Keystone Restaurants

You’ll Need More Than One Day To Check Out These Great Restaurants


Keystone and the surrounding area is packed with many great restaurants. From high end at the top of Keystone Mountain, only accessible by gondola, to a simple bar and grill, Summit County and Keystone Colorado has it all.

Choosing a restaurant in Keystone is easy, you won’t need to worry at the majority of restaurants of under dressing or picking a place that won’t have something for everyone, jeans are acceptable everywhere and most of the Keystone restaurants have menu items for the whole family because Keystone is the Family Friendly resort of the Rocky Mountains!

If you are looking to try and find a deal for your family you should pick up a copy of the daily newspaper called “The Summit Daily News”. It’s is free and is published every day. Many restaurants advertise specials daily. During the off-season (Late Spring & Early Fall) there are many 2-for-1 discounts advertised. We highly recommend this method, as you can save lots of money! Our Key to Keystone coupon book also provides you with a huge amount of savings, including many restaurants around Keystone.  Every guest receives one of these booklets upon arrival!

Fine Dining Restaurants in Keystone

Keystone Ranch
Experience extraordinary fusion of the Colorado frontier and fine dining in the rustic elegance of this original 1930s Keystone ranch homestead. Make your way through a luxurious six-course dinner featuring excellent Colorado cuisine and wild game specialties. It won’t take long to see why the Ranch is a AAA Four Diamond restaurant and a Wine Spectator DiRoNa winner, as well as recognized as a top rated restaurant in Colorado by the prestigious Zagat Survey®.

Reservations are required.  To make one, call 1-800-354-4FUN.

Alpenglow Stube
This is the dinner you will never forget.  Rated by the prestigious Zagat Survey® as a top restaurant in Colorado, Alpenglow is described by Zagat as “Fabulous old-world food and service and the best setting in the state – it’s a cool adventure that feels almost fairytale-ish.” The gondola takes you to the top of North Peak. Located at 11,444 feet, you’re greeted by the charm of an old world-lodge and, yes, fuzzy slippers. With the fireplace roaring, you’re treated to culinary masterpieces like roast duck breast and wood-grilled filet mignon from award-winning chefs. Not to mention the most extensive wine, port and cognac list within a hundred miles.
Reservations are required.  To make one, call 1-800-354-4FUN.

Bighorn Steakhouse
The Bighorn Steakhouse is the spot for a nice delicious and juicy in Keystone.  With a gourmet steak and wine selection that will keep everyone happy, enjoy the luxury of fine service in the comfort of a warm steakhouse!
Where: Keystone Lodge and Spa on US Hwy 6 in Keystone Resort Colorado

Black Bear Grill
Serving up a variety of delicious cuisine from burgers, to flat bread pizza’s and more decadent entree choices available, there is something for everyone.  Join us Friday nights for Martini Tastings and Sunday nights for Micro Brew Tastings.  Open Seasonally.
Where: The Inn at Keystone Resort on Hwy 6.

Ski Tip Lodge
Come back to where it all began for Keystone. This former 1800s stagecoach stop has been transformed into a cozy little bed and breakfast that serves up some of the best comfort food on the Divide. Step inside and you may never want to leave as the aroma of delicious food fills the air. Sit down to one of our ever-changing four-course dinner menus and experience the food and service that’s always getting rave reviews. Top off the night in a comfortable seat next to a rustic fireplace with a selection from Ski Tips famed desserts and Ski Tip Coffee.
Reservations are required.  To make one, call 1-800-354-4FUN

Der Fondue Chessel
Get whisked up to the top of a mountain top in the comfort of the Keystone Gondola, experience America’s best version of a true Swiss mountain lodge complete with accompanying music by the Austrian Guys.  Experience fondue at12,000 feet with a cozy mountain lodge atmosphere, possibly one of the most exciting dining experiences your family will ever have!
Where: Keystone Resort

Casual Restaurants in the Keystone area

Arapahoe Cafe & Pub
Dillon is home to the Arapahoe Cafe and Pub.  This spot has some great food, great atmosphere and great stories!  Perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the Arapahoe Café is known for its amazing breakfast and BBQ at night!  If you are looking for catering for an event or a group get-together, inquire about the Bonnie Q BBQ Catering Company through the Arapahoe Cafe.
Where: 626 Lake Dillon Drive, Dillon, Colorado

