Our Colorado mountain hamlet is graced with 300 days of glorious mood-boosting sunshine a year. And if there’s anything locals love more than playing hard, it’s logging solid lounge time on one of the sun-soaked patios and decks in Breckenridge. We’re here to give you the inside scoop on what our locals loves.
Here’s where to enjoy bluebird views and amazing food and drink in Breckenridge.
The 31 beers on tap (20 are Colorado craft brews), saucy smoky barbecue and the daily 3 to 6 p.m. happy hour draw folks in to this laid-back Main Street spot. But it’s the spacious back patio and its wide-eyed views of Breckenridge Ski Resort that make it impossible not to stay for “just one more.” Nosh pulled pork sliders, sip frosty pints and toss horseshoes. Snag a table early afternoon—the patio fills up fast.
301 S. Main St., 970-453-7313, kenoshasteakhouse.com
Head to this Ridge Street cottage and cozy up among fresh flowers, strung bistro lights and shade trees hugging a picket fence. Sounds like postcard-perfect mountain dining, right? It is. The seasonal menu is built around Colorado comfort food with upscale spins (or twists, if you will). A daily 4 to 6 p.m. happy hour reveals wine and cocktail deals, along with sharable plates of poutine, street tacos and a raved-about mac-n-cheese mini skillet.
200 S. Ridge St., 970-547-7100, twistbreck.com
Part sports bar, part family pizza joint, Fatty’s is casual, fun and famous for generous portions and a mean housemade pizza crust. The owner is a Chicago native with a passion for Chi-Town sports and an impressive green thumb. His oversized flower baskets dress up the former 19th-century boardinghouse and line the garden-like side patio and the upstairs deck.
106 S. Ridge St., 970-453-9802, fattyspizzeria.com
C.B. & Potts
The views of Breckenridge Ski Resort are hard to top from the second level outdoor deck of C.B. and Potts. Kick back and relax with friends as you soak up the sun and views, all while enjoying a great meal.
231 S Main St., 970-547-9000, cbpotts.com
Perched above Main Street and facing the ski resort mountains, Southridge Seafood’s new and improved second-level location in La Cima Mall is prime for sipping and sunning. Try their oysters on a half shell, seared sea scallops and the legendary house smoked trout dip. Not into fish? That’s alright. They offer an incredible American Kobe burger and Colorado lamb meatball with grilled cheese polenta.
500 S. Main St., 970-547-0063, southridgeseafoodgrill.com
Enjoy four seasons of fabulous people-watching at the T-Bar. Ride the free gondola from town to Peak 8 and join the party on this 150-seat slope-side patio. When the snow falls, bundle up and sip hot cocktails while watching skiers and boarders rip down the front side of the ski resort. During warmer months, flip-flops and Colorado beers are in play and snow sports swap out for mini golf and an alpine slide.
1521 Ski Hill Rd., 970-547-8837, breckenridge.com
Rocky Mountain Underground
Enjoy one of many craft beers on draft while sitting right in the heart of Main Street at Breckenridge’s only ski manufacturer, Rocky Mountain Underground. Not only does RMU carry some award-winning skis and ski gear, but they also tout one of the best decks in all of Breckenridge. This is a must-do for any après ski enthusiast in Breckenridge.
114 S Main St.,970-771-2121, rmuoutdoors.com
Wedding planners swoon. Locals escape and exhale. And hotel guests can’t get enough. The all-weather deck that wraps around the Traverse restaurant is a breathtaking 10,200-foot sight straddling a forested cliff at the rustic mountain-luxe Lodge at Breckenridge. A quick drive or bus ride up Boreas Pass Road aligns you with panoramic views of Baldy Mountain, town, Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Ten Mile Range. Take in golden fall foliage with a glass of pinot or sip a Moscow Mule under summer skies.
112 Overlook Dr., 970-453-9300, thelodgeatbreckenridge.com
The Motherloaded Tavern
Home of the locally loved porch party, the Motherloaded is a spirited, funky come-as-you-are charmer. The tavern specializes in indulgent home cookin’—think chicken and buttermilk waffles with candied pecans and homemade vanilla bourbon syrup. Grab a table on the back porch for happy hour drink specials, live music and a game of cornhole (beanbag toss).
103 S. Main St., 970-453-2572, motherloadedtavern.com
What better setting to savor fresh, Colorado-inspired flavors than riverside al fresco? The slim balcony deck at Relish overlooks the Riverwalk in the middle of town. The river flows, acoustic guitar players strum, kids play, dogs and babies walk their parents. It’s an all-around Breckenridge happy place. Relish’s menu is updated with the seasons, calling on Colorado-grown whenever possible. Ask about the day’s baked escargot and salad selections. Or go big with the grass-fed Wagyu ribeye.
