Opening of four restaurants in Silverthorne, Dillon and Breckenridge

Legends Steaks & Seafood in Breckenridge reopened with a new menu after it closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic.
Legends Steaks & Seafood / Courtesy photo

Many new restaurants have opened or plan to open during the year. Dillon, Silverthorne and Breckenridge will all host new or reopened restaurants in the coming months. Here’s what you need to know about each.

Legendary steaks and seafood

What was once a steak and Italian restaurant has now reopened as a steak and seafood business after a year-and-a-half hiatus. Legendary steaks and seafood closed in March 2020 due to the pandemic, and due to its small dining room, owner Alan Bullock – who also owns Ollie’s Pub & Grub in Breckenridge – has decided to keep it closed.

“Hardly a day has gone by without someone asking me when I was going to reopen Legends and what my plan was for it,” Bullock said. “I had sort of had a point of self-reflection throughout the pandemic and wondering whether or not running multiple restaurants was in the cards for me after the pandemic. So I had the idea of ​​selling the restaurant or renting the restaurant to another party. But, honestly, it was the overwhelming feedback from people and the positivity that inspired me to reopen it for the winter season.

The restaurant officially reopened in December and now sports a new menu. Appetizers like poutine with ribs and mussels are new to the scene. New seafood dishes include a halibut fillet, which quickly became a favorite among customers, and a seafood tower that features king crab legs, lobster tail, shrimp, and oysters.

Bullock also kept a few favorites on the menu, like the 40-ounce Tomahawk Rib Eye which is served with half a pound of king crab legs, a lobster tail and two sides.

The restaurant is still at 215 S. Ridge St. in Breckenridge. For more information call the restaurant at 970-423-6531 or visit

Bistro Kúcu Tequila

The Kúcu Tequila Bistro, located inside the new Indigo Silverthorne hotel at 375 Blue River Parkway, is new to the Summit County food scene. The business, which is slated to open on Jan. 14, is started by seasoned restaurateur Tim Applegate who also owns Sauce on the Blue across the street.

The restaurant will offer Southwestern cuisine and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu will offer many variations using the “three sisters” of Southwestern cuisine: squash, sweet potatoes and black beans.

“Our food will be squash, sweet potatoes and beans and, of course, Hatch (green peppers), which are a big part of the Southwestern food,” Applegate said. “If you think of Sante Fe food, think of Kúcu.”

Menu items will include breakfast items like el gringo Tim, served with two eggs, a bison sausage, toast and sweet potato hash, and bison flank steak and eggs with hash. of sweet potatoes and a white corn tortilla. Appetizers will include bites like shrimp ceviche, fried buffalo cauliflower, and tequila-lime shrimp. The menu also lists tacos, burgers, and entrees like spit elk medallions and bone-in pork chop.

Prices for most menu items range from $ 6 to $ 42, although there is a tomahawk steak listed for $ 150.

The restaurant will also have a bar at the back similar to Sauce on the Blue, where there will be 56 bespoke steel boxes of different brands of tequila stored on tall shelves to which a library ladder is attached.

The restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. It is nestled on the first floor of the hotel and accommodates around 150 guests. For more information about the restaurant, call 970-468-5828 or visit

Snarf sandwiches

The Boulder-based Snarf sandwiches comes to Dillon. With over 20 sites spread across Colorado, Missouri, and Texas, Summit County will soon have its own stop at 765 W. Anemone Trail, Unit A.

According to company spokesperson Helen Wood, the store won’t open until late spring or early summer. Wood said the opening date depends on supply chain issues, which impact when the team puts their equipment, products and staff into service.

The store is moving to what once housed Denver Mattress near Christy Sports. Wood said the location is one of the main reasons the company is starting a business in the county.

“Summit County is a hot spot for locals and visitors,” Wood wrote in an email. “Our building has a prime location off (US Highway 6) with easy access for passers-by. We expect it to be busy all year round.

The boutique offers classic sandwiches like turkey and Swiss cheese or American ham and cheese as well as specialty sandwiches including prime rib, smoked brisket and eggplant parmesan. The menu also includes salads.

For more information about the store, visit

Panera bread

The opening of Panera Bread in Dillon has been in preparation since 2019 and has been delayed due to the pandemic. Robin Kelly, project coordinator for Manna Development, said construction to renovate the interior of the space will begin in March and that they are targeting an opening in June.

The new restaurant will be located at 257 Dillon Ridge Road, next to Noodles & Co.


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