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“Not too crowded...are you CRAZY?...Great place though”
Review of Crystal Hut

Crystal Hut
Ranked #40 of 188 Restaurants in Whistler
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $21
Cuisines: Cafe, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Description: A cozy log cabin on Crystal Ridge famous for its all-day Belgian waffles made before your eyes and wood-oven baked lunch specialties. Located at the top of Crystal Chair on Blackcomb Mountain.
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Not too crowded...are you CRAZY?...Great place though”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

"Not too crowded".....the place is rammed, but full of atmosphere.

Is crowded a bad thing? Not once you've blagged a table and get planning your lunch.

Waffles we're great....not a small chap and it nearly killed me....somewhat slower skiing in the afternoon.

They also have a wood fired oven doing Salmon and Steak dishes - looked amazing (and will sample next time).

  • Visited January 2013
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Whistler, Canada
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10 reviews
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“Good place to chill”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Great waffles and not too crowded. The views down to the valley are wicked. New crystal chair going in for 2013-14 season os won;t be as secluded

Visited February 2013
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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151 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Wonderful view”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Wonderful view from the Crystal Hut over the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain, we stopped off for a drink and a huge waffle. The 'loaded' waffle comes out covered in fruit and sryup and was albsoutely delightful. Some of our group had problems finishing theirs but there were spare forks to help out. Definetely worth a visit if you're on Blackcomb.

  • Visited March 2013
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St Mary Bourne
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262 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Small is Good”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I think the reason Crystal is stand out ids the marked contrast between it and most of the other establishments. It is small with a small deck, it is high with a great view and you immediately get a feeling of being away from the crowd, everyone craves exclusivity and that is the feeling you get. Food is OK (waffles are a big sticky mass - which is evidently what a lot of people enjoy) and as always horribly expensive, good happy bunch of guys in an intimate atmosphere, so well worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Incredible view and great food.”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Who knew you could get such good food on a ski hill! It was so good we ate here two days in a row. If the smell of the delicious waffles doesn't get you in the door nothing will. But don't stop at this yummy delicacy. The chili was very tasty as was the mac & cheese and I don't even like mac & cheese usually. People were talking about how good the BC salmond was as well. Making this experience even better was the unbelievable view from the deck- you feel as if you're on top of the world.

Skip the madness at the Roundhouse "food court" and take the Peak 2 Peak gondola here.

  • Visited March 2013
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