Aspen Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Aspen

Aspen is home to one of the world's premier culinary festivals (the Aspen Food & Wine Classic held every summer), so it should be no surprise that this ski town boasts a plethora of dining and drinking options. If you're a self-proclaimed foodie, you may want to splurge for a ticket to the festival to sample the wine and food and attend seminars with celebrity chefs, master sommeliers and more. If you're not looking to spend a fortune but still seeking an upscale (and quality) meal, residents and visitors alike have positive things to say about Japanese eatery and sushi haven Matsuhisa, snack- and sandwich-centric The White House Tavern, Aspen institution Jimmy's, rustic farm shop-meets-restaurant Meat & Cheese, and the unpretentious hotel hot spot Ajax Tavern (located in The Little Nell).

More casual eateries include Zocalito (lauded for its Latin cuisine and creative cocktails) and L'hostaria (which gets kudos for its tasty Italian fare, cozy atmosphere and generous wine pours). Looking for cheap eats in Aspen? Try Main Street Bakery & Café for breakfast or lunch (think: breakfast sandwiches, specialty eggs benedicts, deli sandwiches and salads) or HOPS Culture for a beer and bar food.

And then there's après-ski. After a long day of shredding the slopes, what better way to kick back and relax than with some après-ski (aka happy hour) drinks and snacks? Spots like Ajax Tavern, Limelight Lounge and Cloud Nine Alpine Bistro win favor with locals and travelers for their mix of affordable specials, fun vibes and live music. And if you're looking to sample the local craft beer, head to the Aspen Brewing Company.

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  • #1
    The White House Tavern
    #1 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1452 reviewsTripAdvisor (1452)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    302 Hopkins, Aspen, CO 81611
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  • #2
    French Alpine Bistro - Creperie du Village
    #2 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 942 reviewsTripAdvisor (942)
    $ - $$ | Austrian, Swiss, French
    400 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1914
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  • #3
    Meat & Cheese
    #3 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 436 reviewsTripAdvisor (436)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Contemporary, American
    319 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1905
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  • #4
    Pyramid Bistro
    #4 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 294 reviewsTripAdvisor (294)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1928
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  • #5
    Paradise Bakery & Cafe
    #5 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 389 reviewsTripAdvisor (389)
    $ | American, Cafe
    320 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611-1818
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  • #6
    J Bar at the Hotel Jerome
    #6 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 651 reviewsTripAdvisor (651)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, American, Bar
    330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1930
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  • #7
    Matsuhisa-Aspen
    #7 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 526 reviewsTripAdvisor (526)
    $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
    303 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-2292
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  • #8
    Steak House No 316
    #8 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 380 reviewsTripAdvisor (380)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    316 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1906
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  • #9
    New York Pizza
    #9 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 289 reviewsTripAdvisor (289)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
    409 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1971
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  • #10
    Plato's Restaurant
    #10 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 169 reviewsTripAdvisor (169)
    $$ | American
    845 Meadows Rd Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen, CO 81611-1149
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  • #11
    L'Hosteria
    #11 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 450 reviewsTripAdvisor (450)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    620 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1998
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  • #12
    Pinons Restaurant
    #12 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 324 reviewsTripAdvisor (324)
    $$ | American
    105 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611-1924
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  • #13
    Wild Fig
    #13 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 434 reviewsTripAdvisor (434)
    $$ | Mediterranean
    315 E Hyman Ave Ste 301, Aspen, CO 81611-2949
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  • #14
    Element 47
    #14 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 243 reviewsTripAdvisor (243)
    $$ | American
    675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001
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  • #15
    Maru Aspen
    #15 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 182 reviewsTripAdvisor (182)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Japanese, Fusion, Seafood
    320 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611-1827
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  • #16
    Jimmy's
    #16 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 581 reviewsTripAdvisor (581)
    $$ | American, Bar
    205 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611-1977
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  • #17
    Hickory House
    #17 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 794 reviewsTripAdvisor (794)
    $ - $$ | American, Barbecue
    730 W Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1622
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  • #18
    Pine Creek Cookhouse
    #18 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 345 reviewsTripAdvisor (345)
    $ - $$ | American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
    11399 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611
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  • #19
    The Red Onion
    #19 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 538 reviewsTripAdvisor (538)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1832
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  • #20
    Big Wrap
    #20 of 182 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 165 reviewsTripAdvisor (165)
    $ | American, Fast Food
    520 E Durant Ave Ste 101, Aspen, CO 81611-3803
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