Breckenridge is home to some amazing skiing, great shopping and epic nightlife. I’ve been so lucky to have been able to visit Breckenridge since I was about three.
The mountains always hold a special place in my heart. Breckenridge is nestled high up in the Colorado Rockies and attracts visitors from all over the world. The skiing is world-class and the views from the top of the chairlifts are one-of-a-kind. With five peaks to ski on, there is terrain for every type of skier.
Breckenridge is an ever-evolving ski town. Each time I visit, I experience Breck in a new way. This past visit, it was a new dining experience, previously it’s been new slopes, or new off-the-mountain activities like wine tasting. There truly is something for everyone in this old mining town, so if you’re not a skier, don’t cross this destination off your list.
Breckenridge isn’t just a winter getaway. There are also so many summer activities to do here, as well. From hiking, to mountain biking, to an outrageous Oktoberfest, Breck has it all. Maybe that’s why I’ve been visiting this old town for over 25 years now.
Whether it is your first time to Breckenridge, or your 5th you will find that there are always new restaurants to try. This little mountain town is stacked with restaurants lining our quaint Main Street. But which restaurants will leave your tummy full and taste buds satisfied? As locals, you can trust us when we say these restaurants are the best places to eat in Breckenridge.
Robbie’s Tavern is the newest restaurant addition to the base of Peak 8 at Breckenridge Ski Resort. If you’re looking for a good après, or a sunny patio, this is the place to go. Their patio overlooks the busiest chairlift in North America and has THE best views of Breckenridge Ski Resort. Their menu caters to all kinds and could be described as a little bistro with an array of menu options.
Menu Recommendations: Chicken Drummies / Cheese Steak / GC8 Salad
Blue River Bistro
The high-end ambiance matches the sophisticated menu that is sure to leave you satisfied. We love hitting this spot for their amazing happy hour deals that include any kind of martini you can think of paired with delicious appetizers.
Menu Recommendations: Lobster Burrata / Salmon Poke / Shishito Peppers / Buffalo Short Ribs
The newest restaurant to Breck, the “Stinky Boot” is full of sports bar eats. We recommend stopping by when you’re in the mood for delicious, not so healthy, appetizers or a stacked sammie with fries. Don’t forget to check out their game room located in the back.
Menu Recommendations: Grande Nachos / Boot Wings / Homestyle Breaded Chicken Sandwich
Probably one of the most iconic restaurants to Breckenridge is the Hearthstone. This is the place to go for a romantic date night or an elegant happy hour. From the outside, this restaurant looks like a Victorian home that is paired with a décor to match. And what can be said about their food? Out. Of. This. World.
Menu Recommendations: Charred Octopus / Crispy Goat Cheese Balls / Blackberry Elk / Heluka Pork Ooso Bucco
Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon
You will find most locals hanging out in the “backroom” of this steakhouse for happy hour. They have plenty of delicious small plates to choose from and a wild west feel that will take you back to the gold mining days that started this mountain town. If you’re not in for happy hour, the front of this restaurant is perfect for an upscale steak dinner with family style sides.
Menu Recommendations: Ahi Tuna Lolly Pops / Prime Rib sliders / Chinese BBQ Beef Eggrolls / Raclette Cheese
Who doesn’t want to know about the best place to grab a slice? There are plenty of places in Breckenridge to get some pizza but ask a local and they will tell you the best pizza in Breckenridge is Northside Pizza.
Menu Recommendations: Imperial Pizza / Cucumber Bowl Pizza / Eagles Nest Pizza
Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant and Cantina
You can find this bar jam-packed after a day on the hill and their killer happy hour menu includes bottomless chips and salsa and $1.50 tacos. If you’re looking for a satisfying Mexican meal, this is THE place to go. Not looking for a cheap deal? Don’t worry their authentic Mexican menu will satisfy any appetite.
Menu Recommendations: Tacos / Fajitas / Rellenos / Tamales
Don’t waste your time or your money trying to figure out what places to eat in this little mountain town, let your tastebuds be satisfied on your trip to Breckenridge and make sure to check out one of the restaurants!