Looking for the Best Place to Have Dinner in Breckenridge?

We’re not gonna lie, there are too many awesome restaurants in Breckenridge to round up in one blog post. But if you’re looking for the best place to have dinner in Breckenridge, we’ve got to narrow it down by category: local, sushi, atmosphere, south of the border, and just plain fun. So whatever kind of dinner you’re looking for, whether raucous or romantic, you can pick one of the very best places for dinner in Breckenridge.

And you don’t have to take our word for it. We’ve rounded up recent 5-star reviews for each from TripAdvisor, Yelp and OpenTable–these reviews are fresh, less than two months old at the most! You can count on not just our recommendation, but the rave reviews of recent Breck visitors.

Read on to find out some of the best places for dinner in Breckenridge. (You might not want to read this while you’re hungry.)

For local

The Canteen Tap House & Tavern

The Canteen Tap House & Tavern‘s local ownership is legit. George, Mike and Greg started their time in Breck slinging drinks for cold snow bunnies. They brought their love of food, drinks and Breckenridge together in The Canteen Tap House & Tavern. Not only is this one of the best places for dinner in Breckenridge with true Breck spirit, it’s got some of the best spirits too. The Colorado beers, wine list and cocktails are unsurpassed.

Here’s what a recent 5-star reviewer said:

We ate here five times during our week stay in Breckenridge. Excellent food, excellent staff and service. There is something on the menu for everyone. One of the days we went with a large group so we called ahead and they prepared a table for us … They have very good burgers. You definitely want to visit this place!

For Sushi

Mountain Flying Fish

Believe it or not, fresh fish is really possible in Breck. Japanese-trained sushi Chef Tetsuo Shimoda has brought the high-caliber quality he learned abroad and in New York to Colorado, making Mountain Flying Fish the perfect place for a sushi lover to have dinner in Breckenridge.

Mountain Flying Fish features U.S. short grain rice, original chef sauces, sustainable/wild caught fish, Hawaiian Ahi tuna flown in from Hawaii daily, sustainable bluefin and organic Scottish/wild salmon.

This recent 5-star reviewer was stoked about Mountain Flying Fish:

My wife and I dined in on New Years Eve. … We started the night with purple haze sake (house hot sake with chambord). Talk about great! The sweetness gave the sake a more complex flavor. …The shrimp dumplings came out next. They were unlike any dumplings we’ve had before, in the best possible way. Every dumpling I’ve ever eaten haf two parts, the shell and the filling. However, these dumplings seemed to be one congruent nugget of excellence! … We would definitely return. My wife said, “I may come back to Breckenridge just to eat here again.”

For Atmosphere


At Hearthstone, you’re going to get top-shelf dinner in Breckenridge fare, but you’re also going to get authentic Breckenridge history. The menu is filled with dishes made from naturally raised beef and game, sustainably caught seafood, and great Colorado produce in season. The dining experience takes you inside the historic Kaiser House. The Victorian period style of the house adds charm, while the amazing views showcase Breck.

Here’s what a recent 5-star reviewer had to say:

This was our first visit to the Hearthstone Restaurant in Breck. The restaurant is housed in a beautiful 125 year old Victorian house. … Their wine list is exhaustive and they offer wine by the glass, half bottle, or full bottle. Our main courses were the filet with potatoes and the granola crusted blackberry elk with carrots and farro. Both meats were tender and delicious, especially the elk. It was farm raised and so tender you could cut with a fork. … If you have to choose one special place for dinner, make it the Hearthstone. You won’t be disappointed.

For South of the Border

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

Although we may boast about our altitude, you can still have a south of the border style dinner in Breckenridge. Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina serves up hand-filled relleños and fish tacos, to name a couple of the fan favorites. Even the margaritas are special, mixed with fresh lime juice and one of 100+ tequilas. And this isn’t just run-of-the mill Mexican food. Try the Mango Duck Quesadillas for a flavor adventure.

A recent 5-star reviewer was happy to recommend:

Ate here at our last night in Breckenridge. … Our server, Santiago was a huge help with selecting the right margarita and with dinner options. We had buffalo and shrimp fajitas…really good and a good twist. The food is fresh and tasty. We will be back next time we are in town. Do not miss this restaurant.

For Fun

Downstairs at Eric’s

Downstairs at Eric’s is a place to have dinner in Breckenridge if you want to linger over fun and good times. This popular restaurant features an arcade, the perfect compliment to it’s classic yet outstanding American fare. This is a great place to come with amped up kids–or if you’re feeling like a kid at heart.

A recent 5-star reviewer was wowed by one thing in particular :

A close friend of mine, knowing that I love cheese fries, knew I was going to Breckenridge and told me to get the cheese fries at Eric’s. I had my doubts, I’m somewhat of a cheese fry snob, but wow Eric’s delivered. They are incredible. … I’m rating the entire restaurant based on the cheese fries and service, both of which were excellent. If you are in Breckenridge and want to indulge … then you must get the cheese fries. They are the best I have ever had.

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