Beaver Tails
If you are in River Run Village and looking for a tasty snack, head over to Beaver Tails.  You will enjoy this sweet and tasty concoction and the kids will love it.  Who doesn’t think that deep fried whole wheat dough in the shape of a beaver tail with your choice of toppings sounds like a great idea?  Swing by for a smoothie or a variety of juices.
Where: River Run Village, Jack Pine Lodge on the way to the gondola! Keystone Resort

Black Diamond Pizzeria
The Black Diamond Pizzeria is your place for Pizza in the Mountain House Base Area of Keystone Resort!
Where: Mountain House, Keystone Resort

Blue Moon Bakery
If you are looking for delicious baked goods, smoothies, coffee, lunch or a quick grab and go breakfast, stop in at Blue Moon Bakery in Silverthorne!
Where: Office Max Strip Plaza, Silverthorne, Colorado

Breckenridge Pub and Brewery
Back in the 1980s our founder, Richard Squire, had a dream — to ski all day and drink great beer every night. Today Breckenridge Brewery continues to work hard to satisfy the thirsts of discerning beer drinkers. Richard’s original recipes — and a handful of seasonal creations — are now handcrafted at three Breckenridge Brewery locations in Colorado. This place is mainly geared for visitors who seek a quality meal and beer with character.

We highly recommend visiting the Breck Brewery (as the locals call it) for a happy hour snack.  You can avoid the crowds and enjoy the best artichoke and spinach dip in Summit County!  They serve this with the ball park pretzels and you will just fall in love instantly!
Where: 600 South Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado

P: 970-453-1550

Boat Yard American Grill
Lunch and dinner are available at this family owned and operated restaurant.  With a big menu of pizza, calzones, pasta dishes, sandwiches, and burgers or steaks, you can have anything your heart may desire here.  Don’t forget to top it off with a signature margarita; a Boat Yard specialty!
Where: Main Street, Frisco, Colorado

P: 970-668-4728

Bubba Gumps
One of our personal favorites! Themed around the movie, Forest Gump, Bubba Gump’s serves up some of the best food we’ve had in the area. A fun and spirit-lifting atmosphere and great food will make you wanting to come back for more.
Where: 231 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, Colorado

P: 970-547-9000

Butterhorn Bakery & Cafe
One of Summit County’s must-have breakfast spots, four years in a row!  Everything breakfast is available here and that carries into a homemade lunch menu that will keep you coming back for more!  Locals will tell you (or maybe forget) to come here if you are looking for a great breakfast spot!
Where: Main Street, Frisco, Colorado

Cala Inn
This is Keystone, Colorado’s only traditional Celtic restaurant. Celtic traditionally means, originated in either Ireland or Scotland.  Located strategically between Dillon and Keystone, near the shores of Lake Dillon, it is also within walking distance of the Lake Haus properties. The Cala Inn offers an intimate setting for family and friends to dine or to just congregate around a table of Irish Guinness and friendly talk. Although not a sports bar, there is usually rugby or soccer on the TV in the bar area. The restaurant specializes in a mixture of pub foods including Shepherd’s pie, Fish and Chips, and their signature dish, Steak and Guinness pie.
Where: 40 Cove Blvd, Unit A1/2, Summit Cove, Colorado

P: 970-468-1899

Dillon Dam Brewery
Right beneath the Lake Dillon Dam is one of Summit County’s best brewpubs. Featuring a wide variety of great meals for the whole family, you must also make sure you try a few of the fine crafted brews they serve. Possibly even take some back to your condo in their 1/2 gallon refillable jugs! The Dillon Dam Brewery is a must if you’re in the area for a few days.  The Dam Brewery as we call it has dam good beer and a dam good time for everyone.  You will see locals lined up for the happy hour specials with amazing food and spectacular drink specials you will want to make the trip at least once to the dam brewery!
Where: 100 Little Dam Street, Dillon, Colorado

P: 970-262-7777

Dos Locos
Dos Locos is the Keystone local’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina!  Featuring a full Mexican food menu and a lively bar scene, especially for karaoke night!  This takes place weekly on Thursdays!  Great for Happy Hour as well!
Where: Mountain View Plaza, Keystone, Colorado
P: 970-262-9185

