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Elk Ave Prime

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698 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Elk Ave Prime is located in the heart of downtown Crested Butte on Elk Avenue. We feature hand carved Prime and Wagyu steaks, Colorado lamb, Elk, Buffalo, fresh Seafood, farm to restaurant garden salads and more. We also have a great kids menu.

We feature 16 beers on tap, most of which are Colorado born, as well as the largest wine selection in the valley. You can enjoy any of our drinks from our outdoor patio or cozy up next to our fireplace, great after a long day of skiing.

Elk Ave Prime is one of the largest venues in Crested Butte, ideal for large parties or wedding receptions.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 698 people are saying
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vipCarrie
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!!!!

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TeriO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wagyu steak, ahi tuna tower, Teeter Totter cab and amazing carrot cake made for one of the best outings this summer!

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DonnaC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Sunday evening dinner here was fantastic.... Service with Makenzie couldn't have been better,, , ordered the Elk and Ribeye, cooked perfectly and so delicious, can't wait
to come back and experience more... Great wine list also.

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Dunn
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The top restaurant in CB. Service is outstanding and did not miss a thing. Wine list was extensive and matched the quality of the food. Will be back soon for sure.

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MitchM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elk Prime was the perfect place for us to celebrate our last night in Crested Butte. The staff was attentive and friendly. My steak was top notch and the service was excellent. The server didn’t make us feel guilty for sharing a meal and checked in with us the right amount of times.

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AmyT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our very favorite places to eat in Crested Butte. We are second home owners and eat there every visit! Even during a pandemic they did their best to social distance everyone with seating inside and outside. Masks were required until seating and servers wore masks the whole time (and wore them properly). Guests were expected to don their masks if they moved around, as in to the bathroom, and were prompted to do so. The food is always delicious and consistent in quality and preparation. The brussel sprouts appetizer is my favorite. I hope they never take it off the menu! And the desserts! Dessert in high altitude settings are tough to do but they nail it every time. The chocolate cake is large but I either share it or take half home to enjoy later. It's always yummy and never dry! Every person we come in contact with is always pleasant and eager to serve. We will continue to visit Elk Avenue Prime and sing it's praises to all of our friends to come to visit!

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vipNomNomNom
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious dinner. Pricey but worth it. The food was high quality and perfectly prepared. Will definitely return.

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MooreJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The filet mignons we had were top notch beef and perfectly prepared, It was a delightful, memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday!
Wonderful dining experience. Can’t wait to go back!

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING!! So good - my wife and I celebrated our Anniversary here, and couldn’t have been happier with food and service I highly recommend!

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vipmarkims76
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really a fantastic evening all in all, particularly given the pandemic and all the confusion. We ate at an outside table and although it was a lovely evening, the table was right next to the main road in town. Hence, a little noise and some fumes, but livable. The food and drinks were excellent, including an outstanding wine list, but the service was truly spectacular - Mckensie was an absolute pleasure and really knew what she was doing. Would definitely return and can't wait to do so!

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CDyer
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service fun atmosphere! Will go back again!

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vipAndrew
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal - - Mackenzie (sp) best server we've had in years.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Wine selection was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently went here while visiting Crested Butte. The food was delicious and service exceptional. The owner came out to personally ask how our meal was and if we needed anything. We had a lovely evening and will definitely be back the next time we’re in town!

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KKLong
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was fantastic! In spite of COVID, ambience was ok. When in CB, a must!

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vipNighthawk
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A terrific meal. Fantastic service. Shocking for CB. Expensive, but extremely nice.

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vipAngieH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely steakhouse with amazing food! Steaks were perfectly cooked and delicious. Service was impeccable. We were suggested a bottle of wine based on our selection/notes from a year ago! I was impressed and the wine was perfect. We were warmly greeted by the owner and chef. One of our favorite spots to eat in CB! Highly recommend:)

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff was wonderful. Amy greeted us with champagne for our anniversary and was great helping find options for our kids. A few options were not our favorite but we had a wonderful time.

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MichaelM
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in the heart of the historical downtown. The drinks and meals were all fantastic

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vipJorgeB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and exceptional wine list; Curtis has a great concept!

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MartyM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience. We tried a New York strip cooked sous vide and then grilled. Parker provided great service.

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Roze
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands-down the best steak I’ve ever had in my life. Perfect for a milestone birthday. Amazing time and amazing food. Our reservation was 8:15 PM and by the time we were done eating all of our courses I believe the restaurant was closing. Although the servers tried to be nice and say take your time, but I felt kind of rushed out the door. My only suggestion to others is to make a reservation earlier so you can actually spend time and enjoy your meal.

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vipSusy
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal and eating experience in Crested Butte. The Caesar salad was absolutely delicious and the steak was perfectly cooked. Our server Mackenzie was an absolute gem. Would highly recommend!

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LindseyT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing.Been twice. Outstanding food & Service. It's quite expensive but worth every penny.

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ChrisB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite!
Service and food is wonderful.

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vipSpotC
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ALWAYS have a great meal at Elk Prime! The Buffalo Tenderloin is my favorite steak on the menu.

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vipAggieMom
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved sitting outside on the street. The food was exceptional! Our server, Amy, was delightful and very attentive.

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vipCarrie
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elk Ave is a pricey restaurant, so it’s usually reserved for those splurge dinners. The steaks were delicious and perfectly prepared. The side of scallops was perfection. Our server did a fantastic job too!

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JenniferB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great in an enjoyable atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Loved the fried Brussels and wedge salad.

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LindaR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a birthday dinner, and part of an out-of-town trip. The food and service couldn't have been better. Sidewalk seating for such a restaurant was a little odd, but necessary given the situation with COVID-19. The menu standout for me was the foie gras, something I rarely see on menus outside France.

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vipfuelman17
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal on patio. Can’t wait to come back!

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CindyB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Elk Avenue Prime was well presented, cooked to perfection, the wait staff was attentive and professional and the atmosphere was relaxing. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner there and look forward to our next visit.

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AngeloC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience at Prime was excellent. Given the current circumstance of COVID, they made it easy to dine in!

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vipCarrie
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the top as always! Thanks for the outstanding evening, service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the food and ambience, appetizers and steak were really good! Would definitely recommend.

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vipMariann
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal! Service was great. Thank you, Mackenzie! Elk Avenue Prime is our favorite splurge in Crested Butte! Fully appreciate all efforts to make outdoor dining safe and pleasant.

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vipJohnC
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Your menu items are overpriced and not well prepared. The steak itself was very good but other menu items were not of sufficient sophistication and quality to justify the price. Wines are also greatly overpriced. All in all your product is more expensive and not nearly as good as the Wooden Nickel next door. A The only bright spot was your wait staff that was attentive and accommodating.

FAQs

Elk Ave Prime offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 349-1221.

Elk Ave Prime is rated 4.8 stars by 698 OpenTable diners.

Elk Ave Prime does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://elkaveprime.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.