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About The Salt Creek Steakhouse

The Salt Creek Steakhouse is located in the heart of Breckenridge's' historic district. Since 1997 we have consistently set the benchmark for great Steaks, mouth watering BBQ (cooked slow and low) fresh fish, poultry and vegetarian dish's. Our restaurant is one of the few quality establishments in town capable of catering in house to large groups and special events. Our extensive, yet reasonably priced, wine list has garnered the Wine Spectator award of excellence every year since 1998. For the finest food, superb service set in an authentic old western style ambiance the Salt Creek Steakhouse is your Breckenridge destination.

110 E Lincoln Ave
Breckenridge, CO 80424
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm, Sunday: 8:00am - 1:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 453-4949

Website:
http://www.saltcreekbreck.com/

Entertainment:
Come upstairs after your meal to Napper Tandy's Irish Pub. Enjoy our late night bar, 14 large screen TV's showing all the sports games. Napper Tandy's also offers late night music entertainment Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with great specials throughout the season.

Parking Details:
We are located between two large free public parking lots.

Public Transit:
The Breckenridge free ride buses all stop within a block of the Salt Creek Steakhouse.

Executive Chef:
Matthew Weidner

Private Party Facilities:
For information regarding private parties please contact us.

Private Party Contact:
Anthony: (970) 453-4949

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine

The Salt Creek Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

66% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

Salt creek has great steak in a old timey Wild West ambiance. Great food. It was obviously popular and busy.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We’ve been coming here for years and have really enjoyed it in the past. The atmosphere and food were good, however from the time we sat and ordered and got our food it was an hour and a half. The large party that came in after us got their food first. The waitress told us it was the kitchen’s fault. The manager was very accommodating when we brought it to his attention and offered us a discount for the inconvenience.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was very good. Most of the family had the Steaks and they were all very tasty. No complaints. Waiter was very attentive and we had no issues during our visit. I would return.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Grill meat was well cooked - chips however were a little soggy and seemed like they were cooked in old oil. Nice starters

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Our waitress was very kind and good. But our food was horrible. Worst we have had here in the last six days. We wanted roasted chicken and they had sold out as well as ribs. So we ordered brisket and sausage. The brisket was so tough we couldn’t cut it with huge steak knife and couldn’t chew it, sausage was ok. The fries and mash potatoes not good, but the corn soufflé was delicious. The margarita was like from a bottle. Had brownie with ice cream it was ok. Waitress was very good so can’t blame her for the bad food.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was fair. Overpriced for taste but not bad. Just okay. If I pay that much for a steak, it should be amazing.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

You can do so much better in Breck.
Nice atmosphere, cozy and charming but that’s about all. Saying the food is mediocre is a compliment. The smoked meats ( ribs etc..) were flavorless and tough. The chicken schnitzel was tough, dry and sitting atop a few burnt brussel sprouts.... you get the idea.
The wait times were excessive as the place was only about 60 percent full. The waiter mispronounced several of the items that were on special. Overall I would expect more from a restaurant that charged over $50.00 for one of its steaks.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

After reading other reviews, I was concerned about the service. But our experience was great - our server was very knowledgeable, attentive, and anticipated our needs. Appetizers were outstanding - we had calamari and scallops. Calamari was some of the freshest I have had in a long time! And the scallops came with a lovely sauce that had just the right mix of creaminess and jalepeno pepper. Definitely will return!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We were the first table to be sat for dinner so the restaurant was empty at 5:15pm. Our server was excellent and friendly. The martinis were excellent and the food was too. Only negative was the time it took to get our food (an hour). Not sure what the delay was, since we were initially the only table in the restaurant , but we weren’t in a rush and the food was really good

