Gunnison and Crested Butte are Rocky Mountain towns in a rugged wilderness area southwest of Denver. This area of the Colorado Rockies attracts all sorts of out door adventurers. The Rocky Mountain wilderness is popular for sports, such as downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, horseback riding, off road driving and white water rafting.
Wilderness adventures and fresh air build up a hearty appetite. Fortunately there are fine restaurants to satisfy the taste buds. Following are some of the best restaurants in Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado.
Garlic Mike’s Italian Restaurant. Gunnison. Garlic Mike’s is a local favorite with red checked tablecloths and a warm ambiance. The menu features antipasto, soup, salads, pasta al forno, pizza, veal, chicken, beef, seafood and desserts. Some features entrees on the menu include Mike’s Garlic Grilled sirloin Steak, Straw and Hay) spinach and egg fettuccine with bacon, mushrooms’ peas and Alfredo sauce) and Melanzani Parmigiana (sauteed breaded eggplant with sauce and melted mozzarella cheese). The dessert menu offers sweet treats, such as authentic New York style cheesecake, bananas foster and tiramisu. Garlic Mike’s is located in Gunnison. There is a new location in Montrose, Colorado.
Le Bosquet, Crested Butte. Le Bosquet has served mouthwatering contemporary French cuisine since 1976. The menu features all natural meats, chicken, wild fish, vegetarian entrees, crisp salads, soups, appetizers and desserts. 1-970-349-5808.
Idle Spur Brewery and Pub, Crested Butte. Steak house offers fine prime aged handcut steaks grilled to order. the menu offers prim steak, fresh seafood, vegetarian and southwestern specialties. Specialties include Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, Alaskan King Crab, Thai Chile Prawns, slow cooked BBQ ribs, burgers, rotisserie and sandwiches. 1-970-349-5026.
Lil’s Land and Sea, Crested Butte. Sushi Bar, seafood, steaks and pasta. The restaurant is in the courtyard across the street from Donita’s. 1-970-349-5457.
Teocalli Tamali Mexican Restaurant. Crested Butte. Affordable Mexican specialties, such as baja fish tacos, tamales, burritos, spicy beef, grilled steak and chicken Complement your spicy Mexican meal with a colling margarita. 1-970-349-2005.
Pitas in Paradise, Crested Butte. 1-970-349-0897.
Josef’s, Gunnison. 1-970-641-5032.
The Trough , Gunnison. 1-970-641-3724.
Information is subject to change. Contact the restaurants for additional information and to make reservations.
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