Its literally our first restaurant stop every time we come back into town to visit, this time for the 4th of July holiday. Eric, the owner, is almost always on hand to greet you as you walk in, and help you find the best spot to sit, as well as to get your drinks started after introducing you to your waitress. A high end menu might scare off many people from sampling some of the fare, but there are plenty of more reasonably priced sandwiches and other selections, that not only are far more affordable, but are still over the top in their portion size and taste. You still can't miss with any of the steak selections, all prime beef, of course, but I honestly had a problem with the taste of the elk tenderloin. One normally wouldn't expect to find good seafood in such a high country mountain town, but this place generally does a good business in its trout selections, as well as lobster, hallibut, and scallops. Now honestly, the last time I had the scallops, they were a bit undercooked, even though they were seared, and they were removed from my bill, even though I did not ask anything so drastic of the staff. Bottom line, this place is good, has a good reputation that it values, and will do what is necessary to make the customer happy. And you sure can't beat the atmosphere and friendly staff, to top it all off. Crested Butte is incomplete without at least one trip into the Wooden Nickel !!!
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