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222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-349-6350
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Ranked #28 of 55 Restaurants in Crested Butte
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The Wooden Nickel is definitely a bar with a great western feel AND excellent food. I would recommend a stop here if you are up for a hearty meal of steak and potatoes. (If you want classy downtown Denver dining, as some of the other reviewers appear to have been seeking, then drive 4 hours to downtown Denver.) We loved... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My 11 year old daughter got food poisoning here. She was violently sick after eating under cooked ( or improperly cooked) chicken nuggets. Couldn't ski the next day. My dinner was awful too (salmon). My husband liked his ribs but overall, would not recommend going to a restaurant that can't even heat up chicken nuggets correctly.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I can remember walking by here when the "Wooden Nickel" was just a bar that we were to young to go in. Now it's not only a bar, but an excellent steak house. Unfortunately they were out of their signature prime rib :(. This is one of our "must gos) when we come to CB. And it is a historic... More 

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Pine, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My steak was great, but my wife's fish was undercooked. My steak was $50 but they refused to substitute anything for my fries. Poor service. Poor atmosphere. Unaccommodating. I just wanted to pay for this overpriced meal and leave - with a poor tip that reflected my experience.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We enjoyed our dinners, but couldn't eat everything that was served. One of us had the prime rib sandwich and the other had the buffalo burger. The portions were huge. The flavor of the food was great, but a person can only eat so much.... I felt guilty leaving so much food behind. Service was good. It wasn't a busy... More 

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Brenham, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Another really tasty meal. Salads were very good, loved the blue cheese dressing. Always live the rib eye here and the sugar snap peas were very good. Don't forget desert, apple pie with vanilla ice cream!!!!

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you're a steak connoisseur don't miss the Wooden Nickel. They had cuts of beef I've never even heard of before and everything we tried was delicious. The portions are really generous so come hungry.

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Additional Information about Wooden Nickel

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

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