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.

Find the Best Restaurants in Aspen

  • #1
    The White House Tavern
    #1 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1399 reviewsTripAdvisor (1399)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    302 Hopkins, Aspen, CO 81611
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  • #2
    Meat & Cheese
    #2 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 409 reviewsTripAdvisor (409)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Contemporary, American
    319 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1905
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  • #3
    French Alpine Bistro - Creperie du Village
    #3 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 895 reviewsTripAdvisor (895)
    $ - $$ | Austrian, Swiss, French
    400 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1914
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  • #4
    Pyramid Bistro
    #4 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 288 reviewsTripAdvisor (288)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1928
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  • #5
    J Bar at the Hotel Jerome
    #5 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 626 reviewsTripAdvisor (626)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, American, Bar
    330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1930
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  • #6
    Paradise Bakery & Cafe
    #6 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 376 reviewsTripAdvisor (376)
    $ | American, Cafe
    320 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611-1818
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  • #7
    Steak House No 316
    #7 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 370 reviewsTripAdvisor (370)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    316 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1906
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  • #8
    Matsuhisa-Aspen
    #8 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 517 reviewsTripAdvisor (517)
    $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
    303 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-2292
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  • #9
    New York Pizza
    #9 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 280 reviewsTripAdvisor (280)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Fast Food
    409 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1971
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  • #10
    Wild Fig
    #10 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 415 reviewsTripAdvisor (415)
    $$ | Mediterranean
    315 E Hyman Ave Ste 301, Aspen, CO 81611-2949
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  • #11
    L'Hosteria
    #11 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 441 reviewsTripAdvisor (441)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    620 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1998
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  • #12
    Pinons Restaurant
    #12 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 319 reviewsTripAdvisor (319)
    $$ | American
    105 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611-1924
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  • #13
    Plato's Restaurant
    #13 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 164 reviewsTripAdvisor (164)
    $$ | American
    845 Meadows Rd Aspen Meadows Resort, Aspen, CO 81611-1149
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  • #14
    Element 47
    #14 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 236 reviewsTripAdvisor (236)
    $$ | American
    675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001
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  • #15
    Jimmy's
    #15 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 578 reviewsTripAdvisor (578)
    $$ | American, Bar
    205 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611-1977
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  • #16
    Hickory House
    #16 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 777 reviewsTripAdvisor (777)
    $ - $$ | American, Barbecue
    730 W Main St, Aspen, CO 81611-1622
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  • #17
    Pine Creek Cookhouse
    #17 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 328 reviewsTripAdvisor (328)
    $ - $$ | American, Steakhouse, Asian, Contemporary, Nepali
    11399 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611
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  • #18
    The Red Onion
    #18 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 521 reviewsTripAdvisor (521)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    420 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-1832
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  • #19
    Maru Aspen
    #19 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 168 reviewsTripAdvisor (168)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Japanese, Fusion
    320 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611-1827
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  • #20
    Ajax Tavern
    #20 of 179 Places to Eat in Aspen
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 565 reviewsTripAdvisor (565)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Grill
    685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001
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