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Ajax Tavern

American Restaurant
685 E Durant Ave (S Spring St.), Aspen, CO 81611, United States
Hours:
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–9:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

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.

8.7/10

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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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Aspen Snowmass

    Try the hand cut truffle fries! Read more

    Aspen Snowmass · December 7, 2010
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  • Obermeyer

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

    Obermeyer · February 17, 2011
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  • Meredith M.

    Try the dangerously good mac & cheese!

    Meredith McKee · October 31, 2011
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • eric m.

    Sit outside and order the Chicken Confit Club Sandwich

    eric mortensen · May 29, 2009
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  • Carmen H.

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

    Carmen Hughes · March 4, 2012
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  • 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
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  • DV G.

    Get a seat at the common table.

    DV Green🌀 · June 18, 2011
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  • Aspen Snowmass

    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.

    Aspen Snowmass · July 1, 2014
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  • annie p.

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

    annie pinks · May 24, 2014
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  • annie p.

    soft shell crab. ill never get anything ever again

    annie pinks · June 1, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Sally S.

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

    Sally Spaulding · January 5, 2012
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  • Branzino B.

    Chicken liver pâté is my jam

    Branzino Bandini · December 24, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Osh Stag V.

    Chicken fried rabbit. The creamed corn is tasty.

    Osh Stag Von Schlogan · June 27, 2011
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  • Allyson W.

    The truffle fries are amazing!

    Allyson Wilson · June 19, 2010
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  • Perry G.

    Happy hour 3-6. Amazing food and drinks

    Perry Griffith · March 9, 2010
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  • Louis B.

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

    Louis Baltimore · 2 weeks ago
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  • MEREDITH P.

    Holla! Eating @ The Greatest Restaurant Around For Lunch.

    MEREDITH POLLOCK · 3 weeks ago
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  • Alejandro R.

    Truffle fries and The fried Green tomatoes! Delicious!!

    Alejandro Ramirez · February 27
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  • 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
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  • TV Food Maps

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

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

    Fondue Night each Wednesday! http://www.ajaxtavernaspen.com/Whats-Happening

    annie pinks · January 25, 2014
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  • Michael F.

    The salmon entree is not to be missed.

    Michael Faas · December 23, 2013
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Spencer D.

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

    Spencer Diner · September 29, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Meghan B.

    truffle fries are a must

    Meghan Brindley · August 18, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Betsy G.

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

    Betsy Goldin · July 8, 2012
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  • annie p.

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

    annie pinks · June 1, 2012
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  • Thea L.

    Watch out for the margaritas - they are too fun.

    Thea Libæk · March 20, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Joe S.

    Amazing truffle fries and Mac n cheese

    Joe Swartley · February 20, 2012
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  • Nicki P.

    Just watched the best winterskol fireworks! Loving Aspen

    Nicki Page · January 15, 2012
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  • Jesika G.

    I love the adult apple cider, yum!

    Jesika Gunter · December 19, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Chris K.

    Truffle Fries and Mussels

    Chris Kantrowitz · September 25, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Jason H.

    Double Cheeseburger. Tomato Soup. Truffle Fries. All stellar

    Jason Hirschhorn · March 27, 2011
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  • Ash F.

    Mussels and truffle fries!

    Ash Fontana · January 26, 2011
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