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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Mountains

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Mountains? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Creekside Cafe restaurant
4.9 (193)
$30 and under
Steamboat Springs
About the restaurant
Creekside offers homemade food and the friendliest service. Breakfast and lunch are served all day. We use farm fresh eggs and a wide variety of only the freshest local ingredients thanks to our ag partners! We compliment this with tasty coffee, award-winning bloody marys and unique mimosas. In the summertime we host a serene patio with immaculate gardens right beside Soda Creek.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Best place in steamboat. Really fantastic. You won’t regret.
A photo of Yampa Valley Kitchen restaurant
4.8 (664)
$30 and under
Steamboat Springs
About the restaurant
NOW OPEN FOR DINNER!! Tuesdays-Saturdays. Happy Hour from 4:30-5:30! Breakfast and Lunch served seven days a week.

Come enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at Yampa Valley Kitchen located in the heart downtown Steamboat Springs. Yampa Valley kitchen carefully sources our ingredients organic, local or sustainable cuisine. Our drink bar offers up fabulous coffee, lattes and a variety of craft cocktails.

Must try : affogato, crépes, rösti, avocado toast, salmon bowl, house made veggie burger

We serve brunch all day on Saturday's & Sunday's.
We ask that if you are running late please give us a call at 970-875-3989 as we can only hold tables for 15 minutes.
*Please indicate in your reservation if you have guests in need of handicap accessible seating.

Thank you for booking at Yampa Valley Kitchen and we look forward to serving you today!

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Service by Kendra is always a treat, the ambiance is lovely and food was delicious !
A photo of Yampa River Icehouse restaurant
4.8 (113)
$30 and under
Steamboat Springs
About the restaurant
Reservations are for the INSIDE ONLY. We assume that you want to sit outside but we just guarantee the inside for reservations. We have a ROOFTOP bar which is great if you have to wait!

There’s a reason we’re perched down by the river. In fact, the view right outside is a nice little reminder that life is better when you go with the flow. The only thing that might make it better are some ice cold drinks, Texas-style smoky ‘cue and the company of your favorite fellow humans. So come in, take a seat, order up somethin’ good, crack open a cold one and let the good times flow like the Yampa.
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Dined 5 days ago
Great new addition in Steamboat. Along the Yampa River with decent views of the rushing water. Service was excellent and the BBQ food was great considering we live in Nashville where there are many amazing options. I highly recommend. Thank you.
A photo of Free Range Kitchen restaurant
4.8 (97)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Free Range Kitchen is the creation of owners Steve & Robin Humble who have been immersed in the Roaring Fork Valley's restaurant scene for 30 years.

We strive to create a menu that offers seasonal, innovative comfort food. We use responsibly farmed, freshly harvested ingredients without hormones or antibiotics, supporting the local Colorado farming and ranching communities. We use local ingredients, whenever possible.

Our goal is to create a BEAUTIFUL, FUN, WELCOMING restaurant & bar with WARM, FRIENDLY service, & a GREAT VIBE alongside the river, in Historic Downtown Basalt. With boutique global wine offerings, hand selected by Steve and a wide selection of regional craft beers and specialty cocktails using artisanal spirits and house-made infusions.
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Dined 4 days ago
Our server was the best! Connie. We had the best time having a 5:30pm reservation on a Wednesday for the Concert at the Bandshell/River Park. Our table was perfect. The chicken on the special menu was superb. So was everything else from salmon, burger and civeche. We love your restaurant because everyone is welcoming! I personally love the trout dip. We will be back sooner than later!
A photo of Alpenrose Vail restaurant
4.7 (1565)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Where guests become friends..
With lovely prepared dishes from traditional recipes to fine classics and specialties with a touch of international culinary inspiration.
We serve simple tasty home-style cuisine with hearty goulash, dumpling specialties, Kässpätzle and a savoury snack plate as well as a sweet finish with a selection of traditional Alpine desserts like Marillenknödel, Dampfnudeln, Palatschinken or apple strudel.
For families and get-togethers with friends try our Walliser tomato fondue at long, comfy family tables and for our little one's we offer a special kid's menu.
Warmth, hospitality and enjoying life - Welcome to Alpenrose!
For Gondola Reservations please book through Alpenrose Gondola Experience.
Top review
Dined 4 days ago
This place is amazing. It truly is an authentic German-Austrian experience in Vail. Most of the staff speak German as well, which adds to the experience.
A photo of Las Montañas restaurant
4.7 (224)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Las Montañas, located in the heart of downtown Aspen, serves Mexican food highlighting Tex-Mex classics, including tabletop sizzling fajitas, house-made tortillas, ceviches, grilled steaks, and seafood—cocktails, agave spirits, and our extensive wine list round out the Las Montañas experience.

