Back Country Brewery + Restaurant

Back Country Brewery + Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.backcountrybrewery.com/
  • Phone: 9706682337x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner: Daily: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Brewery, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Available for groups of 20 or more. Great Views of the Mountains and Lake.
  • Private Party Contact: Candice Sullivan 9706682337x
  • Entertainment: Live Music on Friday nights and special occasions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Summit Blvd
  • Public Transit: The free Summit Stage bus stops directly behind restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in center lot and adjacent street parking.
A word from Back Country Brewery + Restaurant
Great Brews, Great Food, Great Views.

Tucked between Summit County’s most majestic mountain peaks and beautiful Lake Dillon, in the rustic mountain town of Frisco, Colorado, is the Backcountry Brewery. We offer great pizza and burgers as well as traditional pub grub.
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Back Country Brewery + Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (6)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (4)neighborhood gem (3)hot spot (2)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (1)fit for foodies (1)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good value for the money
    LizzyK
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Good inexpensive food with a great selection of beer. Great place to watch a football game with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bar food
    diner14VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We made a reservation to sit outside; we checked and said we were going to have a drink at the bar 1st they told us to just let them know when we were ready to sit. We did, but they gave our table away so we were stuck with 2 small high tops put together for the 6 of us. Guess reservations do not mean anything. I tried the fish and chips before, and they were terrible, so this time two of us tried the French Dip. It was fatty and tasteless [my guest told me the next day that the food upset his stomach]. The rest of our party had burgers which were fine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good beers, subpar food
    HopHead
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoy their beer and happy hour appetizers. The chicken wings our boys ordered were way too done making the chicken chewy and not as much meat on the bones. One of my boys who ordered the buffalo sauce on his head hardly any on it. That was a quick fix, we just asked waiter for more and he brought him some. The sides of ranch for the wings weren't even half way filled in the tub, to dip wings in. We ordered a large basket of fries to share and the order only filled a third of the basket. My spinach artichoke dip was very good, just not quite enough of it and it was supposed to come with veggies and chips and I only got 2 carrots and celery. It was just kind of pitiful portions and food not cooked right.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great craft beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    If you like a good IPA the double hopped is wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten-free
    GFeater
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Pleasant staff. Gluten-free food. Greatly enjoyed it. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my worst eating experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    First, I made a reservation for 6:30 pm and we arrived at 6:23 pm and we were seated, now our troubles began. Our waiter totally ignored us. After waiting 15 minutes , I complained to the host. The Host said that the server will be right over. He never showed up. However, he served other customers who arrived after we did. My wife than complained also. Finally the host came and gave us water and took our order. When my meal arrived, there was a human hair in it , not belonging to either of us. Trying to make amends the host halved the bills. We will not eat there again, nor will we recommend it to our friends. This unpleasant experience cost us two and half hours of our lives!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 54 reviews are from the Back Country Brewery + Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Good beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Great beer. What you would hope for in a brew pub.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, good service
    JHightower
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We were in Frisco for a ski trip for the first time. We wee very surprised to find such great food and lovely place. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a large group for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    We had a large group for dinner and service was good and prompt.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fish &chips & craft beers
    sushiloverVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Back Country Brewery is a typical inexpensive, fried food and "basket" grill where everything is served with a side of fries and coleslaw. That said, the fish & chips were delicious with lots of fish served in the basket and their beers are quite good. TVs everywhere ensure that the focus is not on the food or beer. On a Friday night the place was mobbed so service was adequate at best.
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  • Great MicroBrew
    FrequentDynerVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We tried Backcountry Brewery out of interest to try their award-winning craft beers. We were not disappointed. Happy hour M-Sat is a plus. Burgers were very good pub style creations. All in all a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local beer and food
    dineout
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Backcountry is a great place to take friends and family who are visiting. I love taking them to great local places. Food is very tasty and their beer is great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patience tested
    frqtdnrVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Seated at table for 3 for our party of 4 and squeezed the highchair in to make it work. Saw the waitress for the first time about 7:10 and ordered our dinners - salad, 2 kids spaghetti dinners and catfish platter. At 8 pm I called the waitress over and asked her to let the kitchen know that we were very impatient having been here now an hour. She expressed that she too was frustrated and knew just how we felt. Pointing to the squirming two year old now on my lap, I told her I doubted if she knew exactly how we felt. Her reply was that we only had two impatient people and she had half a restaurant full. Our dinners finally came out at 8:20. Food was ok but somewhat irrelevant after the terrible service and poor attitude of the server.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Duncan is AWESOME!
