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Wooden Nickel

222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-349-6350
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Ranked #32 of 57 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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56% Recommend
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The FAMOUS prime rib is no better than one might have at a Sizzler. I seriously doubt the cut was prime. It was not tender nor juicy nor well seasoned. Decent, edible but not worth the stunning price. The baked potato was prime however. Slow service, nice server but seemed "clueless". The restaurant is attractive, one feels they are in... More

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We're from Golden, CO, and my all-time favorite restaurant is the Capital Grille. So, I am not deterred by steakhouse prices. My husband and I got a referral to the Wooden Nickel by a Crested Butte native when they heard we were going to visit for the first time. This was a very fun evening! The food was exceptional, the... More

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Canon City, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very western menu: elk, buffalo, beef, etc. One of the oldest buildings in town, so it has true rustic atmosphere. Great wait staff, hearty food prepared to perfection, excellent drinks. It is a bit expensive, but well worth the prices.

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We recently ate here with another couple. We were seated in the back, which was initially very loud and crazy because of a party with rowdy children running about. Not the restaurants fault at all. After that party departed, we had a wonderful, peaceful meal. Two of us ordered the prime rib and one couple shared a filet mignon. The... More

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Every time we go there we have a great meal and the service is very nice. We had the elk and it was cooked perfect. We will always go there for several meals while we are here.

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Beaver Creek, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our hotel recommended the Wooden Nickel for its hamburgers. We went there and I ordered the cheeseburger with fries and my wife ordered the "small" filet mignon. But first we each had a salad. She had the house salad and i had the iceburg wedge with blue cheese dressing and blue cheese crumbles. I have never before seen that much... More

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Wooden Nickel is the best food in Crested Butte. We go every time we are in town. The service is as good as the food. Try the smoked trout, prime rib and the chocolate cake for dessert. Can't wait to go back.

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I have been using Trip Advisor for many years and find it very helpful especially if you're going somewhere you're not familiar with. Because it has helped me so much when traveling, I want to be able to help others when planning their travels, and if you're going to Crested Butte you MUST have dinner at the Wooden Nickel. The... More

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Denver
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We met the owner and he seemed very nice I got the prime rib and it was amazing. perfectly done and the au jus was just as good For an appetizer we got the onion rings and they were the best I have ever had Desert OMG the triple Chocolate cake was so good and I would have eaten a... More

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Galveston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This restaurant deserves fives all across the board, it's easily the best restaurant in crested butte. On my visit not only did I enjoy the most succulent prime rib ( garlic and herb crusted) but, our server Carrie and bartender ( forgot her name) were both born in crested butte and were able to tell us great things to do... More

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