The Wooden Nickel, Crested Butte’s oldest saloon and great steak house, has been hosting visitors and locals alike under the current ownership since 1981. Whether you are visiting the mountains for the first time or returning, the Nickel is a Crested Butte tradition that must not be missed. Dating prior to 1929, our bar and building will take you back to the early mining era of the Rocky Mountains. We pride ourselves in offering consistent, high quality food and drink prepared and served by our experienced, friendly staff. We feature a wide variety of U.S.D.A. Prime graded steaks, seafood, lamb, pork, lobster, crab, salads, sandwiches, as well as our famous prime rib.

If you are interested in having a private function, whether it be a wedding, rehearsal dinner, birthday, reunion, or just a regular “good old time get together" with friends, the Nickel is ideal for parties of up to 100. We will be pleased to help you plan your special evening tailored to meet your needs.

The Nickel is open year round (except for 3 weeks at the end of ski season).

We look forward to seeing you during your next visit!


222 Elk Avenue

Crested Butte, CO



Open 7 nights a week

Bar Opens at 4:00 PM

Happy Hour 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Dinner starts from 5:00 PM 

Please call for Reservations:

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