May 222011

Top Pick


Who’s hungry for delicious, homemade seafood ravioli stuffed with lobster, shrimp, scallops, crab and salmon and served in a delicate saffron broth accompanied by mussels, broccoli, and pear tomatoes?  Well, that’s an example of what’s in store here.  Chef Most is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.  His culinary inspiration, complemented by exceptional service in a warm inviting atmosphere, has made Riggio’s a locals favorite for over 20 years.  It’s just heavenly!


8th Street Steakhouse

This downtown Steamboat tradition is known for serving the finest handcrafted steaks and fresh seafood, in a magnificent western ambience. Exclusively serving 100% certified Angus Beef, specializing in Buffalo, Bone-In Ribeyes, USDA Prime Grade NY Strips, and Kobe Beef. With our steaks starting at $15.95 and all entrees including unlimited salad bar and Texas toast, it’s no wonder 8th Street Steakhouse has been Steamboats best family restaurant for over 25


Bistro C.V.

A local favorite, Bistro C.V.’s goal is to celebrate and showcase the freshest ingredients of the season. They love the region they live in and pride themselves on supporting local and organic farmers.  They believe in cooking simply, honestly and with innovation. Their restaurant design provides a dining experience of superior quality within a comfortable atmosphere, unique to Steamboat.


Cafe Diva

In the kitchen, Chef Kate Rench imbues her winter menu with hearty, nourishing dishes, and decadent flavors. Only the most select cuts from regional ranches as well as impeccably fresh, sustainable harvested seafood pass the scrutiny of Kate’s watchful eye.  Cafe Diva transforms nature’s best gifts into plates pleasing to both the palate and the eye. Definitely worth a visit.  Limited seating, so make a reservation.


La Montana

The Finest Southwestern & Mexican food in the valley, La Montana has been a locals favorite for 25 years. Located at the foot of the mountain within walking distance to the gondola, their culinary offerings include pecan crusted elk loin, crab, bacon wrapped stuffed prawns, pepita crusted ahi tuna, sizzling fajitas and chili rellenos.  Margaritas are their specialty; hand crafted and served ice cold.  Open nightly at 5pm.


Mahogany Ridge Brewery

Mahogany Ridge Brewery offers eclectic dining from world-inspired appetizers like spicy tuna ceviche to fresh salads and  distinctive dipping entrees with dozens of homemade sauces.  Be sure to compliment your dinner with one of their award-winning hand crafted beers (they have a full bar and wine list too).



In business for 32 years, Harwigs is a family owned restaurant that delivers an elegant dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Menus change seasonally, with a focus on local agriculture and fresh ingredients. Order the Yampa Valley Lamb (or the lamb slider if you’re in the wine bar).  Yum!


The Sweetwater Grill

The Sweetwater Grill, with their modern vibe, is committed to serving you healthy, natural, eco-friendly, local, fresh food with astonishing service. They use natural Colorado products to create many gluten free items, so in addition to being gluten free … everything is delicious!


Three Peaks Grill

Steamboat’s only raw bar, Three Peaks Grill offers the freshest East and West coast exotic oysters, Northeast clams and Alaskan crab — guaranteed to satisfy the most refined palette.  A wonderful array of hand-cut steaks, jet fresh seafood and incredible wines await you when you visit.  (They have a kid’s menu too).



You’ll feel part of the family here.  Mazzola’s service is not formal or stuffy.  They strive for warm, attentive service where you can be yourself.
Dress down, eat big, talk loud and break a few rules!


Truffle Pig

Truffle Pig features casually elegant cuisine crafted from the finest and freshest ingredients. Organic fruits and vegetables, free-range game and meats and line caught seafood paired with outstanding wines from around the region and the world.  If you want a quiet romanic dinner with that special someone and dessert by candlelight, the Truffle Pig Restaurant is the place in Steamboat to escape winter and warm up with friendly folks.


Canton Chinese

A true local’s favorite since 1983, Canton offers a variety of fine Cantonese, Mandarin and Szechwan Cuisine. Located in the heart of downtown Steamboat Springs. Dine in or take-out is available.


Ragner’s (Sleigh Ride)

Dinner at Ragnar’s is a night out you’ll not soon forget, and one any local will recommend. The adventure begins with a nighttime gondola ride, followed by a snowcat-driven sleigh ride under the stars and across the mountain to Ragnar’s. Relish a five-course Scandinavian-inspired dinner with selections like the Vinter’s Natural Beef Filet or the Pastry de Fjord, a Fresh Seafood Puff Pastry. It’s a unique Steamboat experience few get to enjoy.  Open Friday, Saturday and holiday nights. Reservations required.


Azteca Taqueria

Craving Mexican?  Azteca Taqueria has been serving the fastest and freshest Mexican food to Steamboat locals and visitors for over 11 years. Whether it’s a breakfast burrito on your way to the slopes, a sit-down or take-out lunch or dinner, or appetizers and tasty margaritas and beers during our two happy hours, they have something for everyone.


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