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Wooden Nickel

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222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9608
+1 970-349-6350
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good; the service was poor. Quiet, not busy. Inattentive server, longer than expected waits. The food, however, was pretty good.

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Thank T-rad-NH
Little Rock, Arkansas
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This place had a wonderful Filet! Great flavor, tender and just mouth watering as you waited for the next bite. Has a nice bar atmosphere with great staff.

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Thank Neil J
maryland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We walked in after reading the menu outside. Very cute and authentic western bar. There were maybe three other tables, quiet Sunday night. Waitress barely looked at us when we ordered, seemed distracted and disinterested. No attempt to connect or speak to us. We were made to feel that we were wasting her time. Food was just ok, pricey and... More 

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Thank emd529
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We decided to dine here after reviewing their outdoor menu and the blackboard upon entering. We chose the $29.95 prime rib. As soon as we ordered, our server notified us they only serve prime rib on Friday. It's a shame the blackboard didn't clarify this since this is the reason we came inside to dine. We already had drinks when... More 

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Thank Donna W
Boca Raton
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Been eating at the Nickel for over twenty years. I thoroughly enjoy their smoked trout appetizer. Their burger or OD's Chicken sandwich are awesome. If you want a unusual treat, get the Elk Tenderloin. They also do a great homemade soup. Service is good and friendly and the ambience is cool.

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Thank Islandboyjohnny
Crested Butte, Colorado
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Ordered surf n' turf. Crab legs were dry and not good. Prime rib was fine, nothing special. Disappointed considering the cost.

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Gunnison, Colorado
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to the Nickle for years and very little has changed. The menu, the taste of the food, the decor, and the portion sizes have pretty well stayed the same. I usually don't order the steaks here because I think they are about $15 (or more) over priced on all of them. Don't get me wrong, they've always... More 

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Thank gunn50
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I have eaten at the Wooden Nickel many times over several years. The food is consistently excellent, the wait staff efficient, attentive, and yet playful, A good bar. It is a fun place to enjoy an evening with a date or friends. It can be noisy and as my ability to hear has decreased over the years that can be... More 

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Thank BILL W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

You gotta check this off your list... Just one of those kind of places. I had the Elk Tenderloin.. "Trademark Delicious"

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Thank Jeff M
New Mexico
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119 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Despite reading other reviews that described this restaurant as overpriced we went here when we couldn't get a reservation at the Prime Elk next door. What a mistake! For $40 you get a modest serving of beef (its quality was good but not exceptional) and a baked potato. You pay extra for a salad and for any topping on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9608
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 970-349-6350

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