Insider Scoop on 10 Great Breckenridge Restaurants

In Breckenridge, an apres ski calorie boost is of utmost importance. Basically, we take our food pretty seriously. Here’s the insider scoop on 5 great all-around restaurants and 5 great restaurants that are especially good for families. Bon apetit!

Top 5 Breckenridge Restaurants

South Ridge Seafood Grill

Believe it or not, fresh seafood is on the menu in Breckenridge. You don’t have to take our word for it—South Ridge Seafood Grill’s excellent reviews make it one of the best Breckenridge restaurants.

“I’ve eaten at just about every restaurant in Breck, and this is absolutely the best.”

“This is the best meal that we have had in Breckenridge!”

“I love this place. Fresh seafood. Everything is prepared with creativity and care. Great service and it’s reasonably priced.”


The Canteen Tap House & Tavern is one of the great locally owned and operated Breckenridge restaurants. The food is delicious, the atmosphere jovial—and the Colorado beers, wine list and cocktails are unsurpassed. Not a surprise, since founders George, Mike and Greg started out “slinging drinks” in Breckenridge 25 years ago.

Mountain Flying Fish

The sushi craze has made its way to the mountains! Chef Tetsuo Shimoda was trained in Japan, worked there and in New York, and has brought his expertise to the lineup of awesome Breckenridge restaurants.

The Mountain Flying Fish website lists what makes the cuisine so special:

  • Our rice is the finest quality US short grain.
  • We use brown rice oil for its exceptional taste and multiple health benefits.
  • All sauces are the chef’s own, based on tradition and creativity.
  • Our fish is fresh, safe, sustainable, wild caught and environmentally friendly.
  • Ahi tuna is flown in daily from Hawaii.
  • Bluefin tuna is the best quality, sustainable available in season.
  • Salmon is organic Scottish and/or wild in season.

Blue River Bistro

An insiders list of Breckenridge restaurants wouldn’t be complete without some Italian flavor. The Blue River Bistro in Breckenridge, CO serves Sunday brunch, lunches and dinners—plus TWO happy hours a day.

From 3pm-6pm and 9pm to midnight, you can enjoy the Two for One Appetizer Menu, Two for One Martinis, $3 Drafts and $3 Domestic Bottles (in the bar area only).


What puts Hearthstone on the list of fine Breckenridge restaurants is not only its cuisine, but also its location. This is definitely one of the best Breckenridge restaurants with a view you do not want to miss!

Featuring naturally raised beef & game, sustainably caught seafood, and great Colorado produce in season, all in the setting of the historic Kaiser House. The Victorian period style of the house adds charm, while the amazing views showcase Breck.

Top 5 Family-Friendly Breckenridge Restaurants

Downstairs at Eric’s

The popular and jovial Downstairs at Eric’s is a fantastic place to go with family—especially if you anticipate a wait. That’s right, even if you have to wait, this establishment’s arcade makes it unique and a fan favorite among Breckenridge restaurants.


If you’re looking for a sports bar among Breckenridge restaurants, look no further than Fatty’s. Breck’s local sports bar and oldest pizzeria serves lunch (11am-4pm) and dinner (4-9pm) in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere.
As a bonus, Fatty’s is in a historic building: The Colorado House. It was one of many boarding houses in Breckenridge in the late 1800s. A scrapbook of the building’s early-2000s remodel is worth browsing.


Kenosha Steakhouse boasts 100% Angus beef in all its burgers and steaks. The house smoked BBQ is a star on the menu, since Kenosha actually started off as the Breckenridge BBQ almost 20 years ago. Like many Breckenridge restaurants, Kenosha takes its brews seriously with 11 rotating craft beers on tap.

Empire Burger

At Empire Burger, you can expect fresh, classic American fare. It’s been the standout burger joint of Breckenridge restaurants for over 10 years of success. Burger lovers (…basically, everybody) need to refuel after a day on the slopes with one of these incredible sandwiches.

Mi Casa

Yep, Breckenridge restaurants even offer authentic flavors of Mexico at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina. Whether it’s hand-filled relleños or fish tacos you’re craving, Mi Casa has a menu that you’d only expect south of the border. Even the margaritas are special, mixed with fresh lime juice and one of 100+ tequilas. If you’re feeling adventurous, the Mango Duck Quesadillas are a worthy choice.
Whichever Breckenridge restaurants you choose to sample, let us help you find the perfect place where you can return and warm your toes. View our available rentals at

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