Coal Creek Grill

4.3
56 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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
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Denver
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The buffalo meatloaf is the bomb! Service is excellent and very friendly. Liked is so we returned for breakfast the next morning. The ricotta lemon pancakes were heavenly. A great find in CB.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a really great night! Will return!

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JM
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a great dinner sitting out on the terrace beside the creek on a beautiful, warm evening. Two of us had the kale salad with grilled salmon that was cooked perfectly. They have a nice wine list by the glass. Our server was very attentive and food came very fast. Would totally recommend to visitors and locals!

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CG
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined on the patio. Good menu choices! Service was very good and friendly. Will definitely be back!

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M
Shreveport
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on vacation with three other couples and chose Coal Creek to dine. We sat on the patio being the weather was great. Our waiter and food was outstanding and would highly recommend you give this restaurant a try. Our waiter gave us great tips on trails to ride our rzrs.

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L
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very busy, rain kept us inside; no fault of the restaurant. Slightly disappointed in food, but we will return next year when back in Crested Butte.

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KC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice casual restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining. I had the flank steak and my husband had the bison meatloaf. Both tasty. Service was very slow. Server forgot our credit card in his pocket while we were trying to pay—other than that very nice.

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MV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special trip with our son and daughter in law. Perfect evening!

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Nashville
31 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

WE sat outside on a beautiful night. Had the delicious dates stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon - I could have made a meal of them! There were six of us and several had the burger which was great, a few had the Full Monty which was 2 tacos, a small Caesar salad and a side of mixed beans. I had the short rib tacos - yum!!! Another person had the mahi tacos - again YUM. They had a nice wine selection and we felt prices were reasonable.

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p
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and experience!

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WR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was poor and slow. The wait staff forgot things and did not get some items requested. They were not busy at the time , just disorganized, although they were very pleasant.
The bison meatloaf ( $19)was good and the nachos a step above average.
Enjoyed sitting outside.

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CC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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AB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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WD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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IO
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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D
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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c
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

friendly staff, quick service, great value, lively bar

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OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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RB
Jackson Hole
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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J
Sydney / NSW
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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BR
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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n
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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WW
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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EM
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

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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OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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r
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Omaha
20 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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P
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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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P
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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

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TL
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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y
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

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

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