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About Elk Ave Prime
Elk Ave Prime is located in the heart of downtown Crested Butte on Elk Avenue. We feature hand carved Prime steaks, Colorado lamb, Elk, Pork Chops, fresh Seafood, farm to restaurant garden salads and more. We also have a great kids menu.
We feature 16 beers on tap, most of which are Colorado born, as well as the largest wine selection in the valley. You can enjoy any of our drinks from our outdoor patio or cozy up next to our fireplace, great after a long day of skiing.
Elk Ave Prime is one of the largest venues in Crested Butte, ideal for large parties or wedding receptions.
Crested Butte, CO 81224
Steakhouse, American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Elk and 3rd
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
From time to time Elk Ave Prime invites local performers to play and entertain our guests.
Maxwell's Steakhouse catering team is capable of catering to parties up to 400 at your ranch or home. Contact us today about having us customize your special event for your group.
The CB mountain shuttle drops off a half a block from our front door, so come on down.
Private Party Facilities:
Maxwell's Steakhouse boasts a private dining room for up to 80 people as well as our entire establishment should your group expand past our private dining room walls.
Private Party Contact:
Curtis Higgins: (214) 437-1726
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Elk Ave Prime Ratings and Reviews
We went to celebrate my nephew's college graduation. We had reservations at 7 and arrived about 15 minutes early. We were seated promptly and Elliott, our waiter arrived soon after we were seated to make recommendations and take our orders. Appetizer came quickly. 45 minutes after placing our order Elliott came by to apologize for the delay. 15 more minutes passed with no dinner and another apology. Our food finally arrived 1 hr 15 minutes after placing the order. The food was delicious except for the mushroom risotto which was gooey with no taste. Highlight was the bacon appetizer which was to die for! Filet was melt in your mouth and mashed potatoes were to die for! Salmon was excellent as well. Crab cake was just so so. Elliott did comp 3 desserts for our party of 5 which was a very nice touch. Unfortunately an hour and 15 minutes to wait for our dinner with a 7 pm arrival before the restaurant even got busy with a high priced menu didn't leave me with a great first impression.
Allegedly one of the nicest restaurants in Crested Butte, but was a distant 3rd out of 3 for our visit to town. We went pretty early and there was only one other table occupied, but they still sat us right next to the other table (who were odd ducks). My entrée was unbelievably good (Elk Tenderloin), but was also the most expensive item on the menu by far at $65. Other adult meal was just average and all the kids steaks (ordered 'Medium') came badly charred on the outside. I thought kids might just be whining, but I tasted them all and their steaks were like sucking on burned coffee grounds. I really enjoyed my food, but when wife & kids are not happy, it's hard to enjoy the meal or recommend that others stump up the $$$$ to suffer a similar fate
First time dinner at Elk Ave Prime. We had a party of 6, reserved for 7:00 pm. Seated immediately, served in a very timely manner. Deviled eggs, fried Brussels, fried green tomatoes were all great appetizers. Steaks were perfect, creamed corn, mashed potatoes, mushrooms were ideal sides. Creme Brûlée topped it off. Wine selection was very nice. Excellent dining experience. We will return!
outstanding wait staff. delicious appetizers and deserts. we had filets and salmon and all were excellent. brownie with ice cream for desert was devoured by the entire table. excellent wine and drink menu. if in crested butte elk ave prime is a must destination
One of our absolute favorites in Crested Butte! The food is divine, amazing wine menu, best dirty martinis with blue cheese stuffed olives, and the atmosphere is an outstanding Mt feel! Can't brag enough about the impecable service and willingness to make your dinner over the top! We will be visiting again and again!!!
We went to Elk Ave Prime twice during our short trip to Crested Butte. We had gone last year and remembered it being good. And it did not disappoint. It was delicious both times, though a little harder to get into than I remember. But visitors to CB were also up this year.
This is the one dining experience in Crested Butte you don't want to miss. Owners, Julie and Curtis know how to operate an upscale restaurant. They are visible on the floor either checking in guest or making sure service and the food is up to your expectation. The waitstaff is friendly, knowledgeable and eager to serve. They take pride in their craft. The steaks and seafood as on par with any Dallas steakhouse. This is a must each visit during ski season and summer.
Amazing food and service. Julie worked with us as our reservation grew in number. They accomodated us even through they were incredibly busy already.
All of the food was incredible. We had a selection of appetizers, the bacon and the deviled eggs were standouts. My husband had the Elk tenderloin with lamb chops and added scallops to it. He said it was the best meal he has had in a long time. My short ribs with potatoes and vegetables was amazing.
Overall, it was just perfect. One of the highlights of our vacation.
It was our first time in Crested Butte and Elk Avenue Prime was recommended as a great steak place for my husband's birthday. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was impeccable. We will definitely look forward to another dinner there on our next visit and will recommend to anyone we know going to Crested Butte.
We won't return. We had two positives: Our server, Alex, who was great, and the fried Brussels Sprouts - they were delicious! We were disappointed that we had a reservation and requested a table in the front of the house, where there appeared to be three tables available, and were denied and placed in the back. One of the tables was still available when we left. The bread was disappointing; the buffalo ravioli was dry; the rib-eye, while well-cooked, was fatty.
Made reservations for my birthday and I couldn't have been more pleased! My filet was outstanding, super tender and flavorful. My husband's scallops were huge and flavorful! The server was very attentive but not overly. I would highly recommend this restaurant while in Crested Butte.
AMAZING! My boyfriend and I made reservations (which I highly recommend even for just two) as town is busy during ski season! We had a absolute wonderful time - atmosphere was nice but not too fancy; we cleaned up of course but it was still a ski weekend vacay. The menu had great food options and everything we ordered was fabulous -- cooked to perfection (Ahi Tuna & Filet Mignon) . Wine was delicious and somehow we made room for dessert. Would highly recommend if you are looking for a nicer meal out in Crested Butte and a good steakhouse!
We were looking for a nicer restaurant to celebrate a birthday. While our check was a bit more than I expected, it was worth every penny. Traditional steakhouse that did what we asked; cooked our filets perfectly. I had no problems finding gluten free options.
We went there for Valentines' Day. They sat us by the fire. It was very nice and cozy. The ambiance is good. It is a little pricey, but the food was well worth the cost. Their steaks are vey large, but they allowed us to split without charging extra. It is an a la cart restaurant, but I highly recommend it for a special occasion.
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