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685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001 (Spring St)
+1 970-920-6334
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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spokane, washington
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was the perfect spot to have a drink and or a bite to eat right after skiing. Great outdoor patio for watching everyone else ski.

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Thank 1witchywoman
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The location is one of the best things of this place. The food was excellent as you can see in the pictures! The only thing we didn't like was that we had to wait almost 45 minutes, but we understood that because it was full.

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Thank Manuel D
Roswell, New Mexico
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perfect place to have lunch at the base of Aspen Ski Mountain. Truffle fries were a great starter. Burgers, chili and Brussels sprouts are all recommended. They have patio seating which made it a fun spot to watch skiers while you eat.

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Thank MrsBailey3030
Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it! Great family dinner. Just perfect! Son loved the cheeseburger. Staff accommodated a request without blinking an eye. We loved the shellfish for two. A fun evening in a relaxing and inviting spot! Absolutely recommend and will return. I don't think one could be disappointed.

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Thank Tripsforthree
Boulder, Colorado
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ajax Tavern is located next to the Silver Gondola on Ajax Mountain, at the base of the hill. It's a great place to people watch - the outdoor deck is fabulous on a sunny winter day. Food is very good - not great (hence the 4 stars). The menu has variety and the bar has something for everyone. It's an... More 

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Thank LP303
Kent UK
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been here before for lunch and dinner..always the atmosphere is good ..try for a booth if you are there in the evening ....service lively and good and wine list reasonably priced ..esp for Aspen Iceburg salad excellent with chicken..Sancerre perfect .. Fondue as a starter is good esp at Lunchtime.....seating at the bar is first come first serve. However... More 

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Thank Zipman
Mexico City
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love skiing down and have a drink with friends but very difficult to get a table. Service understandably not good as they obviously either have too many tables to serve or not enough staff! All be it the food is very decent and you can't go wrong with the drinks. Truffle fries are a firm favourite.

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Thank MPHV
Yorkeys Knob, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can manage to get a seat, definitely stop in for a drink after a hard day of skiing. Would highly recommend the Copper Connector - very refreshing spiced rum, cider & ginger beer. Unfortunately during our 7 day visit we only managed to get a table once in the afternoon. We did book dinner for our last night... More 

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Thank Sue T
Saudi Arabia
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved sitting having a crisp glass of wine at the end of the day in the sun. Great people watching. Food was good although a little cold by the time it got to you. Could do with a few more staff.

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Thank Onthemove2012
Sarah L, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Onthemove2012, I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed spending some time in the sun on our patio. It is a great place to be. I'm am sorry to hear that the temperature of your food was not to your liking. I hope the next time you visit us we will exceed your expectations. I look forward to... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High energy vibes with DJ and watching skiers come down off the runs. Plenty of outdoor seating but very popular and tends to fill up quickly after final run. Great menu. Love the oysters, pasta, French onion soup and burger. Good wine and cocktails. Definitely the place to hang for lunch and apres ski.

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Thank Terri W
Sarah L, General Manager at Ajax Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Terri W, Thank you for the wonderful review! Our outdoor patio is quite the popular spot to be for après ski, and can be very busy and fun! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us. I hope to welcome you back soon! Warm Regards, Sarah Longbottom General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 55 - US$ 65
Cuisine
American, Bar, Grill, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 685 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2001
    (Spring St)
  • Public Transportation: The bus stop is located one block from the restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-920-6334
Description
Say "apres ski" and most people picture something strikingly similar to Ajax Tavern - glamorous yet easy. Its sun-drenched, mountainside patio can be seen from halfway up the mountain - a simple target for lunch or cocktails. Arrive, and let the people-watching begin, there's no better seat in town. Located right next to the Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Tavern is the hub for casual fine dining in an unbeatable atmosphere. The Tavern comes to life at lunch, and the party rolls on well into the night. If you go no further on the menu, try the truffle fries and Ajax double cheeseburger - they earned their reputation.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?