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve dining with a Prix-fix menu. The 1st and second courses were good, but very small. The meat entrees were good, especially the steaks, but the fish was blan. Experimenting with Green Tea Matcha in their Creme Brûlée was not a hit with our crowd. Overall, a nice meal, but we had better food for a better value elsewhere in Breckenridge. The service was excellent, so we’ll try it again if we return to Breckenridge just to try their regular menu.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We decided to eat here for New Year’s Eve. The service was very poor, took 2 hours to receive our main course, which was mediocre at best. I then requested our dessert and bill ASAP due to a child who was falling a sleep. Once receiving our dessert, I proceeded to find a black hair in my peach cobbler. This horrible experience came at a cost of $395 for a party of 5 (one child). I asked to speak with the manager, Anthony, who was incredibly rude. His response “well it’s not like we planned to put this hair in your food”. He then proceeded to say he had been to our table multiple times and we never provided any displeasure. We had not seen him since he sat us two and a half hours prior. He then proceeded to question other members of the table regarding their experience. He did provide a discount on our meal, but not without an attitude. This was a horrible dining experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was a very bad meal...........we are from NYC and dine out at least 2/3 times per week. This restaurant offered a prix fix menu of $ 89.00 high price for the area. We say this because we had dined out 6 times before this restaurant in the same area, this was the last meal out of our trip. It was on New Years eve. The silverware was pathetic, thin as paper. The first option from the prix fix was soup or salad, the soup was a little cup (Not a bowl) and the salad was a small dish with a horrible salad almos falling out of the small plate. The second course was very poor as well. They brought us bread that consisted in 4 very small rolls (we have teen age kids) neither my wife nor I eat bread, when we ordered more bread they brought us 2 tiny rolls instead of the original 4 !! Pathetic.
The main course was not really that bad, but we had to call the bus boy to clean the table, no one was really "serving us" the waiter was very unprofessional and they all seemed to be overwhelmed with a full restaurant. This was a classic rip off because was New Years eve....
Finally they don't accept the American Express card, and the owner told me and argued with me that most restaurants in Breckenridge do not accept it either, which it was a blatant lie, since we paid all our other 6 meals with the Amex card. Very bad experience.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great New Years flighted menu and service. Waitress and full staff ...pros

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Se tardaron muchísimo en servirnos. Lo tienen clasificado como el 5o Restaurante mas popular de Breck y a nuestro juicio para nada se merece esa categoría; la comida no estuvo nada rica; yo no regresaria ni tampoco lo recomendaría.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I worked up a sweat trying to cut through their "premium cut" bone-in ribeye. Live band in the bar above us was annoying. Service was excellent.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved it! Super staff, fantastic steaks. Would definitely recommend it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was by far the worst dining experience we have ever had in the US. We had booked a table for 7.30 and were told it would be a few minutes wait as the table wasn’t ready yet. At 7.45 I asked the maitre d if the table was ready and he advised it would be another couple of minutes. We were finally seated at 8.05. The restaurant was freezing cold and we had to put our down ski jackets on in order to feel comfortable. I looked around the restaurant and several other diners had done the same. We asked one of the waiters if there was anything they could do about the temperature and they didn’t do anything.
The first course took a long time to arrive and when it did, it was underwhelming. My partner’s daughter ordered the tuna poke as a main course expecting it to be larger than the starter size (ie a main course size), and when it arrived it was exactly the same size as the starter size (as one of us had eaten it as a starter). There was a miscommunication as our waiter had assumed we wanted the tuna poke to be served the same time as the other mains. The main courses were again, underwhelming - I had the cauliflower steak with quinoa and vegetables which were swimming in pesto. My partner had the trout in butter sauce which was again, underwhelming. We ordered another tuna poke for my partner’s daughter as she was still hungry. When it arrived she took a couple of bites only to discover that the tuna was actually frozen. By this stage we had already received the bill. We complained to the maitre d who apologised profusely and said he would take it off the bill and would discount the rest of our bill by 25%. The waiter came over and reiterated this and presented a new bill to us-which ended up being exactly the same as the previous bill. We then went back to the maitre d who again, apologised profusely and revised the bill for us. We ended up only having a 5% discount due to the mandatory 20% service charge which is added for groups of 5 or over. Shocking place!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our food took 1 hour and 40 minutes to arrive from the time were seated. Three tables next to us ordered after us and received their food well before us. It’s a limited menu and they were out of ribs, which we weren’t told until we tried to order them. The meat quality was not on par with the restaurant’s name or prices - and my ribeye was over cooked. The manager acknowledged this and took it off the bill. The manager shared the kitchen was slammed, but this is something a restaurant in a resort town should anticipate and manage.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 2017

