Coal Creek Grill

4.1
45 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Refined Colorado Cuisine featuring Craft Beer and great selection of Whiskey. Al Fresco dining Creekside.
Breakfast Daily 8AM-11:30AM.
Lunch and Dinner from 12:00.
Best Happy Hour in Crested Butte from 3:00-6:00!!!! $2 Pints of Colorado Micro Brews.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast 8:00AM-11:30AM
Lunch/Dinner 12:00PM-9:00 PM
Happy Hour 3:00PM-6:00PM
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Phone number
(970) 349-6645
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Douglas Dodd
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Second Ave
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Public transit
Across the street from the Old Town Hall bus stop; free mountain bus
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Always good food. The buffalo meatloaf is outstanding. The owner is always there making sure that all is done well. One of the best bargains in Crested Butte and they take reservations.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great little spot in downtown CB!! Kind of a more limited menu but staff worked with us to modify some selections. Grilled salmon was tasty and my spouse had the Ruben and really liked it. Good beer and wine selection too! Will return for another visit.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Restaurant was average. Out of the appetizer item we wanted. Food was tasty but steak frites disappointing. More diversity of menu choices would have been preferred. Me nu items a bit pricey.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great restaurant! Food was delicious. Service was outstanding! We will definitely return to this restaurant!

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Coal Creek is located on the first floor of an old rustic hotel. Service is fast and food is good but not exceptional. Worth a visit for a drink at the bar or a look at the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We have had breakfast, brunch, lunch and now Christmas Dinner at this restaurant. Locally owned and operated, great friendly staff, and beautiful summer porch. The cocktails are beautiful and they have a great list of draft beers and wine choices. We have now tasted the homemade granola, banana bread, steak and fries, hamburgers, nachos and the buffalo meatloaf and short ribs.....way impressed with every bite.

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2017

friendly staff, quick service, great value, lively bar

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We had the most marvelous Thanksgiving dinner at Coal Creek Grill. They made it such a special celebration. And delicious!

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

When for Thanksgiving Dinner. They had a great turkey special. The food was great as it always is when I go - especially for breakfast.

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4.0Dined on September 27, 2017

The Atlantic Salmon entree was excellent. Well stocked bar. Nice variety of whiskey and whisky. Servers were polite and friendly. Can get crowded for dinner so make a reservation. Breakfast is a hidden treat as well. No long lines and the granola pancakes were outstanding!

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Coal Creek Restaurant offers excellent dishes (Chef/Owner Doug worked for 6 years at the Mansion in Dallas.), the desserts are extraordinary (thanks to Christine), the patio next to the creek is perfect for relaxing and sipping, and the wait staff is attentive and friendly. We highly recommend Coal Creek Restaurant!

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

We ate dinner on the patio with our 2 daughters, son-in-laws and twin two-year old grandsons. What we especially liked was the patio dining - nice shaded patio near a creek. It gave the grandsons lots to do while waiting for dinner! Patio is very pet friendly - there were two cute puppies across from us and each was served a bowl of water upon arrival! My daughter ordered the garlic fries for an appetizer and thought they were great! Given the size of our group - not sure what everyone ordered, but, it appeared everyone liked their dinners due to their clean plates! The service was a little slow - but, we were in vacation mode - and since the grandsons could get down and walk around without being disruptive, it wasn't a problem.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

The short rib was the BEST I've ever had!!

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4.0Dined on August 24, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by the great food in what appeared to be the same restaurant as was run by the previous owners.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

My husband & I have eaten here many times over the past 2 yrs. we have never been disappointed. The house cured pastrami Rueben is great. We have eaten their hot pretzel, tacos, nachos, burgers and salads. Everything was hot and delicious. The buffalo burger was a little dry but that's the nature of the meat. The staff is helpful and funny. We are, always, greeted with a smile and feel very welcome at this friendly place. Great for breakfast, too

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2017

Perfect in every way...really. People, food, service, atmosphere, care for tourists, memory making. Thank you, Open Table, for Cold Creek Grill, Crested Butte, Colorado! Loved making reservations before we left our Teas home. 😊

