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post #1 of 21
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How about sharing your favorite ski area restaurants?

I'll start by nominating Bacchi's Inn in Tahoe City. This is an old-fashioned, family-style Italian restaurant that served the Italian team at the Squaw Valley Olympics and has been in the same family for 70 years. From the outside, it looks like a run-down local bar, but the inside is old-world Italian-Swiss. The portions are epic, and eating a full meal is a marathon that requires pacing. Absolutely the best minestrone soup on the face of the earth.
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The Boat Yard in Frisco, CO is a favorite of mine. The serivce is great and the food is oh-so-good.
post #3 of 21
For tasty casual I really enjoyed The Silver Fork Lodge in BCC, a mile or two down the road from Solitude. The tomato basil artichoke bisque is delicious.
post #4 of 21
Any of the lodges at SnowBasin.:

Bubba's BBQ in Jackson Hole, great brisket.::
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Dish in Edwards, CO. www.eatdrinkdish.com Absolutely fantastic, my favorite restaurant anywhere. Great food, great atmosphere, great service, great drinks. What more could a girl want?
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Timberline Thai in Fraser, CO. It's hard to imagine good Thai cuisine in the sticks of CO, especially when it's housed in an old Tasty Freeze. I guess the phrase 'where ever you go, there you are' applies to all nationalities.

The food is quite good and the service is charming (order at the counter and they bring it to your table). The staff (usually the owner and one 'front of the house' person) always seem genuinely happy to serve you.

Tip: If you like it really hot you've got to be pretty emphatic about requesting 'Thai hot' or hotter.
post #7 of 21
The Mother Loaded in Breckenridge. Fun reasonably priced food that is really good and cheap PBR on tap. Something for everyone. My kids love this place.
post #8 of 21
#1 La Cheval du Jade in Saint Jovite near Tremblant. Owned and operated by the chef, who is an artist.

I doubt you'll find better ski area food anywhere in North America. It's hands down the best restaurant I've eaten at on this continent, ski area proximate or no.

Runner up: Rim Rock Cafe at Whistler.
post #9 of 21
Cloud Nine Bistro on Aspen Highlands very good four star restaurant with spectacular views of Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Bells.

For great shakes stop at Lewis's Sweet Shop in Empire. Nice on way home from Mary Jane
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Stacey's Old Faithful Cowboy Bar and Cafe - Gallatin Gateway. Its on the way back to town from Big Sky. 1/2 pound burgers with homemade fries or homemade potato chips for $5.95. Tenderloins as good as I ever had in Chicago for $20. For amusement go into the bar, order a microbrew and see if you get out alive.
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.......For amusement go into the bar, order a microbrew and see if you get out alive.
Don't make fun of southern redneck/hillbillies any more!
post #12 of 21

Mt. Rose access road & 395, Reno NV

Cortina ristorante.

Yes, it looks like a strip mall chain eatery. It isn't.
Mind you, the unprepossessing exterior does not keep out the Chuck E. Cheese set, a table apart is worth it imo.

Kicker gnocchi and pasta, well done wine list, pizza good, olive oil and breads really flavorful.
post #13 of 21
Ski Tip Lodge in Keystone, CO. Kind of pricey and nowhere I would take my kids (nothing they would eat ) but oh SO fabulous food!!!
post #14 of 21

For the spaetzle fans, you know who you are.

Bohemian Brewery, W 7200 South, Salt Lake City.

paprikash
prague salad
halibut
sauerkraut (a bit too sweet & buttery for my taste or it would rate another , ask for paprika sprinkle)

Bock not really what I expected, very nice weiss, house pilsner really the thing.
post #15 of 21
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Any of the lodges at SnowBasin.:

Bubba's BBQ in Jackson Hole, great brisket.::
I'd second Bubba's. Not really on the ski hill, but it's been my favorite since '89. I dig the pulled pork and virtually everything on the breakfast menu.

I'd nominate the Smokehouse BBQ in Steamboat too. Similar to Bubba's in quality and quantity, plus you get to throw peanut shells on the floor.
post #16 of 21
I didn't get to try Bubba's while I was in Jackson last week but we did try Q Roadhouse and found it pretty damn good.
post #17 of 21
i cannot recommend highly enough riva grill in south lake tahoe - http://www.rivagrill.com/

they are right on the beach and have a great view across the lake any time of year, but are particularly great 30 minutes before sunset if you happen to like to watch the sunset over the lake and mountains. you can sit out on the deck or inside, both have good views.

i recommend the shrimp and lobster bisque, but most things and homebrews are pretty good.
post #18 of 21
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#1 La Cheval du Jade in Saint Jovite near Tremblant. Owned and operated by the chef, who is an artist.

I doubt you'll find better ski area food anywhere in North America. It's hands down the best restaurant I've eaten at on this continent, ski area proximate or no.

Runner up: Rim Rock Cafe at Whistler.
Ditto for the Rim Rock, consistantly great seafood for years and years....nice wine list also!
post #19 of 21
Rim Rock and Quattro.
post #20 of 21
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Bohemian Brewery, W 7200 South, Salt Lake City.

paprikash
prague salad
halibut
sauerkraut (a bit too sweet & buttery for my taste or it would rate another , ask for paprika sprinkle)

Bock not really what I expected, very nice weiss, house pilsner really the thing.
other SLC spots

Lone Star 2300E Fort Union BLVD - best fish tacos I have ever tasted even compared to coastal locations. best cheap place to eat I have found

The Bayou, 630 South State- biggest beer list in SLC, and also full service club style bar. when coupled with cheapish cajun cusine its amoung the best I have found.

Cafe Trang, 1400E Draper Parkway. Great thia restruant. great views of the wasatch mountain range. the food is authentic and very taste. thia ice teas are awesome
post #21 of 21
Not necessarily in a ski town, but Canmore has some pretty good finds and is on the way home from Banff, so a stop is usually in order.

I'm a big fan of the Grizzly Paw brewpub - good bear, er beer, decent burgers that come with two sides so you can have fries and salad. Not fancy, so they won't mind if you come in smelling less than fresh after a day out.

If you're a little more dressed up, Crazyweed is fantastic. One of the best restaurants in the Bow Valley, in my opinion. Pizzas, curries and lots of other good stuff.
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