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Butche's Seafood Shack

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166 Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO 81621
(970) 927-0722
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Local Fun spot!

Great place for a quick bowl of chowder with friends! Its fun outdoor atmosphere is the perfect way to wind down on a warm summer night!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Kathy S
Basalt, Colorado, United States
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Basalt, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great place for a quick bowl of chowder with friends! Its fun outdoor atmosphere is the perfect way to wind down on a warm summer night!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Casual, BYOB, SIDE-of-the-Road with an East Coast Flair! Real live Bostonian's taking orders and boiling lobsters! Simple menu, fresh east coast seafood. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Lisa M
Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Butch picks this seafood up at the Aspen Airport everyday, It's fresh and perfect. Opens at 4:30 get ready to eat or place an order and it will be ready when you want it. Order Lobster a few hours or a day ahead.

1 Thank Tyler R
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Being from New England and renting for the summer in Aspen , decided to try this restaurant as per a very high rating in a local newspaper. 36.00 total tab for a VERY heavy mayo and celery filled lobster roll ,fish tacos( not fresh fish) also 2 cups clam chowder, no drinks. This was not even close to what is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Great place for breakfast and lunch. The food is always good, staff is colorful, lots of locals, and even people from Aspen make the trip for the food. Cash or checks only!

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Gypsum, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

My partner and I, after a great day of biking on Frying Pan Road in Basalt, decided to try the Seafood Shack for dinner, rather than one of the established restaurants in town. The Shack sits in the center of town, just steps from a liquor store, where we bought beer to go along with our meal of jumbo shrimp,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

If you are EVER in Basalt or passing through don't overlook Butche's Seafood Shack, which is located in the corner gas station parking lot. You can order your food, either a small, medium or large lobster which is cooked fresh right there and then sit at one of the surrounding outdoor picnic tables. Butch makes the most amazing lobster bisque... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 166 Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO 81621
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Basalt
  • Phone Number: (970) 927-0722

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?