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303 Elk Ave, Forest Queen Hotel, Crested Butte, CO 81224
970-349-6233
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice brunch joint!

Visited here on a Sunday mid morning. Had about a 45 minute wait, which we did not mind as it was a sunny day to sit with friends outside and chat. Wait moved fast and we sat out on the patio- which was great on a fall day. Breakfast was good, not anything that knocked my socks off but a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Viv37
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Boulder, Colorado
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katoomba
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The address is 6th Street not 303 Elk St Spent Christmas / NY in Crested Butte. We passed this cafe a few times so though we would have lunch there. Building and interior was quite nice so we were looking forward to a light lunch. A lady I assumed was the manager, brought us a bottle of water and two... More 

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Thank Diner129
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Best breakfast in CB! The staff is attentive and the food delicious. This place has great gluten free pancakes, bread and is gluten aware!

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Thank Martha W
MA
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Wow! Whether you are in the mood for sweet or savoy, you can get it here. Several excellent southwestern-inspired dishes served with their fresh salsa are on the menu along with pancakes that you can order either regular or buckwheat based. There are also several iterations of eggs benedict. Top all that off with fresh coffee drinks, you are ready... More 

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Thank traveligg
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

After hearing it talked about we decided to try it. The ski season hasn't really kick off so there was no wait. I had a patty melt with French fries. Fries were hand cut, skin on. It was OK. But Nothing to write home about. My wife had Reuben with beer cheese soup with ham. She said both very good.... More 

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Thank David H
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We visited early morning on a weekday in mid-October, so we had no problem getting a table, as some have mentioned. Our service was good, with a friendly, helpful waiter. My husband had a skillet breakfast which he really enjoyed. However, the star of the day was the Maui pancake I ordered. Note I ordered only one, and it was... More 

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Thank Carol C
Boulder, Colorado
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Visited here on a Sunday mid morning. Had about a 45 minute wait, which we did not mind as it was a sunny day to sit with friends outside and chat. Wait moved fast and we sat out on the patio- which was great on a fall day. Breakfast was good, not anything that knocked my socks off but a... More 

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1 Thank Viv37
Centennial, Colorado
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Great for breakfast, but you have to wait. After being seated, had to wait for server to come and take our order. Then she never came back after bringing our food to refill our coffee or other drinks. My husband had to get up and refill his own coffee from where the coffee carafe was at the servers station. Didn't... More 

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1 Thank ksandi04
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

After going out very early to photograph our group kept, saying is it time for breakfast at Paradise. If I lived in CB I'd have breakfast there everyday. The staff is always smiling and do an excellent job.

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Thank AZ34
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited Paradise Cafe twice during our weeklong stay in Crested Butte, once for breakfast and once for lunch. We found the food fresh and well cooked, with many great options on the menu for both meals. In fact, breakfast is served throughout the day. Their new location is well appointed, comfortable, and has great atmosphere. The service was good.... More 

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1 Thank Caroline W
Eugene, Oregon
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Great food. Nothing fancy but very well prepared. Service was slow at times but we were a big group of eight. Convenient location and very comfortable space. Café has moved recently and several pictures posted here show the old location. FYI

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 Elk Ave, Forest Queen Hotel, Crested Butte, CO 81224
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: 970-349-6233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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