Enjoy breakfast or lunch while sitting under an umbrella on our picturesque patio located next to Soda Creek. The patio is a popular gathering place for locals and guests. The Creekside Café’s patio is located off Lincoln Avenue; a quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Steamboat’s main street. There is not a better way to start your day than with a wonderful breakfast on a patio surrounded by flowers, listening to Soda Creek bubbling away on a perfect bluebird morning in Steamboat.

Our incredible flower garden is maintained for your enjoyment by Tinker at Kinnikinnick.  Tinker is a longtime local with a great love for flowers.


The Creekside dining room offers an unparalleled charming atmosphere. The hand painted cloud ceiling with brick walls adorned with wild flowers make you feel like you are part of a perfect Colorado summer day even when it is snowing buckets outside. Huge picture windows will allow you to comfortably view winter or summer.  New this year are two large locally commissioned stained glass pieces.  These truly amazing glass works make a perfect dinning room even better.

History of Building

The Soda Creek building was built in 1920. It is on the state historical register and part of the Steamboat historical building walking tour. Carl Howelson, the father of ski flying and the namesake of Howelson Hill, is said to have laid the bricks for the building himself. The Soda Creek building was a Laundry, Montgomery Ward, bakery and even a night club before becoming the Creekside Café in 1999.

About the Art

The walls are adorned with local artist works.  The art changes every three months.  It is available to purchase.  The artist gets 100% of the revenue from the sale of their art at the Creekside.

Also around the Creekside you will notice three amazing stained glass pieces.  These were all made by local Olympian and Creekside regular Jorge Torjello.  The first one was to block the sun, the second to make the new bar look complete and the third so Kelly and the kids could see how it is done.    There are no photos here so you will have to come in to see these magnificent works are true artistry.