    edibleeats
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our entire experience was completely awesome thanks to Duncan who took the utmost care of our group of 20! He was very attentive, always present when we needed him, handled 8 kids and their orders masterfully and always made sure the adults had everything we needed, i.e. drinks and food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great for big groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great beer good food. It's not easy to find a restaurant in Frisco that can accommodate parties of 8+ on a Saturday night during peak season. Big TVs and game room keeps the kiddos happy. Good beer selection keeps Dad happy. Decent prices keeps mom happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 90 minutes for a beer
    Foodie6
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    We had a large group and made reservations. We showed up on time and were not seated until 25 min after our reservation time. The staff literally had 3 servers to handle the entire bar and wait tables for the rest of the place. After we were finally seated, we waited about 15 min for water and to place a drink order. Our drinks didn't make it to us within 30 min. Finally a few people from our group went to the bar with our empty water carafes and got refills and made the bar tender fill our beers and wine orders. Let me remind you that this is a brewery. The rest of the night was very similar. Over 3 hours total for the entire dinner and that didn't include appetizers or desert.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was Great, Service.... eh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We walked in and were told there was a 2 hour wait, even though there were multiple open tables in the restaurant. We were able to make a reservation through OT for a half hour later, which the hostess did not like. She sat us before our reserved time, but it took about 15 minutes for a server to come to the table. Food was great. Typical brewpup food, but prepared well. Beer was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beer was great
    countryvet
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I ordered the half rack of pork ribs. The meat was tough and had to be gnawed off the ribs. Members of our party ordered medium to medium well done steaks and the steaks they received were cooked rare.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Online Ratings Were Correct
    FoodgeniusVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Several online reviews mentioned poor service. The waiter was very good, but overwhelmed. The front of the house needs to learn how to mange the areas so people are not waiting so long. In addition, the food was all overcooked. We doused it with ketchup or gravy in order to eat it. This is basically a bar that serves food. Drink enough and you don't notice the the poor service and the overcooked, overpriced food.
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  • The service was terrible!
    Bucky
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The service was terrible! The wait staff was more concerned with cleaning tables than waiting on customers. We sat for 20 minutes with wait staff all around us, unwilling to wait on or even greet us! I finally had to go to the hostess stand, wait again, and request help at our table. The food was ok, nothing great. Cold fries and several reminders on things they forgot with the meal. Overall a big thumbs down! We will never return!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Happy Ending
    FmlyRdTrips
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Dined and beer tasted there twice on our thanksgiving vacay last week. The regular menu was good, ate pizza and beer mmmmm. We also ate the Thanksgiving buffet there, which was decent. After we ate our 1st serving the waiter asked if we wanted the check. Only 25 mins.had passed, so yeah we felt a bit rushed considering it was Thanksgiving and a buffet we paid for. We politely responded, "no" and continued w our Thanksgiving convo. The family continued w/ dessert etc.and I suppose the waitor realized we weren't going anytime soon because he didn't ask again to bring the check. Anyhow, he redeemed himself w his knowledge about the beers he shared when we asked, so we ended up leaving w happy faces.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, anytime!
    Cholland7811VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    I love going here for any meal. They also have a great happy hour. The lettuce wraps were very good, kind of Thai-flavored. Fish n chips looked excellent although I didn't try them. Maybe next time. Chili also looked very very good - hearty and a lot of it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Whenever we are in Summit
    BigAl
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Whenever we are in Summit County we visit. One of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always have a great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Back Country Brewery is our favorite place to eat when we visit Summit County. Great atmosphere, great service and delicious food. This time we had our extended family and everyone left full and happy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back Country Brewery Review
    BobH
    Dined on 7/4/2013
    We really enjoyed our dining experience @ Back Country. The Microbrews were superb!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be Prepared to WAIT!
    DiningDanesVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    I should have read the reviews. We arrived around 130p on Sunday afternoon. They were moderately busy, lots of servers, short on kitchen help (is what we were told). We waited over 1 hr. for our food. Other tables got tired of waiting & left without eating . We were offered potato chips or chips & salsa to hold us over. We ordered potato chips. The server came back & told us that since the chips were fresh cooked it would be a wait for those & asked if chips & salsa would be okay. We agreed to the chips & salsa... had to wait for those as well! Managment never came out & left the servers to apologize for the long delays. From the reviews I read later, this is typical. I also emailed the restaurant direct & have had no response.
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  • Extremely slow service...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    We got a reservation but still had to wait 40 minutes to get our table. The service was extremely slow, specially the kitchen. We had to order the same things several times to get them. Our waiter was very friendly and did his best, even though the rest of the service was terrible. And this was on a Thursday night, I can only imagine during the weekend. Won't recommend to my friends due to the bad service...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our buffalo burger was cold
    sushiloverVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Our buffalo burger was cold and the waiter didn't know that the restaurant was offering a discount on pizzas, even though it was written on the specials board and advertised in the paper.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok pizza, good beer..
    ElGrego
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Just ok pizza, good beer.. We had a party of 8 and they were able to seat us at a large round table that was nice. We had one person order a salad which never appeared -- however the waiter was very nice about it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only positive was the beer
    XmasnitesaveVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    I should have read the other reviews warning about both food and service. A complete let down on all levels. The only real plus side was being able to reserve a table here and the beer, the beer was above average for a mountain brewery. If you are like me and read reviews but go to the place any way, take my word for it, this just isn't worth it. For the record I held a great deal back here after a long talk with the manager and a completely comped check...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was the worst
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    The service was the worst we have ever experienced in the US - it was slow and careless, we had to chase up our food, then they brought someone elses order and when we finally got our order it was wrong..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I do not remember who our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    I do not remember who our server was, but he did not do a great job. I have been a server myself so I understand the pressures and difficulties with the job. However, he repeatedly neglected our table and messed up orders. He also did not split the bill appropriately. During all of this the restaurant was not at full capacity. There were at least four empty tables. I hope that this was just a fluke because other than that the place was great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beer yes, food no.
    dclarkmiamiu
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Beer selection is good. Nothing is fresh in the food department, clearly everything is premade and frozen. They just warm up or fry and serve. It wasn't too expensive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been here about 4-5
    Greg
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    We've been here about 4-5 times now. The night we went was a Sat night and I made reservations online for a party of 7. Walked in and was seated within 2 minutes as they had lots of people waiting. Place was loud but the food was great as usual.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Back Country Blues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    I sometimes forget why I hate going to the back country brewery. When I am stupid enough to venture into this culinary and service disaster, I am promptly reminded that I should never have set foot inside in the first place. We dined on the the special, a sirloin; both were sent back for continued cooking. Med-rare was served rare, med. was also served rare. The table adjacent to us received an incorrect order. The server was pleasant and professional in his attempts to rectify the situation, but he was instructed by management to offer a replacement, but not compensation, he offered to fetch the manager, and the diners accepted, but he returned without management, they didn't want to show, or were to busy to care.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waitress was awful and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Our waitress was awful and it took 2 hrs to get our food. She never came to refresh our drinks or waters.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food. Great Staff. Lots
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Good food. Great Staff. Lots of tv!! Just what we were looking for!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went because it was a microbrew.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Went because it was a microbrew. The beer was good, but the food was below average. It seems like they didn't really try when it comes to the food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Customer Service Training Needed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    I was not pleased with the level of service. Several waiters walked by me and my date without saying hi or asking if we had been helped. After finally being seated, we had to wait an extremely long time before our orders were taken. Keep in mind, the restaurant was not packed at the time we went. Once my food was served I asked the waiter to bring extra napkins and some ketchup over. I didn't see my waiter again until he brought us our ticket. Needless to say the only tip I left was "Better Svc Time" on the bottom of my receipt.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great staff! Rick the manager
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Great staff! Rick the manager was friendly to all customers. He made rounds to tables and even served food. Our family had a really good dinner and we loved the experience. I will recommend to our friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate