The Salt Creek Steakhouse

The Salt Creek Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.saltcreekbreck.com/
  • Phone: 970-453-4949
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm, Sunday: 8:00am - 1:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Weidner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For information regarding private parties please contact us.
  • Private Party Contact: Anthony 9704534949
  • Entertainment: Come upstairs after your meal to Napper Tandy's Irish Pub. Enjoy our late night bar, 14 large screen TV's showing all the sports games. Napper Tandy's also offers late night music entertainment Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with great specials throughout the season.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: The Breckenridge free ride buses all stop within a block of the Salt Creek Steakhouse.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located between two large free public parking lots.
A word from The Salt Creek Steakhouse
The Salt Creek Steakhouse is located in the heart of Breckenridge's' historic district. Since 1997 we have consistently set the benchmark for great Steaks, mouth watering BBQ (cooked slow and low) fresh fish, poultry and vegetarian dish's. Our restaurant is one of the few quality establishments in town capable of catering in house to large groups and special events. Our extensive, yet reasonably priced, wine list has garnered the Wine Spectator award of excellence every year since 1998. For the finest food, superb service set in an authentic old western style ambiance the Salt Creek Steakhouse is your Breckenridge destination.
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The Salt Creek Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (6)kid-friendly (5)romantic (4)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Excellent Choice
    gbfoodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A;ways a great place to take guests. Curteous staff and always good reliable food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We truly enjoyed the food choices of fish and steak options. We felt that the prices were a bit high for that region.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • breakfast too!
    syrup
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went back the next morning for breakfast. That too was excellent !
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were great
    cac9
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The waitress was very knowledgeable out the menu and made suggestions. Food was very good and the price was not bad for a good steak house. This was our first time here. We went to the bar for happy hour and a band was playing, they were not bad. We will be back when we are in the area again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my best dining experiences
    ILoveSteaks
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great and friendly service, the waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent recommendations to us about the fare. Will return if ever in the area again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Friendly waitstaff. Excellent BBQ. Smithwick beer from Ireland was a plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Best steaks in Breck!
    Notatreehugger
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Tender, great tasting steaks cooked just the way you want - friendly, caring staff - good portion sizes
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast
    SuperbVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had a good breakfast here: eggs w/trout (a nice/unique change from the normal breakfast). The trout was fresh, sauteed and not overcooked. The biscuit was ver light and tasty. The steak and eggs were also a good value for the money.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Momofboys
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great find last minute. Food & service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A welcome surprise
    EvanVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Don't let the casual atmosphere and decor fool you, the food is simply outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Trout was poor and bar-b-cue was just OK.....I doubt that we will return. The place was not "rocking' when we arrived nor when we left.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • melt in your mouth steaks
    Docdms
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The rib eye was knock out excellent. BBQ was excellent and large selection of great sides. Great service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jacx
    Hmmm
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great find in Breckenridge, CO. Food was awesome, service by Jasmine was good...a little overpriced, but it's a tourist town! Expect it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 159 reviews are from the The Salt Creek Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • 8oz filet was decent and cooked
    peteski
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    8oz filet was decent and cooked to my liking. Unfortunately, the BBQ was dry and overcooked. We were there on a Monday so I would guess that the BBQ was cooked the day before and just re-heated for us. This was our first time to Salt Creek and I was really hoping for better quality considering the price.
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  • Delicious !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Our first time to Salt Creek did not disappoint. Our waitress, Erin, a fellow Marylander, was terrific; friendly, easy going. Two of us loved our petit filet with chimichurri sauce; my husband devoured the bone in aged ribeye; and my daughter loved her surf and turf. Great meal all the way around. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Open Table Experience
    BulldogVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    The waiter was ok, he felt terrible that we have to send back twice the baked potato that my wife ordered. The filet was fair but my rib eye was terrible, it had way too much fat also my two sides were cold. Also the restaurant is pretty loud because they have a bar on top. Find another place because I am sure you can find a better place to spend $165 USD for a dinner for three. Bad choice.
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  • Great food
    Davey
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    A lot of choices for large groups. Service was generally good. In town for vacation, very good place for any meal, they also serve breakfast
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakhouse and Other Red Meat
    Campy
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had a very good meal at the Salt Creek Steakhouse. Service was decent, steaks were very good. We had the NY Strip (one of the best I've ever tasted), Ribeye (excellent) and the Tenderloin Medallions (also very good). We'd definitely go again! Eric
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice...
    FirstTimeToBreckenridge
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The Elk & Buffalo were excellent. The service was very friendly and efficient - we liked our waitress. We enjoyed ourselves very much and would consider going back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food...
    JimT
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Excellent service and excellent meal. Elk and trout were exquisitely prepared and tasted fantastic! Well done...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steak so-so
    SkierVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    For a steak house, the steak should be top notch, but this was just OK. Even the signature aged rib eye lacked flavor. Plus I was surprised at the size of the cut being smaller than I would have expected for the price. The wine list was seemingly built up by a previous owner, so the better wines might not be available. Better place is right across the street.
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  • We had made a reservation
    Marianne
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had made a reservation and were seated right when we walked in. Our waitress was outstanding and the food was excellent and came out in a timely manner. Would recommend and will be back when we visit Breckenridge again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sh*t Happens? REALLY?!?!
    AnthonySVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    In golfing parlance, this dining experience was littered with bogies. First, the wine. The wine list had the Decoy as a 2010. The waitress brought us a 2011, however. The 2011 was too young. Second, the waitress asked whether we wanted any vinegar and oil with our bread. We said, "yes." It never arrived. Third, one of us found a piece of plastic in the "Oscar" preparation. When we brought it to the waitresses attention, she said she would notify the chef. When we later asked the waitress for the chef's response, she said that the chef responded by telling her "sh*t happens." Finally, one of the filets was grossly under-cooked and sent back. The saving grace was that the butternut squash spinach salad and beef medallions were tasty.
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  • Ski town exception
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Food here was very good and reasonably priced. Unlike many winter resorts were the staff seem to be thinking of their next day snowboarding, the staff at the Salt Creek were friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and did not rush you through the meal. Would definitely go back next time I am in Breck.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Wonderful
    tourest
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Have been dinning here for years. They have never disappointed. It is a must for us everytime we are in Breakenridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Very Good Steaks, BBQ, and sides
    BreckVistor
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Steaks, BBQ brisket, BBQ sausage, loaded potatoes, cornbread casserole, and onion strings were all fantastic. Pass on the pulled pork it was too dry. Creme brulee was great too. Ice cream sandwich and calamari were just okay. Would definitely go again. Good craft beer too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I took my girlfriend for a nice date night and we where both very happy with the service and food, this place does cost a little more but you get what you pay for! This is a must visit if you are in Breckenridge on vacation!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Dinner Wow!
    lmack
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A 50 word max fr this review doesnt do.justice for.how.good this restaurant is..i have had some good food and some very fine restaurants and should say that this ranks way up top on the list of best foods i ever had. I ordered the bison rib eye and my gf ordered the smoked tofu curry. I ordered my ribeye med rare .. on the rare side and it came in exactly like that.. seasoning was perfectly balanced and thr rib eye came on a port reduction which was just perfect. Now tofu curry.... I dont think we ever had anything so yummy ever..the tofu was not.over smoked.the curry had so many facets and depth to it, it was fascinating best tofu ever.better yet.it was dairy free and gluten free and even healthy for how rich it tasted. MUST HAVE!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    Kristie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were on vacation over valentine's day and made a reservation at this restaurant based on the reviews. I must say they were right. The food is great, the service is excellent and it was a very nice atmosphere. I ordered the filet and it was cooked perfectly. My husband ordered the Elk and what a great surprise. It was so delicious! We followed this amazing meal with their white chocolate creme brulee. Best we've ever had. Great way to end the night. If you are traveling to Breckenridge, CO. We highly recommend you visit this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service was good and side dishes were great. Surprised that the steak, which they are known for was just ok. Place (like most in Breck) was very dark and you cannot see menu.
