April 5

Where to Eat in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Steamboat Springs might be a small town indeed, famous for its champagne snow enjoyed by  the thousands of skiers that flock here every winter season and in a smaller scale during the summer months when downhill mountain biking and hot air ballooning are the things to do. So while it may be a destination for the action sports and outdoor enthusiasts  those who want to treat themselves to good food have a few options to choose from. These are my top three picks.

High Budget: Cafe Diva

Overlooking the main ski slopes Cafe Diva offers gourmet food for those  who not only want to eat, but want to enjoy the food and maybe something out of the ordinary.  Many  label this restaurant as the best in town, so I recommend you  make a reservation  during  typical dining  times to ensure you get your space. All the food is excellent, but for something  not often found yet delicious try bison Carpaccio.


Mid Budget: Sweetwater Grill

Sweetwatr Grill makes up for a great family restaurant, both in winter and summer. Tastefully  set along the Yampa river you’ll get to enjoy  fantastic family meals while the flowing stream  decorates your background.  Any  grilled fish will be a good pick, but even the spaghetti with meatballs will be a good choice for those who have a craving for pasta.

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Low Budget: Double Z Bar & Grill

Perhaps not as conveniently located this is the restaurant and bar where locals hang out at any time of the day. It’s mountain-like cottage décor will set you in the right mood while you chat away with the friendly  locals who’ll most likely befriend you. What should you eat?  Burgers, chicken wings, salads… it’s all simple food, but with great flavor and even better company, and your budget will be safe.

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Cafe Diva website www.cafediva.com

Sweetwater Grill website www.TheSweetwaterGrill.com

Double Z website www.doublezbbq.com

I was a guest of Steamboat Tourism during my visit to these and other restaurants, and while the  meals were comp’d the restaurants and meals were as good as I say.


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  1. Ski town food can be the best sometimes … those pics made my tummy rumble (not such a good thing, considering it’s getting late here!) 🙂

  2. So great of you to post these greate food places in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. My husband will be there next month and I can’t wait to tell him about this blog, he will sure love reading this.

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