A Day in Keystone: 4 Restaurants to Try While Visiting

Keystone is known as one of Colorado’s most family-friendly ski resort towns. However, the variety of Keystone restaurants contribute to what make it a popular place for vacation. Diners will even find something to suit everyone’s tastes both on and off the mountain. So get ready to spend a day in Keystone and visit these top restaurants. Just remember: Keystone is a casual spot, so don’t worry about dressing up.

A Day in Keystone: Top 4 Restaurants to Visit

day in keystone breakfast dining

Photo: Vox Efx

Breakfast in Keystone: Butterhorn Bakery

Start the day with the most important meal of the day at Butterhorn Bakery and Cafe on Main St. in nearby Frisco. Serving homemade breakfast treats – from delicious egg dishes to flavorful baked goods – Butterhorn will fills everyone up. Whether you like a frothy latté in the morning or a strong bloody Mary, this is a top local spot for both.

An extensive breakfast menu includes traditional favorites, such as frittatas, griddles and breakfast burritos. When busy, pick something up at the counter. Visitors and locals rave about Butterhorn’s quick service, pricing, fresh food and friendly faces. Don’t forget to try the bread. It’s baked fresh every day.

keystone lunch restaurant family

Photo by FOX from Pexels

Lunch in Keystone: Inxpot

Inxpot sits in River Run Village, the top hangout spot in Keystone. The restaurant opens every day at 7 a.m., but diners can’t miss its lunch menu. Select from hot and cold sandwiches, salads, soups and combos. During cold weather, try the chili or soup of the day. Or try the keystone, a hot roast beef sandwich with pepper jack cheese and srircha mayo. Kids also have a lunch entree menu.

In addition to lunchtime favorites, Inxpot ranks as a top spot for coffee, tea and wine. Gather with loved ones to samples rich flavors, or savor some alone time. The restaurant closes at 5 p.m., providing a cozy hangout during the day.

Dinner With a View: Alpenglow Stube

Make unforgettable dinner memories on a gondola and ride to the top of North Peak to Alpenglow Stube. This restaurant sits nearly 11,500 feet high and features contemporary cuisine with a Bavarian twist. Diners can order one plate at a time or build their own four-course meal.

For a starter, try the porcini dusted elk loin or fresh baby spinach and feta salad. Main entrees include duck breast, lamb rack, seafood and Angus beef filets. Due to availability of items, the menu changes seasonally. To sweeten the experience, share a slice of Oreo dream cheesecake or molten chocolate lava cake. The trained staff is also happy to help pair the meal with one of 600 bottles of wine available from all over the world.

Late Night: Breckenridge Pub and Brewery

A pastime as familiar as skiing in Keystone is drinking fine craft beers. To taste local brews, head to Breckenridge Pub and Brewery, home to the best Colorado beer. Breckenridge Brewery crafts more than 62,000 barrels of fresh beer annually, and operates five breweries and ale houses in Colorado.

For a late-night snack, order brewery wings or Rocky Mountain nachos. Late dinner options include make-your-own sandwiches, beer-battered fish and chips, and brewhouse and elk burgers. Breckenridge Pub and Brewery does not make reservations, so walk in and relax.

Spending longer than a day in Keystone? Find affordable vacation rentals in Keystone, Colorado. Then see which places made our top Keystone American restaurants list.