Local Favorites in Aspen


When you want to know the best places in town to eat, just ask a local. And in the alpine village of Aspen, they’ll tell you that Jimmy’s is where it’s at. You’ll want to go back to this comfortable hangout over and over again, whether for their famous crab cakes, fresh fish or USDA prime steaks. But it’s the energetic, lively atmosphere that really draws the crowds. And that’s why this Aspen institution comes highly recommended by our concierges.

Aspen is renowned for its farm-to-table dining, and there’s perhaps no better example than Pine Creek Cookhouse. Here you’ll discover a relaxed vibe, amazing staff, and scratch-made meals every day. The house specialty is the smoked trout, while wild game and fresh fish are not to be missed. Visitors have their choice on how to arrive at this legendary restaurant at the base of the Elk Mountains — by snowshoe, cross-country skiing or a romantic, horse-drawn sleigh ride.

Meat & Cheese is a hybrid specialty food store and restaurant, where goat’s milk procured from a local farm is what they use to make their artisanal cheeses. And at the White House Tavern, housed in an historic miner’s cottage, their famous chicken sandwich boasts a giant slab of fried chicken with spicy slaw nestled between two delicious pieces of homemade torta bread.

For that signature Aspen rustic-timber feel, Hickory House offers a cozy scene combined with finger-licking ribs, while Woody Creek Tavern, about 15 miles from Aspen, is a quirky dive that sports multicolored Christmas lights and Polaroid-covered walls. This former “haunt” of author Hunter S. Thompson also comes highly recommended by our concierge team.

Each year, Aspen hosts the FOOD & WINE Classic, where culinary experts from around the world, including winemakers and celebrity chefs, gather to celebrate all things food and wine over the span of three glorious days in June.

When you join us at Hyatt Residence Club Grand Aspen, our team of experienced concierges will ensure that you feel and eat like a local.

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