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Steamboat Restaurants?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Any suggestions for a group of about a dozen, ages 10 to 70? Something yummy but not too fancy. My nephew worked at Rio Grande for a few years, so we always went there  -- I'm clueless about other places. (We still might end up at Rio, but thought we'd branch out a bit.)

(I did search, but most info is several years old. Eons in restaurant years!)
post #2 of 23
Steamboat Smokehouse on Lincoln St.
post #3 of 23
I used to live in Steamboat (2 years ago)--Rio Grande was one of the worst Mexican restaurants in town imo, I'd recommend Fiesta Jalisco or Tequila's over it any day. I wasn't a big fan of the Steamboat Smokehouse either--Double Z's over on the west end of town offers better BBQ, though I don't think it's the nicest restaurant to eat at (always took out). Tugboat is fun place that offers decent, inexpensive food and is in Ski Time Square. Slopeside is another good bar and grill at the base of the mountain.
post #4 of 23
We were there over New Year's.  Liked Mambo Italiano and Fiesta Jalisco.  Ate at the Steamboat Smokehouse, it was only ok.    We also did the steakhouse where you cook your own steaks (can't remember the name off the top of my head).  I thought it was fine and my boys thought it was cool to cook your own steak.  We ate a couple of times at the Gondola Pub and Grill right off the slopes and I thought they had very good burgers and bar food.  Nothing quite like a good burger and Steamboat Ale after coming off the slopes.
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post

I used to live in Steamboat (2 years ago)--Rio Grande was one of the worst Mexican restaurants in town imo,

Doesn't matter when your nephew is mixing your margaritas. ;-)  Rio is, like most Mexican restaurants, hit and miss. I have had some really good food and some really-not-so-good food. But I like pretty much all Mexican food, even Del Taco, and we have some east coasters in the group that don't know any better anyway. I didn't know there was a Fiesta Jalisco, though; that's always pretty good. What is Tequila's like?
post #6 of 23
X2  - always had good food there.

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Steamboat Smokehouse on Lincoln St.
post #7 of 23
True enough. Tequila's has good Mexican with Huge portions. They have great combination plates. I never had to wait there either--so that's a bonus. They also offer both salsa and some kind of slaw (cabbage, cilantro, lime juice) with chips. If I had to choose, I'd say Fiesta Jalisco has slightly better food, but Tequila's offers bigger portions and good food.
post #8 of 23
 Consider the Ore House for a large mixed age group.Steaks,burgers,fish and a salad bar.Reasonably priced.Enjoy your stay at the Boat.
post #9 of 23
Mambo Itanliano was good...I would check out www.tripadvisor.com . That is where I usually get my ideas from
post #10 of 23
La Montana is VERY good and is at the base of the mountain....I also agree with the Smokehouse...
post #11 of 23
the old west steakhouse...pretty sure its called old west, or something like that.  my buddy works there.  super good.

pce!
post #12 of 23
Avoid the Pub place located on a corner on Lincoln Rd (St?). Bad food and worse service.

Good Chinese at the place in the shopping center closest to Steamboat where the WalMart and Christies is.
post #13 of 23
La'Pogee (sp?) downtown for a nice dinner.  Next door, Harwig's for a nice but more casual dinner.  Serves lots of game meats. 
post #14 of 23
Fixed it and  Fiesta is by far the best mexican-  8th street is a lot of fun for families.

Mambo may be good if you like Olive Garden!  If you need to eat Italian food in Colorado, try Reggios, but if you are from the NY or Boston Area, you know what I am talking about!
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Originally Posted by Illibuck View Post

We were there over New Year's.  Liked Mambo Italiano and Fiesta Jalisco.  Ate at the Steamboat Smokehouse, it was only ok.    We also did the steakhouse where you cook your own steaks (can't remember the name off the top of my head).  I thought it was fine and my boys thought it was cool to cook your own steak 8th street Steakhouse.  We ate a couple of times at the Gondola Pub and Grill right off the slopes and I thought they had very good burgers and bar food.  Nothing quite like a good burger and Steamboat Ale after coming off the slopes.


Yes, much better but keep in mind it's cash only and has limited seating. But they do deliver

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Originally Posted by JoeUT View Post

I used to live in Steamboat (2 years ago)--Rio Grande was one of the worst Mexican restaurants in town imo, I'd recommend Fiesta Jalisco or Tequila's over it any day. I wasn't a big fan of the Steamboat Smokehouse either--Double Z's over on the west end of town offers better BBQ, though I don't think it's the nicest restaurant to eat at (always took out). Tugboat is fun place that offers decent, inexpensive food and is in Ski Time Square. Slopeside is another good bar and grill at the base of the mountain.
 
post #15 of 23
La Montana has great Food, it's located across from the Highmark in the plaza.
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La Montana is VERY good and is at the base of the mountain....I also agree with the Smokehouse...
 



NO!  don't do that to yourself.........

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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post

Avoid the Pub place located on a corner on Lincoln Rd (St?). Bad food and worse service.

Good Chinese at the place in the shopping center closest to Steamboat where the WalMart and Christies is.
 
post #16 of 23
^^^^^ So YOU are THE authority about food in Steamboat?
post #17 of 23
Here is a Reastaurant guide for the boat

http://steamboat-dining.com/medium/mediumscreen.htm

other places I eaten and liked

gourmet- Bistro CV-  also they have a very good happy hour
Cafe Diva, excellent, just not as good as CV.

casual-
The boathouse (right on the yampa, looking up Howelson- good drafts)
Big House Burgers- locally sourced natural beef in the Ace hardware plaza good value
Winnona's for breakfast/Lunch 
Mahagony ridge- apres ski
Tugboat- classic...
Slopeside- great pizza and good drafts

Take out- Try Drunkin onion ( wildhorse plaza) more of an upscale prepared food place. Very good.
post #18 of 23
You are referring to the Panda in the City Market plaza?  Hey if you liked it, great.

Not the authority, just have eaten at lot of places there over the past few years and know others opinions of the restaurants who live there.

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^^^^^ So YOU are THE authority about food in Steamboat?
 
post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post

^^^^^ So YOU are THE authority about food in Steamboat?

Having met finndog and knowing that he has a great sense of good food, I'd trust him, and mosdef trust his judgement of good food in a place that he nearly lives. 
post #20 of 23
You can't go wrong with Finndog's recommendations.  I do like Mambo Italiano, but I am not from New York/New Jersey.  La Montana is good, but I can't get past how overpriced they are for Tex-Mex.  Cafe Diva is excellent.  The Gondola Pub is good for beer and nachos after a great day of skiing.
post #21 of 23
Hey just had some nice $1.50cans of PBR and good Ribs at ZZ on Saturday, I was thinking about this post.  

Had dinner at Bistro Friday night, pork belly cooked for 2 days, with Lobster for appetizer... yummmmmm   then elk loin with some tasty Pinot.  House made Blue berry tart with a glass of Spanish desert wine from the house.  Compliments to Chef vaugh and the gang. 

Eating at Fiesta Jalisco tonight, loking forward the best Carne Asada in the US along with a Modela negro or 2.
post #22 of 23
Ah, the ZZ.

Best ribs and pulled pork around.

Nice Finn
post #23 of 23
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Eating at Fiesta Jalisco tonight, loking forward the best Carne Asada in the US along with a Modela negro or 2.

Sorry, but I've never been a Fiesta Jalisco fan... to me it's just your standard sloppy chain Mexican food, I've never been into their food... I do like them for lunch however simply because you can get a crapload of food for super cheap.  I've always been a Cantina fan, and maybe it's just because I've always had a few of their margaritas before dinner.
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