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Dining During Mud Season

04/30/2024 09:36AM ● By Steamboat Magazine Staff
(Photo: Wood fire pizza courtesy of Mambo.)

Steamboat Springs, CO -
As the hustle and bustle of ski tourism dies down and the slow season approaches, locals, and even a few dwindling visitors, are often left searching for something to keep them entertained. Although many restaurants shut down, others offer unbeatable discounts and specials to fill people’s time – and their stomachs. Read on for a list of what’s closed, what’s open and what’s discounted.


Truffle Pig is currently closed, set to reopen on Friday, June 14. 
- Gourmet sushi stop Tahk Omakase will be closed until Memorial Day Weekend. Then, they’ll reopen Friday, May 24-Sunday, May 26, before another brief closure, after which, they will open with their summer menu on Friday, May 31. 
Slopeside is done for the season. 
Cafe Diva, is also closed but will reopen on Friday, May 17 with specials (see below for more details).
Table 79 will be closed from Sunday, April 28-Tuesday, May 7. They will also reopen with specials (see below for more details).
Yampa Valley Kitchen is closed for spring cleaning, but will reopen on Thursday, May 2.
The Periodic Table is closed for the season and will reopen with its summer concept on Wednesday, May 22. 
Stonewall is taking a two week vacation and will reopen at the beginning of May. 
White Rabbit Tavern will reopen Wednesday, May 15.
The Commons Food Hall is closed until Friday, May 4 when they'll reopen with their "Spring Into Summer" party, beginning at 5:00 p.m. The event features live music from Apple Pie Order and The Remedy as well as a costume contest with prizes for the winners.  
- And sadly, Mahogany Ridge has recently permanently closed. 


Mountain Tap reopens on Tuesday, April 30, with a patio that’s ready for spring. 
Primrose is serving up their usual menu.
Carl’s Tavern is up and running.
Mambo is dishing up pizza and pasta as usual.
- If you’re looking for breakfast, The Egg’s got it.
8th Street Steakhouse is offering steaks and more.


- Specials are the best part of mud season at Johnny B Good’s Diner, and there’s something different every day. Check them out on social media to see what’s going on each day.
Aurum is offering 50% off entrees through Thursday, May 30 and when Table 79 reopens on Wednesday, May 8, they will offer the same deal. 
Cafe Diva (reopening on Friday, May 17) is offering Date Night every Sunday from May 19-June 23. Choose an appetizer, entree and shared dessert for $49 per person. And, fondue night returns for three Wednesdays beginning May 22.
- Sit by the rushing Yampa River at E3 Chophouse during happy hour from 3-5 p.m. every day and enjoy discounted wine, beer and appetizers. 
- Or, get snazzy at Bésame’s salsa nights. A $10 cover gets you in for live music, drinks and dancing on Wednesdays, May 17, May 31 and June 14 from 9:30-11:30 p.m.