Edgewater Cafe
The Edgewater Cafe is a great little breakfast/lunch spot down on Keystone Lake.  If you are looking for an outside patio, you will enjoy people watching from here.  There is nothing too special about it and certainly nothing on the menu you won’t be able to pronounce, but a nice little spot to enjoy yourself.
Where: Keystone Lakeside Village, Keystone Resort

Chimayo Grill
Can you say fish tacos done right?!  Chimayo Grill is locally owned and operated.  It’s one of our favorite spots for a great lunch in Dillon.  The fish tacos are so good that sometimes you have to go two days in a row!
Where: Dillon, Colorado, near City Market

Food Hedz World Café
For gourmet food, look no further than Food Headz.  From unique sandwiches, salads and soups to upscale dinners and a sophisticated wine list, there is something for everyone here.  This is the perfect place for the consummate foodie, but even if your palate is less sophisticated, you will appreciate the fresh and well prepared items, the variety of options and the fact that you can still bring your family—there is a kid’s menu too!
Where: Frisco, Colorado

P:  970-668-2000

Goat – The Goat Soup and Whiskey
The Goat is a long standing tradition for Keystone Locals, located right on Highway 6.  You will enjoy good food and live music, and have lots of fun with loud locals enjoying the good life!
Where: Keystone Resort, Colorado

Inxpot: Inxpot Coffee House, Cafe & Bar
The Inxpot coffee house in River Run Village is the right way to start your morning off.  Enjoy great coffee, breakfast and lunch at Inxpot.  They also have a full-bar, great for a peppermint patty after a day on the slopes or their famous Bacon Bloody Mary! You can find it on the main pedestrian thoroughfare in River Run Village.
Where: River Run Village, Keystone Resort
P: 970-262-3707

Jersey Boys Pizza and Deli
If you need a good pizza or a New York style deli sandwich head over to Jersey Boys Pizza and Deli.  Although it usually takes some time to actually get the food, Jersey Boys is worth the wait!  I guess it’s the way of life in Jersey?  Great pizza, good sandwiches and a real down to earth place to grab a bite to eat and a cold brew!
Where: Dillon, Colorado, corner of Hwy 6 you will see the sign as you head into Dillon from Keystone.

Kemosabe Sushi Bar
Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Kemosabe Sushi Bar sits on Frisco’s Main Street welcoming Summit County locals and visitors alike for a unique dining experience. Our ‘Mountain Metro’ menu focuses on the freshest sashimi and nigiri along with unique, western-influenced rolls and our intimate dining room offers a sleek and modern, yet cozy dining experience and has two tetami rooms for private parties.
Where: Main Street, Frisco, Colorado

P: 970.668.2100

Kickapoo Tavern – River Run Village Bar and Grill
Kickapoo Tavern is the place to go after a day of fun skiing or biking in Keystone.  Whether you want to belly up to the bar for a cold one from the huge beer selection or grab a table and enjoy a delicious meal, Kickapoo always seems to satisfy our taste!  The menu includes great hot sandwiches, hearty portions, and delicious cold brews.  It is also the closest place to the Gondola to grab a beer!
Where: River Run Village, Keystone Resort

Kula’s Cafe
Kula’s Cafe in Dillon is a great cafe and grill.  Not only will you enjoy salads, soups, and sandwiches, you will also feel very welcome when you dine at Kula’s.  They have a great staff and are open daily for breakfast and lunch!
Where: Dillon, Colorado

Labonte’s Cabin
If you are on the mountain in Keystone, feel free to grab a beach side chair and chow down a burger or BBQ sandwich.  You won’t be driving here, as this is Keystone Resorts on mountain dining at the base of North Peak.
Where: Keystone Resort, North Peak Base

Lakeside Deli
If all you need is a sandwich you can grab on the go at Lakeside Village you will love this deli!  No full service necessary, grab a quick breakfast or lunch and drink to go!
Where: Keystone Lakeside Village, Keystone Resort

Last Chance Pizza
We serve oven-hot pizza filled with fresh toppings for an ultimate dining experience. You can also try our specialty pizzas perfect for everyone.  Free Delivery to Keystone!
Where: Summit Cove, Colorado