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  • lots of nice offerings, portions
    LisaHVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    lots of nice offerings, portions are small, steakhouse style so entrees really only come with one side and veggies are extra. LOTS of options for sides!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great after the slopes
    skiierM2
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Excellent steak house with nice ambience! I would have given 5 stars if the "leatherette" booth I sat in wasn't ripped. Other than that perfection! Great service! Beautiful presentation & lots of menu choices! Steak was delicious! A little crowded but I think all restaurants in Breck are this way....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    tukelVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The staff was very nice and helpful. We had a reservation and they got us right in. The food was quick and great. Drink service was a tad slow but they were swamped!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out of the kitchen.
    muncher
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    We enjoyed our meal at Salt Works. It just wasn't anything over the top.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't do it.
    Blazer
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Overbooked. Waited 45 minutes even with reservations. Very poor and very slow service. Noisy. Mediocre food. Won't go back there again.
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  • Relaxed Atmosphere with Upscale Din
    FirstSister
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Always enjoy Salt Creek. Food is almost always great. It has been remodeled inside some and the menu upgraded from typically BBQ to much more. The surf and turf (6 oz. Filet and King Crab) was delicious and cooked perfect. Fresh fish is also a treat and flown in. Daughter has the Ribs and they were surprisingly tough think they keep the BBQ because that's what it started with, but don't focus on it too much. It is pretty close quarters if busy and they probably have a table or two more than is my preference but hey, it's Breck and off seasons are hard. They need to get as many people in using prime time as they can to stay open I would think. Salt Creek is always on our list of WHERE DO WE GO TONIGHT. and they take reservations!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • Short staffed?
    DowntownVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Our server was brand new but knew the menu. We went a while with empty drinks. All of the servers were very busy. The kitchen was backed up. They must have been short staffed. We spent over 2 hours at dinner. We weren't in a hurry but didn't want to be there all night. My son had crab legs and loved them, husband an OK filet. I had the scallops and shrimp. They said they could make it spicy, I said no thank you but it came out very spicy. Chocolate cake and Crème Bruleé were good. There're lots of great places treat in Breckenridge,I don't know that I would make it back here.
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  • Dinner out
    Mommmmmm
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    We were really looking forward to a nice meal out for our last night on vacation. They sat us right away in a lovely corner booth as we had a reservation. It took our waiter awhile to get our order, but he seemed quite knowledgable. We proceeded to order food after receiving our drinks. It was 7:30 and they had run out of 6 oz filets. Took quite awhile to get our food. They were a lot of large parties in the restaurant so we decided that was the reason. However, our food arrived barely lukewarm, my husbands steak was rare instead of medium, so was sent back. The king crab order was disappointing as it seemed to be random pieces of crab and not legs. Probably wouldn't go here again as was pricey for mediocre food.
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  • Marginal and over priced
    Mamado
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    The service was so slow. The waiter was fine but the kitchen took forever and food came out warm at best over cooked and dry. Steaks are supposed to be their specialty and they were dry bland and over cooked. Sides were over priced and nothing special. I would not recommend this restaurant.
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    good for groups
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  • Disappointed at Salt Creek
    PoBoy
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Let me start with the good. The entrees were tasty and well cooked. For the meat eaters, we had the prime rib, ribeye and elk london broil and all were very good. The loaded baked potatoes were equally as good. Now the reasons we aren't going back: - any party more than 4 is charged a 20% gratuity. - the service was subpar, nowhere in line with a 20% tip, my wife was not satisfied with her entree and the waitress was argumentative - the menu was an "upsell menu" with extras for vegetables, sides and dipping sauces. - the calamari was bland, likely a food service item that was previously frozen. It is tough to get a last minute table in Breck during Christmas season so now I understand why this table was available.
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    kid-friendly
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