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Ajax Tavern

American Restaurant
685 E Durant Ave (S Spring St.), Aspen, CO 81611, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Located at the base of Aspen Mountain, the sun-drenched, mountainside patio is the idyllic place for lunch, apres ski and dinner —our restaurant comes to life at lunch and sizzles into the night year around.


Based on 129 votes

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  • Ranked #2 for American restaurants in Aspen
  • What you need to know
    Alejandro R.
    "Truffle fries and The fried Green tomatoes!"(12 Tips)
    BlackBook Magazine
    "Double Double” burger courtesy of the best après bar in town."(3 Tips)
    Ammad F.
    "The chicken liver pâté and the lamb ribs are insanely good."(2 Tips)
    annie p.
    "new kale salad, fried green tomatoes are where it's at, pat"(2 Tips)

From Ajax Tavern


Burger and Beer special for $17 - add truffle fries for $1 on your first check-in! Special available 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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  • truffle fries
  • burgers
  • apres
  • skiing
  • mac & cheese
  • chicken liver pate
  • outdoor seating
  • fried green tomatoes
  • lively
  • happy hour
  • good for groups
  • trendy
  • people watching
  • kale salad
  • good for a quick meal
  • fondue
  • cocktails
  • great value
  • mussels
  • oysters
  • Julie G.

    Good aspen scene . Food is awesome

    Julie Gordon · December 31, 2015
  • Andrew S.

    The burger really is that good. Also recommend the truffle fries!

    Andrew Sheppard · June 27, 2015
  • Louis B.

    Great place for early afternoon après ski before heading to the Sky Hotel

    Louis Baltimore · March 13, 2015

    Holla! Eating @ The Greatest Restaurant Around For Lunch.

    MEREDITH POLLOCK · March 9, 2015
  • Alejandro R.

    Truffle fries and The fried Green tomatoes! Delicious!!

    Alejandro Ramirez · February 27, 2015
  • Christian K.

    Truffle fries are the go-to item but don't overlook some of the small plates as an alternative.

    Christian Knapp · October 19, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Ajax Tavern as seen on Drinking Made Easy Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
  • annie p.

    new kale salad, fried green tomatoes are where it's at, pat

    annie pinks · May 24, 2014
  • annie p.

    Fondue Night each Wednesday!

    annie pinks · January 25, 2014
  • Michael F.

    The salmon entree is not to be missed.

    Michael Faas · December 23, 2013
  • Ammad F.

    The chicken liver pâté and the lamb ribs are insanely good. Chef Matt has done a great job with the menu.

    Ammad F · March 25, 2013
  • BlackBook Magazine

    The “Tavern” serves cocktails and après grub to fuel even the most frail skiing participants. Fill food cravings with a “Double Double” burger courtesy of the best après bar in town. Read more

    BlackBook Magazine · November 29, 2012
  • Andrew

    Grab a beer at the bar, or have a seat outside. The burger is amazing, and the service is good and fast. Try the onion soup or the seafood tower. Both amazing any time if year.

    Andrew · November 19, 2012
  • Spencer D.

    Decent food but extremely slow service. Saw our server in about 30 minute increments.

    Spencer Diner · September 29, 2012
  • Aspen Meadows Resort

    Always a top spot for people watching - have an apres-ski cocktail on the patio and relax. One must prepare for an Aspen night out!

    Aspen Meadows Resort · August 28, 2012
  • Meghan B.

    truffle fries are a must

    Meghan Brindley · August 18, 2012
  • Dove S.

    Given a menu and sat for 15 minutes while the people who came after us had their order taken. We left.

    Dove Shullo · July 9, 2012
  • Betsy G.

    Make sure your food is cooked. Chicken came out raw and they were not quick to remedy.

    Betsy Goldin · July 8, 2012
  • Food & Wine

    “It’s always fun to find out just how many famous faces I can spot at Ajax Tavern, eating a burger and a cone of truffle fries,” says Dana Cowin.