P: 970-455-4124

Luigi’s Pasta House at River Run Village
Rustic Northern Italian Cuisine in the heart of River Run Village.  Enjoy Italian food in the High Rocky Mountains!  This is a great place to fill up on a hearty pasta dish and wash it down with a glass of delicious wine!
Where: River Run Village, Keystone Resort

Mountain Lyon Café
Mountain Lyon Cafe is a great breakfast spot in Silverthorne.  You will find locals gather here religiously and after you try it you will know why.  It is truely one of the best breakfast values in Summit County!
Where: Silverthorne, Colorado

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
Overlooking the Blue River Pond in Breckenridge, Mi Casa is a great place to take the family out after a day of skiing.  Grab a happy hour margarita in the bar. The menu includes lunch, dinner and a children’s menu.  If you are planning a special event, there is also a full-service catering menu.  Mi Casa has a fun and friendly cantina with many TVs for watching your favorite team while visiting the high country.
Where: 600 South Park Avenue, Breckenridge, Colorado


Mint Historic Steakhouse
The Mint is a favorite among many of the local celebrities including Denver’s, John Elway.  Head over to Silverthorne and bring an appetite.  Step inside and get ready for a unique experience, you order your steak straight from the butcher and head to the nearest indoor grill for a steak cooked just the way you want it!
Where: Silverthorne, Colorado

Voted ‘Best Burger’ by locals year after year.  Don’t miss out on this local’s favorite!
Where: Main Street, Frisco, Colorado
P: 970-668-3931

Murphy’s Food and Spirits Irish Pub
Murphy’s Irish Pub in Silverthorne serves exactly what you want from an Irish Pub.  Good times, great atmosphere, friendly service, and fabulous food.  Oh yeah I almost forgot, a great beer too!
Where: Silverthorne, Colorado close to the Factory stores!

New Moon Cafe at River Run Village
The New Moon Cafe is a great meeting spot for lunch when you are in River Run Village.  Ski down to the gondola and walk over to the New Moon Cafe for lunch or dinner!  There is a great selection of homemade soups, salads and sandwiches.  You will also enjoy a selection of pasta dishes or a delicious breakfast burrito to get you going the right way in the morning!
Where:River Run Village, Keystone Resort

Nozawa Sushi
Nozawa Sushi is the sushi place nearest Keystone, located next to City Market in Dillon you will love the specialty sushi rolls and grilled items on their extensive menu, including all of the traditional Japanese classics.
Where: Dillon, Colorado, next to City Market

Old Chicago
Friends don’t let friends get bored. Hang out at Old Chicago for some really good food, a few beers and a great time!  And the pizza….we’re talkin’ the real Chicago style kind with made-from-scratch-dough.  Choose thin crust or deep dish. Or if it’s pasta, a calzone, salad, burger or sandwich you crave, go for it. Every choice is a winner. Thirsty? Choose from 110 beers from around the world. And for the serious hops-and-barley fans there’s our famous World Beer Tour. Try every last one of our tasty brews and earn prizes, privilege and the admiration of friends.
Where: 560 Silverthorne Lane, Silverthorne, Colorado

P: 970-468-2882

Pizza 101
Pizza 101 is the bomb pizza in Keystone.  Choose from hundreds of combinations and pizza so good, you will wonder why it isn’t Pizza #1?
Where: Highway 6, Keystone (Near The Goat & Snow Dance Manor)
P: 970-262-0200

Pizza on the Plaza
Pizza on the Plaza is a great pizza place down in Lakeside Village.  If you are with the kids, ice skating on Keystone lake in the winter or paddle boating in the summer, head over to Pizza on the Plaza for a slice or a whole pie!
Where: Lakeside Village, Keystone Resort

Pizza on the Run
Pizza on the Run is in River Run Village and is a great place to grab a slice before leaving for a day of powder skiing of mountain biking in Keystone.  This Keystone pizza place is a good one for anyone in River Run Village because it sure is convenient and after all pizza is good cold too!
Where: River Run Village, Keystone Resort

Pug Ryans Brewery & Steakhouse
A local favorite hangout located in the heart of Dillon, Pugs serves up excellent meals, and superb soups after a long day of skiing. Pug Ryan’s has won numerous awards for their fine crafted ales at the Great American Beer Festival for several years running.  In the summertime, eat a meal and go to the outdoor Dillon Amphitheater located right on the shores of Lake Dillon for a free concert.
Where: 104 Village Place, Old Town Dillon, Colorado

