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What to Eat in Aspen

Aspen is home to one of the world's premier culinary festivals (the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 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 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1518 reviewsTripAdvisor (1518)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    302 Hopkins, Aspen, CO 81611
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  • #2
    French Alpine Bistro - Creperie du Village
    #2 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1019 reviewsTripAdvisor (1019)
    $ - $$ | Austrian, Swiss, French
    400 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1914
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  • #3
    Pyramid Bistro
    #3 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 305 reviewsTripAdvisor (305)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1928
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  • #4
    Paradise Bakery & Cafe
    #4 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 402 reviewsTripAdvisor (402)
    $ | American, Cafe
    320 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611-1818
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  • #5
    Meat & Cheese
    #5 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 460 reviewsTripAdvisor (460)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Contemporary, American
    319 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1905
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  • #6
    Matsuhisa-Aspen
    #6 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 547 reviewsTripAdvisor (547)
    $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
    303 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-2292
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  • #7
    J Bar at the Hotel Jerome
    #7 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 682 reviewsTripAdvisor (682)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, American, Bar
    330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1930
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  • #8
    Steak House No 316
    #8 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 391 reviewsTripAdvisor (391)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    316 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1906
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  • #9
    New York Pizza
    #9 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 297 reviewsTripAdvisor (297)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
    409 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1971
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  • #10
    Wild Fig
    #10 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 453 reviewsTripAdvisor (453)
    $$ | Mediterranean
    315 E Hyman Ave Ste 301, Aspen, CO 81611-2949
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  • #11
    Maru Aspen
    #11 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 201 reviewsTripAdvisor (201)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Japanese, Seafood, Fusion
    320 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611-1827
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  • #12
    Pinons Restaurant
    #12 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 335 reviewsTripAdvisor (335)
    $$ | American
    105 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611-1924
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  • #13
    L'Hostaria Ristorante
    #13 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 463 reviewsTripAdvisor (463)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    620 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1998
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  • #14
    Plato's Restaurant
    #14 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 170 reviewsTripAdvisor (170)
    $$ | American
    845 Meadows Rd Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen, CO 81611-1149
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  • #15
    Hickory House
    #15 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 818 reviewsTripAdvisor (818)
    $ - $$ | American, Barbecue
    730 W Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1622
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  • #16
    Jimmy's
    #16 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 594 reviewsTripAdvisor (594)
    $$ | American, Bar
    205 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611-1977
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  • #17
    Element 47
    #17 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $$ | American
    675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001
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  • #18
    The Red Onion
    #18 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 570 reviewsTripAdvisor (570)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1832
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  • #19
    Ajax Tavern
    #19 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 589 reviewsTripAdvisor (589)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Grill
    685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001
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  • #20
    Pine Creek Cookhouse
    #20 of 134 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 352 reviewsTripAdvisor (352)
    $ - $$ | American, Contemporary
    11399 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611
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