    Food & Wine · June 11, 2012
  • annie p.

    soft shell crab. ill never get anything ever again

    annie pinks · June 1, 2012
  • annie p.

    yo! the rabbit in the rabbit tagliatelle is from hippity hop farm. no lie.

    annie pinks · June 1, 2012
  • Thea L.

    Watch out for the margaritas - they are too fun.

    Thea Libæk · March 20, 2012
  • Carmen H.

    Try the greens & grains salad! The organic chicken is fabulous. :p

    Carmen Hughes · March 4, 2012
  • Aurelien P.

    ...nobody was waiting so we got sat straight away at a table for 4!? Bad & slow service - never again.

    Aurelien P. · February 20, 2012
  • Aurelien P.

    Very unprofessional staff notably the stupid Patsie! 15 tables available, my wife and I sat at a table for 2, she asked us to get up to put our name on the waiting list "you'll have to wait 25 min"...

    Aurelien P. · February 20, 2012
  • Joe S.

    Amazing truffle fries and Mac n cheese

    Joe Swartley · February 20, 2012
  • Niki C.

    I want my title back! I've been coming here since I was little, I want to be mayor again :'-(.

    Niki Connor · February 20, 2012
  • Nicki P.

    Just watched the best winterskol fireworks! Loving Aspen

    Nicki Page · January 15, 2012
  • Sally S.

    Fondue is awesome (both the cheese and the chocolate). And oysters are $2 between 3 and 6...

    Sally Spaulding · January 5, 2012
  • Branzino B.

    Chicken liver pâté is my jam

    Branzino Bandini · December 24, 2011
  • Jesika G.

    I love the adult apple cider, yum!

    Jesika Gunter · December 19, 2011
  • Meredith M.

    Try the dangerously good mac & cheese!

    Meredith McKee · October 31, 2011
  • Meredith M.

    If you belly up to the bar & Erik is your bartender, ask him about his work with Alpine Initiatives.

    Meredith McKee · October 31, 2011
  • Sally S.

    During the fall, try the small plates. 1 for $10, 2 for $18, 3 for $25 and 4 for $32.

    Sally Spaulding · October 14, 2011
  • Chris K.

    Truffle Fries and Mussels

    Chris Kantrowitz · September 25, 2011
  • Dave A.

    The outdoor patio provides for some of the best people watching in Aspen. Go have a drink and enjoy the sights.

    Dave Amirault · August 17, 2011
  • Pippin L.

    A lack of vegetarian options are made up with a top notch Mac and cheese, and Farro salad and views.

    Pippin Lee · July 7, 2011
  • Osh Stag V.

    Chicken fried rabbit. The creamed corn is tasty.

    Osh Stag Von Schlogan · June 27, 2011
  • DV G.

    Get a seat at the common table.

    DV Green🌀 · June 18, 2011
  • 2Plus2NYCReview

    Get the fries. you have to do it!! Check the rest of our trip on the our site Read more

    2Plus2NYCReview · April 9, 2011
  • Jason H.

    Double Cheeseburger. Tomato Soup. Truffle Fries. All stellar

    Jason Hirschhorn · March 27, 2011
  • Obermeyer

    Great happy hour!. Gotta have a locally raised beef burger.

    Obermeyer · February 17, 2011
  • Ash F.

    Mussels and truffle fries!

    Ash Fontana · January 26, 2011
  • Aspen Snowmass

    Try the hand cut truffle fries! Read more

    Aspen Snowmass · December 7, 2010
  • Allyson W.

    The truffle fries are amazing!

    Allyson Wilson · June 19, 2010
  • Perry G.

    Happy hour 3-6. Amazing food and drinks

    Perry Griffith · March 9, 2010
  • Bravo

    Ryan Hardy is the unsung hero of Colorado in my books. A chef and farmer, he has transformed this landmark tavern at the base of Aspen Mountain into a serious foodie destination. I am lucky enough to

    Bravo · January 28, 2010
  • eric m.

    Sit outside and order the Chicken Confit Club Sandwich

    eric mortensen · May 29, 2009