Dining in Steamboat
Steamboat has a huge variety of great restaurants. There’s a reasonable choice spread around the mountain village, but you’ll find that downtown Steamboat is where it’s at. This is a foodie-centric town where you really are spoilt for choice. Food & drink are front and centre in Steamboat.
Café Diva in the Torian Plum Plaza in the mountain village is a renowned restaurant, proud of its artfully crafted fine dining cuisine, extensive wine list and warm, contemporary, mountain ambience. With a new menu for each season of the year, expect to taste naturally raised meats, sustainably sourced seafood and produce from local family farms.
Creekside Café and Grill
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, The Creekside Café is housed in the historic Soda Creek building in downtown Steamboat Springs. The Cafe is popular with residents and guests alike, with its intimate dining room, and relaxing patio. Its Eggs Benedict are a local legend, and its breakfast and lunch menus keep their happy customers coming back time and time again. Our recommendation for the best place in town for breakfast.
Mazzola’s Italian Diner
Open for dinner from 5pm until 10pm, Mazzola’s Bar is open until 2am. Serving customers wholesome, plentiful, Italian fare, including pastas, pizzas, and pies, Mazzola’s offers a welcoming ambiance and great service.
Laundry Kitchen & Cocktails
Specializing in smoking and curing natural foods, you’ll enjoy a shared plate concept. The creative menu utilizes seasonal fare and locally sourced produce. Once the Steamboat Laundry (1910-1977), lots of heritage design touches are still present. It’s a funky, cool place to eat and drink in. Good for a cocktail too!
Mountain Tap Brewery
Smack in the middle of restaurant row, this is a brewery tasting house with its own pizza oven. Rock up, order a freshly brewed beer with zero delivery miles, choose a pizza, find a bench seat, and enjoy. This is casual, fun and laidback, just how a night out should be.
Riverfront dining in downtown Steamboat’s awesome foodie district, Aurum offers new American cuisine in a refined but relaxed setting. Steak, seafood, game and pasta are all on the well-crafted menu. This is the place to spend a good happy hour sipping cocktails in an upbeat, funky location, before sitting down to an exquisitely prepared dinner.
Harwigs is home to Steamboats only wine cellar, with a sommelier on hand to guide you through the extensive and award-winning list. The menu is a delight – creative dishes that defy classification using local fresh produce, some from their own garden. If you appreciate wine and great food, book a table here.
Johnny B Good’s Diner
This 50s-style downtown diner serves up traditional American classics like meat loaf and fried chicken at a reasonable cost. The relaxing environment includes posters of 1950s and 1960s movie stars adorning the walls, and music from that era plays continuously, adding to the fun, retro ambiance.
Mahogany ridge is Steamboat hotspot for local beers, a fun Happy Hour, and a creative menu unlike any other in town. It offers a ‘Dipping Menu’ that features over 15 sauces for dipping with a large selection of meats and vegetables. Also on the menu are salads, noodles, sandwiches, and a wide range of vegetarian selections.
Ore House at the Pine Grove
Tradition, history, and rustic elegance combine to provide guests with a unique dining experience at the Ore House. You will sense the ambiance of the surrounding mountain heritage as you enjoy a delicious meal. Relax with friends or family as you accompany your meal with a choice of fine wines and cocktails from the full service bar.
This is Steamboat’s newest restaurant addition, with a ranch-to-table concept using meat from their own ranch, as well as locally-sourced products. If you like good steak, cooked correctly and served with panache, then give E3 a try.