The Aspen Dining Guide

Award-winning chefs and inventive cuisine abound in Aspen, Colorado. In this Aspen dining guide, you’ll find a wide range of sure-to-be favorites, from where to pick up your morning latte to the best barbecue in town. Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell them The Scout Guide sent you!

Businesses in bold are The Scout Guide Aspen members.


Local Coffee House (614 East Cooper Avenue).  Stop in Local Coffee for fresh doughnuts, avocado toast, and an oat milk latte. Did we mention there are cronuts

JÜS (501 East Hyman Avenue). Our go-to for fresh-pressed juices (try our favorites: Charcoal Lemonade or the Ginger Greens), to-go lunch items, or small snacks to take out on the trails.

Spring Café (119 South Spring Street). Offering clean and satisfying fare, this café is a relaxing place for an organic and vegan-friendly lunch.


Base Camp Bar & Grill (73 Wood Road, Snowmass Village). Head to Base Camp for a casual, delicious meal or an adult beverage to relax those sore post-slope (from skiing or hiking) muscles.

Slice of Italy (69 Wood Run Road #1210, Snowmass Village). A warm, cozy atmosphere serving up classic Italian dishes and a great pizza pie.

Silverpeak Grill (520 Cooper Street). Chef-owned and operated by Troy Selby with a family-friendly atmosphere. The menu is full of options that make the whole family happy, but you’ll find your forks in the Chipotle Caesar.

Ajax Tavern (685 East Durant Avenue). Located at The Little Nell hotel, this is the perfect place to grab a burger and truffle fries. The restaurant, which has fantastic people-watching, is situated right at the base of Aspen Mountain, so the view is spectacular.

Casa Tua (403 South Galena Street). If you find yourself in Aspen in the summer, Casa Tua offers a lovely outdoor dining experience. Don’t miss the burrata salad with a glass of crisp white wine.

Home Team BBQ (38750 CO-82). Delicious food and a family-friendly atmosphere. Let the kiddos play outside at the base of Buttermilk Mountain while diving into some of the best barbecue around. 

The White House Tavern (302 East Hopkins Avenue). A local favorite, the menu is unpretentious but amazing, and the cocktails are legendary.


Paradise Bakery (320 S. Galena Street). No trip to Aspen is complete without a trip to Paradise. Famous for their cookies since 1976. Get a dozen…and thank us later.

Sundae Ice Cream (499 Market Street, Basalt & 60 Carriage Way, Snowmass Village). Small-batch artisan ice cream, served with a smile, every day. You’ll find us with a scoop of Something Minty or Birthday Cake (even when it is not our birthday)!


Bosq (312 South Mill Street). Chef Barclay Dodge delivers flavor-driven,  worldy New American cuisine in an intimate, modern setting with a summer-worthy see and be-seen patio.

Betula (525 East Cooper Avenue, #201). When you’re ready for an adult beverage this is the place to go. A cozy-chic dining experience with standout cocktails, we highly suggest the “Drink Me From the Bottom,” or the “Yellow Paloma”.

Cache Cache (205 South Mill Street). In business for three decades, Cache Cache boasts an impressive wine list and exquisite French-American menu.

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