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2017

Management was terrible, rude and tense. We arrived just prior to happy hour ending and when we finally got service 15 minutes after being seated management refused to honor the happy hour price (I kid you not - it was ONE minute after HH ended). Waitstaff was trying but all were obviously unhappy to be there.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Try the bourbon (French Onion style) soup. Seriously good! Patio is riverfront, very nice!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised on several levels. The wait staff attentive and friendly. The cocktails were unique and very tasty. We shared a delicious salad and the salmon entree could hold its own with any five star restaurant in any major city. It had a good proportion size, was cooked to perfection with a crispy exterior and placed on a bed of spinach and homemade mushroom ravioli. The plate sprinkled with Crimini mushrooms and decorated with splashes of red color via a beet coulis. A splendid evening!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Creekside outdoor patio was extremely nice. Menu is somewhat limited.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2017

Quaint restaurant & cool astmosphere! Service was great. We had Buffalo burger & my son had the New York strip.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2017

There were several things on the menu that I was considering, but finally settled on the Buffalo Stroganoff. Hands down the best Stroganoff I've ever had. Fantastic. Others at the table had trout, chicken fried steak and a burger, and everyone spoke very highly of their meals. I tried a bite of my wife's burger, and although it couldn't compete with my Stroganoff, it was very tasty with a backyard grill flavor. Live music was very good, but too loud for the space, and made dinner conversation with anyone other than the person next to you difficult. Only downside in my opinion. Highly recommended!

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2017

The waitress either failed to place our order or kitchen lost it. Our entrees were served almost 50 minutes after we ordered. The burgers arrived not cooked as requested. So, they had to be taken back to kitchen again. This place is a disaster with service. I have been either living or coming to CB for over 32 years. I have never experienced such ineptness. Needless to say, I will never come back here. Too many quality options in town where they take pride in their service

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2017

We were in town visiting with our daughter and her fiance and had a lovely birthday dinner to celebrate our three birthday's this month. The food was AMAZING. Best meal we had in CB. The restaurant made a special dessert for us to celebrate with. Our daughter loves cookie cakes and the cooking in the pan was perfect!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Food and servcice were very good. The live music was a little loud for the small dining area

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Very nice dinner with good gluten free choices. I enjoyed the tortilla soup and my partner had the buffalo burger served with a ton of fries. Live music was top notch

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised the menu is on the small side but everyone (5 of us) enjoyed their meal. I had the boneless short rib w risotto it was very good.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2016

Everything thing was excellent. But we drove 800 miles for the buttermilk pie and it wasn't on the menu. But the cobbler was an excellent substitute.

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2.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Service was friendly but uneven. Food was good overall but not entirely spot on.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2016

Great place to eat and not overly priced.

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2016

Disappointing. Limited menu, I had read a good review on the steaks, and we thought we would try it, but we thought we would try something from the Specialty menu. I asked the waiter, Matt, "How is the chicken fried steak?". "Uh, its good" he said. "And how is the Spare Rib?" "Uh, its good". So then I had to ask "How is it served?" etc. We ended up ordering those two dishes. The chicken fried steak was bland, overcooked and greasy - you'd be better off at Dennys. My wife fared a bit better with the spare rib. Overall, very disappointing meal for the price. The setting on the deck is nice. Food is mediocre.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2016

Very good food. Had beef ribs with risotto and kale. Excellent. Medium size restaurant with a "separated" bar. Very casual. Go for the food.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2016

Awesome experience. Table was on patio overlooking creek. Amazing view and ambiance. The tacos were out of this world. The nachos were large and tasty! Fantastic service.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2016

a few too many dogs on the patio for me, this is not a brew pub. the food and service were way above par .

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2016

Excellent meal along the creek in Crested Butte. Everyone loved what they ordered and the strawberry rhubarb crisp with ice cream was delicious. We will be back!!!

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2016

Good spot for outdoor dining creekside. Short rib was awesome, trout very good, very nice salads.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2016

Dinner with family and everything was enjoyable.

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2.0Dined on June 18, 2016

Although the service was great the food was sub par.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Fantastic place when visiting crested butte. Great good and great service and just a fantastic meal.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

The menu appealed to all ages and food preferences (picky and non picky alike)! The only downside was that the wine was kept way too warm so we had to wait a while to get the temperature down.

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