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Steamboat Magazine

Downtown Days

07/14/2023 07:00AM ● By Ski Town Media
(Large glass doors and plentiful greenery create a seamless indoor/outdoor dining experience at Besame. Photo courtesy of Besame.) 

From Steamboat Springs Visitors' Guide Summer 2023.

Steamboat Springs, CO - Downtown Steamboat Springs is a great place to start, end or spend your day. Steamboat is known for hearty breakfasts (and great Bloody Marys); huevos rancheros or breakfast burritos are a great way to fuel up before a day of adventure.  

Try locals-favorite Winona’s Restaurant and get there early to avoid a waitlist or grab a coffee to sip on until your table is ready. 

Choose a few souvenirs made locally, like leather goods from Coleman’s Haberdashery or candles from Alpine Bee Candles. Peruse F.M. Light & Sons for Western wear like cowboy boots and hats or browse threw Off the Beaten Path for your next read. Ohana makes custom-printed t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats, and offers a beautifully curated selection of gifts. If you’re looking for a bargain, the annual sidewalk sale happens twice per summer on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends. 

In the heat of the afternoon, there’s no better place for happy hour than a table overlooking the Yampa River. Snag a spot at E3 Chophouse, where you can lounge riverside in an Adirondack hair, sip on a cold cocktail and watch the tubers float by. If you have kids in town, try the patio at Yampa River Ice House – youngsters can play lawn games while adults chat at the table.

As the sun sinks down behind the mountains, outdoor dining is at its finest in the summertime. Grab a table on the rooftop of Salt & Lime to catch the sunset or dine under the twinkling lights on Mambo’s patio. A walk down Yampa Street, with  its canopy of lights, is a relaxing way to end a downtown day.