Spring is the time of year in Breckenridge when locals pause to breathe. Everything is a little quieter and less crowded during the spring months in Breckenridge. The ski season is over, and we get to enjoy the calm before the busy summer season that heats up around the 4th of July. One of the best aspects of the spring shoulder season are the deals one can find out at restaurants, shops, and on lodging in Breckenridge and around Summit County. We took a poll here in our office and asked our coworkers what their favorite restaurants are here in Breckenridge so we could offer a few suggestions for those coming to town.

  1. Hearthstone Restaurant: (130 S. Ridge Street, 970-453-1148) is a favorite in our office and has been a local’s choice for years. Located in the historic, 125 year-old Kaiser House, The Hearthstone is known for hand cut steaks, game and fresh seafood using locally farmed seasonal products. This richly decorated Victorian-era home offers beautiful views of town, the Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Ten Mile Range. Our favorite dish is the elk steak and the Colorado lamb. The seating is comfy and they have one of the best happy hours in Breckenridge.
  2. Mi Casa: (600 S. Park Ave, 970-453-2071) is somewhat less expensive than the first two restaurants Mi Casa’s food is no less impressive. Founded in 1981, Mi Casa offers Mexican food and prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients right down to hand-cut heated nachos they offer to every guest dining. The mild salsa that goes with the chips is a fresh and flavorful salsa with a hint of sweetness that is perhaps the best mild salsa there is. Mi Casa offers many traditional dishes but the one that everybody here loves is found on the appetizer menu but don’t be afraid to order it for dinner! Duck Quesada’s are one of the signature dishes offered by Mi Casa and is so good it has even won numerous awards. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy this dish and remember to wash it down with a tasty Marg.
  3. Kenosha Steakhouse: (301 South Main Street, 970-453-7313) is called a steakhouse but is really known for two things. First the most popular menu items are by far the BBQ plates the offer and second any local will tell you that Kenosha has one of the best decks to sit outside on anywhere in Summit County. Perfect sun all day and uninterrupted views of Breckenridge ski resort and the Ten Mile Range make this large deck the local’s favorite. Foodwise Kenosha offers great steaks and burgers not to mention their award winning BBQ. The favorite dish in this office is the Beef Brisket Platter. Mmmmmmm.

If you are planning a spring or early summer trip to Breckenridge consider one of our favorite restaurants and don’t forget to check the Best of Breckenridge Blog (right here!) for  weekly 2 for 1’s and restaurant deals.

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