Part of Breckenridge’s reopening plan included allowing extra space outdoors for dining. I think we can all agree this is a good thing and hopefully a plan that is here to stay. Personally, I think one of the best ways to enjoy a sunny Colorado day is to sit out on a patio, grab a cold beer and have some delicious food.
If you are in town and looking to support some local businesses, here is my list for amazing outdoors places to grab a bite.
Kenosha is one of the best places in town for patio dining and for good reason. They are dishing out great BBQ, Steaks and Burgers and with an impressive menu of over 30 beers this place should be on the top of your list. Find them right off of main street in downtown Breck.
Quandary Grille is a locals favorite, located at the end of Main St. where the mountain begins. For dinner you can expect a typical steak house menu or head over for lunch on the patio for a more casual menu of sandwiches, salads and tacos.
Angel’s Hollow, located a couple streets off of main, is a local favorite with a small outdoor patio to enjoy that Colorado sun. The menu seems to have a bit of everything from meatloaf to Mexican and fish n’ chips to Burgers. They have been serving up food to locals and visitors for over 20 years, don’t miss out.
Empire Burger is the perfect spot for lunch after a long day of hiking. They have a wide variety of burgers and they are all so good. Perched above Main Street, the little outdoor patio area is great for some food and people watching. Empire has been voted best burger in Summit every year since 2007, that alone should be enough reason to get you there.
While not in Breckenridge, this restaurant had to be mentioned. Sauce on the Blue is located a short drive away in Silverthorne and serves up some amazing pizza and Italian dishes and offers a great happy hour from 3 - 5:30 pm. If you happen to be in Avon, they have another location there as well.
This one is a bit different from the rest of the list. RMU is a company that produces skis, apparel, and other products for the backcountry rider. However, at their Breck location, they also have a beer garden to hang out in. During summer time, the store is turned into a bike shop and the beer garden is open for business. They do not offer food, but this location is great to grab a drink with friends and take in that amazing view.