Ambiance, taste and value
Variety is the name of the game in Cripple Creek’s restaurants and cafes. An elegant candle-lit dinner, a crisp home-made pizza or a cold ice cream cone will taste great after a stroll on the streets of this historic mountain town. Browse through some of our great dining options below.
Boiler Room Tavern
Enjoy full bar service and a light bar-fare menu in the Boiler Room Tavern at the Hotel St. Nicholas. Patrons enjoy the Tavern’s laid-back atmosphere and eclectic décor, as well as the Tavern’s outdoor patio overlooking Cripple Creek and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The Boiler Room offers periodic live entertainment. Call to have them host special events.
Costello Street Coffee House in Florissant
Located on the northeast corner of U.S. Highway 24 and Teller County # 1, this is the starting point of the scenic Gold Belt Byway Tour. Only a short drive away from your Cripple Creek hub, this coffee house is a great place to stop for refreshment. Lovingly redecorated in the Victorian style, which it may once have enjoyed, it is a quiet and charming setting to enjoy a full coffee bar, pastries and desserts, tea and a sandwich menu. A Friday night dinner is served, as well as a Sunday breakfast buffet.
Down Under at the Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino
The Down Under is a fine-dining restaurant located in the Midnight Rose Hotel & Casino. Historic brick, a rich oak floor and low light provide a pleasing and romantic ambiance. The Down Under now features generous buffets four days a week, Thursdays through Sundays. Thursday features a Prime Rib Buffet from 5-9 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, a delicious Seafood Buffet is served from 4-10 p.m. and a Sunday Buffet is served from 4-9 p.m. Choose from an expansive wine selection and finish your dining experience with a decadent dessert. Visit the Down Under for a veritable cornucopia of delicious choices.
Located on the second floor of the Midnight Rose, Dynamite Dick’s has plenty of variety and provides you with a quick break without having to sacrifice on taste. Dynamite Dick’s features classic fare, including salads, soups, sandwiches, desserts and more. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner – all served by the friendliest staff.