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Restaurants

A list of all the best Breckenridge restaurants!

Now that your vacation has started it’s time to let someone else do the cooking.  But first you must decide where to eat while in Breck. With so many great Breckenridge restaurants and bars in this historic little town you may have a hard time deciding, so we wanted to share our Top Ten Breckenridge Restaurants with you! We have put together what we consider an eclectic list of restaurants that can appeal to everyone’s taste and budget.

As you read through the list keep in mind that this is not your typical dining guide it is simply our Top Ten Breckenridge Restaurants that we love and frequent as long time locals.  Here at Book Breck we consider ourselves your local friends and hosts and as such feel an obligation to point you in the right direction.

We recommend branching out and avoiding the recognizable chains from back home.  Breckenridge is full of locally owned and operated restaurants that you will not find anywhere else and our Top Ten List highlights the best of all things food in Breckenridge.  Whether you want to start your day at a boutique coffee shop or break in the middle for a grab & go lunch or end it with a fine meal and original cocktail we are happy to recommend these Breckenridge restaurants.

Best Breckenridge Coffee Shops:

Kava Café is a donut lover’s paradise. Situated at the north end of Main Street your mouth will start to water long before entering this little hole in the wall.  Serving fresh hot mini-donuts right out of the fryer with vanilla, cinnamon or chocolate toppings in bags of six or a dozen plus breakfast bagels and burritos topped with your choice of bacon or sausage Kava Café makes it easy for you to grab breakfast on your way to the Breck Connect Gondola.

Cuppa Joe Coffee Shop is a step above the rest – literally.  Sitting on Ridge Street one block and a flight of stairs up from Main Street this new coffee shop is a delight to all.  Serving dark roast coffee prepared on the spot in an over-sized French press and breakfast sandwiches with a delicious twist and over-sized breakfast burritos with vegan options for guests with a slightly more discriminating palate.

Cool River Coffee House makes everything from their blueberry wheat bagels to their spinach and chive cream cheese to their cinnamon rolls that are big enough to share three times over, but only if you want to of course.  They are also known for making the best pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and homemade dog treats for your favorite furry friends

 

Best Breckenridge Restaurants for Lunch:

Downstairs at Eric’s is the ideal kid-friendly restaurant.  Venture downstairs through the sticker covered doors, past the arcade and into the dining area where a surplus of friendly servers will greet you with a big smile and an even bigger menu.  I recommend the garbage pizza on honey wheat crust but its hard to find something on this huge menu that you wouldn’t order twice.  They also have an expansive beer list so parents can unwind while the kids play PAC-man.

Blue River Bistro offers fine dining food for budget conscious guests.  Grab a seat at the bar and select from a blue cheese burger with applewood smoked bacon or a flank steak gyro perfectly complimented by a side order of season fries or a house salad with your choice of dressing.  Wash it down with a cold draft beer or a bubbly soda for only $9.

Ridge Street Kitchen has one of the best grab & go menus in Breckenridge restaurants available.  Offering quality and original dishes at reasonable prices this quaint eatery is great for those always on the move.  Walk down a couple stairs and read the colorful menu on the right hand wall or grab a paper menu on the counter.  Once you have narrowed down your choices from a Thai BBQ tuna sandwich or a Cuban filled with pressed and pulled roasted pork grab a seat at the counter and watch as your meal is prepared before your eyes in the open kitchen.

Giampietro’s Pizzeria is reminiscent of a New York pizzeria in the heart of downtown Breckenridge.  Stop in for an over-sized slice to go or grab a seat at one of the small tables covered with checkered table cloths and peruse the expansive menu.  Keep it safe and stick with the classics such as pepperoni pizza and meatball marinara or venture out and try their spinach artichoke pizza and pesto mussels, either way you are in for a treat.  To complete the perfect Italian meal try one of their cannoli’s – you won’t be sorry!

 

Best Breckenridge Restaurants for Dinner:

Southridge Seafood offers a tasty menu of “things that swim and that don’t.” Each original dish offers a little bit of a twist with an Asian flare. Beyond the food and their lively bar scene they are also known for their colorful ocean mural of blue fish which ideally compliments the antique saloon furniture throughout the establishment.  I recommend indulging in a flirty cocktail at the bar while you wait followed by a cup of clam chowder and an entre of your choosing.

Relish Colorado Inspired Cuisine offers boutique fine dining with a seasonal rotating menu. Each season seems to outdo the one before it so it is hard to go wrong here.  Always favoring what’s fresh this chef owned restaurant has become a local hot spot for a great meal on the patio or a refreshing beer selected from their custom designed beer cellar or a flavorful glass of wine from one of the many small family owned wineries they work with.

Twist the sister restaurant to Relish offers comfort food with a twist, turning mom’s classic meatloaf into a gourmet meal that excites your taste buds and challenges any preconception of meatloaf or any other seemingly traditional dish.  Treat yourself to a night out at  and enjoy deliciously inspiring food beautifully complimented by their unique cocktail and beer menu.  You won’t be disappointed!

Mt. Flying Fish Sushi offers some of the freshest fish west of Hawaii.  It is flown in daily and used to create mouthwateringly original rolls that you will not find anywhere else.  There is a special board behind the sushi bar and you must try at least one thing off of it, or else you won’t be able to truly grasp how tasty their food is. But don’t let the lack of décor scare you away.  The expansive windows looking out on the slopes and minimal art work allows the tasty food to speaks for itself.

Hearthstone Restaurant is a classic and a goody here in Breckenridge, Colorado.  The cuisine is fine dining with Colorado flair.  The historic restaurant sits in the Kaiser home which is more then 100 years old.  The décor is traditional with white table cloths, dark walls and ornate chandeliers. The food fits in accordingly, rich and tasteful.  Sit down with a full bodied Merlot and sample everything from finely cut steaks to freshly caught fish.