VERY VERY VERY disappointed...night started off good as we arrived and were seated within minutes of our reservation. Unfortunately it all went down hill from there. Service was horrible at best. Finally got our order taken and about 30 minutes later was asked if we would like bread while we waited. 10 minutes later (or so) received a basket of what appeared to bag dinner rolls (from the bread isle). All in all it took over an hour to get our food (3 steaks and a chicken schnitzel/baked potatoes). Again this was advertised as a premium steak house with aged steaks. The prices definitely reflected that of a high-end steak house however every steak was terribly undercooked as well as the baked potatoes (could have paid an up-charge for french fries) and quite frankly did not appear to be great cuts of meat (especially for the menu price). The chicken schnitzel on the other hand was so over cooked that my wife had to use a steak knife to try and cut it. So our dilemma, send the meals back and take our chances or eat what you can. We opted for the latter although it would not have mattered if we wanted to send back as no one ever asked how the meal was until we asked for our check. So after spending $187.00 for dinner (for 4) that a chain steak house would have probably been ashamed to serve, we walked out feeling very unsatisfied (especially since we made our reservations based upon feedback on Open Table). While we hate to leave a bad review (think this may actually be our first) the food/service was so bad thought it was warranted. Thankfully the remainder of the restaurants we tried during our stay in Breckenridge turned out to be wonderful!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very disappointed in the food, service and overall experience. We expected a lot more given the location and recommendations. My wife ordered the Filet and it was terrible. They replaced it with a chicken dish at no charge, but the whole experience was more like a diner than a steakhouse.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was pretty good, but the service was so slow that we’ll never return. We had a reservation but still had to wait, and the host seemed stressed; not very welcoming. We had a similar experience in January when we visited. Two strikes; we won’t be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Overpriced. Service was horrible. Food was mediocre. Never again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I made reservations for our Christmas dinner while on family ski trip. Our reservations were later in the evening but my son & I were disappointed when the waitress told us that they were out of several items, including the filet. I was surprised that a steakhouse would run out of any of its steak selections.

Despite not having our 1st choice for our entree, our meals were very good and the service was excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We celebrated Christmas dinner at The Salt Creek Steak House and loved it. The bartender crafted great drinks and was happy to engage in happy banter while we waited to be seated. It was a busy night and our waitperson wore the stress on her face, but in her defense she was charged with letting us know that by seven o’clock on Christmas Day the restaurant was out of all of the most popular items on the menu. That said, her service was fine, but the food, though not our first, second or third choice in some cases was delicious.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was average and a little pricey

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great Christmas Eve

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Xmas eve dinner with my family. Great event and restaurant.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent service...personable and very thoughtful. The food was fresh, delicious, and prepared as requested. The atmosphere was warm and inviting and the staff was full of holiday cheer for having to work on a Christmas Eve night.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

As bad a meal as I have eaten in a long time

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was very good, but unfortunately our waitress doesn’t cook. The quality of the food was pitiful. Ribs with grissle, wife’s Steak filet was tough. Would not recommend. Ordered a martini on the rocks which was served in a tall glass.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

The elk is awesome here. Our second time going. Always a favorite with us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 18, 2017

A steakhouse is usually more high end. The word steakhouse actually disappeared from their name. It is not an expensive restaurant anyway. The dirty martini was pretty good, the elk was OK. I have seen better. Not bad I guess but could have been much better.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Bro central. Waiter was visibly busy; forgot our app. Dinner was not as hot/warm as expected.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Service and food was great...would return but hopefully there will be more people...Mon nights are slow;)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Omaha)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Rustic atmosphere, impeccably kept. We met the owner at our table. Very nice spot in Breckenridge

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Have no idea. We were there they were closed. Interesting they take reservations when there closed

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I could not rate this restaurant, read why...Call the restaurant before you go and confirm your table as well as going through the hassel of parking in downtown Breckenridge. I made a lunch reservation through OpenTable. The restaurant was closed, yet on the OpenTable site the hours of opperation were listed as being open for lunch.
I'll give this restaurant another try next time I'm in Breck.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great steak house with excellent fish dish. Easy access, friendly staff

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wine list was poor. Appetizers were very good but this was a steak place and the steak was below average. Cooked fine but lacked flavor. Overall for the money was a bit disappointing.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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