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The Shack Cafe

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740 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5000
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fast service, friendly servers, good food, and affordable to boot. Limited choices for the no eggs, no meat crowd but it's a great diner style place.

Thank MC12348
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a random pick for a place to eat and it was a good choice. Had a couple of burgers and a BLT. Prices are reasonable for the area and our waitress was friendly. A very nice place.

Thank SeaCamper_USA
Rochester, New York, United States
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

How great to sit in the sun, to relax and enjoy their sidewalk seating, with a great omelet or salad. The service is quick and friendly. The food is very good. A real favorite.

Thank Linda V
Gardner, Kansas
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint local spot where everyone is very friendly. We were seated right away and wait staff was very helpful on signature items for this place. I took her advice (as I find they are right) and ordered my meal burrito style smothered in green chili. The chili was not too hot at all and really complemented the meal. I also... More 

Thank KansasHank
Lakewood, Colorado
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place had good ratings and I like a hearty breakfast when I am in the mountains. I was not disappointed. We had our dog with us, so sat on the patio. Food and service were great.

Thank Craig D
Fort Collins, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found this place a couple years back and every time we go to Steamboat it is the ONLY place we eat breakfast. The servers hustle to cover all the tables and get your food quick, and it's not just a small plate of food. We've had several different things there and never had a bad experience. It's a bit... More 

Thank BriantheHandyman
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

The Shack is great breakfast joint with a plentiful menu to satisfy adults and children in your party. Everyone was equally satisfied with his dish. The spicy ones were spicy, and the mild ones were mild. The eggs are well prepared; the green chili is tasty. We were surprised to be seated so quickly a prime hour of the morning.... More 

Thank Chuck C
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180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

What a great place to start the day! Very friendly staff, a comfortable down-home atmosphere and great breakfast cuisine. I had the Hobo Special and my partner had a veggie omelet. We both liked our meals very much. The service was quick and the cost was reasonable. We will be back for another breakfast!

Thank Dave J
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Love their pancakes. Wide variety of breakfast standards. Good, experienced servers keep your coffee filled.

Thank Plano_TexasGeorge
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch and tea and ordered the green chili omelet with cheese. It was so good that we came back the next day for breakfast and ordered it again and the coffee is really good too. Great service with happy people, I think this is a hidden gem!

Thank Dalia A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 740 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-5000
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Steamboat Springs
  • Phone Number: 970-879-9975

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