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Top 3 Casual Restaurants in Aspen, CO

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Diane Wuthrich
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Top 3 Casual Restaurants in Aspen, CO

All the skiing and snowboarding can definitely work up an appetite. Get ready to kick off the boots and unwind with an unforgettable meal in one of these amazing restaurants near Wander Aspen Summit. If you’re looking for laid-back casual dining and comfort food, these restaurants have got you covered:

White House Tavern

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  • Distance from Wander Aspen Summit: 1.9 miles

  • Location: 302 East Hopkins Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611

  • Hours: 10:30 AM - 9 PM, Sunday - Thursday
    10:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday

  • Phone: (970) 925-1007

  • Website: White House Tavern

The White House Tavern is more than just a casual restaurant: it’s considered an institution in Aspen! The property was constructed in 1883, originally intended as a miner’s cabin. It’s still one of the oldest structures in all of Aspen, but it’s now a cool tavern with a distinctive menu. 

The woody interiors add a warmth to the space and ambiance, which is so comforting during the winter! The sumptuous Honor Burger, Gulf Coast Style Fish Sandwich, and Crispy Chicken Sandwich are worth the travel. They also have amazing bar chow and sides, plus a well-stocked bar.

Tip: The White House Tavern is a casual dining spot, but they do have a dress code. Avoid wearing tank tops, flip flops, hats, and athletic attire.

Silverpeak Grill

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  • Distance from Wander Aspen Summit: 2.2 miles

  • Location: 520 Cooper Street, Aspen

  • Hours: 10:30 AM - 9 PM, Monday - Saturday
    11 AM to closing on Sundays

  • Phone: (970) 544-0035

  • Website: Silverpeak Grill

For good old American and Mexican Californian-inspired comfort food, head over to Silverpeak Grill. This family-friendly restaurant will have you coming back for food that makes you all warm and giddy. Owned and managed by Chef Troy Selby, the menu features a curated selection of classics and they only use the freshest seasonal ingredients.

Burgers and sandwiches are always a hit at Silverpeak Grill - as are the Baja-style tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and wraps. They also have a kid-friendly menu for the young ones. Healthy salads and bowls are available too! 

Clark’s Oyster Bar

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  • Distance from Wander Aspen Summit: 2.2 miles

  • Location: 517 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611

  • Hours: 11:30 AM - 3 PM lunch service, daily

    5PM till closing, dinner service, daily

  • Phone: (970) 544-0035

  • Website: Clark’s Oyster Bar

For the freshest seafood in Aspen, it doesn’t get better than Clark’s Oyster Bar. This homey restaurant is an iconic institution, known for its warm interiors, open kitchen, and elegant aesthetics. This is a great choice for long, lazy brunches, easy dinners, and cocktails. 

The famous ciopinno or chowder bowls are the perfect winter meal! Of course, freshly shucked oysters are great all year round. But trust us: don’t leave Aspen without indulging in their mouthwatering lobster rolls.

Tip: Clark’s Oyster Bar tends to get busy, so reservations are recommended. 


This list is a good starting point for all the food lovers visiting Wander Aspen Summit. If you've had your fill with these locations and need more suggestions, our 24/7 Wander Concierge has you covered. Just send them a message directly in the Wander app or via text at 737-377-3205.

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