137 S. Main St., 970-453-0989, relishbreckenridge.com
Kenosha Steakhouse was started in 2004, with one goal in mind, to make sure you leave satisfied. All of our beef is hand cut, flamed grilled and served with our house-made steak sauce. If you’re looking for great steaks, awesome burgers and thirty-one refreshing beers on tap, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s not forget about our house-smoked BBQ! Having started off as the Breckenridge BBQ almost 20 years ago, we know how to prepare the BBQ that has people coming back for more! With giant man-sized salads, an extensive kids menu, fish, and vegetarian items, we offer something for everyone.
Our staff is fun loving and professional about making sure that every experience is better than the last. Come join us for All-You-Can-Eat Ribs or our world famous Pig Out Platter. You can leave knowing that this might just be the best meal of your stay at the best steakhouse in Breckenridge.
South Ridge Seafood Grill
Chef Matthew Fackler and his wife Lisa are veterans in the Colorado culinary scene. They currently own and operate the award-winning restaurant, Relish, a 60 seat venue located in the heart of Breckenridge. Relish features an eclectic menu, focusing on local, regional, and seasonal influences. Relish has appeared in travel magazines and newspapers world-wide as one of the best places to dine in Breckenridge. Chef Fackler started his distinguished culinary career at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 1989. After graduating in 1991, he spent time in Nantucket, Colorado, Florida, Chicago and North Carolina before moving to Breckenridge in 1996.
In the decade that followed, Chef Fackler was the sous chef for seven years at Café Alpine in Breckenridge. In May of 2004, he became the head chef of Ski Tip Lodge, an elite restaurant in Keystone, CO. In 2005, he was awarded chef-of- the -year by his peers and students that he instructed at the Culinary Institute in Keystone.
Long-time Relish manager, Thomas Messerschmitt (T.J.) is partnering with Chef Matt in twist and brings his love and knowledge of wine and general operations to the mix. T.J. has been in Breckenridge for over 6 years now, since completing a degree in Business and Graphic design from the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne Indiana. His love of the mountains and outdoor activities brought him to Breckenridge where he met Chef Fackler at another local restaurant. For the past 6 years T.J. has been studying food and wine with travels around the entire west coast and participating in courses across the country.
- Breckenridge’s oldest pizzeria and legendary sports bar.
- Full-service Bar with 21 TVs.
- Private Dining/Banquet Room.
- Children’s Menu.
- Handicap Accessible.
- Gluten Free items available.
- Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
South Ridge Seafood Grill
South Ridge Seafood Grill
Breckenridge Ski Resort
At the resort’s signature dining establishment, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking mountain views and spectacular romantic sunsets as you dine on delectable dishes that are prepared fresh daily. Our exceptional culinary team demonstrates skill and creativity, providing an innovative variety of expertly prepared delicacies that feature local and sustainable ingredients. We offer gluten-free and dairy-free dishes as well.
The Motherloaded Tavern
When things get stressful and irritating, don’t you wish you could go back in time… back to a time when mom cooked for you, when people were nice to you, when someone took care of you? The mothers of The Motherloaded Tavern hear you! we have created a place that is warm, where servers treat you as part of the family (part of the family you actually like… you know funny uncle Bob, or Grandma Hon, who was always there for you), and where our talented chefs cook for you. (Heck, we even have people that will do the dishes.) So, travelers and neighbors, sit back, relax, and feel free to be yourself. Welcome to our home. Homemade recipes have followed each of us from childhood, to re-create an atmosphere of remembrance and frivolity. If we have missed something that was an integral part of your childhood, let us know… you never know, you might be famous down the road!
We thank all of our friends and family who have contributed their special recipes and support. We hope you will share some of your family stories and traditions with us. Please let this become your home away from home! Eat some spam, toast a marshmallow, take a sip of mad dog, and try not to take life so seriously.
Please eat and drink responsibly, don’t forget to brush your teeth, and enjoy the journey.
The Motherloaded Tavern.
Chef/Owner Matthew Fackler and his wife Lisa have been Breckendridge locals for over 20 years.
Matt graduated in 1991 from the CIA in Hyde Park New York and has been cooking ever since. He has worked in Nantucket, North Carolina, Florida and Chicago before making his way west to Colorado. Matt was the head chef at Cafe Alpine for 8 years and Ski Tip for 2 years, allowing him to grasp the Colorado food scene. Utilizing his love for Colorado, he opened Relish in 2006, focusing on local cuisine.
Chef Clint Ketchum grew up in Denver. After graduating from high school, Clint was hired at Papillion, where he worked for 3 years. He then went on to work at various top restaurants in Denver, where he developed his unique culinary skills. Clint moved to Breckenridge and worked at Pierres for 7 years, aquiring knowledge of french cuisine. In 2006, when Matt opened Relish, Clint came aboard and has been here ever since.
Relish opened June 16, 2006 and have been going strong ever since.
Thank you to all of our friends, family and guests who have already been here…and have spread the word about our restaurant. And to those who may be reading this and have not yet been here…….what are you waiting for!
Thank you and we look forward to meeting and serving you in the future!