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Best Breckenridge Budget Restaurants and Dining Deals

There’s something deeply satisfying about finding a new favorite culinary stash spot that aligns with your bank account, especially in a ski town. Thankfully, Breckenridge is loaded with fantastic breakfast, lunch and happy hour deals. They just require a little hungry, budget-minded digging.

Breakfast

Daylight Doughnuts opens at 6 a.m., typically to a few diehards waiting outside ready to score quick home-cooked morning delights like the Tom MacMuffin ($5.95) and buttermilk biscuits and sausage gravy ($3.95 for a generous half order). Bring cash. They don’t take plastic.

Cuppa Joe is tucked upstairs on Ridge Street and serves beautiful lattes ($4) and made-to-order behemoth breakfast burritos ($8–$10) that require two hands to eat. Ask for a baby version for a sized-down deal or order the $5 chorizo or bean and egg burrito.

Cuppa Joe

Grab a cozy fireside couch spot at Cabin Coffee and sip your house-roasted, freshly brewed drip ($2.15) while savoring a hot ham and cheesy slider ($2.65), sausage biscuit ($2.95) or frosted cinnamon roll ($3.35). Across the street, join locals, families and laptop-ers at The Crown for a loungy atmosphere and $5 power toast with goat cheese, avocado and tomato and $1 BYO-mug coffees.

Conveniently located across from free skier parking on Airport Road in the Breckenridge Distillery parking lot, Coffee and Waves’ modest red trailer houses heady walk-up specialties that span maple bacon chipotle burritos ($5.75) to bulletproof ginger lattes ($4.25).

Lunch

Head downstairs at Clint’s Bakery and snag a homemade tuna or chicken salad sandwich for just $6.50. Over by City Market, you’ll find a steady lunch stream flowing into Soupz On for scratch-made stews, chili and soups sided with huge hunks of bread and cookies ringing in under $10.

The Hangar, another Airport Road jewel, offers personal signature pizzas ($10) loaded with everything from barbecue chicken, bacon and pineapple to kale pesto, roasted tomatoes, spinach and artichokes. Hit their 2 to 6 p.m. weekday happy hour for $7.99 cheesesteaks and beer specials.

The weekday lunch specials at Bangkok Happy Bowl start at just $9 and come in heaping helpings of authentic pad Thai, Thai laksa, green curry, cashew chicken and Bangkok beef.

Bangkok Happy Bowl

Happy Hour

BoLD

If you happen to be jumping off the slopes by Peak 9, the early happy hours at BoLD and Quandary Grille are must-hits. BoLD’s 2 to 5:30 p.m. buy-one-get-one cocktails and Mediterranean appetizers can easily feed a family or group of friends on the cheap. At Quandary, it’s après from 2 to 5 p.m. seven days a week featuring $7 appetizers (try the Southwest-inspired eggrolls), $3 drafts and house wines and $4 cocktails.

Park & Main boasts an impressive daily 2–4 p.m. happy hour of 2-for-1 specialty cocktails and half-priced bottles of wine, while Tiki Mana Island Grill brings Hawaii to Breckenridge with buy-one-get-one appetizers (try the tiki poke tower) and Mai Tai island cocktails 3–6 p.m. daily.

Mi Casa is famous for its daily 3–6 p.m. cantina happy hour with $5 taco baskets, $6 wing baskets sided with free chips and two kinds of salsa and $2 Mexican beers. On the other end of town, Northside Pizza is serving up $2 PBR drafts, .50 cent wings and 2-for-1 appetizers that include their delish Lincoln loops (mozzarella, oregano, basil and garlic twisted and baked in dough) and pickle chips.

Blue River Bistro

Late Night

For late-night cravings, Reddz Above the Blue is the place to go. The small walk-up stand near the corner of Park Ave. and Main St. dishes out a memorable gyro ($9) and meatball sub ($8) to after-hours crowds until 2:15 a.m.

The late-night happy hour at Giampietro Pizzeria 9–11 p.m. includes $3 Peroni on tap, deals on appetizers and $2.75 pizza slices. For a dim-lit, jazzy night-cap happy hour, visit Blue River Bistro 9 p.m. to midnight for buy-one-get-one appetizers and martinis in the bar. Tip: You can’t go wrong with the honey brie and a Breckenridge Sidecar.

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