The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 1,189 at the 2010 United States Census. Cripple Creek is a former gold mining camp located 44 miles (71 km) southwest of Colorado Springs near the base of Pikes Peak. The Cripple Creek Historic District, which received National Historic Landmark status in 1961, includes part or all of the city and the surrounding area. The city is now a part of the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Cripple Creek
4 based on 144 reviews
You can't go wrong with a 49 cent breakfast! I note one reviewer had an issue with not having "healthy" choices. The Home Cafe is not a place for picky eaters. They have good food. I had the short stack pancakes the first morning( from the 49 cent menu). Two very large pancakes came on the plate along the little tubs of margarine and a bottle of syrup. What more could you ask for? I did order a side of bacon. The pancakes were so filling, I couldn't eat them all. Husband had the omelette(not greasy) and said it was very good. We generally eat "healthy", but there is nothing wrong with the occasional old fashion breakfast once in a while. Besides, husband is a diabetic, eggs are his friend :-) The next day I had the French Toast. I noticed it was a brown color bread. I think it was a type of wheat. None the less, it was good. A nice change from oatmeal we have every morning. We also had lunch at the Home Cafe, twice. We ordered Chicken Philly Sandwiches both days because it was so good. The rolls were smaller than the usual over sized things that usually come with a Philly and they were soft. We also splurged even further, by ordering an apple cobbler with ice cream to share between the two of us. Could have used a bit more cobbler and a little less Ice Cream, but was still delicious. What I liked about this meal, we left full but not stuffed. The wait staff, in general was good. The first morning we had a young lady who was on top of everything. She was wonderful. Our lunch staff was not quite as attentive. We don't like hovering, but it's nice when you can get your beverage refilled without asking. I had a big issue with delivery of the prepared food. The wait staff had the maddening habit of gripping the plates with their thumbs laying on the plate, dangerously close to the food. I'm a germ-a-phobe and got shivers every time I saw this. I didn't see any hand washing after handling things that called for washing hands afterwards. There was one young man who wiped his nose with the back of his hand.
He did not leave to wash his hands. This was my only concern with Home Cafe and feel the management could better school them on the proper way to handle food. Otherwise, we would go back in a heart beat.
4.5 based on 57 reviews
We stopped by Cripple Creek Candy on a day-trip to see Aspen in autumn 2016. The owner was very friendly and helpful. The assortment of fudge and candies impressive. If you have a sweet tooth when you're in Cripple Creek, this is the place to visit!
4.5 based on 3 reviews
Small town with many casinos, a museum, visitor center and a train ride for children. A place where gold was big in the mid 1800's. One can read about the history of Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine at the visitor center, and she was the first lady who was in charge of the Mine and men didn't like it! After our walks, we had coffee and brownies at Prospector's Perk, and it was cheap! Medium size coffee was only 1.99 and one big slice of brownie was 2.99.
4 based on 239 reviews
We wandered in here while wandering around in Cripple Creek. The lady at our hotel made some recommendations and we walked around looking at them. This one filled the bill! Clean, quiet, smoke free and you didn't enter through a casino. The food was very good and the prices were very fair.
4.5 based on 83 reviews
Both my wife and I ordered the lobster tail for dinner, but received something so miniscule, it would have served as a small appetizer in any other restaurant. The accompanying baked potato and side vegetables were luke warm. After a few bites of lobster for $30 each, we departed in a much worse mood than when we arrived. Probably should stick with steak or something else here. Although it's not all bad. The cocktails were well made and inexpensive.
4 based on 67 reviews
We aren't locals, but that didn't stop is from going to Ralf's where we immediately were welcomed as if we were locals. After horrible experience at another local place in Cripple Creek and having to leave there due to an emergency, we decided to give Ralf's a try.
We had a great server named Lisa, and we had some of the best wood-fired pizza. Lisa was incredibly attentive and, while busy, she was friendly and was on the ball. We are so glad we went to Ralf's! Sadly our schedule prevented us from visiting the next day, but we plan on going again when in the area.
Note: there is a dining area in the front and more of a bar in the back.
4.5 based on 73 reviews
The Midland Depot located in the Historic Imperial Hotel, brings more than 100 years of history, renovated so everything is brand new in the kitchen - yet the experience in the restaurant brings back memories of days gone by.
We did not want to eat in a casino and this restaurant is one of the very few alternatives. I'm glad we found it because we had a very good meal there. We ate in the bar area which has the same menu options as the restaurant and has a very friendly barman and a nice atmosphere.
Our drinks were generously poured, the bread was warm and delicious, and our entrees and appetizer were quite good.
This is definitely the place to eat in Cripple Creek, especially if you do not want the casino vibe or cooking!
4 based on 73 reviews
Another restaurant in a casino in Cripple Creek. The food wasn't bad, the caso dip was very good, but the fajitas were awful. The margaritas were excellent. Prices were high for location in a casino. Would not go again but options are very limited in Cripple Creek.
4 based on 52 reviews
My wife and I ate dinner and breakfast here during our hotel stay. For dinner on Sunday evening, we both chose the Blackened Prime Rib dinner that was listed as the nightly special. The Prime Rib was cooked exactly how we wanted, the baked potato...MoreThank you so much for your review! I am so glad you had a great experience with our staff and enjoyed your food. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
3.5 based on 127 reviews
Pretty undistinguished casino food--there are almost no restaurants on the main drag that aren't attached to a low-stakes casino--but the fish-and-chips is worth a try. Quick and friendly service, because they want you to get back to the slots, so if you're looking for an...MoreThanks for the review Jim! If you'd like to give us some more detailed feedback, we value your opinion and would love the opportunity to change that 3 star into a 5 star worthy visit.
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