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222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-349-6350
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Large groups
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Classic Colorado Cuisine

The ambience here feels classic Colorado, which matches up well with the menu. We came here wanting some Colorado specialties and were glad to be able to order elk tenderloin and Rocky Mountain trout. The elk was unforgettable - cooked medium rare - tender. I ordered the 8 oz. but wish I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The ambience here feels classic Colorado, which matches up well with the menu. We came here wanting some Colorado specialties and were glad to be able to order elk tenderloin and Rocky Mountain trout. The elk was unforgettable - cooked medium rare - tender. I ordered the 8 oz. but wish I had ordered 12 oz to take some home.... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Wooden Nickel is the first restaurant we ever went to when we visited Crested Butte almost 25 years ago and it's still our favorite! For sure they have the best steaks in town and other great stuff on the menu. The wine list is VERY reasonably priced with many great choices. The atmosphere is still somewhat rustic but comfortable... More 

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Montgomery, TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great place, with great character. Small, but big enough. We went with 4 adults and 2 kids. Each couple shared a bone in filet mignon, which was pretty good. For $50 you get thick steak, a salad, and baked potato. The kids burger was way overcooked and the macaroni was Kraft Macaroni & Cheese out of the box - weird... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner here. I had the elk, which was more than I could eat, and my husband had the prime rib, which was very large too. We split the blue cheese crumble salad, which was excellent. The prices on the wine list are on the high side. We were disappointed that our server never poured our wine after... More 

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Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

That was the password told to us by a patron on the way out as we were on the way in. We had all eyes. When we laughed, they laughed. The food was high end, but still had enough choices for a family. Seating is kind of tight, but it has a comfortable atmosphere, and they have good service and... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I'd say the foods as ok, not the worst nor the best. Four people in our group. Steak was ok, chicken was ok, fish was ok but the Mahi Mahi was bad. Didn't have several things that was orders including shrimp or Prime Rib. The customer service was not good. Took food off bill and gave 10% off yet I... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here the first night in CB after looking at reviews from Tripadvisor for good steak places. If you can get past the pricey part of the food, you will not be in the least bit disappointed. As an appetizer we got mussels, which were absolutely delicious (and I've had mussels before that I haven't been... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A group of us went to eat there and loved it. We called ahead since we had 13 people and children and they easily accommodated us. The service was excellent and our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. I ordered the prime rib French dip sandwich and it was huge, but delicious. My husband ordered the pork... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I recently dined with friends at the Wooden Nickel and it was great. The food, while a little pricey, was very good. It also has a nice selection of wines and beer. I definitely recommend the buffalo and elk steaks.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This has the best elk tenderloin I've ever had! Tender and delicious- not at all gamey. The buffalo burger is juicy and delish. The atmosphere is great with wood, giant fireplaces and metal animal sculptures on the walls. The service is good, not amazing, like any busy restaurant. It works well for family or an adult outing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: 970-349-6350

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?