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The Shack Cafe

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740 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970-879-9975
Today
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick service

The staff were prompt and efficient. The food was good, I had fried halibut and sweet potato fries. The price fair. The staff were constantly clearing and cleaning so there was never dirty dishes to look at.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Sharon M
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Charles City, Virginia, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Westminster, Colorado
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The server was friendly and efficient but the food was disappointing, my Spicy Huevos didn't have the chili spice I expected with the chorizo sausage my wife's chili was okay but not better than several other restaurants in Steamboat.

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Park City, Utah
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239 reviews 239 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

There's nothing like a hearty mountain town breakfast - that mega plate heaped with tasty food that will throw your diet out of whack but you just don't care. Steamboat has long been blessed with three or more classic breakfast spots with the Shack, Winona's and Creekside. It had been a few years but we thought we would top off... More 

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Charles City, Virginia, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The staff were prompt and efficient. The food was good, I had fried halibut and sweet potato fries. The price fair. The staff were constantly clearing and cleaning so there was never dirty dishes to look at.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Have been many times and have not had anything we didn't love! Staff is awesome and make you feel right at home. Can get very busy at times but worth the wait. Wish they were in my hometown! Can't wait to go back.

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Plano, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

After a short wait to be seated at lunchtime, we were treated to some wonderful food. The French dip was great. My daughter ordered a waffle and said it was so good it didn't even need syrup. Would definitely eat here again.

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Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Had lunch on recommendation of staff at a local business. Small space as are most restaurants in Steamboat. Seemed to be a mix of locals and ski area tourists. We were seated promptly for lunch. The Shack offers breakfast whenever they are open. My wife had her favorite ski trip dish, chicken fried steak which she pronounced excellent. I had... More 

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Westford, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to get a hearty breakfast before hitting the slopes. They conveniently open at 6 so you can get there nice and early. The food is not fancy, but well prepared and tasty. I got the veggie hobo today and it was delicious. My husband got a side of avocado with his breakfast. When... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

this place is a gem and we loved it. waited in line and it was worth it. i'm not one much to wait in line for food. in steamboat it's a fact of life at breakfast time due to the fact they have 2 great little places to get a great breakfast! i had a biscuit with gravy and an... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The energy here is fantastic, the food is delicious and the staff really keep everything rolling along with a smile. Loved it😃

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Shack Cafe is a humble cafe with a warming atmosphere as a diner from the staff and customers alike. The food was obviously not five star but who expects that from such a cosy location. The service was homely and I would recommend the hot chocolate on a cold winter's day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 740 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: 970-879-9975

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?