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Saddle Up and Chow Down

There’s nothing that exemplifies Steamboat Springs’ ranching town traditions more than indulging in authentic Western dining experiences. This hearty style of cooking, a cornerstone of Western dining in Steamboast Springs, reflects the rugged lifestyle of the American West, and is a fantastic way to connect to Colorado’s cowboy roots. Each nourishing meal is designed to provide sustenance for hard-working ranchers, and reflects Steamboat’s reputation of Western hospitality.

This style of cuisine has been shaped by high quality farming practices and locally sourced ingredients, such as beef, game meats, beans, corn, and seasonal vegetables. Mexican and Native American influences are often present in these dishes, providing diners with a variety of exciting flavor combinations. Eating a truly authentic Western meal is a culturally immersive experience, akin to exploring Steamboat’s historic landmarks.

This ranching town is packed with a large variety of dining options, from luxurious restaurants, to relaxed après-ski locations that overlook the mountain. Here at The Astrid, we’re passionate about celebrating Steamboat’s Western roots. That’s why we’ve curated this list of the most delicious Western style dining experiences in Steamboat Springs.


Ore House at The Pine Grove

Ore house at the pine grove exterior, covered in snow at night

From inside a historic barn, dating back to the 1880s, a relaxed yet sophisticated restaurant has been serving authentic Western cuisine for over 50 years. Enjoy a friendly dine-in experience complete with welcoming staff, a warm ambiance, and a “famous” salad bar that locals can’t stop talking about. Private dining can be accommodated in one of the beautifully decorated separate rooms, including a remarkable banquet room complete with a full service bar, a cobblestone fireplace, private restrooms, a dance floor, and A/V setup.

Our dish of choice: Peppered elk loin

Our dessert of choice: Mountain mud pie

Our beverage of choice: Ore fashioned whiskey

Location: 1465 Pine Grove Road, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

How to get there from The Astrid: A short 5 – 10 minute car ride in The Astrid’s private shuttle

E3 Chophouse

E3 Chophouse logo

Serving a selection of seafood, soups, and salads, the crowning jewel of E3 Chophouse is their responsibly raised black angus beef. This ranch-to-restaurant experience combines high-end food with passion and purpose, as their hand cut steaks are all-natural, with no antibiotics, no steroids, and no added hormones. With delightful indoor and outdoor seating right on the edge of the Yampa River, this is an authentic Western dining experience that’s deeply connected to nature..

Our dish of choice: Baseball sirloin florentine

Our dessert of choice: Bananas foster cheesecake

Our beverage of choice: Mad Creek beer, Storm Peak

Location: 701 Yampa Street, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

How to get there from The Astrid: A short 10 – 15 minute car ride in The Astrid’s private shuttle

Truffle Pig

The Truffle Pig exterior sign, with the logo of a dancing pig

Slopeside sophistication reaches new heights at Truffle Pig, where guests sip on craft cocktails next to a crackling fire pit. This decadent restaurant boasts a varied menu that offers a mix of Western-inspired cuisine alongside modern American dishes. For the full Steamboat experience, guests are welcomed to dine in a comfortable outdoor area, share stories over a crackling log fire, and enjoy remarkable mountain views.

Our dish of choice: Bison Carpaccio

Our dessert of choice: Caramel and pecan cheesecake

Our beverage of choice: Espresso martini

Location: One Steamboat Place, 2250 Apres Ski Way, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

How to get there from The Astrid: A short 3-5 minute car ride in The Astrid’s private shuttle

Haymaker Patio Grill

Haymaker's patio seating

Located on a lush green Championship Golf Course, the Haymaker Patio grill offers a broad menu of Southwestern flavors. Mount Werner backdrops the outdoor seating area, adjacent to a patio and grass lawn where kids and adults alike are invited to play a game of cornhole. For the full Western experience, gather your friends around the cozy outdoor fireplace whilst you watch a remarkable Rocky Mountain sunset.

Our dish of choice: Southwest quinoa bowl

Our dessert of choice: House-made seasonal fruit panna cotta

Location: 34855 US-40, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, United States

How to get there from The Astrid: A short 10-15 minute car ride in The Astrid’s private shuttle

8th Street Steakhouse

8th Street Steakhouse logo

What better way to make lifelong memories with your family member than over a smoking grill? The 8th Street Steakhouse experience allows customers to select their specific hand-cut steak, seafood or chicken from the on-site butcher shop, then cook it to perfection on a 20-foot lava rock grill. 

Thanks to this interactive grilling experience, you and your dining companions can cook your steak exactly how you like it, all whilst learning a new skill. Immerse yourself in the rich ranching heritage of Steamboat Springs as you enjoy the finest cuts of beef that have been reared to perfection.

Our dish of choice: Colorado buffalo ribeye

Our dessert of choice: Carrot cake

Our beverage of choice: Henry Weinhard’s root beer

Location: 50 8th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487, United States

How to get there from The Astrid: A short 10-15 minute car ride in The Astrid’s private shuttle


Western Tradition Meets High-End Luxury

If reading this guide to Western cuisine in Steamboat Springs has your mouth watering, you’re in good company! Here at The Astrid, our team is passionate about embracing Steamboat’s ranching town culture. In true cowboy style, we embrace authentic Western hospitality, community, and a love for the land.

We’re pioneering an exclusive slopeside community of like-minded individuals and families, who value Western tradition just as much as luxury and innovation. The Astrid exists so that foodies, adventurers, and community-focussed folk like you can lay down roots in this historic town, with your very own luxury vacation home.

To find out more about how we’re redefining adventure in Steamboat Springs, we invite you to join our online community.

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