salmon are definitely chart-toppers. The pork shank is slow-roasted in a garlic and pinot noir demi-glace, served with a tarragon-peppadew polenta cake. The salmon comes in a tequila-cotija cream, served atop a bed of citrus jasmine rice and sautéed spinach. That expression about flavor explosions definitely applies here at Blue River. If you’re in town for a few nights, something tells me you’ll be treating Blue River like it’s your kitchen table. Cheers!

Blue River Bistro

Address: 305 N. Street, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Phone Number: +1 9704536974

Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch, 10 am - 3 pm; Lunch served daily, from 11 am - 3 pm; Dinner served daily, from 4 pm - 10 pm

Website: Blue River Bistro

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8. Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant

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Posted by Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina on Thursday, November 11, 2021

If you are touring the city and wondering about where the locals eat in Breckenridge, you must visit Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant. Sister to Hearthstone Restaurant, you just know a flavor sensation awaits you here. This is actually touted as a fan favorite for locals. You can’t leave here without munching on some tortilla chips dipped in their freshly made guacamole.

For dinner, this is one of the hardest, eclectic menus to choose from. Some of the plates you can’t go wrong with are the garlic chili shrimp tacos, the pork and mango burrito, and the tamale sampler. Cap this off with a slice of tres leches and you’ll be so stuffed they’ll have to roll you home. That’s okay. You’re visiting a state that has one of the largest populations of physically fit residents; you’ll work it off tomorrow!

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant

Address: 600 S. Park Avenue, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Phone Number: +1 9704532071

Hours of Operation: Daily, from 11:30 am - 9 pm

Website: Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant

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9. Breckenridge Brewery & Pub

Breckenridge Brewery
Source: Photo by Flickr user Cliff used under CC BY 2.0

Breckenridge Brewery & Pub is the third-oldest craft brewery in Colorado. They offer some really unique and creative drink menus. They’ve categorized them into various “series”. There are some really awesome selections such as the seasonal batch - offering a Christmas Ale, a Summer Pils, and an Autumn Ale - which is funny since Breckenridge tends to only have two seasons: 10 months of wintery snow and two months of summer.

The brewery’s barrel-aged and specialty singles are particularly delightful. See if you can get your hands on the barrel-aged imperial cherry stout or the well built. Likewise, the nitro series is incredibly refreshing. You know you just want to try that orange cream ale. Stop by one evening and enjoy a tasty flight of beer, or scoop up that orange cream in a can.

Breckenridge Brewery & Pub

Address: 600 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Phone Number: +1 9704531550

Hours of Operation: Daily, from 11 am - 11 pm

Website: Breckenridge Brewery & Pub

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10. Daylight Donuts

Daylight Donuts
Source: Photo by Flickr user Joanna Poe used under CC BY-SA 2.0

It’s probably not much of a stretch to say that Daylight Donuts has the freshest, tastiest, fluffiest, happiest donuts this side of Homer Simpson’s desk. You are absolutely going to want to run down here in the morning and bring some daylight delights back up to your room. While the glazed donuts of this friendly restaurant are tender enough to make you weep, you’re also going to want to toss a few of their sausage rolls in your to-go bag. They probably knew it would be wise to formulate some delicious coffee to go with those donuts. Rest assured they achieved that goal, too.

Daylight Donuts

Address: 305 N. Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Phone Number: +1 9704532548

Hours of Operation: Daily, from 6 am - 12 pm

Website: Daylight Donuts

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11. Ridge Street Kitchen

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Beautiful Day in Breckenridge for Lunch on the Deck!!! 11-3:30pm 970-453-2187 www.ridgestreetkitchen.com

Posted by Ridge Street Kitchen on Sunday, May 31, 2020

Do you feel like you chose the best accommodation for your week in Breckenridge? You’re probably going to splendor in your condo’s mountain views and dip in and out of that hot tub under the starriest of nights. You might feel as though you should enjoy your well-appointed home as much as possible, all while engaging in numerous outdoor activities.

The best way to achieve that goal is to visit the website for Ridge Street Kitchen and design a catering menu for the best lunch in Breckenridge to your liking. They do require 48 hours’ notice; so make sure you do your homework. But, you’ll have pages upon pages to choose from as you design your breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert menu. They’ll deliver this right to your chateau door, and even set it up for you. If you’re feeling like a fireside night indoors, Ridge Street Kitchen is an absolute must.

Ridge Street Kitchen

Phone Number: +1 9704532187

E-mail Address: ridgestreetkitchen@yahoo.com

Website: Ridge Street Kitchen

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12. Crepes A La Cart

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Our Atlantic Crepe promises to be filling and tantalizing. Give your tastebuds a treat. http://www.crepesalacarts.com/ (970) 771-3411 Yelp: Benjamin Y.

Posted by CRÊPES À LA CART BRECKENRIDGE on Friday, May 13, 2022

Crepes A La Cart is a tiny little treasure tucked into a corner of Main Street. This little French restaurant is about the size of an ice cream truck and it serves up some of the sweetest, most decadent crepes this side of Paris. The fan favorite is a strawberry crepe. If Nutella is your thing, then you must know they knock it out of the park on that one, too. You can also whip up a nice mid-day sandwich with their ham and brie crepe. These fancy delights are so fresh - whipped up by some of the most artistic hands - you’re going to remember that little crepe truck for a long, long time.

Crepes A La Cart

Address: 307 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Phone Number: +1 9704530622

Hours of Operation: Weekdays, from 10 am - 9 pm; Saturday, from 9 am - 10 pm; Sunday, from 9 am - 9 pm

Website: Crepes A La Cart

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13. Empire Burger

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Posted by Empire Burger on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

While everyone comes here for a burger at some point - and I mean everyone - we have to start with the most shocking burst of goodness on Empire Burger’s menu: their dipping sauces. Once you dip your fries into that sweet mango chutney sauce, you’ll never be able to stomach a mere splash of ketchup on your fries again. They’ve somehow managed to pair sweetness and spice into this rich and creamy sauce that, I promise you, will blow that ski cap right off your head.

Once you’ve resolved to add one - or three - sides of mango chutney to your order, you simply must try the guacamole bacon burger or the mushroom Swiss burger for a flavorful experience. These are the juiciest, most flavorful burgers to ever pass your lips. Bring your drumsticks, my friends. When you dip into that mango chutney sauce, you’re going to resemble that little heart-eyed emoji on your iPhone.

Empire Burger

Address: 500 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424

Phone Number: +1 9704532329

Hours of Operation: Daily, from 11 am - 1 am

Website: Empire Burger

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There's just tons to eat at Breckenridge!

Streets of Breckenridge
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I had to stop writing about halfway through this article to make myself an early dinner. This was too delectable for my own good! Having lived in Breckenridge for a winter ski season, I can personally attest to each of these restaurant and menu selections. I hope everything outlined here is still available when you arrive at this snow top treasure. Stay safe, high up in those clouds!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Kit Kittelstad is a Freelance Writer who specializes in higher education and lifestyle articles, with a focus on travel pieces. She also serves as an Adjunct Communications Professor at Pace...Read more

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