Steamboat Springs has some good restaurant choices. Make sure to try:
Laundry Kitchen & Cocktails: At 127 11th St., this is an excellent restaurant and gastro-pub located in a converted laundry that operated from 1910 to 1977. With its warm and lively atmosphere, it features small plates including cured meats and cheese plus a good number of salads, vegetable sides and fish and meat entrees. I enjoyed the braised octopus/pulpo with spanish potatoes, capers in a sherry vinegar, and a very good roasted beet salad.
Creekside Cafe & Grill: At 131 11th St., this is the perfect spot for breakfast or brunch along the Soda Creek with both indoor and outdoor seating. It is popular, so expect a wait!
Steamboat Wine Festival: For over 10 years, this is an annual festival in August featuring wine tastings, wine dinners and special outdoor activities.
Take the Gondola in the summer for incredible mountain views, hiking and biking. At the top there is a restaurant serving a great Sunday brunch atop the Thunderhead building, just book in advance, or you can eat at the Oasis Sundeck for more casual dining and stunning views. They have a great menu of salads, burgers and sandwiches.
Other places to check out include Lil’ House Country Biscuits and Coffee and Sweet Pea Restaurant, Freshies for coffee, breakfast and lunch dishes using local partners, Cafe Diva and Winona’s Restaurant and Bakery at 617 Lincoln Ave. The Truffle Pig has received great press also. Food & Wine Magazine calls it one of the best ski resort restaurants.