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Lil's Sushi Bar & Grill

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321 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-349-5457
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are known as having the highest quality fish in town. Our fish is flown...
We are known as having the highest quality fish in town. Our fish is flown in 6 days a week within 24 hours from the docks. We offer a nightly happy hour every night at the bar from 5:30-6:30. In the summer we have a beautiful patio with heaters...and soon a fire pit table! We are a casual restaurant with a warm friendly charm, just like our town of Crested Butte. Private parties available and reservations are recommended but not needed.
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great even though....

We really enjoyed Lil's. It's tucked away just off Elk. So you can miss it if your not paying attention. We were given a 30 minute wait but were sat well before our given time. I was a little disappointed with the bartenders. They were very busy but never even acknowledged my friend and I looking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
bdolch
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New Braunfels, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We ate here after our Aspen to Crested Butte Hike. We really enjoyed the food and the fun atmosphere. Had a nice waitress that really helped us out with food choices. Highly recommend!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed Lil's. It's tucked away just off Elk. So you can miss it if your not paying attention. We were given a 30 minute wait but were sat well before our given time. I was a little disappointed with the bartenders. They were very busy but never even acknowledged my friend and I looking to get a beer... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We walked in early to make a reservation and they could accommodate us on the same day which was great! When we were seated we had a young family member providing water. He was fantastic! We ordered a few rolls spicy tuna and a rainbow roll which were all delicious. The food was very good. They were out of mussels... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I've eaten a lot of sushi from all over the country. Their sushi was very good, but really overpriced. But in their defense, it is Crested Butte. They also use a lot of vinegar in their sushi rice which sort of took away from the flavor of the fish. Nori we had that night was also really hard to chew.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

First, the atmosphere is good probably because it sits in downtown Crested Butte. You could put a Subway in and I'd tell you the atmosphere was awesome. That being said though, this is a quaint and intimate and the food was very good. Service was also really good.

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Boulder, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Mediocre service and food. Does not even approach fine dining standards even though they charge more than any but the best restaurants in Boulder/Denver. I have had better sushi at King Soopers. For a more detailed review check the Y*** site.

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Lil's is a frequent stop when I'm in town. They have awesome sushi and for those who don't want that they have a full Seafood and steaks type menu. All fish flown in fresh. My new favorite is the the Poke. It brings me right back to vacations in Hawaii!

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great service and excellent affordable sushi between 430 and 630. I have done this a few times. For those of us who cannot afford regular priced sushi, sit at the bar for happy hour. Beers are cheap too. Enjoy

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Pine, Colorado
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

And the sushi was good too. I am not going to lie, we entered this establishment with a huge buzz. They have saki flights! !!! I love variety, and we ordered one filtered and one unfiltered flight. Yummo! That lead to more saki orders. Presentation of the drinks was fun! I wanted to lift the saki bottle, but, refrained. For... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Although a little pricey, my boyfriend and I love sushi and decided to try this place out. Really cool asian historic atmosphere, nice hosts and servers, and roomy, classy layout. We ordered two 10 piece salmon sashimi (raw salmon) and although it was $30 for each, it was really fresh and still much much better than a lot of cheaper... More 

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Additional Information about Lil's Sushi Bar & Grill

Address: 321 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
Phone Number: 970-349-5457
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $34
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 321 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: 970-349-5457

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $34
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions

Description

We are known as having the highest quality fish in town. Our fish is flown in 6 days a week within 24 hours from the docks. We offer a nightly happy hour every night at the bar from 5:30-6:30. In the summer we have a beautiful patio with heaters...and soon a fire pit table! We are a casual restaurant with a warm friendly charm, just like our town of Crested Butte. Private parties available and reservations are recommended but not needed.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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