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Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte

4.7
4.7
1183 Reviews
$50 and over
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 feature many 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–5:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 349-1221

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Crested Butte

  • Cross street

    Elk Avenue and 3rd Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The CB mountain shuttle drops off a half a block from our front door, so come on down.Please note that we are over 4 hours drive from Aspen and at times show up on Aspen Open Table

  • Entertainment

    From time to time Elk Ave Prime invites local performers to play and entertain our guests.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,183 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Steakhouse

  • Mountains

    Steakhouse

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  1. C

    Carrie

    Oklahoma City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and amazing food and drinks as always! Looking forward to return again soon!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible! Jonathan and Dana were amazing, the drinks mind-blowing, and the food exceeded every expectation.
  3. E

    Earvin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a fantastic business meal here. The wine list and food were outstanding and our server Cathy couldn’t have been any better!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BEST STEAK RESTAURANT EVERRRR🙏🙏🙏
  5. AN

    AngieN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing Thanksgiving dinner. Our server Isabella was amazing. The steak was one of the best we have ever had. Thank you for a great night!
  6. T

    Toniup22

    Central Texas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food and service. Awesome wine list. Very nice ambience.
  7. t

    thatstrongwoman

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Meh. Food was underwhelming for the price point. I am prepared to pay a high price in a ski resort town but neither of us enjoyed our $200 meal. My “special” ribeye was on the tough side and lacking flavor. The dessert was awful.
  8. CM

    CathyM

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time sitting at the bar. I think overall experience is better at tables.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night in Crested Butte and checked out Prime based on a friend’s suggestion. Food was great and enjoyed the restaurant setting.
  10. PS

    PauletteS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our sever was very knowledgeable and very friendly
  11. CM

    CathyM

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amy was a great server. Food was delicious as always!
  12. SC

    SammyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Overall experience was great. I love Elk Prime, have for years. Please bring back the burger at the bar. I say great because of the staff we encountered. Amy was sweet and informative, perfect server. It was a little loud but understandably, very few dining choices on Elk at present.. The fish was unsatisfactory, no bueno, just eatable, shoulda got a steak!! I predict the new ownership will get all back up to speed in time. Yummy wine and creme brulee! Sincere thank you, Sammy
  13. TS

    TameraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and great atmosphere. We had a group of 17 people and the service was incredible. Definitely will recommend Elk Ave Prime.
  14. MT

    MartyT

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my go to place in Crested Butte. I have been here several times a year over the last six years and it is always the same. Food is amazing, service is always great, and you can't beat the setting. It never fails to impress.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very accommodating staff. Everyone had a wonderful time.
  16. MT

    MaryTB

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent & enjoyable experience! Seated at the Bar & had 2 fabulous servers.
  17. MC

    MarieC

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dinner at West Elk, they were able to accommodate my Celiac/gluten free requests. Most of their meat options are gluten free. The food was delicious, I really enjoyed the salad, beets au graten, and lamb chops. The service was good especially considering they are so busy and don't have enough staff, like many places in town. Would go there again!
  18. DH

    DebbieH

    Palm Springs

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our evening with friends. Dinner was terrific and the service (Kathy was our server) couldn’t have been better. Thank you, we will be back again and again for sure!
  19. NB

    NickB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place located in the heart of Crested Butte. Staff was on top of it but not pushy. The food is ridiculously good. I had the 10-oz filet, lobster and mac and cheese. All were A+. Topped it off with a Nebbiolo and a Sandeman’s 20-yr tawny port. Reedonk. I gained 5 lbs though…and I blame them… Go gain 5 lbs…
  20. CM

    CathyM

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Dana, was excellent. Food was delicious as always. Best spot in Crested Butte.
  21. G

    Gabrielle816

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here to celebrate our anniversary. Everything we ordered from the drinks to the food was outstanding. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  22. NB

    NatalieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is moderately expensive. Food and the service was wonderful. We were a table of eight and they did a great job.
  23. C

    Cheryl

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on a beautiful evening. Steak was great, my husband and I shared a huge baked potato. But dessert was amazing! A sticky toffee pudding cake with banana foster ice cream that was made locally!!! Sooooo good!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is a 10. Will be back for sure.
  25. TR

    TylorR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Can't go wrong with anything on the menu especially the steaks, our server was awesome and very helpful, overall one of the best if not the best steak house experiences I've have personally had
  26. t

    txdiner

    Amarillo

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tim took great care of us! Food was great, service was great and we love a last minute date night at Elk Prime!
  27. KH

    KathyH

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant on the mountain for a nice meal. Have dined there many times and never disappointed. I live in New Orleans.
  28. E

    Erok

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food and overall a great time, however, even with a reservation, the hostess insisted on seating us at the bar when only a quarter of the restaurant was full…it’s was very odd and several other reservations after us had the same experience. When we asked about it, the hostess said they were full but even by the time we left, still only a quarter full
  29. A

    Angela

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite spot. The Elk tenderloin is THE BEST. Always delicious!
  30. D

    jeriD

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!! As always
  31. C

    Chelle

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding flavors in our meal!! Courteous staff as always! Madison was an excellent server!
  32. DB

    DeborahB

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We love Elk Prime and have eaten here for years. However, Sunday night just wasn't up to snuff. I usually have a steak but opted for onion soup instead and it wasn’t good. Sadly, the service at the bar wasn’t very good either. Not to worry we will be back next year.
  33. GL

    GLITWW

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Expensive,but food very good! Isabelle is excellent and deserves a raise!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food was great. Like the split rooms.
  35. LO

    LaurenO

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful meal and great service! 3rd time to go and always consistent.
  36. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    For the price, I expected something with more effort involved. For $65 a la carte I was expecting a center cut tenderloin not a chateau, the asparagus was woody and flavorless though the Bernaise was good. The restaurant was noisy enough that we had trouble communicating with the waiter as everyone was crowded together though half the restaurant was empty. The au poivre sauce had a nice flavor, however none of it was pepper. The staff did a reasonably good job, the busman was excellent. In all ok food, but not worth the price.
  37. KM

    KatMT

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic dinner! Every bite and sip was amazing. Perfectly cooked and also creative. We were worried it wouldn’t be worth the price, but it was. Service was friendly and slightly slow, but that just gave us more time to enjoy.
  38. TD

    TDarcey

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this restaurant! Food was fantastic.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my 30th birthday here. Couldn’t ask for a better place. The champagne was a nice touch.
  40. K

    Katherine

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely meal at Elk Prime - really delicious food and lovely service. The wagyu New York strip was typically notable, as were the Bison ravioli and truffle park fries.

FAQs

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

Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte is rated 4.7 stars by 1183 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Elk Ave Prime - Crested Butte

226 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, CO 81224

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Elk Avenue and 3rd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Crested Butte

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–5:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    The CB mountain shuttle drops off a half a block from our front door, so come on down.Please note that we are over 4 hours drive from Aspen and at times show up on Aspen Open Table

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    From time to time Elk Ave Prime invites local performers to play and entertain our guests.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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