Keystone, Colorado, Restaurants

It’s morning and it’s time for breakfast! Do you eat something at your Keystone vacation rental or do you venture out to one of the local Keystone restaurants for grab-and-go or head over to nearby Dillon for table service? Around this area, the breakfasts are stick-to-your ribs hearty to prepare you for a day filled with mountain adventures. The menu at one family-friendly café and sports bar along Highway 6 includes from-scratch, fresh ingredients whipped up into creatively concocted eggs Benedict as well as bacon-wrapped elk sausage to reconfirm that you’re eating in the Wild West. At lunch, you’re likely to be on the ski hill, and Keystone restaurants can serve you there, too, as can an array of restaurants in the base areas. If you’re going cafeteria-style, a food court offers artisan pizzas, signature soups, hot-off-the-grill items and, for the little ones, chicken fingers with a variety of dipping sauces. Pizza is a popular lunch item at several local spots along with juicy burgers, fresh salads and stacked-high sandwiches. But perhaps Keystone restaurants are best recognized as the places to head for dinner.

Keystone, Colorado, Restaurants: Specialty Dinners

Vacations are precious. We get so little time off that we want to make each moment count. Visiting one of the many Keystone, Colorado, restaurants for a signature dining experience is worth the splurge. Perhaps the best-recognized among dinner options is Alpenglow Stube. At 11,444 feet above sea level, this fine-dining establishment is the highest AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant in North America. To arrive at its doorstep, guests must take two lifts (and should use the warm blankets provided). Menu items include Colorado lamb rack, wood fire-grilled filet mignon and pheasant. At the top of North Peak (a single lift ride), pots filled with fine melted cheese are on the menu at Der Fondue Chessel. Fondue is a fantastic participatory tradition for groups or for a romantic night out. Sleigh rides with cowboy entertainment are also a bit hit for large groups at Keystone.