The second-floor restaurant, with views of the surrounding mountains, is open seven days a week for lunch, happy hour, and dinner.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Wonderful service. The fajitas were great! Would definitely go back.
A photo of Forage & Feast - Copper Mountain restaurant
4.7 (9)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
This brand-new, unparalleled lodge is perched at the top of the American Eagle telemix lift and will elevate Copper's on-mountain dining experience from start to finish. “Forage and Feast”—a full-service restaurant—will feature unique Colorado cuisine, Aerie bar & lounge will be the perfect spot to grab a drink and check the game's score, a private dining area is primed for events, a five-station food hall will provide amplified options, and it will all be topped off with 270-degree views of the Gore and Ten Mile Ranges. Come see it for yourself...
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 28, 2024
Very enjoyable.  we will be back next time. We are at Copper. 
A photo of Gashouse Restaurant - Colorado restaurant
4.6 (689)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Due to weather issues patio tables are not available to reserve, please request them and weather permitting we will get you out there

Specializing in Rocky Mountain cuisine and seafood. Unique Rocky Mountain Log Cabin atmosphere with great food in a casual environment. Kid friendly and locals’ favorite since 1983. Serving lunch and dinner daily starting at 11 am. Beautiful garden patio dining dining available. Come check us out and find out why we are the Valleys favorite spot for over 30 years.
OpenTable reservations are not available during lunch, please contact the restaurant directly.
Top review
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Always our go to. Awesome menu, great service, consistently good food.
A photo of Los Amigos Vail restaurant
4.4 (25)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Los Amigos, Vail's oldest Mexican restaurant, a great atmosphere for recovering from any activity. Los Amigos has been anchored at the top of Bridge Street since 1972. Come enjoy Vail Village's best view of the slopes, winter and summer. Our deck is perfect for enjoying a Mi Amigo margarita while watching skiers trying one last plunge down Pepi's Face or watching their kids play at Pirate Ship Park. Among our veteran staff, we draw inspiration from our
Hispanic kitchen who have created unique and authentic Mexican dishes like Lobster Tacos: a delicious blend of panko crusted lobster with lime cabbage, Mexican tartar sauce and mango salsa served in a soft flour tortilla. Great Atmosphere, Great Food, Great Location, Family Friendly.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 12, 2024
Service & food were excellent, & what a great value!
A photo of Uley's Cabin restaurant
4.3 (208)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Crested Butte
About the restaurant
Take a break from the ski day and enjoy an inspired menu of regional ingredients and local Colorado Cuisine. Located mid-mountain on Mt. Crested Butte. Outside, enjoy a variety of food options hot off the grill and cocktails that are sure to have you coming back for more!

Inside, enjoy a Colorado Rustic experience. Under new management with a new Head Chef! GM Kye Graham & Chef Alison Utley will explore the tastes of Colorado with you! It is sure to be the highlight of your visit to Crested Butte Mountain Resort!

We strongly encourage our guests make reservations, but walk-ins are welcome, when available. Uley's Cabin operates 5 days a week inside Wed.-Sun. 11:30am-3:30pm while our outdoor Bar & Grill Operates 5-7 days a week from 11am-3:30pm. The bar will be open on the occasional Monday & Tuesday during peak skier visits.
We look forward to seeing you this winter!

*****You MUST be able to SKI or Ride to Uley's Cabin. There are no rides available to or from.*****
Top review
Dined on Mar 22, 2024
A very incredible small cozy venue with great service and great food.
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