I love Steamboat Springs, CO, in the summer! Beautiful weather, glorious scenery, limitless outdoor activities (tubing, swimming, hiking, biking, horseback riding…you name it!), and of course, delicious food in relaxing settings.
I’d heard of Creekside Café, because it’s one of my brother-in-law Jumbo’s favorite spots for summertime brunch, but I hadn’t eaten there until this week (and I went twice). Located at 131 11th Street, it’s almost at the end of town, but that definitely doesn’t keep the crowds from stopping there. It tends to be busy for breakfast and lunch (opened from 6am-2pm daily), but the food is definitely worth a wait, if there is one.
The inside dining room is cute and comfortable, but I prefer to dine outside next to the creek…I could stay there all day—it’s so relaxing.
The breakfast and lunch menu is full of simple and fresh options. Most of the food is locally sourced, and that comes through in the flavor. There’s nothing particularly fancy on the menu, but you can be pretty sure that whatever you order will taste good. I really enjoyed the veggie omelet with grits (they do good grits, and I’m a Southerner, so I know); there’s about 10,000 different versions of Eggs Benedict that look great; how about the High Energy Waffle with granola, yogurt and fresh fruit? Just sayin’.
And for lunch, the sandwiches are delicious (we all ordered something different, and everyone was satisfied). I ordered the Reuben with fries. The server, although a little sassy (but in a good way), modified my order with no problems. I don’t like 1,000 Island dressing. Sometimes restaurants won’t leave this off a Reuben (I don’t know why). Anyway, Creekside was very accommodating. And, as a bonus, the fries were the seasoned kind—delicious!
A local favorite, and now a favorite of mine, I expect to make this one of my go-to spots in Boat.