P: 970-468-2145

Qdoba Mexican Grill
Looking for some quick and good Mexican style quick food?  Enjoy Qdoba Mexican Grill in Dillon.  Look out for delicious queso cravings after you experience why this is one of the quickest growing Mexican restaurant chains in the west!
Where: Dillon, Colorado

Red Mountain Grill
Red Mountain Grill is a favorite among many.  The Red Mountain Grill is a large restaurant that offers a huge selection of menu items and consistently has amazing specials, great pastas, seafood, and steaks for the whole family!
Where: Dillon, Colorado

Ruby Tuesdays
Known for their deliciously fresh salad bar, steaks, burgers, and ribs, Ruby Tuesdays offers delicious food and something for everyone.  The best part is the SPECTACULAR view of Buffalo Mountain! (Hint: Go there around ‘sunset’ for an amazing scene!) They also have a great daily happy hour and a nice selection of craft beers, or order take out.
Where: Silverthorne, Colorado, across from City Market
P: 970-513-7346

Snake River Saloon
Snake River Saloon, or best known as the Snake, is a long standing hot spot in Keystone.  Enjoy the pub side or sit down for a full selection of appetizers to pair with your gourmet steak dinner.  The Snake has a happy hour that will prove to be irresistible to someone who cannot say no to 35 cent hot wings and ice cold beer.  Hurry they limit the wings to 12 a person and they are fantastic!  The Snake’s pub side is also Keystone’s only year-round live music venue, with no cover if you have dinner!  Come out and enjoy a night of dinner, drinks, and dancing!
Where: Hwy 6 Keystone Colorado, Just 1 building down from SummitCove Check-In Office
P: 970-468-2788

Silverheels Bar & Grill
Silverheels Bar & Grill is located at 601 Main Street in scenic Frisco, Colorado. We specialize in Colorado Cuisine, Handcut Choice Steaks, Fresh Rocky Mountain Trout & Seafood, Burgers, and much more.
Where: Main Street, Frisco

Sunshine Cafe
Best breakfast in Silverthorne, open 7am – 3pm.
Where: Silverthorne, Colorado

Timber Ridge Food Court
Looking for a bite to eat and happen to be skiing at Keystone Resort, enjoy an Epic Burger, pacific rim noodles and more!
Where: Top of the Mountain, Keystone Resort

Wolf Rock Steakhouse and Brew Company
Welcome to Keystone’s best informal formal dining experience.  Keystone has found the best servers, the best bar tenders, the best cooks and put them under one roof.  Take the whole crowd to experience a delicious meal like prime rib so thick you hurt and mashed potatoes with enough garlic to guarantee you’re going home alone!  Even after you clean the bone off of the porterhouse because you deserve it, you should stick around for a nice after dinner drink to free up enough room for one of the best spots for dessert in River Run Village.

The Wolf Rock is hands down the best restaurant in River Run Village and easily in the top 5 in Keystone without the hassle of a gondola ride and without breaking the bank.
Where: River Run Village, Keystone

Wagon Ride Dinners
Live the Old West by taking a ride in a horse drawn wagon through majestic mountain scenery.   Dinner includes all the trimmings of a rustic homestead meal.  You’ll sit by a crackling fire and enjoy live cowboy music while eating grilled chicken, smoked baby back ribs and baked beans, cornbread and dessert.
P: 800-354-4386

Sleigh Ride Dinners
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to ride a horse drawn sleigh through a snow-covered valley, wonder no more.   You’ll make your way to a beautifully restored ranch homestead where you’ll be served a custom dinner with piping hot stew, whipped potatoes, steamed vegetables, and a choice of entrée including New York Strip, chicken or grilled salmon.   This is a great idea for couples looking for something romantic and cozy or families who want a taste of the Old West and an unforgettable experience.
P: 800-354-4386

The new restaurant on the block is the perfect spot for après ski, located in the heart of River Run Village.  A great place for families, groups of friends or couples wanting delicious starters, salads, wraps, sandwiches or a draft beer!  All of the items on the menu are available to go, so even if you want a night in after a long day of mountain activities you can still have great food prepared for you!
Where: River Run Village, Keystone
P: 970-496-4333